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The ABCA Podcast runs the gamut of baseball coaching topics, from pitching, to hitting, to the mental game, practice planning, recruiting and more. It's hosted by Ryan Brownlee, longtime coach and current Assistant Executive Director of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). The ABCA is t…

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    Tom Walter, Head Coach, Wake Forest University

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 62:39


    This year’s Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award winner is Wake Forest head coach, Tom Walter. Walter is entering his 13th season at Wake. Walter is one of the best we have in the game on developing players. In the last 9 seasons, Wake Forest has had 34 players improve their draft stock from high school. 27 of those players were not drafted out of high school. Walter’s path has taken him all over the baseball industry. He has spent time at George Washington, the University of New Orelans, Wake Forest, the Cape League and was assistant GM of the Greensboro Bats. Walter and Kevin Jordan were the 2021 recipients of the Stuart Scott Enspire Award. You can dive more into their non-profit Get In The Game at getinthegame.org. This is a great episode on servant leadership and finding ways to give back. We also dive into player development, coaching at high academic institutions, similarities in dealing with Katrina & Covid and other life lessons learned on his journey. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.


    Ron Maestri, Former UNO Head Coach & Athletic Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 67:09

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Baseball Coaching Legend, Ron Maestri. Maestri is the ABCA Wilson/Lefty Gomez Award Recipient this year. This is the highest award that the ABCA gives out every year. Maestri’s footprint is all over the Baseball Industry. Over 16 seasons as head coach at the University of New Orleans he had 543 wins and led UNO to the Division II and Division I World Series. Maestri was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in 1991. Maestri carried dual athletic director/head coach duties in his time at UNO. Maestri has shown elite organizational skills with his work with the New Orleans Zephyrs, the New Orleans Sports Commission and was instrumental in turning the College World Series into what it is today. This episode is a celebration of Coach Maestri and what he has meant to the baseball industry. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.

    David McDonald, Georgia Dugout Club & Wheeler HS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021

    The name David McDonald is synonymous with baseball in the State of Georgia. His career in Georgia started at Wheeler High School in 1979. He ended his run as head coach in 2010. In that time he led Wheeler to almost 500 wins and 7 state playoff appearances. After his time at Wheeler, McDonald has been an assistant at Mt. Paran and the Lovett School. Outside of coaching, McDonald has made a larger impact on the game with his time with the Georgia Dugout Club. He is also a charter member of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association and is in this year’s ABCA Hall of Fame Class. In this episode we cover his work with the Georgia Dugout Club, what the military did for his coaching career, handling head and assistant coaching duties, fundraising and his experience with the ABCA. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.

    Marty Miller, Former Head Coach & AD, Norfolk State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 46:04

    Our 2nd installment of our ABCA Award series continues with former Norfolk State athletic director and head coach, Marty Miller. Miller has spent over 50 years at Norfolk State as a player, coach, administrator and now his role in development. In 32 seasons as head coach, he was the CIAA’s winningest coach and was coach of the year 15 times. Norfolk State won 17 conference titles during his tenure. Miller’s impact on Norfolk State might have been felt even more in his 15 years as Athletic Director. Norfolk State’s graduation rate increased from 40% to 75% during his time as athletic director. This episode is all about servant leadership. Miller is a shining example of investing your heart and soul into something. He is the definition of leaving it better for those behind you. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.

    Gary Gilmore, Head Coach, Coastal Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 93:51

    This week kicks off our celebration of our 2022 Hall of Fame, Lefty Gomez and Dave Keilitz Ethics Award winners. We start the series off with Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore. Gilmore is the definition of a program builder. He has amassed over 1200 wins as a head coach at Coastal and USC-Aiken. Since taking over the Coastal program in 1996, the Chanticleers have 16 regional births, 3 super regional appearances and were national champs in 2016. It took Coastal 5 seasons before they made their first regional appearance. This episode is all about fail forward moments. There are going to be bumps along the way on your journey. Coach Gilmore is a great example of showing grit and persistence on your path. This may be the most impactful episode we have recorded up to this point. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.

    Jeff Lightfoot, Assistant Athletic Director & Head Baseball Coach, Weatherford College

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 31:49

    On this week’s ABCA Podcast we head on location with Weatherford College assistant athletic director and head baseball coach, Jeff Lightfoot. Lightfoot has spent 22 years as a head baseball coach and the last 18 years at Weatherford College. Lightfoot is closing in on the 700 win plateau with his time at Eastfield and Weatherford. Lightfoot’s 1998 Eastfield team won the Division III Junior College World Series. In 18 years, more than 150 former Coyotes have moved on to play baseball at the next level. 31 former Coyotes have played professional baseball including four major leaguers. In this episode we cover player relationships, his dual role as an administrator & coach, what the ABCA has meant to him, evolving from his days as a young head coach, offensive approach and program building. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recovery process by getting blood flow back to areas that need it. It is durable and cost effective. The Marc Pro needs to be a tool in your peak performance tool kit. I can’t recommend it enough. Hit me up if you have any questions. Order now on Marcpro.com and use the promo code ABCA to get 10% off.

