June 8, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  

Tadlock takes over at Texas Tech


Tim Tadlock (left) was promoted from interim to head coach at Texas Tech, replacing four-year skipper Dan Spencer.


Tadlock was associate head coach with the Red Raiders this past season. Texas Tech was 29-26 overall in 2012 and 7-17 in the Big 12, finishing tied for eighth and missing the conference tournament. Tadlock worked with the defense as the Red Raiders posted a fielding percentage of .971, second-best in program history. Texas Tech led the Big 12 with 117 doubles and 24 triples, while placing second with a batting average of .292.


From 2006-2011, Tadlock was an assistant at Oklahoma. He helped the Sooners to five NCAA Regional appearances, two Super Regionals and a trip to the College World Series in 2010. Tadlock assisted in compiling nationally-ranked recruiting classes for OU and coached the hitters to outstanding offensive performances.


Tadlock was an assistant at Hill College for four seasons before becoming head coach at Grayson County Junior College. He guided the Vikings to consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association World Series championships in 1999 and 2000. Tadlock was 435-127 (.774) in nine seasons at Grayson and was twice named National Coach of the Year.


Tadlock played at Denton High School and four two years at Hill College before transferring to Texas Tech. He was a two-year starter at shortstop for the Red Raiders, batting .289 with 29 doubles, eight homers, 68 RBI and 96 runs.


After earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Texas Tech in 1992, Tadlock received a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1994.


(photo courtesy of Texas Tech Media Relations Office)