REPORT: Texas Tech expected to name Joey McGuire next head coach

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Late last week the news broke that the Texas Tech Red Raiders were looking to interview Oklahoma Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch for their head coaching position.

Though Grinch will likely be a head coaching candidate for several teams this offseason, he will not be the next head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Per a report from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Red Raiders opted to go in another direction, hiring Baylor associate head coach and outside linebackers coach Joey McGuire.

Joey McGuire, who led Cedar Hill to three UIL state championships before joining the staff at Baylor for the past five football seasons, is expected to be hired as the next head coach at Texas Tech, three sources told A-J Media on Sunday. – Don Williams and Carlos Silva Jr.

McGuire has not been a head coach at the college level or higher, but per the Journal’s report, was a well-established high school coach who is respected in the Texas high school coaching community. At the high school level, Joey McGuire won three state championships for Cedar Hill High School from 2003 to 2014.

He then joined Matt Rhule’s staff as the tight ends coach and was retained during the transition to Dave Aranda, serving in his current capacity.

It’s unknown how deep the process went with Alex Grinch, who was on a bye with the Oklahoma Sooners. While he didn’t get this job, his name turning up in coaching searches is an indication that schools see him as an option for a head coaching job.

It may just be Texas Tech, but with Oklahoma still in the middle of their season, it’s hard to imagine this is the last school that the Sooners’ defensive coordinator will be connected to in the next few months.

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