    Terry Gobert, Jasper HS & Nick Gobert, Walters State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 182:21

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast are Terry and Nick Gobert. Terry is a legend in Indiana High School Baseball. In his time at Jasper High School, Goberst has won six Indiana State Championships, including the final two single class titles. He is one of five coaches in the state to reach the 800-win plateau. Jasper High school is a tradition rich program that includes Scott Rolen and Matt Mauck as alums. Nick is entering his first season as an assistant at Walters State. He started on varsity for 4 years for Terry. After high school he attended Dayton University and the University of Southern Indiana. Gobert started his coaching career at USI and was with Indian Hills last season. Coach Gobert has the blueprint for running a successful organization. In this episode we cover how they handled the player coach relationship, developing winning traditions, how experience still has value, keeping things simple, knowing when to pivot your philosophy, practice planning and how to incorporate family into your program. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more. This episode is also brought to you by Marc Pro. That is M A R C Pro. Personally I used it as a coach for my ragged out BP arm and legs after a tough workout. We saw huge benefits with our pitchers and position players in decreased soreness and recovery time. It is an amazing machine that speeds up the recover

    Jeff Wood, Director of Sports Medicine, University of Tennessee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 85:29

    Jumping on the ABCA Podcast this week is University of Tennessee Associate Director of Sports Medicine, Jeff Wood. Wood just finished his 21st season with the UT Baseball program. Wood is a baseball lifer in the athletic training world. His career path mirrors many of our players and coaches. Wood grew up in West Virginia and did his undergraduate work at Marshall. After graduation, Wood started his AT career in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was named the Southern League Athletic Trainer of the year in 1987. 2001 was Wood’s first season with the Vols Baseball program and that season ended at the College World Series. The 2021 season was Wood’s 3rd trip to Omaha. Wood has a wealth of knowledge in the game. This is a heart felt episode on baseball, career path, trainer & coach relationship, keeping players healthy, lifestyle and family. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Mark Gjormand, James Madison HS & Sam Gjormand, College of Charleston

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 66:00

    Another great baseball family joins us on the ABCA Podcast with Mark & Sam Gjormand. This is our first Father & Daughter episode. Mark “Pudge” Gjormand is heading into his 27th season at James Madison High School in Northern Virginia and his 35th season overall. Gjormand has led James Madison to three state Championships. The 2021 squad had a phenomenal season finishing second in the nation and winning the class 6 state championship. He was named the Atec/ABCA Region II Coach of the Year this summer. Gjormand is very active on the speaking circuit and is an integral part of the ABCA, National Baseball Coaches Association and MVP International. Sam is blazing her own path in the game. Gjormand helped Pudge with the James Madison High School baseball program while she was in high school. After graduation, Gjormand went to James Madison University and worked with the baseball program. Gjormand had an exciting summer working with the Wareham Gatemen as the assistant to the GM and MLB scout liaison. Gjormand was just named Director of Baseball Operations & Assistant Executive to the Head Coach at the College of Charleston. We head down a lot of different rabbit holes in this episode. This is an impactful conversation on the many ways that you can help the Baseball Community. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Mike Rathwell, CEO, Driveline

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 81:24

    Our next guest on the ABCA Podcast is Driveline CEO, Mike Rathwell. Driveline has been on the forefront of testing data driven player development and they are continuing to push the envelope of cost effective player development. Rathwell has a lot of new things to discuss. In this episode we cover Driveline’s rebranding of the Motus Sleeve to Pulse, Traq, their new facility opening up in Arizona, his 3 books that he is re reading right now, Driveline’s hiring process, his views on leadership, their youth academy and starting a new collegiate developmental league in Summer 2022. Quick Reminder on ABCA Renewals, New Membership and Convention Registration. You can do all of that on our website www.abca.org or on the My ABCA app. We are anticipating our largest convention this year. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

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    Kris Goodman, Minor League Mental Performance Coach, Tampa Rays

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 77:36

    We dive back into peak performance with Kris Goodman, Tampa Bay Rays minor league mental performance coach. Goodman had a phenomenal career at the University of Iowa and was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2015 draft by the Miami Marlins. After Goodman's playing career was finished he got into college coaching and received his Master of Sports Psychology degree at Minnesota State. This is a deep dive into peak performance and player development. Goodman works with the Rays minor leaguers. He is on the ground floor of trying to help players achieve their goal of playing in the Major Leagues. This is a deep dive into his time growing up as a multi sport athlete, the roll his parents had on his development, the recruiting process, his views on player development and what he is using with his players to help with peak performance in the Rays organization. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Mitch Thompson, McLennan CC head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 54:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Div. I NJCAA national champion McLennan Community College head coach, Mitch Thompson. This finishes our series of ABCA coaches that were national champions this year. Thompson was honored with the ABCA/ATEC Coach of the Year Award. The Highlanders were 47-16 winning their last 23 games and running the table in Grand Junction. They had a .961 OPS and 4.12 ERA as a team. This was McLennan’s second national championship in program history. Thompson has 30 plus seasons as a baseball coach. He spent time as a Div. I assistant at Mississippi State, Auburn, Radford and Baylor. He has created a culture of winning at McLennan with three World Series appearances and six straight Region V appearances since he took over in 2015. Not surprising that this is a great conversation with Coach Thompson’s wealth of experience in the game. We cover their championship run, his assistants, what he has learned over the course of his career, his fail forward moment and how he handled McLennan’s 4 game losing streak in the middle of the season. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Patrick Robey, Madison Central HS head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 62:00

