There’s not too many guests that can claim a feature film about their high school team. The Final Season is a film about the last year ever of baseball at Norway High School in Iowa. Just so happens that Justin Schulte was a member of that squad. It appears that he has learned a lot from that experience and at his other stops along the way to put him in position of one of the winningest collegiate coaches in Iowa. 654 of those wins have come at his current stop at Southeastern Community College, where he is in season number 17.
In this episode Coach Schulte discusses Southeastern Community College and the town of West Burlington, Iowa, facilities, playing in a minor league stadium, weather, playing his high school sports at the legendary Norway High School, Jim Van Scoyoc, his college playing career, his path to coaching, his first staff hire at SCC – Chris Ramirez, NJCAA Division 2, ICCAC conference, the most difficult part of his job – recruiting, SCC’s geographically diverse roster, bringing in kids from Latin America, dealling with the brutal spring Iowa weather, dealing with losing, staff, and family.
Photo credit: Southeastern Community College Athletics
“Matt’s Blues” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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