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A coaching basketball podcast by Coach Kevin Mondro - Coach Dro! Dro is now a coach for coaches. His goals: advocate coaches and help young coaches through the stories that these great coaching guests are sharing. Contact Info: tellmeyourstorycoach@gmail.com

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    • Sep 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    EP 88 - Adam Bauman, Director of Scouting and Analytics, The University of Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 30:20


    Coach Adam Bauman,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Adam Bauman. Coach Adam is currently the Director of Scouting and Analytics for Coach Nate Oats at The University of Alabama. And, if you watched the TBT Tournament this summer and saw Blue Collar U (the Buffalo Alumni Team) win the Championship then you saw Coach Adam as their Head Coach. Before we get going, think about this: Coach Oats allowed his exceptional, and I mean exceptional, staff member to coach a TBT team the past two seasons. And, Coach Adam just CRUSHED IT! If you are currently in a staff capacity in a basketball program, maybe an Ops position or Video or etc, it is so awesome that Coach Oats EMPOWERED Coach Adam. And, Coach Adam prepared, executed and led to the Highest Level. He has worn a few different hats with Coach Oats. Before his current role, Coach Adam spent six years as the director of basketball operations at both Alabama and Buffalo for Coach Oats. At Buffalo, Coach Adam was part of a staff that became the winningest team in program history. Prior to his time at Buffalo, Coach Adam oversaw all video coordination for men's basketball at Mississippi State from 2012-15 while also playing a huge part in organizing their recruiting database. As you soon will find out, organization is the key to Coach Adam's daily approach to his job. Coach Adam is a graduate of Southern Illinois. He was a student manager for the SIU basketball team that went to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT. He was also a part of the 2007 SIU squad that advanced to the Sweet 16. Coach Adam then joined the staff at Arizona State as a graduate assistant coach. After ASU, Coach was at Santa Clara, where in 2011 the Broncos won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament and finished with the second-most wins in school history. As you soon will find out, wherever Coach Adam has been or goes, high level winning happens! Follow Coach Adam Bauman @CoachBaumanFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroAfter Hours Entrepreneur: An Entrepreneurs Guide to 6-FiguresTake action. Build a business and life you love!Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 87 - Rob Murphy, Assistant General Manager, Detroit Pistons

    Play Episode Play 49 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 86:26


    Coach Rob Murphy, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Rob Murphy. Coach Murphy is the current Assistant General Manager of the Detroit Pistons. As of matter of fact, Coach Murphy has now held four positions with the Detroit Pistons organization: President & General Manager of the Motor City Cruise, Sr. Director of Player Personnel for the Detroit Pistons, and now Assistant General Manager. And, this has all happened over a 400-day window!  Before Coach Murphy's transition to the NBA, Coach Murphy was the Head Basketball Coach at Eastern Michigan for ten seasons. Coach Murphy is the 2nd all-time winningest coach in school history. In addition, he was the 2012 MAC Coach of the Year. Before EMU, Coach Murphy spent seven seasons as an Assistant Coach for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University. And prior to that, Coach Murphy assisted Coach Jim Christian at Kent State University for two seasons. However, it is in the City of Detroit where Coach Murphy started his coaching career. After an outstanding prep career, in both football and basketball, at Detroit Mumford in the Detroit PSL and after graduating from Central State University. Coach Murphy would win two State Championships in the city of Detroit. The first as an assistant coach at Detroit Central High School in 1998. And, Coach Murphy won a state championship, this time as a head coach, at Detroit Crockett High School in 2001. At Central State, Coach Murphy was a 2-time captain under the leadership of former NBA player, Coach Kevin Porter. Coach Murphy was recently inducted into the Central State Hall of Fame. In addition, Coach Murphy has a foundation that impacts so many youths in Detroit - the Rob Murphy Foundation. Finally, Coach Murphy is an author. Trust me, after the conclusion of this podcast, you will want to grab a copy of DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy: Alive With Purpose. Follow Coach Rob Murphy @robmurphy313Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroThe Future Is FreelanceThis show is for freelancers, sole traders, solopreneurs, digital nomads, consultants,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 86 - Harry Rafferty, Assistant Coach, University of Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 47:58


    Coach Harry Rafferty,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Harry Rafferty. Coach Harry is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach Kim Barnes Arico at the University of Michigan. Coach Arico's Wolverines are one of the most successful teams in all of College Women's Basketball.  The Wolverines are fresh off a 25-win season in which they advanced to the Elite Elite of the NCAA Tournament. Coach Harry enters his second season as an assistant coach and his fourth on staff for the Michigan women's basketball program. Coach Harry is responsible for coaching the wings at Michigan, among countless other responsibilities within the program. And, wait to you hear the massive RESPECT and ADMIRATION that Coach Harry has for Coach Arico. Quite simply, it is off the charts! Also, Coach Harry does an amazing job of describing what makes Coach Kim such an incredible leader. Before becoming a full-time assistant at Michigan, Coach Harry joined the Wolverines as a graduate manager after playing with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Miami Heat. Coach Harry loves the game of basketball. And his passion to continue to play basketball after college is a great story. Let's just say that current Miami Heat and former Michigan Wolverine, Duncan Robinson, plays a big part in his story. Finally, Coach Harry does a tremendous job offering his tips for player development, scouting, recruiting, creating player relationships, and in-game coaching. There is a passion that is quite clear in this podcast. A passion for coaching, teaching, working hard, loving the game of basketball, helping players grow as people, and for sure, empowering women. Follow Coach Harry Raffety @HarryRafferty5Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroThe Personal Finance PodcastSubscribe now and Master Your Money in Less than 30 Minutes Per Week! Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Being an EngineerIndustry knowledge & best practices that will accelerate your engineering learning curve.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 85 - Colin Shannon, Director of Basketball Operations, Oakland University

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 28:04


    Coach Colin Shannon, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Colin Shannon. Coach Shannon is currently the Director of Basketball Operations for Coach Greg Kampe at Oakland University. This is a pretty cool conversation. For starters, Coach Shannon is only 24 years old. However, I truly believe that his story can IMPACT some younger coaches. If you are a Student Manager or a Graduate Assistant or thinking about entering the world of college basketball, then this is conversation for you! Coach Shannon has been with the Oakland Basketball Program since 2016, holding roles in the following capacities: Student Manager, Assistant Video Coordinator, and Graduate Assistant. He also talks about his time as both a student manager and the the head freshman and junior varsity basketball coach at Royal Oak Shrine High School from 2016 to 2020. I am so appreciative that Coach Shannon helped coordinate past podcasts with Coach Covington, Coach Jones and Coach Smith. Without his help, I would have not been able to come to Oakland and tell their coaching stories. In conclusion, I applaud Coach Colin on many levels. To have the amount of loyalty, love and passion for Coach Kampe, his co-workers, the players at Oakland, and this university is really inspiring. Finally, you will hear that Coach Shannon truly wants to coach and he is no doubt making a lasting impact with Coach Kampe's program. Follow Coach Colin Shannon @Colin___ShannonFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 84 - Jeff Smith, Associate Head Coach, Oakland University

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 47:05


    Coach Jeff Smith, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Jeff Smith. Coach Smith is currently the Associate Head Coach for Coach Greg Kampe at Oakland University. And, everyone knows Coach Jeff as simply Smitty! Coach Smith was named the Associate Head Coach in August 2019. Before joining Coach Kampe and his incredible coaching staff, Coach Smitty spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach at Central Michigan University for Coach Keno Davis. This is Coach Smitty's second stint at Oakland. He was on the sidelines for the Golden Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach and Associate Head Coach for five sessions. And, Coach Smitty was part of a win in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. I am very eager for you to hear the amazing things that Smitty has to say about Coach Kampe. A former player and a graduate of Alma College, Smitty got his start as an assistant coach at Albion College from 1995 to 1997. He then joined the CMU program as a graduate assistant in 1997 and was promoted to assistant coach two years later. As you soon will hear, Coach Jay Smith played a major part in getting Smitty started in college coaching. Coach Smitty also worked as an assistant on Coach Jim Boylen's staff at Utah from 2007-11. I love our conversation. For starters, if you are a young coach who has been told that you can't make it in this business - then this is the conversation for you. Coach Smitty was driven to prove so many people wrong. And, he has accomplished this. There is also a level of reflection from Coach Smith that is truly incredible and inspiring. Finally, the tips that Coach Smith shares about recruiting, teaching and creating genuine relationships are simply excellent. And, you will also be screaming “LIVE in the MOMENT“ and “CHASE YOUR DREAMS” after listening to this podcast. Follow Coach Jeff Smith @SmittBonzFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Sales Bluebird for leaders and go-to-market teams at cyber security startupsTips, tricks, ideas and inspiration from legendary cyber security CEOs and CROsListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 83 - Tony Jones, Assistant Coach, Oakland University

