LUBBOCK — Gerald Myers' replacement looks to be all but a signed and done deal at this point.
Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt is expected to become the next athletic director at Texas Tech and that announcement could be made as soon as this weekend, according to two sources close to the situation.
Hocutt, 38, is in his third year at the University of Miami (Fl).
He was recently in Dallas earlier this week where he reportedly met with Tech officials and then was back in his hometown in Sherman, Texas for a speaking engagement on Thursday.
No official offer has been made by the university to Hocutt but that could change once the Texas Tech Board of Regents meeting concludes today in San Angelo.
Hocutt was a star linebacker at Kansas State, and has a total of 19 years experience in intercollegiate athletics — five as a student-athlete.
In his three years at Ohio, the school won 11 team championships and in 2006, the football team played in its first bowl game in 38 years. Under Hocutt, Ohio had an increase in fundraising by more than 75 percent, while increasing season ticket sales in football by 112 percent and in men's basketball by 50 percent.
According to his bio, he led the Oklahoma athletics fundraising to an all-time high in annual giving and capital campaigns. From 1998 to 2005, Oklahoma's annual giving increased from $3.4 million to more than $17 million. That 400 percent increase in annual giving was one of the highest percentage increases in intercollegiate athletics history.