One week after the culmination of the College World Series, Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore is still amazed at the journey his team took to win it all.
“I think I’ll go to my grave being amazed at what we did,” Gilmore said. “From Raleigh to Baton Rouge and into the bracket we drew, I mean you sit there and look at it and go ‘Wow, we actually got through all of that?'”
Gilmore and his team were welcomed home by thousands of fans at the Myrtle Beach International Airport and Spring Brooks Stadium Thursday night. Since he’s been back in Conway, Gilmore said he’s noticed an overwhelming outflow of support from the town.
“Everywhere in this town I go, where I’ve never seen more than a scattering of teal, black and teal, Coastal flags, Coastal shirts, Coastal hats, this whole entire area is completely eaten up in it,” Gilmore said. “It’s unbelievable.”
While the future of Coastal Carolina baseball looks bright, Gilmore admitted it will be hard to say goodbye to this group of guys.
“The goal of the group far outweighed the goal of any individual,” Gilmore said. “It was like a bunch of marines out there and one guy stumbles and another guy picks him up. That’s how they played the whole time.”
For more of Gilmore’s thoughts on Coastal Carolina’s College World Series title, check out his interview on SportsTalk from Wednesday night.