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.
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.
|UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2002–2003)|
|2002||UNLV||30-30||13-17||5th||Mountain West Tournament[a]|
|TCU Horned Frogs (Conference USA) (2004–2005)|
|TCU Horned Frogs (Mountain West Conference) (2006–present)|
|2009||TCU||40-18||15-5||1st||NCAA Super Regionals|
|2010||TCU||54-14||19-5||1st||College World Series|
|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|
- In this season, all six Mountain West teams qualified for the postseason baseball tournament.
- TCU's Schlossnagle honored nationally, ESPN Dallas, June 19, 2010
|National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year