The award is presented annually to the best college baseball coach at any level.
Tadlock, who is in his second season as coach at his alma mater, has led Texas Tech to its best season in program history and a first-ever appearance in the College World Series. The Red Raiders are 45-19 this season and are coming off their first regional and super regionals championships en route to Omaha and the CWS.
Texas Tech has broken several records this season. The Red Raiders posted 33 home wins against just four losses in 2014 and have recorded a school-record nine shutouts. Seventeen of the Texas Tech wins this season have been in come-from-behind fashion.
The Red Raiders lead the Big 12 in hitting this season with a team batting average of .287, slugging percentage (.409), hits (.612), doubles (123), triples (24) and fielding percentage (.981).
This is the third time that Tadlock has been honored as the National Coach of the Year. He won consecutive national championships in 1999 and 2000 while serving a head coach at Grayson County College in Dennison, Texas.
The College Baseball Hall of Fame Coach of the Year honor is sponsored by Easton-Bell Sports and is named in honor of former LSU head coach Skip Bertman. While at LSU, Bertman won five national championships and was named National Coach of the Year five different times.
Tadlcok’s team will play in its first-ever College World Series game when the Red Raiders’ take on Big 12 rival TCU in the early game on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.