|MacKay, right, with Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso & associate|
head coach Melyssa Lombardi in 2013.
MacKay's OU offense set six all-time program offensive records during his tenure, including batting average; on-base percentage; and home runs.
The Sooners reached the postseason in every season MacKay was on staff, including five Big 12 titles and a national championship in 2013.
Widely considered a candidate for a head coaching position this off-season, MacKay instead moves to a lower rung on the ladder, but one that will allow him more time spent with family, as he noted in the official press release.
Despite the advantages of such a position, don't expect MacKay's name to drop off any future head coach watch-lists. He is still a worthwhile candidate.
MacKay's departure leaves the Sooners with a hole in their staff for the first time since his arrival. This position should bring the attractiveness that Florida's now-filled assistant's position did, and you can expect a top-tier candidate to fill it.