Podcast #41: Key Insights into Developing D1 Pitchers with Florida Gators’ David Kopp

My guest today is David Kopp, pitching coach with powerhouse University of Florida Gators, who play in the SEC and are a consistent top 10, if not top 5 national program.  Join us as we discuss:

    • Ways to shrink the learning curve
    • When and how to make adjustments
    • How to work with different learners and athlete frustrations
    • Components of baseline testing on Day 1
    • Much More…

David came to the Gators from Florida Atlantic, where he spent 4 seasons as the Owls pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Prior to FAU, he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida Southern, after a short stint at his alma mater Clemson.

David is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in sports management. While playing there, he powered the Tigers to 3 NCAA Super Regional appearances, one ACC Championship and one NCAA College World Series appearance.

After the 2007 season, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the MLB Draft. He wrapped up his professional career in 2014 after pitching for 8 seasons in the Minor Leagues.

David can be reached on his Twitter feed @davidkopp_

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