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Masters In Coaching Episode XII: Head Baseball Coach Mike Gonzalez

Posted on 11/6/2020 by Tim Cates

Mike Gonzalez, MCAA Graduate 2009, Head Baseball Coach at El Toro High School

We have a special guest with us today. Mike has spent 20 years as the Head Baseball Coach at El Toro High School. The Baseball program has won two CIF championships. He was the Cal High sports Coach of the Year as well as the LA Times Baseball Coach of the Year. He has sent numerous players on to play college baseball, and to the Major Leagues as well here in Southern California. You know the names: Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado, Andrew Roman, just to name a few who have gone on to the big leagues. He's Mike Gonzalez, and he joins us now on Episode XII of the Masters in Coaching podcast.

Show Highlights

  • The mental side of baseball
  • Talking about character, leadership, and visualization with your players
  • The value of teaching concepts in a classroom setting to improve their mental game
  • The importance of culture and chemistry for a high school team
  • How Don Sneddon at Santa Ana Community College impacted his coaching career
  • Just how good high school baseball is in Southern California
  • Multi-sport athletes versus specialization in one sport
  • Creating a manual for your coaching philosophy

Tags: Masters in Coaching, Baseball, Coaching, Faculty, MCAA Podcast

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