Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports -The NCAA’s Perspective on Collegiate Baseball Toda

Tune in to hear Damani Leech, NCAA’s Director for Baseball and Football, share insights about his perspective on Collegiate Baseball Today. Key topics are: A. The noteworthy reduction in overall offense statistics throughout the 2014 season and at the College World Series, B. Expansion of the post season beyond 64 teams, and, C. Pros and cons of allowing a player to have an agent. Also, Damini and your host, touch on the breaking story about academic fraud and bogus classes that involved 3,100 students (49% student athletes from a student population where 4% are athletes) from 1993-2011 at the U. North Carolina. The last 10 minutes of the shows overviews just what sports psychology is and how, I, as a sports psychology professional teach and approach it.

Damani began his career at the NCAA in 1998 in the Membership Services group, prior to joining the baseball and football staffs in 2003. He is a former football student-athlete at Princeton University, earning third-team All-America honors and earning first-team All-Ivy League as a defensive back for three consecutive years. Damani received his bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and international affairs from Princeton University in 1998 and earned a Master’s in higher education administration from Indiana University in 2004.