July 13, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Tanner to become director of
athletics at South Carolina
Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner (right) has been named
director of athletics for the Gamecocks.
Tanner posted a record of 738-316 (.700) in 16
seasons at South Carolina. He guided the Gamecocks to
consecutive national championships in 2010 and 2011 before
finishing as national runner-up this past season. Tanner took
South Carolina to Omaha six times in the past 11 years.
In 25 seasons as a head coach, Tanner has a
career mark of 1,033-489-3 (.699).
A native of Smithfield, N.C., Tanner was a
four-year starter in the infield at NC State. He was an All-ACC
performer as a senior. Tanner was an assistant under Sam
Esposito at NC State before being named head coach of the
Wolfpack at the age of 28.
Tanner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
recreational administration from NC State in 1980 and a master’s
of public affairs, public administration in 1983.
Tanner and his wife, Karen, have two daughters
(Gracie and Maggie) and one son (Luke).
The Gamecocks are expected to elevate associate
head coach Chad Holbrook to head coach.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)