This might be the very first coach that we’ve had on Top Coach that has never ever gotten paid a cent for coaching, despite the fact that he’s done it for years. And as you’ll hear in the interview, Brian Summar, assistant coach at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is loving every minute and probably will continue as long as he’s physically able. Not only that, but Brian is still playing the game every chance he gets. In fact, at the time of the recording, Brian will be heading down to Florida with a team of fellow “Old Guy” players to play in a 50-something tournament.
In this episode, Coach Summar talks about his start as a kid playing baseball (“I played for a bail bondsman. Didn’t have any idea what that was.”), getting his start in coaching with 9-10 year-olds, the difference between players today and years ago, the lure of being part of a team, how conversation in the dugout is different at a “smart kid school”, and the pleasure of watching the light come on in a kid’s head.
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photo credit: photo courtesy Brian Summar
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)