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Rodney Allison Named Director of Double T Varsity Club


Rodney Allison was a star quarterback for Texas Tech in the 70's.

June 28, 2013

Rodney Allison, a former Texas Tech quarterback, has been selected to serve as director of the Double T Varsity Club, the newly renamed letterman's association that will move under the leadership of the athletics department for the first time.

Formerly the Double T Association, the Double T Varsity Club will continue to create opportunities for letterwinners to remain connected with and stay informed about Texas Tech Athletics. The Double T Varsity Club will coordinate efforts to serve former student-athletes through reunion programs and activities all while maintaining a lifelong relationship with Texas Tech.

"This full time position will allow us to move forward with new and strengthened initiatives to better engage our lettermen," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "Rodney Allison is a very proud Red Raider and will do a tremendous job helping us grow and develop the Double T Varsity Club."

Following closely with the department mission statement of "educating, serving and growing Fearless Champions", the DTVC will enable the athletics department to strengthen relationships and provide engagement opportunities with former student-athletes. Some of Texas Tech's greatest assets are its current and former student-athletes and the engagement and cultivation of the group will play an integral role in future success.

Allison is no stranger to Texas Tech Athletics as he enjoyed a successful tenure as the quarterback of the Red Raiders from 1974-77 and later served as an assistant football coach. His appointment will provide a tremendous resource not only for the athletics department but also for former student-athletes who are searching for ways to remain active and engaged.

He earned his degree in physical education from Texas Tech in May of 1980 following a playing career that resulted in numerous individual accolades. He was named most valuable player of the Southwest Conference in 1976 as well MVP of the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl later that season. Following his senior season, he was selected to play in two all-star games - the Japan Bowl and the Hula Bowl.

Following this playing career, Allison eventually moved into collegiate coaching with stops at Tech, Duke, Southern Mississippi, Auburn and Clemson. After five stops as an assistant coach, he was named head coach at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in Dec. 2002, and coached six seasons.

The Board of Directors for the Double T Varsity Club are Crystal Boles (President), Toby Cecil (President-Elect), Tracy Clark (Vice President), Larry Anderson (Secretary-Treasurer), Gib Weaver (Past-President) and Kirby Hocutt (TTU Director of Athletics). The board will continue to operate as an external entity in collaboration with Allison and the athletics department staff.

 

 

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