In 1929, after only four seasons, the program was cut due to a lack of interest in college baseball. In 1953, Texas Tech head football coach and athletic director DeWitt Weaver suggested the program be revived to strengthen the athletic department as part of a push for Southwest Conference (SWC) membership. The following year, Beattie Feathers was hired to field the first Texas Tech baseball team in 26 years.
Hays is the only head coach to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Hays is also the only head coach win a conference championship, and a conference tournament championship.
Freeland, the first head coach, has the highest winning percentage of any Texas Tech baseball head coach with a 15–11 record (.673). Hays is the all time leader in games coached (1295), total wins (479), total losses (479), total ties (3), conference wins (278), conference losses (271), and conference winning percentage (.506%). Hays is also the only Texas Tech head coach to have received any coach of the year accolades, winning the SWC Coach of the Year award in 1995 and Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year in 1997. Since the 2013 season, Texas Tech alumnusTim Tadlock has served as the Red Raiders' head coach.
^Texas Tech was a member of the Border Conference, formally known as the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (BIAA), when the program was revived in 1954, but the Border Conference declared no baseball championship, although each year it acknowledged the team with the best record. Although Texas Tech was admitted to the SWC in 1956, the baseball team did not begin SWC play until 1968.