TC244: Mike Deegan, Denison University (part 2)

After an amazing response to part 1, we’ve got Denison University head baseball coach, Mike Deegan, back for part 2. In addition to having a great microphone for the interview, he’s got too many other things going for him to list. As I mentioned, the feedback we’ve gotten from part 1 was pretty amazing. Seems that Coach Deegan (“Deevers!”), has a lot of fans in the ranks of fellow coaches.

In this episode, Coach Denison talks about the national brand of Dension University (illustrated by 16 states being represented on his roster), recruiting, networking, “recruiting families”, Denison’s facilities, teaching a Leadership in Coaching class at the school,  having a leadership committee on the team, and how he knows when leadership is taking hold among his players.

Listen to part 1 with Coach Deegan here.

Notable quotes:

  • “We’re looking for guys who reflect our values.”
  • “You can’t give away what you don’t possess.”
  • “Some of my greatest learning has come from non-baseball coaches.”
  • “You’re never going to out-perform your leadership.”


Follow Denison Baseball on Twitter.
Follow Mike Deegan on Twitter.

photo credit: Denison University Athletics/Jace Delgado
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (

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