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Hondo Handy’s Podcast

Hondo Handy’s Podcast

By Al Hondo Handy
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of athletes across the country, Recreation Professionals stories throughout the nation, the importance of youth sports coaches certification and Good Sportsmanship in youth sports, how youth sporting tournaments and events can improve the local business economy and how Ocean City Amusements and Attractions can benefit both locals and visitors
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Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Keve Aluma. His professional basketball start in Japan.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting, including residential and commercial Power-washing presents the 113 episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of basketball star Keve Aluma from Stephen Decatur High School, to the Wofford College Terriers, to the Virginia Tech Hokies, to the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and to continuing his professional basketball career in Japan. Aluma was a two-time All-ACC performer for the Hokies. He earned his first undergraduate degree in human development from Virginia Tech in May 2021. He is currently working on his second undergraduate degree in sociology.
13:56
August 09, 2022
Defying Expectations #2
This episode shared the journey of my decision to attend Stephen Decatur, an all white high school, or follow in the footsteps of my family members and attend Worcester High School, an all black high school before integration.
04:03
August 08, 2022
Defying Expectations
This episode talks about the reason for writing my brand new book, Defying Expectations. How family played a big role in my life, overcoming challenges and how hard work can often overcome talent.
02:48
July 28, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Eduardo Martinez, Stewardship Area Manager for Miami Dade
Meet Eduardo Martinez. Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City, Maryland presents 110th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Eduardo Martinez, sometimes known as Eddie, a Stewardship Area Manager for Miami Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Space, in Miami, Florida, where he has been for the past 33 years. He has two B.S. Degrees from Florida International University, one in Criminal Justice and a second Public Administration. He also has a Masters from Florida International University in Public Administration. He is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator with the National Alliance for Youth Sports. He was selected to be a part of the inaugural CYSA Leadership Committee. The committee is the stepping stone to improving youth sports abroad.
34:02
June 12, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast share the story of Dani Dennis Sutton, an All American Football Defensive End.
Meet Dani Dennis Sutton. Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City presents the 109th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Dani Dennis Sutton a 5-Star All American Football Defensive End. He is headed to Penn State to enter his freshman year to focus on his academics and play football. Dani, grew up in Delaware, finished his career playing at McDonough High, a private School, in Owings Mills, MD. But his athletic skills at age 13 saw him playing basketball. In an AAU tournament near Washington D.C. his then 6’4” size caught the eyes of the coaches from Kevin Durant's AAU basketball team. He joined Durant's team and soon after McDonough High School coaches took notice and his football career begin. After a great career at McDonough he has played in All American games in San Antonio, TX and Hawaii. He had two outstanding showing. Now the 6’5” 250 pounds defensive lineman, after being recruited by teams across the country, including Alabama and Georgia, has decided to stay on the East Coast and is headed to the Penn State Nitty Lions to play for Coach James Franklin.
20:25
June 06, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Rachel Kollasch, Director of Day Services at Richcroft Inc
Meet Rachel Kollasch. Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 108th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Rachel Kollasch, the Director of Day Services at Richcroft Inc. She begin this position Jan 2022. In this position she provides day supports that are recreational in nature to adults with disabilities. She received her B.S. and Masters from Frostburg State University. She is an experienced Certified Recreation Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the Therapeutic Recreation industry as a front line staff and manager. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Social Services, Group Therapy and Event Planning. She was the manager of her high school mens basketball and mens lacrosse team’s, which included recording the stats and anything the teams needed. When attending Villa Julia (Stevenson University), she was one of their mens basketball managers with the responsibility of recording the stats. She handled the books.
35:42
May 21, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Ian Postley, the Six Annual Film Festival Cover Designer
Meet Ian Postley. Ocean City Center for the Arts presents the 107 Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the story of Ian Postley, an Illustrator, a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and Delaware College of Art and Design with an AFA in Illustration. He is the 2022 'Fellow for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion' in part with the Art League of Ocean City. He is the Sixth Annual Ocean City Film Festival Cover Designer.
35:29
May 12, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Brian Anderson, Baltimore City Local Program Director.
Meet Brian Anderson. Residence Inn by Marriott presents 106th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Brian Anderson, Baltimore City Local Program Director. Brian graduated from Salisbury University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and International Relations. He also earned his Masters at Salisbury in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolutions. He attended Kennesaw State University to receive his Doctor of Philosophy.
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May 06, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of award-winning journalist, Mitchell Northam.
Meet Mitchell Northam. Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City presents 105th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Mitchell Northam, a Digital Content Producer for WUNC in North Carolina. He attended Colonel Richardson High School, Wor-Wic Community College, and Salisbury University. In addition to his stint at the Delmarva Daily Times, his work has been featured at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Orlando Sentinel, SB Nation, Sports Illustrated, NCAA.com, Pittsburgh Sports Now, and Slam Magazine. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and a voter in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll for women’s college basketball.
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April 28, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Bill Regan, owner of Red Sun Apparel Inc.
Meet Bill Regan. Red Sun Custom Apparel presents the 104th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the story of Bill Regan, President at Red Sun Custom Apparel Inc., located in Selbyville, Delaware. The company distributes printed apparel and promotional products to business throughout the country. Bill has been very active in the Ocean City Community. He has also served as president of the Marlin Club in West Ocean City. He has coached and provide many sponsorships for area youth sports teams and been involved with several family oriented fishing tournaments.
37:12
April 21, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast talks to Chris Clarke, Director of Parks & Recreation in King George, Virginia
Meet Chris Clarke. Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting in Selbyville, Delaware presents the 103rd Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Chris Clarke, Director of Parks & Recreation in King George, VA. Before that he was a Recreation & Parks Supervisor for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout his career he has been an official for baseball, basketball and lacrosse. He attended James Madison University for his undergraduate degree and Ohio University for his Masters. Chris is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional with the National Recreation & Parks Association.
57:02
April 20, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Shawn Harman, of Fish Tales and Bahia Marina in Ocean City
Meet Shawn Harman. Fish Tales and Bahia Marina of Ocean City, MD presents the 102nd Episode of The Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Shawn Harman. Shawn is a partner of Bahia Management LLC. He manages Bahia Marina and Fish Tales, while his brother oversees the Fish Tales Boardwalk Inn, formally the Ocean Mecca. The McDonogh School graduate, played lacrosse and soccer for Washington College. He received his B.A. Degree in Psychology, 1978-1982.
28:30
April 18, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast talks with Grady Anderson, Director of Content and Chairman of Ole Sports.
Meet Grady Anderson, Director of Content and Chairman of Ole Son Sports. Residence Inn by Marriott in Ocean City presents Episode no. 101 of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Grady Anderson. The former Stephen Decatur High School graduate, attended the University of Maryland. Grady’s Ole Son Sports mission is to promote athletes, coaches and teams on Delmarva, Mid-Atlantic & beyond. Primary covering high school and college.
28:30
April 13, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares Caitlyn Benedik, Salisbury University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Meet Caitlyn Benedik, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Salisbury University. Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City presents the 100th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Caitlyn Benedik aka Coach CB. In her first season with the Sea Gulls, she was able to contribute with many aspects of the program including player development workouts, scouting reports, recruitment, and creating content for social media and fan engagement. Before she began coaching, Caitlyn spent her college career at Pensacola Christian College. During her time there she became a 2x regional champion, national championship runner up, second team all-region, was top five in the country for 3-point percentage, and set a school record for made threes in a single season.
40:49
April 05, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast share the story of Josh Merkel, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Randolph Macon.
Meet Josh Merkel, Division III National Coach of the Year. Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 99 Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Josh Merkel, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Randolph-Macon. He led Randolph-Macon to the 2022 NCAA Division III men's basketball national title. He was selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Coach of the Year. He had his team ranked No. 1 in the nation. Merkel's Randolph-Macon team finished the season with a dominant 33-1 record, including a perfect 16-0 mark in the ODAC. The Yellow Jackets tore through the Division III tournament, winning all six games by at least 16 points, including a 75-45 victory over Elmhurst in the championship.
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March 31, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Jimmy Sweet, Assistant General Manager of the Shorebirds
Eh Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 98th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the story of Jimmy Sweet of the Delmarva Shorebirds. He joined the Delmarva Shorebirds front office staff in October of 2003. Sweet has served in his current post of Assistant General Manager since 2007 when the 7th Inning Stretch took over. Before joining the Shorebirds, he spent five years with the Frederick Keys (Advanced-A, Baltimore Orioles)
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March 28, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Doug Buxbaum, owner of Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28.
Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City presents the 97th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Doug “Buxy” Buxbaum. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) graduate with a degree in business, settled in Ocean City. The sports enthusiast, who worked in many sports establishments in Ocean City. Working as a cook, doorman, bar-back and finally bartender, Buxy learned the ins and outs of the restaurant world. Buxy started looking for a restaurant to call his own. When the original Salty Dog at 28th Street and Coastal Highway became available, Buxy made the plunge and opened the doors to the new Buxy’s Salty Dog in April of 1999. Three years ago he opened Dry Dock 28.
37:53
March 24, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast share the story of Kevin Gates, Head Lacrosse Coach/Virginia Episcopal School.
Buxy’s Salty Dog and Dry Dock 28 of Ocean City presents the 96th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Kevin Gates, Head Lacrosse Coach at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. He attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, where is team was a Two-Time National Champion. He received his B.S. in Liberal Arts and Science from Salisbury University and his Master of Education, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from Salisbury University. He worked at the New York Stock Exchange, before returning to Salisbury to become an assistant lacrosse coach. He also was a Head Lacrosse Coach and Enrollment Counselor at SUNY Delhi in Delhi, New York for over 5 years, where he recruited and visited every high school on Long Island. He was the National Junior College Coach of the Year in 2002. He became the head coach at Shenandoah University and assistant coach at University of Notre Dame. He also was the head coach at Worcester Preparatory School for more than 15 years.
47:47
March 17, 2022
Sharing Craig Mobley, Clemson University’s first African American student-athlete in any sport.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting, including residential and commercial Power-washing of Selbyville, Delaware presents the 95th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. Today’s podcast shares the journey of Craig Mobley, Clemson’s first African-American scholarship student-athlete in any sport, when he came to Clemson from Chester, SC, as an honor student in the fall of 1969.  Mobley played two years on the Clemson basketball team before deciding to concentrate on his studies. He certainly did that, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, with a minor in physics.  He later earned two masters degrees, one in business administration and one in system management from other institutions. One of the most well-rounded Clemson graduates, he also served as a major in the United States Air Force.  Mobley had considerable experience in basketball after he graduated from Clemson, as he was a coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts. Mobley was later chairman of the Los Angeles Watts Summer Games, while running his own Construction company. Mobley also worked for the 3M Corporation during his long career.
48:21
March 15, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Nick Purnell, President of Snow Hill Youth Basketball.
Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 94th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Nick Purnell, 2022 President of Snow Hill Youth Basketball. Nick grew up in Snow Hill and graduated from Snow Hill high School 1990. He played on the basketball from 1988-1990. He also played football. He was the Starting Point Guard for the 1989 undefeated State Championship team. He became an Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for Snow Hill from 2003-2008. He was named the Head Girls Basketball Coach for Snow Hill from 2008-2012. From there he became the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Washington High from 2012-2016. For his efforts he Awarded Boys Bayside South Coach of the Year 2013. He is also a Ordained Minister at Free Indeed Ministries located in Snow Hill Maryland.
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March 05, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast presents Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager at Town of Palm Beach, Florida.
Residence Inn by Marriott presents Jay Boodheshwar, Deputy Town Manager at the Town of Palm Beach, Florida. He began his service to the Town of Palm Beach, as Director of Recreation in January 2006, was promoted to Director of Recreation and Special Projects in April 2010 and now holds the position of Deputy Town Manager since January 2015. He is responsible for providing day-to-day operational leadership to the Town’s various departments to ensure the highest levels of service delivery to residents, visitors, and businesses.
53:12
March 02, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast presents B.L. Strang-Moya, Director of Ocean City Sixth Annual Film Festival
Ocean City Center for the Arts presents the 92nd Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of B.L.Strang-Moya, Director of the Ocean City Sixth Annual Film Festival. B.L. is a Stephen Decatur graduate, class of 2013. He grew up in Ocean Pines and went to college at Towson University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Film in 2017. B.L. and Rina Thaler, Art League Executive Director, invite everyone to the Ocean City Sixth Annual Film Festival, March 3-6, 2022.
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February 27, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of James Ian, born with a degenerative Muscular Condition.
Residence Inn by Marriott presents the 91st Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of James Ian who was born with a degenerative muscular condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3. James didn’t let that slow him down. He still participated in sports and music. James is now a soulful singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He attended Georgetown University and received in B.S. Marketing and Management and then went on to receive his Law Degree from Georgetown. His family has always been involved with singing. The played in a band during his early years and learned to play several instruments. He defies the odds on stage and in the studio. He continues to defy stereotypes of disabled people. The released of his world premiere of “SPACES! on November 9th has been a big hit.
39:12
February 26, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Steve Pastusak, Vice President of Jolly Roger.
Jolly Roger Amusement Park presents the 90th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Steve Pastusak, Vice President of Jolly Roger. Jolly Roger Amusement Park is one of the most popular attraction amusement parks in Ocean City, Maryland. The park features two locations in Ocean City: one at the pier on the Ocean City boardwalk and one further uptown at 30th Street. Steve is also a sports enthusiast and has always had his children involved in sports activities.
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February 23, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Mike Jones, who has coached basketball at all levels.
Residence Inn by Marriott presents the 89th Episode of Hondo Handy’s Podcast. All of Mike Jones children have been involved with basketball at the college level and two of his daughters are playing in the WNBA, one son that has played professionally overseas and his youngest son is currently playing at Cecil Community College. Mike played college basketball at the University of Hartford from 1981-1985 where he earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication. He currently work for the Department of Defense where he has been employed for 35 years. He coached Harford Community College (HCC) from 1992-2001 where he re-energized the program to lead the school to its most wins in 20 yrs his first season of 11 and following that up with even more wins the following year with 16. Mike has coached at the college,high school and AAU levels. He has also been a consultant. He has also worked several basketball camps such as the Five Star camp, Kutztown University Camp and the Dudley Bradley basketball camp.
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February 11, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Professional Basketball Player Brian Wethers of California
Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 88th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Professional Basketball Player Brian Wethers from Murrieta, California. Brian will be Head Coach for the Valley Eagles a new Professional Basketball that will be playing in the TBL. Brian also enters his fourth season as the Head Basketball Coach of the Murrieta Valley Nighthawk Boys Basketball program. He previously ran two other local high school programs; Calvary Murrieta and Linfield Christian. Wethers was the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of California-Riverside. Wethers attended the University of California-Berkeley (1999-2003) where he was a four-year starter for the Golden Bears. He holds the school record for most points scored in a single NCAA tournament game with 27. After college, he went on to play professionally overseas in numerous countries; Germany, France, Australia, Ukraine, New Zealand and Lebanon. He also spent time in the NBDL with the Bakersfield Jam. While playing in Australia, Wethers led the league in scoring and was named League MVP.      Wethers #25 hangs high above the north-end basket in the Hawk House. During his time at Murrieta Valley, he was a four-year Varsity starter (1995-1999), All-League four years, League MVP as a Junior and Senior, Riverside County Player of the Year his Senior year, All-State his Senior year and a Top-25 National Recruit. Wethers remains the programs all-time leading scorer. 
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February 11, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast interviews Aaron Wyatt, Stephen Decatur’s Assistant Girls Basketball Coach.
Ocean City’s Residence Inn by Marriott presents the 87th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. My podcast shares the journey of Stephen Decatur High School’s own Aaron Wyatt. Aaron is a former Professional Basketball Player, who presently is an Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for the Seahawks. Aaron led his Junior College team, Cecil Community College, to the National Championship. He completed his college playing days at Georgia South Western, where he became an All American. He majored in Recreation, before starting his professional career.
49:54
January 31, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast speaks with Keith Whisenant, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence In by Marriott presents the 86th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. My podcast has a conversation Keith Whisenant, General Manager of Residence Inn by Marriott in Ocean City. After a fantastic summer, Keith shares the success of the hotel and the importance of having a good staff. The Stephen Decatur High School graduate went to college at North Alabama and became a high Roll Tide fan, as was his father. Along the way he became a Professional Wrestler and was featured in “Pro Wrestling Illustrated.”
35:54
January 17, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Travon Miles, Sports Anchor at ABC11 Eyewitness News WTVD.
Residence Inn by Marriott presents the 85th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Travon Miles, who is excited to be joining the super talented team at ABC11 Eyewitness News - WTVD in Raleigh, NC, as a Sports/Reporter. He recently served as the Sports Director at 47 ABC. The Salisbury native is a proud alumni of Wicomico High School, where he played football. He also graduated in 2012 from Salisbury University with a B.A. in Communication Arts.
