The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.08.12

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Good Monday Morning. Good to see you all. Sorry I’m a bit tardy, but we’ll be back on our regularly scheduled programing tomorrow.

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Masi Leaves for USC. Via A-J Media’s Don Williams reports that Brett Masi has resigned after four years as the men’s tennis coach to take the head coaching job at USC, which is a perennial powerhouse and Masi is from the West Coast. Thanks to Masi for getting the men’s team to three of four NCAA Tournaments and good luck moving forward.

Lady Raider Basketball

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Cyprien Leaves; Maligi Hired as Third Assistant.

I didn’t realize that Glynn Cyprien was looking at another position, I think he was assisting in coaching an international team over the summer, so the hire of Ulric Maligi was a bit of a surpise. Originally from Arlington, Maligi was at Texas A&M the past three years and had previous stops at SMU, Houston, SFA, and UT-Arlington. Here’s Maligi:

“I feel extremely humbled and blessed to work with and learn from arguably the best college basketball staff in the country,” Maligi said. “My family and I could not be coming to Texas Tech at a more exciting time. It’s rare in this profession for any coach to work for a reigning National Coach of the Year and a head coach who has sat in the NBA green room back-to-back years. I’m eager to work with all of our players and join the efforts of our entire staff to be fully committed to their development as student-athletes and as men. I cannot wait to win more Big 12 championships and ultimately win a National Championship at Texas Tech. Coach Beard has created an expectation to win big and a championship culture that I’m ecstatic to be a part of.”

Ham Graduates 23 Years Later. Congrats to former Red Raider basketballer Darvin Ham who earned his degree from Texas Tech:

Be Fresh For The Bahamas.

Looking to Learn. A-J Media’s Carlos Silva, Jr. writes about how Chris Beard is hoping to find some answers on this trip to the Bahamas:

The 2019 trip has come at a good time as Beard feels it has been more than a challenge to coach five freshmen, including two redshirts, and several other newcomers to get on the same page. But, it’s been a calling card of Beard and his staff to assemble talented players and get them to mesh in a short amount of time.

β€œYeah, seven freshmen, so this is going to be fun,” Beard said. β€œFor everyday, it’s a challenge. Grey hairs are popping up everywhere. We also have days of just great excitement and joy. These guys play the game, they bring a level of just fun around. As a group, I’ve been impressed with their buy in. … I like spending time with them, I’m proud to be their coach.”

And if you want to follow along, the official site has a schedule, which games don’t start until Wednesday, the first game is against the Bahamas Select National Team at 4:00 p.m.

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Scrimmage #1.

Miscellaneous . . . Heartland Coolege Sports’ Pete Mundo ranks the position groups and up first is the quarterbacks . . .

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