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Jim Schlossnagle


Jim Schlossnagle

Jim Schlossnagle (born August 12, 1970 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is currently the head baseball coach of TCU. Schlossnagle was named 2010 National Coach of the Year by the National College Baseball Writers Association.[1]

Early life and career

Schlossnagle grew up in Smithsburg, Maryland and attended Smithsburg schools. Schlossnagle graduated magna cum laude from Elon University, where he pitched for the Fightin' Christians' 1989 NAIA World Series team and also began his coaching career in 1990 as a pitching coach. After three seasons on the staff at Elon, Schlossnagle spent 1993 on the staff at Clemson before accepting the Associate Head Coach position at Tulane in 1994. He spent eight years at Tulane, including a trip to the College World Series in 2001.

Head coaching career

In 2002, Schlossnagle was hired as the head coach at UNLV. A year later, he led the Rebels to a 47-17 record, which included winning both the regular season title and conference tournament in the Mountain West Conference, as well as the Rebel's first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996.

On August 9, 2003, Schlossnagle was named the head coach at TCU, whose baseball program had just completed its first year in the brand-new Lupton Stadium. During his first season in Fort Worth, 2004, he led the Horned Frogs to a then-school record 39 wins and a Conference USA Tournament Championship, clinching their first NCAA bid since 1994. In 2005 and 2006, the Horned Frogs won their second and third consecutive conference tournament championships (2006 was in the Mountain West), which went along with two more NCAA Regional appearances. Only to finish behind Jack Connell in all time wins.

In his first three years at TCU, Schlossnagle coached four players who appeared on All-America teams: Robbie Findlay (Honorable Mention in 2004), Lance Broadway (1st Team in 2005), Jake Arrieta (2nd Team in 2006) and Chad Huffman (3rd Team in 2006).

Head coaching record

Below is a table of Schlossnagle's yearly records as a collegiate head baseball coach.
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2002–2003)
2002 UNLV 30-30 13-17 5th Mountain West Tournament[1]
2003 UNLV 47-17 24-6 1st NCAA Regionals
UNLV: 77-47 37-23
TCU Horned Frogs (Conference USA) (2004–2005)
2004 TCU 39-26 19-11 T–4th NCAA Regionals
2005 TCU 41-20 20-10 T-2nd NCAA Regionals
TCU Horned Frogs (Mountain West Conference) (2006–present)
2006 TCU 39-23 17-5 1st NCAA Regionals
2007 TCU 48-14 20-3 1st NCAA Regionals
2008 TCU 44-19 19-5 1st NCAA Regionals
2009 TCU 40-18 15-5 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2010 TCU 54-14 19-5 1st College World Series
2011 TCU 43-19 20-3 1st NCAA Regionals
2012 TCU 40-22 18-6 T-1st NCAA Super Regionals
TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12 Conference) (2013–present)
2013 TCU 29-28 12-12 T-6th Big 12 Tournament
2014 TCU 45-15 17-7 2nd College World Series
TCU: 417-203 176-72 Source: [1]
Total: 494-250

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  1. ^ In this season, all six Mountain West teams qualified for the postseason baseball tournament.

See also


  1. ^ TCU's Schlossnagle honored nationally, ESPN Dallas, June 19, 2010

External links

  • TCU profile
Preceded by
Brian O'Connor
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
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