Bubba Jennings Rehired by Coach Billy Gillispie at Texas Tech
Texas Tech Head Coach Billy Gillispie has announced that he will be rehiring Brooks “Bubba” Jennings.
Bubba is one of the most highly decorated athletes to ever hit the hardwood for the Raiders. Bubba won the coveted Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s most outstanding collegiate basketball player under six-feet tall following his senior season. He also started all 117 games he ever played in at Texas Tech.
He was also an honorable mention All-America and Academic All-America selection in 1985. That year Bubba led Texas Tech to the Southwest Conference championship and was named SWC Player of the Year, SWC Athlete of the Year, and Texas Tech Basketball MVP. After finishing his career at Tech he was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks.
Bubba had this to say about his time at Tech:
“I am really a blessed person. I played for Gerald Myers. There is none better than him. I am indebted to coach (Bob) Knight for bringing me onto the staff and giving me my first college coaching job. And Pat (Knight) gave me my first opportunity to work on the floor as a coach. And now I am as happy as I can be to work for coach Gillispie. I really think he is going to do a good job.”
Before coming to coach at Tech, Bubba was the head coach of the Coronado Mustangs and sent the Mustangs to back-to-back district and bi-district championships. While at Coronado he was also selected as the district 3-5A coach of the year.
This will be Bubba’s 11th year as a Red Raider assistant. He was brought in under Bob Knight and served through Pat’s tenure.