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 44:29


    Coach Tony Jones, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Tony Jones. Coach Jones is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach Greg Kampe at Oakland University. And, everyone knows Coach Tony as simply - T JONES! Coach T Jones has been a college coach for 24 Seasons. And, I can't wait for you to hear him talk about how he got his break in Division I basketball. Trust me, it is a great story! Coach T Jones has been with Coach Kampe for 5 seasons. Before coming to Oakland, Coach Jones had assistant stops at Auburn, Tennessee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Toledo, and Buffalo.  And, Coach Jones has been part of massive success. Coach Jones has been to the postseason 11 times, including eight NCAA tournament appearances, four NCAA Sweet 16, and one NCAA Elite Eight appearance. While at Tennessee, Coach Jones was the interim head coach for eight games. And, T Jones won five straight SEC wins. Coach Jones was also an exceptional high school coach before he went to Auburn. He started his coaching career at his alma mater, Detroit Southwestern High School, where he assisted Coach Perry Watson.  In addition, he was an AAU Coach for Team Michigan. The relationship that Coach Jones and Jalen Rose developed during this time turned into a lifelong friendship. Finally, the amount of knowledge that Coach Jones provides about his approach to being an assistant coach, on recruiting, and creating relationships with the players he coaches is simply OUTSTANDING. I have so much RESPECT for COACH JONES and I am truly humbled that he would take time out of his schedule to share his story and help young coaches! Follow Coach Tony Jones @TJonesLiveFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroStories and Strategies for Public RelationsCommunication is in every facet of our daily business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Sales Bluebird for leaders and go-to-market teams at cyber security startupsTips, tricks, ideas and inspiration from legendary cyber security CEOs and CROsListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 82 - Mychal Covington, Assistant Coach, Oakland University

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 46:46


    Coach Mychal Covington, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Mychal Covington. Coach Covington is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach Greg Kampe at Oakland University. I had the pleasure to come to Oakland University and sit down with Coach Covington - or Coach Cov - as everyone knows him. Coach Covngton played for Coach Kampe, at Oakland from 1998 to 2002. A product of Pontiac, Michigan, Coach Covington finished eighth in the country with 7.1 assists per game during his senior season, ending his career with 514 assists. Coach Covington helped lead the Golden Grizzlies to the Mid-Con regular season title in their inaugural year of Division I competition in 1999-2000. Coach Covington was named assistant coach at Oakland on August 9, 2017. Before Oakland, Coach Covington coached for eleven years at Pontiac High School, Melvindale Academy for Business and Technology High School and Cornerstone Health and Technology High School. He also spent six years as head coach of AAU's Detroit Stars Basketball Club. In addition, Coach Covington coached with the Family AAU Team. Instantly, you are going to be mesmerized with Coach Cov's opening remarks on why he coaches - it is absolutely incredible. And, truly, this conversation is filled with endless knowledge and great advice from Coach Cov. I have had the good fortune of knowing Coach Covington's father. I know, for a fact, that his dad is so proud of the OUTSTANDING coach and man that Coach Covington has become. Follow Coach Mychal Covington @CovMykeFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroManaging Dental Drama PodcastOwning, operating, and managing a dental practice can be difficult and sometimes...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Empowering NonprofitsMy mission is to empower those who empower others! Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 81 - Shane Clipfell, Head WBB Coach, Western Michigan University

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 37:24


    Coach Shane Clipfell, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Shane Clipfell. Coach Shane is currently the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Western Michigan University, serving as Head Coach since 2012. Coach Shane has won 17 or more games five times and is currently third on the program's all-time coaching wins list. And, he is closing in on becoming the Broncos all-time win leader. As you will soon hear, this past season Coach Shane had 10 Academic All-MAC selections. And his team posted a term GPA of 3.6. Before becoming the Head Coach at Western Michigan, Coach Shane assisted Coach Suzy Merchant for fourteen seasons. First, he coached alongside Coach Merchant at Eastern Michigan for nine seasons. At EMU, together the Eagles won 160 games, including three 20-win seasons. Coach Shane then spent the final five  seasons with Coach Merchant at Michigan State University. With the Spartans, Coach Shane was the Associate Head Coach for his final three years in East Lansing. While at MSU, the Spartans captured their first outright Big Ten title in school history in 2010-11 and advanced to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments.The amount of respect that Coach Shane has for Coach Merchant is this podcast is simply WONDERFUL. Before Coach Shane's tenure with Coach Suzy Merchant, Coach Shane was a Head Coach at Colon High School and Glen Oaks Community College. As many of you know, I had the chance to assist Coach Fred Castro this past season at Eastern Michigan. And, I became a huge fan of Coach Shane. And, there are a couple reasons, which we cover in this conversation, why I respect Coach Shane so much. I was so determined to highlight this great coach, husband, father, grandfather and man. I am truly honored that Coach Shane would allow me to share a small part of his coaching story. Follow Coach Shane Clipfell @ShaneClipfellFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroManaging Dental Drama PodcastOwning, operating, and managing a dental practice can be difficult and sometimes...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 80 - Pat Baldwin, Assistant Coach, Georgetown University

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 41:19


    Coach Pat Baldwin, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Pat Baldwin. Coach Pat is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach Patrick Ewing at Georgetown University. I had the pleasure of working with Coach Pat for three seasons at Loyola University Chicago. And, if you know Pat - then you know he loves his family, the game of basketball and rolling up his sleeves and going to WORK! Earlier in this conversation you are going to learn where Pat developed this amazing work ethic. Quite simply, Pat learned this from watching his father, growing up in Leavenworth, Kansas. Coach Baldwin is a 1994 graduate of Northwestern and was one of the top players in school history. Pat ranks 1st in school history in steals, 2nd assists and 20th in points. And, Coach Baldwin was a three-year team captain for Coach Bill Foster. After playing professionally overseas, Coach Baldwin started his coaching career at Lincoln University in Missouri with Coach Bill Pope. Coach Pat would then have stops at Wisconsin-Green Bay for Coach Tod Kowalczyk, Loyola Chicago for Coach Jim Whitesell, and Missouri State for Coach Paul Lusk. Coach Pat would then return to his alma mater to assist Coach Chris Collins. And, in year four with the Wildcats, he helped Coach Collins lead the program to their 1st NCAA Appearance. Coach Pat then would spend the next five years as the Head Coach of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Patrick and his wife, Shawn, have four children: Patrick Jr., Tatum, Brooke and Claire. And, Patrick Jr. was recently selected as the 28th Pick in the NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. As you soon will hear, Coach Baldwin loves to coach. And, his "it is not four years, it is forty years” philosophy will instantly hold your attention. However, there are so many wonderful moments of reflection and vulnerability that makes you want to root for Coach Baldwin and the Georgetown Hoyas this season. Finally, the advice that Coach Baldwin offers in regards to parenting and his relationship with his son is simply tremendous. Follow Coach Pat Baldwin @CoachBaldwin23Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroManaging Dental Drama PodcastOwning, operating, and managing a dental practice can be difficult and sometimes...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Empowering NonprofitsMy mission is to empower those who empower others! Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 79 - Steve Wojciechowski, High Level Leadership Thoughts for ALL Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 39:31


    Steve Wojciechowski,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Steve Wojciechowski. Or, as everyone knows him as simply Coach Wojo. I am so thankful that Coach Wojo was able to take some time out of his schedule to have this conversation. Coach Wojo is a 1994 Graduate of the Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore, Maryland. And, wait to hear Coach Wojo talk in detail about how his recruitment changed forever during a visit to Ypsilanti, Michigan. Steve was a 1994 McDonald's All-American who chose Duke as his college destination. Playing for Coach K, Coach Wojo was named the NABC defensive player of the Year in his senior year. Wojo was the team captain of the 1997-1998 Blue Devils team. A team that went 32-4 and finished #1 in the AP regular season rankings. This Duke team reached the South Regional final, losing to the eventual champion, Kentucky, 86–84 in an incredible NCAA Tournament game. After his playing career concluded, Wojo returned to Duke to assist Coach K. Over a 14-year span with Coach K and his Duke Program, Coach Wojo was part of two National Championship wins in 2001 and 2010. Wojo was part of 441 wins at Duke during his coaching career. And, On April 1, 2014, Coach Wojo was hired as the Head Coach of Marquette University. Coach Wojo would serve as the leader of the Golden Eagles for seven seasons - winning over 125 games and being part of two NCAA Tournaments. What you are about to hear are SERIOUS LEADERSHIP LESSONS from a High-Level Coach who has spent time REFLECTING on his personal career and his in-depth thoughts on LEADERSHIP. Coach Wojo shares his thoughts on having a CLEAR MIND in CHAOS, creating CLARITY, and his amazing thoughts on TIME and ENERGY. And quite simply, how your goal should be to become a GREAT COACH - NOT based on your current Title or Level. TRUST ME, this is a HIGH-LEVEL LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION by Coach Wojo!Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroRags To RichesRags To Riches will help to develop a ‘have-everything' mindset. Dominate in any industry.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Content JefeA podcast that helps online business owners make better content and more money.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 78 - Kiefer Haffey, Assistant WBB Coach, University of Detroit Mercy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 40:29


    Coach Kiefer Haffey,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Kiefer Haffey. Coach Kiefer is currently an assistant coach for Coach Kate Achter at the University of Detroit Mercy, who was recently hired as head coach for the Detroit Titans. As you soon will find out, this 28-year-old coach is a super talented young coach. As a matter of fact, prior to being hired at Detroit Mercy, Coach Haffey spent four seasons as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. At Concordia, Coach Haffey built a program that won 62 games in a four-year span. And, he led his team to 53 wins in the last three seasons, winning 19 games this past season. Coach Haffey earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Wayne State University in 2017 and a Master's Degree in Sport Administration from the University of Michigan in 2020. At Wayne State, Coach Kiefer was a student manager for Coach David Greer and his men's program. And as you will soon hear, Coach Greer, Coach Neely, Coach Haralson, and Coach Smothers all IMPACTED Coach Haffey greatly. The respect that Coach Haffey has for Coach Kate and his co-workers are off-the-charts in the conversation. Finally, wait until you hear Coach Kiefer talk about player development, coaching with energy, and his thoughts on recruiting, networking and simply being a great assistant coach for Coach Kate and her players.Follow Coach Kiefer Haffey @haffeykFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroChaos to Clarity“Chaos to Clarity”! There's a ton of entrepreneurial advice out there. Too much! Here...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify End Hype with Callye KeenCallye shares 15 years experience launching products and growing businesses.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 77 - Will Vergollo, Assistant Coach, Wayne State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:15


