Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt will have another coaching vacancy to fill. Late Saturday, Texas Tech announced that Lady Raider Basketball head coach Kristy Curry resigned to take over Alabama's women's basketball program.

“Earlier this morning, I met with Coach Curry and she informed me that she would be resigning from Texas Tech in order to take the head coaching position at the University of Alabama," said Hocutt in a statement released by Texas Tech. Hocutt continued, "A national search for her replacement is underway and the immediate interest in the job has been tremendous.  The Lady Raider Basketball program is steeped in history and tradition and its head coaching position is one of the top jobs in this country.  We will work as expeditiously as possible with the goal to find the candidate that is the right fit for Texas Tech University and can lead our pursuit of championships and academic excellence.”

Kristy Curry replaced Marsha Sharp as the Lady Raiders head coach in the 2006-07 season. She compiled a 130-98 record at Texas Tech with two NCAA Tournament and three WNIT appearances.

Statement from Marsha Sharp, Former Lady Raider Head Coach:

"I wish Kristy and Kelly the best of luck at the University of Alabama.  I have every confidence that Kirby Hocutt will do an excellent job with this search and find someone who will do a terrific job.  I look forward to following this program in the future and know there are many great times ahead for Lady Raider Basketball and our tremendous fans."