Tech officially parts ways with Kingsbury

Lubbock -- Kliff Kingsbury has officially been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Texas Tech football program.

Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt announced the change earlier this morning following Tech's 35-24 loss to Baylor, ultimately eliminating them from bowl contention.

“I’d like to thank Kliff Kingsbury for his six years of dedication leading our football program,” Hocutt said. “He’s worked very hard and represented us in a first-class manner.”

This season the Red Raiders finished the year at 5-7, marking the third consecutive year that the team failed to reach a .500 record.

“For what he achieved and contributed to Texas Tech, as an athlete, a student and our football coach, Kliff Kingsbury has a special place in the hearts of Red Raiders,” Texas Tech President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec said. “As a coach, he was a model of class and character, and he always put the best interests of his student-athletes first. I admire and appreciate all he has done for Texas Tech.”

Kingsbury ended his coaching tenure at Tech with an overall record of 35-40, with a 19-35 mark in Big 12 play.