220 episodes

Piggy-backing off the book with the same title, "Better Than I Found It" is a podcast uncovering stories and insights from Baylor Men's Golf Coach, Mike McGraw's life in golf coaching. Hosted by Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen.

Better Than I Found It Better Than I Found It

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    • 4.9 • 175 Ratings

Piggy-backing off the book with the same title, "Better Than I Found It" is a podcast uncovering stories and insights from Baylor Men's Golf Coach, Mike McGraw's life in golf coaching. Hosted by Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen.

    208 | Sean Covich

    208 | Sean Covich

    This week, West Virginia Coach, Sean Covich returns to the podcast for the second time. Hired in 2017 to build a program, set high marks with their highest ever season ranking, best Big 12 finish ever, and the program's first trip to the National Championship since 1947. On top of this, Sean was named the 2024 Coach of the Year. Thank you for returning to the podcast Sean!



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    Associated social media accounts:

















    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw

















    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf























    Edited by Chris Berry























    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com











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    • 56 min
    207 | Nico Paviet

    207 | Nico Paviet

    Joining us today is Nico Paviet, the founder of US Athletic Performance. This company helps international players find spots on college teams in the United States. Nico and Coach McGraw talk about some of the challenges international players face. Different factors like language barriers, differences in academics, cultural differences, homesickness, and communication are all things that international players need to consider when moving to the States for athletics. Thank you for joining the podcast Nico!

    Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast









    Associated social media accounts:





    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw





    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf









    Edited by Chris Berry









    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

    • 40 min
    206 | Cullen Carstens

    206 | Cullen Carstens

    Today's guest is Cullen Carstens, one of Coach McGraw's former Volunteer Assistant coaches and now the Kansas State Associate Head Coach. Cullen's story is a great example of perseverance and can be used to guide future coaches. Thank you for joining the podcast Cullen!



    Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast























    Associated social media accounts:

















    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw

















    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf























    Edited by Chris Berry























    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com











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    • 58 min
    205 | Stuff That Works, Notes from Volume 3

    205 | Stuff That Works, Notes from Volume 3

    In today's episode, Coach McGraw goes through his "Stuff That Works" journal. These are things that Coach has written down recently that he would like to refer to often or remember for later. For this episode, Coach shares some of these notes in the hopes of helping others in their coaching journey. Thank you for listening to this week's episode!



    Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast























    Associated social media accounts:

















    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw

















    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf























    Edited by Chris Berry























    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com











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    • 39 min
    204 | Michael Schaloum

    204 | Michael Schaloum

    Joining us today is Michael Schaloum, the Assistant Coach at Grand Canyon University. Michael played two years at GCU and returned as a coach. He gives us insights on the qualities he inspires his players to achieve and later on recites a story about his grandparents that helps give him perspective on the game. Thank you for joining the podcast Michael!



    Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast























    Associated social media accounts:

















    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw

















    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf























    Edited by Chris Berry























    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com











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    • 44 min
    203 | Kirk Kayden

    203 | Kirk Kayden

    Joining us today is Kirk Kayden, Georgia Military College's Head Coach. Kirk got his start in high school golf and has coached at almost every level including Junior College, Mid Major, and Power Four Conference. He has coached PGA Tour players and his recent team placed runner-up at the last two NJCAA Division 3 National Championships. Thank you for joining the podcast Kirk!

    Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast























    Associated social media accounts:

















    Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw

















    Baylor Men’s Golf - @BaylorMGolf























    Edited by Chris Berry























    Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com











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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Terry Schmitt ,

Outstanding

Outstanding content and thoughtful questions. Highly recommend

andykight ,

Grateful dad to jr golfers

I really enjoy listening to this podcast since I have two young daughters that are aspiring to play in college. It has been very helpful for me with how to act and support my children. I am also going to start sharing these with them. Thanks Coach!

magsgolfer ,

Better than I found it

This podcast is the best!

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