Nance joins Texas Tech staff as Director of Scouting

By | April 1, 2022

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire announced the hiring of Brian Nance to the Red Raider recruiting staff Friday. Nance will serve as Director of Scouting, reuniting him with both McGuire and Director of Player Personnel James Blanchard.

Nance joins the football program after previously serving on the recruiting staff at Baylor since 2019, first as assistant director of football operations under then-head coach Matt Rhule before moving to the recruiting side as associate director of player personnel in 2020.

“Brian Nance was the ideal candidate for this position, and we couldn’t be more excited that he and his family have decided to join what were are building here at Texas Tech,” McGuire said. “Brian is a rising star in the personnel world as I’ve seen first-hand how well he relates to recruits and their families. He will be a tremendous addition to our staff and our recruiting department under James Blanchard

Baylor played in two Big 12 title games during Nance’s three seasons on staff as the Bears fell to Oklahoma in 2019 before topping Oklahoma State this past season. Both trips led to appearances in the Allstate Sugar Bowl as Baylor was a combined 25-12 overall over his three seasons.

In addition to his time at the collegiate level, Nance joins a long list of Texas Tech staffers who have experience as part of the Texas High School Coaches Association after serving as an assistant coach at Temple High School near Waco in 2018. He joined the Baylor staff immediately following that football season.

Nance was a three-year letterwinner at Baylor from 2014-17 where he developed into one of the top defensive linemen in the Big 12 his senior season. Nance appeared in 38 games with 10 starts as a Bear, capping his tenure with a strong final campaign that saw career highs with 33 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Nance graduated from Euless (Texas) Trinity High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in 2012. He earned his degree in kinesiology and leisure studies from Baylor in 2018. Nance and his girlfriend, Aereal Dickerson, a 2016 Baylor graduate, have three children: Jayvon, Brielle and Brian III.

Nance replaces Cody Bellairewho has accepted another position outside of college athletics.

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