William Duncan

Bo instilled strong work ethic and tenacity in all his players. Our Texas Hawkeyes practice schedules and training sessions were designed to intensively challenge us not only physically, but mentally as well. Baseball was his platform, but Bo’s lessons transcended baseball. Bo used to tell us, “There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.” What he meant by that was that the path to achievement is always challenging, and the only person that can take you across the finish line is yourself. He helped me realize that whatever my goals were in life, I could achieve them […]

Will Gray, Esq.

I graduated from law school a couple of years ago and I am currently married and working as an Assistant District Attorney in the Waco, Texas. Despite the fact that I last played for Coach Bo Porter 15 years ago, I learned numerous lessons from him that stick with me to this day. The one that stands out above all the others is that in order to succeed you must be mentally prepared. It doesn’t matter how tired you are, how early it is, or how much work you have already done that day. The person who is the most […]

Christian Long

There were a lot of things that I learned from the Future All-Stars Sports program and Coach Bo, but one of the most profound things that I learned was leadership. We broke down the key components of leadership and talked about how to be a leader. We learned that these things can be applied to any aspect in life and that by learning how to lead you can not only become a better teammate and player but a more impactful person in any aspect of life.

Cullen Cone

Bo taught us something in his Future All-Stars Sports program that I have lived by since the day I first heard it. Bo simplified the struggle it takes to reach your goals by an analogy that is very simple to understand. “Life is like a bank account. You cannot withdraw more than you deposit.” In the acute sense, it meant that we must practice our game of baseball in order to succeed in the form of outscoring the opponent. But here is what sets the Future All-Stars Program apart; Bo didn’t let it stop there, he taught us to integrate […]

Gabriel Babineaux

When I think about the time invested into Bo’s program I think about where I was, to where I am, to where I’m going. I was introduced to the program through a friend and was invited to one of the classroom sessions. At that time, I was immediately taken back by the amount of baseball knowledge, wisdom, planning and energy that was being invested into the young men on the team. I saw this as a opportunity to develop myself beyond a baseball player. My biggest fear at that time was wasting my potential. My parents instilled in me that […]

Shirley Cossey

My two sons participated in Bo Porter’s programs from 2004 until 2011, first with the Future All-Stars, then later with the Texas Hawkeyes. As a mother of teenage sons, I wanted only opportunities that exposed them to positive influences. Their relationship with Bo continues to this day. Bo, thru his baseball program, provided my sons with life skills that have been instrumental as they transitioned to adulthood. They were expected to not only model fitness, team effort and fair play, but also realize the value of education, respectfulness, confidence, hard work and perseverance. These qualities when practiced on the baseball […]

Trey Talley

I had the honor of playing for Bo Porter all through out my high school years. His coaching style was different than anything I had experienced. It was due to his personal interest in each of his players. He took the time to know us and to mentor us. He held us accountable and instilled in us the importance of a strong work ethic, respect for ourselves and others and to always know “where we were going or we might end up where we don’t want to be.”

Joshua LeBlanc

The fall of 1997, I met a man that started out as my coach, but would later become a mentor and close friend. He would teach me things through the game of baseball that would help shape me into the man I am today. This man was Bo Porter. I learned quickly that baseball was a passion of Bo’s, but philanthropy was equally as important. Bo was able to draw so many parallels from the sport of baseball to everyday life. Many lessons that I still carry with me to this day like, “Life is like a bank account, you […]

Laurie Nicolai

My son participated in Bo Porter’s baseball program from the age of 14 to 18. Undeniably a very important and formative time in his life. Without a doubt his baseball program was unlike any we had seen or heard of before. Just by watching the practices alone you could see they were on a very different level of dedication and attention to detail. Trey not only learned the mechanics of baseball but the underlying strategy of the coach’s decisions. His knowledge of baseball is far superior than most due to the teachings of Bo and his staff. However, there were […]

S. Long, Sr.

Both of my sons worked under the baseball tutelage of Coach Bo. Being a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, developing my sons into successful young men is of utmost important to me. Coach Bo shares that sentiment and has always combined his “best-in-class” baseball knowledge with his top shelf knowledge of what it takes to be a successful young man in and outside of baseball including leadership training, discipline, life coaching when they have run into problems and what does it mean to be a “professional” just to name a few. Many of you who […]