Petrie's last season with the Red Raiders was in 2011
Trent Petrie completed his fourth year as an assistant coach at Texas Tech in 2011. Petrie was as an assistant coach from 2008-2011, primarily working with Tech's infielders, base runners and served as recruiting coordinator from 2009-2011.
Petrie made an immediate impact with the Texas Tech defense as they were second in the Big 12 in fielding (.971) during his first season in 2008. The Red Raiders were 23rd in the nation turning double plays and also ranked 28th in the country with 76 stolen bases. Petrie mentored Willie Rueda who led the Big 12 with 27-of-34 stolen bases, ranking 32rd nationally.
In both 2009 and 2010, the Red Raiders ranked among league leaders turning double plays. Tech turned 49 double plays in 2009 and tallied 55 the following season. In 2010, Petrie's top base stealer was Jamodrick McGruder, who was fourth in the Big 12 with 23-of-27 stolen bases.
In 2011, Petrie's infielders ranked 10th in the nation with 65 double plays, which placed them second in the Big 12 Conference. Also excelling in 2011 were Tech's base stealers, as the team tallied 91 stolen bases - ranking 39th in the nation and fourth in the conference.
One of Petrie's top pupils in 2011 was shortstop Kelby Tomlinson, who became the first player in Big 12 Conference history to be awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Award (SS). Tomlinson went on to be selected in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Tomlinson and third baseman Reid Redman were both among the top defensive infielders in the nation during the 2011 season as they combined recorded three errors during the Big 12 schedule. Tomlinson was named All-Big 12 second team while Redman earned honorable mention honors.
Three of Petrie's infielders were drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft, as Tomlinson went in the 12th round to the Giants, 2B/3B Nick Popescu was drafted in the 33rd round by the Atlanta Braves and Redman was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 37th round. It marked the first time since 2004 that three Red Raider infielders were selected in the same MLB Draft.
Petrie, brought 12 years of coaching experience to Tech after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at New Mexico. While with the Lobos, Petrie served as the hitting coach and helped place multiple players into the Mountain West Conference's Top-10 offensive rankings.
Prior to his stint at New Mexico, he served one year as the director of baseball operations at Oklahoma State, under former Red Raider assistant coaches Frank Anderson and Greg Evans. Petrie brought along three years of head coaching experience as he led Clarendon College from 2001-03. After starting the baseball program at Clarendon, he helped lead the team to the WJCAC Northern Division Championship (2003) in just three seasons.
Petrie has also coached at Hill Junior College (1997-99) and Wayland Baptist (1995-96) as an assistant coach.
Petrie graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1993 and earned his master's degree from Wayland Baptist in 1996.
Trent and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Summer and Payge, and a son, Easton.