James Vilade

March 17, 2012 0

Vilade returns to the Texas Rangers organization after serving as a scout for the Florida Marlins in 2010 and 2011. Vilade was with Texas Rangers organization for two years, serving as a coach for the RoughRiders in 2007 & 2008. The RoughRiders qualified for the Texas League Playoffs both years that Vilade was in Frisco. The RoughRiders were named Minor League Team of the Year at the conclusion of the 2008 season.

Prior to his time with the Rangers, Vilade spent 12 years as an NCAA baseball coach, serving as head coach for 11 of those seasons. While at the University of Dallas and The University of Texas-Tyler Vilade compiled a career record of 348-117. His .748 career winning percentage makes him the 18th-winningest coach in the history of NCAA baseball and the second-winningest coach in the history of NCAA baseball in Texas, where he trails only Cliff Gustafson, the former University of Texas coach. In 2007, Vilade coached the University of Texas at Tyler to a 37-1 record. Vilade’s historic 2007 team is featured in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Vilade played baseball for and is a graduate of Baylor University.

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