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.