Hays steps down at Texas Tech,
Spencer to take over
Larry Hays had announced that he will step down
as head coach at Texas Tech, a position he has held for the past
Dan Spencer, current associate head coach, was
named head coach designate earlier this spring and will be
formally introduced as head coach when the details of his
contract have been finalized. (click
here for Spencer story)
Earlier this spring, Hays joined Augie Garrido of
Texas, Gene Stephenson of Wichita State and Mike Martin of
Florida State as coaches to compile 1,500 victories. Hays
finished with 1,509 wins. Under Hays, the Red Raiders won two
regular-season conference championships and two tournament
titles. Tech had nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances,
including its first ever in 1995. The Red Raiders hosted three
regionals at Dan Law Field.
Prior to his arrival at Texas Tech, Hays was the
head coach for 16 years at Lubbock Christian University, where
he is the career victories leader with 695 and led the Chaps to
the 1983 NAIA national championship.
Hays will remain with the Red Raiders for the
next four years in a developmental role. He will assist with the
renovation of Dan Law Field.
Click here for list of 2008 Division I head coaching changes.