One-on-One with Baseball Coach Dave Seibert

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Baseball coach Dave Seibert has led the Green Terror to a 20-2 start, one of the best in school history. They were on an 11-game wining streak before entering conference play on Sunday, when they split a doubleheader at Franklin & Marshall. The team also broke into d3baseball.com’s Top 25 for the first time in school history.  Seibert highlights his thoughts on the season so far and about how the team prepares for their upcoming contests.

Q: Your impressions of the season so far?

A:  Great start. We are 19-1 entering Centennial Conference play.

 

Q: How do you prepare for conference play?

A: Through all of our non-conference games as well as our trip to Florida

 

Q: Biggest challenge in the conference?

A: We play in a very competitive conference. All of the teams are very good.

 

Q: What are some goals that the team had prior to the season? Are they accomplishing them? And what are the goals for the rest of the season?

A: Our team goal is to win the Centennial Conference baseball Championship.

 

Q: How is this season comparing to last season?

A: We had a very slow start last season and a very strong finish.  Hopefully, we will have a strong finish to this season.

 

Q: What is a typical day of practice like?

A: We work fundamentals, team work, batting practice, and bullpens.

 

Q: How does a pre-game practice differ from a typical practice?

A: Pre-game practice consists of batting practice and a quick infield/outfield practice.

 

Q: What are your thoughts on the team dynamic?

A: Our team chemistry is really great.

 

Q: How has the program evolved from your first year to now?

A: The program has changed for the better. A huge difference over my 36 seasons here as head coach.

 

Q: What made you decide to coach this sport? How long have you been around baseball?

A: I played both baseball and football at the college level. I actually coached football for 20 years and now I coach baseball for 36 seasons. Both have been here at McDaniel.

 

Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted before McDaniel’s games against Franklin & Marshall on Sunday, April 3.