Wayne Chambers brings a history of success to his first full-time coaching assignment, as the Kansas City, Mo., native will coach outside linebackers for the Bears.
Chambers was a three-year performer (2002-04) at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops, where he made the transition into coaching. After spending 2007 as a defensive quality control and administrative assistant, Chambers served as a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma in 2008 and 2009 under Stoops, working primarily with defensive backs and the offensive scout team, in addition to assisting with recruiting. The Sooners were a combined 20-7 in those two seasons with an appearance in the BCS Championship game in January 2009 and Sun Bowl appearance last season.
While on the Sooners staff, he helped mentor future NFL players Clint Ingram, Curtis Lofton, Nic Harris and Lendy Holmes.
He also helped OU to a 36-5 record, two Big 12 titles and two BCS National Championship appearances in three seasons as a player. From 2002-03, he collected 50 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble caused. He notched a career-high 12 tackles against Missouri and 10 against UCLA. Chambers was considered one of the top 15 inside linebackers in the nation out of high school.
After missing the 2004 season with an injury, Chambers completed his undergraduate years working as a student assistant coach and helping with linebackers and the special teams.
He leaves Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's in human resources.