Hours before Thursday's Texas Tech Baseball game against West Virginia, Texas Tech Athletics announced a multi-year contract extension for Baseball Head Coach Tim Tadlock (pictured). The contract extension will last through the 2022 season and it was approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday.

“Tim Tadlock is one of the most respected and best coaches in college baseball and we’re pleased to be able to extend his contract,” Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “Having a former letter winner lead our baseball program to this level of success on the national stage is truly special. We look forward to celebrating continued success for Texas Tech Baseball.”

Tadlock led the Red Raiders to their only College World Series appearance two seasons ago and won this year’s Big 12 Conference Regular Season title.

According to Texas Tech Athletics, this year's conference title marked Tech’s first since 1998 as the Red Raiders are 44-25 in Big 12 play over the last three seasons (.638 winning percentage). In addition, Tech has won 140 games during Tadlock’s tenure, the most through four seasons for a Tech head coach in program history.

“We appreciate all Kirby Hocutt and our administration has done for our staff, families and this program,” Tadlock said. “We look forward to keeping Texas Tech Baseball moving in the right direction for the years to come.”

Texas Tech will play their final Big 12 Conference series of the regular season, Thursday-Saturday against West Virginia at Rip Griffin Park. Thursday's game is at 6:30pm, Friday & Saturday's games at 2pm.