Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – What I learned about myself and baseball this season.” Matt Senk, Head Coach, Stony Brook U

Good, great and the greatest coaches keep learning about their trade and themselves. John Wooden, Pat Riley, Bill Walsh are but three examples. They know their sports changes, cultures evolve, strategies must be examined and the competition improves. As your host, I hold myself accountable for learning something new and professionally relevant every day. This shows guest Matt Senk*, 22 year Head Baseball Coach, Stony Brook U Seawolves., is a master learner. Tune in as he tunes into what he learned about himself and baseball this year as his team won 52 games and a memorable run to the College World Series; in only the 13th year as a DI program. Matt shares know how he learns, his philosophy, his go-to people for advice, creating ownership and commitment, application of sports psychology, being introspective, the Stoney Brook U. environment, and more. *Matt was named the National College baseball Writers Association & National Coach of the Year, Northeast Region Coach of the Year & America East Coach of the Year. Matt built Stony Brook baseball from the ground up since taking over the program in 1991.At that point, the program, which had enjoyed only six winning seasons since 1966, was in Division III. Over the last two seasons Coach Senk has guided the Seawolves to a 94-27 record and its .777 winning percentage over that stretch is the best in the country. In 2012, he also became just the third coach in America East history to eclipse 600 wins.