LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech head women's basketball coach Candi Whitaker announced on Monday the addition of Ray Caldwell to her staff, as an assistant coach.

In his eight-year tenure coaching various levels of basketball, Caldwell has coached 18 NCAA Division-I men's and women's basketball players, and trained eight professionals currently playing overseas. He has also worked with three McDonalds All-Americans.

During that time, Caldwell also worked with various teams, facilities, NCAA certification departments and scouting services to organize approved tournaments on a yearly basis.

"Ray is an outstanding coach with a proven track record of developing top players," Whitaker said. "He has established quality relationships across the country in grassroots girls basketball. His talents as a coach and recruiter will help us pursue our goal of competing at the highest level. He is a fantastic addition to an established coaching staff."

Since 2007, Caldwell has been a lead trainer and head coach at SA Finest Basketball, in San Antonio, Texas, where he formulated and implemented individual skill set developmental programs for hundreds of student-athletes and professional players.

Caldwell attended Mt. San Jacinto Junior College and Chapman University, and is currently progressing toward a degree from Northern Arizona University. He and his wife, Alba, have two daughters--Recee' and Desiree.