Tim Corbin

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Tim Corbin
Current position
TitleHead coach
Record736–353–1 (.676)
Annual salary$2.317 million [1]
Biographical details
Born (1961-08-05) August 5, 1961 (age 58)
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Alma materOhio Wesleyan ('84)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–2002Clemson (assistant)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NCAA (2014, 2019)
4 CWS Appearances (2011, 2014, 2015, 2019)
4 SEC (2007, 2011, 2013, 2019)
2 SEC Tournament (2007, 2019)
5 SEC East Division (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019)
2× ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year (2014, 2019)

ABCA/Diamond South Regional Coach of the Year (2015)
ABCA/Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award (2019)
3x SEC Coach of the Year (2007, 2013, 2019)
2007 National Coach of the Year (CollegeBaseballInsider.com)
2014 National Coach of the Year (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game)

2019 National Coach of the Year (American Baseball Coaches Association, Collegiate Baseball)

Tim Corbin (born August 5, 1961) is the head baseball coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. Since becoming the coach of Vanderbilt in 2003, Corbin has transformed the Commodores from a perennial Southeastern Conference doormat to an elite program. When he arrived in 2003, Vanderbilt had only had six winning seasons in SEC play since baseball became a scholarship sport in 1968, and had only been to three NCAA Tournaments in school history. However, since then, they have been to all but one NCAA Tournament since 2004.[2]

On June 25, 2014, he led the team to Vanderbilt's first ever men's NCAA Championship in any sport, winning the College World Series.[3] In his first ten years, Corbin amassed a 411-217 record with the Commodores. His 2013 Commodores team set an SEC record for wins, going 26-3 in conference. On May 2, 2014, Corbin won his 500th game at Vanderbilt in an 8-3 victory over Missouri.[4][5]

Before coming to Vanderbilt, Corbin served as an assistant coach at Clemson for nine years and as head coach at Presbyterian for six years. At Clemson, he worked under head coach Jack Leggett, on the same staff with future head coaches and SEC rivals Kevin O'Sullivan and John Pawlowski. He coached three ACC Players of the Year and helped Clemson reach the College World Series four times (1995, 1996, 2000, and 2002). At Presbyterian, Corbin helped direct a program that was dormant for several years. He compiled a 106-138 record with the Blue Hose, which was transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The Blue Hose made three consecutive appearances in the South Atlantic Conference playoffs (1991–93), and Corbin earned South Atlantic Coach of the Year honors in 1990. In 2000, he was named the ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year.[6]

Corbin also served as manager for the USA Baseball National Team in the summer of 2006. He led the team to a 28-2-1 record that culminated with a gold medal finish at the FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Championship in Havana, Cuba. The .919 winning percentage was the highest ever for a national team and it garnered special recognition by the United States Olympic Committee in September. Additionally, Corbin managed three of his Commodore players on this team: David Price, Pedro Alvarez, and Casey Weathers.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (2003–present)
2003 Vanderbilt 27–28 14–16 2nd (East)
2004 Vanderbilt 45–19 16–14 4th (East) NCAA Super Regional
2005 Vanderbilt 34–21 13–17 4th (East)
2006 Vanderbilt 38–27 16–14 3rd (East) NCAA Regional
2007 Vanderbilt 54–13 22–8 1st (East) NCAA Regional
2008 Vanderbilt 41–22 15–14 4th (East) NCAA Regional
2009 Vanderbilt 37–27 12–17 4th (East) NCAA Regional
2010 Vanderbilt 46–20 16–12 3rd (East) NCAA Super Regional
2011 Vanderbilt 54–12 22–8 T–1st (East) College World Series
2012 Vanderbilt 35–28 16–14 4th (East) NCAA Regional
2013 Vanderbilt 54–12 26–3 1st (East) NCAA Super Regional
2014 Vanderbilt 51–21 17–13 3rd (East) College World Series Champions
2015 Vanderbilt 51–21 20–10 1st (East) College World Series Runner-Up
2016 Vanderbilt 43–19 18–12 3rd (East) NCAA Regional
2017 Vanderbilt 36–25–1 15–13–1 3rd (East) NCAA Super Regional
2018 Vanderbilt 35–27 16–14 4th (East) NCAA Super Regional
2019 Vanderbilt 59–12 23–7 1st (East) College World Series Champions
Vanderbilt: 740–354–1 287–206–1
Total: 740–354–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

First-round MLB draft picks coached[edit]

At Vanderbilt, Corbin has coached fifteen players selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft, including two selected first overall.

Coaching tree[edit]

Several of Corbin's former assistants have been hired to prominent coaching positions in collegiate and professional baseball.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2007 CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Coach of the Year[7]
  • 2007 SEC Coach of the Year[8]
  • 2013 SEC Coach of the Year [9]
  • 2014 Baseball America College Coach of the Year [10]
  • 2014 Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year [11]
  • 2014 Perfect Game Coach of the Year [12]
  • 2019 SEC Coach of the Year [13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://athleticdirectoru.com/2018-baseball/
  2. ^ Vanderbilt baseball 2016 media guide
  3. ^ "Vanderbilt beats Virginia to win College World Series". Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  4. ^ "Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site - Baseball".
  5. ^ "Vanderbilt Sweeps Missouri, wins 7th straight game". WKRN.com.
  6. ^ "ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year". www.abca.org. AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Southeastern Conference". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  9. ^ "Kemp, Corbin earn SEC accolades".
  10. ^ "2014 College Coach Of The Year: Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin - BaseballAmerica.com". BaseballAmerica.com.
  11. ^ "Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin named national coach of year". The Tennessean. 27 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Vandy". Perfect Game.
  13. ^ "2019 SEC Baseball Awards announced". www.secsports.com. Southeastern Conference. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 30, 2019.

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