TC372: Phil Shallenberger, Messiah College

There’s something about Pennsylvania college baseball that is fascinating. There’s the weather, of course, but when you factor in the sheer number of baseball playing schools — more four year schools than any other state in the U.S. — talking to another Pennsylvania coach is always a winning proposition. And that’s made even easier when it’s a hungry young coach — and a great guy — like Messiah University’s Phil Shallenberger.

In this episode, Coach Shallenberger talks about Messiah University, his responsibilities at the school, growing up in western Pennsylvania (and football, of course), what he learned from being a multi-sport athlete and multi-position player, his initial indifference about entering the coaching profession, moving from player to coach, volunteering at his alma mater (Cairn U), gaining some valuable D1 experience at Belmont, experience and knowledge gained from non-baseball positions, what he learned from working with Jesse Cole and the Savannah Bananas, recruiting in Pennsylvania, and his staff.

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Photo credit: Messiah University Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (
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