Jim Schlossnagle

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Jim Schlossnagle
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team TCU
Conference Big 12
Record 565–254
Annual salary $846,253 (calendar year 2014)[1]
Biographical details
Born (1970-08-12) August 12, 1970 (age 46)
Hagerstown, Maryland
Alma mater Elon
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1992 Elon (assistant)
1993 Clemson (assistant)
1994–2001 Tulane (associate HC)
2002–2003 UNLV
2004–present TCU
Head coaching record
Overall 642–301
Tournaments 46–32
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big 12: 2015
Big 12 Tournament: 2014, 2016
Mountain West: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Mountain West Tournament: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Conference USA Tournament: 2004, 2005
NCAA Super Regional: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA Regional: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Awards
Baseball America National Coach of the Year: 2016
NCBWA National Coach of the Year: 2010
FieldTurf National Coach of the Year: 2010
Big 12 Coach of the Year: 2015
Mountain West Coach of the Year: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Jim Schlossnagle (born August 12, 1970) is the head baseball coach at Texas Christian University (TCU) and is the winningest coach in Horned Frogs baseball history. Schlossnagle has been named a National Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2010 and by Baseball America in 2016, and he has won 8 conference Coach of the Year awards in his 15-year head coaching career.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

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[edit]

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).

Schlossnagle became the winningest coach in TCU baseball history on February 21, 2016, with his 518th win. He is the only coach to lead TCU to the College World Series, having led them to Omaha four times (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016). During his tenure in Fort Worth, Schlossnagle has won three National Coach of the Year Awards, two in 2010 and one in 2016.

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Schlossnagle's yearly records as a collegiate head baseball coach.

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2002–2003)
2002 UNLV 30–30 13–17 5th Mountain West Tournament[a]
2003 UNLV 47–17 24–6 1st NCAA Regionals
UNLV: 77–47 37–23
TCU Horned Frogs (Conference USA) (2004–2005)
2004 TCU 39–26 19–11 T–4th NCAA Regionals
2005 TCU 41–20 20–10 T–2nd NCAA Regionals
TCU Horned Frogs (Mountain West Conference) (2006–2012)
2006 TCU 39–23 17–5 1st NCAA Regionals
2007 TCU 48–14 20–3 1st NCAA Regionals
2008 TCU 44–19 19–5 1st NCAA Regionals
2009 TCU 40–18 15–5 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2010 TCU 54–14 19–5 1st College World Series
2011 TCU 43–19 20–3 1st NCAA Regionals
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 48–18 17–7 2nd College World Series
2015 TCU 51–15 18–5 1st College World Series
2016 TCU 49–18 15–9 3rd College World Series
2017 TCU 0–0 0–0
TCU: 565–254 226–93

Source: [1]

Total: 642–301

      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. ^ In this season, all six Mountain West teams qualified for the postseason baseball tournament.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Money & TCU: The Financial Report of Texas Christian University". SB Nation Frogs 'O War. April 25, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ TCU's Schlossnagle honored nationally, ESPN Dallas, June 19, 2010

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brian O'Connor
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent