Football club names new head coach


After a successful inaugural season last year, the Oakland University Football Club is looking for continued success with a new coaching staff.

The football club leaders held a press conference at the Oakland Center Thursday, May 1 to introduce the media and sponsors to their new coaching staff. President David Brosky, Advisor Nic Bongers and new head coach, Chris Pickney, all made short statements about past success and the future goals of the club.

Pickney takes over the head coach responsibilities after the club went through three different coaches last season. Even though numerous power changes occurred over the course of the club’s short existence, Pickney is still impressed at how organized this team is.

“First thing I noticed, when I came for an interview, was these guys were well put together. They impressed me with that,” Pickney said.

President Brosky said that the club faces challenges since it is student ran and operated, but it’s something he also thinks is a good thing.

“It is really cool because it is something we can hold in our hearts that we are operating this club,” he said. “It is just really exciting because we get to make the decisions and it is kind of up to us as players to see what we want to happen.”

The club is looking for sponsors for the upcoming season and is participating in numerous fundraisers and community events to help raise money. One of the ways people can help donate to the club is by going to the Fundrazr website and searching for Oakland University Football Club.

The club is also holding its first annual golf outing Saturday, June 8 at Hartland Glen Golf Course. All profits will go to the club and Brooks Charities.

Fans can remain up to date on OU Football Club news by visiting their new website,, and their Facebook page,

The new website features up to date information, videos and ways to get involved with the club. The Facebook page already has over 2,700 likes and features updates and the latest pictures from the club.