Whitting became the eighth head coach in program history, bringing a solid resume as a coach and as a recruiter, roles he held for seven seasons at TCU and as an assistant at Houston from 1996 to 2003.
During his career, he has been a part of programs that won 18 conference regular-season and tournament championships, competed in 15 NCAA Regionals, six NCAA Super Regionals and one NCAA College World Series.
He also worked closely with over 80 drafted in opening section. During his coaching career, Whitting has coached or signed five First Round draft picks and 15 Major Leaguers including seven at Houston. Active this season are Michael Bourn, Jesse Crain, Matt Carpenter, and Bryan Holaday.
Trip Couch begins his sixth season at the University of Houston after being named an assistant coach on July 8, 2010.
Couch rejoined the Houston Baseball program after a stint as assistant coach from 1995 to 2000. He and Whitting served as assistant coaches at UH together from 1996 to 2000. As a member of Whitting's staff, Couch serves as Houston Baseball's recruiting coordinator. He is also responsible for coaching the outfielders and catchers and implementing the short game offensively. In addition, he coordinates the offense with Coach Whitting.
For the second consecutive season, Houston notched a 40-win season, tallying a 43-20 overall record and Couch played another integral role in the team's success.
Former Oklahoma State head coach Frank Anderson has become the newest member of the University of Houston baseball coaching staff, head coach Todd Whitting announced on Friday, July 20, 2012.
"Coach Anderson is well regarded in Division I baseball as one of the premier pitching coaches in the nation," said Whitting. "This is a tremendous hire for our program and I am very excited for our players to have the opportunity to work with him. His track record with not only the individuals he has coached but also the pitching staffs and teams he has built is impeccable.
"Coach Anderson's decision to be a part of our team speaks volumes for the respect our program has on a national level and as one of the premier college baseball programs in the country. I am very excited to welcome Frank, Sandra, Brett and Katelyn to the UH family."
Anderson will serve primarily as Houston's pitching coach and brings nine years of head coaching experience to the program. The former OSU head coach enjoyed an impressive stint as the leader of the Cowboys since 2003.
Director for Player Development
Ryan Shotzberger was named the Director for Player Development for Houston Baseball on Feb. 28, 2013 after serving as an assistant coach the two previous seasons (2012, 2013).
He joined the University of Houston Baseball program as an assistant coach on Aug. 11, 2011.
For the second consecutive season, Houston notched a 40-win season, tallying a 43-20 overall record.
Earned American Athletic Conference First Team honors as a catcher...Was named to the Baton Rouge All-Regional Team and to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List for the second straight season...Threw out 30 runners attempting to steal...Appeared in 65 games, making 62 starts behind the plate...Fielded .996 with just two errors...Hit .225 with 46 hits and 26 runs scored, while driving in 28 RBI...Totaled 31 walks...Finished third-best on the team with nine multi-RBI games and totaled 12 multi-hit games...Tallied an impressive 22 game on-base streak to open the season...Hit a grand slam - his second of his Houston career in a win over Towson (March 15)...Drove in seven RBI in the sweep of Towson...Had two doubles and two RBI in win over Cincinnati (April 25)...Drove in two RBI, which tied the game, in the come-from-behind Regional win at LSU (June 1)...Had six hits in the NCAA postseason... Helped Houston to a 48-win season, an American Conference tournament title, Regional Championship and appearance in an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2003