Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball

Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball history

Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
United Supermarkets Arena
Big 12 Conference

Current head coach: Mark Adams (2021-)

  • Asst: Corey Williams (2021-)
  • Asst: Al Pinkins (2022-)
  • Asst: Steve Green (2022-)
  • Advisor to the HC: Sean Sutton (2017-)
  • Chief of Staff: Rick Cooper (2021-)
  • DPD: Darryl Dora (2021-)
  • Recruiting: Matt Scherbenske (2021-)
  • DBO: Taylor Sinclair (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships0  (Runner-up in 2019)
  • Final Four Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  7  (1961, 1962, 1976, 2005, 2018, 2019, 2022) **
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  18  (1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022) **
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  17-19 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (1979, 1995, 2003, 2010)
  • NIT Overall Record:  6-4
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  (1942, 1949)
  • NAIA Overall Record:  3-2

Conference Titles (BIAA, Southwest, Big 12):

Award Winners:




Texas Tech head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Mark Adams 2021-Pres 27-10 0 1 0
Chris Beard 2016-21 112-55 1 3 0
Tubby Smith 2013-16 46-50 0 1 0
Chris Walker (int.) 2012-13 11-20 0 0 0
Billy Gillispie 2011-12 8-23 0 0 0
Pat Knight 2008-11 50-61 0 0 0
Bob Knight 2001-08 138-82 0 4 0
James Dickey ** 1991-01 164-123 2 1 0
Gerald Myers 1971-91 325-262 2 4 0
Bob Bass 1969-71 22-15 0 0 0
Gene Gibson 1961-69 100-92 1 1 0
Polk Robison 1942-46, 47-61 252-196 4 3 (1^) 0
Berl Huffman 1935-42, 46-47 120-68 0 1^ 0
Virgil Ballard 1934-35 14-6 1
Dell Morgan 1931-34 40-28 2
W.L. Golightly 1930-31 11-9
Victor Payne 1927-30 31-21
Grady Higgenbotham 1925-27 14-18

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These tournament appearances came when the Texas Tech program was at either the Division II or NAIA level; Tech moved up to Division I prior to the 1950-51 season

** Listed records and accomplishments do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA.

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