I met Scott Stricklin about 12 years ago when he was a young assistant coach at Georgia Tech under the leadership of head coach Danny Hall. He later coached at Vanderbilt and his alma mater Kent State University where he played for Danny Hall.
Scott was learning the ropes of coaching and networking just like me. I was developing the talents of players on travel teams through private instruction for a fee preparing them to play in college.
I have always viewed Scott as the consummate professional. He has always been approachable and uses his ability to coach as a means to develop other coaches and players.
|Scott Stricklin and CJ Stewart
L.E.A.D.’s mission is to empower an at risk generation to lead and transform their city. We use baseball as a vehicle to do that. We have partnered with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) since 2008 to serve an at risk generation. A generation of youth that doesn’t realize the full value of a high school and college education. This is demonstrated in the fact that 60% of African-American males are not graduating from APS high schools. Click here to see L.E.A.D.’s Impact Stats.
L.E.A.D. is more than activities. We shift the mindsets of our Ambassadors from individuals to the consideration of an entire city.
|CJ Stewart at UGA’s Foley Field
|Coach Kevin Young at UGA’s Foley Field
|Coach Kevin Young, Courtney Gay (UGA Student Affairs) and CJ Stewart