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Skip Bertman (1997)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-08-29

Duration: 00:24:43

Subjects: BERTMAN, SKIP | Sports | Baseball coaches | LSU Tigers (Baseball team)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Bertman, Skip Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 29, 1997, features an interview with Skip Bertman conducted by Gus Weill. Bertman served as the head coach of the LSU baseball team from 1984-2001. He led the team to five national championships in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 2000. He discusses: his interest in coaching from a young age; his first coaching job with Miami Beach High School as a football and baseball coach; coaching football; his move to Baton Rouge to coach at LSU; the components of the “Bertman System”; what he’s looking for in a player; handling defeat; the importance of the mind and psychology in sports; the importance of the team; the members of his team leaving college to enter the professional draft; and his future plans.