With Mark Adam’s resignation becoming official, Texas Tech is now looking for a new Head Basketball Coach. Looking outward, the Red Raiders could go after Rodney Terry, the interim Head Coach at Texas, should they decide not to give him the full-time job. Here’s why Texas Tech should go after Rodney Terry:
Keeping Things Afloat
Coach Terry stepped into the interim Head Coaching role after Chris Beard’s suspension and eventual firing for alleged domestic violence against his fiancé. He kept Texas playing at the same level as they were before Beard left the team, if not elevating the team’s play.
Texas has been a Top-10 program this season (as much as it pains me to say). Without Terry at the helm, they might have fallen a part like the Red Raiders did this season.
Terry had been a Division One Head Coach since 2011, seven years at Fresno State and three seasons at UTEP. While he only made the NCAA Tournament once, his teams were always competitive and never pushovers. His last team at UTEP even defeated the Red Raiders in a scrimmage in 2019.
Red Raider Bryson Williams, now Xavier Musketeer Souley Boum, and now-Memphis guard Keonte Kennedy are just some examples of players Rodney Terry developed in his time at UTEP. He has an eye for talent, especially at the guard spot, and can help develop guys into pure scorers.
While at UTEP, Bryson Williams developed a jump shot, something that was used again and again while he was in Lubbock.
Terry has been Texas’ primary recruiter since his hiring in 2021. He’s had his hand in recruiting guys like Marcus Carr, Dillon Mitchell, and Christian Bishop.
As mentioned before, he recruited Bryson Williams out of high school and turned him into a star.
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