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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

TC198: Matt McGuire, Roanoke College

Back to one of our favorite states to visit with Matt McGuire, head coach at Roanoke College in the very strong Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Coach McGuire grew up not far from Roanoke College, so this was like a homecoming. He played his college baseball at William & Mary, recruited to replace our good friend

TC154: Jonathan Hadra, VMI

Virginia Military Institute is the third smallest school in D1 baseball, but their accomplishments and aspirations are large. Head coach Jonathan Hadra is a VMI grad who’s in his second season as head coach and he sees no limit on what the Keydets can do. Recent upgrades to the facilities, along with some planned upgrades,

TC152: Rich Prado, PlayInSchool.com

Rich Prado and PlayInSchool.com are long time friends of Top Coach Baseball, but today Rich is visiting with us to recount our recent bus tour of 18 colleges in Virginia. This was indeed a real eye opener and a must listen for college coaches, high school coaches, players, and parents. Rich and PlayInSchool.com are providing

TC151: Joey Seal, Norfolk State

Joey Seal is a hustler. He may be a least tied for the hardest working guy in college coaching. Norfolk State doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles of their fellow D1 programs, but you’d never know it from watching Coach Seal. After a stellar four year career for the Spartans, the local

TC137: Chris Finwood, Old Dominion

We do indeed love Virginia and we love baseball in the state of Virginia. Today we’re talking to the head coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Chris Finwood. Coach Finwood has taken a long route — not unlike many college baseball coaches — and ended up in the old neighborhood. He played his

Top Coach 113: Tracy Woodson, Richmond

Tracy Woodson will remember Kirk Gibson’s fist pumping home run in the 1988 World Series much better than you or I, as he had one of the best seats in the house. Woodson was a member of the Lasorda-led Dodgers, but now has intentions of leading his own University of Richmond squad to their own share of

Top Coach 104: Pat Mason, Virginia Tech

We’ve got another Northeast guy for you this week (surprise!). Patrick Mason is a Massachusetts native who’s now pulling the coaching strings at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, a school known for engineering and architecture. Coach Mason started off coaching high school baseball, basketball, and football in his first year of coaching. He talks about

Top Coach 82: Karl Kuhn, Virginia (part 2)

We’ve closed the circle and completed the UVA Chateau Trilogy in this episode with interview with University of Virginia baseball assistant coach Karl Kuhn. Coach Kuhn is one of the most well respected pitching coaches in the country, having just secured the Pitching Coach of the Year Award from Collegiate Baseball. Just a few years

Top Coach 80: Joe Raccuia, Radford

A native of Buffalo, New York, Coach Joe Raccuia is another in the seemingly endless line of top notch college baseball coaches from the Northeast. Coach Raccuia started his coaching career at his alma mater, Radford University, and after many stops, has been back directing the Highlanders since 2008. Part of the lure of a

Top Coach 79: Karl Kuhn, Virginia (part 1)

We’ve closed the circle and completed the UVA Chateau Trilogy in this episode with interview with University of Virginia baseball assistant coach Karl Kuhn. Coach Kuhn is one of the most well respected pitching coaches in the country, having just secured the Pitching Coach of the Year Award from Collegiate Baseball. Just a few years

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

Top Coach 41: Frank Leoni, Marymount

Frank Leoni has had quite a journey — from his head coaching position at his alma mater, Rhode Island, to his last D1 head coaching position at William & Mary to his current position at D3 at Virginia’s Marymount University. The NCAA’s Division 1 has many flavors, but you kind of know what to expect