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Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist

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Weekly podcast featuring the best coaches in the world hosted by 2-Time NBA World Champion, Brendan Suhr.

Each episode Coach Suhr and his guests give you insight into some of the best and newest trends, techniques, philosophies and lessons from not only the game of basketball; but also in leadership, culture, professional development and life.

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Ep. 184 Alan Keane, Great Britain U20 National Team & Reading Rockets Head Coach

Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist

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Ep. 203 Kyle Smith, Washington State Cougars
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Kyle Smith, Head Coach of the Washington State Cougars.  In this episode, Coach Smith tells us why he wanted to pursue a career in coaching, who some of his biggest influences have been so far in his career, his journey through the coaching ranks, how he has established the identity for his WSU program, defensive concepts with analytics, his optimal style of play on offense, as well as his experience coaching this year through Covid-19 protocols.  All that and more on Episode 203 of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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January 20, 2021
Ep. 202 Dustin Kerns, Appalachian State
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dustin Kerns, head coach at Appalachian State. In this episode, Coach Kerns shares his approach as a head coach and how he has successfully turned programs around early in his coaching career, the importance of taking advantage of growth opportunities, lessons learned from the coaches he has been fortunate to work with so far, his style of play, advice to rising assistant coaches and what he feels are the 5 keys to being a good coach.  All that and more on this week's episode of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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January 14, 2021
Ep. 201, Steve Donahue, Penn Quakers
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Steve Donahue, head coach of the Penn Quakers. In this episode, Coach Donahue discusses how he and the "Motley" crew learned together during the pandemic shutdown, how critical it is to develop your craft to bring value to your program and yourself as you advance, the importance of sharing ideas to promote growth, how he developed his unique style of play, his "gap year" prior to Cornell,  his daily routine and how Penn and the Ivy League teams are handling practice in the spring to bring a sense of normalcy back to their player's lives. All that and more on this week's episode of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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January 5, 2021
Ep. 200 Q&A with Coach Brendan Suhr
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is answering the questions you submitted through tweets and direct messages to commemorate the 200th episode of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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December 15, 2020
Ep. 199 Bobby Marks, ESPN Front Office Insider
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks. He is an expert at his craft and has spent 20 years working in the NBA, including five as assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets.  Today he shares his expertise with our audience and takes our listeners inside some of the moves and strategies from NBA front offices in this  unprecedented 2020 offseason. Bobby breaks down the upcoming season's salary cap and explains how we arrived at the figure as well as a crash course to help you understand several important topics and phrases including trade exceptions, sign & trades, bird rights, hard cap, cap hold, wave & stretch provision and many more concepts and strategies used by NBA front offices today. All that and more on Episode 199 of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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December 8, 2020
Ep. 198 Remembering Glenn Wilkes with George Raveling, Larry Shyatt & Donnie Jones
Today we celebrate the life of the 'Godfather of Florida Basketball' Glenn Wilkes, a Hall of Fame basketball coach whose reputation spread far beyond DeLand and Stetson University, who died Saturday night, a week shy of his 92nd birthday.  In 2014 Wilkes was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Beyond the success at Stetson, he was nationally recognized by his peers as a mastermind of basketball strategy, whose knowledge of the game was surpassed only by his passion for promoting it. To honor Coach Wilkes, we are joined by 3 of the people who knew him best: George Raveling, Larry Shyatt & Donnie Jones. Join us as we celebrate the life of a legend on Episode 198 of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! Learn more about Hudl & Hudl Assist by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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November 27, 2020
Ep. 197 Cody Toppert, Memphis Tigers Assistant Coach
Today Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Cody Toppert, Assistant Coach with the Memphis Tigers.  In this episode, Cody discusses the foundations of true player development, conceptual offenses vs. patterned offenses, how the "corner offense" has influenced the game today, the importance of being flexible as a coach as well as his advice for coaches and how he is learning right now. We also take a look at the things he learned along his journey beginning as a player at Cornell, working with Ganon Baker doing pre-draft workouts and coaching at Elev8 Prep, the experience as a G-League coach, in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns and how he is adjusting to the college game as an Assistant Coach at the Univ. of Memphis with Penny Hardaway. All that and more on Episode 197 of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
50:49
November 23, 2020
Ep. 196 Jay Bilas, 2020 NBA Draft Preview Episode
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas for Coaching U’s 4th Annual NBA Draft Preview. In this episode, Jay and Coach Brendan Suhr discuss the unique challenges associated with the 2020 Draft for both NBA teams and players and we also take a closer look at this year’s draft talent. As Jay is entering his 18th year covering the NBA Draft with ESPN, he breaks down the key players in this draft including: Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, Tyrese Haliburton and many more… He also provides insight on why he believes this draft class may be undervalued as he shares how several other players can make immediate impacts on teams with specific needs. All that and more on Episode 196 of the Coaching U Podcast presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist! The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist. Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info 360 HOOPS is changing the shape of the game! CLICK HERE to learn more today!
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November 16, 2020
Ep. 195 Isiah Thomas, Dr. Tim Elmore, David Nurse & Brendan Suhr from #MYMSummit2020
This week is a special edition of the Coaching U Podcast as we wrap up the Master You Mindset Summit 2020 presented by MindVue with highlights of week 2. Today You will hear from 2-Time NBA Champion & International Businessman Isiah Thomas, World-Renowned Millennial & Gen Z Expert Dr. Tim Elmore, NBA Life Optimization Coach& Author David Nurse as well as 2-Time NBA Champion & Founder of Coaching U Coach Brendan Suhr. See the latest videos as well as links to all previous sessions from the Master Your Mindset Summit 2020 presented by MindVue by CLICKING HERE. The Coaching U Podcast is presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist.  Learn more about Hudl by CLICKING HERE! Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
48:11
November 9, 2020
Ep. 194 Trevor Moawad, Lauren Sisler, Jon Gordon & Bob Delaney from #MYMSummit2020
This week is a special edition of the Coaching U Podcast as we relive some of the highlights of week 1 of the Master You Mindset Summit 2020 presented by MindVue.  Today You will hear from renowned mental conditioning expert & Co-Chairman of Limitless Minds Trevor Moawad, sports broadcaster & inspirational speaker Lauren Sisler, 9-time bestselling author and speaker Jon Gordon as well as former NBA referee, bestselling author, post traumatic stress consultant & mind health advocate Bob Delaney. See the latest videos as well as links to all previous sessions from the Master Your Mindset Summit 2020 presented by MindVue by CLICKING HERE. Special Offers! MINDVUE: For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
52:18
November 1, 2020
Ep. 193 Brian Levenson, Shift Your Mind
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Brian Levenson: founder of Strong Skills. Brian provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching, speaking and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders. He has been fortunate to work with CEO’s, professional athletes and with teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Homeland Security, Hilton, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and many other organizations. He joins Coach Suhr to discuss his new book, Shift Your Mind, which is available now! In Shift Your Mind you’ll learn nine key mental shifts to elevate your preparation and your performance like an elite performer. Each chapter includes exercises to reinforce core concepts and explore the power of the shift using skills like visualization, mindfulness, and self-talk. Hear more about his simple but powerful framework used by the world’s highest achievers in Episode 193 of the Coaching U Podcast! FREE ONLINE EVENT: Coaching U has partnered with MindVue to present the Master Your Mindset Summit! This free online event will feature 20 of the world's leading experts sharing strategies on how to optimize your performance, enhance mental wellness as well as develop and improve mindset skills. This event begins on Oct. 19th, 2020... Register for FREE at www.masteryourmindsetsummit.com Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
46:18
October 12, 2020
Ep. 192 Jeff Pearlman, 3 Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty
