On July 9, 2003, a new era in TCU baseball began as Jim Schlossnagle became just the program's ninth coach since 1940.
The outstanding work Schlossnagle has done since his arrival was rewarded in September 2010 as the head coach inked a contract extension through 2016.
"Jim Schlossnagle is a perfect fit at TCU," remarked Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte. "He takes tremendous pride in wearing a Horned Frog uniform.
"In addition to his on-field success, Jim has done a remarkable job in helping create a passionate fan base for TCU baseball that saw us average over 3,000 fans per home date last year. He has established TCU as a name synonymous with the elite in collegiate baseball. He has also taken a great responsibility in recruiting and mentoring our student-athletes in the baseball program to be outstanding representatives of TCU.
"Everything about Jim is first class. He simply does things the right way."
Schlossnagle has won more games (348) in eight years than any coach in TCU history after posting the top eight win totals each of the last eight years. He is 348-153 (.695) as the head coach at TCU and 425-200 (.680) in 10 years as a head coach.
TCU Baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the addition of Bill Mosiello to his staff. Mosiello has been named associate head coach and will assume the role of hitting coach.
Mosiello has spent the past two seasons at Tennessee serving as the recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor. He brings over 19 years of collegiate coaching experience and seven more years of experience as a minor league manager.
Prior to his stint at Tennessee, Mosiello served as the manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers where he tutored MLB phenom Mike Trout for nearly two full seasons.
Kirk Saarloos joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2012 after two seasons as the pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton. He assumed the duties of pitching coach.
The impact of Saarloos' tutelage was immediate as the Horned Frogs boasted one of the top pitching staffs in the country. They were top 15 nationally in most pitching categories, including ERA (15th, 2.78), K:BB (11th, 2.82) and WHIP (11th, 1.15).The group produced the lowest team ERA in TCU history since 1968. TCU's season ERA ranked second in the Big 12, while its 2.47 ERA in league play was tops among conference opponents. Additionally, the Horned Frogs racked up 449 strikeouts and held opponents to a .230 batting average against. Both marks were second in the league.
Individually, the pitching staff saw numerous members receive multiple honors. Preston Morrison was honored as a first-team All-Big 12 performer, while Alex Young was named second-team all-conference. Riley Ferrell, along with Young, was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Finnegan was named to the 24-man USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster, while Morrison and Ferrell each earned invites to the CNT Training Camp.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle has announced the addition of Zach Etheredge to the coaching staff. He will take over as the volunteer assistant.
Etheredge will assume the duties of coaching the catchers as well as assisting in various other aspects of the program.
The former Chicago White Sox farmhand spent the past two seasons as the volunteer assistant at UC Santa Barbara. This past season, he helped coach the Gouchos to a berth in the NCAA Corvallis Regional. The Gouchos finished the season with a 35-25 record. Under his guidance, Jackson Morrow posted a 1.000 fielding percentage and threw out 56% of base stealers.
Director of Baseball Operations
Montgomery enters her third season as the Director of Baseball Operations. She is responsible for all the administrative aspects of the program, including travel, meals and accommodations. She is also responsible for handling the Diamond Club and overseeing the First Pitch Banquet. Along with that, she serves as the Community Service director and the liaison between umpires and the visiting teams.
"Meredith has been a tremendous addition to our program," said Schlossnagle. "She has a great love and passion for TCU and her organizational and interpersonal skills are off the chart. We are very fortunate to have her heading up all administrative aspects of our program."
A native of Olney, Texas, Montgomery spent the past four years working in the media relations department. In her time with the department, Montgomery assisted at all home events, including football, basketball and baseball