Rob Childress

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Rob Childress

Rob Childress is a college coach.

As a college pitcher, he was twice was named All-Conference. He was an assistant coach at Texarkana College in 1991-1992, then was assistant at Northwood University in 1993. In 1994, he was head coach at Texarkana, leading them to a 43-10 record.

From 1995-1997, Childress was pitching coach and recruiter for Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He helped Brian Lawrence develop; Lawrence would be the first Northwestern State player to make the majors in over four decades. Rob then moved to the University of Nebraska, where he spent eight years as an assistant. His teams made the 2001 College World Series, 2002 College World Series and 2005 College World Series. He again was pitching coach and recruiter; his 2005 staff had a 2.69 ERA, finishing in the top 5 in NCAA Division I. Among the players he worked with at Nebraska were Shane Komine, Aaron Marsden and Joba Chamberlain.

Childress became head coach at Texas A&M University in July 2005. In 2007, he led the team to the Big 12 Conference title. In 2008, he set a new school record with 16 straight wins.

Source: Texas A&M bio