Best Athletic Coach 2017

Reader Pick

Jim Schlossnagle

With an eye for detail and focus on developing not only athletic ability, but also character, coach Jim Schlossnagle has established TCU as one of the best baseball teams in the country, having taken his team on multiple trips to Omaha for the College World Series and developing MLB stars like Jake Arrieta and Matt Carpenter.

Staff Pick

Jamie Dixon

Known as the hero whose last-second “miracle shot” won the basketball game against Texas in 1986, Jamie Dixon returned to TCU’s hoops program as head coach in 2016, with fans hoping he could turn a team that once went 0-18 in Big 12 play into winners. The Frogs did more than just win – they became champions. Dixon’s impact was dramatic, producing a team whose masterful ball movement and rebounding ability not only recorded wins against basketball powerhouses Kansas and Iowa State, but ultimately, won the 2017 NIT Championship.