“Having a great attitude doesn't make you a great team, but not having it will prevent you from ever being as good as you can be,” wrote our newest Coach of the Week, Mike Dedmon, who refuses to be anything but positive in front of his players.
Dedmon, 53, has been enlightening baseball and softball teams with his reassuring approach to coaching. He started out as an assistant coach for a 10U baseball team back in 1981, making it all the way to the league championship. He returned the following year as head coach and to this day, says he’ll never forget the hard work and positive attitude displayed by these players.
Many years later, Coach Dedmon decided to take on youth softball. While he’s worked with players of all ages, he currently heads up the Mile High Altitude and Peak to Peak Charter school softball teams. At the moment, Dedmon is working hard to prepare the Mile High Altitude’s for the upcoming Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) Scholarship Tournament on March 26th.
Outside of coaching, Dedmon, is a computer programmer and a loving husband to his wife of 30 years, Terry. They have three kids Michael, Liz, and Vicki, who all admire their father for not only teaching the fundamentals of baseball and softball, but for inspiring the next generation with his enthusiastic and supportive attitude.
Mike Dedmon’s Keys to Success:
You need to communicate honestly with your team
Don't ever let your team see you be anything other than positive
Regardless of what happens during a game, remember to control: your emotions, your effort, your attitude
Looking for a what to give back to a coach who has given your team so much? Nominate them for Coach of the Week by emailing us at: Nominate@weplay.com