TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle Leaving for Texas A&M
The TCU Horned Frogs are about to lose their long-time baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle, who is set to leave for Texas A&M, according to a report from D1Baseball.com.
TCU baseball is coming off a Big 12 Tournament Championship just this past week under Schlossnagle. However after a 41-19 record this season, the Frogs suffered a shocking loss in the NCAA Regionals this past weekend. During his career, Schlossnagle guided the Frogs to three Big 12 regular season titles, 15 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Super Regional appearances, and five College World Series appearances, including four-straight from 2014-17.
Schlossnagle was named the National Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2016 and finishes his career at TCU with a 693-330 overall record.
To put this in perspective, the Aggies have reached the College World Series only six times in program history. Schlossnagle will replace long-time Aggies head coach Rob Childress, who did not have his contract renewed following the 2021 campaign.
Schlossnagle has been a hot commodity for a long time, as he most recently turned down Mississippi State in 2018 to stay at TCU.
According to D1Baseball, “the Aggies are making a strong financial commitment to the program, and the long-time head coach is expected to have an excellent, highly acclaimed coaching staff with the expected assistant salary. Look for some high-profile names who are currently playing in the NCAA postseason to be part of his staff.”
For TCU, it now has to hire just its 10th coach in program history, and first one in nearly two decades as Schlossnagle took over the program in 2003.