Well, the news is out and it’s good news. Texas Tech is naming Mark Adams as the Head Basketball Coach. You can browse other articles on Viva the Matadors for instant reaction, but here we will look at some coaching options for his staff:
* These are not confirmed and are purely speculation*
- Darryl Dora- Dora was a Graduate Assistant with Tech on the 2019 National Runner-Up team, and for three years total. He was a four year letterman for the Red Raiders when he played under Bob Knight from 2003-07. He is currently an assistant coach at Austin Peay.
- Sean Sutton- Sutton was the only other coach to stay in Lubbock after the infamous Chris Beard coup. He just completed his fourth year on staff at Tech with his official title as Advisor to the Head Coach.
- Luke Adams- Mark Adams might only have to look across the dinner table to find another assistant in his son Luke. Luke played for Texas Tech from 2011-15. He is currently the Head Coach at New Mexico Junior College over in Hobbs.
- Brian Burg- I couldn’t get through this list without mentioning a possibility of getting Burg back. He was an assistant at Tech for four seasons with his last season for the Red Raiders being the 2019 season. He is currently the Head Coach at Georgia Southern.
- Ty Nurse- Nurse played his college ball for Midland College before transferring to Tech for his final two years from 2011-13. During his time in Midland, the Chaps went 63-7 and he led them to the NJCAA National Title game in 2011. Nurse is currently a Graduate Assistant at Creighton.
- Wildcard**- Steve Wojciechowski- Wojo as he is commonly called is the former Marquette Head Coach who was replaced by Shaka Smart. Wojo could be looking for a Power Five conference assistant job and Texas Tech might take a look. I do not know enough about him but he has Big East coaching experience and maybe he is better suited for an assistant role in Lubbock.
There is no doubt that Coach Adams has already reached out to some coaches across the country to gauge their interest about an assistant role. I have no doubt that he will get who he wants and keep Texas Tech competitive in the Big 12.
Better days are ahead Red Raiders, and now we can take a huge sigh of relief.