Texas Tech extends women’s basketball coach Candi Whitaker

On Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Tech Red Raiders announced Candi Whitaker, head coach of the women’s basketball team, has agreed to a contract extension with the university.

“We see a bright future for Lady Raider basketball under Coach Whitaker, It is apparent she and her staff are building something special. We look forward to continuing to see this program develop under her direction,” said Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt in a statement.

Whitaker has been able to lead the Lady Raiders to a 5-1 record to start the season with the lone loss coming at the hands of the Washington Huskies, who are currently receiving votes in the AP Top 25.

“I appreciate the support and commitment Kirby Hocutt and Texas Tech have shown me and the Lady Raider program,” Whitaker said.

“There is a process to rebuilding. We are proud of the progress we have shown and are so excited about the future. We have the highest standards and expectations for the program and look forward to competing at the highest level. I am honored to be at Texas Tech and to lead the Lady Raider program.”

The Lady Raiders next game is Wednesday, Dec. 9 vs. Idaho at Lubbock Texas staring at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Texas Tech Athletics