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January 07, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of James Simmons, Recreation Superintendent, Wicomico County.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting, including residential and commercial power-washing presents the 84th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The Episode shares the journey of James Simmons, Recreation Superintendent for Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism. James is the Director of the Governors Challenge High School Basketball Tournament. The tournament is the largest holiday high school basketball tournament in the country. James has also been the Sports Sales Representative with the Mid Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance. James graduated from West Virginia University.
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January 07, 2022
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Tristan Oliver. He was featured in the short film “Tristo”
Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 83rd Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. Tristan is a mentor, a coach and a special education educator in the Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado. The former Stephen Decatur High School basketball, soccer and track & field star attended Frostburg State University. He received is degree in Business Administration and Management. A basketball enthusiast, who is described as a dedicated coach, with genuine interest in and compassion for his players. In Colorado he is known as "Coach Tristo.” Recently he was featured in a short film called “Tristo.” http://www.tristofilm.com
20:43
December 14, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Dr. Samose Mays, Director of Parks & Recreation, Geo
Residence Inn by Marriott presents the 82nd Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Dr. Samose Mays, Director of Parks and Recreation at Byran County, in Richmond Hill, Georgia. A former two time college drop out and homeless student now has three degrees. He has been a Keynote Speaker throughout nation, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Georgia Southern University. He is also the MRLA Founder, the Minority Recreation Leadership Academy to help minorities to rise in their career in parks and recreation and learn how to be leaders and how to make a difference. He is an experienced Recreation Director with a demonstrated history in the higher education industry. A strong community and social services professional, with a Bachelor of Science focusing in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies from Georgia Southern University. A Master of Science focused on Sport Management and a Doctorate - Ed. D. focused in Sport Management from Northcentral University. Dr. Mays is a (CYSA) Certified Youth Sports Administrator with the National Alliance for Youth Sports and (CPRP) Certified Parks and Recreation Professional with the National Recreation and Parks Association.
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December 01, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Shaka Smart, Head Basketball Coach at Marquette Univer
Meet Shaka Smart, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Marquette University. Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 81st Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Coach Smart, as he enters his first year at Marquette. He spent his previous six seasons coaching the Texas Longhorns. In his first season at Texas, the Longhorns won 20 games and received an at-large-bid to the NCAA Tournament. He finished with five winning seasons, of 19 wins or more. He also won the N.I.T. VCU hired Smart to be the head coach in the spring of 2009. In his first season, he led the Rams to a 27–10 season and a CBI Championship. Despite not securing the automatic bid, VCU earned an at-large bid to the Southwest region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Rams were one of the last four teams invited, and were placed in the First Four against USC for a spot in the main 64-team tournament bracket. VCU defeated USC and then upset the 6th-seeded Georgetown Hoyas and 3rd-seeded Purdue Boilermakers to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. VCU won 72–71 against Florida State University in overtime to earn the school's first spot in the Elite Eight and subsequently upset the top-seeded University of Kansas 71–61 for its first Final Four appearance. The Rams lost to Butler 70-62 in the semifinal game. Shaka has held several assistant coaching positions including University of Akron for three years, Clemson for two, and Florida for one. At Clemson he was an Assistant to my high school teammate Oliver Purnell.
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November 10, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Lynn Smack, Basketball Coach at Dundalk Community College.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 80th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This week’s podcast shares the journey of former Stephen Decatur High School Basketball Star Lynn Smack. Lynn is currently the Assistant Basketball Coach at Dundalk Community College. He previously was an Assisted Coach at Catonsville Community College and Chesapeake Community College. Many of his young men have moved on to play in Division l, Division II and Division III colleges. His Ocean City Classic Tournament was one of the largest basketball tournaments ever held in Ocean City, Maryland, with over 90 teams. His Ocean City Basketball Classic Tournament was recognized by the National AAU Headquaters. He has also been featured in Sports illustrated Magazine for his involvement with AAU Basketball. The Strafford University graduate has had teams come as far away as Denmark and Wisconsin to play in his tournament.
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November 08, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast #79 shares the story of Sean Hull, President of Life & Breath Foundation.
Southside Deli presents the 79th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Sean Hull, President of Life & Breath Foundation. The an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoidosis – the disease that took his mother’s life. Sean is the Wealth Management Director at PNC Wealth Management in Baltimore. Sean is active on the NCAA College basketball courts as a men’s basketball official in the Atlantic Coast Conference and many other conferences. His connections has allowed him to reach out and ask athletes to utilize their celebrity status for the betterment of the Life and Breath Foundation. He came up with the idea to create Flip-Flop Festivus, a casual evening affair that featured past and present Ravens. The event became known as “Baltimore’s best football party.”
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November 05, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast Episode #78 shares the story of Marty McNair, the father of Jordan McNair.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 78th Episode of the Hondo Handy Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Marty McNair. He is a father, thought leader, motivational speaker, advocate and founder of The Jordan McNair Foundation. His son, Jordan, played football for the University of Maryland. Following the death of his son, Marty began spreading his message of player safety to parents, coaches and student athletes across the country. His story has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, ESPN, Sports Center and HBO’s Real Sports. Today, Marty resides in Baltimore, Maryland and continues to work tirelessly to prevent any more parents from feeling the anguish of losing a child to a preventable injury. The mission of “The Jordan McNair Foundation” as a non-profit organization is to promote awareness, educate, and advocate for parents and student athletes about heat related illness at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. He seeks to diminish the occurrence of heat-related illnesses and improve player safety. He is also Co-Executive Director of Mi Casa Es Su Casa Behavioral Health Program located in the eastern corridor of Baltimore City.
54:50
November 03, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast #77 shares the journey of Lakita Frazier Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the 77th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Lakita Frazier Watson, Executive Director of Richland County Recreation Commission in Columbia, South Carolina. Lakita is the former Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Suffolk, Virginia. She started her career in recreation in 1994 as a part-time recreation leader for a summer program. She is a dedicated professional who enjoys working with young professionals and students encouraging them to excel in the field of parks and recreation. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University and is currently working on her Masters at Liberty University. She served as President of Virginia Recreation & Parks Society in 2010. She has served as President of the National Recreation and Parks Ethic Minority Society. She also served as a Regent for Revenue and Development School in Wheeling, West Virginia. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Research, Education, and Development (RED) for recreation and land agencies. She started the Facebook group and non-profit "Women in Parks and Recreation (WiPaR)" which now has over 10,000 members. Lakita is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.
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October 22, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast #76 shares the story of Rick Anthony, of Bakersfield, California.
Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 76th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey Rick Anthony, Director of Recreation & Parks for the City of Bakersfield, California. Rick is one of the most highly respected Recreation & Parks Professionals ever in the State of Maryland and now in California. He has served as the Director of Recreation and Parks for Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, Maryland for the past 10 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Lancaster Bible College. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive through the National Recreation and Parks Association.
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October 18, 2021
The 75th Episode of Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Tyler Keiser of Huntingdon College.
Atlantic General Hospital presents the 75th Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Tyler Keiser of Huntingdon College. The Stephen Decatur High School Star grew up in Ocean City. He was a three sport varisity athlete for soccer, swimming and lacrosse. For both soccer and lacrosse he was an All Bayside Conference player. He went to regionals for swimming three of the four years, winning his regionals with his sophomore year team. He continued his educational and lacrosse careers down in Montgomery Alabama at Huntingdon College. In his freshman year his team won the conference championships and played in the NCAA DIII National tournament. His team went back to the conference championship during his sophomore year where they lost by one point. An All Conference all player during his junior and senior years. He was the second leading scorer on the team during his senior season. He also broke the school’s All Time Caused Turnover Record before his college career ended.
18:46
October 12, 2021
The 74th Episode of Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Drew Haueisen of Dickerson College.
Ed Hileman Drywall and Custom Painting presents the #74 Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. The podcast shares the journey of Drew Haueisen of Dickinson College. The former Stephen Decatur High School Basketball Star scored his 1,000th career point during Decatur’s game against James M. Bennett. He finished his high school career with 1,169 points. He was the Bayside South Player of the Year during his senior year. He also had an impressive soccer career at Decatur. After dealing with COVID during his freshman year at Dickerson College, he and his team look forward to the upcoming basketball season.
36:36
August 19, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Kevon Voyles, of UMES Men’s Division I Basketball Team.
