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KYW Newsradio's 1-On-1 with Matt Leon explores the untold stories of the Philadelphia sports scene with the people who make it interesting: players, coaches, media members, historians, and more. Each week, Matt sits down with a Philly sports figure with a story you haven't heard before.    

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    Super Bowl Preview – Best Eagles Team Ever? A Conversation with Ray Didinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 18:12


    The Eagles continue to prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs, and in this bonus episode of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon” Matt welcomes the one and only Ray Didinger into the studio and they take a big picture look at the Eagles. Didinger actually came out of retirement to analyze the Eagles this postseason on our sister station Sportsradio 94 WIP and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Of course, Matt & Ray talk about the match-up with the Chiefs, but they also discuss how remarkable the fact is that the Eagles are where they are, given where they were just a couple of years ago. They also talk about whether a Super Bowl win would cement this Eagles team as the best in franchise history. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. Follow the show on Twitter: @1on1pod (https://twitter.com/1on1pod), and follow Matt: @MattLeon1060 (https://twitter.com/MattLeon1060)

    Super Bowl Preview – Breaking Down Eagles/Chiefs with Penn product, former Chief, Joe Valerio

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 19:55


    The Eagles are back in the Super Bowl and set for what should be a great match-up with Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. In this bonus episode of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Ridley High and University of Pennsylvania product – and former Kansas City Chief  offensive lineman – Joe Valerio to get his thoughts on the game. Valerio co-hosts the popular “Bleav in Chiefs” podcast. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. Follow the show on Twitter: @1on1pod (https://twitter.com/1on1pod), and follow Matt: @MattLeon1060 (https://twitter.com/MattLeon1060)

    Swarthmore's Karin Colby – Holding Two Trophies and Jumping in the Pool

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 51:00


    Karin Colby has been the head men's and women's swimming coach at Division III Swarthmore College since 2015. She has led the men to three Centennial Conference titles and the women to one since taking over, and both the men and women are nationally ranked here in 2023. In Episode #161 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Colby in studio to talk about her career. They look back at her days as a competitive swimmer, talk about what it was like to lead both the men and women to conference titles in 2022, and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Eastern's Mark Birtwistle – Being the Best When Your Best is Required

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 32:15


    Mark Birtwistle has been the head women's volleyball coach at Division III Eastern University in St. David's, Pennsylvania since 1990. He has 801 career coaching wins with the Eagles and he has led his program to 23 conference titles, 21 NCAA Tournament appearances, 10 trips to the Sweet 16, three to the Elite Eight and one to the Final Four (2011). In Episode #160 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt catches up with Birtwistle to talk about his extraordinary success. They talk about how he was introduced to volleyball, what that run to the 2011 Final Four was like and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Villanova's Gina Procaccio – ‘I'm Obviously at the Right Place'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 41:55


    Gina Procaccio has been the head women's cross country and track and field coach at Villanova University since 2000. She has enjoyed all kinds of success with the Wildcats, including leading them to back-to-back cross country national championships in 2009 and 2010. Her coaching career follows her extraordinary career as an athlete. In Episode #159 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Procaccio about her career as both a competitor and a coach. They discuss how she started running, what it's like to help set a world record, what it's like to win a national championship and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Clayton High School's Joe Moore – Keeping the Boat in the Channel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 39:41


    Joe Moore has spent a decade as the head softball coach at Clayton High School in Gloucester County. On his watch, the Clippers have become a dominant force, winning back-to-back NJSIAA Group 1 state titles in 2021 and 2022, despite being one of the smallest public high schools in New Jersey. In Episode #158 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Moore into his alternate studio (his dining room) to talk about his career in coaching. They discuss the incredible success the program has enjoyed as of late, the pride the team's success has brought to Clayton (Matt's hometown) and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Kim Valenti – Running Full Speed at an Inanimate Object

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 45:14


    Kim Valenti has been the head gymnastics coach at Division III Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA since the summer of 2018. This is her first collegiate head coaching job and prior to taking over the Ursinus program, Valenti enjoyed successful stints as an assistant at Temple, Penn and MIT. In Episode #157 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Valenti in studio as they discuss her life in gymnastics. They talk about how she was introduced to the sport, what happened when she went to James Madison University to compete and they cut the program her freshman year, how she got into coaching and much more.  "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Rowan's Castagnola named Division III field hockey player of the year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 10:00


    South Jersey field hockey star Kristiina Castagnola has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Player of the Year. KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon has more. 

