Texas Tech extends AD Hocutt's contract with annual raises

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech extends AD Hocutt's contract with annual raises
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has gotten a contract extension into late 2027 that includes annual raises.

The two-year extension announced Monday for Hocutt, who has been Texas Tech's AD since 2011, goes until Aug. 31, 2027. It includes an increase in compensation to $1.5 million on Sept. 1, with 3 percent increases each year after that.

Hocutt's new contract came a week after AP national men's basketball coach of the year Chris Beard got a new deal through the 2024-25 season. The Red Raiders last month played in their first national championship game.

Hocutt also hired baseball coach Tim Tadlock, who has taken Tech to the College World Series three of the past five years. He changed football coaches last November, replacing former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury with Matt Wells.