Texas Tech is elevating assistant coach Mark Adams to the top job to replace Chris Beard after Beard left to take the Texas job earlier this month, the school announced. Adams, the top assistant on Beard’s Red Raiders staff, has been with the program since Beard took over the gig in 2016. He was elevated to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2019-20 season.
A Texas Tech alumnus, Adams, who graduated from the school in 1979, is a long-time understudy of Beard. He served on Beard’s staff at Little Rock as an assistant in 2015-16 after a two-season stint