Fall 2021 SS Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Mike Clement - Ole Miss Assistant Baseball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 485 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Mike Clement is the hitting and third base coach for the Ole Miss baseball team. He joined Ole Miss prior to the 2015 season after spending two years at Kansas State in 2013 and 2014. In 2020, Clement and Ole Miss had a 16-1 record and held the longest winning streak in the country before the coronavirus outbreak canceled the remainder of the baseball season.

A former college catcher, Clement played two seasons at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), helping the Eagles compile a 91-25 record. He finished his college career at Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa), where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education/secondary education in 2002. Following college, the Marshalltown, Iowa, native played professionally for one season with the Canton Coyotes of the Frontier League.

Clement comes from a baseball background, as his father, Brad, was a legendary head coach at Marshalltown High School, helping the Bobcats win three state championships before being inducted into the Iowa High School Hall of Fame. Clement’s younger brother, Jeff, was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. The eight-year veteran spent time in the majors with Seattle and Pittsburgh before retiring prior to the start of the 2014 season.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Mike Clement about having the 2020 baseball season canceled, staying connected to his coaches and players during the pandemic, the keys to being a great leader, staying connected to Christ, and his amazing story of becoming a father.

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