Something special is happening in the state of Arizona. Jay Johnson came into Tempe with little on the resume that would give an indication of how things would play out. To say he’s been a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. University of Arizona baseball is on a roll in this, Johnson’s second season, and
We had such a great interview with University of Washington head coach Lindsay Meggs the first time around that we’ve invited him back for a part two. Frankly, we could have added a part three. As is the case with the baseball coaching tree, Coach Meggs has a connection to so many others in the profession, including former Top
Lindsay Meggs says he learned the most from a football coach. This California guy has learned to pick up and apply lessons learned from many sources, including guys like Joe Maddon. The University of Washington head coach says that “It’s a simple game. People have complicated it.” So from that standpoint, he likes Joe Maddon’s
From his time as a walk-on at Stanford to the near program shutdown at Cal, David Esquer had bucked the odds. He knows what it takes to work hard and to overcome. And in his wake he’s left a line of success, both as a player and a coach. Coach Esquer currently leads a University
Pat Casey, coach of two time NCAA D1 World Series champion Oregon State University, joins us on this episode of Top Coach. Coach Casey is a Pac Northwest guy and loves the challenge of winning in the Pac Northwest with all of its challenges. And he firmly believes — and has proven — that he
Tim Esmay grew up in the shadow of the Arizona State campus, dreaming of donning the legendary Sun Devil uniform one day. His dream came true first as a player, then twice as an assistant, and finally when he took over the storied program as head coach in 2010. While plying the coaching trade throughout
Another couple of firsts for us here at Top Coach. The first coach we’ve talked to who’s made it to the big leagues and also the first coach who’s not coached in his first game. Ryan Garko returns to his alma mater after 10 seasons of professional baseball,five of them in Major League Baseball. Coach
Nice guys do finish first. At least that’s the case with Arizona’s Andy Lopez. Coach Lopez has two College World Series rings, over 1100 wins, and several Coach of the Year awards, but his passion is for God, family, baseball, and turning out good young men. In that, he’s accomplished almost everything he’s dreamed of.