Ed. Note: I’m a day late posting this because the internet was out where I stay and I was unable to post things. Sorry for the delay.
Chris Beard hired Glynn Cyprien as the final assistant coach for the program, Cyprien arriving from being the head coach for the G League Memphis Hustle last year and the Iowa Energy the year before that. Cyprien discussed joining Beard and Texas Tech:
“To be able to work with an exceptional coach and recruiter like Coach Beard who I have watched excel at every level was a real drawing card,” Cyprien continued. “To be able to work at a university that is committed to winning from the top down beginning with Kirby Hocutt sealed the deal. We have a great staff in place of hardworking guys with great experience that I am looking forward to working with daily. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of continuing the foundation of success that was laid last year and taking it even further.”
Cyprien replaces Al Pinkins who left to go to Florida in the spring. Cyprien doesn’t just have NBA experience, but he was also at the collegiate level for a handful of years, most recently at Texas A&M from 2011-14 as the Associate Head Coach, with prior stops (in order) at Memphis, Kentucky, Arkansas, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, UNLV, Western Kentucky, Jacksonville, Lamar and UTSA. That’s what you call climbing up the food chain. I was also trying to figure out the connection and I should have remembered the Sean Sutton connection, Sutton and Cyprien were probably together at Oklahoma State.