    Coach Will Vergollo,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Will Vergollo. Coach Will is currently an Assistant Coach at Wayne State University for Coach Bryan Smothers. Coach Will just started at Wayne State this past July. Before becoming a Wayne State Warriors coaching staff member, Coach Will assisted Coach LaVall Jordan at Butler University since the 2017 season. At Butler, Coach Will was the Bulldog's basketball analyst. In addition, Coach Will spent the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach in an interim capacity. Before his time in the Big East, he was with Coach Jordan at UW-Milwaukee as an assistant who helped the Panthers advance to the Horizon League Tournament Championship game in 2017. Before working for Coach Jordan with the Panthers, Coach Will spent three years as the video analyst at Michigan with Coach Beilein, during which the program reached the NCAA Tournament twice, including a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2014. Finally, Coach Will was also an assistant coach for Patrick Beilein at West Virginia Wesleyan in 2012. Before his coaching career began, Coach Will spent six years with the Wolverine basketball program--two years as Michigan's graduate manager and four years as a student manager. As you will soon discover, Coach Will is a sharp and talented coach. To me, this is a coach who understands why he coaches. And I can't wait for you to listen!Follow Coach Will Vergollo @W_VergolloFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroTake Stock! Presented by CommusoftTake Stock is the podcast where diverse industry leaders share the top trends, ideas,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Chaos to Clarity“Chaos to Clarity”! There's a ton of entrepreneurial advice out there. Too much! Here...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Freight FamousHost Justin Bailie talks with guests on how to build, scale & automate a trucking businessListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyHoops Fight ALS Alumni Members of Michigan Basketball - Fighting ALS! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 76 - Perry Watson, Hall of Fame Head Coach, Detroit Southwestern High School & Detroit Mercy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 91:54


    Coach Perry Watson, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Perry Watson. Coach Perry Watson began his coaching career at Detroit Southwestern High School in 1978.  At Detroit Southwestern, Coach Watson won 301 games. Detroit Southwestern won two State Championships in 1990 and 1991. And, Coach Watson was awarded the USA Today National Coach of the Year in 1991. At Detroit Southwestern, Coach Watson coached incredible players such as Jalen Rose, Voshon Leonard, Howard Eisley and so many more great players. Coach Watson then went to the University of Michigan to be an Assistant Coach for Coach Steve Fisher. With Michigan, Coach Watson coached in back-to-back National Championship Games. After his time with the FAB 5, Coach Watson was selected as the Head Coach of Detroit Mercy. He coached the Titans for 15 seasons and retired as the second-winningest head coach in Titan history. Under his leadership, Coach Watson's teams defeated St John's and UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. In 2014, Perry Watson was inducted into the Detroit Mercy Hall of Fame. Employee Survival Guide®A Podcast only for employees. Mark shares information your employer does not want you knowListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Take Stock! Presented by CommusoftTake Stock is the podcast where diverse industry leaders share the top trends, ideas,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Chaos to Clarity“Chaos to Clarity”! There's a ton of entrepreneurial advice out there. Too much! Here...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Freight FamousHost Justin Bailie talks with guests on how to build, scale & automate a trucking businessListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify End Hype with Callye KeenCallye shares 15 years experience launching products and growing businesses.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyHoops Fight ALS Alumni Members of Michigan Basketball - Fighting ALS! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 75 - Hassan Nizam, Head Coach, Macomb Community College

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 45:20


    Coach Hassan Nizam,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Hassan Nizam. This 27-year-old coach is simply known by his players and so many in the Michigan basketball scene as Coach Niz. Coach Niz is currently the Head Coach at Macomb Community College. And, Coach Niz is fresh off leading his program, for the first time in the program's history, to a MCCAA State Championship. As you soon are going to find out, the Energy and Commitment that his Young Coach BRINGS DAILY to the Macomb program is simply off the charts. A product of Dearborn Fordson High School, Coach Niz has been coaching since he was 17. Actually, he knew that he wanted to be a coach when he was in the 5th grade. In 2016-2017, Coach Niz went from the JV Coach at his alma mater to become an assistant for then Coach Taylor Langley at University of Michigan-Dearborn. Coach Langley is currently the head coach at Graceland University. And at the age of 22, Coach Niz was named the Head Coach at Roseville High School. At Roseville, Coach Niz was the youngest head basketball coach in the state of Michigan. During his four years as a High School Coach, Coach Niz guided the program to three district titles and the school's first regional championship while winning close to 60 games. Coach Niz also has coached at the AAU Level with The Family and the Michigan Warriors. Right away you are going to hear that Coach Niz talks about getting the MOST out of people. Throughout the entire conversation, Coach Niz speaks so passionately about helping his players grow on and off the court. Specifically, the level of skill work that they do with their players is tremendous and a must-listen for younger coaches. To me, there is nothing better than having a conversation with a young coach who is coaching for the right reasons. And, Coach Niz is going to INSPIRE a ton of young coaches today via this conversation. I know at 47 years of age, he inspires me!Follow Coach Hassan Nizam @coach_nizFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroEmployee Survival Guide®A Podcast only for employees. Mark shares information your employer does not want you knowListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Why Don't You Want My Stuff?Do you want to know the secrets of the secondhand subculture, everything about...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyHoops Fight ALS Alumni Members of Michigan Basketball - Fighting ALS! Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 74 - Jay Shunnar, Assistant Coach, Cleveland State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 40:28


    Coach Jay Shunnar,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Jay Shunnar. Coach Jay is currently an Assistant Coach at Cleveland State University for Coach Daniyal Robinson. Coach Jay spent the last two seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Butler University for Coach LaVall Jordan. Before his tenure with the Bulldogs, Coach Jay was the special assistant to head coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. As you soon hear in this conversation, Coach Jay has a special connection to Coach John Beilein. In addition, to working alongside Coach Beilein in the NBA, Coach Jay was a graduate assistant with Coach Beilein at the University of Michigan. I can't wait for you to learn How Coach Jay got his start at Michigan. Before Michigan, Coach Jay was a high school coach at age 26 at Ann Arbor Huron High School. Prior to this, Coach Jay was splitting time as an assistant high school coach and working as an engineer. With the belief of his tremendous high school coach, Coach Waleed Samaha, Coach Jay knew he had to be a college coach. This a great introspective into the mindset of an assistant coach in the midst of starting his on-the-floor coaching journey. However, after you hear Coach Jay‘s thoughts on positive energy, creating player relationship, and individual workouts, Coach Jay sounds like a seasoned pro. Finally, Coach Jay's examples on why he asks countless questions is explained so well. And, Coach Jay's tip on building genuine relationships will have all coaches writing down this amazing tip.Follow Coach Jay Shunnar @JayShunnarFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroBecome a Media MavenIf you're tired of seeing your competition in places you would love to be mentioned or...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Employee Survival Guide®A Podcast only for employees. Mark shares information your employer does not want you knowListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyHoops Fight ALS Alumni Members of Michigan Basketball - Fighting ALS! Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 73 - Joe Pechota, Head Coach, Siena Heights University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 50:29


    Coach Joe PechotaIn this episode, you'll hear from Coach Joe Pechota. Coach Pechota is currently the Head Coach at Siena Heights University. Coach Joe has been the head coach at this tremendous NAIA university for over a decade now. Coach Joe has coached NAIA All-America Honorable Mentions Keith Jordan Jr. and DeMarco Dickerson. He has also coached five All-WHAC selections. Coach Joe came to the Saints after seven seasons as the head coach for Brescia University, an NAIA Division II team in Owensboro, Kentucky. Under Coach Pechota's leadership, Brescia appeared in two consecutive Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference finals. Coach Joe coached six Bearcats to NAIA All-America honors. Prior to coaching at Brescia, Coach Pechota was at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne where he transitioned from assistant to associate head coach to interim head coach during his six seasons at IPFW. Coach Joe played for Concordia University. Immediately, you will find out that Coach Joe coaches to help his players grow. Specifically, to grow players and people. And, there are a couple of themes in this conversation that demonstrate how he helps his guys grow. First, wait to hear how he talks about CONFRONTATION in leadership. This is, for sure, a growth mindset leadership approach. And, I can't wait for you to hear him give his thoughts on COMMITMENT. Just wait for you to hear him talk about Commitment versus Convenient. Quite simply, he weaves this topic from the middle of the podcast to the very end. It is outstanding. I firmly believe that coaches can coach - no matter at what level. Coach Joe is another great example to illustrate my belief. Follow Coach Joe Pechota @CoachJPechotaFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroStuck in the Weeds of Your Business?Running a business brings problems and more problems - listen for solutions and strategiesListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Global Podcast EditorsThe LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats are twice a month on YouTube. It's a rotating...Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Hoops Fight ALS Alumni Members of Michigan Basketball - Fighting ALS! Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 72 - Jim Whitesell, Head Coach, University at Buffalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:27


