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TC247: Dan Cimini, University Liggett HS (MI)

Four state championships in the last six years across multiple classes for University Liggett High School.  and head coach Dan Cimini. Coach Cimini and his boys are on a roll and they have the attention of the rest of the state of Michigan. This tiny private high school continues to play up over their head (in class

TC233: Stuart Chester, Cartersville (GA) HS

I guess you can just credit dumb luck, but we’re on a roll when it comes to the state of Georgia and successful high school programs. After great interviews with Tony Wolfe and Chan Brown, we’ve found another coach who’s been drinking at the Mysterious Well of Success in the greater Atlanta area. Like our

TC225: Billy Wagner, The Miller School (VA)

We’ve had coaches on as Top Coach guests that very few people have heard of. What is amazing is that we’ve had hall of fame coaches that aren’t known outside their immediate area. Coaches are used to laboring in obscurity. Most of them are not in this career for the spotlight. Today’s guest had significant

TC209: Barry Russell, Midland (TX) HS

High school baseball in Texas is a big deal. Almost as big a deal as football. In fact the second largest gathering of baseball coaches in the world is the THSBCA convention each January. Just so happens, we’re talking to the President-elect (or president, depending on when you’re reading this) of the THSBCA, Barry Russell.

TC196: Wayne Welton, Michigan

Today we’re talking to actor Jeff Daniels’ teammate on the Chelsea (MI) High School baseball team. And, oh yeah, Wayne Welton had 767 wins as the head coach at his alma mater and won a state championship. And he played college baseball for former guest (and former ABCA executive director) Dave Keilitz. And he’s currently

TC195: Joe Ferraro, Bronxville (NY) HS

Many of you know Joe Ferraro as the golden-throated half of the wildly popular KWB Radio podcast with his co-host (and former Top Coach guest) Kevin Wilson. We’ve had Joe and Kevin on before to discuss some very deep subjects like food and teaching young players, but this time we’ve got Joe on solo. This

TC187: Dan Morgan, Jenks HS (OK)

Our first high school coach from Oklahoma represents the state well. With over four decades of coaching and over 900 wins, Dan Morgan is still going strong. Most of those victories were racked up at Okmulgee High School. Now he’s right up the road at Jenks High School and doesn’t appear to have slowed down in

TC186: Greg Blanchard, Lorena HS (TX)

When Greg Blanchard signed on at Lorena High School in Texas 35 years ago (or so), he did so only when the school agreed to let him start up the long dormant baseball program. As with most coaches in Texas, it seems like they’ve at least got a foot in the football program. Coach Blanchard

TC185: Billy Hayes, Battle Ground HS (WA)

Billy Hayes has one leg firmly planted in high school coaching and one leg in travel baseball. He’s the very successful coach at Battle Ground High School in Washington state, near the Washington/Oregon line. He also founded and runs Showtime Baseball in the same area. Hayes is the son of a coach who spent some

TC 183: Quincey Noble, McNair HS (CA)

Quincey Noble has seen and worked in much of the country and has worked at many levels during his coaching journey. All of those experiences have brought him to McNair High School in Stockton, California where it’s obvious that he’s found his real mission in life. Unlike some of our guests who grew up on

TC170: Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Jim Morris‘ story was well documented in the 2002 film, The Rookie, but Jim’s story is not yet finished. He started his career as a coach in a small Texas town, teaching his kids to dream big. It was his players who encouraged their coach to dream big. And that he did — following his

TC163: Mark Smith, Providence Catholic HS (IL)

This former Providence Catholic High School player thought he had a good gig going. Mark Smith was delivering milk in the morning and coaching with the legendary Wayne King at Joliet Junior College. That is, until he found out that the long time baseball coach at Providence was leaving. The opportunity was too good to

TC141: Tom Meusborn, Chatsworth (CA) HS

Tom Meusborn is a legend in Southern California high school coaching, having racked up many championships and guiding his team to such lofty heights that they were named by at least one source as the best high school baseball program of the first decade of the 21st century. At one point, Meusborn’s Chatsworth High School

TC124: Gino DiMaria, Bishop Gorman (NV) HS

Gino DiMaria has been a successful football coach and summer baseball coach for almost two decades in Las Vegas. This season, however, he was asked to take over an already successful baseball program at Bishop Gorman. Coach DiMaria appears to be up for the task, keeping Gorman in the top ten in the nation all

Top Coach 118: Brett Kay, JSerra (CA) HS

We finally make it out to the west coast to visit with a high school coach. Brett Kay is the head coach at JSerra Catholic High School in beautiful San Juan Capistrano, California. Although this school didn’t even exist until the 21st century, they’ve quickly grown and made a name for themselves in the athletic

Top Coach 75: Ryan McGinnis, Kimberly (WI) HS

Headed to Packerland today to talk to a coach about baseball. Ryan McGinnis is the head coach of an incredibly successful baseball program at Kimberly High School in Kimberly, Wisconsin. His Papermakers finished second in Wisconsin’s largest class this past spring. Along the way, Coach McGinnis has crossed paths with several of our previous guests,

TC72: Mark Daniels, Virginia (VA) HS

The city of Bristol straddles two states — Virginia and Tennessee. And it’s the home of NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway. Two high schools call Bristol home. On the Virginia side of the line is Virginia High School — home of a storied baseball tradition and the most recent Virginia class 2A state champion. Our guest

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