TCU Head Coach Departs, Program Hires New Coach
After another successful season winning the Big 12 Tournament and tying for the regular-season crown the team has started preparing for next season with a new TCU head baseball coach. The TCU Horned Frog head coach has decided to part ways with the university. Just days after losing in the NCAA Regional Tournament to Oregon State. Head coach Jim Schlossnagle has accepted a new position as head baseball coach for Texas A&M. The announcement came shocking to many as Schlossnagle had been the head coach at the university for 18 years. He is leaving as the most winningest baseball coach in TCU history.
Hiring a new coach
With one of the most significant pieces of the TCU Baseball program gone. The Horned Frogs would begin to look for a new leader. Fortunately, the Horned Frogs would not have to look far for outstanding leadership. Coming into one of the top head coaching jobs in the country is Kirk Saarloos, who has an impressive resume and has already been with the program for several years.
Saarloos, before becoming a coach, had a fair run as a professional baseball player, playing in the MLB. He played for teams such as the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and the Cincinnati Reds, where he played pitcher. The California State University graduate after playing throughout college and in the pros. He then would begin his coaching career in 2011.
Saarloos began his time at TCU in 2012 as a pitching coach and now, with the program, for nine years, will serve as the head coach. Now the 20th baseball head coach in TCU history and proven to be one of the best recruiters in the country, look for the Horned Frogs to be a force to be reckoned with.
Now at the helm at one of the top programs in the country, Saarloos will look to carry on the winning tradition for the Horned Frogs.
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Written by Campus Live Intern Trinity Porter