TC284: Fred Corral, Missouri

Fred Corral is one of those guys almost universally respected by his peers. Seems he’s made a good name for himself as he’s worked his way across the country, starting with his humble beginnings in a farming community of the central valley of California. Now Coach Corral begins a new chapter as he steps into an assistant coach role at the University of Missouri for another of our former guests, Steve Bieser. And speaking of former guests, if you’re playing Top Coach Bingo during this episode, you’re going to have a lot of hits as Coach Corral rattles off one former guest name after another.

In this episode, Coach Corral talks about growing up in a farming community, being the first Corral to go to college and own a home, getting his start in coaching with Pat Doyle (and naming one of his kids after Coach Doyle), getting out of baseball for three years, getting back into baseball with an assist from Jerry Weinstein (and naming another of his kids after Coach Weinstein), his brief foray into professional baseball, working with Rod Delmonico at Tennessee, bringing in his sister’s children, the pressures of big time college baseball, his consideration of moving into a youth ministry, the importance of family, and the impact of the various coaching trees.

Notable quotes:

  • “You’re always at the right place at the right time.”
  • “We need to create a greater me before we can create a greater we.”

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photo credit: University of Missouri Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (
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