Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of its current players. When considering an in-season coaching change, they are not always one and the same.
Joey McGuire got more than 1,500 texts after being named head coach at Texas Tech.
Most of those congratulatory messages were from high school coaches in the Lone Star State, an early indication that athletic director Kirby Hocutt found what he was looking for in a new coach.
Texas Tech named Baylor assistant and longtime Texas high school coach Joey McGuire as its next head coach on Monday, though he won't take the job until the end of the season.
McGuire will be formally introduced Tuesday on the Lubbock campus.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech never made the Top 25 in two-plus seasons under Matt Wells, and hasn't been higher than 24th since predecessor Kliff Kingsbury's splashy debut eight years ago.
Athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who hired and fired them both, again is looking for a coach to get the program where he thinks it should be.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is promoting top assistant and school alumnus Mark Adams to replace Chris Beard as head coach.
Kirby Hocutt, Tech's athletic director, sent a tweet Monday night with a picture of him with Adams that read: “Red Raider Nation — your Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Mark Adams.”
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas snatched Chris Beard away from Big 12 rival Texas Tech to revive a men's basketball program starved for postseason success.
By bolting to Austin, its seems Beard left some rough feelings out on the high plains of the Lone Star State.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Though they would never admit it, Texas Tech coach Matt Wells and Iowa State's Matt Campbell might spend a moment thinking about Baylor when their teams meet Saturday.
For Wells, the memory is too fresh of a play that wasn't ruled a fumble by the Bears in overtime in the Red Raiders' loss in Waco last weekend.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has given athletic director Kirby Hocutt a two-year contract extension into late 2027 that includes annual raises.
The deal announced Monday for Hocutt, who has been Texas Tech's AD since 2011, goes until Aug.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game.
Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million annually through the 2024-25 season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech's season was slipping away and with it perhaps coach Kliff Kingsbury's job.
The Red Raiders were trailing 23-13 in the fourth quarter when senior quarterback Nic Shimonek, benched for the last game of the regular season, walked over to his coach.
NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of games played during week two of the season had a major effect on the first College Football Playoff rankings.
Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson were the top four teams in the selection committee's initial top 25 released Tuesday night.