Candi Whitaker has been fired by Texas Tech, according to multiple reports and confirmed by its Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt. Her firing was first reported by Pete Christy.
Kirby Hocutt has called a 3:30 press conference about Lady Raider Basketball. Sources have confirmed to us Candi Whitaker is out as Lady Raiders Head Coach. I wish Candi and her family the best!— Pete Christy (@pchristy11) January 1, 2018
Kirbys opening statement on coach Whitakers firing. Assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller will coach the Lady Raiders the rest of the season. #WreckEm #KCBDSports @KCBD11 @pchristy11 pic.twitter.com/DsWeTXpuOq— Devin Ward (@DevinKCBD) January 1, 2018
The firing of Whitaker comes a few days after her top assistant Melanie Balcomb resigned from her position.