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Mike Candrea - University of Arizona Head Softball Coach: Respect, Discipline, & Personal Development

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Today on the show we have the head coach of the University of Arizona Softball team, Mike Candrea.

Coach Candrea is about to enter his 34th season as the head coach of Arizona Softball. He’s the NCAA Division I leader in wins. Under Coach Candrea Arizona has won 8 national championships and appeared in 22 Women’s College World Series. He’s guided his program to 11 conference championships. He’s been the Pac-12 coach of the year 12 times. He’s also be named the national coach of the year four times, and has been regional coach of the year six times.

In 2017 coach Candrea won his 1,500th career game, becoming the fastest coach in NCAA history, at any sport, on any level, to win 1,500 games. Only five coaches in any sport have more division I wins than coach Candrea. He’s also spent time in the Olympics with USA Softball. His teams have won gold in 2004, and silver in 2008.

Coach and I got a chance to talk about a range of topics like earning respect, developing discipline, getting players to buy in, personal development, teaching players to exceed expectations, and much more.

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About the Host

Joe Yevoli (@joeyevoliis an Entrepreneur and former Professional Lacrosse Player in the MLL.

Joe’s a graduate of the University of Virginia, and Syracuse University. He’s a two time All-American, 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, and a member of the 2003 Virginia National Championship team.


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