THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING KEITH MADISON
Keith Madison served for 25 years as the head baseball coach at the University of Kentucky. Hired at the age of 26 in 1979, he was the youngest head baseball coach in NCAA Division I at the time. He went on to become the winningest coach in Kentucky Wildcats history with 737 career victories, and after retiring in 2003, he was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.
Prior to coaching, Madison played pro baseball and signed a contract with the Montreal Expos in 1969 at the age of 17. He reached as high as Triple-A at age 19, but injuries would end his playing career.
For many years after coaching, Madison served with SCORE International, a Christian missions organization leading players and coaches on short-term baseball mission trips to the Dominican Republic.
Today on the podcast, Madison shares about his coaching journey, growing up in the 1960s, signing a pro baseball contract at 17 years old, and finding his identity in something other than baseball.
“….Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
(Matthew 25:40) pic.twitter.com/iz3RifXCFA
— Keith Madison (@KeithMadison32) September 4, 2021