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Article: Coach John Mayotte coaches for the love of the game

Glens Falls head coach John Mayotte coaches third base during a game in the 2011 PGCBL season between the GF Golden Eagles and the Amsterdam Mohawks. Photo courtesy Sheri Williams.
From The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

GLENS FALLS - John Mayotte could be running on a sun-bathed Florida beach or going to Tropicana Field watching his favorite team, the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, the Glens Falls Golden Eagles coach boarded a bus for a long trip to Watertown, hoping Thursday night’s game wouldn’t get rained out.

At 69, Mayotte has nothing left to prove in baseball, no big league dreams. He continues coaching out of love for the game and because it’s a way to give back.

"You are who you are because of things that happen to you in life," said Mayotte, a Hudson Falls native. "I never ever had a negative experience in baseball as a youngster. That kind of lit the stove for me, got the fire in my belly."

It’s been burning strongly ever since, resulting in his reputation as one of the nation’s most respected college coaches. Mayotte is retired after years at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. and Troy State in Alabama. But the Eagles, whose season began Wednesday, keep him involved with the game and the area he grew up in.

Read the full article at the Saratogian's web site here.


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