Former Grayson coach Tadlock named D1 Baseball top coach

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball head coach Tim Tadlock has been recognized as the 2018 D1 Baseball National Coach of the Year, the publication announced today.

It's the second time Tadlock has earned a national version of the award, last doing so after the program's first trip to the College World Series in 2014 by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The 2018 award comes on the heels of Tech's third trip to the CWS in five years.

Tadlock, who just completed his sixth season at the helm of the Red Raider baseball program, guided Tech to a 45-20 overall record in 2018, with a 15-9 mark in Big 12 games and a 6-3 slate in the NCAA Tournament. It was the second-straight year and fourth in five seasons Tech has won at least 45 games.

The Red Raiders opened the season at 14-0, the best record to start a season in school history. Included in that stretch was Tadlock's 200th victory as head coach of Texas Tech, coming in a 5-0 shutout of UTSA on Feb. 24. His overall record now sits at 239-132 over his six years in Lubbock.