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 through 17 games and held the longest winning streak in the country before the Coronavirus outbreak cancelled the remainder of the baseball season.
A former college catcher, Clement played two seasons at Kirkwood, helping the Eagles compile a 91-25 record. He finished his college career at Morningside, where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education/secondary education in 2002. Following college, the Marshalltown, Iowa, native played professionally one season for the Canton Coyotes of the Frontier League.
Clement comes from a baseball background as his father, Brad, was a legendary head coach at Marshalltown (Iowa) 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 Major League Baseball 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 about how having the 2020 baseball season cancelled, staying connected to his coaches and players during the pandemic, the keys to being a great leader, staying connected to Christ and amazing story of becoming a father.
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