All the way back in episode 37, we featured a young volunteer coach at Penn State University that caught our eye because of his passion for the game and his genuine desire to influence the lives of young people. Eight years later — and a bit older and wiser — Blake Beemer has landed his first head coaching job and is still hard at it. The new Butler University had coach has the chance how to put his unique imprint on a whole new set of young people. In this episode Coach Beemer talks about what he’s been doing since we last talked (including time spent at his alma mater, Ball State), landing the job at Butler, the job interview process, figuring out how to communicate your ideas, incorporating advice from your mentors, the two-way street of the interview process, hiring staff, reaching out to on-board players, failure as opportunity, recruiting, culture as part of the team make-up, facilities, the Butler campus, and the Big East. Follow Blake Beemer on TwitterFollow Butler Baseball on Twitter Photo credit: Zach Bolinger, Butler AthleticsMatt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Audio Player
Episode 168 with Blake Beemer of Ball State, Kenny Fullman of the White Sox ACE Program and Edwin Thompson and Eastern Kentucky
We hear great perspectives in this episode with Blake Beemer, recruiting coordinator Ball State, Kenny Fullman, program manager Chicago White Sox ACE Program, and Edwin Thompson, head coach Eastern Kentucky University. Beemer has had previous coaching stints at Penn State and Eastern Illinois University. Fullman is one of the founders of the White Sox Amateur City Elite Program. He has been a member of the Chicago Police Department for 25 years. He was also the head coach at Harlan Academy for 24 years. He is an Illinois High School Baseball and Kentucky State University Hall of Famer. Thompson coached with Team USA for four years and has had previous coaching stops at Georgia State, Duke, Bates College and University of Maine-Farmington. He played collegiately at Howard, Maryland and Webber University.
BRC 17: Major Turn Offs in Recruiting with Blake Beemer Ball State Assistant Coach
Baseball Recruiting Confidential
Many players and parents go through the recruiting process acting and saying things that completely turn coaches off. Some of those actions and/or words may even be costing players offers. What are these turn offs and how can they be prevented? Host Justin Musil is joined by Blake Beemer, Ball State University assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, to unveil the major turn offs in recruiting. This is a must listen podcast to make sure players and parents are getting it right.