Tyler Morris, Director of Sports Turf at Vanderbilt University is joined by his head lacrosse coach, Beth Hewitt for the coaches/field manager relations groundskeeper chat. The pair are headed into their third season together and share insight onto why establishing trust and communication on day one should be top priority.

Here's what you'll hear in this week's Groundskeeper Chat:

  • Day one game plan for a field manger 
  • Coaches point of view to education of turfgrass 
  • The logistics of in-season communication 
  • Vanderbilt's strategy to identifying a point person 
  • Lastly, building a program based on culture and camaraderie  

A little bit more about our guest:

Tyler Morris took over the Director of Sports in 2021 and became responsible for meeting with and managing the relationships for all the universities D1 sport programs. He set out to establish a trusting relationship with each coach on day one. Beth Hewitt is the head lacrosse coach at Vanderbilt and credited Tyler with successfully "explaining the why" behind his best practices. The duo said the culture of family established by Vanderbilt's athletic director is what makes their program's relationships prosper. 

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