    In this episode we cover all things high school baseball with Patrick Robey, Madison Central High School head baseball coach. Madison Central went 34-2 and won the class 6A Mississippi state championship ending the season ranked #1 in the Baseball America poll. Robey was honored with the NHSBCA Coach of the Year Award. Robey competed collegiately at Jones County Junior College and Delta State. After playing professionally Robey started his coaching career at Delta State and East Central Community College. From there Robey moved onto head coach at South Panola and Lafayette High School. He just finished his fifth season with the Madison Central program. In this episode we cover a wide range of topics with Robey’s mentors, practice planning, field work, travel baseball and how to handle coaching elite players. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Chris Lemonis, Mississippi State University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 55:16

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Div. I national champion Mississippi State University head coach, Chris Lemonis. This continues our series of ABCA coaches that were national champions this year. Lemonis was honored with the ABCA/ATEC coach of the year award. Lemonis just finished his 26th season as a collegiate coach with stops at the Citadel, Louisville, Indiana and Mississippi State. In that time span he has a national championship, five college world series appearances, 16 NCAA tournament appearances and four 50 win seasons. It is hard to believe that this is Mississippi State’s first national championship. It just shows how difficult it is to win the last game of the year. This is a great discussion on Division I baseball, his fail forward moment, handling the pressure of coaching at an elite program and what it takes to climb the ladder at that level. Lemonis has made many sacrifices to get to the position he is in. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Richard Kent, Sports Agent & Sports Law Professor at Manhattanville College

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 45:34

    This week on the ABCA Podcast is Richard Kent. Kent did his undergrad work at Rutgers and got his law degree from Boston College. He represents basketball and lacrosse coaches. He currently is a sports law professor at Manhattanville and is the author of 11 books. In this episode we dive into the current topic of name, image and likeness. NLI is a new frontier. Kent came on to give us a deep dive into what is going on currently and what the future might look like. Kent’s 11 books cover a wide range of topics including a couple on Roger Federer. Kent coached tennis at Manhattanville so we weaved in a little coaching, elite mindsets and professional development. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Jeff Willis, LSU Eunice head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 62:01

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Jeff Willis, NJCAA Div. II national champion LSU-Eunice head coach. Willis has done remarkable things with the LSU Eunice program. They are now tied for most national titles in one sport at the junior college level with seven. Eunice had a phenomenal year, going 51-17 and scoring almost 400 more runs than their opponents. In this episode we break down Eunice’s national championship run, their coaching staff, people development, practice planning, wreaking havoc on offense, ideas to keep pushing junior college baseball forward and his biggest key to keeping the edge to his program. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

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    Doug Wren, Tyler JC head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 86:50

    Up next on the ABCA Podcast is Doug Wren, head coach of NJCAA Div. III national champion Tyler Junior College. Wren is entering his 13th season as head coach at Tyler and has won five national championships and posted a 459-194 record. The Apaches have made eight World Series appearances in the last 11 years. He is very active with the NJCAA, serving on the Executive and International Committees. In this episode we break down Tyler’s national championship run, coaching staff, player development, practice planning, developing hitters and his "why" of still focusing on what is best for the player. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Jeff Gregory, Wingate University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 106:08

    This week on the ABCA Podcast, we hear from NCAA Div. II national champion coach Jeff Gregory of Wingate University. This continues our series of ABCA members who won national championships this year. Gregory just finished his 11th season as head coach at Wingate, going 39-13 this year, after time as an assistant coach and player. He has led Wingate to the NCAA Tournament four times. The Bulldogs got hot down the stretch, going 13-2 in the playoffs. Gregory takes us through how a team that hit .289, fielded .960 and had an ERA of 4.23 won the national title. Get your pad and pen ready because Coach Gregory gives us a ton of great nuggets on developing a program! His pride and love for Wingate University comes through in this episode. You can tell he is pouring his blood, sweat and tears into Wingate baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 229 with Doug Wren, Tyler Junior College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 86:50

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Doug Wren, head coach of NJCAA Div. III national champion Tyler Junior College. Wren is entering his 13th season as head coach at Tyler and has won five national championships and posted a 459-194 record. The Apaches have made eight World Series appearances in the last 11 years. He is very active with the NJCAA, serving on the Executive and International Committees. In this episode we break down Tyler's national championship run, coaching staff, player development, practice planning, developing hitters and his "why" of still focusing on what is best for the player. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 229 with Doug Wren, Tyler Junior College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 86:50

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Doug Wren, head coach of NJCAA Div. III national champion Tyler Junior College. Wren is entering his 13th season as head coach at Tyler and has won five national championships and posted a 459-194 record. The Apaches have made eight World Series appearances in the last 11 years. He is very active with the NJCAA, serving on the Executive and International Committees. In this episode we break down Tyler's national championship run, coaching staff, player development, practice planning, developing hitters and his "why" of still focusing on what is best for the player. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 229 with Doug Wren, Tyler Junior College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 86:50

