Craig Snider has been nominated because the Texas Tech softball crew’s subsequent head coach, the Tech athletic division introduced Monday by way of Twitter.
Snider takes over for the late Sami Ward, who was fired after lower than two full seasons with the Purple Raiders.
Snider joins the Purple Raiders after spending the final three seasons with Texas A&M. He beforehand spent eight years as an assistant at Florida State, the place he helped the Seminoles win the 2018 nationwide championship.
Extra:Texas Tech fires softball coach Sami Ward after two seasons
Throughout his tenure in Tallahassee, Snider was on seven groups that made the NCAA Regional Spherical, three appearances within the Ladies’s School World Collection, and 11 ACC regular-season and convention match titles.
Snider would be the ninth head coach in program historical past.
The Purple Raiders posted a two-year file of 43-52 total and an 8-28 mark in Massive 12 play underneath Ward, who was fired after the ultimate sport of the common season earlier than the Massive 12 match in Could.
Extra:Texas Tech has agreed to pay $429,000 within the firing of softball coach Sami Ward
“I assumed the timing would give us a possibility to start out wanting,” Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt informed the Avalanche Journal after Ward’s firing, “and take each benefit we will achieve to the following.” Discovering Leaders and the Proper Particular person to Lead This ahead program is necessary. So I assumed it was the suitable time to share the choice we have come to.”
Texas Tech stays obligated to pay 80% of Ward’s remaining projected wage of $429,333 on the five-year contract she signed in 2020. This cash was to be paid to Ward in month-to-month increments starting this month.