In this episode Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Jeff Pearlman as he delivers an inside look at the story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996 through 2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal combined—and collided—to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse In the history of modern sport, there have never been two high-level teammates who loathed each other the way Shaquille O’Neal loathed Kobe Bryant, and Kobe Bryant loathed Shaquille O’Neal. From public sniping and sparring, to physical altercations and the repeated threats of trade, it was warfare. And yet, despite eight years of infighting and hostility, by turns mediated and encouraged by coach Phil Jackson, the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history. Together, the two led the Lakers to three straight championships and returned glory and excitement to Los Angeles. Hear what Jeff believes made Kobe, Shaq and Phil great in their own right as well as some interesting stories from the book on Episode 192 of the Coaching U Podcast! FREE ONLINE EVENT: Coaching U has partnered with MindVue to present the Master Your Mindset Summit! This free online event will feature 20 of the world's leading experts sharing strategies on how to optimize your performance, enhance mental wellness as well as develop and improve mindset skills. This event begins on Oct. 19th, 2020... Register for FREE at www.masteryourmindsetsummit.com Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
48:59
October 5, 2020
Ep. 191 Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Lloyd Pierce, Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks. In this episode, Coach Pierce discusses how his Hawks team has navigated the challenges associated with the NBA shutdown, his philosophy on building a team as well as it's culture the right way while managing expectations and the importance of adapting to change as a coach. He then takes you inside his call to action for coaches to come together to provide education, support and leadership for players, organizations and cities during one of the most critical times in our country's history. All that and more on episode 191 of the Coaching U Podcast Special Offers! FREE ONLINE EVENT: MindVue is proud to announce the Master Your Mindset Summit, the premier summit to optimize performance, enhance mental wellness & improve your mindset skills. Reserve your spot now FOR FREE at www.masteryourmindsetsummit.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
39:31
September 28, 2020
Ep. 190 Tony Bennett, Virginia Cavaliers
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Tony Bennett, Head Coach of the defending National Champion Virginia Cavaliers. In this episode Coach Bennett gives you a great lesson on how to face adversity - own it, grow from it and be better because of it. He relives his Virginia team's historic loss to UMBC in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament as they became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed. He then explains how he was very intentional about how he used the experience to prepare his team for the future. The preparation paid off as his Virginia team found themselves in a similar situation as a #1 seed once again in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and once again facing adversity in close games throughout the tournament. In the end, his Cavalier team persevered as they won all six tournament games and brought home the school's first National Championship. This is one of the best lessons in leadership, grit and resilience that you will ever here.  All that and more on episode 190 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
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September 21, 2020
Ep. 189 Jon & Kathryn Gordon, Relationship Grit
Bestselling author Jon Gordon is back with another life-affirming book. This time, he teams up with Kathryn Gordon, his wife of 23 years, for a look at what it takes to build strong relationships. In Relationship Grit, the Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times, and what continues to sustain their love and passion for one another to this day. They candidly share their mistakes, decisions that almost destroyed their marriage, and successes so you can learn from their experiences and make your relationship stronger. This conversation is filled with many lessons that coaches can apply to their own lives and improve their relationships and build a strong culture with their team at home! See for yourself on Episode 189 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. To get your copy of the book and the free action plan visit: https://www.relationshipgritbook.com/ Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
39:35
September 14, 2020
Ep. 188 David Nurse, NBA and Life Optimization Coach
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by David Nurse. David is an NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He has been invited to speak in over 50 different countries on the topics of overall personal development, confidence building, leadership, and motivational growth. David resides in Marina del Rey, California, and is married to the love of his life, the stunning actress Taylor Kalupa. More about Pivot & Go: PIVOT PERSPECTIVE. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Most of us run on an endless string of vague goals and should-haves, with true, empowering change always just out of reach. Many of us feel stuck in our day-to-day routine, without the proper tools to break the mold and live our best lives every single day. David Nurse, a renowned life optimization coach of more than 150 NBA players and CEOs, knows it doesn’t have to be that way. Pivot & Go is a compelling, hands-on blue- print to changing course and leading the life you want to live—today. In this energizing, adventurous, and actionable guide, David outlines a clear 29-day plan; not to living the life, but to living your absolute best life. His key is to make mindful mindset pivots that allow you to shift your perspective by incremental yet powerful degrees. Focusing on success, failure, passion, joy, and confidence, Pivot & Go is here to help you and your genuine rhythm—one that will carry you through each chapter of life with the energy and ability to make the most of every day. Punctuated with stories from his own journey to leading a full and rewarding lifestyle, as well as featuring never-before-told stories of triumph from some of the top NBA athletes in the world, David has delivered a book like none other. Not only will it give you the power to change your life, it will give you the strength to do so. Get ready to banish negative thoughts, live to the max, and become energized and ready to tackle each and every day. CONTINUED GRWOTH TOOLS!! Pivot & Go : The 29 Day Mindset Blueprint to Re-define and Achieve Your Success http://pivotandgo.davidnurse.com Continued learning course: https://1percent.davidnurse.com/optin1588214460267 Special Offers from Coaching U! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
47:36
September 7, 2020
Ep. 187 Travis Steele, Xavier Musketeers
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Travis Steele, Head Coach of the Xavier Musketeers. Coach Steele always knew he wanted to be a coach and spent his early years as a high school and AAU coach as he prepared for "the moment." In this episode he gives invaluable advice to coaches trying to break into the profession as well as several lessons about what he learned from Thad Matta, Kelvin Sampson, Sean Miller, Chris Mack as well as John Groce. He also discusses the experience coaching in the Big East, his style of play at Xavier and his daily approach as a head coach. All that and more on episode 187 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
45:00
August 31, 2020
Ep. 186 Kevin McGuff, Ohio State Women's Basketball Head Coach
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Kevin McGuff, Head Coach of the Ohio State women's basketball team. McGuff’s 18-year head coaching career consists of nine years at Xavier University (214-73) and two years at the University of Washington (41-26) before arriving in Columbus. He holds a .700 overall winning percentage with a career mark of 413-177. In this episode Coach McGuff shares how he is making the most of this time of crisis to develop his game and learn from other coaches at all levels, his time as an assistant coach at Notre Dame learning from the legendary Muffet McGraw and how that experience prepared him for his first head coaching position at Xavier, the importance of taking the time to develop young coaches, how he sees the women's game continue to grow as well as several offensive and defensive trends he is seeing in today's game. All that and more on episode 186 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
45:18
August 24, 2020
Ep. 185 J.B. Bickerstaff, Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by J.B. Bickerstaff, Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this episode Coach Bickerstaff discusses growing up as an NBA coach's son, the influence his father Bernie had on his life, his career path through the NBA and the unique experience of becoming an interim head coach three times, what he has learned from some of the coaches he has worked with such as John Beilein, David Fizdale, Kevin McHale, Kurt Rambis and Randy Whitman. He also shares several tips for assistant coaches at all levels, an inside look at the NBA coaches efforts to combat racial injustice as well as his thoughts on the matchups as the NBA playoffs begin this week. All that and more on episode 185 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
51:19
August 17, 2020
Ep. 184 Alan Keane, Great Britain U20 National Team & Reading Rockets Head Coach
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Alan Keane, Head Coach of the Great Britain U20 National Team and Head Coach of the Reading Rockets professional team for one of the most informative podcast episodes in terms of the philosophy of coaching in recent years. In this episode, Coach Keane takes you through the beginning of his coaching journey, the impact his mentors had on his career, the importance of a growth mindset, his "why" as well as an in-depth look at his approach to the player/coach relationship. All that and more on episode 184 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. Special Offers! MINDVUE: As we mentioned at the opening of the episode, Coaching U has partnered with MindVue! For more information on MindVue email Clete McQuinn at cmcquinn@mindvue.com or visit their website www.mindvue.com FASTMODEL SPORTS: CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastDraw or other FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" DR. DISH: Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
47:30
August 10, 2020
Ep. 183 Eric Musselman & David Patrick, Arkansas Razorbacks
For the first time Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by a head coach and assistant head coach as Eric Musselman and David Patrick are this week's guests on the Coaching U Podcast. In this episode Coach Musselman and Coach Patrick share how they make each other better coaches, David's decision to leave his position as the head coach at UC-Riverside to join Coach Musselman's staff, how their collective experience with NBA, FIBA and National Teams has influenced their approach with their team. They also share lessons they have each learned throughout their careers that can help coaches at all levels. All that an more on episode 183 of the Coaching U Podcast! Special Offers! CLICK HERE to Save 10% on FastModel Products with Promo Code "CU10" Don't forget to mention Coaching U or the Podcast to receive $300 off your Dr. Dish. Visit https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ for more info
