Texas A&M names Childress head baseball coach

Texas A&M has hired Nebraska's pitching coach, Rob Childress, to take over the head baseball coaching duties in College Station.

Childress, 36, has spent the last eight years at the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach and has served as the Huskers' Associate Head Coach since 2002. Additionally, he has coached Nebraska's pitchers as well as directed the Huskers' recruiting duties.

Twenty Nebraska hurlers have been drafted or signed as free agents over the past seven seasons under Childress. He has coached three Big 12 Pitchers of the year, four first-team All-Big 12 pitchers and five Freshman All-American pitchers over the past six seasons.

Childress replaces Mark Johnson who was fired by Texas A&M after the Aggies continued to struggle in Big 12 competition.

Childress is a Texas native who graduated from Harmony High School in Gilmer, Texas and attended Northwood where he was twice named an all-conference pitcher. He graduated from Northwood in 1990 and then earned a master's degree of science from East Texas State in 1994. He and his wife Amanda have a daughter, Hannah, 8, and a son Maxwell, 2.

According to A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne's "Wednesday Weekly" update on AggieAthletics.com, Childress will meet and greet fans and media at 1pm Thursday afternoon in the players' lounge at Texas A&M's Olsen Field.

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