Editor's note: This feature is part of a series in which New England prep baseball coaches reflect on the inspiring mentors that helped pave the way for their respective careers.
Acquiring and benefiting from another's inspiration in some way, shape or form can be a vital element in a one's life moving forward.
Somewhere along the way, a particular individual or individuals left an indelible, yet permanent, lesson on each of us. From a baseball coaching perspective, the mentorship passed down by others has become gospel for those attempting to carve out their own niche as a team leader.
New England Baseball Journal spoke with several regional prep school coaches to get their recollections regarding those special people who served in becoming essential advisors by offering insurmountable guidance to assist with their own personal baseball endeavors.