Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has received a one-year contract extension and a 33 percent pay raise after posting an 8-5 record in his first season at the school, Tech officials announced today.
Under terms of the extension, Tuberville’s deal will pay him $2 million annually _ up $500,000 from last year’s $1.5 million total _ through the 2015 season.
Tuberville capped his first season as the replacement for Mike Leach, the winningest coach in Tech history (84-43), with a 45-38 victory over Northwestern in the TicketCity.com Bowl on Jan. 1.
In a statement released by school officials, Tuberville said he was “grateful to the university for believing in our vision for this football program.”
Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said Tuberville “has done a great job of representing Texas Tech and we believe he is the right person to lead our football program.”
Before taking over the Tech program, Tuberville posted an 85-40 record in 10 seasons at Auburn (1999-2008).
_ Jimmy Burch