Tadlock Tabbed New Head Coach

To no surprise, Tim Tadlock was named the new head coach of the Red Raider Baseball program on Thursday. But before the new head coach speaks and is formally introduced on Friday, what does he bring to the table.

When looking at the illustrious resume and coaching career of Tim Tadlock, it was going to be only time before he would get the reins of a division one baseball program.

That time has come.

It was announced on Thursday by Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt, Tadlock is going to become the ninth head baseball coach in program history, replacing Dan Spencer

"I am very excited to announce Tim Tadlock as Texas Tech's new baseball coach," Hocutt said in  a news release on Thursday.  "Tim has prepared himself for this tremendous opportunity and honor to lead our baseball program.  As one of the nation's most respected recruiters and coaches he has demonstrated the ability to attract, teach and win at the highest level. There are great days ahead for Texas Tech baseball."

This news should come as no surprise, after Tadlock was tagged the interim head coach on May 21 after the firing of Spencer.

Despite being an assistant coach in the Big 12 for the past six seasons, this is not the first head-coaching job Tadlock has held, but it will mark the first at the division one level.

Tadlock served as the head coach for the Grayson County College Vikings (1997-2005) leading them to back-to-back Junior College World Series titles in 1999 and 2000. He also received National Coach of the Year honors following both title runs.

Following an eight-year tenure at Grayson, Tadlock broke onto the scene at the DI level at Oklahoma.

From 2006-2011, Tadlock served as an assistant coach for the Sooners and recruited some of the top classes of players in the country.

Thanks in part to his recruiting efforts, which garnered No. 4 recruiting class rankings from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in 2006 and 2012, the Sooners returned to the College World Series for the firs time in 15 years in 2010.

Along with making it to the World Series, consistency was one thing that was at Oklahoma as well.

The Sooners made it into the NCAA Tournament every season Tadlock was there as an assistant coach, and had 41 players were drafted into the Majors.

With all the success, records, rankings and trips to the NCAA Tournament, Tadlock is arguably the best man for the job and it also helps he played at Tech under legendary head coach Larry Hays in 1991.

"I am very proud and honored to have been given this great opportunity to lead the Texas Tech baseball program," Tadlock said in a news release on Thursday.  "I appreciate the commitment that the Texas Tech administration has given to me.  We will honor the legacy at Texas Tech and we are looking forward to hitting the ground running."

Tadlock will be formally introduced today at a press conference at noon.

And one of the questions will be, can you get this team and this program to Omaha?

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