Chris Beard is the mayor of Lubbock, and the king of the Big 12 conference. After losing some of the best seniors in program history, and a top NBA draft pick, Texas Tech was picked to finish seventh in the preseason Big 12 poll.
However Beard ignored the doubters and put in work, developing Culver into a superstar and picking up the most important grad transfers in program history.
Instead of a seventh place finish, our Red Raiders reigned supreme
Give Chris Beard the National Coach of the Year Award now.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 9, 2019
Texas Tech lost 5 of its top 7 players from last year’s Elite Eight team (including a lottery pick) … and just won at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.
Congratulations to Coach Beard, but this is just the beginning for the team this year.