The Texas Tech men’s basketball team is expected to hire Jeremy Cox as its new assistant coach, according to a source.
Cox will replace Jeff Kidder, who left Tech last month to take a job as a high school coach near his hometown in Kentucky.
The hire brings familiarity to the Tech staff. Cox was an assistant under Red Raider head coach Billy Gillispie during stops at Texas A&M and Kentucky.
During his one season as an assistant at A&M (2006-07), Cox helped Gillispie guide the Aggies to the Sweet 16. He helped Gillispie lead Kentucky to the NCAA tournament the following season and the NIT quarterfinals the season after that.
Following his time at Kentucky, Cox spent two seasons as an assistant at South Florida before serving under Doc Sadler at Nebraska last season.
Cox’s two decades of coaching experience also included three seasons as the head coach at Fort Smith, where he won a juco national championship in 2006. He was also named the NJCAA coach of the year that season.