New Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Candi Whitaker made her first hire Wednesday, bringing on former colleague Brett Schneider.

She announced the hire Wednesday morning on KTTU 104.3 FM.

Schneider spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Memphis, having previously coached on Whitaker’s staff at UMKC for two seasons.

He also brings in Big 12 Conference coaching experience, having coached at former league member Missouri from 1998-2000.

The Canyon native began his coaching career at West Texas A&M in 1993, serving as an assistant until 1998.

Following his stint at Missori, Schneider returned to Canyon as the associate head coach until 2006.

Schneider is the brother of Stephen F. Austin head coach Brandon Schneider.