North Texas basketball coach Grant McCasland emerged as the top target for the Texas Tech job last week, according to reports, and now it appears that he is all but headed to Lubbock as the Red Raiders’ next head coach.
According to a report from KCBD 11, an NBC News affiliate in Lubbock, Texas, McCasland is set to be named the next head basketball coach at Texas Tech, with an announcement coming after the conclusion of the NIT Championship Game tomorrow between North Texas and UAB.
“Multiple sources have confirmed to KCBD that North Texas men’s head basketball coach Grant McCasland will be the new men’s head coach for the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball program.
“Sources say an official announcement will not come until after tomorrow’s NIT Championship game which features North Texas and UAB.”
McCasland holds a 209-89 overall record as a head coach, with his last six seasons being at North Texas. The Mean Green are 30-7 for the 2022-23 season and finished second in the C-USA standings behind only FAU, who is in the Final Four, and just ahead of UAB, whom it will play in the NIT Championship.
McCasland will be the third head coach for Texas Tech in as many years, following Chris Beard’s exit and Mark Adams’ resignation.