LUBBOCK, Texas (Texas Tech Press Release) – Texas Tech women's basketball head coach Candi Whitaker announced Saturday that assistant coach Brett Schneider has stepped down from his position with the team.
Schneider spent one season as an assistant at Tech and 15th season overall in coaching. He spent three of those seasons alongside Whitaker.
"Brett is a tremendous coach and person," Whitaker said. "I've known him and his family for a long time. I am very thankful for his time and dedication as a coach, and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."
Schneider's main responsibilities included recruiting as well as helping develop the forwards and post players at Tech. He served as the recruiting coordinator and camp director for Whitaker at UMKC from 2007-09. He also worked as the liaison between the UMKC strength and conditioning program for the team.
Prior to his stop at UMKC, Schneider spent a season at Sam Houston State for the (2006-07) where he also served as the recruiting coordinator.
Schneider was an assistant coach at West Texas A&M University from 1993-98 and was the associate head coach from 2000-06. He recently was an assistant coach at Memphis for three seasons (2009-12) and helped develop the post players as well as being responsible for scheduling, opponent scouting and recruiting.
A nationwide search will begin immediately to fill his position.