Who is Jim Schlossnagle? Former TCU coach now runs Texas A&M baseball

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Texas A&M baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle is no stranger to the College World Series.

The Aggies’ third-year coach has made six trips to Omaha in his career, with plans to make it his seventh in 2024, with No. 3 Texas A&M hosting Oregon in the super regionals round.

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Schlossnagle helped TCU become a college baseball powerhouse from 2004 to 2021 and led the Horned Frogs to five CWS appearances, including four straight from 2014 to 2017. He later made a surprise move by leaving TCU for Texas A&M ahead of the 2022 season , securing a spot in Omaha in his first season at the helm.

Schlossnagle has helped rebuild the Aggies into a top team as Texas A&M boasts a roster that can compete for a national championship this season.

Here’s everything you need to know about Schlossnagle as he looks to head to the CWS for the seventh time in his career:

Who is Jim Schlossnagle?

Schlossnagle is the baseball coach at Texas A&M, a position he has held since the 2022 season.

Schlossnagle is in his third season with the Aggies after coaching from 2004-21 at TCU, where he made the CWS five times and won the Mountain West each season from 2006-12, while later also winning the Big 12 regular season in 2014, 2016. and 2021.

The 53-year-old coach shockingly left TCU for Texas A&M, despite the Horned Frogs clinching a spot in the CWS in his final season there. He immediately went to work in the transfer portal for the 2022 season, leading the Aggies to the CWS for the first time since 2017 and helping Texas A&M to its highest-ever NCAA Tournament seeding (3).

Schlossnagle began his career as an assistant at Elon, where he was a pitcher from 1986-89. He parlayed that into a job at Clemson in 1993 before becoming associate head coach at Tulane from 1994 to 2001.

Schlossnagle was then named head coach at UNLV, a position he held for two seasons before taking the job at TCU, where he spent from 2004-2021.

Why did Jim Schlossnagle leave TCU for Texas A&M?

Schlossnagle recently gave insight into his decision to leave TCU for Texas A&M in an interview with ESPN.

Schlossnagle said he left for a program in a worse place than TCU.

“I didn’t need this job. I had a great job,” Schlossnagle told ESPN. “To be honest, TCU’s program was ahead of Texas A&M’s program. I didn’t leave for a better job. I left for another job.”

Schlossnagle added that the call was to take a good program and push it over the top.

“If you asked the average college fan on a scale of 1 to 10 where the Texas A&M baseball program was in 2021, they would have said, ‘Hey man, it’s a solid 8, right?’ he said. “But the attraction wasn’t the 8. The attraction was the difference between 8 and 10.”

Jim Schlossnagle record

Here is Jim Schlossnagle’s career record, including his record at each school:

  • Career record: 938-450
  • Texas A&M record: 129-60
  • TCU record: 734-423
  • UNLV record: 77-47

Jim Schlossnagle CWS appearances

Here is the complete list of Schlossnagle’s career CWS appearances, including his super regionals:

  • CWS appearances: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022
  • Super regional appearances: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022