Residence Inn by Marriott presents the #73 Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This podcast shares the journey of Kevon Voyles, a member of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Men’s Division I Basketball Team. Kevon was one our local star basketball players from Stephen Decatur High School, where he was named the Bayside South Player of the Year. During his younger days he played sports in Virginia, before moving north to Maryland. He played for Stephen Decatur High School. After graduation he decided to attend TLAP Sports Academy in Florida. His freshman season he played in 27 games with three starts. He scored a season-high 14 points including four 3-pointers against Delaware. He recorded eight points and a season-high five rebounds against Baylor. He finished with 11 points and a season-high three steals vs North Carolina Central. The 20-2021 season was loss season due to COVID-19.
19:32
August 17, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Troy Brohawn, Head Baseball Coach for Salisbury Univ
Atlantic Physical Therapy presents the 72nd episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast. This episode shares the journey of Troy Brohawn, Head Baseball Coach for Salisbury University. He was a college All American, while playing baseball at the University of Nebraska. The former Major Baseball League pitcher won the World Championship, while pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. He lead the Sea Gulls to the first NCAA Division III baseball national championship in program history in 2021. He enters his eighth season at the helm of the Sea Gull program in 2022. In his first seven seasons he oversaw four conference championships, extended Salisbury's NCAA Tournament streak to 21 straight appearances and made it to two College World Series (2015, '21). The Eastern Shore native played for Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. He returned to Cambridge to lead the Vikings to a state championship in 2013. Before that he served as the Salisbury University Sea Gulls’ pitching coach for four seasons from 2006-2009. He became the head coach at Salisbury in 2015.
36:22
August 17, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Bob Yocubik, Director of Quality/Atlantic General Hospital
The 71st Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Bob Yocubik, Director of Quality at Atlantic General Hospital. Bob knows first hand the benefits of organized sports and recreation. He has participated in sports in youth programs during his formative years, playing baseball and basketball. He later became an official in Calvert County and at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department. Bob is an Air Force veteran where he participated in recreational programs and leagues during his four years of service. He later served as an assistant JV baseball coach at Stephen Decatur.
23:53
August 13, 2021
The Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Patrick Henry, Co-Owner of Henry Fine Arts Gallery.
The Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Patrick Henry, Co-Owner of the Henry Fine Arts Gallery in Berlin, with his wife Velda. Located in Union Station - Suite 15, 9928 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin. He is one of the most well known, respected and sought after artist on the shore. His career spans over 50 years. His work is displayed across the Eastern Shore, throughout the State of Maryland and up and down the East Coast. The Stephen Decatur High School graduate completed his Bachelor of Science in Art Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore!
58:36
August 12, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Duran Whaley, Owner and Optician at The Look Optics.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Duran Whaley, Owner and Optician at The Look Optics. Duran is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. At Decatur he played three sports, basketball, football and track & field. He played three sports each year in high school. He has been in Optical Industry for 16 years. He opened his own optical dispensary called "The Look Optics” in Salisbury, MD. He is the first black optical owner on the Eastern Shore. He earned his undergraduate degree with a Double Major in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing.
50:55
August 10, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Ward Lambert, Former Head Coach at Salisbury University!
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Ward Lambert, Former Head Basketball Coach at Salisbury University! Coach Lambert was the Men’s Basketball Coach at Salisbury from 1970-2000. He retired as the 24th winningest coach in NCAA Division III history, after coaching for 30 years with 433 wins. His teams made five NCAA tournament appearances. His teams advanced to final eight twice. He was the Atlantic District Coach of the Year, 1992. His team held the National scoring record of 104.5 points per game in 1990. In 1991-92 season the team had a record-setting year when he guided the Sea Gulls to a 28-2 record and a second-place ranking in the final Division III national poll that season. In 1970, his team won the Maryland Class B State High School Championship at the University of Maryland’s College Park.
36:25
July 22, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast speaks Jim Nester, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Salisbury University.
Episode #65 of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Jim Nester, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Salisbury University. Coach Nestor enters his 21st season in 2022. Nestor has guided the Sea Gulls to four National Championships, 17 Conference Championships and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances. Two Undefeated Seasons (2013, 2021). Nine NCAA Finals appearances. More importantly in 2021 he led the team to a 14-13 victory over Tufts University to win Division III National Championship, to cap off their perfect season. It is the first title for Salisbury since 2014. 
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July 12, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast speaks with Jim Berkman, Salisbury University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach.
Episode #64 of Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Jim Berkman, Salisbury University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. A Three Time Division III National Coach of The Year. The all-time winningest coach in NCAA men’s lacrosse history. He enters his 34th season at the helm of Salisbury University. His 577 wins as head coach are the most in NCAA history. He was inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame – Class of 2013. He has had 32 straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1989-present). 23 Conference Championships. Nearly 50 All-Americans. 55 National Players of the Year. 11 CAC/C2C Coach of the Year awards. 13 Major League Lacrosse Draft Picks. 28 NCAA Final Four appearances. Seven undefeated seasons.
31:32
July 09, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of NFL Star Ben Tate. Voted Auburn’s Team & Offensive MVP.
The #63 Episode of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of former NFL Star running back Ben Tate. He attended Auburn University, where he was voted Team and Offensive MVP his senior year. He earned AP second-team All-SEC honors. He was drafted in the 2nd round in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans with the 58th overall pick. The former Auburn University star shined in his final college season. He gain 1362 yards on 263 carries with 10 touchdowns. At Auburn he received Freshman All-American Honorable Mention from The Sporting News. Tate's sophomore season was a strong one, leading the Tigers in rushing with 903 yards. As a junior he was named to several Pre-Season Teams. As a senior he gained 1,362 yards on 263 carries with 10 touchdowns. Tate finished as Auburn’s 5th on the career rushing list, behind Auburn greats Bo Jackson, Carnell Williams, James Brooks, and Joe Cribbs. He rushed for 3321 yards on 678 carries, scoring 24 touchdowns. Ben attended Stephen Decatur High School until his junior year As a junior, he set the Maryland state single-season rushing record with 2,886 yards and 41 touchdowns, averaging 221.4 yards per game. His performance earned him first-team All-state honors As a senior he attended Snow Hill High School. He ran for 2,069 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per carry while leading Snow Hill to a state runner-up finish. For your senior year performance, He was awarded the Gatorade State Player of the year and was a consensus All-state pick.
27:43
June 25, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Lou Taylor, Superintendent of Worcester County Schools.
Episode #62 of Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Lou Taylor, Superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools. He is a lifelong resident of Worcester County. A 1978 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School (SDHS), he went on to pursue his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees at Salisbury University. He is a 37-year employee of the Worcester County Public School system. He started his teaching career at Berlin Middle School (now Berlin Intermediate School) as a physical education teacher from 1984 to 1989, before advancing to assistant principal at Berlin Middle School from 1989 to 1991. He became Assistant Principal at Stephen Decatur High School in 1991 and Principal in 1995. He held that a position for 17 years (1995-2012). He became the 1998-1999 Principal of the Year for the State of Maryland. You then served as Assistant Superintendent for 4 years, under Dr. Andes. He is currently serving in your 5th year as the Superintendent of Worcester County Schools. He was also honored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce where he received the distinguished 2016 Greater OC Chamber Citizen-of-the-Year Award. His most notable award was in 2019 when the Worcester County Board of Education voted to rename Seahawk Stadium to the Louis H. Taylor Stadium for his long-standing relationship as a former student athlete, coach, and administrator of Stephen Decatur.
39:40
June 24, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Lindsay Chetelat Beck, a former Star of Stephen Decatur.
Episode #61 of the Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Lindsay Chetelat Beck, a former Cross Country and Track & Field Star of Stephen Decatur High School. Lindsay ended up running cross country and track during your freshman year at the University of Delaware, before injury. She completed her bachelors in dietetics at Delaware. She completed her training to become a registered dietitian with the dietetic Internship at John Hopkins Hospital. She currently resides in Long Island with her husband. She works in the surgical and cardiothoracic surgery intensive care units as a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island. She is currently working on your masters in healthcare administration at George Mason University.
17:24
June 24, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Matthew Kinsey, a Division I golfer at Mount St. Mary’s.
Former Stephen Decatur Seahawk Standout Golfer, Matthew Kinsey, shares his journey on Hondo Handy’s Podcast. Matthew Kinsey, plays Division I golf at Mount St. Mary’s University. He tells the story of all the places college golf has taken him and the friends he has met. A First Team All Bayside Conference golfer in high school, he reached the States at the University of Maryland three out of four years during his career. He also played high school baseball during his freshman and sophomore years. During his Little League playing days his teams won the States, four consecutive years. The 9~10 team won the States and traveled as far as Rhode Island. His 10-11 team won the States. His 11-12 team won the States and travel to Connecticut. His Intermediate team, age 13, won the States and reached California.
