"Baseball is certainly my life and it's what everything I do revolves around."
Twenty seasons as TCC's head baseball coach the feeling is still the same for Mike McLeod as another opening day is on the horizon.
"A new season. Everybody is optimistic, everybody is upbeat and you hope it stays that way instead of turning into a grind. We've experienced it all here."
Since resurecting the baseball program in 1992, Coach McLeod has guided the Eagles to five Panhandle Conference championships, while also experiencing some of the lows that comes with junior college baseball.
"We've had some of the best teams in the country some years and other years have been tough because the flow of players is the most fluid level of baseball that I know of. You don't have these guys very long and it's a real fluid level and it changes, it changes, it changes."
After the Eagles most recent championship in 2009 TCC posted a.500 record in 2010, finishing deal last in the conference.
"We hope that this year turns out to be one of those good ones because we have a bad taste in our mouth from last year, at least I do and I know the few kids that we have coming back from that team, were not real happy with last year."