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Jim Schlossnagle named Texas A&M baseball coach

Longtime TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle is taking over at Texas A&M.

Schlossnagle spent 17 years as the head coach at TCU. Before TCU, Schlossnagle served as UNLV's head coach from 2002-03, putting together a 37-23 record and taking the Rebels to the Tempe Regional final in 2003.

In 19 seasons as a head coach, Schlossnagle has compiled an 811-393 (.674) record and been to the College World Series five times.

In 2021, Schlossnagle's Horned Frogs put together a 41-19 season that included a Big 12 Tournament championship and the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, TCU was upended in the Fort Worth Regional, going 1-2 with losses to Dallas Baptist and Oregon State.

Schlossnagle has twice been honored as the nation's top coach in 2010 & 2016 and served as USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team head coach in 2013.

Schlossnagle's coaching career began as an assistant coach for his alma mater Elon College from 1990-92 before he spent a year at Clemson as the Tigers' pitching coach in 1993. That year, seven Clemson pitchers were drafted after a 45-20 season in which the Tigers won the ACC Tournament crown.

Rick Jones brought Schlossnagle to Tulane in 1994, where he spent eight seasons as the Green Wave's associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. During his stint at Tulane, the program went to six NCAA Tournaments, and in 2001, the Green Wave won a nation-leading 55 games and advanced to Omaha.

Schlossnagle pitched on Elon's 1989 NAIA national championship team before graduating magnum cum laude in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He then earned a master's of education in human performance and health promotion from the University of New Orleans in 1995.

Texas A&M athletics press release

June 8, 2021




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