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TC165: Rick Eckstein, Kentucky

Rick Eckstein had everything going for him as a golfer — a pretty good one by all accounts, he laid his clubs aside after his sophomore season in high school to focus on baseball. Doesn’t sound like he has any regrets. Although his resume is long — including a stint as a bowling coach —

TC55: Chan Brown, Parkview (GA) HS

“Something in the water!” is the way coach Chan Brown explains it when asked about Parkview High School’s boat load of state championships, five of which have come in baseball alone. This Georgia Class 6A school in Lilburn, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, had back to back state chamionships in 2011 and 2012 and was

TC30: Ed Blankmeyer, St. John’s

There are people you speak to where passion seems to ooze out of every pore. Ed Blankmeyer is one of those guys. His legacy appears to be set in cement, but that hasn’t left him resting on his laurels. He continues to push the St. John’s program forward as if it was his first coaching

TC18: Rob Cooper, Penn State

Rob Cooper’s baseball has taken him all over the United States…and the world. Growing up in California and playing in Florida only marked the beginning. He’s been all over the country as an assistant coach and head coach. Now his work with USA Baseball is taking him all over the globe. But Cooper’s mind is firmly