Gophers women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings interviewed for the same position at Texas Tech on Thursday, a university official confirmed to the Star Tribune.
Stollings, whose team finished 24-9 and lost to Oregon in the second round of the NCAA tournament this season, has an 82-47 record in four seasons at Minnesota.
Texas Tech fired Candi Whitaker in January after a 52-84 record in 4½ seasons as head coach. Stollings replaced Pam Borton in 2014 after two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth (2012-14) and one at Winthrop (2011-12).
The Gophers lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Stollings’ first season in 2014-15. But Minnesota won its first game in the Big Dance since 2009 by upsetting Green Bay in the first round last month.
Former Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith took his next job at Texas Tech after being fired at the U following the 2013 season.