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TCU Baseball Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle Reportedly Agrees To Extension

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With the University of Texas sniffing around the legendary TCU head coach, it appears the Frogs have acted quickly to keep him in Fort Worth for a long time.

Schlossnagle has agreed in principal to an extension that will keep him at TCU.
Schlossnagle has agreed in principal to an extension that will keep him at TCU.
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According to a report from Austin-American Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls, TCU and head coach Jim Schlossnagle have agreed in principle to an extension.

Of course, agreeing in principle to an extension is different than signing one, as NBC's Newy Scruggs points out.

Either way, it seems like Schlossnagle is going to continue coaching the Horned Frogs.

Schlossnagle is currently under contract through the end of the 2020 season, having received a contract extension in 2014. Since then, TCU has continued to dominate the college baseball landscape and has clearly established itself as a top tier program.

With the firing/reassignment of Texas head coach Augie Garrido in May, many observers thought Texas would look north to find their next head coach. Clearly, TCU and Athletic Director Chris Del Conte want to make sure Jim never considers it.

TCU faces off against Texas A&M in a Super Regional matchup this Friday evening.

More on Jim Schlossnagle from GoFrogs.com:

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 September 2014 as the head coach inked a contract extension through 2020.

"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."

Schlossnagle has won more games (516) in 12 years than any coach in TCU history after posting the top 11 win totals in school history. He is 516-236 (.686) as the head coach at TCU and 593-283 (.677) in 14 years as a head coach.

"I am continually thankful to Mr. (Chris) Del Conte and Chancellor (Victor) Boschini for not only giving me the opportunity to be at TCU, but for their continued commitment to our baseball program and its student-athletes," Schlossnagle said. "It is very rare in my profession to find the perfect combination of a university that is committed to excellence across the board, a city that, for me, is the best place to live in our country and a fan base and support group that has allowed our program to become extremely relevant in the community.

"My family and I love TCU and Fort Worth and look forward to continuing to grow this program."

During his tenure at TCU, Schlossnagle has raised the program to new heights. His efforts have not gone unnoticed at the national level and in the fall of 2012 USA Baseball tabbed him the 2013 Collegiate National Team head coach. It marked his second stint with the national team as he served as an assistant coach in 2006.