The Texas A&M Commerce Lions have hired former Rice head coach David Bailiff as the new leader of the Lions.
Before coaching at Rice, Bailiff was the head coach at Texas State University. Bailiff replaces Colby Carthel, who won a national championship in Commerce two years ago.
Bailiff will officially be introduced as the head coach on Wednesday. He coached at Rice for 10 years, leading the Owls to two 10 win seasons.
At one point, led them to 30 wins over a 4-year period, which is the best mark in school history.