Rob Childress

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Rob Childress
Childress (right) talking to an Aggie player on February 24, 2008
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Texas A&M
Conference SEC
Biographical details
Born (1968-09-26) September 26, 1968 (age 48)
Gilmer, Texas
Playing career
1987–1990 Northwood
Position(s) P
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1992 Texarkana College (assistant)
1993 Northwood (assistant)
1994 Texarkana College
1995–1997 Northwestern State (assistant)
1998–2005 Nebraska (assistant)
2006–present Texas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 501–248–2 (.669)
Accomplishments and honors
Big 12 Conference (2008, 2011)
Big 12 Conference Tournament (2007, 2010, 2011)
SEC Tournament (2016)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2008, 2011)[1]

Robert Alexander Childress is the head baseball coach of the Texas A&M Aggies baseball team. Before coming to Texas A&M for the 2006 season, he served as an associate head coach and pitching coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He attended Harmony High School in Northeast Texas.

Coaching career[edit]

Assistant coach[edit]

During his eight years as pitching coach with Nebraska (1998–2005), the Cornhuskers advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, reached the Super Regionals four times, and the College World Series three times. He helped construct the Nebraska pitching staff into one of the best in the nation, posting the top five single-season strikeout records in Nebraska history. His last season at Nebraska, his staff finished with an ERA of 2.69, ranking in the top five nationally and best in the Big 12.

Before joining the Nebraska staff, he served as pitching coach at Northwestern State University from 1995 to 1997.[2]

Head coach[edit]

Childress was hired in 2005 by Texas A&M to be the head coach of the Aggie baseball team. His second season as head coach, Childress led the Aggies to a Big 12 Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA Super Regionals. His team continued to improve in the 2008 season, as the Aggies won the Big 12 Championship and returned to the NCAA Super Regionals, earning Childress the Big 12 Coach of the Year award.

In his fourth season, however, the team began the season ranked #1 nationally in a few preseason polls, though were eliminated in regional play.[3]

In 2011, Rob Childress led the Aggies to a Big 12 regular season co-championship and a Big 12 Tournament championship. The Aggies would advance through the NCAA Super Regionals against Florida State to advance to the College World Series.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texarkana Bulldogs (NJCAA Region XIV) (1993–1994)
1994 Texarkana 43–10  ?  ?
Texarkana: 43–10  ?
Texas A&M Aggies (Big 12 Conference) (2006–2012)
2006 Texas A&M 25–30–1 6–20–1 10th
2007 Texas A&M 48–19 13–13 5th NCAA Super Regional
2008 Texas A&M 46–19 19–8 1st NCAA Super Regional
2009 Texas A&M 37–24 14–13 6th NCAA Regional
2010 Texas A&M 43–21–1 14–12–1 4th NCAA Regional
2011 Texas A&M 47–22 19–8 T–1st College World Series
2012 Texas A&M 43–18 16–8 2nd NCAA Regional
Texas A&M Aggies (Southeastern Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Texas A&M 34–29 13–16 6th (West) NCAA Regional
2014 Texas A&M 36–26 14–16 6th (West) NCAA Regional
2015 Texas A&M 50–14 18–10 2nd (West) NCAA Super Regional
2016 Texas A&M 49–16 20–10 2nd (West) NCAA Super Regional
Texas A&M: 458–238–2 168–136–2
Total: 501–248–2

      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

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