Houston calls Whitting home to head its baseball program
Former Cougar player and assistant coach to lead his alma mater
Noble, who resigned after 16 seasons at the helm, led his alma mater to three Super Regionals and eight NCAA appearances. However, the Cougars have suffered consecutive losing seasons and have mustered just one winning record in the last four years.
Whitting, who spent the last seven years at TCU, played a key role in the Cougars’ success during his time under Noble. Houston went to three Super Regionals in four seasons from 2000 to 2003.
Since his eight years at his alma mater, he has helped Jim Schlossnagle turn the Horned Frogs into one of the country’s best programs. After TCU didn’t receive a national seed, it eliminated No. 2 Texas in Austin to earn its way to Omaha. In its first trip to college baseball’s promised land, the Horned Frogs played in their bracket title game against UCLA to finish in the final four nationally.
He is widely recognized for being a great recruiter and possesses the ability to lure the type of talent that will allow Houston to move back to and beyond where it was in the not so distant past.