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Mike Jinks
Mike  Jinks

Position:
Associate Head Coach: Running Backs

Birthdate:
02/07/1972

Alma Mater:
Angelo State


01/05/2015

David Gibbs Named Defensive Coordinator

Zac Spavital to join staff as defensive assistant coach; Mike Jinks promoted to associate head coach

01/18/2013

Kingsbury Introduces Coaching Staff

Of the 10 assistant coaches, five have degrees from Texas Tech University

08/04/2014

2014 Training Camp - Practice No. 1

Photos from the first day of the 2014 training camp

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Begins his third season at Texas Tech where he coaches running backs. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in January 2015.

  • Tutored the first running back to run for over 1,000 yards, in more than a decade, in his second season (2014) at Texas Tech. DeAndre Washington became the first Red Raider since Ricky Williams in 1998 to rush for 1,000-plus yards in a single season. Washington finished the year with 1,103 rushing yards on 188 carries.

  • In his first season in 2013, Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington combined for 1,013 rushing yards, 533 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.

  • Joined the Texas Tech program after a highly successful tenure at Steele High School in Cibolo, a suburb of San Antonio. Jinks was the first head coach at Steele when the school opened its doors back in 2005 and it didn't take long for him to mold the program into a state powerhouse.

  • While at Steele, he compiled a 76-18 overall record and an impressive 43-4 mark in his final three seasons. He led the Knights to the 2010 Class 5A Division II State Championship and to the state finals again in 2011.

  • His highly successful career (79-25 record) in Cibolo led to him to receiving the honor of coaching the West Team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2013. After serving as a high school assistant coach and offensive coordinator at five different schools, Jinks earned his first head coaching job at Burbank High School in 2005.

  • Was a two-year starting quarterback at Angelo State University where he earned his degree in Kinesiology.

  • He and his wife Meredith have two children, Jaden and Madison.
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