The South African born Patrick Anthony Howard 'Paddy' is a Cricket Coach, specialising as Head Coach in Professional T20 cricket. He is also a Mental Coach to professional athletes, Sports Scientist Executive Coach, Professor, speaker and author of “The Barefoot Coach”.
After Paddy completed his second master's degree in Business Coaching from Middlesex University (2003), he was appointed Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian National cricket team in 2008 along with Gary Kirsten as head coach. Under Kirsten and Upton, the team attained the ICC top test team ranking for their first time (2009), and went on to win the ICC World Cup in 2011.
Paddy Upton is an extremely successful coach with degrees from four different Universities, including two Master's degrees. In 2015 he was awarded the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Achiever Award, awarded to Alumni who made significant contributions to their specialist fields and contributed to the development and well-being of society at local, provincial, national or international levels.
In this episode, Alex MacPhail talks to Paddy Upton, about his journey and about a time when he was helping out street kids in Cape Town.
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Books by Paddy Upton
~The Barefoot Coach.
Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Coach-Paddy-Upton-ebook/dp/B07NVJHLGT
~Coaching the Rajasthan Royals.
Kindle Edition: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q8WXTN1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1