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March 30, 2022

Playing Baseball During The Steroid Era - Mike Lockwood

Everybody has an opinion on MLB players who used performance enhancing drugs during the steroid era. Imagine playing in AAA and your manager looks at you and says if you would start taking steroids, you would be in the majo...

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March 16, 2022

Culture Is Everything - Butch Chaffin

In this episode, I sit down with Butch Chaffin who is the Cookeville (TN) High School head baseball. We go inside a highly successful program lead by a coach who believes culture is everything. Coach Chaffin has spent more ...

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March 9, 2022

Why Being Positive Is More Effective - Casey Dill

In this episode - Casey Dill who is currently the Manager of the Palm Springs Power and Director of Baseball Operations for the Palm Springs Collegiate League. He has worked as a Field Manager in professional and summer colle...

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Feb. 23, 2022

Setting Yourself Up For Optimal Performance - Matt Scarfo

In this episode, Matt Scarfo (Endurance Athlete, Ultra-Runner, Optimist, Potentialist and Infinite Thinker) breaks down the keys to optimal performance. Focus on the present Don't be afraid to set the bar high Breathing techn...

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Feb. 16, 2022

A Parent's Perspective on Sports - Aaron Conrad

Aaron Conrad - Creator & Founder of My Unscripted Media / Host of The Unscripted Podcast, 270 Unscripted and Corner Three Podcast joins the Athlete 1 Podcast to discuss a parents perspective on sports. Aaron has raised three ...

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Feb. 9, 2022

Playing Baseball With Intensity and Passion - Jason Vest

Why is playing baseball with intensity and passion so important? Bloom Carroll High School (OH) Head Baseball Coach Jason Vest breaks down why his teams are consistently successful at a game that is filled with failure. This ...

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Jan. 26, 2022

Being Coachable - Art Senato

Centennial High School (TX) Head baseball Coach Art Senato is known for turning programs around. He shares secrets to his success in the baseball crazy state of Texas. How being injured lead to a 26 year coaching career Why ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

Persistence - From Figure Skater to Skeleton Racing - Grace Dafoe

Grace Dafoe of the Canadian National Skeleton team spent 15 years as a figure skater before making the move to skeleton racing. In just three short years, Grace won her first race on her home track (North America's Cup). In...

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Jan. 5, 2022

2021 Year In Review - Athlete 1 Podcast

In this episode, I take a look back at the past 35 shows of season 1. The guests that were interviewed share great stories, provided valuable insight on what made them successful or how they handled failure and the lessons …

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Dec. 22, 2021

Everything Is Earned - Cayson Pfeiffer

The University of Cincinnati football team has nothing to lose going into the College Football Playoffs. They will the first non Power 5 school to participate in the playoffs. Cayson Pfeiffer is the starting long snapper fo...

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Dec. 8, 2021

How To Develop Into A Pitcher During The Off-Season

During the winter month's, baseball players migrate to indoor athletic facilities to find ways to improve as a baseball player. Pitchers are in search of ways to throw harder, develop a better off-speed pitch and improve the...

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Nov. 25, 2021

Best Rivalry in Sports - OSU vs Michigan (Tyvis Powell)

The Game - two words that, to most, are just words. To mean everything to two of the most loyal football fan bases in America. Those two fan bases are The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. Former …

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Nov. 17, 2021

Born To Be A College Baseball Coach - Paul Mainieri

Paul Mainieri was born to be a college baseball coach. He grew up in the dugout watching his dad (Demie) and his hall of fame career at Miami Dade Jr College. They are the only father- son combo in the …

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Nov. 3, 2021

High School Sports Today - Jerry Snodgrass

Jerry Snodgrass has been a servant leader his whole career. It started as an athlete and throughout his extraordinary professional career as a teacher, coach, athletic director and as the Executive Director of the Ohio High ...

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Oct. 20, 2021

Coach Reveals Secret To Throwing 90 MPH and Success - Tom Held

Ohio Hall of Fame Head Baseball Coach Tom Held joins the Athlete 1 Podcast and shares his approach to success. He believes every high school in the country has a player that can throw 90 mph. Defiance, Ohio is a …

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Oct. 6, 2021

A Baseball Journey - Drew Dosch and Greg Dosch

Despite being a gifted athlete, Drew Dosch understood the decisions he would make throughout his baseball career would be crucial to to his success. Those decisions lead to all-state awards, D1 scholarship, being drafted in...

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Sept. 22, 2021

Why High School Sports Matter - Chris Ballard

The senior writer at Sports Illustrated Chris Ballard shares the incredible true David and Goliath story about the small town of Macon, Illinois in 1971, a hippie high school baseball coach, hometown heroes and an inspiration...

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Sept. 8, 2021

A Life In Baseball - Brunswick Family

The Korean War and arm trouble ended Lou Brunswick's dream of playing baseball. He turned to coaching baseball. His story of a 35 year hall of fame coaching career, state championships and sons who followed in his footsteps...

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Aug. 25, 2021

A Dream, Dedication and The Pay Off - Tim Saunders

After growing up on a farm in central Ohio, Tim Saunders decided to do the opposite of what his friends did after high school. Most chose good paying jobs, while he went to college in pursuit of his dream. Forty …

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Aug. 11, 2021

Pursuing Excellence - Mike Deegan

After playing and coaching at D3 baseball powerhouse Marietta College, Mike Deegan was named the head coach at Denison University. Coach Deegan takes you inside the lessons he learned through playing sports. His people first...

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July 28, 2021

The Phenom - Brad Komminsk

As a 3 sport standout at Lima Shawnee High School (OH), Brad Komminsk was a D1 recruit in football and baseball. He turned down U of Michigan football and signed as the 4th overall pick in the 1979 Major League …

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July 14, 2021

Handling Tough Conversations

Two lifelong friends (Mike Yinger - Buckeye Valley High School Athletic Director/CDBCA Hall of Fame Baseball Coach and Brad Schneider - HR Consultant, Business Coach and School Board Member at Big Walnut High School) join the...

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July 1, 2021

So You Want To Be A High School Baseball Coach

Today, I sit down with two Ohio high school head coaches Chris Huesman and Don Schone. Combined, they have over 50 years in the dugout. We discuss the first full season after COVID-19, the state of travel baseball and what …

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June 10, 2021

Handling Adversity and Keep Moving Forward - James Grandey

Bluffton University Head Baseball Coach James Grandey has experienced the highs and lows of college athletics as a player and a coach. Check out how he continues to build the Beaver baseball program after dealing with a trag...

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