Podcast #36: Maintaining Excellence Year In Year Out with UVA’s Drew Dickinson

Today’s guest is University of Virginia (UVA) pitching coach Drew Dickinson.  Very excited about this podcast, as Drew brings a wealth of knowledge to the table from one of the strongest and most consistent programs in the country. Topics Include:

    • Ideal off-season throwing programs
    • Big mistakes high school pitchers make in prepping for college ball
    • Managing in-game stress

The upcoming 2023 season is Drew’s fourth year as UVA’s pitching coach. During the first three seasons, the Cavalier pitching staff was one of the most steady and productive units in all of college baseball. UVA’s team ERA of 3.67 during this period is the 11th lowest in the country and second lowest in the ACC.  In 2021, the pitching staff was the backbone of UVA’s run to its fifth College World Series. Under Drew’s leadership, UVA pitchers shattered the program’s decade-old record for strikeouts.

Prior to his arrival at Virginia he spent eight years on staff at his alma mater, Illinois. Under his guidance, the Illini established new school single-season records for ERA and strikeouts.  One of the best pitchers in Illinois history, Drew was selected in the 28th round by the Oakland Athletics in the 2002 MLB Draft.

Coach Dickinson can be reached on his twitter account @drudown1414.

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