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Doug Wren, head coach of NJCAA Div. III national champion Tyler Junior College. Wren is entering his 13th season as head coach at Tyler and has won five national championships and posted a 459-194 record. The Apaches have made eight World Series appearances in the last 11 years. He is very active with the NJCAA, serving on the Executive and International Committees. In this episode we break down Tyler's national championship run, coaching staff, player development, practice planning, developing hitters and his "why" of still focusing on what is best for the player. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 228 with Jeff Gregory, Wingate University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 106:08

    This week on the ABCA Podcast, we hear from NCAA Div. II national champion coach Jeff Gregory of Wingate University. This continues our series of ABCA members who won national championships this year. Gregory just finished his 11th season as head coach at Wingate, going 39-13 this year, after time as an assistant coach and player. He has led Wingate to the NCAA Tournament four times. The Bulldogs got hot down the stretch, going 13-2 in the playoffs. Gregory takes us through how a team that hit .289, fielded .960 and had an ERA of 4.23 won the national title. Get your pad and pen ready because Coach Gregory gives us a ton of great nuggets on developing a program! His pride and love for Wingate University comes through in this episode. You can tell he is pouring his blood, sweat and tears into Wingate baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 228 with Jeff Gregory, Wingate University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 106:08

    This week on the ABCA Podcast, we hear from NCAA Div. II national champion coach Jeff Gregory of Wingate University. This continues our series of ABCA members who won national championships this year. Gregory just finished his 11th season as head coach at Wingate, going 39-13 this year, after time as an assistant coach and player. He has led Wingate to the NCAA Tournament four times. The Bulldogs got hot down the stretch, going 13-2 in the playoffs. Gregory takes us through how a team that hit .289, fielded .960 and had an ERA of 4.23 won the national title. Get your pad and pen ready because Coach Gregory gives us a ton of great nuggets on developing a program! His pride and love for Wingate University comes through in this episode. You can tell he is pouring his blood, sweat and tears into Wingate baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Jeremy Sheetinger, Georgia Gwinnett College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 69:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Georgia Gwinnett College head coach Jeremy Sheetinger. Sheetinger was an ABCA staffer before he took the GGC job, and he also spent time at Spalding, Kentucky, St Joe’s (KY), Brescia and Georgetown College. He has a 160-55 record in five seasons as a head coach. Georgia Gwinnett capped off a phenomenal season, going 51-10 and winning the NAIA national championship. Sheetinger has picked up some post season accolades with the Skip Bertman Award, Rawlings NAIA Coach of the Year and ABCA/ATEC Coach of the Year Awards. In this episode we dive into GGC’s season, assistants and players, actionable tips on developing a successful organization, getting started in the podcast game and how social media can help get messages across to your team. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 227 with Jeremy Sheetinger, Georgia Gwinnett College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 69:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Georgia Gwinnett College head coach Jeremy Sheetinger. Sheetinger was an ABCA staffer before he took the GGC job, and he also spent time at Spalding, Kentucky, St Joe's (KY), Brescia and Georgetown College. He has a 160-55 record in five seasons as a head coach. Georgia Gwinnett capped off a phenomenal season, going 51-10 and winning the NAIA national championship. Sheetinger has picked up some post season accolades with the Skip Bertman Award, Rawlings NAIA Coach of the Year and ABCA/ATEC Coach of the Year Awards. In this episode we dive into GGC's season, assistants and players, actionable tips on developing a successful organization, getting started in the podcast game and how social media can help get messages across to your team. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 227 with Jeremy Sheetinger, Georgia Gwinnett College head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 69:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Georgia Gwinnett College head coach Jeremy Sheetinger. Sheetinger was an ABCA staffer before he took the GGC job, and he also spent time at Spalding, Kentucky, St Joe's (KY), Brescia and Georgetown College. He has a 160-55 record in five seasons as a head coach. Georgia Gwinnett capped off a phenomenal season, going 51-10 and winning the NAIA national championship. Sheetinger has picked up some post season accolades with the Skip Bertman Award, Rawlings NAIA Coach of the Year and ABCA/ATEC Coach of the Year Awards. In this episode we dive into GGC's season, assistants and players, actionable tips on developing a successful organization, getting started in the podcast game and how social media can help get messages across to your team. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Troy Brohawn, Salisbury University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 65:01

    This week's ABCA Podcast features Troy Brohawn, head coach of 2021 NCAA Div. III champ Salisbury University. In his seven seasons as head coach, Salisbury has made the NCAA Regionals seven times and been to the College World Series twice, including this year's title. Salisbury has a great tradition, having been to the NCAA Regionals 22 years in a row. Brohawn is one of two coaches to win a Major League Baseball World Series as a player and a Division III National Championship as a coach. He played collegiately at Nebraska and was an ABCA/Rawlings All-American in 1993. He pitched 12+ seasons professionally, spent four seasons as an assistant at Salisbury and five years as head coach at Cambridge South Dorchester High School, where the team won the state championship in 2013. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 226 with Troy Brohawn, Salisbury University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 65:02

