FOUR-PEAT! TCU Heads Back To Omaha
No. 5 TCU rode a dominating performance on the mound from Brian Howard and home runs from Evan Skoug and Elliott Barzilli to an 8-1 victory over Missouri State Sunday night. The win punched TCU’s ticket to Omaha for the fourth consecutive year. Read More
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 the summer of 2016 as the head coach inked a contract extension for the foreseeable future.
“Jim Schlossnagle defines what TCU is about,” TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte said. “He has done a phenomenal job in representing our institution and making our baseball program an important part of the Fort Worth community. While his success on the diamond speaks for itself, Jim has been the ultimate team player. He has the big picture in mind for TCU and Fort Worth. His honor of being selected as Team USA’s coach in 2013 shows the respect level he has nationally. We are very excited to know we have Coach Schlossnagle guiding our baseball program for many more years to come.
“Everything about Jim is first class. He simply does things the right way.”
Associate Head Coach
Bill Mosiello joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2013. Named associate head coach, Mosiello assumed the role of hitting coach and serves as the third base coach during games.
Mosiello came to TCU after spending two seasons at Tennessee serving as the recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor. He has over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience and seven more years of experience as a minor league manager.
“Bill is considered one of the best teachers of the game of baseball at any level,” said Schlossnagle. “His experience throughout not only college baseball but as a manager of successful minor league teams will truly help elevate the development of our players.
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. In the summer of 2013, Saarloos was promoted to recruiting coordinator.
“We are so very excited to welcome Kirk, Kristen and their children to the Horned Frog family,” said head coach Jim Schlossnagle. “Kirk is one of the most talented coaches that I have been around in 22 years of college coaching. He is ridiculously intelligent and knowledgeable in all areas of pitching but at the same time is constantly looking to learn more and improve. Obviously, his playing career provided him the opportunity to compete at the major league level for six years and that experience really helps all of our players, not just our pitchers.”
“My family and I are thankful for the faith that Chris Del Conte and Coach Schlossnagle have put in us,” said Saarloos. “We are truly excited to become part of the Fort Worth community and TCU family. I am looking forward to developing student-athletes at a high level and continuing the great tradition of the TCU baseball program.”
Zach Etheredge joined the coaching staff in the summer of 2013. Serving as the assistant, Etheredge is responsible for coaching the catchers, assisting with the hitters and coaching first base.
“We are excited to add Zach to our coaching staff,” said Schlossnagle. “He will bring a tremendous amount of energy to our program and is a proven developer of players, especially at the catching position.”
“I am really excited for the opportunity to work with such an outstanding baseball program and such a great staff,” said Etheredge. “I hope I can add something to the mix.”
Director of Baseball Operations
Montgomery enters her seventh 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.