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Texas Tech Athletics Announces Extension of Kingsbury’s and Other Head Coaches’ Contract

Rob Brennan, 1340TheFan.com

Texas Tech University announced that head football coach Kliff Kingsbury has been awarded an extension of his contract with the university’s football team through 2020.

The announcement comes on the heels of another major announcement for Texas Tech Athletics – The Campaign for Fearless Champions. The campaign will impact all of Tech’s athletics with emphasis on the football program. Additions are to include a new south end zone stadium building and renovations to the football training facility.

“There has never been a more exciting time within our football program than now,” Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics, said. “I am very proud of the program Coach Kingsbury is building and I know our fans are as well. We can’t wait to kick off the season tomorrow night at Jones AT&T Stadium and are looking forward to a bright future.”

Along with Kingsbury, many other Red Raider coaches received contract extensions including head baseball coach Tim Tadlock and head track and field coach Wes Kittley. Tadlock led the Red Raiders to their first College World Series in 2014 during his second year with Tech and has signed an extension through 2019.

“My family and our coaching staff appreciate the support and commitment from Kirby, our athletics department administration, President Nellis, Chancellor Duncan and the Board of Regents,” Tadlock said. “We are very excited about the future of Texas Tech Baseball.”

Originally Kingsbury’s contract was to last through 2017, but will now stay through at least 2020. One stipulation of the new contract states that Kingsbury will receive a salary raise in 2015 to $3.1 million.

“This is where I want to be and I couldn’t be happier,” Kingsbury said. “I can’t wait to take this thing to the next level.”

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