    This week's ABCA Podcast features Troy Brohawn, head coach of 2021 NCAA Div. III champ Salisbury University. In his seven seasons as head coach, Salisbury has made the NCAA Regionals seven times and been to the College World Series twice, including this year's title. Salisbury has a great tradition, having been to the NCAA Regionals 22 years in a row. Brohawn is one of two coaches to win a Major League Baseball World Series as a player and a Division III National Championship as a coach. He played collegiately at Nebraska and was an ABCA/Rawlings All-American in 1993. He pitched 12+ seasons professionally, spent four seasons as an assistant at Salisbury and five years as head coach at Cambridge South Dorchester High School, where the team won the state championship in 2013. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 226 with Troy Brohawn, Salisbury University head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 65:02

    This week's ABCA Podcast features Troy Brohawn, head coach of 2021 NCAA Div. III champ Salisbury University. In his seven seasons as head coach, Salisbury has made the NCAA Regionals seven times and been to the College World Series twice, including this year's title. Salisbury has a great tradition, having been to the NCAA Regionals 22 years in a row. Brohawn is one of two coaches to win a Major League Baseball World Series as a player and a Division III National Championship as a coach. He played collegiately at Nebraska and was an ABCA/Rawlings All-American in 1993. He pitched 12+ seasons professionally, spent four seasons as an assistant at Salisbury and five years as head coach at Cambridge South Dorchester High School, where the team won the state championship in 2013. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Dave Keilitz, former Central Michigan coach, AD and ABCA Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 49:28

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former Central Michigan head coach, Athletic Director and ABCA Executive Director Dave Keilitz. Keilitz spent 14 seasons as the Chippewas' head coach from 1971-1984. He led Central Michigan to six NCAA Regionals before spending 10 years as CMU Athletic Director. He was also chair of the NCAA Baseball Committee. From 1994-2014 he was the ABCA Executive Director, overseeing saw some of the most important legislation that was put in place for college baseball as well as significant growth of the organization. He is a Central Michigan and ABCA hall of Famer and was recently inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. We got a chance to sit down with Keilitz in the Marriott Hotel in Omaha during the ABCA Board of Directors meetings at the College World Series. Dave is a 52 year continuous member of the ABCA and a shining example of having success as you transition from one step to another in your career. He gives great advice on leading a life of impact and tips on how to be successful as a coach, administrator and executive. This is also a great history lesson on the College game and the ABCA. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 225 with Dave Keilitz, former Central Michigan coach, AD and ABCA Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 49:29

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former Central Michigan head coach, Athletic Director and ABCA Executive Director Dave Keilitz. Keilitz spent 14 seasons as the Chippewas' head coach from 1971-1984. He led Central Michigan to six NCAA Regionals before spending 10 years as CMU Athletic Director. He was also chair of the NCAA Baseball Committee. From 1994-2014 he was the ABCA Executive Director, overseeing saw some of the most important legislation that was put in place for college baseball as well as significant growth of the organization. He is a Central Michigan and ABCA hall of Famer and was recently inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. We got a chance to sit down with Keilitz in the Marriott Hotel in Omaha during the ABCA Board of Directors meetings at the College World Series. Dave is a 52 year continuous member of the ABCA and a shining example of having success as you transition from one step to another in your career. He gives great advice on leading a life of impact and tips on how to be successful as a coach, administrator and executive. This is also a great history lesson on the College game and the ABCA. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 225 with Dave Keilitz, former Central Michigan coach, AD and ABCA Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 49:29

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former Central Michigan head coach, Athletic Director and ABCA Executive Director Dave Keilitz. Keilitz spent 14 seasons as the Chippewas' head coach from 1971-1984. He led Central Michigan to six NCAA Regionals before spending 10 years as CMU Athletic Director. He was also chair of the NCAA Baseball Committee. From 1994-2014 he was the ABCA Executive Director, overseeing saw some of the most important legislation that was put in place for college baseball as well as significant growth of the organization. He is a Central Michigan and ABCA hall of Famer and was recently inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. We got a chance to sit down with Keilitz in the Marriott Hotel in Omaha during the ABCA Board of Directors meetings at the College World Series. Dave is a 52 year continuous member of the ABCA and a shining example of having success as you transition from one step to another in your career. He gives great advice on leading a life of impact and tips on how to be successful as a coach, administrator and executive. This is also a great history lesson on the College game and the ABCA. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    ABCA Member Coaches in Enid, Oklahoma and Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 92:33

    Interviews in this week's ABCA Podcast were recorded on the scene with ABCA member coaches at the NJCAA Div. II Championship in Enid, Oklahoma, and the NCAA Div. III Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We kick it off in Enid with Kellog’s Eric Laskovy, Madison’s Mike Davenport, Lackawanna’s Mike McCarry, Frederick’s Rodney Bennett, Kirkwood’s Todd Rima, Phoenix’s Kevin Kimball, Lincoln Land’s Ron Riggle and national champ Jeff Willis from LSU-Eunice. Then we head over to Cedar Rapids with Adrian’s Craig Rainey, Johns Hopkins’ Bob Babb, Cortland’s Joe Brown, Rowan’s Mike Dickson and national champ Troy Brohawn from Salisbury. There was high level play at both of these championships. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 224 with ABCA Member Coaches in Enid, Oklahoma and Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 92:34