54:01
August 3, 2020
Ep. 182 Mike Brey, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Mike Brey, Head Coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In this episode, Coach Brey discusses his role as the President of the NABC Board of Directors, alternative options to save the upcoming basketball season, his thoughts on several coaches who have shaped his coaching style including his mentor Morgan Wootten and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, how he used this "leave of absence" to re-energize and the unique experience for the student-athletes who choose to attend Notre Dame. All that and more on episode 182 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
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July 27, 2020
Ep. 181 Rob Ehsan, Former UAB Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Rob Ehsan, Former Head Coach at UAB. In this episode, Coach Ehsan discusses the abrupt ending to his to his tenure at UAB as he was on the verge of his third straight 20 win season in his fourth year as a head coach. He also discusses the experience of being named the head coach at UAB at the age of 33, what he learned as he transitioned into the role of head coach, his offensive and defensive style of play, lessons learned working as an assistant for Gary Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jerod Haase as well as discussing what is next for him in his career. All that and more on episode 181 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
49:21
July 20, 2020
Ep. 180 Lynn Bria, Stetson Hatters Women's Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Lynn Bria, Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters women's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Bria takes you through her her career to date including the experience of becoming a head coach at only 24 years old. She also explains her offensive philosophy, why she enjoys coaching offense, what influenced her approach, her defensive philosophy and how she has adapted to recent rule changes in women's basketball. All that and more on episode 180 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
42:46
July 13, 2020
Ep. 179 Jon Gordon, The Garden
This week's episode is a special edition simulcast by the Coaching U & Positive U Podcasts hosted by Coach Brendan Suhr featuring special guest and best-selling author Jon Gordon.  In this episode, Jon discusses his newest book The Garden: a Spiritual Fable About Ways to Overcome Fear, Anxiety and Stress.  The Garden is an enlightening and encouraging fable that helps readers overcome The 5 D’s (doubt, distortion, discouragement, distractions, and division) in order to find more peace, focus, connection, and happiness. Jon tells a story of teenage twins, who through the help of a neighbor and his special garden, find ancient wisdom, life-changing lessons, and practical strategies to overcome the fear, anxiety, and stress in their lives. Whether you are dealing with fear, anxiety, and stress yourself, have a family member that struggles, or are a mental health expert that works with clients, if any of the ideas in this book can be useful to you or the people you love and care about, then it’s worth a walk through The Garden to discover ways to persevere through life with the power of faith, hope, and love. The Garden is available now and can be purchased wherever books are sold or online at http://jongordon.com/books/garden
39:57
July 6, 2020
Ep. 178 Dan Earl, VMI
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dan Earl, Head Coach of the VMI men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Earl gives you an inside look at his unique experience of coaching on a military campus as well as a breakdown of his style of play and why it has been so effective. All that and much more on episode 178 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
51:20
June 26, 2020
Ep. 177 Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown
This week Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by BBall Breakdown's Coach Nick for a basketball conversation that is truly a must-listen! In this episode, Coach Nick explains how he developed his advanced level knowledge of the game and how it led to the start of BBall Breakdown. He also discusses some of several of his favorite actions he sees from NBA teams today and he explains which actions he feels are most effective. In addition, Coach Nick provides a breakdown of several contenders and tells why they will, or will not, have success once the playoffs begin. All that and much more on episode 177 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! ***SPECIAL OFFER*** Be sure to visit www.coachingulive.com/bestofcoachingu for more information on OUR BEST OFFER EVER!!! This offer includes: The Best of Coaching U Video Set, Brendan Suhr's PHD in Coaching Course, the Coaching U Player Development Bundle, the NextGen Coaches Video Sets & a Fast Action Bonus - those who sign up in the first 48 hours will receive a one-on-one coaching session via Zoom with Coach Brendan Suhr! You can also follow Coach Nick & BBall Breakdown here: Twitter: @BBallBreakdown YouTube: youtube.com/bballbreakdown or Visit the Site: www.bballbreakdown.com
1:05:37
June 1, 2020
Ep. 176 BJ Armstrong, Donnie Jones & Brendan Suhr from the Stetson Virtual Clinic
This special edition of the Coaching U Podcast features Former NBA Player, BJ Armstrong; Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters, Donnie Jones and Coach Brendan Suhr. The Stetson Virtual Clinic is once again hosted by Donnie Jones. Today's guest needs no introduction as you have seen him recently make several appearances on ESPN's The Last Dance. BJ Armstrong was a 3x NBA Champion & NBA All-Star during his stellar 12-year career as a player for the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets & Orlando Magic.  After his playing career he stepped into the front office of the Chicago Bulls for several years. He then transitioned to another side of the business and is now known as one of the premier player agents in professional sports while representing several of the NBA's top athletes including the #1 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft & 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose. We will bring you the full conversation on episode 176 of the Coaching U Podcast! For information on future Stetson Virtual Clinics follow their twitter account @StetsonMBB
55:47
May 20, 2020
Ep. 175 Steve Clifford, Donnie Jones & Brendan Suhr from the Stetson Virtual Clinic
This week we are bringing you another special edition of the Coaching U Podcast featuring Head Coach of the Orlando Magic, Steve Clifford; Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters, Donnie Jones and Coach Brendan Suhr. The Stetson Virtual Clinic is once again hosted by Donnie Jones. Jones recently finished his first season with the Hatters, leading Stetson to its highest win total (16) since the 2007-08 season. The Hatters finished third in the ASUN Conference and reached the ASUN Tournament semifinals. Clifford is in his second season as head coach of the Orlando Magic. In his first season, he led his Magic team on a tremendous turnaround that saw the franchise's first playoff berth since 2012 - ending the longest playoff drought in franchise history. We will bring you the full conversation on episode 175 of the Coaching U Podcast! For information on future Stetson Virtual Clinics follow their twitter account @StetsonMBB
47:19
May 13, 2020
Ep. 174 Billy Donovan, Donnie Jones & Brendan Suhr from the Stetson Virtual Clinic
This week we are bringing you a special edition of the Coaching U Podcast featuring Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Billy Donovan; Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters, Donnie Jones and Coach Brendan Suhr. These 3 long-time friends teamed up for the Stetson Virtual Clinic hosted by Donnie Jones.  Jones recently finished his first season with the Hatters, leading Stetson to its highest win total (16) since the 2007-08 season. The Hatters finished third in the ASUN Conference and reached the ASUN Tournament semifinals. Donovan is in his fourth season as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder and was a leading candidate for the NBA Coach of the Year prior to the stoppage. The former Florida head coach also led the Gators to a pair of NCAA Championships (2006, 2007) with Jones as one of his assistant coaches. Jones and Donovan spent a total of 15 seasons together, at both Marshall (1992-96) and Florida (1996-07).  We will bring you the full conversation on episode 174 of the Coaching U Podcast! For information on future Stetson Virtual Clinics follow their twitter account @StetsonMBB
59:26
May 6, 2020
Ep. 173 Steve Forbes, East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Steve Forbes, Head Coach of the East Tennessee State men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Forbes explains why he believes it is vital for coaches to continue learning as the game is changing, his thoughts on culture vs. identity, how he likes his ETSU teams to play and what he emphasizes daily, He also shares lessons learned after being fired and what he learned as he worked under 3 Final Four head coaches (Porter Moser, Gregg Marshall and Bruce Pearl) as he was climbing the ranks as an assistant. All that and much more on episode 173 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
52:12
April 29, 2020
Ep. 172 Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Fred Hoiberg, Head Coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Hoiberg gives you insight into his decision to take over the Nebraska program, his expectations entering his second year, how he developed his style of play, his experience as player, coach and executive in the NBA, the keys to coaching and managing players at both levels and much more on episode 172 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
56:36
April 19, 2020
Ep. 171 Todd Golden, San Francisco Dons Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Todd Golden, Head Coach of the USF Dons men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Golden takes you through his first season as a division 1 head coach as he led his USF program to 22 wins after being hired at the age of 33. He then provides an in-depth analysis of his style of play at USF, the role analytics plays in decision making, his "process over result" philosophy, the influence of the St. Mary's coaching tree on his career and much more on episode 171 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
52:27
April 7, 2020
Ep. 170 Jerry Stackhouse, Vanderbilt Commodores Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Jerry Stackhouse, Head Coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Stackhouse tells how his passion for helping young players led him into a career in coaching, his approach to player development, his influence on Raptors players he coached on the G-League Champion 905 team who have also won an NBA championship as well, how he overcame the stigma of former NBA players not having coaching or head coaching experience, what lessons he has learned in his coaching career so far, the decision making process as a head coach, his own coaches who have been influential on him in his life and how special of an experience his first year has been as the head coach at Vanderbilt. All that and more on episode 170 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
