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Conditions in college baseball recruiting 2020: Interview with Dan Gooley; 34 years DI head coach.

Karl Avdek interviews Dan Gooley


Dan Gooley was a head coach at the DI level for 34 years. He also coached in the Cape Cod League and worked for the Starter Corporation; overseeing all of college baseball, all MLB, and top MiLB teams.

The landscape for recruiting in college baseball has always been enormously difficult. Only 7% of all high school players play in college at any level. Nearly a third of those who DO make a college roster will quit or be asked to leave, 15% of players with scholarships will quit, nearly 50% will transfer, and only 25% of players will complete a full four years of participation. Playing a sport at the collegiate level is a huge athletic accomplishment; the mark of an elite athlete. Unbelievably that achievement just became infinitely tougher to accomplish with the extension of eligibility from the NCAA. The cancellation of football at some schools and the subsequent financial losses will even force several schools to abandon some of their programs entirely. Dan Gooley is a highly intelligent and vastly experienced veteran of college baseball; with 34 years as a DI head coach at Quinnipiac, the University of Hartford, and in the prestigious Cape Cod League. He offers an honest, blunt, and detailed perspective on all aspects of this issue.




Length: 54:43


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