Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
Coaches are always looking for talented student-athletes, more than that I am looking for students who are driven to succeed, have goals and aspirations, and who demonstrate leadership qualities that they could develop over their four years here.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
A few years ago I was recruiting a very talented student athlete who was struggling academically at a community college. He didn’t earn enough credits to transfer to a D1 or D2 institution so baseball was at the time over for him. I convinced him to come to our D3 school where he could have a chance to play baseball and work towards his degree. He left his part-time job at a sporting goods store and dedicated every ounce of time and energy into being the best student and best pitcher he could possibly be. After two years he was an All-American student-athlete, was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves, and was closing in on earning his degree. The Braves even chipped in $15,000 for him to finish school. Best experience with a student-athlete to date.