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Jim Schlossnagle Leaves Texas A&M For Texas

 Nick Martin - World Baseball Network  |    Jun 26th, 2024 2:29pm EDT

Just a day after the University of Texas fired head coach David Pierce, the Longhorns filled their coaching vacancy. Jim Schlossnagle, who just coached Texas A&M to the College World Series Final, is leaving the Aggies for in-state rival Texas.  

Schlossnagle agreed to the deal to become the head man of the Longhorns one day after Texas A&M fell short of winning its first national title. The Aggies lost in game three of the College World Series Championship 6-5 to the Tennessee Volunteers.  

In three seasons with A&M, Schlossnagle led the Aggies to a 135-62 record and two trips to the College World Series. The Aggies had a record season in 2024 under Schlossnagle. A 53-15 record is tied for the second most wins in program history.  

“Although I know many will be upset with my decision, I chose to make a change to join a longtime friend to continue my career as a college baseball coach,” Schlossnagle said. He thanked Texas A&M’s president, athletics director, and fans in a statement 

 Schlossnagle will reunite with Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte, who was at TCU, where Schlossnagle coached from 2004 to 2021.  

Texas now heads into the SEC with a new coach who knows how to win in the conference. Schlossnagle hopes to transfer the successes he had at A&M to Texas, which has been a historically successful program in the past.  

Texas A&M will have to deal with the loss in the National Championship and search for a new coach. The Aggies should be able to make a splash hire as their program has also sustained success over recent seasons.  

Photo Credit: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jim Schlossnagle during the post game press conference. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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