August 5, 1961|
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan ('84)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2014 College World Series|
2013 Southeastern Conference
2011 Southeastern Conference
2007 Southeastern Conference
2007 Southeastern Conference Tournament
2014 Baseball America College Coach of the Year|
2014 Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year
2014 Perfect Game Coach of the Year
2013 SEC Coach of the Year
2007 SEC Coach of the Year
2007 CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Coach of the Year
Tim Corbin (born August 5, 1961) is the head baseball coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. Since becoming the coach of Vanderbilt in 2003, Corbin has transformed the Commodores from a perennial Southeastern Conference doormat to an elite program. When he arrived in 2003, Vanderbilt had only had six winning seasons in SEC play since baseball became a scholarship sport in 1968, and had only been to three NCAA Tournaments in school history. However, since then, they have been to all but one NCAA Tournament since 2004.
On June 25, 2014, he led the team to Vanderbilt's first ever men's NCAA Championship in any sport, winning the College World Series. In his first ten years, Corbin amassed a 411-217 record with the Commodores. His 2013 Commodores team set an SEC record for wins, going 26-3 in conference. On May 2, 2014, Corbin won his 500th game at Vanderbilt in an 8-3 victory over Missouri.
Before coming to Vanderbilt, Corbin served as an assistant coach at Clemson for nine years and as head coach at Presbyterian for six years. At Clemson, he worked under head coach Jack Leggett, on the same staff with future head coaches and SEC rivals Kevin O'Sullivan and John Pawlowski. He coached three ACC Players of the Year and helped Clemson reach the College World Series four times (1995, 1996, 2000, and 2002). At Presbyterian, Corbin helped direct a program that was dormant for several years. He compiled a 106-138 record with the Blue Hose, which was transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The Blue Hose made three consecutive appearances in the South Atlantic Conference playoffs (1991-93), and Corbin earned South Atlantic Coach of the Year honors in 1990.
Corbin also served as manager for the USA Baseball National Team in the summer of 2006. He led the team to a 28-2-1 record that culminated with a gold medal finish at the FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Championship in Havana, Cuba. The .919 winning percentage was the highest ever for a national team and it garnered special recognition by the United States Olympic Committee in September. Additionally, Corbin managed three of his Commodore players on this team: David Price, Pedro Alvarez, and Casey Weathers.
|Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (2003-present)|
|2004||Vanderbilt||45-19||16-14||4th (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2006||Vanderbilt||38-27||16-14||3rd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2007||Vanderbilt||54-13||22-8||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2008||Vanderbilt||41-22||15-14||4th (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2009||Vanderbilt||37-27||12-17||4th (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2010||Vanderbilt||46-20||16-12||3rd (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2011||Vanderbilt||54-12||22-8||T-1st (East)||College World Series|
|2012||Vanderbilt||35-28||16-14||4th (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2013||Vanderbilt||54-12||26-3||1st (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2014||Vanderbilt||51-21||17-13||3rd (East)||College World Series Champions|
|2015||Vanderbilt||51-21||20-10||1st (East)||College World Series Runner-Up|
|2016||Vanderbilt||43-19||18-12||3rd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2017||Vanderbilt||36-25-1||15-13-1||3rd (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2018||Vanderbilt||35-27||16-14||4th (East)||NCAA Super Regional|
Postseason invitational champion
Several of Corbin's former assistants have been hired to prominent coaching positions in collegiate and professional baseball.