|Team||Texas Tech Red Raiders|
December 21, 1968 |
|Alma mater||Texas Tech University
University of Texas at Tyler
|Hill College Rebels
Texas Tech Red Raiders
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Hill College Rebels (asst.)
Oklahoma Sooners (asst.)
Texas Tech Red Raiders (asst.)
Texas Tech Red Raiders
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1-2 (Big 12)
|Accomplishments and honors|
NJCAA Division I Baseball Tournament (1999, 2000)
ABCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year (2014)
NJCAA National Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
Skip Bertman Award (2014)
Tim Tadlock (born 21 December, 1968 in Denton, Texas) is a collegiate baseball coach and former player. He served as head coach of the Grayson Vikings representing Grayson County College (GCC) (1997–2005) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders representing Texas Tech University (2013–present). Tadlock guided the Grayson Vikings to back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I World Series titles in 1999 and 2000. In 2014, Tadlock would lead his alma mater to their first birth in the College World Series and received the Skip Bertman Award, presented to the college baseball coach of the year by the College Baseball Foundation.
Tadlock was a two-time all-district player while attending Denton High School in Denton, Texas. He played two years at Hill College before transferring to Texas Tech University, where he was the starting shortstop for two seasons before graduating in 1992.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tadlock joined the Red Raider coaching staff as the associate head coach under Dan Spencer prior to the 2012 season. Following the firing of Spencer in 2013, Tadlock was promoted to the head coaching position. The 2013 season saw the program's first series win over the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas since 2001 and broke school records in both fielding percentage and double plays. The Red Raiders would complete the season with a 26-30 overall record.
The 2014 season began with a 4-1 series win over the then #3 Indiana Hoosiers. Texas Tech would go on to finish the regular season with a 40-16 record, earning a birth in the Coral Gables Regional of the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, the first NCAA tournament appearance by the Red Raiders since 2004. The Red Raiders would go on to win the Coral Gables Regional, defeating the Columbia Lions in the opening game and host Miami Hurricanes two games to one. Texas Tech would be the first team since 1992 to pitch 3 straight NCAA tournament shutouts.
The Coral Gables Regional championship earned the Red Raiders their first Super Regional appearance and hosting in Lubbock Super Regional against the College of Charleston Cougars. The Red Raiders would win two straight 1-0 games, the fewest runs scored ever in the since the Super Regional format was introduced in 1999. The Lubbock Super Regional championship earned the Red Raiders their first College World Series birth in program history. The season was also marked by tying a school record in home wins (33), and breaking a school record with 9 shutouts. The Red Raiders pitching staff's earned run average of 3.17 marked the lowest since 1974.
The Red Raiders would go on to lose two games in the College World Series, finishing with an overall season record of 45-21. With an additional 19 wins than the prior season, Tadlock received the Skip Bertman Award, presented to the college baseball coach of the year by the College Baseball Foundation. The team's finish of 8th place in the USA Today Coaches' Poll tied the 1995 8th place ranking as the highest in school history. In August 2014, Tadlock received a 5 year contract extension to 2019.
Head coaching record
|Grayson Vikings (NTJCAC) (1997–2005)|
|1998||Grayson||47–18||NJCAA World Series|
|1999||Grayson||55–13||W NJCAA World Series|
|2000||Grayson||55–11||W NJCAA World Series|
|2003||Grayson||55–15||NJCAA World Series|
|2004||Grayson||45–17||NJCAA World Series|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12 Conference) (2013–present)|
|2013||Texas Tech||26-30||9-15||8th of 9||Big 12 Tournament|
|2014||Texas Tech||45-19||14-10||4th of 9||College World Series|
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