Coaching Management 23.2

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As Head Coach at Florida SouthWestern State College, Jamie Corr has the unique experience of restart- ing a program he once played for. Back in 1993, Corr was a utility player for what was then called Edison Community College, which discontinued its athletic programs in 1997. After a 17-year hiatus, the school—renamed Florida SouthWestern State Col- lege (FSW)—will resume playing baseball in the spring of 2016. It hired Corr to lead the rebuilding effort, a job he's well pre- pared for. Q&A Corr was named the FSW coach in July 2014 shortly after earning national high school Coach of the Year honors from USA Today for leading Lambert (Ga.) High School to the Georgia 6A state title and the number-one spot in its national rank- ings. Previously, Corr had coached at South Forsyth (Ga.) High School, taking the team to a state runner-up finish in 2009 before leaving to start the Lambert program. Prior to working at the prep level, he served as an assistant at Augusta State University and Darton College. As Corr looks forward to officially taking the field with FSW's first team in nearly two decades, he's focusing on putting the right Q&A with JAMIE CORR | Florida SouthWeStern State ColleGe pieces in place by pursuing top-notch assis- tant coaches and student-athletes. Here, he offers insights into his belief in hard work and preparation, and what FSW will need to succeed in its first season—and beyond. CM: What is your coaching philosophy? Corr: I want my players to be prepared for every situation that could possibly come up, so we spend a lot of time on details and fundamentals. I try to let my teams know that the more prepared they are, the more comfortable they are going to be in tight situations during the game. Because when things get hairy in the big moments, athletes are going to rely on their preparation to calm them so they can perform to their talent level. ready to re-start Coaching Management PreseasoN 2015 11 Players from Lambert (Ga.) High school celebrate their win in the 2014 Georgia Class 6a state title game, two months prior to Head Coach Jamie Corr taking over at Florida southWestern state College. Click Here to sign up for our free series of educational digital newsletters

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