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— Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich has been married to Katherine for 11 years. “I would rank her up there as high as you could possibly rank a coach’s wife in terms of being a rock of a family,” said Bakich, mentioning that he had “hit the jackpot” with Katherine, who runs a household and raises three children ages 6 and younger.
However, during their first date, he held something inside, waiting for the right time to let her know that he was already seriously involved — with baseball, that is. “She understands coaching commitment and recruiting obligations, time spent away from the family…
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“When you find kids that have those intangible skill sets, those are the kids that you want to jump on.” Multi-sport athletes are preferred.
Hockey, soccer, football and basketball — each of those disciplines translate well to baseball. “I tell stories, in the speeches that I give, about a right-handed pitcher that I was recruiting. He was one of the best right-handed pitchers in the country; he had an absolute hammer of a breaking ball. He came over to the side of the dugout and yelled at her to get him a Gatorade, and when she did, and she brought the Gatorade down to him, he snatched it out of her hand without even saying ‘thank you.'” Coincidentally, the player was scheduled to see Bakich that same day.
And we’re looking for the student-athlete that wants the best of both worlds: Wants a world-class education and wants to play at an elite level.” Character matters most: See players such as former Wolverines star Cody Bruder or current members Ako Thomas and Jake Bivens, among others. “It’s how they play, not just the results they get — it’s the energy that they have and the energy they bring,” Bakich said. As an eligible female (who in reality isn’t exactly eligible, I’m married), I’m searching for a companion that will fill the bill. As a recruiter, I’m searching for the best possible person to do a job.“They understand the sacrifices that need to be made. I love the opportunity to recruit — you know, taking part in choosing the team,” Bakich said.They understand that, you know, Christmas break and the winter holidays — those are going to be times for a short vacation and spending downtime with the family. Right on-par with Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisville and Mississippi State. “That’s the difference between college and professional baseball.
He’s aware that players sometimes verbalize their frustrations with not-so-choice words.