Tim Tadlock, consided by many the best recruiter in the Big 12 Conference and one of the best in the nation, was officially hired as the new Texas Tech baseball Associate Head Coach, the school announced Tuesday.
Tadlock, 42, has spent the last six seasons as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Oklahoma and is considered one of the architects to the Sooners' 2010 team that reached the College World Series for the first time since 1995.
The Sooners' 2012 recruiting class was ranked fourth in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and he also had top 25 classes in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
As the hitting coach, Tadlock led the Sooners to a .300 batting average or better in each of his six seasons
Like Tech head coach Dan Spencer, Tadlock played for former coach Larry Hays with the Red Raiders from 1990 to 1991, helping lead the program to its first 40-win season in 1991.
Tadlock was also an assistant coach at Hill Junior College from 1992 to 1996 and was head coach at Grayson County College from 1997 to 2005, leading the Vikings to back-to-back NJCAA national championships in 1999 and 2000.
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