Paul Babcock: What I learned from Legendary Coach Gordie Gillespieby NHSBCA
What I learned from Legendary Coach Gordie Gillespie
Gordie Gillespie was an American baseball, football and basketball coach. He was a head baseball coach for 58 years at Lewis University, Ripon College and the University of St.Francis. Gordie had the most wins of any coach in college baseball history until being passed by Augie Garrido of Texas. He won his 1800th game at the age of 82. Inducted into the college Baseball Hall of Fame.
He began his coaching career at Lewis University in 1953 at the age of 26. He was the head coach from 53’ to 76’ with a record of 634 wins. His Lewis teams won three back to back NAIA World Series Championships. During his ten years at Ripon College he led them to a record of 239 wins. His Ripon teams advanced to the NCAA III playoffs six of his last seven years and won five league titles.
Its no surprise that Gordie Gillespie is one of the greatest coaches of all time. In 1998, Gillespie was named the NAIA Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Before his passing Paul Babcock spent time with Gordie as his GA. In this course, Paul Babcock talks about all the lessons and experiences he learned during his time with the great Gordie Gillespie. He gives detailed memories of conversations and moments he cultivated. An insight of what Gordie Gillespie was like.
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Paul Babcock joined the North Central University baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach just before the 2019-20 school year. He is the father of head coach, David Babcock, and long-time friend of Michael Ramirez, another assistant coach on the baseball coaching staff.
Prior to coaching at NCU, Babcock had recently been the head baseball coach of the freshman team at Clovis North High School where he led the team to their first ever winning season. Before coaching at Clovis North, Paul was a math teacher and head baseball coach at Alta Sierra Intermediate for over 15 years, where he won numerous league championships alongside Michael Ramirez. Currently, he teaches full time and does personal lessons with Ramirez. Prior to his professional teaching career, Paul Babcock played college baseball in the 80s. He started out playing for at the time, #1 nationally ranked Fresno State University Bulldogs as a second baseman.