Kent Stock to present Luther College SAC Leadership lecture Sept. 18
Kent Stock, teacher, coach, principal, banker and powerful speaker, will present a SAC Leadership lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Room 206 of Valders Hall of Science on the Luther College campus.
The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Stock’s lecture, titled “How Do You Want To Be Remembered?” will focus on how to live life on a daily basis and how his experience guiding the Norway High School baseball team gave him the insight to develop leaders in organizations nationwide. His story attests to the power of following a dream and his belief that the next door opened leads to something greater.
As the now famous final season of Norway baseball is depicted in the 2007 film, “The Final Season,” Norway defied odds and won the team’s 20th state title in what was to be the conclusion of Norway baseball before merging with a bigger, neighboring school district.
Stock, having been a baseball enthusiast since childhood, began his college career at Waldorf College where he played for the no. 13 nationally-ranked team before transferring to Luther to continue baseball and earn a bachelor’s degree. He also earned a master’s degree from Drake University.
Stock began his career and became well known in Belle Plaine, Iowa, as a respected teacher and coach, which then led him to the opportunity to join the coaching staff of the Norway baseball team.
Currently, Stock works as a relationship manager at Community Savings Bank in Cedar Rapids. He lives in Marion, Iowa with his wife, Laurie, and two daughters.
The lecture is sponsored by SAC Leadership.