Red Raider Club Tailgate Tour Event Slated For San Antonio

The Red Raider Club Tailgate Tour will make a stop in San Antonio on May 21.

May 7, 2013

Kliff Kingsbury will headline what will be a homecoming event for the first-year Texas Tech head football coach at the 2013 Red Raider Club Tailgate Tour in San Antonio on May 21.

Sharing the spotlight with Kingsbury will be newly named men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, head soccer coach Tom Stone and athletics director Kirby Hocutt. The San Antonio event will be the first Red Raider Club appearance for Smith who took over the men's basketball program on April 2.

"We are celebrating a new era for Texas Tech Athletics." Debbie Montford, Texas Tech Board of Regent said. "We welcome our Red Raider coaches and athletic leadership team to San Antonio and know this is going to be a great event."

The event will get underway at 5:45 p.m. at the Briscoe Museum (210 W. Market St.) and is being co-chaired by John and Debbie Montford along with Ed and Linda Whitacre. "The Texas Tech Tailgate Tour will provide the opportunity for Red Raider fans to come meet the university's athletic leadership, including new head coaches Kliff Kingsbury and Tubby Smith," Ed Whitacre, former AT&T and General Motors CEO said. "We hope all Texas Tech fans will join us."

The Red Raider Club Tailgate Tour is an event that brings its members together with selected head coaches of various sports and athletics department administration. The February Recruiting Reviews took place in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock and Midland and saw record crowds in each city with a total of over 2,400 Red Raiders in attendance. The May portion of the Tailgate Tour begins in Amarillo on May 15 and also features Coach Kingsbury and Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt.

"We appreciate the commitment of our fans across the state," Amy Heard, Associate AD/Red Raider Club stated. "These events become unique chances for our fans and coaches to interact and ultimately celebrate being a Red Raider"

For Kingsbury, the San Antonio stop will mark his first as the head coach of the Red Raiders and his last, while wearing the Scarlet & Black, since playing in the 2001 Valero Alamo Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Kingsbury grew up just north of San Antonio in New Braunfels where he rewrote the records book at New Braunfels High School and then again at Texas Tech from 1999-2002.

To purchase tickets for this event, please contact the Red Raider Club by emailing rrc.events@ttu.edu or by phone at (806) 742-1196.




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