    Interviews in this week's ABCA Podcast were recorded on the scene with ABCA member coaches at the NJCAA Div. II Championship in Enid, Oklahoma, and the NCAA Div. III Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We kick it off in Enid with Kellog's Eric Laskovy, Madison's Mike Davenport, Lackawanna's Mike McCarry, Frederick's Rodney Bennett, Kirkwood's Todd Rima, Phoenix's Kevin Kimball, Lincoln Land's Ron Riggle and national champ Jeff Willis from LSU-Eunice. Then we head over to Cedar Rapids with Adrian's Craig Rainey, Johns Hopkins' Bob Babb, Cortland's Joe Brown, Rowan's Mike Dickson and national champ Troy Brohawn from Salisbury. There was high level play at both of these championships. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 224 with ABCA Member Coaches in Enid, Oklahoma and Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 92:34

    Interviews in this week's ABCA Podcast were recorded on the scene with ABCA member coaches at the NJCAA Div. II Championship in Enid, Oklahoma, and the NCAA Div. III Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We kick it off in Enid with Kellog's Eric Laskovy, Madison's Mike Davenport, Lackawanna's Mike McCarry, Frederick's Rodney Bennett, Kirkwood's Todd Rima, Phoenix's Kevin Kimball, Lincoln Land's Ron Riggle and national champ Jeff Willis from LSU-Eunice. Then we head over to Cedar Rapids with Adrian's Craig Rainey, Johns Hopkins' Bob Babb, Cortland's Joe Brown, Rowan's Mike Dickson and national champ Troy Brohawn from Salisbury. There was high level play at both of these championships. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Falmouth's Trundy, San Francisco's Bridges and Lake County's DiCenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 79:26

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast are Falmouth Commodores manager and Gunnery head Coach Jeff Trundy, San Francisco Giants national crosschecker Brian Bridges and Lake County manager Greg DiCenzo. Trundy is heading into his 25th season coaching in the Cape Cod League and his 21st as the manager of Falmouth. He has coached a laundry list of Big Leaguers including David Aardsma, Luke Scott, Rhys Hoskins, Kyle Gibson, Cliff Pennington, Khalil Greene, Jacoby Ellsbury and current Rays manager Kevin Cash. Trundy has made a huge impact on the game of baseball with the players he has coached and the coaches he has had on his staff. Bridges has been with the San Francisco Giants since 2019 and previously was the Scouting Director for the Atlanta Braves and coached at Florida Southern. DiCenzo is currently managing the Lake County Captains in the Cleveland Indians organization. Prior to that, he had a successful 12-year run as head coach at Holy Cross and was previously as an assistant at Northeastern. DiCenzo was on Trundy’s staff at Falmouth from 2002-05. This episode is on leading a life of impact. It will also show how many different paths there are available to impacting the game of baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 223 with the Falmouth's Trundy, San Francisco's Bridges and Lake County's DiCenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 79:26

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast are Falmouth Commodores manager and Gunnery head Coach Jeff Trundy, San Francisco Giants national crosschecker Brian Bridges and Lake County manager Greg DiCenzo. Trundy is heading into his 25th season coaching in the Cape Cod League and his 21st as the manager of Falmouth. He has coached a laundry list of Big Leaguers including David Aardsma, Luke Scott, Rhys Hoskins, Kyle Gibson, Cliff Pennington, Khalil Greene, Jacoby Ellsbury and current Rays manager Kevin Cash. Trundy has made a huge impact on the game of baseball with the players he has coached and the coaches he has had on his staff. Bridges has been with the San Francisco Giants since 2019 and previously was the Scouting Director for the Atlanta Braves and coached at Florida Southern. DiCenzo is currently managing the Lake County Captains in the Cleveland Indians organization. Prior to that, he had a successful 12-year run as head coach at Holy Cross and was previously as an assistant at Northeastern. DiCenzo was on Trundy's staff at Falmouth from 2002-05. This episode is on leading a life of impact. It will also show how many different paths there are available to impacting the game of baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 223 with the Falmouth's Trundy, San Francisco's Bridges and Lake County's DiCenzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 79:26

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast are Falmouth Commodores manager and Gunnery head Coach Jeff Trundy, San Francisco Giants national crosschecker Brian Bridges and Lake County manager Greg DiCenzo. Trundy is heading into his 25th season coaching in the Cape Cod League and his 21st as the manager of Falmouth. He has coached a laundry list of Big Leaguers including David Aardsma, Luke Scott, Rhys Hoskins, Kyle Gibson, Cliff Pennington, Khalil Greene, Jacoby Ellsbury and current Rays manager Kevin Cash. Trundy has made a huge impact on the game of baseball with the players he has coached and the coaches he has had on his staff. Bridges has been with the San Francisco Giants since 2019 and previously was the Scouting Director for the Atlanta Braves and coached at Florida Southern. DiCenzo is currently managing the Lake County Captains in the Cleveland Indians organization. Prior to that, he had a successful 12-year run as head coach at Holy Cross and was previously as an assistant at Northeastern. DiCenzo was on Trundy's staff at Falmouth from 2002-05. This episode is on leading a life of impact. It will also show how many different paths there are available to impacting the game of baseball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Tony Schifano of San Francisco State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 74:31

