Daron Schoenrock (born November 21, 1961) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as the head coach of the Memphis Tigers baseball team. He has held that position since prior to the 2005 season. Daron is the husband of the former Carol Cawood. They have been married since August 6th, 1988. They have two sons: Erik (28) and Bret (17). Erik was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft after being named the 2013 Conference USA Pitcher of the Year.
|Born||November 21, 1961|
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Alma mater||Tennessee Tech '84|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985||Tennessee Tech (asst.)|
|1986–1987||Murray State (asst.)|
|2002–2004||Mississippi State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|C-USA Coach of the Year (2013)|
After completing his studies at Tennessee Tech, Schoenrock became a graduate assistant coach for one season at his alma mater. He then moved to Murray State where he completed a master's and served as an assistant for two seasons. Schoenrock then earned his first head coaching position at Division II Lincoln Memorial. He coached for two seasons with the Railsplitters, leading the team to their first postseason appearance in five years and earning conference coach of the year honors in 1989. During that season, Lincoln Memorial played all of their games on the road due to work on their home stadium.
Following his stint with LMU, Schoenrock became a pitching coach at Birmingham–Southern, then an NAIA school. In his eight seasons with the Panthers, he became a highly regarded pitching coach, authoring a book on all aspects of pitching, helping the Panthers reach the NAIA College World Series, and earning a summer posting as a short-season pitching coach in the Chicago White Sox organization in 1995. He then began a series of short stints as a pitching coach at Southeastern Conference schools, working two years at Kentucky, two years at Georgia and three years at Mississippi State. During this time, he coached a series of pro prospects, including Jonathan Papelbon and Paul Maholm.
Schoenrock was named head coach of the Memphis Tigers before the 2005 season. After a rough first year, he led the Tigers to 32 wins in his second season, marking the second best improvement in wins in the nation that year. The Tigers appeared in the 2007 NCAA Tournament and frequently advance to the Conference USA Baseball Tournament under Schoenrock. The team has also performed well in the classroom, posting GPA's well over 3.2 as a team. These successes, as well as strong recruiting, have led to a contract extension for Schoenrock and helped build excitement for the Tigers' entry to the Big East Conference.
Head coaching recordsEdit
|Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters (Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference) (1988–1989)|
|1989||Lincoln Memorial||13–26||TVAC Tournament|
|Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (2005–2013)|
|Memphis Tigers (American Athletic Conference) (2014–present)|
|2014||Memphis||30–29||8–16||8th||The American Tournament|
|2015||Memphis||37–21||12–12||5th||The American Tournament[a]|
|2016||Memphis||22–39||9–15||6th||The American Tournament|
|2017||Memphis||30–29||8–16||7th||The American Tournament|
|2019||Memphis||27–28||10–13||7th||The American Tournament|
|2020||Memphis||10–7||0–0||Season canceled due to COVID-19|
Postseason invitational champion
- In this season, all members of the American Athletic Conference qualified for the postseason tournament.
- "Daron Schoenrock Profile". gotigersgo.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "Head Coach Daron Schoenrock Awarded Two-Year Contract Extension". gotigersgo.com. June 28, 2011. Archived from the original on April 11, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Phil Stukenborg (December 1, 2012). "University of Memphis notebook: Future looks fast, and power-laden, for Tiger baseball". Commercial Appeal. Memphis, TN. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- "2013 Conference USA Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.