Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt announced Tuesday night that Sonny Cumbie will return to his duties as interim head coach for the Red Raiders’ upcoming bowl game. Cumbie was named the new head coach at Louisiana Tech earlier this evening.
Josh Bookbinder has been named the Red Raiders’ secondary coach, while Kenny Perry will serve as associate head coach and special teams coordinator. The list of new hires also includes Quintin Jordan, who will return to his alma mater as Director of Football Operations.
Dave Martin arrives in Lubbock as one of the top high school coaches in his native state of Oklahoma as he was an impressive 138-38 over 14 seasons as the athletic director and head football coach at Jones High School in the Oklahoma City area.
Senior athletes, band, and spirit members will be recognized before the start of the game. Another familiar face who is on to greener pastures is Fearless, retiring after ten years of bringing the spirit to Tech.
Vivian Gray returned to the court for the Red Raiders for the first time this season, after missing the first two games with an injury. Gray finished with a team-high 16 points, including a layup that tied the game at 62 and sent it to overtime.
The Big 12 issued an official statement on Wednesday, saying Jensen and Harris’ comments “were contrary to expected levels of respect and professionalism” and they have been removed from announcing the Tech game on Saturday.
According to a release from Texas Tech University, Shannon has been cleared to play immediately and will be with the Red Raiders this weekend for their game against Incarnate Word in South Padre Island.
Spur won their first district title since 1994 this year and finished the regular season with back-to-back 100-point games. They scored 104 against Knox City and their secured the crown with a 100-point performance against Paducah.