Zach Varce pitched at the University of Portland until he was drafted by the Yankees at the conclusion of his junior year. Although he has been able to partially realize his dream, his experience with Coach Sperry helped him better understand the need to be prepared for life after baseball. Because that time does come, no matter how good you are or how far you go.

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Chris Sperry is a baseball consultant who develops players and amateur coaches, assists professional scouts, and counsels families of prospective college-bound student-athletes. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Portland, the same institution at which he served as head baseball coach for 18 years. His key interests are in player and personal development as they pertain to a life in and beyond sports.