    Coach Jim Whitesell,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Jim Whitesell. Coach Whitesell is currently the Head Coach at the University at Buffalo. Coach Whitesell just completed year three as the leader of the Bulls. And, Buffalo has been one of the best mid-major basketball programs over the last decade. Before becoming the Head Coach at Buffalo, Jim was the Associate Head Coach for Coach Nate Oats at Buffalo. Coach Whitesell is on the verge of being a college head coach for 30 years. In the Chicagoland area, Coach Whitesell was the Head Coach at Elmhurst University, Lewis University, and Loyola University Chicago. He was the head coach for 24 years at these terrific D3, D2, and D1 institutions. However, as you soon hear, it was Coach Jim's eight years as an assistant coach after being a head coach that propelled him to his current success as the Head Coach of Buffalo. Coach Whitesell had the pleasure to assist Coach Oats, Coach Steve Lavin (St. John's), and the late Coach Rick Majerus (St. Louis). And, wait to hear the ultimate respect that Jim describes working for Coach Majerus. It is pretty special. Coach Whitesell does an amazing job of presenting some tangible tips for young coaches. Coach Whitesell is a positive energy coach and you are going to feed off his energy. In addition, Coach Jim is also a meticulous note-taker and learner. His thoughts on visual learning are really good. Finally, Coach Whitesell has such great love and empathy for his players at Buffalo. And, the ways that he shows them his love is excellent and relatable for all coaches. That being said, wait to hear Coach Jim's current mindset with his assistant coaches. Again, to me, a must-listen for all coaches, specifically head coaches. Follow Coach Jim Whitesell @jim_whitesellFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroBeing Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for EntrepreneursDiscover what it takes to start and grow your own business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify TIME - Travel Industry Mentor ExperienceThis Podcast shares TIME experiences, inspiration and much more . The Travel Industry...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 71 - Manny Dosanjh, Assistant Coach, Western Michigan University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 34:47


    Coach Manny Dosanjh,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Manny Dosanjh. Coach Manny is currently an assistant coach for Dwayne Stephens at Western Michigan University. Coach Stephens was recently hired as the new head coach at WMU. Coach Manny comes to WMU after 2 years as a Graduate Assistant Coach for Coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State University. At MSU, Coach Manny worked side-by-side with Coach Stephens. Coach Stephens was one of the top assistant coaches in all college basketball. Before coming to the Spartans, Coach Manny coached at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada. In the 2019-20 season, Manny served as the associate head coach for an Orangeville Prep team which sent seven players to NCAA DI programs and won an Ontario Championship. Coach Manny is from Brampton, Ontario. If you are currently a Graduate Assistant Coach, this is truly the podcast for you. Coach Manny shares his advice on how to approach the GA job. The level of respect he has for Coach Stephens, Coach Izzo, and the MSU Basketball staff resonates throughout this entire podcast. And, wait until you hear how Coach izzo instilled a sense of belief in Coach Manny that he could be a Division I assistant coach. In addition, Coach Manny shares his thoughts on networking. Quite simply, it is a must-listen for young coaches. At 47 years of age, I was taking notes from this 27-year-old assistant coach. Finally, it is refreshing to hear the mindset of a 1st-year college assistant coach. The respect that Coach Manny has for his co-workers is simply spectacular. Follow Coach Manny Dosanjh @CoachMannyDFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroWeiss AdviceLearning from the Best in Real Estate, Business, and Beyond. Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyJersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 70 - Walter Offutt, Assistant Coach, Illinois State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 41:38


    Coach Walter Offutt,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Walter Offutt. Coach Walt is currently an assistant coach for Coach Ryan Pedon at Illinois State University. Coach Pedon is the new head coach for the Redbirds. And, Coach Walt was one of his first hires. Coach Walt was a great high school player at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis playing for Coach Scott Heady. Walt started his career at Ohio State and then transferred to Ohio University. At Ohio, Walt was part of the 2011-12 team that won 29 games. In addition, Walt and his teammates defeated Michigan and South Florida in the NCAA Tournament. In the Sweet 16, Coach Walt scored 26 points vs North Carolina. After his playing career ended, Coach Offutt embarked on his coaching journey. And after completing his second Master's Degree at the University of Illinois as a Graduate Assistant for Coach John Groce, Coach Walt went to Ball State to be the Director of Operations for Coach James Whitford. Then, Coach Walt secured his first assistant coaching position at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for Coach Lamont Paris. Coach Walt is coming off three incredible seasons at the University of Toledo under the leadership of Coach Tod Kowalczyk. Coach Walt does a sensational job of giving all the above mentioned coaches  true credit for shaping who he is as an assistant coach. It is remarkable to hear him describe all the wonderful coaching lessons that have been shared with him. And if you are a young coach who is looking for some lessons from a high level assistant coach, Coach Walt is your guy. Coach Walt so gracefully talks about his approach on scouting, skill development and recruiting. Finally, Coach Walt talks about being CONSISTENT. It is a great reminder for all coaches, leaders, and professionals. Trust me, Coach Walt is consistently good from the start to the end of this podcast! Follow Coach Walt Offutt @WalterOffuttFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroMonetize MediaThe show for creators and new media founders who want to grow and monetize their...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Anti Agency Podcast - Stories Of Doing Business DifferentlyInterviews & stories of disruptive tactics & strategies to help you start your business.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyJersey Mike's Jamaica Classic MTE Basketball Tournaments in Jamaica, St Pete's, and Soon for Women's Basketball Programs Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 69 - LaVall Jordan, Man of God, Husband, Father & Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 39:01


    Coach LaVall Jordan,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach LaVall Jordan. Coach Jordan played at Albion High School in Albion, Michigan. LaVall and his teammates went to back-to-back Michigan High School Final 4's. As you will soon learn, Coach Jordan is all about winning. As a player at Butler University, Coach Jordan played in 3 NCAA tournaments and 1 NIT Tournament. He was a part of 91 wins at Butler. At the time, he was the winningest player in school history. After a two-year professional career, Coach Jordan returned to Butler as the Director Of Basketball Operations. After one season, LaVall was promoted to Assistant Coach. Working alongside then Assistant Coaches Brad Stevens and Matthew Graves for Head Coach Todd Lickliter, Butler advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007, losing to Florida (the eventual National Champions). After a three-year tenure with Iowa in the Big Ten, Coach Jordan transitioned to the University of Michigan under Coach John Beilein. At Michigan, Coach Jordan was arguably one of the elite assistant coaches in all of college basketball. He helped the Wolverines reach 5 NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the 2013 Final Four and National Championship Game. As you might expect, Coach Jordan was hired as the Head Coach at Milwaukee. In his only year at Milwaukee, Coach Jordan led the Panthers to the Horizon Tournament Championship. Coach Jordan returned to his alma mater to become the 24th Head Coach in the History of Butler. Coach Jordan led the Bulldogs to the NCAA and NIT Tournament. In addition, before Covid struck the country, Coach Jordan's team was as ranked as high as 5 in the National polls. After all the above accolades, you will find out that Coach Jordan is as humble as they come. A man of deep faith, Coach Jordan talks so eloquently on why he coaches. And, coaching is what he does, not who he is. Wait until you hear him break this analogy down. Furthermore, Coach Jordan's approach on being an assistant coach is maybe the best definition of loyalty that I have heard yet. Finally, if you are truly into teaching - no matter what sport you coach - wait to hear Coach Jordan talk about Mindset and Skill Set. This is a high-level conversation from a coach who sees something special in everyone he encounters! Follow Coach LaVall Jordan @LaVall_JordanFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroReality Life with Kate CaseyThree times a week I interview directors, producers, and stars from unscripted television.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Enthusiasm ProjectDeep dives exploring the world of what it means to be an independent creator.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    EP 68 - Greg Kampe, Head Coach, Oakland University

    Play Episode Play 28 sec Highlight Listen Later May 23, 2022 48:43


    Coach Greg Kampe,In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Greg Kampe. Coach Kampe is currently the Head Coach at Oakland University. This past season marked his 38th year as the Head Coach of Oakland. After the recent retirement of Coach K, Coach Kampe is currently the second longest-tenured Head Coach in Division 1 basketball, only behind Coach Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University. Coach Kampe has 664 wins. Greg was named the head coach at Oakland when he was 28. He has been to the NCAA D1 Tournament three times and the NCAA D2 Tournament four times. I could not be more excited that Coach Kampe spent close to 40 minutes with me. We recorded this podcast right before his keynote address at Detroit Athletic Club for a group of educators. The topic of his speech was "Leadership, Should that Template Be Changed?" Wait until your hear Coach Kampe addresses this speech. In addition, Coach Kampe discusses why having Non-Negotiable is the core of his basketball program. Also, Coach Kampe breaks down the keys that he thinks are successful for an assistant coach. Do you want your players to become better shooters of the basketball? Coach Kampe shares some simple reasons why his players shot the ball so well from the three-point line. Finally, Coach Kampe, who is so active on social media, discusses why he is so passionate about giving back and making an impact in the community. This is an honest 40-minute conversation with an elite basketball coach and leader. Follow Coach Greg Kampe @KampeOUFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 67 - Dean Lockwood, Associate Head Coach, Michigan State University

