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New Texas Tech Coach Joey McGuire Won’t be at Baylor Game

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As Baylor gets set to host Texas Tech on Saturday in the regular-season finale, don’t expect to see Joey McGuire back in Waco for this game.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the former Baylor assistant and new Texas Tech head coach won’t be watching this one in person.

McGuire has been seen at the Texas Tech games since he was hired a couple of weeks ago, however understandably avoiding the awkwardness. McGuire agreed to a six-year, $20 million deal to become the next head coach of the Red Raiders, replacing Matt Wells.

McGuire will make $3 million for his first year at Tech. He is joining the Red Raiders immediately but will not coach until the season ends. Interim head coach Sonny Cumbie will continue to run the team through the end of the season.


McGuire is eligible for up to $1 million in bonuses each season.

Along with the deal, McGuire will be able to tap into a $4.8 million poll to hire assistant coaches, and $1.85 million to hire his strength, conditioning and support staff. Per reports, that is more than $1 million than former head coach Matt Wells received.

Texas Tech will be responsible for paying McGuire’s buyout at Baylor, which will be just $500,000. McGuire had been with Baylor for five seasons and was largely credited with the Bears’ overall recruiting efforts while coaching multiple postion groups.

McGuire led Cedar Hill High School to three Texas state championships, 12 consecutive playoff appearances and a 141-42 record. He was inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 2020.

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