On Wednesday night Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer joined an elite group of men, as the fourth-year head coach reached a milestone that had had been met only twice in program history – 100 career coaching wins.
"I feel a lot better about the win, this one win tonight," Spencer said. "It's fortunate you get 100, it means you won a few. Hopefully the next 100 won't take so long."
Spencer joins Kal Segrist (1968-1983) and Larry Hays (1987-2008) as the only coaches in the 63-year history of Red Raider baseball to reach the century milestone in wins.
With notching win No. 100 in his fourth season at the helm of the program, Spencer becomes the second fastest to reach the milestone as he did it in 196 games, while Hays reached it in just 183 contests.
Ironically Spencer and Hays came close on when they actually reached the mark as Hays did it in the 21st game of the 1990 season, his fourth season, and Spencer notched it in the 22nd game of the 2012 season.
One of the players that have been along for the majority of the ride, Tech junior Jamodrick McGruder, said Spencer has played a huge role in his development on and off the field.
"He's been a big part, with me playing multiple positions, hitting different spots in the lineup," he said. "Influencing me, just making me a better person in all."