Thursday morning, D1 Baseball announced their National Coach of the Year, and it was none other than Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball head coach, Tim Tadlock.

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 Texas Tech's third trip to the Omaha in five years.

Tadlock, who just completed his sixth season at the helm of the Red Raiders baseball program, guided his team 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. His overall record now sits at 239-132 over his six years in Lubbock.

In the 2018 MLB Draft, his ball club saw eleven Red Raiders drafted which is the most in program history. Tadlock also had five players pick up First Team All-Big 12 awards in Gabe Holt, Josh Jung, Caleb Kilian, Grant Little and Zach Rheams, while Holt was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

In just a short time here in Lubbock, Tadlock has quickly turned around the baseball program and has made it into a perennial powerhouse. Even though most of the draftees have signed with their major league teams, the talent that is still present in the locker room has the ability to make it two straight years to the CWS, especially with the Coach of the Year leading them.

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