Texas Tech has found its next head basketball coach as the Red Raiders will sign North Texas’ Grant McCasland to a six-year contract with $18 million, according to CBS Sports.
McCasland is fresh off of leading the Mean Green to an NIT Championship, after North Texas defeated C-USA foe UAB 68-61 on Thursday night to win the tournament.
It was the last time that both teams will play as members of Conference USA, as both the Mean Green and Blazers are headed to the American Athletic Conference next season.
North Texas finished 31-7 for the 2022-23 season, bringing McCasland’s record as a head coach to 210-89. Over the last six seasons at UNT, McCasland went 135-65 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2021, upsetting No. 4 Purdue in the first round.
Reports surfaced yesterday from KCBD 11, an NBC News affiliate in Lubbock, Texas, McCasland was set to be named the next head basketball coach at Texas Tech, with an announcement coming after the conclusion of the NIT Tournament.
McCasland will be the third head coach for Texas Tech in as many years, following Chris Beard’s exit and Mark Adams’ resignation.