Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – “The big time is right where you are.” Andy Lopez, Head Baseball Coach, 2012 National Champion U. of Arizona

Guest Andy Lopez, three-time National Baseball Coach-of-the-Year, is the head baseball coach of the U. of Arizona 2012 National Champions. He has 34 years of head coaching experience, 5 HS and 29 college coach with a 62+ winning % in top-tier college conferences.* Andy KNOWS baseball X’s and O’s, strategy, tactics and recruiting. However, I believe it is his rock solid life philosophy, A+ ability to listen, develop others and his giant appetite for learning are his greatest assets. This show delves into Andy’s family, education and baseball journey. You’ll benefit from hearing about: a) messages from his father, Arthur, and the legendary baseball coach, John Scolinos (a great read, John Scolinos, The Man, The Legend by Jerry Miles), b) master planning, c) how mental game skills takes a player from good to great; 118 players coached by Andy have signed professional contracts, d) David Ekstein and Dustin Pedroia, e) use of pitchers, f) need for improved arm strength, g) two show advertisers’ products are used by U. of Arizona, Pocket Radar and Dartfish,…and more. *’83-’88 DII Cal State-Dominquez Hills, ’89-94 Pepperdine including the ’92 National Championship, ’95-‘01 Florida with 5 NCAA post-season and 2 CWS teams and ’02-present, Arizona with the 2012 National Championship, 6 NCAA post-season teams appearances. Andy graduated from UCLA where he was the starting shortstop and team captain.