30 episodes

What if you could go behind the scenes with athletes and coaches? Join Ken Carpenter, a veteran high school baseball coach weekly as he examines success, failures, and life lessons in sports. Each episode provides valuable insight and an understanding of playing or coaching team sports.

ATHLETE 1 PODCAST Ken Carpenter

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

What if you could go behind the scenes with athletes and coaches? Join Ken Carpenter, a veteran high school baseball coach weekly as he examines success, failures, and life lessons in sports. Each episode provides valuable insight and an understanding of playing or coaching team sports.

    Coach Reveals Secret To Throwing 90 MPH and Success - Tom Held

    Coach Reveals Secret To Throwing 90 MPH and Success - Tom Held

    Ohio Hall of Fame Head Baseball Coach Tom Held joins the Athlete 1 Podcast and shares his approach to success.  He believes every high school in the country has a player that can throw 90 mph.  Defiance, Ohio is a small town in northwest Ohio that has produced 20 players in the last 20 years that eclipsed the 90 mph barrier.  

    Coach Tom Held has over 700 wins, 3 state championships and 9 of his players who were drafted by the MLB.  We discuss the secret to his incredible run taking place at Defiance High School.
    Being drafted by the Detroit Tigers despite being a basketball playerThrowing program using a softball, tennis balls and baseballsProduce 62 college players and 9 MLB draft picksJohn Niese (NY Mets) and Chad Billingsley (LA Dodgers) 3 State ChampionshipsNot being afraid to reevaluate your program 

    • 51 min
    A Baseball Journey - Drew Dosch and Greg Dosch

    A Baseball Journey - Drew Dosch and Greg Dosch

    Despite being a gifted athlete, Drew Dosch understood the decisions he would make throughout his baseball career would be crucial to to his success.  Those decisions lead to  all-state awards, D1 scholarship, being drafted in the 7th round, and returning home to be the coach at his alma mater.
    An unbreakable Father-Son bondBeing a great teammateRelationships and relying on the guy next to youA devastating injury 2 weeks before the MLB draftPlaying in front of your hometown fans in the AAA All-Star GameFulfilling the dream of becoming a head coach and having your dad as your assistant  

    • 44 min
    Why High School Sports Matter - Chris Ballard

    Why High School Sports Matter - Chris Ballard

    The senior writer at Sports Illustrated Chris Ballard shares the incredible true David and Goliath story about the small town of Macon, Illinois in 1971, a hippie high school baseball coach, hometown heroes and an inspirational season that may never happen again.

    If you liked the classic basketball movie Hoosiers, you will want to hear this podcast.  One of America's top sports writers, Chris Ballard joins the Athlete 1 Podcast host Ken Carpenter and discusses his book - One Shot At Forever.  A testament to the power of high school sports!

    In this episode...
    The positive impact from empowering the players (Coach Lynn Sweet)The bond between coaches, players and the communityHow one game can impact a player for life (Steve Shartzer)What Atlanta Braves Manager - Brian Snitker learned from Coach SweetWhen your small school (250 students) is matched against a big school with 5,200 studentsBonus  
    Additional stories from Chris Ballard books and Sports Illustrated articlesBooks Written by Chris Ballard
    - One Shot At Forever
    - The Art of A Beautiful Game
    - Hoops Nation - A Guide To America's Best Pick-Up Basketball
    - The Butterfly Hunter  Adventures OF People Who Found Their True Calling Way Off The Beaten Path

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    • 25 min
    A Life In Baseball - Brunswick Family

    A Life In Baseball - Brunswick Family

    The Korean War and arm trouble ended Lou Brunswick's dream of playing baseball.  He turned to coaching baseball.  His story of a 35 year hall of fame coaching career, state championships and sons who followed in his footsteps as players and coaches.  That's only half of the story.


    Experiencing racism in the south while playing in the Chicago Cubs organizationState Championships with your sons on the teamSons (Tom, Mark and Jeff) - Playing for dad and the impact they makeEveryone Counts - Faith, Family and My Life In Baseball**Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram - @athlete1podcast

    • 33 min
    A Dream, Dedication and The Pay Off - Tim Saunders

    A Dream, Dedication and The Pay Off - Tim Saunders

    After growing up on a farm in central Ohio, Tim Saunders decided to do the opposite of what his friends did after high school.  Most chose good paying jobs, while he went to college in pursuit of his dream.  

    Forty years later, Tim Saunders retires with a resume that most baseball coaches dream about.  A hall of fame high school baseball coach at the state and national level, 17 years coaching for USA Baseball, a state championship and life lessons learned as a baseball coach.
    Making $11,000 a yearBuilding a program and a state of the art fieldBeating Cuba as a coach for USA BaseballState championship*Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram - @Athlete1Podcat

    • 42 min
    Pursuing Excellence - Mike Deegan

    Pursuing Excellence - Mike Deegan

    After playing and coaching at D3 baseball powerhouse Marietta College, Mike Deegan was named the head coach at Denison University.  Coach Deegan takes you inside the lessons he learned through playing sports.  

    His people first approach has turned Denison University into one of the premier programs in the Midwest.


    Winning national championships It's not about X's and O's or strategy - It's peopleHaving goals and reflection Lessons learned playing pick-up basketballAuthor of the book - Let It Rip* Follow on Twitter and Instagram - @athlete1podcast

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Buckeyebymarriage ,

Great Podcast hosted by a Great Coach!

Great episode every week

Jrod1997 ,

Love it!

Good stuff Carp! I enjoy listening.

fryertook ,

Awesome

Ken does an awesome job researching his guest and presenting a nice easy listening to presentation.

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