TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle is officially out of the running for the Texas baseball opening after he signed a contract extension with the Horned Frogs.
As the Longhorns embarked on their 28th day without a coach, Schlossnagle re-upped with TCU for six more seasons on Monday. The moment was captured by TCU athletic director Chis Del Conte, who tweeted a photo of Schlossnagle putting a pen to documents with the caption, “Time to put the Pepto-Bismol away as the man has inked his well deserved extension.”
Schlossnagle had been sitting on the extension for several weeks while his team made its way through the postseason. TCU advanced to the College World Series for the third year in a row and was eliminated Saturday in a 7-5 loss to Coastal Carolina in the semifinals.
Schlossnagle is expected to see his annual salary increase from $760,000 to $1 million or more.
It’s unclear where Texas will turn to end a search that began with the Memorial Day firing of Augie Garrido. Over the past week or so, athletic director Mike Perrin has interviewed Tulane’s David Pierce, Houston’s Todd Whitting and Dallas Baptist’s Dan Heefner. Texas Tech’s Tim Tadlock is not likely to be a candidate because of a clause in his contract forbidding him from taking another job in the Big 12.
— Chris Del Conte (@_delconte) June 27, 2016
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