Lincoln Riley has traded in his Stetson for a surfboard! The former Oklahoma football coach — now coldly referred to by many seemingly cast-aside fans as “TBOW,” or “That B—- Out West” — has officially decamped the Sooner State for the Golden State, having recently assumed the helm as the newest head football coach for the USC Trojans.
Riley, 38, led the Sooners for five seasons, from 2017-2021. During his tenure, the Texas native snagged four Big 12 titles and three appearances in the College Football Playoffs, and was named “Big 12 Coach of the Year” in 2018.
Now he’s not only switching up conferences, moving to the Pac-12, but Riley is also in the process of selling not one but two Oklahoma houses; and he’s already used some of the funds from what’s been widely reported as a hefty $110 million contract to scoop up a snazzy West Coast outpost south of Los Angeles, along the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Property records show Riley — projected to be the highest-paid college football coach of the 2022 season, topping Alabama’s Nick Saban — doled out nearly $17.2 million for his newly acquired mansion, knocking a notable $2.4 million off the original $19.5 million asking price. Regarding his two former homes in the college town of Norman, Okla., one has already been sold and another is currently listed for just under $2 million.
As for the coach’s new L.A.-area home, the historic Spanish Revival-style residence is known as the “Roessler Estate,” and was the onetime home of Fred Roessler, the first mayor of Palos Verdes Estates. Built in the 1920s for Donald Lawyer, sales manager of the Palos Verdes Project, the original John Byers-designed property underwent an extensive reconstruction and expansion over three years, from 2003-2006, by its most recent owners, businessman Jose Colloza and his wife Brigitte, who worked with architect George Shaw of Edward Carson Beall & Associates to retain its classic style while incorporating modern luxuries.