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 49:56


    Coach Dean Lockwood, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Dean Lockwood. Coach Lockwood is currently the Associate Head Coach for Coach Suzy Merchant at Michigan State University. Coach Dean just completed year three with the Spartans. In addition, Coach Lockwood just finished year 40 in the college coaching profession. Dean has spent the last 18 years on the women's side. Before coming to East Lansing, Coach Lockwood assisted Coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, where he helped the Lady Vols capture two national championships. In addition, Coach Lockwood coached 26 WNBA Draft picks in Knoxville. Before becoming one of the most accomplished women's basketball assistant coaches in the country, Coach Lockwood coached on the men's side. Specifically, he was the head coach at Northwood University and at Saginaw Valley State University and coaching stops with the men at Army, Tennessee, and Central Michigan. From the opening tip of this podcast, you will fall in love with this incredible transformational coach. Quite simply, throughout the conversation, his passion for his players, his head coaches, the game of basketball, and people resonates. A lifelong learner, Coach Lockwood offers incredible insight into transitioning from the men's to the women's sidelines. Furthermore, Dean's tips for young coaches on the power of words when coaching, post play, recruiting, and teaching are well thought out. This is a high-level basketball coach, no matter who he coaches, who so passionately directs this podcast and will surely inspire you to coach, wherever you are at, at a much higher level. Follow Coach Dean Lockwood @Coach_LockwoodFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 66 - John Tharp, Head Coach, Hillsdale College

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 59:17


    Coach John Tharp, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach John Tharp. Coach Tharp is currently the Head Coach at Hillsdale College. Hillsdale is fresh off an Elite 8 NCAA D2 appearance. Coach Tharp has been the Head Coach at Hillsdale for the past 15 seasons. As a matter of fact, John has been a Head Coach for 28 years. John was the Head Coach at Lawrence University when he was 24 years old. I can't even imagine being a Head Coach at 24! Coach Tharp is the all-time win leader at Hillsdale. And, he has never had a losing season at Hillsdale. This podcast is living proof why Coach Tharp has had so much success in his head coaching career. As you soon will hear, Coach Tharp is an extremely humble head coach. So many times in this podcast he gives glowing accolades to his coaching staff, both past and present. And, it is special to hear how he EMPOWERS those who work for him. In addition there are some high level examples of leadership in this conversation. Coach Tharp leadership techniques such as Vision, Expectations, Standards, Mission Statement and Core Values. Everything that Coach Tharp describes, in regards to leadership, is so practical for your own program, your business, or even your own family. Trust me, it is really good! Finally, Coach John Tharp is a basketball coach and just wait until you hear him get so excited talking about how Hillsdale College plays. This is a jam-packed 45-minute conversation with an ELITE 8 level Head Coach. Follow Coach John Tharp @HCChargersFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Jordan Harbinger ShowApple Best of 2018-Learn the stories, secrets & skills of the world's most fascinating pplListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 65 - Phil Martelli, Jr., Associate Head Coach, Bryant University

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 55:19


    Coach Phil Martelli, Jr., In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Phil Martelli, Jr. Coach Phil is currently the Associate Head Coach for Coach Jared Grasso at Bryant University. Bryant University is fresh off an incredible season: NEC Conference Champions, NEC Conference Tournament Champions, and an NCAA Tournament Appearance. Coach Martelli just completed year four at Bryant. Coach Phil played for his dad, Coach Phil Martelli, Sr., at Saint Joseph's University. At Saint Joe's, Coach Phil was a co-team captain in 2002-03 and played in two NCAA Tournaments. After his playing career concluded, Coach Phil went right to the sidelines. At the age of 22, Coach Phil was an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State. As a matter of fact, Coach Phil was the youngest assistant coach in the country at the time. Coaching stops at St Joe's, Delaware, Niagara, Manhattan, and the G League, Coach Phil has made quite an impact through the Northeast. In the opening minutes of this podcast, you will hear that Coach Phil loves being part of a team. And this concept of being a team truly resonates throughout this entire conversation. It is a great reminder for all of us. It is also truly special to hear Coach Phil talk about what makes Coach Grasso such a great leader at Bryant. Trust me, we are all going to follow the Bryant program. In addition, wait to hear the amount of respect that Coach Phil has when he talks about his dad, his mom, his wife, and his entire family. Finally, the tips that Coach Phil provides for young coaches are so impressive. And, the conclusion of this podcast is so inspiring. Wherever you are currently coaching, no matter the level or gender or whatever, Coach Phil is going to simply inspire you to coSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Jordan Harbinger ShowApple Best of 2018-Learn the stories, secrets & skills of the world's most fascinating pplListen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 64 - Jamie Quarles, Assistant Coach, University at Buffalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 43:10


    Coach Jamie Quarles, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Jamie Quarles. Coach Jamie is currently an assistant coach for Coach Jim Whitesell at the University at Buffalo. Coach Jamie is in year five at this tremendous Mid Major basketball program in the MAC Conference. Right from the opening tip of this podcast, you will learn that Coach Quarles fell in love with the game of basketball when he was a little boy. As early as age six, Coach Jamie was in the gym non-stop with his first coaching mentor, his father. Coach Jamie does a beautiful job depicting the type of coach that his great, later father was. Coach Jamie played at Augusta University. This tremendous D2 university is in a super competitive league. And at Augusta, Coach Jamie got his start in college coaching and learned the profession. I can't wait to hear how Coach Jamie was able to get hired by Coach Nate Oats at Buffalo. It is truly an incredible story. Coach Jamie gives some really good background on working for both Coach Oats and Coach Whitesell. Coach Jamie says that he is a mild-mannered, no ego type of guy who is a team player. I think that he is a rising star. The insight that he gives to young coaches on player development, developing player relationships, recruiting, and preparing to become a head coach one day is simply exceptional. In addition, the behind-the-scenes information that Coach Jamie provides about how he is the Offensive Coordinator at Buffalo is really good. It might even have you rethinking how you attack your upcoming season. Finally, the end of this podcast is so inspiring. I truly can't wait to hear his simple tips for young coaches. No matter what level you coach or what position you are at, you will never give up! Follow Coach Jamie Quarles @UBCoachJFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 63 - Jason Owens, Assistant Coach, Missouri State University-West Plains

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 51:16


    Coach Jason Owens, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Jason Owens. Coach Owens is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach Jared Phay at Missouri State University-West Plains. Coach Owens joined the West Plains Coaching staff in the Summer of 2020. As you soon will hear, I have known Coach Owens since he was a little guy - actually when Coach Owens was seven years old. Jason's Dad, Coach Derrick Owens, is a hall of fame coach in Michigan - winning four State Championships and coaching countless players to college. I can't wait for you to hear Coach Jason's admiration for his father! Jason played college basketball at Siena Heights in Michigan. Siena Heights is a terrific NAIA program. Jason was a two-year team captain and all-conference player for Siena Heights. Coach Owens's coaching career is deep with experience at all levels. Jason has coached at Neosho Community College, Siena Heights, Central Michigan, Moberly Area Community College, Pittsburg State University, and Southeast Missouri State University. Right off the bat, you will instantly connect with Coach Owens. He makes it loud and clear that “Developing the Total Person” is at the core of his coaching philosophy. And the leadership to Coach Jason is simply “Getting to a Young Person's Heart.” Wait for Coach Owens's daily mantra; which is simply: “Take the Stairs.” It is a tremendous mindset. Trust me, you will debate taking the elevator over the stairs! However, this extremely descriptive mindset defines every day, every profession move, and every life move that Coach Owens makes. Finally, the countless coaching personal experiences that Coach Owens shares for younger players are sensational. If you have worked for a demanding head coach or boss, then this podcast will stop you in your tracks! As Coach Owens bluntly says: “Are you going to stop coaching and start pouting?” Wait until you hear this inspiring professional advice. I am convinced that West Plains is fortunate to have Coach Owens in their program. As a matter of fact, Any Head Coach or Athletic Director would be LUCKY to Have Coach Owens COACHING in their basketball program!Follow Coach Jason OwensSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 62 - Ryan Sims, Assistant Coach, IPFW

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 41:26


    Coach Ryan SimsIn this episode, you'll hear from Coach Ryan Sims. Coach Sims is currently an assistant coach for Coach Jon Coffman at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). IPFW was the Co-Regular Season Champions in the Horizon League this past season. Quite simply, IPFW, under the incredible leadership of Coach Coffman, is a stellar mid-major basketball program. Coach Ryan has been at IPFW since the age of 22. And the love that Coach Sims has for Coach Coffman and IPFW oozes out in this podcast. You can feel it! Coach Ryan played for his dad, Coach Ray Sims, at Snider High School in Indiana. Wait until you hear Ryan's admiration for his dad and the countless funny lines about his dad too! However, when you hear what Coach Ray Sims told his son every day when he came home from being a GA for Coach Dane Fife at IPFW will stop you in your tracks. Ryan played college basketball for Coach Dan Dakich at Bowling Green and Coach Stan Gouard at Indianapolis. And after his playing days were over, Coach Ryan started on his coaching journey. This is a coaching journey that started in kindergarten. Ryan Sims is 34 years old. However, he has twelve years of knowledge and experience that he openly shares in this podcast. If you are a young coach, wait to hear about how Coach Sims talks about player development. The terms “equity” and “pro talk” will be on sticky notes in your office. Finally, Coach Sims walks us through his recruiting mindset. In a word of “offering” players quickly, this is a detailed approach to finding the right fit for Coach Coffman and IPFW. Coach Sims ends and starts the podcast with his thoughts on “relationships.” I hope you get a chance to connect with Ryan Sims this off-season; he is - for sure - a future head coach! Follow Coach Ryan Sims @CoachRySimsFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Simpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 61 - Chris Fowler, Assistant Coach, Northern Arizona University

