.

Tim Corbin
Head Coach
Ohio Wesleyan, 1984
First Season at Vanderbilt
First Season Overall

Derek Johnson | Assistant Coach
Erik Bakich | Assistant Coach
Michael Holder | Assistant Coach


After helping rebuild Clemson into a national baseball power the past nine seasons as an assistant coach in Tigertown, Tim Corbin moves into the role of Commodore head coach this season and turns his attention to reconstructing similar success at Vanderbilt.

Corbin was an intrinsical component of a Clemson staff that produced more victories than all but four programs in the nation from 1994-2002. The Tigers won more than 71 percent (434 wins, 172 losses) of their games, captured two Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, made nine appearances in the NCAA Tournament and fought their way to the College World Series four times (1995, 1996, 2000, and 2002) while Corbin assisted head coach Jack Leggett. The Tigers ended last season with their ninth consecutive top 25 finish and their sixth top 10 finish since 1994.

Joining Clemson as an assistant coach in 1994, Corbin worked his way up the Tiger coaching staff. Earning two promotions, Corbin received the title of assistant head coach in 1998 before becoming the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator in September 2001.

Along the way the organized, focused and enthusiastic understudy earned a national reputation as one of the most respected assistant coaches in the country. He worked intensely while collecting nine talented recruiting classes - all of which were recognized among the top 25 in the nation. His on-field work developing outfielders and hitters helped 20 Clemson players earn All-America accolades while 34 Tigers were later drafted to play professional baseball.

Corbin's dedication and attention to detail caught the eye of the national baseball publication Baseball America on numerous occasions. In 1997, it touted the Clemson coaching staff as one of the top five "College Recruiting Staffs" in the country. It later tabbed the 1999 Tiger freshman class as No. 1 nationally. And in 2000, Baseball America and the American Baseball Coaches Association named Corbin its National Coach of the Year.

A gifted evaluator of talent, Corbin is known for developing an instant comfort level with potential recruits and has a knack of articulating his vision for the program. But Corbin's strengths as a coach are not limited to a role of salesman. In fact, he has a track record of developing college players into professional baseball prospects. Corbin often has earned the admiration of his players spending extra time teaching in the batting cage or hitting countless ground balls around the infield.

Among the success stories he tutored at Clemson were infielder Khalil Greene, infielder Jeff Baker, outfielder Patrick Boyd, outfielder Gary Burham, pitcher/infielder David Miller and outfielder Shane Monahan. Greene earned the 2002 Dick Howser National Baseball Player of the Year award as an All-American shortstop. He batted .470 with 27 home runs, 97 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Drafted by San Diego in the first round, Greene ended his career as the school's all-time leader in hits, RBI and games played. Baker was chosen by Colorado in the fourth round of the 2002 Draft after hitting .325 with 25 home runs and 87 RBI. Baker received 2002 third team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball. Boyd grabbed ACC Rookie of the Year accolades in 1998 after posting a team-high 59 RBI. He was drafted in the seventh round by Texas in 2001. Burham raised his batting average from .290 as a junior to .391 as a senior and was taken by Philadelphia in the 22nd round of the 1997 Draft. Miller improved his
freshman numbers by more than 100 points to hit .380 with nine homers and 78 RBI in 1995. Monahan earned All-America honors and was drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 1995 Draft after setting the ACC and Clemson single-season record for hits with 137.

In 2000, Southern California head coach Mike Gillespie served as skipper of the USA Baseball team and quickly chose Corbin as an assistant on his staff. The staff helped guide the Americans to a gold-medal finish at the World Championships in the Netherlands, setting a record for best winning percentage (.900).

Prior to his tenure at Clemson, Corbin served as head coach at Presbyterian College for six seasons beginning in 1988. Restarting a baseball program that laid dormant for several years, Corbin directed Presbyterian College from NAIA to Division II status, posting a 106-138 overall record. Along the way, Corbin guided the Blue Hose to three consecutive appearances in the South Atlantic playoffs (1991-93) while earning South Atlantic Coach of the Year honors in 1990.

