Kentucky’s Mark Stoops has taken their time to fill their last two remaining positions and it sounds like he has his wide receivers coach.
Just got a triple-confirmation that Texas Tech’s Tommy Mainord is a done deal to UK as wide receivers coach.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) January 11, 2013
Tommy Mainord begins his third season as Texas Tech’s outside receivers coach after joining the Red Raiders from Lamar University in February of 2010.
The 2011 Red Raiders featured the seventh best passing offense in nation as Texas Tech rang up 4,145 yards passing. A total of 13 different receivers totaled 10 or more catches over the course of the season and were by Eric Ward’s 84 catches for 800 yards.
In Mainord’s first year at Tech, the Red Raiders piled up 4,146 receiving yards along with 39 touchdowns. Mainord also tutored one of the most dynamic receivers in the nation in Lyle Leong. Leong finished the 2010 season with 19 touchdown catches, which was the second most in the country.
Mainord was named offensive coordinator at Lamar in September of 2008 as the Cardinals began preparations for their return to the gridiron in 2010. Lamar had not fielded a football program in over 20 years.
Prior to his stint at Lamar, he served as the co-offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State in 2008 while recruiting west Houston for the Bearkats. Mainord coached D.D. Terry who rushed for a school-record 1,328 yards to rank seventh nationally among football championship subdivision schools and led the Southland Conference with 132.8 yards per game. He was also a first team All-Southland pick and one of 16 finalists for the Walter Payton Award as the Division I FCS Offensive Player of the Year.
Mainord came to Sam Houston after working the previous six years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Tarleton State. He served as a student assistant and graduate assistant before taking over as quarterbacks and running backs coach for the Texans in 2002.
In 2004, he coached both quarterbacks and running backs, including Derrick Ross who earned NCAA Division II honorable mention All-America honors and was an NCAA All-Region and All-Lone Star Conference first team selection as well. Ross gained 1,560 yards in 10 games. His yardage was the best rushing total by an LSC back in 14 seasons. Mainord produced two All-LSC running backs in 2003 (Joe Morrison and Carl Steward) as the Texans went 8-4 to claim a second consecutive LSC North Division title. Morrison was a first team selection while Steward earned second team honors.
Tarleton State rolled up 1,773 yards and scored 24 touchdowns on the ground in 2001 as the Texans went 10-3 to earn a No. 10 national ranking and advance to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. In 2000, Mainord’s running backs gained more than 1,675 yards.
Mainord played varsity baseball at TSU before joining the Texan football program as a student assistant coach in 1999. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in health and sports science (2000) and a masters degree in education (2001) from Tarleton State.
Mainord is the son of former Texas Tech assistant coach Carlos Mainord who spent 15 total seasons with the Red Raiders.
He and his wife, Tiffany, have a daughter, Maecee and a son, Davis.