Five potential candidates to replace Jim Schlossnagle at Texas A&M

Top candidates to replace new Texas Longhorns and former Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
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Nick Mingione (Kentucky Head Coach)

Mingione has turned Kentucky into one of the top programs in the SEC. Since taking the job at UK in 2017, his first Head Coaching gig, Mingione has led the Wildcats to a 264-166 record (.614 winning percentage) overall, and a 101-109 (.481) mark in conference play and has led the Wildcats to three NCAA tournaments.

The big success though has come over the last two seasons. Kentucky has gone 86-37 (.699) the last two years, has won 40 games both seasons, made a Super Regional last year, and made the College World Series this season. Kentucky was the No. 2 national seed this year.

The Wildcats were known for their unique small-ball play-style this year (especially in the modern-day college baseball), as they led the SEC with 119 stolen bases and 45 sacrifice bunts. They also were among the top in the conference in sacrifice flies with 31.

Mingione was named SEC Coach of the Year this year, and has emerged as one of the nation's top coaches.

Dan Heefner (Dallas Baptist Head Coach)

After they went off-the-radar a bit with their Football hire, A&M could look to do the same in baseball as well. That's not to say that Heefner is not an extremely qualified candidate.

Since taking over in 2008, Heefner has turned DBU into one of the top non-Power conference programs in the nation. And he's done so at a school that is Division II in every other sport.

Heefner has a 652-326-1 (.666) career record, and has led the Patriots to an impressive ten straight NCAA tournament appearances. Overall, he's led DBU to 13 regionals.

Heefner obviously knows the state of Texas very well and has built a lot of strong relationships there, but it might be tough to convince him to leave the program that he's coached for nearly 1,000 games.