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TCU’s Del Conte tweets photo of Schlossnagle signing extension

TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle hits balls with a fungo bat during fielding practice on June 17 at TD Ameritrade Park, where the Horned Frogs were preparing for their third consecutive College World Series competition. Schlossnagle signed a contract extension Monday, according to a tweet from athletic director Chris Del Conte.
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle hits balls with a fungo bat during fielding practice on June 17 at TD Ameritrade Park, where the Horned Frogs were preparing for their third consecutive College World Series competition. Schlossnagle signed a contract extension Monday, according to a tweet from athletic director Chris Del Conte. AP

TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle, now with four College World Series appearances in seven seasons, apparently will be staying in Fort Worth a while longer.

Athletic director Chris Del Conte tweeted a photo Monday of Schlossnagle signing his “well-deserved extension” one day after returning from Omaha.

The length and terms were not announced.

Del Conte said there was never any doubt Schlossnagle would sign the extension, since a deal had been agreed on three weeks ago.

“We had worked everything out, but it was just a matter of getting through the College World Series,” Del Conte said. “We wanted to make sure that when we got back from Omaha, we would meet first thing and take care of what we needed to do.”

Two years ago, Schlossnagle signed an extension through 2020. The school’s latest Form 990 tax filing showed Schlossnagle with a salary of more than $764,000 for the fiscal year ending 2015, more than double the previous year.

The raise followed TCU’s second College World Series appearance in 2014. Since then, the Frogs have gone in 2015 and 2016. Their most recent run ended Saturday night in the semifinals against Coastal Carolina.

Schlossnagle’s name came up early, and he denied interest, as a potential candidate for Texas, which announced the reassignment of coach Augie Garrido on Memorial Day.

Del Conte and chancellor Victor Boschini approached Schlossnagle about an extension on June 8, two days before the start of a Super Regional series at Texas A&M, and the parties agreed in principle. Del Conte said it wasn’t in response to the opening at Texas or any other school.

In Omaha, Schlossnagle said a few issues remained to be worked out, mainly with his assistant coaches, before he signed the extension but anticipated no problems.

Del Conte said the extension covered assistant coaches Kirk Saarloos and Bill Mosiello, as well.

“It’s all-encompassing,” Del Conte said.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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