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What it Takes to Be a Good Coach

By Gordie Gillespie, High School Baseball Web, 11/15/17, 12:00PM CST

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Championships are won in many situations because the second team constantly pushed the first team to greater heights.

This list of tips on coaching is by Gordie Gillespie, one of college baseball's legendary coaches. The advice applies to all coaches, from summer travel teams to high school and on to college. Gillespie provides a common sense approach to dealing with your players, staff and faculty

During his multi-faceted career, Gillespie has coached not only baseball, but also football and men's and women's basketball.

His Lewis College baseball team won back-to-back-to-back NAIA World Series titles from 1974-76 among eight total tournament appearances and a 634-241 record in 24 campaigns.

Gillespie had eight additional World Series appearances with the College of St. Francis. He became college baseball's all-time winningest coach in 1993, and the season ended with his club earning the school's only national sports title.