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Norman North Football Coaches


BRENT BARNES - Head Football Coach 

Coach Barnes is entering his third season as the Head Coach at Norman North and 16th overall.   Before being promoted to Head Coach, he served as the Offensive Coordinator/QB coach at Norman North.  During that time the T-Wolves have won three District Championships and finished as the state runner-up in 2012 and 2016.  North had the best season in school history in 2016 going 12-1 with the only loss coming in the State Championship game to Tulsa Union.  The offense set school records in 2016 for Points per game (52), Total yards per game (540), and Passing yards per game (369).  Norman North has had the #1 passing offense in the highest classification for the past five seasons with five different quarterbacks, including two All-State quarterbacks and two All-American quarterbacks.  Before coming to Norman North, Coach Barnes served as an assistant at Tulsa Union for 3 seasons, all of which resulted in 6A State Championships.  His wife Liz is a counselor at Norman North.  They have two sons, Cooper (6) and Cal (2).

 Varsity Football Coaches

Lance Tignor - Asst Head Football Coach/Offense Line 

Family: Dusti (wife), Gunnar (17), Sam (14), Landri (9), and Alice (4)

Position: Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line

Years in Coaching: 19 years

Years at NN: 5 years

Hometown: Joplin, MO

High School: Joplin High (Class of 1992)

College(s): Oklahoma Baptist University (Class of 1997)

Previous Coaching: Moore Central JR High (’97-’99)
                                        Tulsa Union High (’00-’10)

Accomplishments:  Coached in nine 6A State Championships while winning six of them.

Lance Tignor - Asst Head Football Coach/Offense Line 

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Colin Roberts - Strength/Conditioning  Coordinator

Family: Stephanie (wife), Caleb (son,6 months)

Position: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Years in Coaching: 13 years

Years at NN: 6 years

Hometown: Chelsea, Ok

High School: Chelsea High School

College(s): Missouri Southern State University,   Northeastern State University 

Previous Coaching: Keys High School, University of Tulsa (strength and conditioning GA)

Accomplishments: 2012 State Runner Up, 2012&2013 District Champions 



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Ty Gower - Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 

Family: Natalie(wife)

Position: Defensive Coordinator / Secondary

Years in Coaching: 7 years

Years at NN: 1 years

Hometown: Ada, OK

High School: Ada High School

College(s): East Central University - Bachelors; Henderson State - Masters

Previous Coaching: Henderson State University, Broken Arrow High School, Tuttle High School, Westmoore High School


Jeremy Walker - Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers

Family: Courtland (son) age 10 & Craig (son) age 15, who is a member of the football team
Position: Inside Linebackers & Special Teams Coordinator

Years in Coaching: 20 years

Years at NN: 11 years

Hometown: Midwest City, OK

High School: Midwest City High School

College(s): University of Oklahoma

Previous Coaching: Irving Middle School (2 years) Longfellow Middle School (8 years)

Accomplishments: State Runner Up, 2012; 3 District Championships; Coached 2 All-State Linebackers Since 2010; 6 linebackers have signed college scholarships


Bill Dalke - Outside Linebackers

Family: Wife- Kay, Children- Kristi, Brian, Jacquelyn, Kathleen, Tommy, Angela, Brad

Position: Outside Linebackers

Years in Coaching: 30

Years at NN: 1

Hometown: Hobart, OK

High School: Hobart HS

College(s): University of Oklahoma (played football)

Previous Coaching: Iowa St. University, Altus, Fox, Yukon, Burkburnett TX, Ennis TX, Frisco Centennial TX, Hobart

Accomplishments: Starter on 1975 National Championship team at OU,  Head Coaching record of 140-83, State Runner-up at Yukon in 1997


David Richardson - Wide Receivers

Family: Jennifer(wife), Taryn(daughter), Aidan(son), Aaron(son), Joie(daughter)

Position: Wide Receivers

Years in Coaching: 15

Years at NN: 1

Hometown: Pleasantville, NJ

High School: Absegami High School

College(s): Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY;   West Virginia University

Previous Coaching: Virginia - Atlantic City High School, Absegami High School, Northumberland County High School, Orange County High School

Accomplishments: All State and All South Jersey Wide Receiver in NJ as a High School Senior.  1,000 point scorer in Basketball with All South Jersey Honors. Graduate of West Virginia University with a BA in Special Education, Member of WVU football team as a 2 year starting WR and Special Teams. Currently working in law Enforcement as a Criminal Investigator.


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Sam Powers - Defensive Backs

Family: Tarra Ward (girlfriend), Kamden Powers (son

Position: TE/RB            

Years in Coaching: 4 years

Years at NN: 1 year

Hometown: Escondido, California

High School: Elmore City - Pernell

College(s):  University of Central Oklahoma, East Central University

Previous Coaching: Frederick, Velma-Alma

Accomplishments:  All State QB in 2008, Played football at the University of Central Oklahoma WR/Specialty, and Baseball 1 year at UCO - Centerfield

 Freshman football coaches


Steven Thomas - Head Freshman Coach



Kevin Garrett - Assistant Coach 



Chris Yohn - Assistant Coach 



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William Redman- Assistant Coach 


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