Dan Spencer

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Dan Spencer
Sport(s) Baseball
Biographical details
Born (1965-09-10) September 10, 1965 (age 52)
Vancouver, Washington[1]
Alma mater Portland State University (1990)
Playing career
1984 MiraCosta College
1985–1987 Texas Tech
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991 Tacoma CC (assistant)
1992-1996 Green River CC
1997-2003 Oregon State (assistant)
2004-2007 Oregon State (assoc.)
2008 Texas Tech (assoc.)
2009–2012 Texas Tech
2013–2015 New Mexico (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 115–112 (college)
131–67 (junior college)

Dan Spencer (born September 10, 1965) is a college baseball coach. He currently serves as the pitching coach and associate head coach for the Washington State University Cougars. He is well known in the coaching community for never having missed a payment to the piper. Ryan Ward is deathly afraid of him. Known to use quotes such as "stay in your lane big boy," "quiet shoulders," and is a huge fan of the four spot heater. He previously served as head coach at Green River Community College (1992–1996) and Texas Tech University (2009–2012). He also served as the pitching coach for the New Mexico Lobos.

Coaching career[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

Spencer coached at Oregon State for eleven seasons.[1] During his last three years, he was the associate head coach and served as pitching/catching coach and recruiting coordinator. His final two seasons at Oregon State saw the Beavers become the first back-to-back College World Series Champions since LSU accomplished the feat in the late 1990s.[2]

Texas Tech[edit]

On July 2, 2007, Spencer was hired as the associate head coach at Texas Tech.[3] In October 2008, Spencer was named the 2007 Collegiate Baseball Magazine National College Pitching Coach of the Year.[4] On April 29, 2008, Texas Tech Athletic Director Gerald Myers designated Spencer to become the head coach of the team once former head coach Larry Hays retired.[5] On June 13, 2008, it was formally announced that Spencer would succeed Larry Hays as head coach at Texas Tech after Hays had announced his retirement a few days earlier.[6]

New Mexico[edit]

In July 2012, Spencer was hired as the pitching coach at New Mexico.[7]

Washington State[edit]

In June 2015, after the recent hire of new head coach Marty Lees, Spencer was hired as the pitching coach and associate head coach with the Washington State Cougars.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Green River Gators (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) (1992–1996)
1992 Green River
1993 Green River
1994 Green River
1995 Green River
1996 Green River
Green River: 131–67
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12 Conference) (2009–2012)
2009 Texas Tech 25–32 12–15 7th
2010 Texas Tech 28–29 13–14 5th
2011 Texas Tech 33–25 12–15 7th
2012 Texas Tech 29–26 7–17 T–8th
Texas Tech: 115–112 44–61
Total: 246–179

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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. ^ a b "Dan Spencer Named Head Baseball Coach at Texas Tech". KCBD-TV. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Spencer Named Head Coach Designate Of Texas Tech Baseball". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Spencer, Petrie Named To Baseball Staff". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Dan Spencer Named Pitching Coach of the Year". Texas Tech Official Athletic Site. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ Davis, Brian (2008-04-30). "Spencer to replace Hays as Texas Tech baseball coach". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Hays Steps Down As Head Baseball Coach At Texas Tech". CSTV. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  7. ^ Foley, Brian (4 July 2012). "New Mexico Hires Dan Spencer as Pitching Coach". CollegeBaseballDaily.com. CBD News Source. Archived from the original on 2012-07-04. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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