Tadlock Named Featured Speaker at THSBCA Convention
Tadlock enters his first season as the head coach of the Red Raiders in 2013
Jan. 11, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech head baseball coach Tim Tadlock has been named a featured speaker at this weekend's 42nd Annual Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association at the Waco Convention Center.
Tadlock, who enters his first season as the head coach of the Red Raiders, will address the high school coaches in attendance on the "Mental Part of Hitting" on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
"The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association is a great organization that should be commended for the growth of all levels of baseball over the last 40 years," Tadlock said. "I'm looking forward to seeing them all in Waco.
"This convention has always been a place where I have gone over the last 20 years due to the Texas/New Mexico Junior College baseball coaches having their January meeting that coincide with the THSBCA meetings. There is no doubt that both organizations have some great people and coaches involved."
He spent the 2012 season at Tech as the associate head coach where he was the program's recruiting coordinator and worked specifically with the Red Raiders infielders. Tech finished the season with a .971 fielding percentage which ranks second all-time in school history.
Also during his first season back at his alma mater, Tadlock worked with a school-record nine Major League Baseball Draft selections - a total that ranked second in the country (Arizona State - 10).
Also known as one of the top recruiters nationally, Tadlock spent six seasons as the assistant coach at Oklahoma (2006-2011) where he brought in a number of nationally-ranked recruiting classes while helping lead the Sooners to the College World Series in 2010.
The Sooners had unparalleled success at the plate under Tadlock's guidance. Oklahoma batted over .300 during all six off his seasons - a first for OU since 1995-2000 - and his 2009 and 2010 hitters combined for 195 home runs, the most ever at Oklahoma in consecutive seasons while leading the Big 12 in homers both years.
During his time at Oklahoma, Tadlock mentored 41 players who were selected in the MLB Draft. In 2011 the Sooners had 11 players taken in the draft which tied an all-time Big 12 record. In fact, during three of Tadlock's six years at OU at least nine players were taken in the draft.
Tadlock posted a 435-127 record in nine seasons as head coach at Grayson County College. Tadlock led the Vikings to five District V championships and guided the program to back-to-back NJCAA National Championships in Grand Junction, Colo. He coached eight players who earned All-America honors and recorded the highest winning percentage (.774) of any collegiate baseball coach (including all two and four-year institutions) during his tenure as head coach at Grayson.