47:36
March 31, 2020
Ep. 169 "It's Not Hysteria, It's Real!" - Combatting COVID-19
In this special episode, Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by 2 members of the Coaching U Medical Advisory Board, Anup Patel & BK Suhr, to discuss the growing concern of the spread of COVID-19, how we can combat it moving forward and tips to stay safe and healthy during this time. Today's Guests: Anup Patel (MD, MBA, FACS, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Hand, and Microsurgeon) BK Suhr (BSN, RN, CCRN)
27:55
March 25, 2020
Ep. 168 Mike Neighbors, Arkansas Razorbacks Women's Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Mike Neighbors, Head Coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Neighbors takes you through his career path, the sacrifices coaches make pursuing a career in coaching, surviving a heart attack at the age of 29, the importance of knowing your "why" as a coach, the strength of the coaches and teams in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), how he has had success forming a strong bonds with star players like Kelsey Plum and a deeper look into his coaching philosophy that is a must hear for any coach. He also explains why he could not pass up the opportunity to come home to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks and how he quickly rebuilt the program with a system that will allow the Razorbacks to enjoy success for years to years to come. All that and more on episode 168 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
54:31
March 15, 2020
Ep. 167 Mitch Henderson, Princeton Tigers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Mitch Henderson, Head Coach of the Princeton Tigers men's basketball team. In this episode, Coach Henderson shares the historic tradition of Princeton Basketball, the impact his legendary coach Pete Carril had on his former players as well as the culture at Princeton and the importance of keeping it in place from coach to coach. He also discusses the famed Princeton Offense and the keys to it's success, practice techniques that allow his players to transfer what they have learned into games as well as the unique experience of coaching in the Ivy League. All that and more on episode 167 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
54:17
March 2, 2020
Ep. 166 Rob Lanier, Georgia State Panthers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Rob Lanier, Head Coach of the Georgia State Panthers. Prior to being named the Head Coach at Georgia State, Lanier was regarded as one of the nation's top assistant coaches and spent the last four seasons as associate head coach at Tennessee. The Volunteers finished the 2018-19 season 31-6, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The season included a win over the No. 1 team in the nation and a No. 1 national ranking for the Volunteers. In addition to boasting four years of Division I head coaching experience at Siena, Lanier also has coached in the Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10 and MAAC for 11 teams that advanced to NCAA Tournament play. In this episode, Lanier discusses his development as a coach and what he has learned in his career as a Head Coach and 30 year veteran in basketball, lessons he has learned from the great coaches he has worked with, how he and his staff are implementing his vision and culture in his first year at Georgia State and what his is doing to invest in coaches with his website coachspeak.net. All that and more on episode 166 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! Don't forget to visit his site: www.coachspeak.net
50:03
February 24, 2020
Ep. 165 Griff Aldrich, Longwood Lancers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Griff Aldrich, Head Coach of the Longwood Lancers. In this episode, Coach Aldrich takes you through his unique journey through law school and into coaching, his background of impacting lives through AAU Basketball, the role his faith plays in both his professional and personal life, the constant battle between transformational vs. transactional coaching, his offensive and defensive philosophies and what influenced those as well as what suggestions he would make to improve college basketball. All that and more on episode 165 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:02:07
February 16, 2020
Ep. 164 Liam Flynn, Assistant Coach Hapoel Jerusalem BC
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Liam Flynn, Assistant Coach of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club. Coach Flynn is one of the most respected coaches in international basketball with over 24 years of professional experience. In this episode, Flynn discusses how he arrived in Jerusalem, some of the influential coaches he has learned from during his career, how the philosophies of the game transfers around the world, some of the unique offenses and trends he has saw internationally as well as a deep dive into the defensive concepts used by his team. All that and more on episode 164 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! You can learn more about Coach Liam Flynn and his online resources here: https://www.coachliamflynn.com
47:11
February 10, 2020
Ep. 163 Steve Trimper, Stetson Baseball Head Coach & Author of Walk Off Winning
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters Baseball Team, Steve Trimper. Coach Trimper is entering his 4th season as the Head Coach of the Stetson program where he rewrote the record books during the 2018 season. Overall record: 48-11- tied for most wins in a season in program history. ASUN record: 15-3 (1st place). ASUN Tournament: 4-0 (Champions). NCAA DeLand Regional: 3-0 (Champions)- first regional title in program history. Home Record: 32-3 best in Melching Field history. Finished season ranked in every national poll: Baseball America (12), Collegiate Baseball (10), USA Today Coaches Poll (13), D1Baseball.com (10). Finished the 2018 season with a program record NCAA final RPI (7). Six Hatters were also selected in the MLB Draft in June, including Logan Gilbert by Seattle, who was selected in the 1st round (#16 overall). In addition to a coaching career that has accumulated 583 wins and counting, Coach Trimper has authored a book Walk Off Winning that is available for presale now. There are many books available on the topic of leadership, but none quite like this one. Walk Off Winning: A Game Plan for Leading Your Team and Organization to Success is the work of Steve Trimper―a college baseball coach who shares what he has learned about business through his extensive leadership experience in high-level sports. In addition to reflecting on his own failures and successes, Trimper interviews leadership experts to distill a wealth of wisdom into this valuable book. In his book, you’ll read about the key principles of team building, culture, and organization building. If you are looking for a way to enhance your leadership, whether you lead a team of one or an entire organization, Walk Off Winning is for you. This book will give you the motivation and strategies to “become a doer.” Anyone involved in leadership, sports management, or the general business world will benefit from the inspirational anecdotes and honest advice in this much sought-after guide for leaders of all kinds. From the sports field to the business office, good leadership in any arena shares a single, universal foundation. If you want to achieve your dreams, you’ll have to learn to Walk Off Winning. In this episode, Trimper discusses the importance of building relationships & a strong culture in your program, the 4 steps to sustained success for a program, leadership styles that will work with today’s generation of player as well as his book Walk Off Winning. All that and more on episode 163 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. You can reserve your copy of Walk Off Winning here: https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Off-Winning-Leading-Organization/dp/1119652200/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=steve+trimper&qid=1576547602&sr=8-1
1:02:47
December 17, 2019
Ep. 162 Damon Stoudamire, Pacific Tigers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Pacific Tigers Damon Stoudamire. After finishing up a stellar playing career in the NBA, Stoudamire began his coaching career at Rice University before being hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach. He then transitioned back to the college level as an assistant coach at both Memphis and Arizona before being named the Head Coach at Pacific on March 16, 2016. He now enters his fourth season as the Pacific head men’s basketball coach. Last season, Stoudamire coached the Tigers to their best conference finish since rejoining the West Coast Conference in 2012-13. After finishing up a stellar playing career in the NBA, Stoudamire began his coaching career at Rice University before being hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach. He then transition back to the college level as an assistant coach at both Memphis and Arizona before being named the Head Coach at Pacific. In this episode, Coach Stoudamire shares what led to him pursuing a second career in coaching, some of his favorite memories as a player in the NBA, lessons learned as an assistant coach at both the college and professional level and why he is so passionate about developing players. All that and more on Episode 162 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:04:29
December 2, 2019
