After winning four straight Big 12 Conference football championships and making three appearances in the College Football Playoff, Oklahoma football head coach Lincoln Riley announced he is leaving to take up the vacancy at USC for the 2022 season. Word has it, the highly regarded coach, who served at the University of Oklahoma for five seasons from 2017 to 2021, will be departing for California along with his wife, Caitlin Buckley. That made us want to find out who Caitlin Buckley is.
So, this Caitlin Buckley Bio is just that, and a put-together of her age, job, life as Lincoln Riley’s wife-related stories, and more.
Meet Caitlin Buckley, Lincoln Riley Wife
So, Caitlin Buckley caught attention as the first lady of Oklahoma’s football program ever since her husband Lincoln Riley was named head coach on 7 June 2021.
Even Oklahoma’s quarterback Baker Mayfield was heard saying — “She’s the mom of the team. How she handles herself with her kids shows enough to us. They are so big on family and it’s a great mindset to have, especially for a program like this. You have to take care of your family first. Yeah, it’s a little bit of a bigger family to have, but it’s a great mindset to have.”
Now let us tell you, Caitlin has been married since 14 July 2007. While she has been together with Lincoln even for a longer time as they began dating in high school. Lincoln attended Muleshoe High School in west Texas and Caitlin’s home was in Dimmit, about a 45-minute drive. She attended his school’s rival school, Dimmit High School.
So, from their first date of dinner at Olive Garden and a first movie date with Sweet Home Alabama (probably around 2002) football played a big role in their coming together and staying together. Because Caitlin grew up a football fan and a sports nut and her grandfather was a successful basketball coach. She played basketball in high school and also ran track and cross country.
Fast forward to today, they also share two beautiful daughters, Sloan and Stella Riley.
Sloan, being their first child, was born in December 2012. Then, her younger sister, Stella arrived just before their dad took up the head coach position at Oklahoma in 2016.
Owing to football coaches’ nomadic lives, the Rileys have called Lubbock (seven years), Greenville, North Carolina (five), and Norman (three) home before landing in Norman, Oklahoma in 2021. In Oklahoma, Lincoln’s now-university is also reported to be buying a $6 million home for the family.
So you know, the Riley couple tied the knot at the First Methodist Church in Marble Falls and flew to Maui, Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Caitlin Buckley Age
Now, in this part, let us tell you a fascinating fact. Both Caitlin Buckley and her husband Lincoln Riley were born on the same day on 5 September 1983. Thus as of Dec 2021, both were 38 years old.
Caitlin Buckley Job
Other than being a surrogate mom for 100-plus football players, now in Oklahoma University, Caitlin Buckley is a homemaker. And her husband has made sure she knows how thankful he is for creating a home for him and their kids. “She’s the rock of our family. So much has been put on her. She’s kind of been there with me from the start. She’s done an incredible job of raising our two girls. Just creating a home for us … I really can’t imagine doing that without her.”
At some point when in Texas Tech, she was assistant coach Dana Holgorsen’s nanny. “She took care of my kids for three years. I knew she was going to be a great mom. My kids were in their wedding,” Dana, now the West Virginia head coach, said.
Also back in her youth and school days, Caitlin was a keen soccer player. Afterward, she chose to study at Texas Tech University.
Is Caitlin Buckley On Instagram?
Yes. Caitlin Buckley is on Instagram. However, her account @caitbriley could not be accessed for the public’s peeking until 1 December 2021.
Otherwise, Caitlin also could be sent a friend request on her ‘Caitlin Buckley Riley’ Facebook that appeared just as much private to us people.
Where Was Caitlin Buckley Born?
Caitlin Buckley was born and bred in her hometown of Dimmitt county, located in the U.S. state of Texas.
What Do We Know About Caitlin Buckley’s Family?
Caitlin, with the maiden name Caitlin Elyse Buckley, is the daughter of Beth and Darrell Buckley.
More people whom we know in Caitlin’s family are her father-in-law Mike Riley, a lifelong Muleshoe resident, and her brother-in-law, Garrett Riley, who was still young when he played as a quarterback back when the Muleshoe (Texas) won the 2008 Class 2A Division I state championship.
How Tall Is Caitlin Buckley?
Beautiful and seemingly natural blonde Caitlin Buckley stands below 5’7” tall.
How Much Is Caitlin Buckley Net Worth?
While Caitlin Buckley’s alone net worth waited to make it to the news, we collected, that her husband earned around $7.5 million per year for his head coach position at Oklahoma University (as of early December 2021).
It is said, Lincoln was tipped to be set for a $110 million contract for his work at USC.