    ‘Keep Fighting Through Everything' - Melissa McCarthy's Field Hockey Journey to Widener University

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 39:49


    Melissa McCarthy has been the head field hockey coach at Division III Widener University since the winter of 2019. Prior to taking over the program, McCarthy served as an assistant with the Pride for five years. In Episode #156 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with McCarthy about her life in field hockey. They talk about her playing career (which is still ongoing), the adversity she faced during her college playing days, why she so loves the sport and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Larry Dougherty – Sharing Stories That Touch Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 41:49


    Larry Dougherty is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications at Temple University. He's been at Temple for some two decades and he came to the Owls after spending 15 years in a similar position at his alma mater Saint Joseph's University. In Episode #155 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Dougherty in studio to talk about his career in college athletic communications. They talk about how he got into the business, what it takes to succeed in it and what he loves about it. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    ‘You Have to Change With the Times' - Terry Toohey Reflects on Four Decades Covering Delco Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 39:31


    Terry Toohey is an assistant sports editor and sports writer for the Delaware County Daily Times. He has been with the paper since 1981, and if it has happened in Delaware County sports over the last 40+ years, chances are he has covered it. In Episode #154 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks with Toohey about his career in sports writing. They look back on his time with the Daily Times, talk about how he got into the business, and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Thomas Jefferson Rowing's Michiel Bartman – ‘An Office You Can't Beat'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 36:58


    Michiel Bartman is settling into his first year as the head women's rowing coach at Thomas Jefferson University. He joined the Rams after serving as an assistant coach at Temple. As a competitor, Bartman won three Olympic medals, including a gold, while a member of the Dutch National Team. In Episode #153 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks with Bartman about coming on board with the Rams. They also look back at his Olympic experiences, discuss why the Philadelphia rowing scene is special and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Brian O'Keefe – ‘Holy Cow, I'm Starting In The Big Leagues'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 36:48


    Brian O'Keefe was a star catcher at Saint Joseph's University. His success on Hawk Hill led to him getting drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014. After climbing the minor league ladder for years and switching organizations, he made his Major League Baseball debut and got his first big league hit in 2022 with the Seattle Mariners. In Episode #152 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks with O'Keefe about his career in baseball. They talk about the amazing 48 hours that included his big league call up, a playoff clinching celebration and his first MLB hit. They also look back at his time with the Hawks and talk about the impact SJU head coach Fritz Hamburg had on his career. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    William Thomas – Catching Up With ‘Willie T'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 30:12


    William Thomas was one of the best linebackers in recent Eagles history. He spent nine years with the Birds after being drafted in the 4th round in 1991 out of Texas A & M. During his career in Philadelphia, he consistently played at a high level and was the rare linebacker who could truly do it all.In Episode #151 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Thomas about his career in the NFL. They also discuss what he is doing now, relive some of his favorite memories from his days with the Eagles and also talk about the controversial game that proved to be the last in his NFL career. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    ‘Do What You're Good At' – Ben Feld Leads Drexel Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 43:25


    Ben Feld is the head men's golf coach at his alma mater, Drexel University. It is a role he has held since 2016. During the 2021-22 season, he led the Dragons to victories in three events and a third-place finish at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. Feld also is excelling on the links in his own right as this past summer he qualified for and played in the 122nd U.S. Amateur. In Episode #150 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Feld in studio to discuss his career. They talk about his recent run in U.S. Amateur, his career as a golfer at Drexel, how he got into coaching and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    'A Very Gratifying Experience' - Penn Head Baseball Coach John Yurkow Talks About HIs Career

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 43:37


    John Yurkow has been the head baseball coach at the University of Pennsylvania since 2013. Prior to taking things over, he served as an assistant for the Quakers for seven years. On his watch, Penn has consistently been one of the Ivy League's top programs. In Episode #149 of "1-On-1 With Matt Leon," Matt speaks with Yurkow about his career. They look back at his playing days in college at Rowan University, talk about how he got into coaching, discuss his favorite part of the job and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    "I love it so much" – Dan Dougherty leads state champion Plymouth Whitemarsh girls basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 33:43