41:33
June 11, 2021
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Award Winning Celebrity Bodyguard Bubba Almony.
Award Winning Celebrity Bodyguard and eastern shore native Adriano “Bubba” Almony joins me on Hondo Handy’s Podcast! We talked about his recent honors and Bubba’s Celebrity Basketball Game coming to Snow Hill, Maryland on Saturday August 28th, 2021. The event will raise awareness and proceeds for cancer and bullying. Tickets can be purchased at www.bubbaalmony.com
18:38
April 14, 2021
Al “Hondo” Handy, Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative for National Alliance for Youth Sports
Al “Hondo” Handy, Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative for National Alliance for Youth Sports discuss the programs that NAYS offers for sports programs.
01:47
February 17, 2021
Karen Holland, Worcester County Teacher of the Year, is now teaching at Cedar Chapel Special School.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Stephen Decatur High School and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Graduate Karen Holland. At Decatur, Karen was a three sport athlete, playing basketball, volleyball and softball. She also played volleyball and softball at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Karen earned her B.S. Degree in Special Education at UMES. She earned her Masters in Elementary School Counseling from Wilmington University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education Leadership from Liberty University. In 2018, Karen was selected as Worcester County Teacher of the Year. She started her teaching career at Ocean City Elementary School and is now teaching at Cedar Chapel Special School. She coached volleyball beside Legendary Coach, Bertha Ortiz, for 5 years, at Stephen Decatur High School.
33:59
December 09, 2020
Jillian Petito, a graduate from Stephen Decatur and Mount St. Mary’s University, shares her journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Jillian Petito, an Assurance Associate with RSM US LLP, in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a proud graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and Mount St. Mary’s University, She shares her journey from playing sports and being involved in activities at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department, to getting the opportunity to play travel soccer and lacrosse during the summer. She discuss her high school playing day, when she was team captain for her basketball, soccer and lacrosse teams. For lacrosse, she was named the Daily Times Defensive Player of the Year, for her junior and senior seasons. She was a US Lacrosse 2015 First Team All-American and a 2014 Honorable Mention All-American. She was selected to the first team All Bayside Confererence, her junior and senior seasons. She was Second Team All Confererence, in her sophomore year. She earned the Wendy's Heisman Scholar-Athlete winner in the State of Maryland. She was named the WBOC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was an All Conference selection in both soccer and basketball. Jillian was a goalkeeper for the lacrosse team and during her senior year at Mount St. Mary’s University, her team won the regular season championship of the North East Conference, went undefeated in regular season conference play and finished in second place during the Playoffs. She received 1st team All North East Conference and All Tournament Team. She also received 1st in the NCAA stat categories for save percentage and goals against average. The Mount ended the season with an overall record of 16-3
40:60
November 24, 2020
Keith McCray, Wells Fargo Senior Business Risk & Control Associate, shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Keith McCray, Wells Fargo Senior Business Risk & Control Associate, within Internal Audit Regulatory Relations. Keith shares his story from playing sports, as a youngster to playing at Indian River High School. He continued his baseball career at Delaware State University, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. He later earned his MBA from Wilmington University. His career has taken him to more then 20 countries. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He has held numerous senior leadership positions at JPMorgan Chase & Company, TD Bank, N.A. , American International Group and Wachovia Bank, N.A.
56:06
November 10, 2020
Willis Whalen is Senior Manager of Player Affairs & Collegiate Outreach for NFL Players Association
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Willis Whalen, Senior Manager of Player Affairs & Collegiate Outreach for the NFL Players Association. Willis shares his journey from Connecticut to the Miami Dolphins to the NFL players Association. He received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology in 1990 from Southern Connecticut State University and his Masters degree in Sports Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2016. He is a decorated football player achieving the American Football Association All-American Team in 1990 and he inducted in the Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a team captain for the semi-pro New England Crusaders and Team USA.
31:48
October 28, 2020
Beahta Davis, Director of San Bernardino County Regional Parks in California, shares her story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Beahta Davis, Director of San Bernardino County Regional Parks in California. Beahta shares her journey from Pennsylvania to Michigan to Maryland to California. She spent a lot of time in Pittsburgh and is a lifelong Steelers Fan. She attended Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Social Policy with a concentration in Organizational Studies in 1988. She received her Masters of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Resource Management from Frostburg State University, in Frostburg, Maryland in 2010.
58:03
October 26, 2020
Ian Goldberg, Founder and CEO of isport360, shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Ian Goldberg, Founder and CEO of isport360. Ian’s journey focuses on changing the culture in Youth Sports. 100,000 coaches, players and parents depend on isport360 to set goals, foster healthy team communication and engage parents in a positive way. Ian is not only the Founder of isport360, he is a dad and a volunteer coach. He graduated from George Washington University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Communications. He earned his Masters in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship/Small Business from Rutgers Business School. His career started at the White House in the mid 1990s working for the Economic Advisors to two Presidents and spent most of his career running innovative digital companies in the dot.com economy.
30:35
October 08, 2020
Kathleen Avitt, Executive Director of the New Jersey Recreation & Parks Association shares her story
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Kathleen Avitt, Executive Director of the New Jersey Recreation & Parks Association. She shares her journey from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her BA in Recreation Administration in 1997, to an internship at Palm Beach County Recreation & Parks, in Florida. She was later hired as an Athletic Specialist for Palm Beach. Next she joined the National Alliance for Youth Sports. She became the National Program Director of the Parents Association for Youth Sports, in West Palm Beach, for 6 years, with over 150,000 members and 750 chapters. The program was piloted in February of 2000 and national networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS,and CNN covered the event that featured the mandatory parent training at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida for 2,500 parents. She then moved to Derby, Kansas to become the Director of Programs for Derby Recreation Commission, where she oversaw over 1300 recreation programs, before moving to New Jersey.
31:00
October 07, 2020
Dr. Charles Wight, President of Salisbury University, shares his journey from Virginia to Salisbury.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Dr. Charles Wight, President of Salisbury University. Dr. Wight shares his journey from high school to the University of Virginia. He tells the story about earning his doctorate from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). After completing his postdoctoral he worked for the University of Colorado. He started his academic career in 1984 at the University of Utah, where he spent nearly three decades. In 2013 he became president of Weber State University. Dr. Wight is married to Victoria Rasmussen and is the father of three grown daughters.
30:39
October 06, 2020
Kevin Darcy is Owner/Operator of Premiere Sports at Premiere Sports Center, in Yorktown, Virginia.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Kevin Darcy, Owner/Operator of Premiere Sports at Premiere Sports Center, in Yorktown, Virginia. Kevin is a proud graduate of Pocomoke High School, where he had an outstanding career in soccer and basketball. He was team captain both sports. In soccer he was MVP, Bayside Conference MVP, First Team All State and the State Leading Scorer in points. He started his college career, playing soccer for Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA. and completed his college career at Salisbury State University. In Virginia, he is the Sporting Director for Virginia FC, as well as a Technical Director for Elite Training Academy/VA Futsal Pro, a player/coach development system. He also teaches and administers Regional and National Courses. Kevin been involved in many soccer organizations, including International Coaching for Virginia ODP State Team in Costa Rica, Czech Republic and the PUMA Pro Select in Brazil. He has also coached at the high school, club, college and Pro levels.
01:06:31
September 23, 2020
Kwame Lloyd, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Salisbury University, shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Kwame Lloyd, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Salisbury University. Coach Lloyd shares his journey from his early soccer playing days to attending Susquehanna University, where he played soccer and track and field. At Susquehanna he was named MVP for men’s soccer. He played professional soccer and then return to Susquehanna to coach the Women’s Soccer team and be the Assistant Coach of the Women’s Lacrosse team from 1994-1997. He has also coached at Whittier College, Christopher Newport University, the University of Vermont and Wittenberg University.
55:39
September 14, 2020
Scott Davidoff, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Clermont, Florida, shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Scott Davidoff, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Clermont, Florida. Scott shares his times playing soccer at Northside Park, in Ocean City, Maryland. The Stephen Decatur High School Graduate and soccer player, received a soccer scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He played a season with a Minor Soccer League team, the Myrtle Beach SeaDawgs. He returned to Maryland to work for he YMCA in Salisbury, Maryland. His success led him to Florida, to work for Broward County Parks and Recreation., before becoming the Executive Director for the North Broward YMCA. In 2015 he became the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Clermont.