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 46:52


    Coach Chris Fowler. In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Chris Fowler. Coach Fowler is currently an assistant coach for Coach Shane Burcar at Northern Arizona University. Chris was hired at Northern Arizona in the Summer of 2020. And, as you soon will hear, Chris is an extremely talented young assistant coach. I was beyond impressed with him in our conversation. At 27 years of age, Coach Fowler, not me, sounds like the 20-year veteran coach. However, I should not be really that surprised. Chris Fowler was a terrific player for Coach Keno Davis at Central Michigan University. A four-year team captain at CMU, Coach Fowler finished his career at CMU as: the all-time assist leader, all-time leader in free throws made, all-time leader in free throws attempted, third all-time in steals, and fifth all-time in points. As an opposing coach against Chris for four seasons, I can say he was truly one of the most incredible players that I have ever coached against. Quite simple, he was the ultimate floor general. It is super cool to hear how his dad molded this amazing attribute at the age of six. After Coach Chris played overseas, Chris embarked on his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant for Coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State. With the Spartans, Coach Fowler was part of back-to-back Big 10 Championships and a 2019 Final Four appearance. As multiple guests on the podcast, the insight that Coach Chris shares about Coach Izzo and his staff is so fascinating. And for younger coaches, wait to hear how Coach Fowler was hired by Coach Shane at NAU. You'll also hear Coach Fowler touch on his version of guard play, how he has conversations with his players, his scouting approach, how he gives suggestions, collaboration with the staff, and some key characteristics that he looks for on the recruiting trail. The admiration that he shares for his college head coach and staff and AAU coaches who paved the way for him is first class. I can't say it enough, this is a first class young coach who is destined to be a head coach very soon!  Follow Coach Chris Fowler @CoachCfowlerFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach Simpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 60 - Rex Walters, Basketball Analyst for Westwood One, FS1 & Oakland U. Former FAU, USF Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 48:00


    Coach Rex Walters, In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Rex Walters. Coach Rex is currently an analyst for Westwood One, FS1, and Oakland University. He was also an accomplished player for Northwestern and Kansas. And, under the guidance of Coach Roy Williams, Coach Rex played in the 1993 Final Four. Coach Walters was selected as the 16th pick in the 1993 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. After a seven-year playing career, Coach Rex started his coaching career as a high school assistant coach in Kansas (Blue Valley NW High School). After a short high school career, Coach Rex made his journey in college. After assistant stops at Valparaiso and Florida Atlantic, Coach Rex was named the Head Coach of Florida Atlantic in April 2006. After back-to-back winning seasons, Coach Rex was named the Head Coach of the University of San Francisco. Coach Walters led the Dons for eight seasons. And twice he had 20-plus win seasons and was named the WCC Coach of the Year in 2014. After his tenure in San Fran, Coach Walters assisted Coach Stan Van Gundy in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans. As you can tell, Coach Walters coaching experience is extensive and impressive. And, he is open about so many topics in this conversation. If you are a young coach, wait to hear what Coach Rex feels are important traits of an assistant coach. In addition, his love, respect and admiration for Roy Williams, Homer Drew, and Stan Van Gundy is so powerful. Finally, the level of vulnerability and openness that Coach Rex talks about in this podcast is truly admirable. Coach Rex loves to put players and the team in positions to be successful. He also shares how Coach Van Gundy is so great at getting players to be the best versions of themselves. Trust me, we are all going to be so much better coaches and leaders after listening to Coach Rex Walters.  Follow Coach Rex Walters @CoachRexWaltersFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Simpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. NABC Championship Basketball Clinics Attend a NABC Basketball Clinic this SpringBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 59 - Blake DuDonis, Head Women's Basketball Coach, University of Wisconsin River-Falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 47:10


    Coach Blake DuDonis,In this episode, you'll hear from Blake DuDonis. Coach DuDonis is currently the Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Coach Blake just completed year three as the leader of this D3 program. In the opening remarks of this podcast, I always say: “The Podcast Where We ADVOCATE COACHES and HELP YOUNG COACHES LEARN from the Coaches Telling these Stories.” I can't wait to advocate for Coach Blake. Coach Blake's family is basketball 24/7. His wife, Carly Thibault-DuDonis is the Associate Head Coach for the Minnesota Gophers. His father-in-law, Mike Thibault is the Head Coach of the Washington Mystics in the WNBA. And his brother-in-law, Eric Thibault is the Associate Head Coach of the Mystics. I always remind Carly and Blake that there probably is never a conversation within their family that does not center around coaching, teacher, or leading! However, Blake's individual path to being a Head Coach is a product of hard work and determination. Quite simply, Blake has coached at every level - D1, D2, D3, and High School. Coach Blake has been a scout, manager, volunteer assistant, assistant coach, and head coach. Coach Blake had three stops as a college assistant: Merrimack, Gardner-Webb, and Buffalo. Trust me, this is a must-listen podcast about a coach who has figured out his coaching philosophy. And, why is that philosophy so intriguing and special to me? It is a philosophy built on LOVE. The reason why Coach Blake coaches is truly inspiring. In addition, Coach Blake's thoughts on how he treats his players and earns their trust are really insightful. If you want to learn about how to improve your own player's relationships, then this podcast is for you. Finally, the unique thoughts that Coach Blake has on winning is really something to wrap your head around. Wait until you hear how he approaches this. High-level thinking from a very authentic and genuine coach. I encourage everyone to follow him on Twitter, you will learn daily from him. By the way, you might just start putting pineapples on your pizza soon too! Follow Coach Blake DuDonis @BlakeDuDonisFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Simpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 58 - Coach Larry Farmer, 44 Years of College Coaching & Lessons Learned Playing for Coach John Wooden

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 56:49


    Coach Larry Farmer, In this episode, you'll hear from Larry Farmer. Coach Farmer recently retired after a great 44-year coaching career. After a terrific high school career in Denver, Coach Farmer attended UCLA where he played for the legendary coach, John Wooden. At UCLA, Coach Farmer was a part of teams that won three straight National Championships. UCLA had a 89-1 record during this three-year span. As a matter of fact, Coach Farmer just returned back from UCLA; celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1972 National title team. After being drafted in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers and in the ABA by the Denver Nuggets, Coach Farmer played professionally in Germany. However, early on, Coach Larry knew that he wanted to coach. Returning to his alma mater,  Coach Farmer was an assistant coach at UCLA from 1973 to 1981. And, at the age of 30, Coach Farmer was named the Head Coach of UCLA. Coach Farmer was a college Head Coach for 12 Seasons: at UCLA, at Weber State, and at Loyola Chicago. He also has been an assistant at UCLA, at the University of Hawaii, at Rhode Island, at North Carolina State, and at Western Michigan, as well as an assistant coach for the NBA's Golden State Warriors. This podcast is an incredible reflection of some of the great teachings of Coach John Wooden. And, Coach Larry Farmer is indeed a teacher of the game of basketball and life. Wait until you hear Coach Farmer talk about topics such as: being patient, be enthusiastic, how to be demanding but not demeaning, and how to be encouraging. Whereas, we all talk about our teams being fundamental. The real life examples that Coach Farmer shares about how the fundamentals were such a key ingredient to Coach Wooden's success will have you rethinking how you approach your own team. Finally, the concept of “We and Us versus I and Me” is such a wonderful ending to the podcast. This teamwork mindset is such a great reminder for your team and family. Oh by the way, at the conclusion of this podcast, I promise that we will all be pulling out our pencils again. Coach Farmer ends the podcast with a massive tip on why he always used a pencil and how we should be always thinking about our post practice notes! To Book Coach Farmer for Speaking Engagements: Contact Coach Larry Farmer at https://www.larrycSimpsons is Greater ThanA podcast about the impact of The Simpsons. Plus, interviews with people from the show.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Smart Passive Income PodcastWeekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 57 - Adam Call, Assistant WBB Coach, George Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 43:50


    Coach Adam Call,In this episode, you'll hear from Adam Call. Coach Call is currently an assistant women's basketball Coach for Caroline McCombs at George Washington in the Atlantic 10. Coach Adam is in year one at GW. Last season, Coach Adam was at Stony Brook and the prior four seasons, he was at Eastern Michigan, including two as the Associate Head Coach. Coach Call came to EMU after spending two seasons as an assistant at Stony Brook. Before Stony Brook, Coach Adam was the Director of Player Development at the University of Washington, Director of Basketball Operations at Northwestern, and Video Coordinator at TCU. Adam graduated from the University of Oklahoma. With the Sooners, Adam was a student manager with the program. As you can tell, Coach Call has massive experience - at all levels. The son of a teacher and bricklayer, Coach Adam is a teacher who is constantly trying to bring the best out of his players. As you will soon find out, Coach Adam believes that the core of his coaching is having the mindset of a teacher. It is really cool to hear how he is constantly trying to push his players to see what they are truly capable of. As Coach Adam says: “To see their path before they even do.” How did Adam learn this? Of course, coaches in his life helped him envision becoming a successful coach. Wait until you hear the term: "Building Sweat Equity." A great reminder that if we truly want to help the players we coach get better, we have to invest the time with them. It was also very refreshing to hear Coach Adam talk about how he treats his players as equals. At the core, he is constantly trying to earn their trust by simply listening to them. Being an authentic and genuine person is really important to Coach Adam Call. And, no doubt after listening to this conversation, you will know that Coach Adam accomplishes this goal. Follow Coach Adam Call @AdamjcallFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 56 - SPECIAL BONUS POD - Coach Brad Stevens, How to Win in March