    Dan Dougherty is the head coach of the varsity girls basketball team at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting. On his watch, the program has been one of the best in the state. That success has been punctuated this past season by a 34-0 record and a PIAA Class 6A State Championship. In Episode #148 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Dougherty about his career. They talk about that state title, how he got into coaching, how much he enjoys watching his players go on to college, and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    "Thank you for giving me my best friends": Neumann's Shannon Padula's softball journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 59:44


    Shannon Padula is preparing for her second season as the head softball coach at Division III Neumann University. She arrived in Aston, PA after five seasons as the head coach at the University of the Sciences. Prior to coaching, Padula was a star player, spending four years as one of the greatest pitchers in the history of West Chester University. In Episode #147 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Padula in studio to talk about her career in softball. They look back at her playing days, talk about how she got into coaching, and reflect on the road that led her to Neumann." 1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Kim Wilson has created a dynasty: Rowan Profs' softball coach gears up for 27th year

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 41:50


    Kim Wilson is an institution at Division III Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Heading into her 27th season, she has led the Profs to 836 wins, eight New Jersey Athletic Conference titles, and 18 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In Episode #146 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Wilson about her incredibly successful career. They talk about what got her into coaching, how she came to Rowan, and look back at some of her favorite memories with the Profs. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    Paying it forward: Ray Goon, Drexel University head women's soccer coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 44:03


    Ray Goon has been the head women's soccer coach at Drexel University since 1996 when the school reinstituted the program. This season, Goon's Dragons are off to a program-best start of 5-0-3.  In Episode #145 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Goon in studio to talk about his career in soccer. They look back at his days as a player, talk about why he decided to come to Drexel and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060

    College football preview: The Penn Quakers are hungry and bringing back an experienced squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:31


    The Penn Quakers of the Ivy League are coming off an uncharacteristic 3-7 season in 2021, but the team is looking to bounce back in the Ancient 8 in 2022, and they'll have a lot of experience coming back to help them do it. Matt Leon spoke with head coach Ray Priore to talk about his hopes for the squad and what to expect this season. The Quakers host Colgate on Saturday at Franklin Field to open the season, the kickoff is at 1pm. 

    The Delco Baseball League: 115 years of semi pro baseball in Delaware County, PA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 41:27


    Nick DuComb has been the President of the Delco Baseball League since 2015. The Delco League has a truly incredible history as a season has been played every summer since 1908. In Episode #144 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with DuComb about the Delco League. They talk about some of the familiar names that have come through the league, go over some of the incredible history and also talk about what has allowed the Delco League to thrive over all of these years. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    College football preview: 'It has to be about us' - Temple Owls ready to play tough football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 13:39


    The Temple Owls are coming off a rough 3-9 2021 season, a season where they lost their final 7 games. But the Owls have a new coach in Stan Drayton, and they will be looking to make some noise this season in the American Athletic Conference. Matt Leon talked with Stan Drayton about his 2022 squad and some of the players to watch this year. Temple's season opener is Friday night at Duke, a 7:30 kickoff. 

    "Count me in!": Saint Joseph's field hockey coach Hannah Prince relives journey to new gig

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 31:17


    Hannah Prince recently took over as head coach of the Saint Joseph's University field hockey team. She comes to Hawk Hill after serving as an assistant at Louisville and she actually spent a couple of years prior to that as an assistant with the Hawks under former head coach Lynn Farquhar, who she's now replacing. In addition to coaching, Prince was an elite-level player, spending time with both the U.S. Outdoor and Indoor National Teams. In Episode #143 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt speaks with Prince about her new gig, passion for the sport, playing career, and how she decided coaching was the right career path for her. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @MattLeon1060.

    College football preview: Big expectations for the 2022 Villanova Wildcats

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 11:19


    The Villanova Wildcats went 10-3 in 2021, winning the Colonial Athletic Association title and advancing to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. Expectations are high for the Wildcats here in 2022. Matt Leon talked with head football coach Mark Ferrante to get his thoughts on the squad and the upcoming season. The season opener for Villanova will be Friday night against Lehigh at 6 pm. It will be the first time since 2004 that the Wildcats will open a season at home. 

