Texas A&M's Jim Schlossnagle

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Candid Coach Convos: Texas A&M’s Jim Schlossnagle

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D1Baseball continues to expand its interactive elements to its users, and in a new series called ‘Candid Convos with Coaches’, we will spend an hour with various coaches around the country getting their pulse on the sport as a whole, their program and their pathway to Division I Baseball.

We hope to feature a new coach each week in our video and podcast series. And in our first edition, our Mike Rooney, Kendall Rogers, and Aaron Fitt sit down with new Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle.

Schlossnagle will begin his first season with the Aggies in 2022 after spending the last 18 seasons turning TCU into a perennial national power.

Some of the questions we discussed with Schlossnagle include:

* How is he different now than his first head coaching gig at UNLV?

* His greatest TCU memories

* The budding A&M-TCU rivalry

* His early coaching days, mentors, Tulane, more 

* Future college baseball legislation. 

* Are more scholarships on the horizon?

* The future at Texas A&M, plus details on facilities renovations

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Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows
1 month ago

Awesome stuff, boys…and Coach Schloss, excited to see the progress at Texas A&M

Gofrogs05
Gofrogs05
1 month ago

No love for Tony V, huh?? Those two must not be fond of one another….

Butch Ghutzman
Butch Ghutzman
1 month ago
Reply to  Gofrogs05

Re-listen… his name was mentioned… great interview, guys!!!

Gary
Gary
29 days ago

Great interview, and I’m glad Schloss was the first on your list. A lot of Aggies have voiced support for Coach Schlossnagle and I’m at the top of that list. I wanted him to come here years ago, as I just didn’t see A&M going to “the next level” under coach Childress. Rob did good things here, but going to Omaha wasn’t one of them. Two times in 16 years. Sorry, but that’s not what he was hired to do. Actually, they were very lucky to make it in 2017, as that took a perfect storm of things make it happen. Childress is a good coach and person, and no one can deny that. He is a class act and ran a very clean program, and was there for his players any time they needed him. You can’t ask for better than that when it comes to that kind of support. However, the program was headed in the wrong direction and he left the cupboard bare. Look at all the current articles showcasing players from the wood bat leagues and you won’t see any Aggies mentioned in any of them. That’s very different from years past when there were always a few, especially pitchers, who made the headlines on D1Baseball.com. A total lack of presence in “the now” indicates that the program was in trouble and new direction was desperately needed. Jim Schlossnagle has proven he can get teams to Omaha and A&M was too often the team left at home after the dust settled on the diamond. What a great opportunity for the Aggie program to finally get the leadership it has lacked for so many years. Schlossnagle has always hired top-notch assistants and that’s where he differed from his predecessor. Rob was fixated on using former Dave Van Horn players who had little D1 coaching experience and that just wasn’t enough in the long run. DVH is a legend and I’m not knocking him in any way. He’s one of the best this game has ever seen and baseball is better for it. However, the SEC is brutal to inexperienced coaches. Schlossnagle has always hired assistants who had decades of D1 and pro ball experience and his record speaks for itself. A&M finally has the opportunity and the where-with-all to reach it’s potential. Watch and enjoy the show.

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