Lincoln Riley | Bio, Age, Football, Net Worth(2020), Height, Wife |

Facts of Lincoln Riley

Full Name: Lincoln Riley
Age: 40 years 2 months
Birth Date: September 05,1983
Horoscope: Virgo
Lucky Number: 8
Lucky Stone: Sapphire
Lucky Color: Green
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Capricorn
Birth Place: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Father's Name: Mike Riley
Mother's Name: Marilyn Riley
Marital Status: Married
Gender: male
Husband / Wife Name: Caitlin Buckley
Profession: Fooball coach
Education: Muleshoe High School
Salary: $4.8M
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Blue
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Who is Lincoln Riley?

Lincoln Riley is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach at the University of Oklahoma.

What is Lincoln Riley Famous For?

  • Are an American football coach and former player
  • Head coach of the University of Oklahoma

Lincoln Riley: Age, Bio, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

Lincoln Riley was born Lincoln Michael Riley on September 5, 1983, in Lubbock, Texas, United States. He is 37 years old as of 2020. Riley is the son of Mike Riley and Marilyn Riley.

His parents reside in Muleshoe where his father has run a cotton warehouse for many years. Riley has a younger brother named Garret who is also in the football business. Lincoln holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown.


He went to Muleshoe High School, West Texas where he started his secondary school profession as a protective end and would later change to quarterback during his lesser and senior seasons.

After secondary school, Lincoln Riley started his school vocation at Texas Tech University as a stroll on, playing the QB position behind future Texas Tech mentor Kliff Kingsbury, who was a senior starter at the time, and B. J. Symons who was the then back-up.

Did You Know?

  • How old is Lincoln Riley?- He is 37 years old as of 2020.
  • Is Lincoln Riley active on Instagram?- He has around 62k followers on Instagram. 
  • Is Lincoln Riley married?- He is married to Caitlin Buckley.

All About Lincoln Riley’s Career

He ran track at Muleshoe High School in Muleshoe, a town in West Texas. Riley began his high school career at defensive end and made the move to quarterback for his junior and senior seasons.

He played quarterback at Texas Tech University as a walk-on in 2002, behind senior starter and future Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and back-up B. J. Symons.

After a year, Riley became a student assistant to Mike Leach, gradually progressing to graduate assistant and then to receivers coach. Following his departure from Texas Tech after the firing of Leach, Riley went on to serve five seasons as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University under Ruffin McNeill.

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Caption: Lincoln Riley (Source: SI)

On January 12, 2015, Lincoln was hired by Bob Stoops to be the Oklahoma Sooners’ offensive coordinator. In his first season at Oklahoma, he led the Sooners to the 7th ranked offense in the country and to the College Football Playoff. Riley also won the Broyles Award, awarded the nation’s top assistant coach.

On June 7, 2017, Bob Stoops retired as head coach and Riley was named his successor. In the 2017 season, Lincoln Riley, anchored by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, led his team to the Big 12 conference championship, #2 in the CFP rankings, and a berth in one of the CFP semifinal games at the Rose Bowl. Oklahoma went on to lose the 2018 Rose Bowl to Georgia in double overtime 54–48.


  • In 2015, he was awarded the Broyles Award.
  • Lincoln received the Big 12 Coach of the Year Award in 2018.
  • In 2018, he also received the AP Big 12 Coach of the Year Award.

Lincoln Riley: Net Worth (2022)

Oklahoma coach Riley earns a salary of $4.8 million. In June 2018, he signed a contract extension with the team that will keep him with the club until the end of 2023, the contract came with a $1.7 million raise which increased his annual salary to $4.8 million in its first year with a $100,000 increase every 12 months, thus, bringing his annual pay to an average of about $5 million per year.

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Caption: Lincoln Riley (Source: Sooners Wire)

Is Lincoln Riley married? Wife, Children, Marriage

Lincoln Riley is married to Caitlin Buckley. The couple began dating in 2002 during Lincoln’s first year at Texas Tech, and Caitlin was a senior at Dimmit at the time. Caitlin graduated in 2006 and they tied the knot the following year.

Lincoln and his wife Caitlin have two daughters, Sloane Riley born in December 2012, and their second daughter Stella born in 2016.

Lincoln Riley: Height, Weight, Eye Color

He has auburn hair and blue eyes but his height, weight, etc. are unknown.

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CaptionLLincoln Riley (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Is Lincoln Riley active on social media?

He has 65K followers on Twitter, 62k on Instagram, 7.9k views on YouTube, and his Lincoln Riley Army Public Group on Facebook has 21, 134 members.


  • He currently drives a red 2017 Toyota 4Runner; his first car was actually a truck – a 1999 Chevy pickup.
  • According to Caitlin, Lincoln’s favorite foods are fajitas and wings and any other thing cooked on a grill.
  • The Sooners coach is a music lover and doesn’t really have preferences, he listens to different genres.