LUBBOCK, Texas and RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech University hired Texas Tech University offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie as their new head football coach, the university confirmed Tuesday. was first to report Louisiana Tech’s plans to hire Cumbie.

He’ll replace Skip Holtz who was fired after nine seasons with the Bulldogs.

Cumbie had served as interim head coach of the Red Raiders since the firing of Matt Wells earlier in the season.

Newly hired head coach Joey McGuire planned to retain Cumbie as part of his coaching staff.

This will be Cumbie’s first full-time head coaching job.

Louisiana Tech University is located in Ruston.