This episode covers BYU baseball development and American Samoa baseball programs, development, coaching ideas and so much more. Coach Haring has over 20 years of college coaching experience along with having coached internationally. He will be taking the American Samoa 18 U National team to Florida in the summer to compete in the WBSC 18 u World Championships.
- BYU recruiting process.
- What they look for in players.
- How practices are done and why.
- Type of players they look for at BYU.
- Why education is so important.
- How things in coaching players today.
- BYU TV has given them a lot of exposure.
- Coach Haring rise to college baseball coaching and recommendations for other coaches.
- What it means to be a ABCA member.
- American Samoa 18 u national team, taking 2nd in Oceana.
- 2019 defeated Australia the number 7 ranked country in the world.
- Very good athletes in American Samoa
These are just some of the things discussed.
Brent Haring has been a member of the BYU baseball staff the last eight seasons as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator. He has been part of a staff that has developed 29 All-WCC honorees, eight All-Region honorees, five Freshman All-Americans and two All-Americans. Littlewood has coached 14 players selected in the MLB Draft, including three (Jacob Hanneman, Jaycob Brugman and Michael Rucker) who have seen time in the majors.
In addition, the 2019 BYU recruiting class was ranked 16th in the nation under Haring’s guidance, the highest ranking in program history.
Since joining the program in the summer of 2012, Haring has helped BYU claim West Coast Conference regular season championships in 2016, 2017 and 2019. BYU advanced to the NCAA Tournament after the Cougars also won the WCC Tournament in 2017.
Under his guidance BYU has brought in some of the top recruiting classes in program history as well, with the recent 2019 class ranked 16th by D1Baseball and the 25th-best recruiting class in the country by Baseball America.
Haring is also the head coach for the American Samoa National Team and its various divisions since 2010. In January 2019, the team defeated Australia, ranked No. 7 in the world, and took second place at the Oceania U-18 Baseball Championship in Guam.
Previous to BYU, Haring was an assistant coach at Dixie State for three seasons. He has also coached at Harding University, Mt. Olive College, College of the Ozarks and Southern Virginia University.
Haring played for Colorado Northwestern Junior College and at Southern Virginia where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation administration. He also holds a master’s degree in education/kinesiology from Harding University.
He and his wife Mary have two sons, Tomasi and Nikolao.
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