    This week we hear from Tony Schifano, head coach at San Francisco State University on the ABCA Podcast. Schifano was named head coach in 2015 and led the Gators to a No. 17 final ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Poll in 2019. His team went to the CCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, which was something the program hadn’t done since 2004. Prior to San Francisco State, Schifano was the recruiting coordinator at his alma mater UC Davis, where the 2008 squad earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals and ended the year with the most wins at UC Davis in its Division I era. He also spent five seasons in the high school ranks at Los Gatos High School. He had a successful playing career at UC Davis where he is a member of the Hall of Fame and his 1995 squad competed in the Division II World Series. He signed with the Marlins out of UC Davis and played in multiple organizations, getting up to Triple-A with the Astros in 2001.This episode is a deep dive into pressure offense, building upon Schifano's presentation from the Virtual ABCA Convention. We also discuss recruiting, the disappointment of San Francisco State not having a season in 2021, and his best memories of spending time with Augie Garrido. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 222 with Tony Schifano of San Francisco State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 74:31

    This week we hear from Tony Schifano, head coach at San Francisco State University on the ABCA Podcast. Schifano was named head coach in 2015 and led the Gators to a No. 17 final ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Poll in 2019. His team went to the CCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, which was something the program hadn't done since 2004. Prior to San Francisco State, Schifano was the recruiting coordinator at his alma mater UC Davis, where the 2008 squad earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals and ended the year with the most wins at UC Davis in its Division I era. He also spent five seasons in the high school ranks at Los Gatos High School. He had a successful playing career at UC Davis where he is a member of the Hall of Fame and his 1995 squad competed in the Division II World Series. He signed with the Marlins out of UC Davis and played in multiple organizations, getting up to Triple-A with the Astros in 2001.This episode is a deep dive into pressure offense, building upon Schifano's presentation from the Virtual ABCA Convention. We also discuss recruiting, the disappointment of San Francisco State not having a season in 2021, and his best memories of spending time with Augie Garrido. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 222 with Tony Schifano of San Francisco State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 74:31

    This week we hear from Tony Schifano, head coach at San Francisco State University on the ABCA Podcast. Schifano was named head coach in 2015 and led the Gators to a No. 17 final ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Poll in 2019. His team went to the CCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, which was something the program hadn't done since 2004. Prior to San Francisco State, Schifano was the recruiting coordinator at his alma mater UC Davis, where the 2008 squad earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals and ended the year with the most wins at UC Davis in its Division I era. He also spent five seasons in the high school ranks at Los Gatos High School. He had a successful playing career at UC Davis where he is a member of the Hall of Fame and his 1995 squad competed in the Division II World Series. He signed with the Marlins out of UC Davis and played in multiple organizations, getting up to Triple-A with the Astros in 2001.This episode is a deep dive into pressure offense, building upon Schifano's presentation from the Virtual ABCA Convention. We also discuss recruiting, the disappointment of San Francisco State not having a season in 2021, and his best memories of spending time with Augie Garrido. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Marc Polymeropoulos, Former CIA Agent and Baseball Dad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 59:07

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former CIA Agent Marc Polymeropoulos. He spent 26 years in the CIA before retiring from the Senior Intelligence Service in June 2019. His positions included field and headquarters operational assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia and Counter Terrorism. Marc is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. His Book Clarity in Crisis is available June 8. The book covers what he learned in his time in the CIA and has some phenomenal stories that anyone can use to help them become a better leader. Polymeropoulos is also a huge baseball fan and baseball parent. In this episode, we discuss being a baseball parent, his path to the CIA, his time outside the United States, how he would fix the current climate, parallels of leadership in the CIA and baseball, how to handle pressure and tips on how to not bring work home. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 221 with Marc Polymeropoulos, Former CIA Agent and Baseball Dad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 59:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former CIA Agent Marc Polymeropoulos. He spent 26 years in the CIA before retiring from the Senior Intelligence Service in June 2019. His positions included field and headquarters operational assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia and Counter Terrorism. Marc is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. His Book Clarity in Crisis is available June 8. The book covers what he learned in his time in the CIA and has some phenomenal stories that anyone can use to help them become a better leader. Polymeropoulos is also a huge baseball fan and baseball parent. In this episode, we discuss being a baseball parent, his path to the CIA, his time outside the United States, how he would fix the current climate, parallels of leadership in the CIA and baseball, how to handle pressure and tips on how to not bring work home. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 221 with Marc Polymeropoulos, Former CIA Agent and Baseball Dad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 59:08

