Waggoner and Stanton to Teach at Pa. Clinic|
Nov. 20, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall's leaders on the diamond will be spreading their knowledge as baseball and softball coaches Jeff Waggoner and Shonda Stanton will be teaching clinics at the 2014 Pennsylvania Baseball and Softball Coaches Clinic.
The clinic will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. and take place Jan. 10-11th.
Coach Waggoner will be speaking and teaching on a variety of topics such as catching fundamentals and drills pertaining to catching, and training players to be mentally tough and handle pressure. He will also lead a drill session on hitting.
Waggoner enters his 9th season as Marshall's head coach and has compiled nearly 200 wins during his tenure. He has helped 26 student-athletes reach a professional level and has had 12 players drafted in the MLB draft in the last three years. Prior to Marshall, Waggoner spent two years at nationally ranked North Carolina State.
"I want to thank the PA High School Association for the opportunity to speak at their coaches clinic. I am very excited to represent Marshall University and work alongside Shonda [Stanton]. The Clinic will have outstanding speakers from college baseball, MLB and college softball. It's always nice to see how other coaches go about their business and this allows us to see where we are and what type of adjustments we can make to our program," Waggoner said.
Coach Stanton will be speaking on as developing the complete hitter, and going over a session entitled `Plan, Prepare, and Practice: Executing Preparation from the First Practice to the First Game'. Stanton will also lead a session on drill sets and the progression to improve fundamental skills.
Stanton is entering her 15th season, after leading a 2013 squad to its first ever Conference USA Championship and a NCAA Regional appearance. Stanton has compiled over 400 victories with the Herd and spent two years coaching the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch League. During her reign, Stanton has helped seven women reach the professional level with the NPF.
"I always enjoy the opportunity to talk softball and interact with other coaches and colleagues in a clinic setting. The PA Clinic staff does a tremendous job with this event and it is great to be a part of an exciting lineup of speakers," Stanton said.
Waggoner and Stanton will be joined in the coaches' clinic by other successful leaders such as John Cohen, head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2013 College World Series runner-ups, University of Alabama-Birmingham assistant coach Ron Polk, former MLB coach Don Slaught, and Carol Bruggeman, associate head coach at NCAA tournament team University of Louisville.
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