Tubbs stepping down as Lamar AD

Lamar University athletic director Billy Tubbs is stepping down

to become a special assistant and consultant to the school

President.

Lamar on Monday announced Tubbs, who has been AD since 2002,

will be replaced by women’s basketball coach Larry Tidwell as

interim athletic director.

Tubbs has spent 18 years as a player, assistant coach, head

coach and faculty member at Lamar, including two stints as men’s

basketball coach. The 75-year-old former Oklahoma and TCU coach has

a career record of 641-340 over 31 years.