Ray Birmingham University of New Mexico retires on top of the game. 1224 wins in his career, 169 players in professional baseball. 5 NCAA tournament appearances, 7 Mountain West Championships, 4 decades of coaching, 3 Hall of Fame’s, Team USA coach and mush more he has done in the game.
Coach Caliendo sits down with his friend from there days at Mickey Owen Baseball School and talks about developing players on and off the field, where we are heading with the game at all levels and so much more.
Some of the discussion:
They talk about the qualities of his Uncle and Pete Caliendo’s mentor, great friend, like a second father Dick Birmingham. One of the most successful high school coaches in the country.
They discuss how coach Birmingham has influences their lives and coaching to where they are today.
Coach Birmingham’s qualities that made him one of the best. A Greg Landry type of coach.
Why players played 100 percent for him.
Ray Birmingham discusses where we are heading in youth and professional baseball, we have to stop and re evaluate our development process.
Players today and the past.
Why Ray was so successful in his high school and college baseball coaching career.
Gives MLB some advice, since they seem to be the leaders of baseball development in the USA.
Kind of players coach liked to recruiet.
If your getting into coaching, what should I be read for?
Things he changed as a coach.
How to handle disciple.
Big part of practice organization and how to make it more game like.
So much more to this discussion, got to listen.
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