Volunteer coaches abound in baseball, but the volunteer coaches at the NCAA D1 level are a bit different. There are a good percentage of these guys who are retired coaches and still have a lot to offer, but don’t really need a paying gig. The largest percentage of D1 volunteer coaches, however, are guys like Penn State’s Blake Beemer, who are trying to get their foot in the coaching door. For these guys, working hours similar to or longer than the head coach is not unusual. But they’ll do whatever they can to pursue the path of their passion. Blake Beemer is one of those guys. Thinking about getting into coaching? You’re not going to want to skip this one.
This week we’re back in Connecticut, talking to old friend, UConn head baseball coach, Jim Penders. We had a tremendous visit with Coach Penders back in episode 140, where he shared a lot about coaching […]
Back in January, Kermit Smith had not yet coach game one of his Appalachian State Baseball era. In fact, the dust had barely settled from fall practices. But this young coach had proven his worth […]
This week we’re headed back out to the Golden State to talk to the head coach of Cal State Chico (or Chico State as they’re known locally), Dave Taylor. Being a former catcher, we take a little time to […]