Tommy McVay is in his 16th year as Texas Tech's director of football operations. Named to his current post in September 1997, he oversees many of the administrative duties for the Red Raiders football program.
McVay is a 1967 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and also received his master's degree from the school a year later. He began his career as head basketball coach and assistant football coach in Waynoka, Okla., from 1968-1979. He spent 13 years as athletic director and head football coach on the high school level in Kansas before moving to college assistant coach at Kansas State.
McVay compiled a 100-36-2 record in 13 years as a high school head football coach. His football and track teams at Protection (Kan.) High School captured state runner-up honors in 1972. His football team at Derby (Kan.) High School also finished as state runner-up in 1975. He is a past president of the Kansas Coaches Association and was selected to coach in the Kansas East-West Shrine Game.
McVay was a three-year basketball letterman at Southeastern Oklahoma and also was a three-time conference champion in the 440-yard run. McVay finished among the top 16 at the NAIA national championships in 1967. He was inducted into the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb 14, 2009.
McVay and his wife, Chele, have two daughters, Kelly and Heather, and four grandchildren.