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And so the legend begins…

January 28, 2010

Birthplace:

Big Spring, Texas
November 9,1969

Family & Background:

Married wife Kate Golding in 2006 and they had a daughter Alta Carolin (Ally) in 2008. He is the son of legendary Texas Tech head football coach Spike Dykes, who coached the Red Raiders from 1987 to 1999. Dykes graduated from Texas Tech where he lettered in baseball for three years.

Coaching accomplishments:

* Dykes helped ULM receiver Marty Booker set school season and career records, and earn Blue-Gray and Shrine Game spots before third-round 1999 NFL selection by Chicago.

* Dykes was co-offensive coordinator working with head coach Mike Leach and inside receivers coach Dana Holgorsen running Texas Tech’s wide-open passing attack in 2005-06 and was Tech’s wide receivers coach since 2000. The Red Raiders were among the national top six in total offense and passing during the span.

* Dykes, at age 39, was named the All-American Football Foundation’s Mike Campbell Top Assistant Award in 2006 and was cited as one of the nation’s top college football recruiters by Rivals.com. He was instrumental in Texas Tech’s record-setting passing attack which in his career has seen receivers set numerous individual school and Big 12 Conference records.

* While at Arizona, Dykes’ helped the Wildcats set single-season records for passing yards, passing yards per game, completions, touchdown passes and completion percentage. Dykes loves the passing attack. The foundation of the offensive system under Dykes helped UA rate 16th in scoring and 33rd in total offense.

* Dykes will lead the Tech nation in 2010 under his first job as a head coach. Dykes said he loves the desire, passion and dedication of the athletes and could not wait to begin coaching at Tech.

Coaching Experience:

1997
Grad Assistant/TEs
Kentucky

1998
Receivers Coach
Northeast Louisiana

1999
Special Teams/WRs
Kentucky

2000-04
Receivers Coach
Texas Tech

2005-06
Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs
Texas Tech

2007-09
Offensive Coordinator/QBs
Arizona

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