Tim Tadlock

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Tim Tadlock
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Texas Tech Red Raiders
Conference Big 12
Record 144–91
Annual salary $400,000
Biographical details
Born (1968-12-21) December 21, 1968 (age 47)
Denton, Texas
Alma mater Texas Tech University
University of Texas at Tyler
Playing career
1988–1989 Hill College Rebels
1990–1991 Texas Tech Red Raiders
Position(s) Shortstop
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–1996 Hill College Rebels (asst.)
1997–2005 Grayson Vikings
2006–2011 Oklahoma Sooners (asst.)
2012 Texas Tech Red Raiders (asst.)
2013–present Texas Tech Red Raiders
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Grayson 2000–2005
Head coaching record
Overall 577–216
142–89 (NCAA)
435–127 (NJCAA)
Tournaments 1–2 (Big 12)
5–3 (NCAA)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NJCAA Division I Tournament (1999, 2000)
Big 12 Conference (2016)
Awards
ABCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year (2014)
NJCAA National Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
Skip Bertman Award (2014)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2016)[1]

Tim Tadlock (born 21 December 1968 in Denton, Texas) is a collegiate baseball coach and former player.[2] 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.[3] In 2014, Tadlock led his alma mater to their first College World Series appearance and received the Skip Bertman Award, presented to the college baseball coach of the year by the College Baseball Foundation.[4]

Early years[edit]

Tadlock was a two-time all-district player while attending Denton High School in Denton, Texas. He played two seasons at Hill College before transferring to Texas Tech University, where he was the starting shortstop for two seasons.[5] Tadlock graduated from Texas Tech in May 1992, earning a bachelor's degree in physical education. In August 1994, Tadlock earned a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Tyler.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Grayson[edit]

Oklahoma Sooners[edit]

Texas Tech Red Raiders[edit]

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.

2013 Season[edit]

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.[7]

2014 Season[edit]

The 2014 season began with a 4–1 series win over the then #3 Indiana Hoosiers.[8] Texas Tech would go on to finish the regular season with a 40–16 record, earning a berth 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.[9] The Lubbock Super Regional championship earned the Red Raiders their first College World Series berth 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[10]

2015 Season[edit]

Losing much of their talent Tadlock's Red Raiders struggled to find any traction in 2015. The team struggled during the 2015 season although they were ranked #15 in the coaches poll entering the season. The Red Raiders finished with a disappointing 30-22 record and a mediocre 13-11 in the Big 12.

2016 Season[edit]

Entering the season unranked by college baseball publications, Tadlock produced one of the best teams in Texas Tech baseball history. Predicted to finish 5th in the Big 12 prior to the 2016 season, Tadlock would lead the Red Raiders to a Big 12 Conference regular season championship with a 40-14 overall record and a 19-5 conference record. The 19-5 record represented the 4th best win percentage in conference history, earning Tadlock a contract extension through 2022 and $100,000 raise.[11] Tadlock was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year and player Eric Gutierrez won Big 12 Player of the Year.[1] Tadlock would lead the Red Raiders to the 2016 College World Series, the program's second overall appearance and the second under Tadlock by winning the Lubbock Regional and Lubbock Super Regional.

Head coaching record[edit]

NJCAA[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Grayson Vikings (NTJCAC) (1997–2005)
1997 Grayson 49–9
1998 Grayson 47–18 NJCAA World Series
1999 Grayson 55–13 W NJCAA World Series
2000 Grayson 55–11 W NJCAA World Series
2001 Grayson 40–20
2002 Grayson 45–13
2003 Grayson 55–15 NJCAA World Series
2004 Grayson 45–17 NJCAA World Series
2005 Grayson 45–13
Grayson: 435–127

Source:[12]

Total: 435–127

      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

NCAA[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12 Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Texas Tech 26–30 9–15 8th
2014 Texas Tech 45–19 14–10 4th College World Series
2015 Texas Tech 31–24 13–11 T-3rd
2016 Texas Tech 43-16 19-5 1st College World Series
Texas Tech: 144–91 55–41
Total: 144–91

      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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