When you mention “baseball hotbed” or “baseball factory”, typically your thoughts don’t turn to Washington D.C. However, after listening to this interview with Mark Gibbs, the head coach at St. John’s College High School, you might think otherwise. This school has been around since the mid-1800s and the baseball program, in addition to being ranked among the nation’s elite, has been a pipeline for college and professional players for a long time.
In this episode, Coach Gibbs talks about the history of St. John’s High School, playing for his father, his college career at George Mason, pro ball with the Orioles organization, starting his coaching in the summer collegiate ranks, the powerhouse WCAC conference, the place of extra-curriculars in high school, showcase era baseball pros and cons, keeping the St. John’s pipeline full, his great support staff, and the sport of lacrosse.
photo credit: St. John’s College High School Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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