Texas Tech University

Impactful Individual: Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury coached the Texas Tech Football team from 2013-2018.

Rawls College | July 18, 2023

As Texas Tech University celebrates its centennial year in 2023, the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business will highlight impactful individuals from years past. While each person be it as a student, alumni, friend, faculty or staff member may have impacted the college or their industry differently, one thing will always be constant: they are all part of the Rawls College legacy.

Kliff Kingsbury earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from Rawls College in 2001.

The San Antonio native played quarterback for the Red Raiders from 2000-2002 and was coached by Spike Dykes and Mike Leach. During his 43-game career, Kingsbury racked up 39 school records, 13 Big 12 Conference records and 7 FBS records.

After a brief playing career in the NFL and CFL, Kingsbury began coaching at the collegiate level at University of Houston in 2008. In 2012, Kingsbury served as the offensive coordinator for Texas A&M. Kingsbury returned to his alma mater in 2013 as head coach of the Red Raiders, where he held that position until 2018.

Kingsbury made the jump to the NFL, serving as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2019-2023.

For more information on the impact of Rawls College, please visit the centennial exhibit at the Texas Tech Museum.