Shishir Bhakta begins his 16th year as the equipment manager for the Texas Tech baseball team and his ninth as a full-time employee in 2016. His responsibilities include equipment issue and maintenance, practice setup and various other gameday duties.
Bhakta is a Lubbock native and is a 2000 graduate of Lubbock High School where he played both football and baseball.
He has also worked as an intern for the New York Jets of the National Football League.
Shishir and his wife, Purvi, were married Aug. 2, 2011 and have a daughter, Sanaya, who was born Mar. 25, 2014. He is the son of Ishwar and Kanchen Bhatka and has two younger sisters Yamini and Vepa. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in exercise & sports science.