The Texas Tech Red Raiders have locked up head coach Chris Beard through the 2024-2025 season with a six-year deal worth over 4.5 million dollars per year. The decision came after the Red Raider head coach led the team to the 2019 National Championship game that they lost to the Virginia Cavaliers.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) April 29, 2019
The Texas Tech head coach had the following to say about the extension. “Thank you to President Schovanec, Kirby Hocutt, Tony Hernandez, Chancellor Mitchell and the Board of Regents for making this strong commitment to both me and our men’s basketball program, thank you to our players and staff, both former and current, for your commitment to winning. Special thanks to our fans and our students for your incredible support and passion. Together we have accomplished some great things in the past three years but we are not satisfied and will continue working tirelessly to build one of the best college basketball programs in the nation.”
The team has a lot to look forward to after an appearance in the national title game. The head coach has a talented recruiting class coming in next year and has gained national attention with their level of play. He has been with the Red Raiders for three years and has improved the team each year.
Chris Beard is 76-31 with the Red Raiders and has made the NCAA Tournament the previous two years in Lubbock, Texas. He has coached the team to an Elite Eight appearance and to a season that saw them lose the 2019 National Championship game. The team is competing hard in the Tournament and has produced solid NBA talent. The Red Raiders will continue to be a problem for the Big 12 and the NCAA as a whole.