New Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire announced his initially on-area coaching use Wednesday, and it’s a acquainted deal with for Red Raiders admirers.
Sonny Cumbie, at the moment serving as Texas Tech’s interim head mentor through the Pink Raiders’ bowl game, will be retained as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“Sonny Cumbie is 1 of the major offensive minds in the nation, and we are fortuitous to have him continue being on our employees right here at Texas Tech,” McGuire reported. “Like I claimed in my opening push meeting, I want to make a team right here that will deeply commit in our gamers. Which is who Sonny Cumbie is to his core, and that is been obvious in the perform of this workforce the past three months.”
A Tech alum, Cumbie walked on as a quarterback in 2000, earning a scholarship and serving as the starter his senior year in 2004, when he led the country in passing with 4,738 yards. He began his coaching profession as a graduate assistant underneath Mike Leach in Lubbock, was retained by Tommy Tuberville and promoted to inside receivers coach, and then was promoted to co-offensive coordinator beneath Kliff Kingsbury.
He then served as Gary Patterson’s co-offensive coordinator at TCU from 2014 to 2017 along with Doug Meacham, then took in excess of sole playcalling responsibilities from 2017 to 2020.
Cumbie was hired by Matt Wells right before the 2021 time to consider to restore the Red Raiders’ offensive production to previous heights. Soon after Wells’ firing on Oct. 25, Cumbie helped Texas Tech come to be bowl eligible by steering the team to a 41-38 acquire around Iowa State on Nov. 13.
“It truly is no key how considerably I like this put and this software, and I am searching forward to doing work closely with Mentor McGuire on generating this system successful yr in and 12 months out,” Cumbie reported.