My name is Ty Darlington and I am a former student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma. After the conclusion of my football career, I spent a year working in Student-Athlete Development at OU as an Administrative Fellow for the Student-Athlete Experience. Additionally, I made appearances for Sooner Sports TV as an analyst, and I contributed on the radio through several stations, most regularly 107.7 The Franchise. During my time on the OU football team (2012-2015), I was apart of two conference titles and an appearance in the semifinal game of the College Football Playoff. In August of 2017, I made my debut in the coaching world. I now am a member of the Sooners coaching staff as an Offensive Quality Control specialist. I officially assist with quarterbacks and receivers, though I often find myself gravitating back to my roots on the offensive line. Off the field, I am assigned to the GrowU player development program, where I seek to help our players discover their identity away from the playing field.
Away from my work responsibilities, I am passionate about my relationship with Jesus Christ, my family, and serving others. I hail from Apopka, FL, and am the oldest of seven children, all of which have been raised by my two incredible parents. My girlfriend is way more athletic than I am, and I couldn’t be more proud of that fact. I have served in various roles as a representative of the OU football team, the University of Oklahoma, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the Big 12 Conference. Those are my affiliations, but I won’t list my personal accolades or accomplishments here. The purpose of this blog is to provide a transparent view into the mind of a student-athlete that saw a little bit of everything, and now a coach who is experiencing many of the same things from a different perspective I hope you enjoy my personal opinions, and I would love to hear back from you!