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TC227: Rusty Stroupe, Gardner-Webb

Click here! Mention TOP COACH and receive 10% off your entire order at Burbank Sport Nets! This week we’re talking to Rusty Stroupe (pronounced Strap) of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. As we’ll find out, many things in his orbit are not pronounced the way they’re spelled (see Chair’-a-vul). Coach Stroupe is no

TC222: Kermit Smith, Appalachian State

Since the dawning of the 21st Century, Kermit Smith has plied the coaching trade at NCAA D2 schools, Belmont Abbey and Lander — and, it must be added, was extremely successful, appearing in the D2 World Series on multiple occasions. ┬áThat caught the attention of Appalachian State, who would love to see Coach Smith bring

TC211: Jeremy Sheetinger, ABCA

Jeremy Sheetinger has listed as his title at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) website – College Division Liaison. But that doesn’t being to tell the story. If they printed everything he did on his business card, it would have to be in very small type or on a very large card. Jeremy is one

TC190: Tom Austin, Methodist University

37 years, over 1100 wins, and 6 NCAA D3 College World Series appearances. That’s a pretty good resume right there,. But there’s so much more to Tom Austin, as you’ll find out in this interview. Coach Austin knew from a young age that he had an interest in coaching, as illustrated (literally) by the plays

TC153: Jim Gantt, Catawba College

  It’s one of the reasons most often cited by our guests about why they’ve gone into coaching — that is, to help in the development of young men. The way Jim Gantt puts it, he’s developing the player from the inside out. And he certainly has spent a lot of time doing it —

TC145: Paul Rozzelle, Catawba Valley CC

The stories are what makes Top Coach an important part of the coaching arsenal, as you can learn so much from what others have done. If you’re a frequent listener to Top Coach, you understand that there is no one way into or through the coaching profession. Paul Rozzelle brings his own twist to that

TC130: Craig Keilitz, ABCA

  If you are reading this and you are not a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association then stop reading right now and go register. Do it! The ABCA is one of the finest industry organizations in the nation. What is offered to baseball coaches for the small investment is incredible. The cherry on

Top Coach 90: Scott Jackson, North Carolina

Scott Jackson‘s career thus far demonstrates the density of baseball within the Tar Heel State. The University of North Carolina is the sixth entry on his resume and he’s never left the state of North Carolina. Coach Jackson’s current duties include helping to coordinate the offense and working with infielders. It is his duties as

Top Coach 52: Chase Jones, Vs Cancer Foundation

Today we’re talking to Chase Jones of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, an organization that Chase founded after he successfully battled brain cancer while a student and baseball player at the University of North Carolina. The Vs. Cancer Foundation raises funds for children’s cancer research primarily through partnering with baseball teams across the United States. For