What do you enjoy most about teaching at MN BB Academy (or Blizzard)?
I love being able to teach kids the game of baseball but more importantly the game of life. The kids are all so talented, so I love being able to teach them more in depth things about baseball that I learned throughout my career. I also enjoy the family feeling Blizzard has created. Some of my best friends are still former Blizzard teammates and I love seeing those relationships develop for these younger kids.
What is your motivation/passion about teaching baseball?
My motivation is that it still gives me a chance to compete through the kids playing the game. I no longer am playing, so my competitive drive is now through coaching. I love seeing the kids succeed, but more importantly love seeing kids care more about winning than anything else. Building a team first mentality from day 1 of practice to the last pitch we throw in the season is a huge motivation for me.