Swing for the fences: New head coach Jason Gill’s experience has led him to his dream job

first_imgBut Gill is ready for that challenge. Gill was later the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at both Cal State Fullerton and Oregon. He brought in a top-10 recruiting class at Fullerton in 2007 before rebuilding the Oregon baseball program.  A new era is officially underway for USC baseball. Nathan Hyun contributed to this report. Now, Gill aims to transfer the skills and lessons he learned from his mentors into his own players.  Gill credits his parents for his positive and determined outlook on life, as he believes the resources that were provided to him from an early age have shaped him and defined his coaching career. “Growing up in a loving family, with a mom and dad that taught me perspective, that taught me work ethic, that relayed to me that your attitude is your decision and that you choose the path that you want to go on,” Gill said. Gill, a Southern California native, is finally at a place he has always wanted to be with USC. “It’s been my dream job since I got into the profession,” Gill said. “The history of the program is better than any college baseball program. [USC has produced] more big leaguers than anybody, we have Hall of Famers, we have All-Stars, we have Cy Young Award winners. And I think if you’re from Southern California, you want to be at the top — this is where you want to be. So it’s kind of a no-brainer for me, to be honest with you.” As for his USC players, Gill has already made a striking impact in motivating them for the 2020 season.  “He’s been in this for so long … and he just brings so much to the table instilling discipline within us and just motivating us every single day,” junior outfielder Bart West said about Gill’s leadership.  At LMU, Gill led the team to the WCC Tournament five out of the last six years, winning it last season and in 2017. Overall, Gill posted a 322-286-1 (.530) record during his time with the Lions. “If I could pass on to [my players] anything, it would be for them to never accept mediocrity of themselves,” Gill said. “To set standards that are achievable for them to reach. Whether it’s in the classroom, socially or on the baseball field, anywhere they’re at to not settle for being just OK at anything.” Head coach Jason Gill has been coaching since 1995 when he was a graduate assistant at Cal State Fullerton. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Bringing together all of his experience as a player, recruiter, assistant coach and head coach, Gill hopes to continue the great track record the Trojan baseball program has accumulated over the years. With 12 national championships, 21 visits to the College World Series and 114 players sent to the major leagues, Gill is now tasked with bringing the Trojans back to national relevance and the College World Series for the first time since 2001. “In any venture of life, if you’re fortunate enough to be in the same business and you love your job, you’re gonna learn from your mistakes,” Gill said of what his experience has taught him about coaching. “So I think at the end of the day, I’ve learned more than anything that it’s about relationships and about development over wins. I think the wins are a byproduct of that.” Gill started as an assistant coach at Nevada from 1997-98. During his time there, he helped lead the Wolfpack to their second postseason appearance ever. In 1999 and 2000, Gill was the assistant coach for LMU. In both those seasons, the Lions won West Coast Conference titles. At Gill’s high school, Mater Dei, his baseball coach Bob Ikes taught him all the skills he would later exemplify for his own players: accountability, responsibility, being on time and knowing who you are. At Cal State Fullerton, Gill played for coach Augie Garrido, a well-known College Baseball Hall of Famer and, as Gill puts it, “arguably the best college baseball coach to ever work.” “The biggest gift that I can give [the players] is to be present,” Gill said. “Be where you’re at and reach your full potential. Don’t settle.” “Coach Gill’s doing an incredible job with kind of instilling his mindset into us and how we carry ourselves every day,” said senior first baseman John Thomas, who added that Gill’s mentorship has led him to become a better leader for his teammates.  Head coach Jason Gill will be the 18th individual to serve as USC’s head baseball coach in the history of the program. Gill will begin his first season in the position Friday against Western Michigan. (Design: Kevin Yin; Photo: James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) To add to his impressive resume, he also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Collegiate National Team in 2012 and 2016.  The Trojans will play their first game of the 2020 season Friday against Western Michigan under new head coach Jason Gill. Gill, who came to USC in June after 11 seasons at Loyola Marymount, has spent the time leading up to this season implementing his greatest philosophy: Never accept average. He then spent three years at UC Irvine alongside head coach John Savage, recruiting a No. 8 class in the country in 2002 with a pair of top-30 classes succeeding that. The Anteaters reappeared in the postseason in 2004.last_img read more

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Attention all children 10-and-under! There’s an Elf on a shelf you need to find

first_imgThis is a new event, so we encourage new ideas and ask them to be emailed to Annarose White, wellingtonkschamber@gmail.com or private message on Facebook is also welcomed. If you wish to be on the planning committee for next year, please call or email the Chamber at 620-326-7466 or email w ellingtonkschamber@gmail.com.Follow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB has worked with the Community Christmas Committee to plan the Wellington Holiday Open House December 3 – 6. This program is developed to introduce children to the Wellington business community and to encourage problem solving via decoding the unique clue that will be given each day. The Elf Tour will be from December 3 – December 23. The Elf will be at a different business each day, some businesses will host the Elf multiple days throughout the month, but never on consecutive days. How it works: Children ages 10 and younger can participate, those older can assistUntil school is over the clue is released at 4:00 p.m. via the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Facebook page each weekday. On Weekends, the clue will be released at 12:00 p.m./ Noon. It will then be also shared with local media: Sumner Newscow, SUTV.com, KLEY/KWME Radio, and Wellington Daily NewsThe Elf will be located in plain sight at each business, so the Elf won’t be in any hard-to-reach or hard-to-find place within the businessThe first child to find the Elf at the business location will receive a bag of candy, courtesy of the Chamber PLUS a complimentary prize from the host business.The lucky child to find the Elf will get a picture taken with the Elf in the background and it will be shown on the Chamber’s Facebook page! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down dmartens · 245 weeks ago Love this Idea! I am very proud of Annarose and Wanda, they are a breath of Fresh Air, Energy, Determination, Pride and Fortitude the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce had been needing for Years. KUDO”S Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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