A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that associate coach Chris Walker will be the interim head coach at Texas Tech, replacing Billy Gillispie.
Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie. He had turned around two other flagging programs in the state, and they hoped he would do the same for the Red Raiders.
Billy Gillispie said doctors have ordered him to avoid any stress for 30 days in an effort to bring the Texas Tech basketball coach’s blood pressure down.
For the second time in 10 days, an ambulance has been sent to the home of Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie.
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices.
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after a six-day stay amid an investigation into alleged player mistreatment.
Texas Tech on Wednesday disclosed that it had reprimanded men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie earlier this year after learning he was exceeding NCAA practice-time limits.
As Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie remains in a hospital room with his coaching career in jeopardy, allegations continue to surface about his mistreatment of players, coaches and others in the Red Raiders program.
Hospital spokesman Eric Finley said Gillispie was initially listed in satisfactory condition before his status was changed to “security patient.” That means no more updates on his condition can be released.
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie, who has come under fire for his treatment of players, also had broken NCAA rules with marathon practice
Gillispie says he is OK with the growing pains for his young team. And he has a track record of turning programs around
Before they became Big 12 basketball coaches, Missouri’s Frank Haith and Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy had already known each other nearly two decades.