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 28:11


    Coach Brad Stevens,In this episode, you'll hear from Brad Stevens. This SPECIAL BONUS PODCAST is simply about tips for coaches as they approach March. As we all know, we want to be playing our best basketball in March.  I am very fortunate that Brad Stevens would take time off his schedule to offer his thoughts on how teams can win in March. Coach Stevens is currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics. In addition, Coach Stevens is coming off an eight-year run as their Head Coach. Coach Stevens won over 350 games and led the Celtics to three Eastern Conference Final appearances. Before becoming an NBA Head Coach, Coach Stevens was the Head Coach at Butler University for six seasons. Brad's success at Butler was simply incredible: five NCAA Appearances, two NCAA Final Fours, and back-to-back NCAA National Title game appearances. Actually, Coach Stevens has a career college winning percentage of close to 80 percent. The conversation that Brad and I have is a wonderful deep dive into some specific ways that Brad prepared his Butler teams to win in March. So many of us have heard about the Butler Way. Brad so eloquently breaks down that the Butler Way was really about TEAM. It is a great perspective into how when teams come together and collectively focus on one goal: that is, winning. Wait until you hear Coach Stevens talk about how he tried to get his players to play with a clear mind. Brad does a masterful job explaining why he believes that having three team meetings was a big part of his process when preparing on short turnarounds in the NCAA Tournament. Many of us admire Coach Stevens for his calmness and positivity on the sidelines. It is pretty special to hear Coach Stevens give his thoughts on coaching with poise. What is your coaching thought process on Special Situations? I am excited for you to hear how Brad approaches these moments. Did you ever wonder how Brad constructed the famous Butler ball screen continuity offense? Pretty cool to get this insight. Finally, throughout the podcast, you are going to hear Coach Stevens say the words "simple" and/or "simplify" multiple times. It is remarkable to hear how Coach Stevens was able to prepare his teams to win in March. This is a 25-minute conversation with a basketball coach who is a high-level coach and elite leader.Follow Coach Brad Stevens @BCCoachStevensFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 55 - SPECIAL BONUS POD - Coach Archie Miller, How to Win in March

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 27:41


    Coach Archie Miller, In this episode, you'll hear from Archie Miller. This SPECIAL BONUS PODCAST is simply about tips for coaches as they approach March. As we all know, we want to be playing our best basketball in March. I am very fortunate that Archie Miller would take time off his schedule to offer his thoughts on how teams can win in March. Coach Miller was named the head coach of the University of Dayton at the age of 35. He has 10 years of head coaching experience at Dayton and Indiana University. Coach Miller is no stranger to advancing in March. Coach Miller led the Dayton Flyers to post-season play five times. As a matter of fact, four of his Dayton teams won over 24 games and went to the NCAA Tournament. His 2013-2014 team went to the Elite 8. As an assistant coach, Archie Miller was no stranger to post-season play either - working for the likes of Darrin Horn (Western Kentucky), Herb Sendek (North Carolina State and Arizona State), Thad Matta (Ohio State), and Sean Miller (Arizona). Coach Archie grew up in an amazing coaching family. His dad, John, won over 650 games as a high school coach in western Pennsylvania. And his brother, Sean, had an illustrious coaching career as the Head Coach of Arizona and Xavier. Today, Archie and Sean host their own podcast called “Next Play, with the Miller Brothers." Trust me, it is a high-level basketball conversation by two amazing coaches. As you soon will hear, Archie Miller is a 365-day coach. In today's podcast, he shares details on how he built and led his Dayton basketball program. And, you'll learn these details have translated to how his teams performed in March. Finally, Coach Miller provides endless tips for coaches approaching March. Wait to hear about his thoughts on tournament related topics: how to play a team for the second or third time, how to play a team that may have beaten you already, how to prepare on short prep, and so on. And, the insights that he shares about Next Play Mentality on the court and even in life is an added bonus. Archie Miller will soon be a Head Coach again. And, I can't wait to follow his program. Follow Coach Archie Miller @Archie_MillerFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 54 - Bill Sall, Head Coach, Calvin University

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 39:19


    Coach Bill Sall, In this episode, you'll hear from Bill Sall. Coach Sall is the Head Coach at Calvin University. For those who don't know, Calvin is one of the best Division III basketball programs in the country. As a matter of fact, Coach Sall is an alum of Calvin. At Calvin, Bill scored over two thousand points, had seventy straight double-figure games, and was an All-American. This season Coach Sall and his Calvin Knights are in the midst of another terrific season. Coach Bill Sall is no stranger to running a successful basketball program. And, Coach Sall is closing in on over thirty years as a coach. Early in his career, Coach Sall was an assistant coach at Calvin, Ferris State, and Hillsdale. Coach Sall was the Head Coach for Ferris State for eleven seasons. At Ferris State, Coach Sall recorded over 170 wins, four division titles, and three trips to the DII NCAA Tournament. In addition, Coach Sall was the Head Coach at Northern Michigan for six seasons. At this Division II program in the upper peninsula of Michigan, Coach Sall rebuilt the Northern Michigan basketball program. As many know, Northern Michigan is where Hall of Fame Coach Tom Izzo played. In my conversation with Coach Sall, you are going to learn about a coach who is willing to share all of his secrets. Whether it is discussing how he gets his players to play so hard for him, how he tackles a time out, how he has learned to manage coaching a game, his thoughts on recruiting or his thoughts on raising four wonderful children in a time-consuming profession, Coach Sall directs all of his comments to young coaches. Finally, this is a podcast about change. A head coach who is honest about the changes he has made as coach. Quite simply, it is a tremendous honest introspective from Coach Sall that will have you looking at your own coaching philosophy. And, the final minutes of the podcast is a must listen. Coach Sall‘s thoughts on how he creates long-lasting real relationships with his former players is simply beautiful. This is a podcast about more than wins and losses.Follow Coach Bill Sall @baskejoneFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 53 - John Spruance, Assistant Coach, Southern Indiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 49:54


    Coach John Spruance,In this episode, you'll hear from John Spruance. Coach John is currently an assistant coach for Coach Stan Gouard at the University of Southern Indiana. Coach John is in year two with Coach Stan. Before USI, Coach John was with Coach Stan at the University of Indianapolis for two seasons. In addition, Coach John spent five seasons working for Coach Scott Trost at Lewis University. Coach Spruance's journey to Lewis is simply a product of hard work, determination, and perseverance. After a two year playing career at one of the best D3 programs in the country, Hope College, Coach John went back and forth trying to figure out if the coaching industry was his true calling. Stand by for the amount of incredible honesty that Coach John depicts about his coaching journey. Ultimately, a lifelong family friend and mentor, Coach Ryan Marks, persuaded and encouraged John to pursue his passion. Wait until you hear how Coach Marks guided a young Coach John. It is truly some high level coaching. Indeed, Coach John HAD to be a coach. And, this podcast is living proof that Coach is doing a great job of being a coach. The amount of loyalty that he has for his current boss, Coach Stan, is simply inspiring. And, the amount of practical advice that Coach John has for younger coaches is a must listen. Finally, wait to hear how John talks about “how Excellence is a Process not a Destination''.  High level thinking from a tremendous assistant coach that you can use with your current team, position, and in everyday life. It is an amazing end to the podcast. Follow Coach John Spruance @coachspruFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 52 - Drew Denisco, Assistant Coach, Eastern Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 43:04


    Coach Drew Denisco,In this episode, you'll hear from Drew Denisco. Drew is currently an assistant coach for Coach Stan Heath at Eastern Michigan University. Coach Drew is in year one with Coach Heath at EMU. Coach Denisco knew that he would coach the game of basketball at the age of ten. After one season of playing at Wittenberg University, Coach Drew started his college coaching journey as a student assistant coach at the age of nineteen. As you soon will find out this is a podcast about finding your niche and working so hard in your niche that the people around you - ultimately go to bat for you. After a graduate year at Cleveland State, it is at the University of Akron for Coach Keith Dambrot where Drew became enamored with his niche: video. After his tenure with Akron, Drew went to the Cleveland Cavaliers to work in their video department. For three seasons, Drew's basketball mind expanded learning under three NBA coaches. In addition, with the Cavs, Coach Denisco rolled up his sleeves and worked. Sleeping four nights a week in the Cavs practice facility became the norm for Drew. Quite simply, his goal was to make sure the Cavs staff had all the necessary video breakdowns on the desk, as soon as they entered the building in the morning. In addition, Drew never left the court until the last Cavs player was finished - getting the extra shots they needed. Oh, by the way, Coach Drew shares an incredible LeBron James story in the podcast. How Coach Denisco got to Michigan State and Coach Tom Izzo's program is a complete must-listen for young coaches looking to make the climb in this profession. You are going to learn the power of the recommendation and Coach Drew shares some examples from his past interviews. Finally, as much as Coach Drew carved his way in this profession, this is a conversation about a young coach who was ready to be a coach when he received his shot at EMU. The amount of respect and loyalty that he has for Coach Heath and his fellow co-workers at EMU is simply inspiring. Follow Coach Drew Denisco @CoachDeniscoFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 51 - Chris Hunter, Director of Basketball Operations, University of Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 35:08


