A former Texas Tech football quarterback has been named as the director of the Double T Varsity Club.

Formerly the Double T Association, the newly renamed letterman’s association now moves under the leadership of the Tech athletics department. Former Tech player Rodney Allison has been selected to serve as director of the group.

The Double T Varsity Club will coordinate efforts to serve former student-athletes through reunion programs and activities while maintaining a lifelong relationship with Texas Tech.

“This full time position will allow us to move forward with new and strengthened initiatives to better engage our lettermen,” said Kirby Hocutt, Tech director of athletics. “Rodney Allison is a very proud Red Raider and will do a tremendous job helping us grow and develop the Double T Varsity Club.”

Allison served as a quarterback for the Red Raiders from 1974 through 1977, and later served as an assistant football coach. He was named most valuable player of the Southwest Conference in 1976 and MVP of the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl later than season.

Following his playing career, Allison moved into collegiate coaching at Tech, Duke, Southern Mississippi, Auburn, and Clemson as assistant coach. He was named as head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where Allison coached six seasons.

The Board of Directors for the Double T Varsity Club are Crystal Boles as president, Toby Cecil as president-elect, Tracy Clark as vice president, Larry Anderson as secretary-treasurer, Gib Weaver as a past president, and Kirby Hocutt.