45:24
September 11, 2020
Jimmy Charles, Country Music Recording Artist, shares his journey from Ocean City, MD to Nashville.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Jimmy Charles, Country Music Recording Artist. Jimmy shares his journey from playing sports, as a youth at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department and in Berlin to playing football and baseball at Stephen Decatur High School. Jimmy received a football scholarship to Towson University, where he played four years. He returned home to work in Real Estate, before he was going to try. His hand at music his full time. He went to Nashville and was in the top 50 for Nashville Star and then was a part of season nine of American Idol. He recorded his first song in 2014, “Whatever It Takes.” However it was the power of “Superman” that solidified his place in the spotlight. Written for Zero Cancer to promote Prostrate Cancer Awareness with bandmate Goose Gossett and Cancer survivor/mentor Phil Shulka. The songs companion video premiered on CMT, trending in the #1 spot, with over 5,000 shares, its first day on the site.
39:07
September 03, 2020
Steve Miller, Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism for Wicomico County, shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Steve Miller, Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism for Wicomico County. Steve shares his journey from growing up and playing sports in Rhode Island. After high school he graduated from Nazarene College with a degree in English. He moved on to teach Physical Education and Health at Prospect Hill Academy in Boston. He also got to coach varsity basketball. He then became the Sports Director for North Penn YMCA. While at North Penn he received his Masters in Sports and Administration from West Chester University. Next he moved to Worcester County Recreation & Parks, as a Program Manager. He eventually landed in Wicomico County and has worked his way up from Athletic Complex Manager to Assistant Tourism Manager to Tourism Manager to where he is today, as the Director of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
24:04
September 01, 2020
Courtney Blackford is Sales and Marketing Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott in Ocean City, MD
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Courtney Blackford, Sales and Marketing Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott in Ocean City, Maryland. Courtney shares her journey, as an athlete from Kent Island, Maryland to Salisbury University, where she earned a degree in Theatre. She still applies some of her theatrical trade as a voice-over talent with radio, television and in the online industry. She has worked in the Sale and Hospitality Management for a long while. Her experience with AHI in Meeting Services, as a Meeting and Sales Consultant, has proved to be very valuable. She shares how Youth Sports Tournaments and other Ocean City Special Events benefit the hotel industry. She also shares how Residence Inn has partnered with the Ocean City community, on other events.
31:31
August 31, 2020
Gary Briddell, a senior on Salisbury University Men’s Basketball Team, shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Gary Briddell, a senior at Salisbury University and a member of the Men’s Basketball Team. This past season, Gary was selected to the CAC All Conference Team, when he average 15.2 points per game. A 1000 point scorer in high school, while playing for Stephen Decatur and Parkside High School, Gary is on tract to reach that mark during his senior year in college.
20:40
August 30, 2020
Scott Davidoff, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Clermont, Florida, shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Scott Davidoff, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Clermont, Florida. Scott shares his times playing soccer at Northside Park, in Ocean City, Maryland. The Stephen Decatur High School Graduate and soccer player, received a soccer scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He played a season with a Minor Soccer League team, the Myrtle Beach SeaDawgs. He returned to Maryland to work for he YMCA in Salisbury, Maryland. His success led him to Florida, to work for Broward County Parks and Recreation., before becoming the Executive Director for the North Broward YMCA. In 2015 he became the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Clermont.
55:39
August 25, 2020
Mike Johnson, a beloved 3rd Grade Teacher at Showell Elementary School, shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Mike Johnson, a beloved 3rd Grade Teacher at Showell Elementary School. Mike is probably the most energetic and enthusiastic teacher for Worcester County and perhaps the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Mike shares his journey from growing up near Ocean City Golf Club and following his dad around the course. His dad worked at the golf course. He played a little golf himself, but decided to play a couple of years of football, while at Stephen Decatur High School. But, then he found his love for drama and student government. MJ, as he is often called, graduated from Salisbury University, with a degree in Elementary Education. He later received his Masters in School Counseling from Wilmington University in 2004. This fall will be Mike’s 23rd year of teaching at Showell Elementary.
41:47
August 20, 2020
Mark Flounlacker, Founder of Freestate Wheelchair Lacrosse, the Maryland Thunder, shares story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares a conversation with Mark Flounlacker, Founder of Freestate Wheelchair Lacrosse in Maryland, shares story. His team is called Maryland Thunder. Maryland Thunder won the National Championship in 2019. He helped organize the first Wheelchair Competition in Ocean City, Maryland during Bob ( Moose) Musitano’s OC Lacrosse Classic. It could be said that Mark helped to influence other city across the country to start teams. Teams are now located in San Diego, Richmond, New York, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Houston, Grand Rapids, Denver and Buffalo.
01:01:27
August 17, 2020
Greg Tate, a standout three sport athlete at Stephen Decatur, served under President Obama.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Greg Tate. He was a standout three sport athlete at Stephen Decatur High School. He received a football scholarship to North Carolina Central University. He became a Two-Time CIAA Football Player at the Linebacker Position. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. He became a Maryland State Police and served from 1986-1994. He was nominated for Trooper of the Year for his recruiting and community service. He worked for Maryland State Police Bureau of Drug Enforcement, until he was hired by the U.S. Secret Service. During his 22 years with the Secret Service he served under three presidents. He served as the Assistant Special Agent in charge of Presidential Protective Division under President Barrack Obama.
42:53
August 13, 2020
Bobby Hammond of Atlantic Physical Therapy shares his story about the success of his family business
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Bobby Hammond of Atlantic Physical Therapy. Bobby loved growing up on the Eastern Shore. He also loved sports growing up, especially football. He talks about his time as a youth playing Pop Warner Football and Travel Baseball. He discuss his time at Stephen Decatur High School, playing quarterback on the football team. As a junior, playing with great running backs, like Ben Tate and a great line, they won the Regional Championship. Bobby graduated from Salisbury University ad receive his doctorate in Physical Therapy from HBCU the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Bobby shares his success, working for his family business, Atlantic Physical Therapy.
31:02
August 13, 2020
Ocean City’s Nicholas Geracimos, owner of Nick’s Mini Golf, shares his story. He has six locations.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has conversation with Ocean City’s Nicholas Geracimos, owner of Nick’s Mini Golf. Nick shares his story about being born in Ocean City, Maryland, but being raised in Chesapeake, Maryland. His family retuned to Ocean City each summer. His journey to becoming an entrepreneur started early in life, learning from his father. Nick opened the first two Nick’s Mini Golf Courses in 2015, while he was in college. In college, he majored in business marketing, with a minor in entrepreneurship. Following graduation, from Philadelphia University, where he played on the golf team for four years, he opened four additional courses. He now has four in Ocean City and two in Delaware.
34:51
August 10, 2020
Roslyn Johnson is the first female director for Baltimore County’s Department of Recreation & Parks
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Roslyn Johnson, the first female director for Baltimore County Maryland’s Department of Recreation & Parks. She was most recently the Deputy Director of Facility Operations for a six-time National Gold winning Parks and Recreation agency in Prince George’s County, MD. Roslyn has had an extensive career in the field of parks and recreation. In the past 17 years, she has held Deputy Director and Associate Director positions in parks and recreation agencies in Richmond, VA; the District of Columbia; and Baltimore. She is a member of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. She is a member of the National Recreation & Parks Association, where served as a board member and as a presenter at the NRPA Conference.. She presented at the first Urban Parks Conference in Chicago. She is a Certified Parks & Recreation Professional and a Certified International Coach. She has worked with or is a member of many different organizations.
54:59
August 07, 2020
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of Athletes and Recreation Professionals across the nation.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the journey of athletes across the country, Recreation Professionals stories throughout the nation, the importance of youth sports coaches certification and Good Sportsmanship in youth sports, how youth sporting events improve the economy and how Ocean City Amusements and Attractions can benefit both locals and visitors.
00:33
August 05, 2020
Leigh Ann Flounlacker, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Gardner Webb University shares her story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Leigh Ann Flounlacker, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Division I Gardner-Webb University. A standout lacrosse player at Stephen Decatur High School, where she was three-time AII-Bayside First Team Selection. She led her team to two Bayside Confererence Championships and two Regional Championships. She was also a three-time All Bayside First Team Selection for soccer. In 2010 she was named the Bayside Confererence Player of the Year in soccer. She earned 11 Varsity Letters, while also competing in basketball and soccer. She was an All American at Elizabethtown College and is in the school’s top ten record book in several categories, in just two playing seasons. She lead all NCAA Division III in points per game (7.31) in 2013. She was also named Rookie of the Year in the Commonwealth Confererence in her freshman season.
