President Bailey's Statement on Gerald Myers' Retirement

Bailey thanks Myers for his 55 years of service to the university.

Texas Tech University

Following Gerald Myers' retirement announcement, Guy Bailey, Texas Tech president, had the following to say:

“Gerald Myers’ career has spanned portions of seven decades and we are proud to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of an individual that gave his heart and soul to his alma mater. He served Texas Tech with dignity and has always placed the university ahead of himself as a player, coach and administrator. Gerald brought the athletic program through a tenuous period in the late 1990s, inheriting a program that was in the midst of NCAA sanctions, while at the same time moving the department forward during the early years of the Big 12 Conference.

“The timing of Gerald’s retirement as athletic director is the culmination of a career that has overseen a budget growth from $12 million in his first year to more than $50 million this year. Athletics during his tenure has experienced nearly $250 million in facilities construction and renovations, including the soon-to-be-completed east side addition to Jones AT&T Stadium, which has become one of the finest facilities in college football.

“Throughout his storied career, Gerald has been a gentleman. He is well respected by his peers throughout the Big 12 Conference and across the country, and has represented Texas Tech well. We wish him and Carol the best in the future, and they will always be a part of the Texas Tech family. They both can be proud of years of service to the university that are unparalleled.”