Before his time at Presbyterian College, Corbin worked one season (1987) as an assistant coach at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. His coaching career started as a graduate assistant coach at Ohio State where he worked two seasons, 1985-1986, while earning his Master of Arts in Athletic Administration.

Corbin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education at Ohio Wesleyan in 1984, where he was a four-year letterman in baseball and received All-Conference selection in 1983. A graduate of Kingswood Regional High School, the Wolfeboro, N.H. native was a post graduate at Kimball Union Academy.

Along with his wife Maggie the Corbins have two daughters, Molly (18) and Hannah (14). Maggie was a three-time All-American tennis player at The College of Charleston in 1979, 1980, and 1982.

Maggie was a three-time All-American tennis player at The College of Charleston in 1979, 1980, and 1982.

The Corbin File

Personal:
Full Name: Timothy Carter Corbin
Born: 8/5/61 in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Hometown: Wolfeboro, N.H.
Family: Wife: Maggie. Maggie has two daughters, Molly (18) and Hannah (14)

Education:
Kingswood Regional High School, 1979
Kimball Union Academy - Postgraduate, 1980
Ohio Wesleyan, B.A. in Physical Education, 1984
Ohio State University, Master of Arts in Athletic Administration, 1986

Playing Experience:
Four-year letterman as an infielder/catcher at Ohio Wesleyan, 1981-1984

Coaching Experience:
Graduate Assistant Coach at Ohio State, 1985-1986
Assistant Coach at Wofford, 1987
Head Coach at Presbyterian College, 1988-1993
Assistant Coach at Clemson, 1994-1998
Assistant Head Coach at Clemson, 1998-2001
Associate Head Coach at Clemson, 2001-2002
Head Coach at Vanderbilt, 2003-

Commenting on Corbin

Jeff Baker
former Clemson infielder recruited by Corbin drafted by Colorado in fourth round of 2002 Draft

Coach Corbin is very intense and very focused. He's hard working and is the type of person who puts all of his effort into making each player better and helping the team win.

"He is 100 percent honest with you. He will go the extra mile to help you get better. There are not too many coaches in the country that know more about hitting than Coach Corbin. He will continuously work at making Vanderbilt better and will take them to the next level.

"I give him a lot of credit for my success. He spent hours and hours with me in the batting cage before and after practice. He took the extra effort to make time for me. It would have been hard for me to be successful without a dedicated coach like him. And not only is he one of the better coaches I've had, but I consider him a great friend and some one I can turn to."

Khalil Greene
former Clemson infielder recruited by Corbin
2002 National Player of the Year
drafted by San Diego in first round (13th pick) of 2002 Draft


"Coach Corbin is one of the most dedicated people I've ever met. Whether its working out in the weightroom with the players or recruiting, once he decides to do something he goes full bore ahead."

"He helped me a lot with the hitting aspects of my game. He knows a lot of the intricies of different players' swings. So anytime you go into a slump, he knows the little things to point out and says them in a way to motivate you and help you turn around your swing.

"I've enjoyed knowing him off the field and going to his house and hanging out. I consider him as much a friend as any of the players on my team. He's a great person."

Mike Gillespie
Head Coach at Southern California
Head Coach of 2000 gold-medal winning USA Baseball Team where Corbin was an assistant


"He's on my short list of best coaches I've come across. He's spectacular. He's a young guy with knowledge beyond his years. It's vast. He's a great student of all phases of the game. He's bright and can articulate what he knows and believes. Plus, he has an outstanding ability in establishing a rapport with his kids. He has a great sense of humor. Vanderbilt is very lucky to have him. He was very happy at Clemson and in order for him to leave he would have to come across a job that he perceived as a great opportunity."

Jack Leggett
Head Coach at Clemson

"He's got a great recruiter's mentality, leaving no stone unturned. He has a tremendous work ethic and is the most organized person I have ever seen. He also possesses the ability to stay focused on the task at hand. When you combine those three things you have an outstanding recruiter. He's also very knowledgeable able to game of baseball and did a great job working with our hitters and outfielders the past several years at Clemson."

 








 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)