Coach Derek: Interview on Sheldon Eskin Show
Sheldon Eskin interviews Coach Derek Locklear, founder of Coach Derek Inc. along with Let’s Give Them A Shot!, a non-profit organization that helps kids get the sports instruction they need regardless of whether or not they can afford it. Coach Derek’s goal is to teach and reach as many children as he can through sports. He subscribes to the belief that teaching the fundamentals of sports enriches children at all levels, ages and skills. These are things that last beyond the end of the game. Coach Derek Locklear’s philosophy of teaching kids life lessons that last even when the game has ended comes from over 25 years teaching and coaching experience – and that’s after 20 years of experience being the player.
Coach Derek played basketball and baseball at Central Cabarrus High School in North Carolina, going on to play college baseball at Montreat Anderson in North Carolina. He was a two-time MVP and All-Conference Player, but most of all, he learned that it’s not worth it if you don’t apply those field lessons to life. And most definitely not worth it if it’s not fun getting there.
Coach Derek is more than a sports coach, he’s also a life coach. His insightful and enthusiastic personality motivates children to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, determination and self-esteem.
About Sheldon Eskin
Sheldon Eskin is a broadcaster, author, and performance photographer. His ties with entertainment, record and radio fields goes back to the 60’s where he started at KPPC FM. It was the first Underground Station in Los Angeles, broadcasting from the basement of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He was able to learn all aspects of broadcasting, programming, and fine tune his craft from some of the best. Today, Sheldon is the radio host of The Voice of the Blues. Check out Sheldon Eskin and be ready for a great listening experience.