THIS IS EPISODE 381 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Collin Radack just finished up his second season as the hitting coach for the University of Richmond Spiders. In 2017, Radack walked away from pro baseball at the age of 25 and is now devoted to using the game of baseball as a ministry to make disciples and share God’s love.
An All-American outfielder, Radack was drafted in the 20th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in 203 games during his minor-league career before retiring to begin coaching. Over his three-year playing career, Radack advanced as high as Double-A, playing with the Springfield Cardinals in the Texas League. He finished his professional career with a .279 average and 33 extra-base hits, including five home runs.
While a player at Hendrix College (Conway, Ark.), Radack earned school records in games played, starts, at-bats, runs, hits, triples, intentional walks, stolen bases and fielding percentage. He is also tied for first in total bases, second in doubles and hit-by-pitch, third in average, fourth in on-base percentage and stolen-base percentage, and fifth in RBIs.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Radack about his role with Richmond, why the offseason is vital in developing as an athlete, his journey to pro baseball, walking away at age 25, and his desire to make disciples.
"Your life is like the morning fog- it's here a little while, then it's gone." -James 4:14 #perspective
— Collin Radack (@collinradack) January 13, 2019
– Casey Sadler, Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
– Inky Johnson, former Tennessee defensive back, motivational speaker
– Darryl Strawberry, 4-Time MLB Champion
– Nick Mingione, Kentucky Baseball Head Coach