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Texas Tech and Kirby Hocutt Agree to Contract Extension to 2027

Texas Tech and athletic director Kirby Hocutt have agreed on a contract extension to 2027:

Hocutt, the 13th athletic director in the history of Texas Tech, is in his eighth season leading the Red Raider sports programs. In his time in charge, numerous programs have experienced unprecedented success and become national powers in several sports, and the athletics program as a whole has seen tremendous growth in facilities and financial support.

“I am sincerely appreciative of the continued trust and support from President Schovanec, Chancellor Mitchell and the Board of Regents,” Hocutt said. “Texas Tech University and Lubbock have become home for my family and there is not a greater place. I look forward to continuing our work to elevate Texas Tech Athletics to the top echelon of college athletics.”

Details of the contract include an increase in compensation to $1.5 million annually with 3 percent increases each year, beginning September 1, 2019, and an extension to August 31, 2027.

I’m late for a meeting, so I’ll add more later, but I think this is great news for Texas Tech and continued athletic success.

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