BUBBA JENNINGS - Video Operations Manager
Certainly no stranger to Lubbock or Texas Tech University, Brooks "Bubba" Jennings begins his second year on the Red Raiders basketball staff as video operations manager. Countless Red Raider fans recall Bubba's multi-award winning years when he laced up his basketball shoes during his highly successful playing days for Coach Gerald Myers.
After graduating with his degree in physical education in 1985, Bubba joined Coach Myers' staff as a graduate assistant before moving to New Mexico to begin his own high school coaching career. During his nine years at Artesia High School in Artesia, New Mexico, his teams garnered two state titles in basketball as well as a state championship in golf.
Returning to Lubbock just over two years ago, Bubba continued to generate success as his Coronado High School basketball teams were District and Bi-District Champions. He was also recognized for his coaching efforts as City Coach of the Year and 3AAAAA Coach of the Year.
Originally from Clovis, New Mexico, Bubba not only played on a New Mexico State Championship team (AAAA), but he was also selected to the Class AAAA All-State Team in 1979 and was named New Mexico Basketball "Player of the Year" in 1980. Selected as an "All-American" and "Academic All-American" by the NHSCAA in 1980, Bubba set New Mexico state records for the most points in a game (75) and the most points in a season. He was inducted into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. 1985 was a banner season for Texas Tech University basketball and for Bubba. The Red Raiders were SWC Champions and Bubba was selected SWC Basketball "Player of the Year," SWC "Athlete of the Year," and Texas Tech Basketball MVP. To top off this season of celebration, Bubba received the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation's most outstanding collegiate basketball player under six feet tall. After being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, Bubba went on to play professional basketball in Europe for the London Docklands Crystal Palace.
Bubba's wife, Jackie, grew up in Arlington and is also a Texas Tech graduate. In her chosen field of education, she is an art teacher at Preston Smith Elementary School. Bubba and Jackie have three children, Cooper (13), Kadie (11), and Brooks III (5).