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is former CIA Agent Marc Polymeropoulos. He spent 26 years in the CIA before retiring from the Senior Intelligence Service in June 2019. His positions included field and headquarters operational assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia and Counter Terrorism. Marc is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. His Book Clarity in Crisis is available June 8. The book covers what he learned in his time in the CIA and has some phenomenal stories that anyone can use to help them become a better leader. Polymeropoulos is also a huge baseball fan and baseball parent. In this episode, we discuss being a baseball parent, his path to the CIA, his time outside the United States, how he would fix the current climate, parallels of leadership in the CIA and baseball, how to handle pressure and tips on how to not bring work home. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Gary Henderson of the University of Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 62:54

    This week's ABCA Podcast features University of Utah associate head coach Gary Henderson. Henderson has a long and successful track record in coaching, starting at the high school level and from there moving on to San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Riverside Community College, Chapman, Pepperdine, Florida, Oregon State, Kentucky, Mississippi State and now Utah. If you were going to map out coaches to learn from it would be guys like Jim Dietz, Dennis Rogers, Larry Cochell, Mike Weathers, Andy Lopez, John Cohen and Bill Kinneberg. Henderson has had success at every stop along the way as an assistant and head coach. He was named the Collegiate Baseball National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1996, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the year in 2012 and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Coach of the Year in 2018. He is one of the brightest pitching minds we have in the game. In this episode we cover his path, what makes a great coaching staff, how to handle conflicts on your staff, program and pitching staff development and recruiting. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matt White

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 100:24

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Dr. Matt White, an orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, specializing in elbows and shoulders. He earned his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame, went to medical school at Indiana University and finished his residency at Wisconsin. After his residency, Dr. White went to Birmingham for his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute working with some of world’s best surgeons, including Dr. James Andrews. We cover a lot of ground in this episode on arm surgery and arm health. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 220 with Gary Henderson of the University of Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 62:54

    This week's ABCA Podcast features University of Utah associate head coach Gary Henderson. Henderson has a long and successful track record in coaching, starting at the high school level and from there moving on to San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Riverside Community College, Chapman, Pepperdine, Florida, Oregon State, Kentucky, Mississippi State and now Utah. If you were going to map out coaches to learn from it would be guys like Jim Dietz, Dennis Rogers, Larry Cochell, Mike Weathers, Andy Lopez, John Cohen and Bill Kinneberg. Henderson has had success at every stop along the way as an assistant and head coach. He was named the Collegiate Baseball National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1996, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the year in 2012 and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Coach of the Year in 2018. He is one of the brightest pitching minds we have in the game. In this episode we cover his path, what makes a great coaching staff, how to handle conflicts on your staff, program and pitching staff development and recruiting. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 219 with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matt White

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 100:24

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Dr. Matt White, an orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, specializing in elbows and shoulders. He earned his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame, went to medical school at Indiana University and finished his residency at Wisconsin. After his residency, Dr. White went to Birmingham for his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute working with some of world's best surgeons, including Dr. James Andrews. We cover a lot of ground in this episode on arm surgery and arm health. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 219 with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matt White

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 100:24

    Next up on the ABCA Podcast is Dr. Matt White, an orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, specializing in elbows and shoulders. He earned his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame, went to medical school at Indiana University and finished his residency at Wisconsin. After his residency, Dr. White went to Birmingham for his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute working with some of world’s best surgeons, including Dr. James Andrews. We cover a lot of ground in this episode on arm surgery and arm health. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Episode 220 with Gary Henderson of the University of Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 62:54

    This week's ABCA Podcast features University of Utah associate head coach Gary Henderson. Henderson has a long and successful track record in coaching, starting at the high school level and from there moving on to San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Riverside Community College, Chapman, Pepperdine, Florida, Oregon State, Kentucky, Mississippi State and now Utah. If you were going to map out coaches to learn from it would be guys like Jim Dietz, Dennis Rogers, Larry Cochell, Mike Weathers, Andy Lopez, John Cohen and Bill Kinneberg. Henderson has had success at every stop along the way as an assistant and head coach. He was named the Collegiate Baseball National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1996, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the year in 2012 and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Coach of the Year in 2018. He is one of the brightest pitching minds we have in the game. In this episode we cover his path, what makes a great coaching staff, how to handle conflicts on your staff, program and pitching staff development and recruiting. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

    Eric Crozier of the Potomac School and Mizuno Outlaws

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 70:40

    This week on the ABCA Podcast we catch up with Eric Crozier, head coach at the Potomac School in Maryland and founder of the Mizuno Outlaws. Crozier grew up in Columbus, Ohio, played collegiately at Norfolk State and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2000. He played pro baseball for 11 years and made his Major League Debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. He is one of our unique members who coaches at the high school level but also runs a facility and coaches travel baseball. This is a deep dive into differences in playing and coaching and also differences in coaching high school, training players in a facility and travel ball. The ABCA Podcast is presented by Netting Pros. Netting Professionals are improving programs one facility at a time, specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of custom netting for backstops, batting cages, dugouts, bp screens and ball carts. They also design and install digital graphic wall padding windscreen, turf, turf protectors, dugout benches, dugout cubbies and more.

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