Corbin Signs Contract Extension

Hall of Fame head coach entering 20th season at helm of Vanderbilt program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, has extended the contract of head baseball coach Tim Corbin, the winningest coach in program history, the school announced Tuesday.

“I am as grateful today for this position as I was when we began in the summer of 2002,” Corbin said. “This university has been so supportive of our program through the years, and all we want to do is represent Vanderbilt to the best of our ability to show our appreciation. We are extremely thankful to both Candice Lee and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier for their support and friendship.”

The 2022 season is Corbin’s 20th as head coach at Vanderbilt. During his tenure, Corbin has turned the Commodores into a national power, leading Vanderbilt to two national championships (2014 and 2019) in the past eight seasons.

“Coach Corbin and the VandyBoys continue to set an example for what is possible to achieve. They have set the bar high for Vanderbilt Athletics,” Lee said. “By offering student-athletes a world-class education and an opportunity to learn from one of the best leaders in sports, while competing in the SEC, Coach Corbin has forged college baseball’s preeminent program and a team that we are all proud to call our own. The VandyBoys are responsible for some of Commodore Nation’s greatest memories. I appreciate the investment that Tim and his wife, Maggie, have made—and continue to make—in our community. We are steadfast in our commitment to supporting them and the program for years ahead.”

Corbin’s record of 802-377-1 (.680) is first in wins at Vanderbilt and first in winning percentage for coaches with at least 100 games. Corbin is 908-515-1 (.638) throughout his career as a head coach.

Corbin has led Vanderbilt to 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances—tied for the longest streak in SEC history.

He has guided Vanderbilt to five College World Series appearances, including four trips to the finals and two national championships. Since taking over in 2003, 52 student-athletes have been named All-America, including 17 who received first-team recognition. Corbin has coached 29 freshman All-Americans and 26 future MLB players.

Over the past 14 years, 18 Commodores have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft, including No. 1 overall picks David Price (2007) and Dansby Swanson (2015).

In 2020, the Commodores had seven student-athletes selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including two top-10 picks. The pitching duo of Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker became the 11th and 12th Vanderbilt student-athletes, respectively, to be taken in the top 10 during the Corbin era. It was the third time Vandy had multiple players selected in the top 10 of the MLB Draft—the most of any school in MLB Draft history.

Since Corbin’s arrival to Vanderbilt, 132 Commodores have been selected in the MLB Draft.

Corbin was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2020.