TCU coach, former Tulane assistant Schlossnagle headed to Texas A&M

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Jim Schlossnagle

Scratch one name off LSU athletic director Scott Woodward’s list of potential candidates to replace the retiring Paul Mainieri.

TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle was named head coach at Texas A&M Wednesday morning. D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers first reported the move Tuesday night.

Schlossnagle, an assistant at Tulane from 1994-2001 who was a part of the school’s first-ever College World Series team, has spent the last 18 seasons in Fort Worth, where he guided the Horned Frogs to 775 victories and five trips to Omaha. After first taking TCU to the CWS in 2010, the Frogs made four consecutive trips from 2014-17.

Schlossnagle, a native of Maryland, was named National Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2016. He left Tulane after the 2001 season to become head coach at UNLV and spent two years in Las Vegas before accepting the TCU job.

Now, the 50-year-old known as “Schloss” is headed to the SEC – but not in Baton Rouge.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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