July 3, 2012


Spencer hired as pitching coach at New Mexico


Former Texas Tech head coach Dan Spencer (left) has been named pitching coach at New Mexico.


Spencer posted a record of 115-112 in the past four seasons with the Red Raiders. Texas Tech was 29-26 overall this past season and 7-17 in the Big 12.


Prior to his move to Lubbock, Spencer spent 11 seasons at Oregon State. He was hitting coach from 1997-2003 and pitching coach from 2004-07. Spencer helped the Beavers win consecutive national championships in 2006 and 2007. Collegiate Baseball named Spencer National Pitching Coach of the Year in 2007.


A native of Vancouver, Wash., Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Portland State in 1990. He was head coach at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., from 1992-96. Spencer was named Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1994.


The Lobos were 37-24 overall in 2012 and 18-6 in the Mountain West. New Mexico tied for first with TCU and won the MWC Tournament for the second consecutive year. UNM was the No. 3 seed in the Los Angeles Regional and went 1-2.


(photo courtesy of Texas Tech Media Relations Office)