39:30
August 03, 2020
Mike Nwabuzor, a Professional Basketball Player who last played in Germany, shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Mike Nwabuzor, Professional Basketball Player, who has played the last two years in Germany. Mike shares his story about playing for Mayfield High School in California, before enrolling and playing for Central Arizona Junior College for two years. His Junior year saw him playing for The University of Texas Grande Valley. For his senior year, he had a successful season at New Mexico Highlands University, where he earned All Confererence. Following his senior year he got the opportunity to start his professional career in Germany, a dream come true.
40:44
August 01, 2020
Teresa Waters shares her story from Snow Hill and UMES to winning 3 State Basketball Championships.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with former Snow Hill High School and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball Star, Teresa Waters. Her profession is teaching. She has taught a variety of business courses in Howard County for 41 years. She shares her journey of playing in the first two Maryland State Girls Basketball Championships, ever held. She completed her college basketball career at UMES, on a full scholarship. Following UMES, she landed a teaching and coaching position in Howard County at Oakland Mills High School. In 1998 she won her first State Championship for the school. She has also won two State Championships at her present school, River Hill, in 2006 and 2019. She has been honored with several Coach of the Year Awards. She has been selected to the Snow Hill Hall of Fame in 2019, the River Hill Hall of Fame in 2006 and Howard County Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. As a Student Advisor, she has been selected as the State Advisor of the Year in 2004, the Regional Advisor of the Year in 2006 and to the National Advisor Hall/Wall of Fame in 2020.
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July 26, 2020
Marqzes Fooks, Professional Basketball Player in Germany, starts at Ocean City Recreation, turns Pro
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Marqzes Fooks, a Professional Basketball Player in Germany. Little did we know when Marques started playing in my Basketball League at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department. He makes the team in high school and plays three years for the Stephen Decatur Seahawks. He starts college at UMES and majors in Culinary Arts. He decides to make a change and heads to California. He walked on at UC Irvine and made the basketball team. In 2012 he decided to join the Army and headed to Camp Humphrey, South Korea, where he made the Korean Post team. They selected 12 players out of 400. He received a military excuse to play on the team for two years. His second tour took him to Fort Campbell, where his team won the company championship. Along the way his team got to play a top German team. He score 27 points against one of the top Pro German teams. Soon after he retired from the Army to start his Euro Basketball Tour, where he now plays Professional Basketball.
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July 24, 2020
Kathy Burly, Director of Parks & Recreation in Harford County, Maryland, shares her story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Kathy Burly, Director of Parks & Recreation in Harford County, Maryland. Kathy shares her journey from being an athlete at Aberdeen High School to attending Salisbury University. She discuss her early days of returning to her county and becoming a Recreation Specialist and working with the Recreation Councils. She later worked as a Coordinator of Physical Education and Outdoor Recreation for Harford Community College. Now serving as Director of Parks and Recreation, she says, “It’s a dream come true.”
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July 23, 2020
Carolyn Muller, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for the City of Gaithersburg tells her story
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Carolyn Muller, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. She shares her early days of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a runner,. She later became involved with gymnastics. She talks about her journey to college, at Lock Haven University, her continued involvement in gymnastics, which led to her becoming a coach. During her early years of employment, she learned skills that she has been able to apply in Recreation. After spending years with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks, she accepted a Recreation Services Division Chief position with Gaithersburg, leading to the Director’s position.
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July 15, 2020
Dave Whigham shares his journey from Ocean City Recreation & Berlin Little League to Pro Baseball.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Dave Whigham, Professional Baseball Player and now Owner/President and Pitching Coordinator for the Delmarva Aces. Dave is also an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles. Dave shares his journey from his young days at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department, playing basketball and attending the Homerun Baseball Camp. He discuss his time playing Pop Warner Football and Berlin Little League Baseball. He then started playing travel baseball in Virginia. He talks about his teams and his three baseball coaches at Stephen Decatur High School. He had a great college baseball career at Guilford College. He finally reached his goal of becoming a Professional Baseball Player.
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July 12, 2020
Landon Milbourne, former University of Maryland and Professional Basketball Player shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Landon Milbourne, former University of Maryland Basketball Star and Professional Basketball Player. He discuss his journey from Ocean City Elementary School and Buckingham Elementary School to Atlanta, Georgia. He discuss his experience playing AAU Basketball and winning an AAU National Championship in Florida. Leading is high school team, St. Francis, to a 27-1 record and being named Defensive Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior seasons. He played his senior season for the number one high school team in the country, Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, in Virginia. He got the opportunity when Kevin Durant left the team. He went on to help lead his team to a 40-1 record, setting a new record for single season wins. He next attended the University of Maryland, where he played for coach Gary Williams, won the ACC Regular Season Championship in 2010 and made 3 NCAA Tournament appearances. He was name captain of the Terps team, his senior season at Maryland. Next he started his Professional Career in France.
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July 08, 2020
Keith Whisenant shares his journey from the Stephen Decatur Wrestling Team to become a Pro Wrestler.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Keith Whisenant, General Manager, of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Ocean City. He discuss his time playing basketball at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department and his time playing Little Baseball in Berlin. He shares his journey from the Stephen Decatur’s Wrestling Team, with Ronnie Foreman, to become a Pro Wrestler. He also talks about his time at the University of North Alabama. He is a live and die Alabama Football fan and Roll Tide. He also talks about learning the hotel business and finally becoming a General Manager at Hyatt Place Dewey Beach in 2014. In 2017, he opened the Residence Inn by Marriott, located on 300 Seabay Lane in Ocean City. In just over three years, he has helped the hotel to become the #3 ranked hotel in Ocean City of 116 in the market via Tripadvisor.
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July 07, 2020
Cole Micek, of the University of St. Francis, has signed with Intrusive Sports Agency, as his agent.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast had a conversation with Cole Micek, who recently played basketball and graduated from the University of St. Francis. Looking to start his professional career, he has signed with Intrusive Sports Agency, with Deshawn Harris as his agent. Cole shares his journey from high school to college, his high work ethic and his dreams of becoming a professional basketball player.
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July 03, 2020
Troy Wainwright shares his journey from Stephen Decatur to the National Championship at Maryland
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Troy Wainwright, Senior Associate Athletic Director of Stewardship and Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland. Troy shares his journey from Stephen Decatur High School to winning the NCAA National Basketball Championship with the Maryland Terps. Troy has also served as the Director of Basketball Operations, Executive Director of the M Club and the Director of Major Gift Fundraising .
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July 02, 2020
Terry Hasseltine, Executive Director of Maryland Sports Commission, shares his journey to Maryland.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Terry Hasseltine. Terry is the Executive Director of Maryland Sports Commission, Vice President of the Maryland Stadium Authority and President of Sports and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. Terry you also serve on several Boards. such as the Maryland Tourism Tourism Coalition, Fair Hill Organizing Committee, Maryland Cycling Classic, Experience Prince George’s, US Sports Congress; Former Chair, National Association of Sports Commissions He is accredited as a Certified Sports Event Executive and holds the Certified Tourism Network’s accredited of Certified Tourism Ambassador. :He initiated the first Affiliated Foundation. Since arriving to Maryland he has been instrumental in leading the varies bid-development and event-support opportunities for the state related to: UCI Maryland Cycling Classic World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship FEI Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill FIFA World Cup ICF Canoe Slalom World Championship NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships World Football Challenge Dew Tour USATF Junior Tennis Many events you have secured, including: 2010 International Soccer Match 2012 USATF Indoor Master Nationals 2012 -2013 ACC Men’s Indoor Master Nationals; 2011 -2013 Baltimore Gran Prix 2011, 2014, 2016 Army-Navy Games 2014 - Present IronMan Maryland 2018-2019 USA Cycling Amateur Road Nationals 2021-2023 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP You have also spearheaded 2018/2022 and the 2026 to bring FIFA World Cup to Maryland. What was your involvement in the creation of TEAM MARYLAND (statewide) initiative and the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance (MAASA) (lower eastern shore)?