    Coach Chris Hunter,In this episode, you'll hear from Chris Hunter. Chris is currently the Director of Basketball Operations for Coach Juwan Howard at the University of Michigan. Chris is in year eight with the Wolverines. And, Chris has had the opportunity to work for both Coach Howard and Coach John Beilein. As you soon will hear, Chris is a Michigan Man. A graduate of Michigan and a four-year player at Michigan, Chris embarked on a professional basketball career that was a product of massive determination to get to his ultimate dream: that is, playing in the NBA. After stops in Switzerland, Poland, and Belgium, Chris returned to the United States to play with the NBA Development League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. And in 2009, he was named to the 2009 NBADL All-Star Team. Through endless hard work and massive self-belief, Chirs participated in two training camps with the New York Knicks. And, during the 2009-10 season, Chris made it to the NBA. Coach Hunter played in 60 games, starting nine, with the NBA's Golden State Warriors. After his professional career was over, Chris instantly knew that he wanted to give back and do the same that so many coaches in his own life had done for him. In this conversation, Chris depicts so many interesting behind-the-scenes facts that confirm why Coach Howard's Wolverines were Big 10 Champions and an Elite 8 team last season. Coach Hunter's perspective on the importance of details and culture will, for sure, have you evaluating your own coaching philosophy. After listening to Coach Hunter, you will appreciate that this is a man of deep thought and introspective. Coach Hunter's thoughts on the “big picture” are as good as anything that has been shared on this podcast. Trust me, this is a must-listen. Whether you are in competitive athletic leadership or leading your office or leading your own family, Chris's comments on this topic are simply terrific. As a matter of fact, the last ten minutes of this action-packed leadership-driven podcast are so good. And guess what? Chris is as humble as they come. To me, this podcast is evident why Chris Hunter is adored by his co-workers and players at the University of Michigan. I am so fortunate to share a small part of his coaching story.Follow Coach Chris Hunter @biggame_hunterFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 50 - Charlie Henry, Assistant Coach, University of Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 36:26


    Coach Charlie HenryIn this episode, you'll hear from Charlie Henry. Coach Henry is currently an assistant coach for Coach Nate Oats at the University of Alabama. Coach Charlie is in year three with this top twenty-five nationally-ranked basketball program. As you soon will hear, Coach Nate Oats gave Coach Henry his first start in coaching. Coach Oats offered Coach Henry an assistant position at Romulus High School right after his playing days ended at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. However, Charlie Henry knew that he wanted to be a coach at the tender age of five years old. Growing up and watching his dad, Chuck, coach his high school team, Charlie's first love has always been coaching. Right after getting his feet wet in the coaching profession, Coach Henry immediately set forth on an action packed coaching journey. Quite simply, his ten-year resume is absolutely incredible: Graduate Assistant at Utah for Coach Jim Boylen. Video intern for Coach Frank Vogel at the Indiana Pacers. Graduate Assistant, Player Development, and Assistant Coach for Coach Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State. Oh by the way, at the time, Coach Henry was the youngest assistant coach in the Big 12. Assistant Coach for Coach Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls. And, finally, Head Coach of the Windy City Bulls in the G-League. This is a young assistant coach who is destined to be a Division I head coach very soon. However, nothing in this podcast is about Coach Henry. Charlie is so complimentary of the Head Coaches that he has learned under and the co-workers that he has also had the pleasure to work alongside. In addition, this conversation is an incredible inside look at Coach Nate Oats and his Alabama basketball program. The amount of ownership that Coach Oats gives his staff is so eye opening. Finally, so much of this podcast is about serving. Whether it is preparing his players to play a game or helping his players get better, Coach Henry is determined to help his players become the best version of themselves. And, trust me, we are all going to be better coaches and leaders after listening to this future head coach.Follow Coach Charlie Henry @Charlie_Henry_Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 49 - Carly Thibault-DuDonis, Associate Head Coach, University of Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 33:48


    Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis,In this episode, you'll hear from Carly Thibault-DuDonis. Coach Carly is currently the associate head coach at the University of Minnesota for Coach Lindsay Whalen. Coach Whalen was recently nominated to be a member of the 2022 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Coach Whalen  just had an emergency appendectomy. Wishing Coach Whalen a speedy recovery and a Hall of Fame election in the near future! As a result, Coach Thibault-DuDonis served as the acting head coach and led the Gophers to a Big Ten victory last week. As you soon will hear, this will not be the only win of this future head coach's career. Coach Carly has been around the game of basketball and coaching her entire life. A 2013 graduate of Monmouth, where she made 166 three pointers, Coach Carly entered the coaching profession immediately after her playing career concluded. Carly's dad, Mike, is simply one of the most successful WNBA coaches ever. Coach Mike is currently the WNBA Head Coach of the Washington Mystics. Prior to Minnesota, Coach Carly has worked for an incredible list of coaches. She spent two seasons at Mississippi State for Coach Vic Shaefer. With the Bulldogs, Coach Carly helped Coach Shaefer to the Final Four and national title game in both of her seasons in Starkville. Before her success in the SEC, Coach Carly worked for Coach Tory Verdi at Eastern Michigan (Assistant Coach) and Coach Sue Semrau at Florida State (Director of Recruiting Operations at Florida State). Coach Carly's experience is beyond impressive but the amount of gratitude and respect that she has for her father, her current boss and past bosses is so obvious in this conversation. In addition, Coach Carly demonstrates some terrific insights on defense, scouting and recruiting, However, her passion to connect with her players is so wonderful. Quite simply, the best part of her busy and hectic days is the time that she spends with her players! Follow Coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis @CTbowFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 48 - Randy Baruth, Head Coach at Saginaw Valley State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 43:10


    Coach Randy BaruthIn this episode, you'll hear from Randy Baruth. Coach Randy is currently the head coach at Saginaw Valley State University. Coach Baruth is in year ten at this terrific Division II basketball program. And, Coach Randy and his squad is off to a great start this season. Fresh off defeating a Division I program (for the first time in school history), Coach Randy has a team that is poised to compete for a conference championship this winter. As you soon will hear, Coach Baruth does an excellent job of telling his coaching story. Instantly you will learn that Randy is a teacher at heart. Coach Randy was a 4th grade teacher and boys and girls basketball coach in South Dakota that loved his job and teams but simply wanted to be involved in coaching 24/7. Before becoming the head coach at Saginaw Valley, Coach Baruth was mentored by Tim Miles, Don Meyer, and Larry Krystkowiak. He does an honorable job of depicting the impact that these coaches have made on his coaching development. If you follow Randy on Twitter, you will see that his Twitter bio is empowering:  “Father, Husband, Brother. Toughness. Communication. Preparation. Servanthood. ATTITUDE/EFFORT.”  Wait until you hear how Coach Randy breaks down so many of these keywords that he lives and coaches by. Coach Randy's thoughts on game preparation are a must listen. And his simple thoughts on recruiting are really practical for young coaches. Finally, the level of vulnerability that Coach Randy shares about his coaching journey is really inspiring. This is a head coach who is in year ten that is always trying to evolve to be a better coach, leader, and mentor to the young men in his basketball program. Get your notebooks ready, this is not a podcast just about X and O's. This is a podcast about leadership and truly serving others. Follow Coach Randy Baruth @CoachBaruthFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 47 - Lonnie Griffin, Head Coach at Northwood University

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 42:18


    Coach Lonnie GriffinIn this episode, you'll hear from Lonnie Griffin. Coach Griffin is currently the head coach at Northwood University. This is year two for Coach Griffin as the leader of the Northwood program. As you soon will find out, this is a podcast about determination. Quite simply, how bad do you want to be a coach? Coach Griffin will share his own personal story of determination and drive to reach his goal. Right off the bat, as a student assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University, Coach Lonnie knew that he had to create his own personal coaching brand. During coaching stops at Central Michigan University, Alma College, Grand Valley State University, Delta College and Northwood, Coach Lonnie dove two feet in on recruiting. Quite simply, he made it a quest to know every player in the state of Michigan. Coach Lonnie's tips for young coaches on recruiting is a must listen! Lonnie also has established his own core coaching philosophies and shares them openly in this podcast. Helping his players grow is his mission. At times, getting this growth from his players takes honest conversations. However, Coach Griffin is committed to help his players go from young men to men on and off the court. Wait until you hear Coach Griffin talk so passionately about the culture of his program. And how CULTURE starts with him! Incredible insight. Finally, this is a great conversation about the love and respect that Coach Griffin has for his coaching staff. Humbling to hear a head coach so willingly learn even from his own staff. On a personal note, Coach Griffin is a genuine person who has worked so hard to achieve his goal. I am super excited to share his coaching story. Truly, good things happen to good people! Follow Coach Lonnie Griffin @CoachLGriffFollow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDro Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMoneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

    EP 46 - Todd Simon, Head Coach at Southern Utah University

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 41:08


    Coach Todd Simon,In this episode, you'll hear from Todd Simon. Coach Simon is the head coach at Southern Utah University. Coach Todd is entering year six as the leader of their basketball program. Fresh off of a Big Sky Conference Championship, the reigning Big Sky Coach of the Year took 35 minutes out of his busy schedule to break down his coaching philosophies. Besides being Coach of the Year in the Big Sky, Coach Simon was honored last season as the NABC District 6 Coach of the Year. He also won the 2021 Jim Phelan Award, and was a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award and the Hugh Durham Award. In the opening minutes of this podcast, Coach Simon talks about how the goal of their program is to lead the nation in relationships. As a matter of fact, he wants he and his staff to have transformational - not transactional - relationships with all of the players in their program. As you will soon find out, Coach Todd is a breath of fresh air. To him, the mental health of his players is at the top of his list as he approaches each day. And, he is driven to make the game of basketb