Texas Tech schedules morning press conference amid baseball coach’s uncertain future

The Texas Tech athletic office announced a Monday morning press conference Sunday evening.

The subject of the news conference was not disclosed but it comes at a time when Red Raider head baseball coach Dan Spencer’s future at Texas Tech is uncertain. The fourth-year head coach’s 2012 squad posted a 29-26 overall record and was the lone Big 12 team to not qualify for this week’s Big 12 baseball tournament.

Of the nine Big 12 teams that participate in baseball, the top eight teams qualify for the double-elimination tournament in Oklahoma City. Texas Tech tied with Kansas State for eighth place in the league but the Wildcats owned the tiebreaker after defeating the Red Raiders two games to one game in this past weekend’s three-game series.

At the beginning of the season Spencer, a former Texas Tech baseball player himself, expected his team to qualify for an NCAA Regional bid. The 2012 season was the first time in Spencer’s Texas Tech career the Red Raiders did not reach the Big 12 tournament but the team has never advanced beyond postseason conference play in his four years.

After Texas Tech’s final game Saturday, an 8-2 win, Spencer said he wanted to stay in Lubbock.

“I want to be at Texas Tech and I bleed the red and black,” he said. “We’re going to continue to make progress.”

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