A Pen And A Napkin-Episode #200 Bob Hurley Sr.
Episode #200; hard to believe that we've gotten to this milestone number! In celebration of that, I was fortunate enough to connect with the Naismith Hall of Famer Bob Hurley Sr. and have a great discussion about the game. We chat about his career, the importance of clinics, coaching and mentoring his sons, the influence of Coach Wooden on his career, practice organization and shell drill, amongst many other things. Coach was generous enough to give me a good chunk of his time, and I hope that you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I enjoyed doing it!
A Pen And A Napkin-Episode #199 "The Two Princes"
In a first for "A Pen And A Napkin", we sit down with a current high school player and her coach . . . who just happens to be her mother. Britt Prince has been a dominant player since day one of her high school career, and a rare 5 Star recruit by most services. Recruited by most of the Power 5 schools in the country, Britt recently committed to the University of Nebraska. Hear Britt's story of how the recruiting process went, things the family considered when making this decision, playing for her mom and alot more! Great conversation with a great coach and a great player!!
A Pen And A Napkin-Episode #198 Craig Wortmann
This week we're really excited to have Craig Wortmann, GBB HC at Hartington Cedar Catholic (NE) to talk hoops. Coach Wortmann and I discuss being a former Division I walk-on who A) actually started multiple games and B) went through a coaching change in college and how both of those experiences have affected his philosophies. Along with that, we discuss playing a tough schedule, running a set based offense, the importance of the weight room and much more!
A Pen And A Napkin-Episode #197 Rashon Burno and Bart Lundy
This week, we have a great two part episode with two up and coming mid major coaches in Northern Illinois MBB HC Rashon Burno and Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Bart Lundy. Coach Burno discusses his background from the legendary St. Anthony's (NJ) program and his relationship with the Hurley family, along with Billy Donovan, rebuilding the Northern Illinois program and much more! Coach Lundy comes on in the second half of the pod to chat about his own journey, lessons learned along his journey and how he's developed as a coach, game day procedures and how he and his staff evaluates a game and much more. You're really going to enjoy these two terrific coaches!
A Pen And A Napkin-Episode #196 Marlon Stewart
Excited to have Oregon State MBB AC Marlon Stewart on the podcast this week! Coach Stewart comes from the Bennett/ Montana coaching tree, and he shares with us alot of his philosophy. We discuss half court defense, recruiting against the "Blue Bloods", being involved in your community, building a great culture and much more. Great stuff to mine from this podcast!