Ep. 161 Todd Simon, Southern Utah Thunderbirds Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Todd Simon. Coach Simon is in his fourth year at the helm of the Southern Utah University men’s basketball team after being named the head coach on March 24, 2016. Simon’s third season with the program was one for the record books, and one of the most successful the program has experienced in recent memory. The Thunderbirds qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2001, and won the first postseason game in the program’s Division I history in the First Round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The T-Birds defeated the Drake Bulldogs, who were Co-Regular Season Champions of the Missouri Valley Conference. The 2018-19 season provided several milestones. SUU finished .500 for the first time since the 2006-07 season with a mark of 17-17. The T-Birds won nine Big Sky Conference games, which was the most the program had earned since joining the league. They also secured back-to-back winning non-conference records. Prior to Southern Utah, Simon was named interim head coach of the UNLV men’s basketball program in January 2016 and immediately led them to three consecutive victories. During Simon’s 17 games as interim head coach, the Runnin’ Rebels ranked as the number one team in the nation in adjusted tempo, scoring more than 100 points in four games. UNLV finished with a 9-8 record, despite playing with as few as five scholarship players. While he was associate head coach with UNLV he also played a critical role in assembling UNLV’s roster, which Rivals.com ranked its 2014 recruiting class No. 5 in the nation, while the 2015 class was ranked No. 11. Prior to his tenure as a Runnin’ Rebel, Simon served Findlay Prep for seven years in both head and assistant coaching roles.  As head coach at Findlay Prep in 2012-2013, he led the team to a 35-1 record, including eight wins over top-25 ranked teams. The 35 victories are the most wins in school history. During Simon’s tenure at Findlay Prep, they accumulated an overall record of 192-9. During his career Simon has helped develop and coach several players that have become top NBA draft picks, including Anthony Bennett, who was selected as the top overall pick in 2013, Rashad Vaughn, who was picked No. 17 in 2015, and Avery Bradley. Other NBA player’s Simon has coached in his career include Christian Wood, Jorge Gutierrez, Cory Joseph, DeAndre Liggins, Nick Johnson and Tristan Thompson. In this episode, Coach Simon discusses how he has went about building his program and culture at Southern Utah; what he learned as an interim head coach that prepared him for this opportunity; the art of coaching elite players; how he arrived at his current style of play; the importance of player development at any level of coaching; how he prepares his team for success in “buy games” this time of year and what it was like to take his team on the road to Nebraska a few weeks back and secure a win vs a well-coached Big 10 opponent. All that and more on Episode 161 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
38:49
November 25, 2019
Ep. 160 Katy Young Staudt, Ventura Partners
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Katy Young Staudt of Ventura Partners. Over the past decade and a half, Katy has established herself as one of the most trusted and influential search consultants in the sports and entertainment worlds. Prior to Ventura Partners, her search experience included time with two well-known firms, Witt/Kieffer and Eastman & Beaudine. She has conducted numerous searches for Division I head coaches and directors of athletics and has worked closely with clients across professional sports properties including MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA TOUR, USTA, and more. She was named a “Rising Star” in the Sports Industry by Partnership Activation Magazine and “30 under 30” in Sports by Sports Launch Magazine. Katy regularly speaks at the LEAD1 Athletic Directors Institute, NACDA, Women Leaders in College Sports, Learfield Minority Academy, the Coaches “Think Tank”, the Collegiate Coaching Consortium, and Athletic Director University, among many others. In this episode, Katy discusses her career as a Search Consultant and the role of a search firm during a hiring process. She takes you inside the process of conducting a successful search, the qualities she looks for in potential coaching candidates, questions and situations all coaches should prepare for before participating in interviews for coaching positions as well as general advice and tips she would offer coaches as they look to advance within the profession. All that and more on Episode 160 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
51:11
November 18, 2019
Ep. 159 David Vanterpool, Minnesota Timberwolves Associate Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Associate Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves David Vanterpool. Before joining the Timberwolves this offseason, Vanterpool had spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers as he played an integral role in Portland’s success while earning a strong reputation for his basketball IQ, ability to connect with players and build lifelong relationships. In this episode, Coach Vanterpool discusses how he has developed a passion for coaching; the coaches he played for that influenced him to pursue a career in coaching after playing; his experience working with and learning from Terry Stotts the last 7 seasons; why he decided to join the Timberwolves coaching staff and Ryan Saunders; thoughts on some of the great players he has coached including Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum as well as his goals for his career and how they correlate to his “WHY” for coaching.
49:53
October 19, 2019
Ep. 158 Micah Shrewsberry, Purdue Boilermakers Assoc. Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Micah Shrewsberry, Associate Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers. Shrewsberry has learned from the best coaches in America, spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under head coach Brad Stevens. He helped the Celtics to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2017 and 2018. Under Shrewsberry, the Celtics’ offense was one of the best in the NBA this past season, ranking sixth in the league in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point percentage. Shrewsberry returns to Purdue where he was an assistant coach during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons before departing to Boston. He helped the Boilermakers to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Prior to his time at Purdue, he spent four seasons at Butler under Stevens, first as the coordinator of basketball operations, then as an assistant coach for the last three seasons. He helped the Bulldogs to the 2010 and 2011 national championship games before starting his two-year stint with the Boilermakers. In this episode, Coach Shrewsberry discusses his experiences working with two of the best coaches in the game: Brad Stevens and Matt Painter; why he decided to leave the Celtics to return to Purdue; what he found to be the biggest differences between coaching in the college and professional ranks and how his experience coaching in the NBA will allow him to better serve the players he coaches at the collegiate level moving forward. All that and more on Episode 158 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
47:58
October 7, 2019
Ep. 157 Stan Van Gundy, NBA Head Coach & Analyst for Turner Sports
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Former NBA Head Coach and current basketball analyst for Turner Sports Stan Van Gundy. In this episode, Stan explains why he enjoys clinics, teaching and giving back to coaches; how much the support of his father meant to he and his brother Jeff as coaches; importance of leadership, vision & culture for your team; advice for coaches looking to advance; coaching today’s players; the role of analytics in today’s game; his experience teaching a college course at Stetson University last year as well as his role as a game & studio analyst for Turner Sports. All that and more on Episode 157 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
52:13
September 30, 2019
Ep. 156 Bob Delaney, Ret. NBA Referee & New Jersey State Trooper
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Bob Delaney. Delaney is a former NBA Referee, Retired New Jersey State Trooper, Leading Authority in Post Traumatic Stress, Corporate Educator & Motivator and also currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Southeastern Conference. He has served the NBA in various areas of officiating development, including most recently as the Vice President, Referee Operations/Director of Officials. He is the founder of two schools that trained officials for high-integrity roles within the NBA, WNBA and college basketball. His Performance Enhancement Program (PEP) has provided training for the NFL, U.S. Army, FBI, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Homeland Security and more. During a 25-year NBA officiating career, Delaney officiated more than 1,700 regular season games, more than 200 playoff games, nine Finals and two All-Star Games and was one of the NBA’s highest-rated crew chiefs. In 2003 he received the prestigious Gold Whistle Award from the National Association of Sports Officials. In this episode, Delaney takes you inside the responsibility of an NBA Official as well as a look back at his time as a State Trooper in New Jersey including a 3 year undercover job to infiltrate organized crime and how he uses that experience today to help people navigate post-traumatic stress. He currently works with sports teams, military branches, police departments and families who have lost loved ones to help them through difficult times. Bob shares some of his most effective strategies and techniques in this episode that can be applied to traumatic events of all kinds for you to use with your team, staff and loved ones. All that and more on Episode 156 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
42:45
September 11, 2019
Ep. 155 Tony Ronzone: Dallas Mavericks Director of Player Personnel
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Tony Ronzone, Director of Player Personnel for the Dallas Mavericks. Tony is one of the NBA’s most respected and accomplished executives with an unmatched feel and relationship with the international game who truly has a passion for helping players. In this episode, Tony takes you through the foundations of his basketball career and how he established himself as the world’s most trusted international scout beginning with his start as a player/coach at the age of 22 in New Zealand. Tony takes a deep dive into how the international game has grown from a developmental side at the youth level all the way up to the competition side in the FIBA ranks. We then have some fun as Tony shares stories about some of his experiences drafting players over the years as well as a great story about Kobe Bryant from his time with USA Basketball. He also shares with our audience some of the most important traits that he looks for as he evaluates players that can apply to coaches at the collegiate level as well as they are evaluating players for recruiting purposes. All that and more on Episode 155 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
50:46
September 4, 2019
Ep. 154 Garrett Temple, New Jersey Nets
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the NBA Veteran Garrett Temple. In this episode, Garrett discusses his journey to becoming an NBA player, the mindset that has allowed him to thrive as a professional after breaking into the NBA in 2010, what he believes were some of the best traits that successful coaches he has played for possess including Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and JB Bickerstaff, his roll as Vice President with the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association), how he is preparing for life after basketball, his clean water initiative – Hoops2O as well as why he chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets last summer and what he is looking forward to the most with his new team. All that and more on Episode 154 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! You can donate to Hoops2O by clicking here or visiting www.waterboys.org/hoops2o/
45:38
August 27, 2019
