Wow! Need a lift this week? Perhaps you can just recharge your batteries by siphoning off some of the energy of this week’s guest, Scott Malone. If he was a player, we’d perhaps call him a high motor guy. Does that go for coaches as well? Coach Malone has been putting his energy into the program at Texas A&M Corpus Christi for nine seasons as the head coach. A native Texas boy, he’s more than happy to still be making his way in the Lone Star State. The biggest difference between growing up in other parts of Texas and where he’s at now is knowing the way to the beach and where the hurricane boards are stored in the garage.
In this episode, Coach Malone talks about playing for his dad in high school (and winning a state championship), learning the mental side of the game in college, making his way as a volunteer coach early on, learning to “work the room” with the encouragement of his wife, the legacy of the Southland Conference, his thoughts on our old friend Liam Carroll, and icebreakers.
- “I treated every day like it was the Yankees.”
- “My dad made everyone feel important.”
- “I’m going to let my guys work.”
- “We’re going to figure out if you can work.”
- “What did you have for lunch?”
- “My dad made the courtesy runner feel like a rock star.”
photo credit: Texas A&M Corpus Christi Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)