Former Texas A&M baseball coach Rob Childress lands new job in Big Ten
It didn’t take Rob Childress long to find a new job after he parted ways with Texas A&M about two months ago.
Childress has been hired by Nebraska as its Director of Player Development, according to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball. Childress is such a cool and terrific addition, Rogers added.
Childress returns to Nebraska where he served as an assistant and associate coach from 1998-2005. In those years at Nebraska, Childress served the first five as an assistant under current Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn and the last three as an assistant to Mike Anderson, who was the coach there until 2011. In those eight seasons, the Huskers made the NCAA Tournament five times, advanced to the Super Regionals four times and made three appearances in the College World Series (2001, 2002 and 2005).
Childress was Texas A&M head coach for 16 seasons, going 622-336-3. He took the Aggies to a school-record 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2007-19, including two trips to the College World Series (2011, 2017). Under Childress, the Aggies won six NCAA Regional titles, two conference regular-season crowns and four league tournament titles.
This season, Texas A&M was 29-27 overall but missed the SEC Tournament for the first time after finishing 13th in league play.
The Aggies replaced Childress with TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle.