ACS: Jonathan Gelnar, (Tulsa) Union High School

Jonathan Gelnar
Tulsa Union High School
Hometown: Hobart, Oklahoma
Education: Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Twitter: @JGelnar7
Email: jgelnar7 [at]
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The moment you first realized that you might like to make coaching part of your career.

When my baseball career ended. I grew up in a baseball family (dad pitched in the big leagues for 7 years). What would have the biggest impact on the world?

Outside of mentors, talk about one way you’ve learned some aspect of coaching.

Podcasts, books, coaching conventions, twitter.

If you could go back to your rookie coach self and give one piece of advice, what would it be?

It’s all about relationships.

Best career or work advice you ever received.

“Assume they know nothing.” — my head coach now. Instead of assuming they know anything, teach them as if they know nothing. Not in a negative way, but we all need to be brushed up on fundamentals every season. We can’t get mad when they don’t know something that we haven’t spent time on.

Your dream lunch date. One coach. Any sport. Any level. Living or dead. Who is it?

John Wooden

Jonathan is the host of a great baseball podcast, Ahead of the Curve.

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