Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Creating a Championship Environment for Baseball and Life

Guest Greg Lauder*, 12 head baseball coach at Butler HS, Louisville KY, epitomizes the best in player development in baseball and life. To quote Bishop Desmond Tutu, “Live as if you’ll die tomorrow; learn as if you’ll live forever.” Greg, an avid reader and learner, applies and consistently imparts life lessons to himself and his players. Tune in to hear his successful methods for creating a championship sports environment: He focuses on; a) expectations, b) player/coach and parent/coach relationships, c) connection and responsibility to the community, and d) the important of having and maintaining a quality facility. Expect Greg to share lessons he’s learned from other Championship Thinking in Sports shows since he has listened to over 30 of them, some 3-4 times. *Greg has twice been names Kentucky HS baseball Coach of the Year. With a 63% winning record, his teams have earned 11 district championships, 1 regional championship and a state final appearance. Greg teaches both U.S. History and Sociology.