From Library Journal
Three college coaches provide a regimen to master individual and team skills. Using photos and charts, they advise on defensive and offensive play. Recommended for libraries serving communities with Little League and advanced baseball programs.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
John Winkin has racked up more than 900 (update number?) wins over 40+ years as a coach. During his 22-year tenure as head baseball coach for the University of Maine, he led his team to 6 College World Series and saw more than 50 of his players drafted into the professional ranks. John is a past president of the American Baseball Coaches Association and has been elected to the Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He also has received the Lefty Gomez Award and ABCA Coach of the Year honors.
John is a Fellow in Sports and Leadership at Husson College. Hes also a sought-after speaker who presents at clinics nationwide on organizing baseball practice and training indoors.
In his leisure time, John enjoys keeping fit, following sports, and listening to '40s and '50s swing music. He and his wife Madeline live in Orono, Maine.
Michael Coutts is the associate head baseball coach at the University of Maine. In addition to his duties as the team's third base coach, Michael instructs players in infield, outfield, and hitting fundamentals. As a collegian, Michael played for John Winkin and captained the 1981 Maine team to the College World Series. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Bangor, Maine.
Jay Kemble is assistant baseball coach and lecturer in physical education at the University of Maine, where his responsibilities include working with the pitching staff and recruiting. He has also coached for American Legion and Cornell University. Jay pitched under John Winkin for the University of Maine's 1986 College World Series team. He and his wife, Karen, live in Milford, Maine.