Glasgow Named Texas Tech DC

Texas Tech will announce Chad Glasgow as the Red Raiders' new defensive coordinator.

LUBBOCK — The search for Texas Tech's newest defensive coordinator has come to an end.

On Friday, the Red Raiders announced the hiring of TCU safeties coach Chad Glasgow as the newest coordinator on Tommy Tuberville's staff, according to a source close to the situation.

"It's my goal to bring our defense to a championship level and Chad Glasgow is the right person for the job," Tuberville said in a release by Tech on Friday. "With his experience and knowledge of the game and recruiting, he will be a great addition to our staff."

Glasgow spent the last 10 seasons as a primary assistant under TCU head coach Gary Patterson and is one of the original members of Patterson's staff.

He came over to TCU after a brief stint at New Mexico when Patterson was the defensive coordinator for Dennis Franchione.

Glasgow will also fill the role as linebackers coach, similar to the role of former Tech defensive coordinator James Willis. Willis left the team in December just before the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas to "pursue other opportunities."

Tech defensive line coach Sam McElroy served as interim defensive coordinator in the TicketCity Bowl, helping Tech beat Northwestern. McElroy will most likely remain on staff as defensive tackle coach along with Robert Prunty, who will coach defensive ends.

Graduate assistant coach Otis Mounds was promoted to defensive backs coach in place of Travaris Robinson, who left for Florida earlier this month.

More on the hiring of Glasgow coming soon. Stay tuned to RaiderPower.com for more details.


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