Texas Tech Names Hocutt as New Director of Athletics.

Texas Tech has named a new leader to oversee their athletics programs. Kirby Hocutt will become the next director of athletics at Tech, university officials announced today.

Hocutt, a Sherman, Texas native, will become the school’s 13th athletics director after spending the last two and a half years as athletics director at the University of Miami.

University of Miami President Donna Shalala  said “I am deeply disappointed that after only two-and-a-half years of a very successful tenure as leader of our athletics programs, we did everything we could to convince him to stay, but in the end it was an intensely personal decision. I thank Kirby for his integrity, leadership, and dedication to the University.”

Hocutt said that “I am excited about this tremendous opportunity and look forward to working with the University leadership, coaches, staff and student-athletes as we focus on advancing the department of intercollegiate athletics.”

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