Rodney Allison is no stranger to Texas Tech Athletics as he enjoyed a successful tenure as the quarterback for the Red Raiders from 1974-1977. He was named most valuable player in the Southwest Conference in 1976 as well as MVP of the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl later that season. Following his senior season, Allison was selected to play in two all-star games, the Japan Bowl and the Hula Bowl. In 1980, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Texas Tech. Allison then moved into collegiate coaching with stops at Texas Tech, Duke, Southern Mississippi, Auburn and Clemson. In December 2002 he was named Head Coach at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. After six seasons in Chattanooga, Allison and his wife Leigh moved back to Lubbock and in 2013 he accepted the position as Director of the Double T Varsity Club.
"At some point, I always hoped to come back to Texas Tech in a position where I could make a difference for the University and Tech's athletic department."
Alex joined the Red Raider Club team in August 2013. Alex comes to Texas Tech from the United States Air Force Academy where he served as Development Coordinator from 2011-2013. During his time at the Academy, he was instrumental in increasing annual fund gifts to the Falcon Pride Club by 35%.
In his current position as Assistant Athletics Director, Alex plays a vital role in annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications. The Jacksonville, FL native holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Master's of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He is married to the former Jennifer Teichelman of Fort Worth.
Rickie Alvarez joined the Red Raider Club Staff in July 2016. In his current role, Rickie coordinates all donor and fan parking operations, and assists in all aspects of annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications.
Rickie comes to Texas Tech from Colorado State University where he served as the Athletics Development Intern for the Annual Fund from 2014-2016. During his time at CSU, Rickie was an integral part of a team that saw an increase of 68% in total number of donors to the Ram Club, leading to a record fundraising year in 2015-2016. Prior to his arrival at CSU, Rickie interned at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the External Operations Assistant. During his tenure at ULM, Rickie assisted with game operations, annual fund solicitations, and was the primary contact for premium seating and tailgating. The Bellflower, CA native holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University.
Audra McMath joined the Red Raider Club in May 2017 as an assistant director for stewardship and events. She previously spent three years as the Communications Coordinator in the Texas Tech Athletics Communications Office.
In her role, McMath is responsible for many of the donor events the Red Raider Club hosts annually as well as the Victory Circle.
McMath made the move to the Red Raider Club after serving as the direct contact for Senior Associate Athletics Director Robert Giovannetti as well as all seven contacts within the communications office. She oversaw the communications operating budget and, most importantly, managed Texas Tech's student intern program.
McMath was normally the first voice Red Raider fans or media hear when they called the communications office as she helped coordinate credential requests as well as hotel arrangements for visiting media during football and basketball season. She also orchestrated event logistics behind many of Texas Tech's press gatherings, including the annual Local Media Day event prior to football season.
Prior to joining the athletics department, McMath spent just over a year as the events and staffing supervisor at G. Boren Services in Lubbock. There, she was responsible for hiring over 100 event staff workers for Texas Tech football and basketball games as well as other events held at United Supermarkets Arena, City Bank Coliseum and the Lubbock Civic Center.
McMath, a native of Clovis, New Mexico, earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from Eastern New Mexico University in 2009. She resides in Lubbock with her two children, Jaxon and Malley.
Kami joined the Double T Varsity Club in July 2016 as a post-graduate intern overseeing the planning and organizing of Double T Varsity Club events and assisting with social media efforts. After a successful year, she was named Assistant Director of the Double T Varsity Club. Prior to joining the Double T Varsity Club, Kami attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. While attending Angelo State, she worked for Angelo State Athletics where she assisted with special events and game day activities. She will begin graduate school this summer at Texas Tech University to earn a Master's Degree in Sport Management.
Clark joined the Red Raider Club full-time in January 2016 as Membership Coordinator after interning for the RRC in the summer of 2015. Clark spent the 2016 Texas Tech football season as Assistant Director of Membership and now serves as Associate Director of Leadership Giving. Prior to joining the Red Raider Club staff, Clark was a four-year letterman on the Texas Tech Men's basketball team. Active on campus and in the community, Clark was named the 2015 Big 12 Conference Male Sportsperson of the year. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations in 2014 and his Masters Degree in Sport Management in 2015, both from Texas Tech University. In the fall of 2015, Clark interned for Senator John Cornyn TX (R) in Washington, D.C before returning to the Lone Star state. Clark is passionate about serving Texas Tech Athletics and the Lubbock Community.
For over 40 years, the name Corky Oglesby has been synonymous with service to Texas Tech Athletics. A track athlete himself, Corky earned his bachelor's of science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1958 and later went on to earn his Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M University in 1965. He moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky to coach basketball and teach at Western Kentucky University in 1967 before moving to Lubbock, a place he has called home since 1969. He was an assistant for former basketball coach Bob Bass until 1976 when he took over as the head track and field coach for the Red Raiders. He coached 32 All-Americans in his 20 years as track & field coach before transitioning to a role with the Red Raider Club in 1998. For his years of service and dedication to Texas Tech Athletics, the weight lifting area for Olympic sports was renamed the Gerald "Corky" Oglesby Strength & Conditioning Center in 2008. In his 15th year with the Red Raider Club, Corky is responsible for the Car Coach program among various other duties.
Silvia Solis joined the Red Raider Club in November 2015 as Office Manager. In this role, she provides administrative support and assistance to the Associate Athletics Director and Red Raider Club staff. Prior to joining the Red Raider Club, Silvia worked for Akima Facilities Management at Laughlin Air Force Base where she served as a Counselor. She provided assitance to military members and families who were preparing for upcoming deployments and permanent change of station.
Vicki Taguba has been with Texas Tech Athletics for the past 15 years working in Accounts Receivable. She is the Lead Account Processor for the Red Raider Club and is primarily responsible for processing payments associated with new memberships and renewals. Originally from Post, Texas, you can find Vicki spending time with fans in the "Bubble" on game-days.
Post-Graduate Intern, Red Raider Club
Post-Graduate Intern, Red Raider Club
Audrey joined the Red Raider Club Staff in May of 2017 as the Post-Graduate Intern. In her current role, Audrey assists with all aspects of annual giving, donor based benefits, and donor communications. She is also responsible for the Student Red Raider Club and Young Alumni Program.
Audrey comes to Lubbock from Munster, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University. While earning her Master's Degree, Audrey was the graduate assistant for the Office of Engagement and Giving. Furthermore, during her undergraduate studies at BSU, Audrey was a four-year letter winner on the women's softball team.
Post-Graduate Intern, Double T Varsity Club
Post-Graduate Intern, Double T Varsity Club
Blake joined the Double T Varsity Club in July 2017 as a post-graduate intern. She will be overseeing the planning and organizing of special events, game day activities, and social media efforts.
Prior to joining the Double T Varsity Club, Blake was a four-year letter winner on the Texas Tech Track and Field team in the women's pole vault. In May 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.