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Mike Jinks begins his second season at Texas Tech where he is in charge of a talented crop of running backs.
Last season, Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington combined for 1,013 rushing yards, 533 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.
One of the top high school coaches in the state of Texas, Mike Jinks made his first move to the collegiate ranks soon after Kliff Kingsbury was named head coach at Texas Tech.
Jinks joins 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.
Jinks 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.