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Top Coach 182: Jon Shehan, Millersville University

May 2, 2016 0

Other than a brief foray into minor league baseball, Millersville University baseball coach Jon Shehan has not ventured far from home. He grew up near the campus, had relatives involved with the school, and he attended Millersville. Now he’s guiding the Marauders […]

Top Coach 181: Jason Dietrich, Cal State-Fullerton

April 25, 2016 0

He admittedly kind of stumbled into coaching, but it has been nothing but head down and learning his craft since he’s stepped into the arena. Jason Dietrich is in his fourth season as pitching coach for the well-respected program at Cal State […]


April 21, 2016 0

by Jack Warren This may seem a bit redundant to those who read my column, Be Accessible, a few weeks ago, but this specific angle was brought to mind by a story related to me by an acquaintance recently. During our conversation, […]

Top Coach 180: Bill Kurich, Webster University

April 18, 2016 0

Bill Kurich is in his tenth season at Webster University in St. Louis. What he’s done there is nothing short of amazing. I first became aware of Webster when they were taking on some really solid Mark Kingston-led Illinois State teams in […]

Creative Staffing the Cajun Way

April 14, 2016 0

Creative Staffing is not plugging a square peg into a round hole. by Jack Warren I recently had the chance to visit with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Director of Baseball Operations, Chris Domingue. Chris’ title is just a bit misleading – […]

Top Coach 179: Chris Domingue, Louisiana-Lafayette

April 11, 2016 0

His title is Director of Baseball Operations, but Chris Domingue (pronounced Doh’ mang) is almost singularly focused on one thing at Louisiana-Lafayette — and that’s academics. This is in addition to his full time gig as assistant fire chief. And this guy knows […]

Top Coach 178: Butch Thompson, Auburn

April 4, 2016 0

Long mentioned among the top assistant coaches in NCAA Division 1 baseball, Butch Thompson finally gets his shot to direct things as he guides Auburn Baseball in his first season as head coach. Coach Thompson has a resume that looks very similar to many others […]

Top Coach 177: Chris Lemonis, Indiana

March 28, 2016 0

Chris Lemonis is a Texas boy who, with each move appears to be getting father and farther from the Lone Star State. After spending time at his alma mater, The Citadel, Coach Lemonis joined his former teammate Dan McDonnell at Louisville for a […]

Top Coach Resource: Mental Game Summit

March 24, 2016 0

Gina Parris is a great friend of  Top Coach and many, many coaches in the Top Coach community. She’s been helping coaches, players, and their families with the mental side of the game for 30 years. Jack is always looking for resources […]

Be accessible

March 17, 2016 1

by Jack Warren Believe me – I know just how difficult it can be to manage your email inbox. The average non-public individual receives a ton of email on a daily basis – the vast majority being the electronic equivalent to the […]

Top Coach 175: Monte Brooks, The Master’s College

March 14, 2016 0

I refer to these types of schools generically as “specialty schools.” That is, schools that have some kind of unique barrier to entry, other than the varying degrees of academic requirements. We’ve had many of these schools represented in the past on Top […]

Top Coach Resource: Catching 101

March 10, 2016 0

Top Coach welcomes back previous guest, Xan Barksdale, who is sharing a resource that anyone who coaches catchers (that would be you!) will appreciate. Xan first appeared on Top Coach while an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University, following a successful […]

Ten Second Impact

February 23, 2016 0

by Jack Warren, editor and host of Top Coach Baseball If you’ve heard me at a speaking engagement, chances are that you’ve heard me tell the story about my encounter with Northwest Indiana umpiring legend Wally McCormack during my very first high […]

Top Coach 172: Rick Heller, Iowa (part 2)

February 22, 2016 1

Last May, right before the NCAA tournament got under way, we talked to Iowa coach Rick Heller, whose Hawkeyes had caught a lot of analysts and opponents by surprise and were riding a wave of success — all the way into the […]

Help Top Coach with your coach stories

February 18, 2016 0

Hey, guys (and ladies!), I’ve got a new idea that you all can help me with. We’re looking to add a column to Top Coach where we feature coaches who’ve made an impact through a particular action or through their entire life […]

Top Coach 171: Jeremy Sheetinger, ABCA

February 15, 2016 0

Jeremy Sheetinger. Remember the name, because if you coach baseball, he’ll probably be talking to you at some point very soon. He was the James Brown of the ABCA convention — the hardest working man in Nashville — and the hard work […]

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