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Red Raiders hire Joey McGuire as their new head football coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have hired Joey McGuire as the school’s new head football coach. He has no prior head coaching experience.

McGuire comes to the Red Raiders after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Baylor Bears. He replaces Matt Wells, who was fired by the school in October.

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“We are excited for this new chapter in Texas Tech Football under the direction of Coach McGuire,” director of athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “Our search committee was impressed from the outset not only with his significant ties throughout the state of Texas but his enthusiasm and desire to serve as the head coach at Texas Tech. We are thrilled to be able to welcome Coach McGuire and his wife Debbie to our Red Raider family.”

McGuire will become the team’s head coach immediately. However, he will not lead the team until the 2022 season.

Sonny Cumbie, who took over on an interim basis when Wells was fired, will finish out the regular season. The Red Raiders have three games left in their regular season.

Before becoming the Red Raiders head coach, McGuire was the Bears associate head coach. During his tenure in Waco, Texas, he also spend time leading the tight ends, defensive ends, and inside linebackers at the school.

He is a legendary Texas High School football coach. He was inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in 2020.

He previously led the Cedar Hill High School program for 14 seasons. He guided the team to three state championships, including two straight in 2013 and 2014.

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During his tenure, the school went to 12 straight playoff games. Before his arrival, the school did not have a single playoff appearance.

McGuire was 141-42 at the school. He was the 2013 Texas Coach of the Year by MaxPreps.

Before being an assistant coach at Cedar Hill, before being promoted to head coach, he also spent time coaching at Crowley High School, his alma mater.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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