Texas A&M makes baseball hire: Aggies lure TCU's Jim Schlossnagle to College Station
Texas A&M is quickly developing a reputation as a school capable of making splash hires and that trend has continued as the Aggies have just landed two-time national coach of the year, Jim Schlossnagle.
Schlossnagle comes to College Station from TCU, where he was the previous 18 seasons.
During that time, TCU advanced to five College World Series and Schlossnagle became the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history. His record at the school was 734-346 (.680).
TCU went 41-19 this season.
“I am extremely excited to get things started in Aggieland, and I am humbled by this incredible opportunity,” Schlossnagle said in a released statement. “With the resources and facilities available at this world-class university, the foundation is here to win championships and make the 12th Man a regular visitor to Omaha.”
Texas A&M Ross Bjork also offered this statement:
“When we started our coaching search, we made sure we covered all of our bases within Texas and across the country by reaching far and wide to find the right fit for Texas A&M baseball,” Bjork said. “As our search progressed, it became abundantly clear that Jim Schlossnagle had the experience, recruiting prowess, player development background and baseball knowledge to deliver a championship-caliber program for Aggie baseball. He owns the best winning percentage of any college baseball program in Texas over the last 10 years and his track record of success on a national stage speaks for itself. Texas A&M deserves to have the very best of the best, and we have hit a proverbial ‘grand slam’ with Coach Schlossnagle. We are excited to welcome Coach Schlossnagle, Jackson, and Kati to Aggieland and Texas A&M.”