The Kliff Kingsbury coaching staff has lost another body this week as associate head coach and running backs coach Mike Jinks accepted the open head coaching position at Bowling Green on Tuesday, December 8.

Coach Jinks has been with Texas Tech since 2013 when Kingsbury was hired. In his first season in 2013, Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington combined for 1,013 rushing yards, 533 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.

Mike Jinks helped mold DeAndre Washington into the first running back to run for over 1,000 yards in more than a decade. Jinks followed up the 2014 season with a second straight year with Washington being a 1,000-yard+ rusher in 2015.

Jinks was previously a Head Coach at Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas where he took a new program and made it into a powerhouse that's still in the playoffs. Texas Tech recruits play a big role on the team.

While at Steele, he soared to a 76-18 overall record and an impressive 43-4 mark in his final three seasons. He led the Knights to the 2010 Class 5A Division II State Championship and to the state finals again in 2011.

Jinks takes over a 10-win Bowling Green team that won the MAC Championship in 2015.

We wish Mike Jinks and his family the very best in his future endeavors.

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