    College football preview: The WCU Golden Rams bring a lot of talent to the 2022 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 11:39


    The Division II West Chester University Golden Rams are coming off a 6-5 campaign in 2021, but they have a lot of talent and should be a force in the always tough Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Head coach Bill Zwaan is one of the best in the business and he is preparing for his 20th season as the Golden Rams' head coach. Matt Leon caught up with him to get some insight into his squad and how he feels about the upcoming season. West Chester's opener with Bentley will be at home, Friday night, September 2nd at 6pm.

    College football preview: Rowan University Profs enter 2022 with a chip on their shoulder

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 9:07


    The Division III Rowan University Profs are coming off an unusual down year in Glassboro, New Jersey. The Profs went 2-7 in 2021 and are looking to bounce back in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in 2022. Head coach Jay Accorsi is getting ready for his 21st season at the helm of the program, and Matt Leon sat down with Accorsi to get a feel for his 2022 squad. Rowan's season opener against Widener will be on Saturday, September 3rd in Chester, and it's a 1pm kickoff. 

    College football preview: University of Delaware Blue Hens enter new season with new head coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 11:47


    The University of Delaware Blue Hens went 5-6 in 2021, 3-5 in the rugged Colonial Athletic Association. Now, the Blue Hens have a new coach who is a familiar face. Ryan Carty is a Delaware alum – he was a member of the 2003 team that won the national championship. Matt Leon caught up with him to get a feel for what is in store for his squad this season. The opener for Delaware against Navy will be in Annapolis on Saturday, September 3rd, and it's a noon kickoff. 

    College football preview: Delaware Valley University Aggies want another dominant season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 9:04


    The Aggies of Delaware Valley University went 11-1 last season, winning the Middle Atlantic Conference title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs. The Aggie defense was elite, allowing an incredible total of 81 points in 11 games. Duke Greco is in his 9th season at the helm of the program, Matt Leon chatted with him to ask about his expectations for this season and what DelVal football is all about. DelVal's season opener against Westminster will be on Saturday, September 3rd, and the game starts at noon. 

    College football preview: Lincoln University Lions are tough and looking to surprise in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 10:02


    The Division II Lincoln University Lions are a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and coming off a 1-9 record in 2021. But that record may be deceiving, because the Lions proved to be very tough in the second half of the season. Matt Leon caught up with head coach Josh Dean who has been running the program since 2018 to get his thoughts on camp and his hopes for the season. Lincoln opens its season against Delaware State of FCS in Dover on Saturday, September 3rd, for a 2pm kickoff.

    College Football Preview: Ursinus Bears building on a promising 2021 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 12:50


    Today we're heading to Collegeville to check in with the Division III Ursinus Bears. Ursinus is a member of the Centennial Conference, and the Bears are coming off a 7-4 season that saw them earn a berth in the Centennial MAC Bowl series, where Ursinus battled Lycoming before falling short 31-23. Ursinus is coached by Peter Gallagher, and Matt Leon caught up with him to talk about this season and what he expects. Ursinus opens the season at Alvernia on Friday September 2, for a 7pm kickoff. 

    College Football Preview: Widener University Pride ready to start strong against Rowan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 9:52


    The college football season is right around the corner, and the Division III Widener Pride from the Middle Atlantic Conference are coming off a 7-4 2021 season that ended with a loss to Susquehanna as part of the Centennial MAC Bowl Series. Widener head coach Mike Barainyak is getting ready for his 4th season at the helm of the program. Their season opener against Rowan will be September 3rd at 1pm in Chester. 

    'I gotta be me:' Jimmy Reilly takes over Thomas Jefferson University men's basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 33:52


    Jimmy Reilly is the new head men's basketball coach at Division II Thomas Jefferson University. He takes over after spending 15 years as the top assistant to former head coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Herb Magee, who retired after last season. In Episode #142 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt catches up with Reilly to talk about what his first days at the helm of the program have been like, how he got into coaching, what he learned from Magee and much, more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    Paul McFadden – The (barefoot) kick is good!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 42:19


    Paul McFadden spent four seasons as the kicker for the Eagles. From 1984-1987, he connected on 73% of his field goals and 98% of his extra points and was twice voted Special Teams MVP by his teammates. Not bad for a 12th round draft pick in 1984. In Episode #141 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt catches up with McFadden to find out what he is up to these days. They also look back on his time with the Eagles, talk about why he decided to kick barefooted and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    'The Mouse Who Played Football' - The children's book by Brian Westbrook and Lesley Van Arsdall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 12:27


