Tim Tadlock named National Coach of the Year - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tim Tadlock named National Coach of the Year

Source: Texas Tech Athletics Source: Texas Tech Athletics

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics

Texas Tech second-year head baseball coach Tim Tadlock has been named the 2014 National College Baseball Hall of Fame Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year, the organization announced Friday morning.

Tadlock led his alma mater to the College Baseball World Series for the first time in school history while the Red Raiders have posted a 45-19 overall record this season.

The award is given annually to the top collegiate baseball coach from any level, including NCAA D-I, II, III, NAIA or Junior College. Tadlock will be honored at the Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions celebration on Saturday, June 28 in Lubbock.

The Red Raiders memorable season includes winning the program's first-ever NCAA Regional Tournament and NCAA Super Regional while recording the biggest turnaround in school history with 19 more wins this victories than in the previous season (26-30 record).

Tech knocked off No. 3 Miami (Fla.) at the Coral Gables Regional before sweeping No. 16 College of Charleston at the Lubbock Super Regional last weekend with a pair of 1-0 victories. It marked just the second time in NCAA Super Regionals history that a team had shutout an opponent during the best-two-of-three series.

Tech's 45 wins are its most since the 1997 season while 17 wins this season have been in come-from-behind fashion. The Red Raiders currently lead the Big 12 in batting (.287), slugging percentage (.409), hits (612), doubles (123), triples (24) and fielding percentage (.981).

The Red Raiders broke a school record with nine shutouts this season – four of which have come in the NCAA Tournament. Tech's pitchers bring a 3.17 ERA into the CWS – which marks the program's lowest ERA during the aluminum bat era (since 1974).

Tech matched a school record and ranked second in the nation with 33 home wins. Tadlock and the Red Raiders won 16 straight games to end the season, which was the longest active home winning streak in the country.

It marks Tadlock's third career National Coach of the Year honor after winning back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association championships while at Grayson County College in 1999-2000.

The award, sponsored by Easton-Bell Sports, is named for Bertman, who coached at LSU from 1984-2001. During his tenure, he won five national championships and was named National Coach of the Year six times. He coached 31 players who went on to play Major League Baseball and was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class in 2006. Since that time, three of his players have joined him in the Hall of Fame.

No. 7 Texas Tech will open its first-ever College World Series against Big 12 Conference member No. 2 TCU at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

    Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:42:28 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:43:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

  • Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:15 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:43:07 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

  • North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:43:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
Powered by Frankly