Anatomy of an Ideal Coach: Todd Oakes [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton | Jun 8, 2016 1:24:00 PM



Most of us can pinpoint one or two coaches who changed the game for us. But every once in a while, a great coach will not only change a few dozen lucky ones who got to play for him, but touch thousands with the impact of his legacy and of what it means to be a champion.

Todd Oakes is one of those coaches. Read on to see his legacy.

"Hearts. Guts. Balls. All in." 

This is the phrase Coach Todd Oakes gave his team for the game of baseball and for life. 


Watch the Todd Oakes Story 




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Check out His Minnesota Gopher Players Paying Tribute


We are so honored to share this man's story with you and we hope it inspired you as a coach and as a person. Countless young men have been impacted by Todd Oakes's leadership and life. We are humbled to have known him and been impacted by his life as well. He faced life and death with great courage, and his legacy will undoubtedly live on. 

 Read the inspiring autobiographical account of his journey here.

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We will always remember and honor your legacy, T.O. 


Topics: Baseball, Coaching, Coaching Baseball, Minnesota Gophers, Todd Oakes, Gophers Baseball

Written by Camille D.C. Sutton

Let's just say that I can hang with the best of them in a game of serious wiffle ball. An expert observer, baseball admirer, and baseball coach's daughter, I'm just here to share the latest and greatest in baseball development, baseball training, and maybe some of my peanuts at the ballpark.

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