Recently, entrepreneur and former Pacific baseball player, Ed Mylett, returned to Pacific to speak to the team about life, baseball and how to be successful as student-athletes as well as in life.
Mylett played at Pacific from 1990-93 and is tied for the all-time lead in program history in walks with 116 and is tied for second steals all-time with 75. He also posted a perfect fielding percentage in 1991 when he didn't commit an error in 53 games. As a junior, he hit .355 in 138 at-bats.
Since his graduation from Pacific, he has gone on to be a highly successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, podcaster and vlogger. His Instagram account, @edmylett, is followed by more than 800,000 people and more than 200,000 subscribe to his Youtube page.
"Anytime a part of the Pacific baseball family comes back to campus it is a special occasion, and this was most definitely the case with Ed's visit," head coach Ryan Garko said. "We all know Ed from his inspirational videos and writings, but to have the man in person sharing his message in the Tom Stubbs Clubhouse with our young student-athletes was a day none of us will soon forget. I am so thankful for him to take time out of his extremely busy schedule and give back to a place that means so much to him. Ed embodies everything that is great about the University of the Pacific and its athletic department."
Mylett's talk to the team focused heavily on giving 100 percent in everything ranging, from careers relationships, baseball and working out and faith by taking a #MAXOUT approach to life. Since the team has adopted Mylett's #MAXOUT mantra as their own. He started his talk by looking back on his own collegiate career. He said that he had the talent to reach the next level, but at that time not the drive to do so. He urged the Pacific players to have the drive that he did not.
"Listening and watching Ed Mylett as he told his story to our baseball team was poignant and energizing," said Pacific Director of Athletics, Janet Lucas, who also sat in on the talk. "His generosity in sharing details of his life, his challenges, opportunities, and regrets with this group of student-athletes was inspirational as it came from a perspective of giving back, making a difference, and encouraging our players to dream big – in academics, in baseball, and in life!"
Mylett also spoke about Pacific as a whole saying that if Pacific were a stock, it would be a buy.
"My visit to UOP brought back a lot of memories," Mylett said. "It is a great university with unbelievable baseball facilities that I wish we had when I was there. I look forward to following the Tigers and becoming part of the Pacific family once again."
To listen to Mylett's speech to the Pacific baseball team, please visit the link below, and to learn more about Mylett, visit his website, edmylett.com.
Mylett's speech to the team is below.