Texas Tech baseball coach Tim Tadlock has been named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the American Baseball coaches Association.
In his second season as the Red Raiders head coach, Tadlock led his alma mater to a 45-win season and its first-ever trip to the College World Series. On Tech’s way to the CWS, it also won its first regional championship as well as its first super-regionals title.
The Red Raiders’ 45 win in 2014 is the most since 1997, in the first year of the Big 12. Seventeen of the 45 victories this past season were in come-from-behind fashion. And nine wins came by shutout, a new school record. Texas Tech equaled a school record in 2014 with 22 home victories, second best in the country this season.
Tadlock reached the 500-win milestone this season as a college coach. He has averaged over 46 wins a season in 11 seasons as a collegiate coach.
Recently, the Texas Tech baseball coach was awarded the Skip Bertram National Coach of the Year award conferred by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tadlock is the first baseball coach in Red Raider history to win the Midwest Region Coach of the Year Award. Brad Hill of Kansas State won it a year ago and has won it one other time (2009). Augie Garrido of the Texas Longhorns won it in 2002, 2004 and 2005.