Hocutt Announces Executive & Senior Staff Changes
Dec. 2, 2011
After nine months on the job at Texas Tech, Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt has announced changes to the executive and senior staff that are designed to further the growth and success of the Texas Tech Department of Athletics.
"We have a great leadership team at Texas Tech. Our goal is to create the nation's best environment for student-athletes; placing them in a position to achieve the highest levels of academic and athletic success," said Hocutt. "It is important to have our management team aligned to insure we have necessary resources and services to achieve our goals."
Leadership of the athletics department's external operations has been consolidated with Steve Uryasz, Sr. Associate Athletics Director and previous director of the Red Raider Club, now overseeing all external operations including; the Red Raider Club, marketing and promotions, communications and ticket operations. Uryasz is in his 15th year with Texas Tech Athletics.
Amy McBride has been promoted to Associate Athletics Director and will assume day-to-day operations of the Red Raider Club and donor relations unit. McBride has been on staff with the Red Raider Club for the last 10 years and will now assume leadership responsibility for this vital area of Texas Tech Athletics.
Judi Henry, Sr. Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator, in her 15th year of service assumes broader sports administration responsibilities and will oversee the department's athletic medicine and strength & conditioning programs.
Comprising Hocutt's executive staff within the department are; Joe Parker (Deputy Athletics Director), Bobby Gleason (Sr. Associate AD Business & Financial Operations), Judi Henry (Sr. Associate AD/Sport Administration/Senior Woman Administrator), Felicia Martin (Associate AD/Academic Support), Jennifer Brashear (Associate AD/Compliance) and Steve Uryasz (Sr. Associate AD/External Operations).
The senior staff is composed of Ron Damron (Associate AD/Facility & Event Management), David Hougland (Director of Broadcast Services), Blayne Beal (Associate AD/Communications), Paige Holland who has been promoted to Associate AD/Marketing & Promotions, Amy McBride (Associate AD/Red Raider Club), Dave Welsh (Associate AD/Ticket Operations) and Andrea Tirey (Director of Development).
For detailed areas of responsibility, please refer to the attached organizational chart.