A new assistant coach will be joining the Texas Tech basketball team.

Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie has announced the hiring of Jeremy Cox, who spent the last season at the University of Nebraska.

Cox has coached for 21 years, including 10 as an NCAA Division I assistant and eight as a junior college head coach.

He served under Gillispie as an assistant coach at Texas A&M in 2006-2007, where he helped lead the Aggies to a spot in the Sweet 16 and a school-best final ranking of ninth in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls.

Cox got his undergraduate degree at Mesa State College in Colorado in 1991 and his Masters in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1999.

“I am extremely excited to be back with coach in a situation that has so much potential,” said Cox.

“We have known each other for a long time, and have a level of comfort with each other,” Gillispie said. “We look forward to the impact that he can make with our basketball program.”