Tech extends Kittley and Tadlock
Texas Tech has signed baseball coach Tim Tadlock and track and field coach
Wes Kittley to five-year contract extensions that will keep both on the South
Plains through their 2019 seasons.
RedRaiderSports.com obtained copies of both contracts through a Public
Information Act request.
Tadlock, the 2014 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year, will earn $300,000 in
base salary from July 1 to June 30; he is scheduled to receive $5,000 raises
every year that will bring his base up to $320,000 in 2018-19. Tadlock could
earn more than $150,000 each year in incentives, with listed bonuses for a
winning a conference championship, qualifying for an NCAA Regional, qualifying
for an NCAA Super Regional, qualifying for the College World Series and winning
a national championship.
[ More RRS: Detailed information on bonuses and buyouts
In just his second season as skipper, Tadlock led the 2014 Red Raiders to a
45-21 record and the program's first College World Series appearance; the team
finished the season ranked No. 8 in the nation, tied for the best finish in
"My family and our coaching staff appreciate the support and commitment from
Kirby, our athletics department administration, President Nellis, Chancellor Duncan and the Board
of Regents," Tadlock said in a statement issued to RRS. "We are very excited
about the future of Texas Tech baseball."
Kittley will earn $265,000 from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31, 2015 and, like Tadlock, will
receive annual $5,000 raises that will push his base up to $285,000 in 2019. His
contract features a number of incentive bonuses, including a month's salary for
a team conference championship and three month's salary for a team national
In 15 years at Texas Tech, Kittley has turned the university's track and field
programs into perennial Big 12 and national contenders. The men's team won the
Big 12 Outdoor Championships in May and the women's team finished in third. In
all, Kittley's 2014 outdoor team produced 11 All-Americans.
"For 15 years it has been a privilege to be the head coach here at Texas Tech,"
Kittley said "I am thankful to Kirby Hocutt and the administration for having
the confidence in me to lead our Track and Field, Cross Country program into the
future! I am more excited and passionate to wake up everyday and do what I love
more than I can ever remember! Some fun times ahead here at Tech!"
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