Ep. 153 Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Ben McCollum, Head Coach of the Division II National Champion Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. The 38 year old coach is a 2-Time National Champion, 2-Time Division II Coach of the Year and 7-Time MIAA Conference Champion who has compiled a career record of 241-75. In this episode, Coach McCollum discusses how he developed his style of play on the job as he developed through his first few seasons as a head coach, his philosophy of creating opportunities for his players by putting them in their natural positions, his teaching style through playing 5-on-5 while making sure his players are focused on the process. He also discusses why he is an ENERGY GUY who discovered the hard way early in his career that his players fed off his demeanor and responded well to positive coaching. All that and more on Episode 153 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
52:29
August 19, 2019
Ep. 152 Pat Williams, Character Carved in Stone
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the 51 year NBA veteran executive Pat Williams. In this episode, Pat takes you inside his new book “Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Values of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success”. Overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point are 12 granite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue: compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust. These benches remind cadets of the qualities that lead to victory and success, not just on the battlefield, but in all of life. With his signature enthusiasm and insight, Pat Williams shares the incredible stories of West Point graduates who exemplified these traits, from the Civil War to the War on Terror. He shows readers of all backgrounds how to develop these 12 essential virtues in their lives, whether they are in the corporate world, the academic world, the military, the church, or in some other sphere. “I love the fact that Pat Williams has taken the twelve core virtues of West Point and created this new and exciting book. I was taught those virtues and have used them in everything that I have done since my graduation.” – Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach, Duke University All that and more on Episode 152 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:05:13
August 8, 2019
Ep. 151 Matthew Driscoll, Univ. of North Florida Ospreys Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Matthew Driscoll, Head Coach of the Univ. of North Florida Ospreys. In this episode, Coach Driscoll discusses a variety of topics including his journey to becoming a head coach and the challenges & responsibilities that come with that, what he now looks for while hiring coaches for his staff, what he believes are the keys to being a GREAT assistant coach, importance of being willing to learn, adapt and change as a coach, how to establish your daily habits through practice, how he developed his style of play and how building relationships helped propel his career. All that and more on Episode 151 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
48:31
July 31, 2019
Ep. 150 Dave Smart, 13-Time U Sport National Champion from Carleton Univ.
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dave Smart, 13-Time National Champion Head Coach in Canadian U Sports and former Assistant Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Team. In this episode, Coach Smart shares what he has found to be the most important aspects of coaching as he has compiled a career record of 591 wins and only 48 losses. He and Coach Brendan Suhr also cover the rise of basketball in Canada and how they are setup to thrive moving forward, the importance of forming a team with players who are the right fits instead the most talented guys, his style of play and his philosophy on the correlation between offense, defense & rebounding. All that and more on Episode 150 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
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July 24, 2019
Ep. 149 Jon Gordon & Damon West, Authors of “The Coffee Bean”
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Authors of The Coffee Bean: Jon Gordon and Damon West. In this episode, the two authors give you an inside look at what led them to write this inspiring book together including Damon’s unbelievable story of how he turned his mess into his message – His path into a life sentence in prison that led him to hear the unique story of the coffee bean that he uses to impact the lives of so many today. In this podcast Jon & Damon also share the 5 rules of being a coffee bean that we can apply to the coaching profession as well as our everyday lives. All that and more on Episode 149 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! From bestselling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean: an illustrated fable that teaches readers how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change. Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water. The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment. The Coffee Bean is an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. One day after class, his teacher shares with him the life-changing lesson of the coffee bean, and this powerful message changes the way he thinks, acts, and sees the world. Abe discovers that instead of letting his environment change him for the worse, he can transform any environment he is in for the better. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you. A delightful, quick read, The Coffee Bean is purposely written and designed for readers of all ages so that everyone can benefit from this transformational lesson. This is a book and message that, when read and shared, has the power to change your life and the world around you. You just have to decide: are you a carrot, egg, or coffee bean? The Coffee Bean is available for purchase at CoffeeBeanBook.com or wherever books are sold.
55:33
July 17, 2019
Ep. 148 SPECIAL EDITION: Part 2 with Angelo Poli, Founder of MetPro
Coach Brendan Suhr is once again joined by internationally recognized expert in fitness & nutrition, Angelo Poli to follow up on their previous conversation about personal health and fitness. Angelo is the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. Using Metobolic Profiling, MetPro analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining your health goals. Poli has spent much of his career as a motivational speaker, speaking regulary at universities, and hospitals around the country. Poli was a featured speaker at TEDxChico where he discussed his own achievement in overcoming obstacles. After recovering from a crippling injury himself, Poli brought to light a whole new way of thinking about health, fitness, and weight loss. His high-profile clientele range in scope from Olympic Athletes, NFL MVPs to physique models, and business leaders. Those who have been fortunate enough to gain coaching from Poli consistently achieved exceptional results regardless of their demanding schedules, significant injuries, and crippled metabolisms. Poli has been featured for his specialty in Neuromuscular Re-education (Posture and Alignment) and weight loss sciences in major media outlets such as Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. In his 20 years of educating the masses and challenging generalized health guidance, Poli has become one of the most celebrated body transformation experts in the world. In this episode, Angelo and Coach Suhr recap their last interview, discuss the best ways to go about goal setting, go over the benefits of group training, the importance of baseline testing. Angelo then shares the keys to maximizing your nutrition, exercise and time and also explains the 6 categories of training while giving you tips to help decide which would be the most productive for you. Finally, Angelo shares some LIFE HACKS, these disruptive behaviors that are sure to help you along your health and fitness journey. Also, Coaching U listeners will be given a complimentary Metabolic Profiling assessment and a 30-minute consultation with a MetPro expert. To claim this offer visit https://metpro.co/coachingu
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July 5, 2019
Ep. 147 Will Weaver, Sydney Kings Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Sydney Kings Will Weaver. Coach Weaver spent last season as the Head Coach of the Long Island Nets, the G-League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, He is also an Assistant Coach for the Austrailian National Team Boomers. In this episode, Coach Weaver shares his thoughts on his former franchise – the Brooklyn Nets – free agency success, His path through coaching at all levels, how he plans to use what he learned in Brooklyn to establish a sustainable culture in his new position with the Kings, his time in the 76ers organization under Brett Brown as they rebuilt the franchise, his experience coaching the Australian National Team, as well as many other topics that are important to coaches such as: what you can learn from being self critical, how build deeper relationships with your players and what he’s noticed the best decision makers do better than others. All that and more on Episode 146 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
55:19
July 3, 2019
Ep. 146 Ken Coleman, The Proximity Principle
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by career expert, best-selling author of The Proximity Principle and national radio host of The Ken Coleman Show. In this episode, Ken discusses his new book The Proximity Principle and how the lessons within the book apply to both up and coming coaches as well as veterans looking to further their career. Ken and Coach Brendan Suhr then give you a snapshot of some of the key areas in the book such as The Proximity Principle itself, the proximity mindset, patience while persevering, being present in the now, maximizing your role, importance of a clear message, being relentless in your preparation and how valuable mentors are even for coaches. All that and more on Episode 145 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! You can also purchase Ken’s new book The Proximity Principle here: https://www.kencoleman.com/store/product/the-proximity-principle-book
46:18
June 25, 2019
Ep. 145 Jay Bilas, 2019 NBA Draft Preview Episode
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas for Coaching U’s 3rd Annual NBA Draft Preview. In this Episode, we take a deep dive into this year’s draft pool as Jay Bilas breaks down the key talent this draft has to offer including: Zion Williams, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, DeAndre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Nassir Little, Rui Hachimura and Many more… He also lets you know who he believes are the sleepers in this years draft and how they can provide value for teams later in the Draft. Jay also gives you an inside look at how he prepares for the NBA Draft and how his evaluations and viewpoints have changed over time as he has covered the NBA Draft for 17 seasons with ESPN. All that and more on Episode 145 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
37:48
