Texas Tech football offensive line coach Stephen Hamby not returning

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect salary information for Stephen Hamby.

Stephen Hamby, the Texas Tech football offensive line coach the past two years, was let go on Monday, a Tech athletics spokesman said.

Tech coach Joey McGuire currently is looking for a replacement for that position, another Tech spokesman said.

Tech finished 7-6 in 2023 with an Independence Bowl victory over California. Behind the Red Raiders’ offensive line, running back Tahj Brooks finished as the fourth-leading rusher in the FBS with 1,538 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brooks’s 290 carries were the second most by any player at any level of college football this past season.

Hamby was midway through a two-year contract that called for him to make $320,000 for 2023 and $330,000 for 2024. Year two of the contract started last week.

A Tech athletics spokesman said Hamby was terminated without cause. Under the terms of Hamby’s contract, Tech must pay him 70 percent of the remaining value of the deal in monthly installments, beginning a month from the termination date. The buyout obligation, however, is reduced dollar-for-dollar by Hamby’s earnings from any subsequent job during the term of the contract, which runs through Jan. 31, 2025.

Hamby was the starting center on the Red Raiders’ 11-2 Cotton Bowl in 2008. He returned to his alma mater as a graduate assistant from 2013 through 2015. Then he was offensive line coach at Bowling Green from 2016-18 and spent three years at Western Kentucky, in quality control from 2019-20 and as offensive line coach in 2021.

Hamby returned to Texas Tech along with offensive coordinator Zach Kittley after the 2021 season.

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Publish date : 2024-02-05 22:21:39

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