The University of Iowa-bound three-sport star of Johnston High School, Peyton Williams, has the coachability and work ethic to succeed at the next level, his high school baseball coach says.
Michael Barta, the head baseball coach at Johnston High School, said he was pleased to have had the opportunity to coach Williams.
"He is easy to coach, it's as simple as that," Barta told the Johnston Times. "I can push him and he listens, he responds to criticism extremely well, he is intrinsically motivated to succeed and he expects a high level of performance out of himself and his team."
Williams will be heading to the University of Iowa to play baseball next year for Coach Rick Heller, where he is expected to continue to deliver the same level of dedication that he has at Johnston High School
"Peyton simply does his job," Barta said. "Whatever you would expect out of one of your best players he would do. He has an extremely good work ethic, is detail oriented, always gives good effort and has an amazing attitude."
Williams' skills in football are nothing to scoff at either, as an important tight end and wide receiver headed to the state football playoffs.
Barta said that while he gives Williams the coaching and the direction that he needs, Williams' skills and motivation require no help.
"I view myself as a resource for him to use if necessary, but he is driven to become great and lead his team to success," Barta said. "He doesn’t need a coach or external motivation to work hard or succeed.... He will accomplish that regardless of his situation."
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