Chad Dennis, who worked with Kliff Kingsbury at the new Texas Tech football coach’s last two stops, is expected to be named the Red Raiders’ strength and conditioning coach, the web site FootballScoop.com reported Tuesday.
The web site cited unnamed sources. Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said he could not confirm the report.
Dennis was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas A&M this year and also from 2002 through 2005, according to his biography on the A&M web site.
He spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant strength coach at Connecticut and then went to the University of Houston as assistant director of sports performance. His time there overlapped with Kingsbury’s four years on the Cougars’ staff.
Dennis is a Baytown native and a 1993 University of Texas graduate, according to his A&M bio. He played two seasons for the Longhorns as a tight end, but because of injuries, spent his final two years as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach.
He subsequently spent six years as a physical therapy technician, then was an assistant coach at Spring Westfield from 2000 through 2002.
Tommy Tuberville resigned as Tech head coach on Dec. 8 to become head coach at Cincinnati. Joe Walker, the Red Raiders’ strength coach the last three years under Tuberville, is expected to join him at Cincinnati.