Todd Whitting
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Todd Whitting

Position:
Associate Head Coach | 7th Season

Alma Mater:
Houston | 1995


Coach Whitting can be reached via email at t.whitting@tcu.edu.

Associate head coach Todd Whitting enters his seventh season with the Horned Frogs. After two seasons as an assistant coach, Whitting was promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2005. He came to TCU after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Houston.

"Coach Whitting has established himself as one of the nation's great recruiters and instructors," said head coach Jim Schlossnagle. "I have been fortunate to have him by my side since the first day we came to TCU. His value has been proven over the years through the success of our players and teams along with consistently signing outstanding student-athletes to come to TCU."

"My family and I are very proud to be a part of the TCU community," said Whitting. "The support and commitment to Horned Frog baseball by the university and the athletic department is tremendous. I am very fortunate to work with a staff that works so hard and is committed to continuing to elevate TCU to the highest level of college baseball."

Whitting joined the TCU staff in the summer of 2003 and has been a tireless worker both on and off the field. He wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail when he arrived. In 2005, Whitting's recruiting prowess brought 21 newcomers to the squad, including three players who were drafted in the first-year draft earlier in the summer and four of the top 25 players in the state of Texas. Among the highly-touted recruits were TCU stars Sam Demel, Andrew Walker and Lance Broadway. Whitting's recruiting efforts were recognized by Baseball America in the fall of 2004, as the 2005 recruiting class was ranked third in the nation.

In the fall of 2005, Whitting inked 10 players to National Letters of Intent. The class's talent was obvious when four of the 10 were drafted in the 2005 MLB Draft. Three of the athletes signed for the 2005 season were also drafted, including Broadway, who was the program's first-ever first-round pick.

Again, Whitting's recruiting prowess was recognized on the national level as Collegiate Baseball ranked the 2006 recruiting class as 21st in the country. That class saw 14 newcomers make their way to campus in the fall of 2005, which included the nation's leader in wins, Jake Arrieta, and transfer, Bryan Kervin.

Whitting's efforts during the 2006-07 academic year saw 16 newcomers make their way to Fort Worth, including the state of New York's Player of the Year in Greg Holle as well as top transfers in Andrew Cashner, TCU's second-ever first round draft choice, and Bryan Holaday.

In the midst of all the recruiting, Whitting helped the Frogs defense to its best showing in school history with a school-record .976 fielding percentage in 2008 and .975 in 2007.

The Frogs signing class in the fall of 2007 showed no signs of letdown as Whitting again signed some of the top talent in the state of Texas. Five of the nine signees were tabbed by Inside Prep Baseball as part of the state's Top 25 players. His lone out-of-state recruit was one of the top players from Iowa. All but one of the recruits made it to campus and earned the program its second top-10 class ranking as Baseball America ranked the class ninth in the nation.

The 2010 signing class might go down as the best in school history with the addition of 10 newcomers to the team. Three members of the group were drafted in June, including Matt Purke, who went 14th overall, but elected to come to TCU. Baseball America recognized the class as the fourth-best in the country, while Collegiate Baseball tabbed the class No. 7.

In just six seasons at TCU, Whitting and staff have compiled a 251-120 record, setting single-season records for wins in three of the first four seasons. The Frogs have won six straight conference titles and are just one of 16 schools in the nation to appear in the last six NCAA tournaments.

Prior to coming to TCU, Whitting served as Houston's recruiting coordinator in addition to his primary on-field duties with the team's fielding and defensive skills. During his tenure at UH, the Cougar fielders ranked among the nation's leaders in fielding percentage and/or double plays in five of eight seasons.

Whitting helped guide the 2003 Cougar squad to the NCAA Super Regional for the second consecutive year and for the third time in four years. They succumbed to eventual national champion Rice in the decisive third game of the Super Regional.

The 2000 and 2002 squads each earned a place in the Super Regionals as well, with defense playing a huge part in the Cougars' successes. In 2000, Houston finished the season as the No. 1 ranked fielding team in NCAA Division I with a .977 percentage and turned a school-record 74 double plays in just 66 games.

Whitting earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Houston in the fall of 1995.

Whitting has a six-year-old son, Matthew.


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