California has hired Texas Tech women's coach Neil McGuire
as its new women's coach, replacing Kevin Boyd
, who resigned
earlier this year and later took the women's job at Arizona State.
McGuire, a native of Scotland and former player at Division II Augusta State, coached Texas Tech the past two seasons and
was the head coach at Mississippi coach for four years (2000-03). He spent the 2004 season as a women's assistant at Texas.
He was tabbed as the 2001 SEC Coach of the Year when he guided
Mississippi State to the first-ever women's conference title in Bulldog athletics, leading his team to a share of the 2001 SEC Western Division championship.
In 2006, McGuire's second season
at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders finished 7-11-2, recording their most wins in seven season.
McGuire inherits a Cal team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and
welcomes one of the top recruiting classes in the country.