Notre Dame Head Baseball Coach | Shawn Stiffler

This week we welcome the head baseball coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Shawn Stiffler. This season, 2023, is Shawn's first year as the head coach at Notre Dame. Previously he was the head coach at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this episode, we talk about all good head coaches' traits, how to run an organized practice, and how Shawn has changed over his coaching career. 


[2:28] The Most Important Quality of a Head Coach

[4:38] Communication Skills

[8:17] Structuring Baseball Practices

[9:28] Developing Hitters

[17:44] Advice for Young Coaches

[23:47] Staff Hiring

[26:29] Gut Feeling VS Analytics

[41:36] Adapting to the Transfer Portal


Follow Shawn Stiffler

Twitter: @ShawnStiffler29