Texas Tech Football Completes 2018 Coaching Staff
Just in time for Spring Football, Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury have completed the coaching staff for the 2018 season.
Adam Scheier will serve as the special teams coordinator. The announcement of the 10th assistant also came with the news that third-year linebackers coach Zac Spavital will be named co-defensive coordinator.
"We're excited to complete our staff with Coach Scheier and also announce the promotion of Coach Spavital," Kingsbury said. "Coach Scheier will bring an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm to our special teams units. I'm excited for him to join our program."
Scheier comes from Ohio State, where he spent the 2017 season as the quality control coach. He's also coached special teams at Wake Forest, Bowling Green, Lehigh and Princeton.
"I'm thankful for the opportunity to join Coach Kingsbury and his staff at Texas Tech," Scheier said. "I look forward to developing relationships with our players and getting started with spring practice this weekend. My family and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Lubbock community and join the Red Raider family."
Scheier isn't only a special teams ace. He's also got experience as a tight ends coach, which will serve well with new offensive coordinator Kevin Johns who uses tight ends in his offensive scheme.
During his five-year tenure at Bowling Green, the Falcons blocked 16 kicks, returned three kickoffs for a touchdown and added four more touchdowns via punts during that span alone.
During his 22-year career, Scheier also has experience coaching wide receivers, running backs, linebackers and the secondary.
Scheier and his wife, Erica, have three daughters, Callie, Riley and Maddie, as well as a son, Brady.
Here is a complete look at the 2018 staff
Kliff Kingsbury Head Coach
David Gibbs Defensive Coordinator
Kevin Johns Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers
Clay McGuire Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs
Zac Spavital Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Brett Dewhurst Safeties
Terrance Jamison Defensive Line
Clay Jennings Defensive Backs
Emmett Jones Outside Receivers
Adam Scheier Special Teams Coordinator
Rusty Whitt Strength and Conditioning Coach