Socialworkersspeaks on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feed

Mixing Social Work and Sports

Cheers to for this article on social worker Phil Cundari.

Cundari was a professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland A’s but an injury cut short his promising career. He went back to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Seton Hall University and master’s in psychiatric social work from Rutgers.

He is now a pitching coach at Seton Hall and in private practice.

“A lot of the young guys that I coach today, they find out sooner or later when they get to professional baseball that very little separates the talent from one guy to the next,” he said. “What’s between the ears and how you handle some of the stress, some of the pressure, some of the failure and your successes are really the key to guys moving on and making a career out of baseball.”

Are you interested in a social work career? To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Web site by clicking here.

|   Leave A Comment
Tagged as: , , , , , ,


Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.