After Leach was fired at the end of the 2009 season, Ruffin McNeill was named interim head coach for the Alamo Bowl. 38 after giving up 23 points a game. 2014-15: Boise State (Defensive Backs/Recruiting Coordinator), 2013: Arkansas State (Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator). Note: Luke Wells has experience coaching both in the Big 12 and in Texas high school football. 2017-18: Utah State (Offensive Coordinator/QBs), 2016: Oregon (Passing Game Coordinator/QBs), 2013-15: Washington State (Inside Receivers), 2011-12: Missouri (Asst. The Red Raiders won two conference championships in 1976 and 1994, under head coaches Steve Sloan and Spike Dykes respectively. The school's short-lived Matadors moniker was replaced officially in 1937 with "Red Raiders", the nickname the team has had ever since. Tim McGrath enters his first season as a quality control assistant on the Texas Tech staff where he works primarily with associate head coach Mark Tommerdahl and the Red Raiders’ special teams units. Randolph is a very experienced defensive line coach who knows what Patterson wants and will be working with an experienced and relatively deep group of defensive linemen. Note: In his one season at Utah State the Aggies improved almost 30 spots in the national rankings for points allowed in a game finishing No. 2018: Utah State (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties), 2017: Arizona State (Linebackers Coach/Defensive Special teams Coach), 2014-16: Arizona State (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), 2012-13: West Virginia (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), 2012: West Virginia (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), 2011: Pitt (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), 2006-10: Tulsa (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), 1992-93: Edmond Memorial High (Assistant Coach), Annual salary: $600,000 (three-year deal). Donta Thompson has the size and skill to be a standout but hasn't blossomed yet. We will update this story accordingly as they are confirmed. Texas Tech became a charter member in the South Division of the Big 12 Conference in 1996 when the Southwest Conference disbanded. Last week, Inside the Red Raiders took a comprehensive look at coordinators  David Yost and Keith Patterson, who were both formally introduced during Wells' press conference. Key special teams players expected to return: Adrian Frye and Ta'Zhawn Henry are options as returners.

Key players expected to return: Da'Leon Ward, Ta'Zhawn Henry, SaRodorick Thompson, 2015: Washington State (Offensive quality control), 2013-14: Boise State (Offensive graduate assistant). Tommy Tuberville coached the Red Raiders from 2010 to 2012, resigning after the … Note: Word is Dave Scholz was in the weight room up at Texas Tech's Football Training Facility shortly after arriving in Lubbock. Texas Tech replaced its entire football coaching staff following a 5-7 season--Texas Tech's third consecutive losing season and fourth in five years. Key players expected to return: Jack Anderson, Terence Steele, Travis Bruffy, Madison Akamanonu, Dawson Deaton, Bailey Smith, 2015: Arizona State (Associate AD for Champions of Life), 2012-14: Arizona State (Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line), 2011: Pittsburgh (Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line), 2007-2010: Tulsa (Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line), Additional experience: Illinois State, Valdosta State and Tennessee-Martin (alma-mater). CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. known for his work as a quarterbacks coach with past standout signal callers such as Brad Stewart, Utah State (Defensive Coordinator/Safeties), (Linebackers Coach/Defensive Special teams Coach), Arizona State (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), West Virginia (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), West Virginia (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), Tulsa (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers). Annual salary: $400,000 (three-year deal). Note: Steve Farmer inherits a veteran offensive line which was ravaged by injuries and plagued by inconsistent play all season in 2018. We're going to get loud, rowdy and pack that place.". Note: Special teams coach Mark Tommerdahl also holds the title of associate head coach and will help coach offensive linemen. Coaching staff. No word on Jett Duffey either way. McGrath arrives in Lubbock following five seasons in various roles at Georgia Tech and then one year as a special teams intern at UMass. Texas Tech (then known as Texas Technological College) was known as the "Matadors" from 1925 to 1936, a name suggested by the wife of Ewing Y. Freeland, the first football coach, to reflect the influence of the Spanish Renaissance architecture on campus. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. November 29, 2018. Note:  This hiring marks the fourth time Randolph has worked with Texas Tech defensive coordinator Keith Patterson as the pair were on staff together previously at Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Arizona State. trength, Nutrition and Conditioning Assistant), ssistant Strength and Conditioning Coach), Slot to Texas Tech Red Raiders Newsletter, Anonymous Coaches Dish on Matt Wells Hire, Matt Wells Introduced as Texas Tech Football Coach, Matt Wells and Chris Beard: The Similarities. With a little luck on the injury front and a boost by a scheme change this could be a greatly improved unit next season. Reed Bowman served as the backup punter last season. In order for Wells' vision to come to fruition he must first put together a staff and he's already completed the bulk of the work in that regard by bringing most of his assistants, including all of them on offense, with him from Utah State. The following is a list of the new assistant coaches on the staff, their salaries, their pedigrees, the positions they will be coaching and what players are expected to return at their respective position groups. This hiring marks the fourth time Randolph has worked with Texas Tech defensive coordinator Keith Patterson as the pair were on staff together previously at Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Arizona State. Key players (QBs) expected to return: Alan Bowman and McLane Carter have confirmed they will both return.