Andy Jarvis
Andy Jarvis

Volunteer Assistant Coach

5th Year

Oregon State, 2011

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Jarvis' last season with the Red Raiders was in 2012

Andy Jarvis spent five seasons as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Texas Tech (2008-2012). Jarvis' responsibilities included working with the Tech hitters, defense and team's first-base coach. Jarvis also served as the team's video coordinator and assistant camp director.

While on the Red Raider coaching staff, Jarvis mentored 28 Major League Baseball Draft selections - which includes 11 positions players. He coached 29 All-Big 12 selections, 21 Academic All-Big 12 picks, 13 players who were named a Big 12 Player/Pitcher or Newcomer of the Week and four ABCA All-Region selections. He coached three Freshmen All-Americans and two All-Americans.

Jarvis helped lead the Red Raiders to 140 victories during his coaching career on the South Plains, including 36 wins over nationally-ranked opponents with an average of nine wins over ranked foes per season.

Texas Tech ranked second in the Big 12 in batting in 2012 with a .292 average. The Red Raiders also ranked second in the Big 12 in slugging percentage (.418), second in doubles (117) and led the league and ranked 12th in the nation with 24 triples.

The Red Raiders were the only team in the league to have three of the top 10 hitters in the Big 12 as second baseman Jamodrick McGruder (.358) ranked fourth, catcher Bo Altobelli (.346) ranked sixth and center fielder Barrett Barnes (.325) was 10th in the league in hitting.

McGruder was named to three All-America teams - first time for a Red Raider since 2005 - and was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, a first by a Red Raider in eight years.

Texas Tech had a school-record nine Major League Baseball draft selections in 2012, including four position players with first-rounder Barrett Barnes leading the way with a 45th overall selection by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tech led the Big 12 and set a new school record with 11 Academic All-Big 12 selections, including a league-leading and school-record seven first team members.

The Red Raiders won eight games against nationally-ranked opponents in 2012 - the most by the Red Raiders since 2009 when Tech claimed 11 wins over ranked foes.

The Red Raiders recorded two of the top three fielding percentages in school history under Jarvis' guidance while fielding .971 in both 2011 and 2012.

In 2011, Texas Tech had three position players selected in the Major League Baseball First Year Players Draft as infielders Kelby Tomlinson (12th Round - San Francisco Giants), Nick Popescu (33rd Round - Atlanta Braves) and Reid Redman (37th Round - Los Angeles Dodgers) were all taken.

Tomlinson became the first player in Big 12 history to win an ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award, as Tomlinson was honored as the nation's top fielding shortstop.

Outfielder David Paiz was named a Freshman All-American while center fielder Barrett Barnes ranked third in the Big 12 in home runs (10) and second baseman Jamodrick McGruder ranked third in the Big 12 and 26th in the nation in stolen bases (28).

Texas Tech ranked among the top hitting teams in the Big 12 Conference under Jarvis' guidance at the plate.

The Tech hitters finished tied for second in the Big 12 with a .307 batting average in 2010, and they led the league and ranked seventh in the nation with 162 doubles. It was the most doubles by a Big 12 team since 2003 (Baylor).

Texas Tech led the Big 12 in batting for the second straight year - during conference play - with a .310 average in 2010. It marked the first time a Big 12 team had led the conference in hitting (during Big 12 play) in back-to-back seasons since 2003-04 (Baylor).

One of Texas Tech's top hitters in 2010, Scott LeJeune, led the Big 12 with 28 doubles and ranked seventh in the nation. In 2009, two of Jarvis' hitters ranked among the top 20 in the Big 12 in batting average, and three Red Raiders finished in the league's top 10 in on-base percentage. Tech's 2008 hitters finished 29th in the nation with 127 doubles, which was third in the league.

Tech had a pair of Freshmen All-Americans in 2010 - marking the second time in school history - as Barrett Barnes and Jamodrick McGruder both received recognition. Barnes became the first freshman to lead the team in home runs since 1974 and McGruder made school history becoming the first Tech freshman to lead the team in stolen bases.

Jarvis joined the program prior to the start of the 2008 season as he followed his former collegiate coach, Dan Spencer, to Lubbock when Spencer joined the staff as associate head coach. Jarvis played under Spencer for four seasons at Oregon State and left as the program's all-time leader in hits, home runs, RBI and total bases. He helped lead the Beavers to 112 victories. Jarvis was named All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention in 2000, 2002 and 2003.

The Texas Tech defense committed 61 errors during Jarvis' first season as a coach, the fifth fewest in a season in Texas Tech history.

Also in 2008, second baseman Willie Rueda led the Big 12 in stolen bases and outfielder Roger Kieschnick ranked third in the Big 12 with 17 home runs. Kieschnick was a third round pick in the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

Jarvis started four years for the Beavers where he compiled a .320 batting average (232-for-725) with 141 runs, 42 doubles, three triples, 34 home runs, 173 RBI and 82 walks. He played in 201 games and started in 179 contests. In addition, Jarvis still holds the Beavers' single-game home run record (3, vs. Washington State - 2001), the career RBI and total bases record and is tied for the career home run mark. He remains in seven Oregon State all-time career top-10 record books.

After finishing his collegiate career he signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies reaching Single-A in the Florida State League before finishing his pro career in July 2004. In two minor league seasons, Jarvis played in 80 games batting .247 (68-for-275) with 11 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 46 RBI and 42 walks.

He then turned immediately to the coaching ranks where he was named head coach of the Cannons Baseball Club in Renton, Wash, in the American Legion Baseball League in the summers of 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2006, Jarvis joined the coaching staff of his high school alma mater (Liberty High School) where he served as an assistant varsity coach for both basketball and baseball.

Jarvis is a native of Renton, Wash., and is the son of Robert and Judith Jarvis.


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