June 19, 2019
Ep. 144 Colton Houston & Matt Dover, Basketball Analytics & Schedule Engineering Experts
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Basketball Analytics & Schedule Engineering Experts Colton Houston & Matt Dover, co-founders of HD Intelligence. HD Intelligence is the first full-service analytics company to operate exclusively in the world of college basketball. In this episode, Houston and Dover break down the 3 main areas of analytics they have found most beneficial to college coaches: Schedule Engineering, Scouting Analysis & Self-Optimization. Schedule Smarter: Optimize your team’s postseason resume with an intelligent, data driven approach to non-conference scheduling. Smart scheduling is often the distinguishing factor between teams that go dancing and those that end up on the wrong side of the bubble. It can also be the difference between receiving a 5 seed or a 3 seed. We customize our research and proprietary algorithms to your team’s situation in order to provide you with specific projections and practical scheduling guidance. Prepare Smarter: Know your opponents better and prepare for games more effectively. From shot selection tendencies to pace-of-play factors to defensive strengths and weaknesses, our advanced statistical analyses of your opponents will help you gain a winning edge. Not only will we provide you with exclusive data before you begin to implement your game plan, but we’ll walk you through its implementation and debrief with you after the game. We want you to feel like we’re a member of your staff – available when you need us and fully invested in your success. Play Smarter: Leveraging data analytics to determine optimal lineup combinations, substitution patterns, and shot selection can result in measurable performance improvements. We use NBA-level analytics approaches to provide clients with best-in-class data about their teams and players. More importantly, we bring years of high level college basketball experience to bear in helping our clients build a bridge from data to practical application – after all, analytics on its own is useless without applicable insights. Simply put, we help you know your team better so that you can coach them better. For more information on HD Intelligence contact: Colton Houston, colton@hdintelligence.com Matt Dover, matt@hdintelligence.com All that and more on Episode 143 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
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June 12, 2019
Ep. 143 SPECIAL EDITION: Angelo Poli, Founder of MetPro
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by internationally recognized expert in fitness & nutrition, Angelo Poli. Angelo is the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. Using Metobolic Profiling, MetPro analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining your health goals. Poli has spent much of his career as a motivational speaker, speaking regulary at universities, and hospitals around the country. Poli was a featured speaker at TEDxChico where he discussed his own achievement in overcoming obstacles. After recovering from a crippling injury himself, Poli brought to light a whole new way of thinking about health, fitness, and weight loss. His high-profile clientele range in scope from Olympic Athletes, NFL MVPs to physique models, and business leaders. Those who have been fortunate enough to gain coaching from Poli consistently achieved exceptional results regardless of their demanding schedules, significant injuries, and crippled metabolisms. Poli has been featured for his specialty in Neuromuscular Re-education (Posture and Alignment) and weight loss sciences in major media outlets such as Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. In his 20 years of educating the masses and challenging generalized health guidance, Poli has become one of the most celebrated body transformation experts in the world. In this episode, Angelo and Coach Suhr discuss how MetPro works for both athletes who are looking to increase their performance or coaches who struggle maintaining proper nutrition and fitness strategies with their demanding schedules. Also, Coaching U listeners will be given a complimentary Metabolic Profiling assessment and a 30-minute consultation with a MetPro expert. To claim this offer visit https://metpro.co/coachingu All that and more on Episode 143 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
58:06
June 8, 2019
Ep. 142 Lennie Acuff, Lipscomb Bisons Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the new Head Coach of the Lipsomb Bisons Lennie Acuff. In this episode, the coach known for his offensive style of play shares who his influences, the opportunity to take over and continue to build on the historic tradition of the Lipscomb basketball program, the importance of identifying the niche at your school and forming your mantra, as well as his thoughts on leadership, developing relationships with your players as well as other coaches for various reasons, the obligation he feels to help younger coaches in the profession as well as other key lessons he has learned as he enters his 30th year of coaching. All that and more on Episode 142 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
43:28
June 6, 2019
Ep. 141 Bob Richey, Furman Paladins Head Coach – All Din Coaching Development Camp
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Furman Paladins, Bob Richey. In this episode, Coach Richey shares with our listeners a unique learning opportunity designed to develop young, aspiring Division 1 coaches with his first ever All Din Coaching Development Camp. This camp includes special clinics in: practice & workout planning, video & technology, analytics, scouting, recruiting, basketball operations and includes guest speakers, clinics, networking opportunities, hands on exercises, chalk talks & Q&A times. This camp is open to current college athletes, student managers, graduate managers, graduate assistants and high school coaches. The All-Inclusive cost of $395 includes: room & board, all meals, coaching notebook, exclusive resources and all clinics/classes. For More Information or to register visit: www.furmanbasketballcamp.com
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May 24, 2019
Ep. 140 Nick Hays, Former Navy Seal & Author of “Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy Seal"
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by former Navy Seal & Author of “Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy Seal”, Nick Hays. In this episode, Nick gives you an overview of some of the lessons and habits he covers in his book as well as some stories from his years as a Navy Seal. He also takes you through his decision to become a Navy Seal, what the process of enlisting and training was like, what military lessons apply to coaching & sports, how to best develop standards within your culture, the importance of mentors, the power of investing in other people and what life after being a Navy Seal is like. All that and more on Episode 140 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy Seal is a practical, no-nonsense guide to elevate your leadership skills and drive your team to their maximum potential. Before you can push your team to the max, you must push yourself – Elite teams require elite leaders. This invaluable guide supplies the tools you need to develop effective strategies to motivate, adapt and overcome. Author Nick Hays combines training with Harvard education to present a comprehensive program that will unlock the potential in yourself and your team. The book goes on sale May 29th, 2019. You can pre-order by CLICKING HERE
44:58
May 22, 2019
Ep. 139 Eric Musselman, Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks Eric Musselman. In this episode, Coach Musselman discusses the job he and his staff did by growing the Nevada program on and off the floor, how he relates college scenarios and situations to his experiences in the NBA, how his experience as an NBA Head Coach helps him give the best advice to his players throughout the NBA Draft process, what he learned as an assistant coach under legendary head coach Chuck Daly,  his approach to preparing his players for life after basketball as well as the opportunity and expectations that come with taking over as the head coach of the Arkansas program. All that and more on Episode 139 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
53:41
May 15, 2019
Ep. 138 SPECIAL EDITION: Jason Mejeur, Founder & CEO of MaxOne
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Jason Mejeur, Founder & CEO of MaxOne. MaxOne is an all in one coaching app that empowers smart coaches to train better, communicate better, and coach better. This app was built by coaches for coaches to ensure the best results. Elite coaches know that in today’s coaching environment even more is required to rise with the best. Today’s athletes spend up to 6 hours a day with their eyes on a mobile device. Yet many coaches continue to use spreadsheets and paper handouts for schedules, workouts and basic communications. Today’s coaches have an exciting opportunity to be smarter. MaxOne is the all-in-one training app that empowers smart coaches to develop better athletes. The MaxOne platform was designed to put powerful tools at your fingertips and give your program an edge. MaxOne’s easy-to-use mobile app and online hub provides a single hub for all team communications instantly accessible from any device. MaxOne allows you to deliver custom strength and skill workouts right to an athlete’s phone. MaxOne also allows athletes to track results and post to live leaderboards while creating an atmosphere of accountability and competition. Here’s what Coaching U Founder and President Brendan Suhr says about MaxOne: “MaxOne is the most user friendly and convenient platform available to stay connected with your team. I’ve often said it is important that we continue to learn how to effectively communicate with our younger generation of players… MaxOne has given coaches a platform to do just that. I have been blown away by all the tools they offer their users. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WITHOUT ANY RESERVATION that you purchase MaxOne for YOUR TEAM or ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. Whether you are middle school, high school, college or professional team IN ANY SPORT; MaxOne is by far the most affordable coaching tool to help take you to the next level!” Stay organized and save time so you can get back to what matters most: impacting athletes and building success! Designed by coaches, for coaches. The tools MaxOne deliver strengthens your entire program. From scheduling and communication, to skill and strength training, taking you to the next level. Step into the future of coaching and get started with MaxOne today! For More Information About MaxOne, schedule a quick demo on the MaxOne website or email Zach Phillips: Zach Phillips zachp@gomaxone.com MaxOne www.gomaxone.com Don’t forget to mention Coaching U or Coach Brendan Suhr to get another 10% OFF their already low price and get the MaxOne app for your team for ONLY $270 per year!
