Texas Tech Hires Oregon State's Associate Head Coach

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 4:35 pm
By: News On 6

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Dan Spencer, associate head coach on Oregon State's back-to-back College World Series championship teams, and Trent Petrie were hired as assistants Monday by Texas Tech.

Spencer will have the same title under Larry Hays, overseeing pitchers and catchers while also serving as recruiting coordinator. He had those duties for the Beavers, who last month became the first team to win consecutive national titles since LSU a decade

A Texas Tech infielder in the late 1980s, the 41-year-old Spencer spent the past 11 seasons at Oregon State, including the past three as associate head coach. He coached at a pair of junior colleges before joining the Beavers.

Petrie, who played one season for Tech in 1992, spent the past two seasons as the hitting coach at New Mexico. The 36-year-old also was an assistant at Oklahoma State. He will be the infield coach and help with recruiting.

Daren Hays, the head coach's son, was reassigned from hitting coach to director of operations.