TC387: Jim Chester, Gardner-Webb

Jim Chester has done it all in his college coaching career, with a coaching path that has travelled from JUCO to NCAA D3 to D2 to D1. He’ll be the first to tell you that he has picked up valuable information at each stop that he still uses to this day. These days he’s guiding the Runnin’ Bulldogs baseball team of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

In this episode Coach Chester talks about the excitement of his first D1 game, COVID and its impact, the differences and similarities between the various collegiate divisions, delegation, Pennsylvania college baseball, recruiting philosophies, relationships, transfers and the transfer portal, facilities at G-W, the developmental team, and hist staff.

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Photo credit:  Gardner-Webb Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (
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