25:39
July 01, 2020
Oliver Purnell Shares his journey from being a MD State Basketball Champion to being a college coach
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Coach Oliver Purnell. Purnell shares his journey from winning the Maryland Class B State Championship, while at Stephen Decatur High School, to being recruited to play at the college level at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Purnell talks about winning the Division II National Championship, while at Old Dominion University, being named an All American and being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks, with a chance to play the Lew Alcindor, now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He discuss his decision to become a Graduate Assistant at ODU, which led him to his college coaching career.
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June 29, 2020
Al “Hondo” Handy, talks with athletes, Recreation Professionals, attraction and business leaders.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has conversations with collegiate athletes and coaches, Professional Athletes, Recreation Professionals, attraction and business leaders.
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June 26, 2020
Andre Collins, Professional Basketball Player, played for the Maryland Terps and Loyola University.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast had a conversation with Andre Collins, Professional Basketball Player, who played his entire 10 year plus pro career in Europe. The Crisfield native shares his journey from high school to Hargrave Military Academy, to the University of Maryland to Loyola University, to the start of his Professional Basketball Career.
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June 23, 2020
Dayona Godwin graduated from UMES and played on the Women’s Basketball Team. She shares her story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Dayona Godwin a 2020 graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She shares her journey from playing basketball at a young age, to becoming a three sport letterman in high school, to scoring a school record of 2081 points, to playing for the UMES Women’s Basketball Team, to graduating and heading to Norfolk State University for Graduate School.
26:42
June 17, 2020
Kevon Voyles, of the Division I UMES Hawks Men’s Basketball Team shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with one our local star basketball players, Kevon Voyles. Kevon is now a member of the Division I UMES Hawks Men’s Basketball Team. He shares is journey from his younger days playing sports in Virginia, to moving north to Maryland to play for Stephen Decatur High School, to TLAP Sports Academy in Florida and now to UMES and the start of his college career.
21:04
June 15, 2020
Jamaal King, Professional Basketball Player in Bulgaria, Europe shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Salisbury native Jamaal King. Jamaal shares his journey from Wicomico High School and Bishop O’Connell High School, to college at Saint Francis University to achieving his life long dream of playing Professional Basketball. Jamaal just playing his first year in Bulgaria, Europe.
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June 11, 2020
Michele Potter, Executive Director of Asbury Methodist Village., shares her journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast had a conversation with Michele Potter, Executive Director of Asbury Methodist Village. Michele shares her journey from being the Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland to her new role at Asbury Methodist Village. She also described her love for the Ironman competitions and achieving her life long dream at the Ironman Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
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June 02, 2020
Todd Hughes, a Professional Basketball Player, shares his journey from college to Panama.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Todd Hughes, a Professional Basketball Player, who attended Virginia Union University and Delaware State University. Todd shares his journey from college to the Professional Level. He discuss his early playing years, his high school and collegiate achievements and finally his opportunity to join the professional ranks.
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May 29, 2020
Nasrin Ulel of Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s Basketball team shares her story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Nasrin Ulel of Division I Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s Basketball team. Nas, as she likes to be called, resides in Murrieta, California. She shares her journey from playing in high school and college, the adjustments she made to be successful, to acquiring an agent by signing with Intrusive Sports Agency to represent her, as she looks to play at the next level.
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May 25, 2020
Craig Winder, Professional Basketball Player and former University of Texas Star shares his journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Craig Winder, Professional Basketball Player and former University of Texas and Cecil Community College Star. An All American at Cecil Community College, Craig shares is journey to Texas, his relationships with Coach Bill Lewit at Cecil and Assistant Coach Russell Springmann at Taxes. He also discusses the transition from college to the pros.
23:48
May 24, 2020
Deshaun Harris, NBA Agent is excited to announce the signing of his first athlete, Dikymbe Martin.
Deshaun Harris, NBA Agent is excited to announce the signing of his first athlete, Dikymbe Martin of UC Riverside. The Intrusive Sports Agency Family is happy to have Dikymbe be a part of their agency.
10:56
May 24, 2020
Dikymbe Martin of the University of California Riverside Men’s Basketball Program shares his story.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Dikymbe Martin of the University of California Riverside Men’s Basketball Program. He shares his excitement of signing with Deshaun Harris and the Intrusive Sports Agency, along with his desire to play at the next level, after an impressive career at UC Riverside.
11:25
May 24, 2020
Shawn Harris, Associate Dean of Athletics at Westcliff University in Irvine, California.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Shawn Harris, Associate Dean of Athletics at Westcliff University in Irvine, California. Shawn, a native of Berlin, Maryland shares his story from playing basketball at Stephen Decatur to joining the Marine Corps to getting married and raising three successful children, to establishing a nonprofit called Instrusive Sports Agency, to having the drive to acquire two degrees, to becoming a WNBA Agent, to recently being named Associate Dean of Athletics at Westcliff University.
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May 23, 2020
Aaron Wyatt shares his Professional Basketball Career!
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Professional Basketball Player Aaron Wyatt. Aaron shares his love for the game and how his mother and grandmother played a big role in his success. How first college Coach pointed him in the right direction. How his Junior College team won the National Championship and how his Professional Basketball Career overseas lead him to becoming a coach.
35:45
May 21, 2020
Dr. Susan Vickers, owner of Seaside Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, shares her story at Maryland
Hondo Handy’s Podcast has a conversation with Dr. Susan Vickers, owner of Seaside Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. A great basketball player, Susan shares her journey from playing basketball at Stephen Decatur High to playing for the University of Maryland Terrapins and her transition to the dentistry profession.
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May 11, 2020
Deshaun Harris, currently the NBA’s youngest NBPA Certified Agent at the age of 22, shares his story
Hondo Handy’s Podcast guest was Deshaun Harris, currently the NBA’s youngest NBPA Certified Agent at age of 22. He shares his journey. He is also open to any aspiring agent or sports professional.   Information: Deshaun Harris Instagram: @deshaunharris_ Twitter: @deshaunharri22 Website: intrusivesports.com Instagram & Twitter: @intrusivesports Email: deshaunharris.biz@gmail.com
21:25
May 10, 2020
Dominick Harris, a 2020 basketball recruit for Gonzaga University shares his story and his journey.
Dominick Harris, a 2020 basketball recruit for Gonzaga University shares his love for the game, his inspiration and what helped him in making his decision.
09:11
May 09, 2020
Sherman Wood, Head Football Coach at Salisbury University shared his story that led him to coaching.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast featured Sherman Wood, Head Football Coach at Salisbury University. Coach discussed his passion for sports, his college football career, and the journey that led him to coaching football at Salisbury.
40:30
May 09, 2020
Bobby Vermillion, host of Endless Golf and the Resort Golf Guide shares his story with Hondo Handy
Hondo Handy’s Podcast features Bobby Vermillion, host of Endless Golf and the Resort Golf Guide. Bobby shares his journey from high school, to college, his entrepreneurship and what led him to starting his golf shows.
26:47
May 08, 2020
Meagan Ryan, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Roanoke College shares her coaching journey.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares the story of Meagan Ryan, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Roanoke College. Coach Ryan discussed her athletic career, what lead her to her current coaching position and her thoughts on sportsmanship.
23:13
May 06, 2020
Josh Merkel, Head Basketball Coach at Randolph-Macon College, shares his journey with me.
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shares a conversation with Josh Merkel, Head Basketball Coach at Randolph-Macon College. Coach Merkel shares stories about his athletic Career, his coaching opportunities, his view on team sportsmanship and the importance of mentors.
20:35
May 06, 2020
Hondo Handy’s Podcast shared the journey of Andre Foreman, Division III All Time Leading Scorer.
Hondo Handy Podcast shares the story of Two Time All American, Division III Player of the Year his senior year and had a fantastic 18 year Professional Basketball Career. He also was named Player of the Year in Finland and a couple other occasion, as his teams won several championships. During Professional Basketball Career he played in Australia, Hong Kong, Finland, Sweden and back to Finland, where he finished out his career.
29:04
May 05, 2020
Hondo speaking with Maurice ‘’Mo” Williams, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Salisbury University
Hondo Handy’s Podcast will get Maurice “Mo” Williams, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Salisbury University, thoughts on his upbringings, his basketball playing days, good team sportsmanship and his coaching career.
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May 04, 2020
Bubba Almony joins me to discuss his Ocean City upbringing and career as an Elite Body Guard.
Today we had Bubba Almony discussing his upbringing in Ocean City, his achievements as an Elite Body Guard, what he has learned through promoting good sportsmanship and the importance of giving back.
29:06
May 04, 2020