    Football player to children's author isn't a common career path, but former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook Sr. discovered that kids can learn a lot from his life story. He teamed up with former CBS3 anchor Lesley Van Arsdall to write 'The Mouse Who Played Football'. We caught up with the two of them to find out how this collaboration came together and why the book is so important to them. You can buy the book here. ( https://tupress.temple.edu/) "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    "Get behind the wheel and make it work": how Swedesboro's Stephen Mallozzi achieved a NASCAR dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 44:48


    Stephen Mallozzi is a Swedesboro, New Jersey native who has had a passion for racing his entire life. In July of 2022, after a long road, he made his debut as a NASCAR driver, finishing 22nd out of 36 competitors at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 150 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In Episode #140 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Mallozzi in studio to talk about his life in racing. They talk about his early days racing go karts, the impact his dad's cancer diagnosis had on him, what it was like to race at Mid-Ohio and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    Mike LaRosa - West Chester University head baseball coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 40:40


    Mike LaRosa just completed his second season as the head baseball coach at his alma mater West Chester University. It was incredibly successful as he led the Golden Rams to the Division II National Championships, advancing to the national semifinals. In Episode #139 of "1-on-1 with Matt Leon," Matt talks with LaRosa about his life in baseball. They talk about the success of this past season, how we got into coaching, his days as a player at West Chester and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    University of Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby's journey through "the fraternity of basketball in Philadelphia"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 54:27


    Martin Ingelsby is preparing for his seventh season as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Delaware. His sixth season was his most successful to date with the Blue Hens, as he led them to a Colonial Athletic Association title and an NCAA Tournament appearance. In Episode #138 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt welcomes Ingelsby into the KYW Newsradio studios to talk about his career in basketball. They look back at his playing days at Archbishop Carroll High School and the University of Notre Dame, talk about how he got into coaching, and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    How West Chester University became the 'Ivy League' of athletic training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 14:17


    Athletic trainers are incredibly important -- and not just for athletes. You can find athletic trainers at schools, hospitals, police and fire departments, performing arts education settings, and occupational health departments in any workplace and industry. And for the past fifty years, West Chester University has carved out a reputation for being at the forefront of teaching and training athletic trainers -- the 'Ivy League' of athletic training, as WCU Health Sciences dean Dr. Scott Heinerichs puts it. So how did the Harvard of athletic training end up in West Chester, Pennsylvania? What makes the program so special? And what's the future of the industry look like? Matt Leon caught up with Heinerichs to talk about it. 

    Haverford baseball head coach Dave Beccaria - Success is never an excuse to stop grinding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 48:26


    Dave Beccaria has been the head coach at Division III Haverford College since the summer of 2000. He has led the Fords to well over 400 wins, three Centennial Conference titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. In Episode #137 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks with Beccaria about his life in baseball. They look back at his days as a player, how he got into coaching, his success at Haverford and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    ESPN's Jon Crispin treasures his roots: 'Nothing like riding the firetruck' around Pitman, NJ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 75:23


    Jon Crispin is a basketball analyst for ESPN and Westwood One. He is a native of Pitman, New Jersey who starred in multiple sports at Pitman High School before going on to play college basketball at Penn State (helping the Nittany Lions reach the Sweet 16 in 2001) and then UCLA. In Episode #136 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks with Crispin about his life in basketball. They discuss his broadcasting work, look back at his days starring at Pitman High School, talk about what it was like being teammates with his older brother Joe and much, much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

    Casey Fahy finds baseball players: stories from an MLB scout, Appalachian League development director

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 51:28


    Casey Fahy is a Clayton, New Jersey native and a former standout baseball player at Gloucester Catholic High School and the University of Delaware. For 13 years he served as a scout for the Kansas City Royals and now is the Director of Baseball Development for the Appalachian League. In Episode #135 of “1-on-1 with Matt Leon,” Matt talks to Fahy about his life in baseball. They look back at his days as a player (Fahy holds Delaware's program record for stolen bases in a season with 40), talk about how he got into scouting, what his job with the Appalachian League entails and much more. "1-on-1 with Matt Leon" is a KYW Newsradio original podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter @1on1pod and you can follow Matt @Mattleon1060.

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