Rodney Terry, Texas Agree To Five-Year Deal To Become Head Coach
Rodney Terry has agreed to become head coach of the University of Texas on a five-year deal.
Terry has been the Longhorns’ interim head coach since Chris Beard was suspended in December and ultimately fired a month later.
Terry became emotional when asked Sunday about his desire to become the head coach at Texas.
“I haven’t really had a lot of time to give a lot of thought to that, to be honest,” he said. “I’ve been so wrapped up and invested in my team. Again, I love these guys. Not only will I just love these guys for the time I got to coach them, I’ll love them for the rest of their lives. I’ll be at their weddings. I’ll be talking to those guys when they have their firstborn.
“It was all about this team, man, and I enjoyed every single day of this journey with this group. I’m going to really miss — I’m going to really miss working with this group. It was never about me. It was always about these guys. I love these guys.”
With Terry at the helm, Texas went 22-8 overall and 12-6 in conference play.