Other than a brief foray into minor league baseball, Millersville University baseball coach Jon Shehan has not ventured far from home. He grew up near the campus, had relatives involved with the school, and he attended Millersville. Now he’s guiding the Marauders and, despite coming into a program with no field and no batting cages, he’s making the home folks proud. Millersville is a member of the powerful PSAC, one of the best NCAA D2 conferences in the country. Coach Shehan is not the first coach from the conference to be on Top Coach and likely won’t be the last.
In this episode, Coach Shehan talks about the importance of culture to a program (“Great culture comes from serving others.”), multi-sport athletes, the two days each year that he hates, recruiting (he loves point guards and quarterbacks!), evaluating players in high school games vs. showcase games (“It’s the information that you don’t get at showcases that makes makes evaluation more difficult.”), advice for young coaches, and having an impact on young lives (“Did you have a good experience at Millersville?”).
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photo credit: Millersville Athletics
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)