Mauldin High School – Mauldin, South Carolina
Hometown: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Education: Limestone College
Email: wayne44baseball [at] yahoo.com
The moment you first realized that you might like to make coaching part of your career.
I always thought about it from my playing days but my career path led me another direction. Then in a small way I became involved with Mauldin Baseball and was asked to join the staff. I was blown away at the opportunity to fulfill a dream and still am every day I step on the field.
Outside of mentors, talk about one or more ways you’ve learned some aspect of coaching.
I’ve learned so much working and attending camps . Also books and podcasts have been a valuable tool. Attending Barnstormers clinics and the interaction with coaches there has been fun and a great source of information.
If you could go back to your rookie coach self and give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be Yourself. You were chosen because of who you are and what you bring. Continue to grow grow as yourself, not someone else.
What is one thing you didn’t know (or fully understand) about what coaches do before you got into coaching?
The hours spent on administrative work beyond the actual on field coaching duties.
Your dream lunch date. One coach. Any sport. Any level. Living or dead. Who is it?