June 8, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
takes over at Texas Tech
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
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
(photo courtesy of Texas Tech Media Relations Office)