Assistant Athletics Director of Operations Melissa Maines alongside head coach Candi Whitaker.
Is in her second stint at Texas Tech as Director of Basketball Operations. Worked for Coach Marsha Sharp from 1996-2002, in the Ops position, as well as, the Regional Director for Women's Athletics position.
Was promoted to her new title of Assistant Athletics Director in 2014
Worked at The University of Florida from 2002-2004 as the Assistant to Head Coach Carolyn Peck
Worked at Auburn University from 2004-2012 as the Director of Basketball Operations
Main responsibilities for the Lady Raiders include managing the budget, working as the liaison with Under Armour, Fan Engagement, Team Travel, Supervise graduate assistant and managers, community service outreach.
Daughter of Steve and Debbie Maines. Steve is currently the coordinator of events and facilities in the Texas Tech athletics department.
Graduated in 1998 from Texas Tech with degree in Exercise Sports Science and received Masters from Tech in Sports Administration in May 2001.
"Melissa's Lubbock ties and contacts make this a special hire for Lady Raider Basketball. She has over 10 years of experience as a director of operations at the BCS level, so we are fortunate to have her on staff."
- Head Coach Candi Whitaker