April 29, 2008


Spencer named head coach designate at Texas Tech


Dan Spencer will be the next head coach at Texas Tech.


Spencer will replace Larry Hays once he announces his retirement. There is no timetable for an announcement. Hays has one year remaining on his contract.


A former CBI journalist, Spencer was the 2007 National Pitching Coach of the Year at Oregon State. He spent 11 years with the Beavers and the final three as associate head coach, concentrating on pitching and recruiting. Spencer helped guide Oregon State to consecutive national titles in 2006 and 2007.


A native of Vancouver, Wash., Spencer was an infielder with the Red Raiders from 1985-87 and played one season under Hays. He completed his degree in history at Portland in 1990.  


Texas Tech is 21-25 overall this season and 6-15 in the Big 12.