25:50
May 13, 2019
Ep. 137 Chris Oliver, Intro to Coaching U On Campus
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the newest member of the Coaching U faculty, Chris Oliver. Chris joins Coach Brendan Suhr to discuss the ins and outs of his Coaching U On Campus curriculum. Coaching U On Campus is a 1 or 2 day campus visit by Coach Chris Oliver designed to give you a unique look into a variety of topics and basketball trends through discussion, instruction, video breakdown and play diagraming. Each session will be tailored to your program’s specific needs. Our mission is to provide the best possible methodology to our coaches by providing a one-of-a-kind learning experience designed to equip you with the tools to keep improving yourself, your staff and your team while answering any questions you may have along the way. Ultimately, the goal is to stimulate your thinking! For more information visit: coachingulive.com/oliver All that and more on Episode 137 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
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May 8, 2019
Ep. 136 Bob Taylor, Author of “The Old Man in the Gym”
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Bob Taylor, Author of “The Old Man in the Gym”. In his new book, Bob Taylor uses his 30 years of coaching experience to deliver a culmination of real-life methods that have worked time and time again on the basketball court. In this episode, Coach Brendan Suhr and Coach Taylor take you inside so many of the key concepts inside the book including the importance of valuing development and instincts over tactics, the original green light test, building habits from a young age, the “LAW”, “SPONGES”, “RIP”, the secret to happiness and what he believes is the best way to coach youth basketball. All that and more on Episode 136 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
37:19
May 1, 2019
Ep. 135 Greg Gary, Mercer Bears Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Mercer Bears, Greg Gary. In this episode, Coach Gary shares his excitement for his new job as the Head Coach of Mercer, what he focused on as an assistant coach to prepare him to be a head coach again, how he will form his style of play on both ends of the floor, how he developed the offense for Purdue and approached playcalling, installs, counters, etc. He also shares many lessons he learned from Purdue’s Head Coach Matt Painter. All that and more on Episode 135 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
40:43
April 24, 2019
Ep. 134 Isiah Thomas, 2 Time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by on of his dear friends, Hall of Fame player and 2 Time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons, Isiah Thomas. In this episode, Coach Suhr and Isiah discuss their recent reunion as they celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the Back-to-back World Champion Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” teams. Isiah then discusses how both players and coaches should handle adversity and failure, his thoughts on today’s NBA as well as his take on some of the great players in the game today. He also takes you inside the day to day of running an NBA franchise, what leadership requires in a professional team setting, his thoughts on Magic Johnson stepping down from his position with the Lakers and a preview of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. All that and more on Episode 134 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:06:00
April 17, 2019
Ep. 133 Tony Dungy, Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach & NYT Best Selling Author
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Tony Dungy: Super Bowl Champion, Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach and New York Times Best Selling Author. In this episode, Coach Dungy discusses how he arrived at the story for his new book The SOUL of a Team and how he used his past experiences to shape the book. He also discussed the importance of leadership and teamwork on teams, his coaching style, how he was faced with a decision of either changing his approach or sticking to what he believes, why he believes he didn’t get head coaching opportunities early in his career as well as what he feels are the best way to connect with a team and bring the players along. He also shares experiences throughout his career starting with what make the Steeler teams so special, the process of taking over the Bucaneers to rebuild the organization and then being fired as well as his approach with the Indianapolis Colts as he led them to a Super Bowl Championship. All that and more on Episode 133 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! Tony Dungy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include Quiet Strength, Uncommon, The Mentor Leader, and Uncommon Marriage. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, he played three seasons in the NFL. Dungy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He has also worked with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of ten children. TO PURCHASE HIS BOOKS VISIT: coachdungy.com
40:43
April 9, 2019
Ep. 132 Donnie Jones, Stetson Hatters Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the NEW Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters Donnie Jones. In this episode, Coach Jones takes you through his first 24 hours on the Stetson campus, why he chose to take the job at Stetson, the style of play he plans to implement as well as the process of taking over a program. Donnie Jones is one of the games sharpest coaches with an outlook that is heavily influenced by his experiences as a head coach, assistant coach, executive coach in the corporate world as well as his time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers. In this podcast Donnie will share some of his knowledge with you including ten things he believes you must do in order to be successful as a leader or coach as well as what he has found the DNA makeup of players on championship teams are. Coach Jones has formulated these ideas based on his very successful career as both a head and assistant coach highlighted by winning back-to-back national championships with the Florida Gators in 2006 & 2007. Coach Jones will discuss some of the things that made his years at Florida such a success including working with Billy Donovan and star coaches Larry Shyatt and Anthony Grant. All that and more on Episode 132 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
40:00
April 2, 2019
Ep. 131 Brendan Suhr: Thoughts on Izzo, Sweet 16 Preview & Offseason Game Plan
Coach Brendan Suhr takes you through a 3 part episode that includes his thoughts on Tom Izzo and how he is perceived after the incident that occurred in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, his preview of both the Men’s & Women’s NCAA Sweet Sixteen games as well as how he recommends you plan for your offseason as a coach. All that and more on Episode 131 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
36:18
March 27, 2019
Ep. 130 NCAA Women’s March Madness Preview with Debby Antonelli
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli to preview the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. In this episode, Debbie takes you through each region and highlights the key matchups as well as teams to watch. Also, she shares with you here proposal to bring the women’s Sweet 16 to Las Vegas. Find out how it will work logistically and how it truly has the chance to be a tremendous event for all involved that has the potential to elevate the women’s game to new heights. All that and more on Episode 130 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
38:09
March 20, 2019
Ep. 128 Mike Young, Wofford Terriers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the #22 Ranked Wofford Terriers, Mike Young. In this episode, Coach Young discusses the joy he has coaching his Top 25 team featuring SoCon Player of the Year – Fletcher Magee, why he’s had success over his 30+ years at Wofford, the strength of the Southern Conference as a whole, gaining experience as an assistant, some of his most memorable wins during his coaching career, his approach to scouting reports and preparation for each opponent, as well as his style of play and what coaches influenced him. All that and more on Episode 128 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
43:24
March 19, 2019
Ep. 129 Tommy Amaker, Harvard Crimson Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Ivy League Champion Harvard Crimson Tommy Amaker. In this episode, Coach Amaker discusses his coaching style and how he navigates the Ivy League’s unique schedule, celebrating his 400th win recently, coaching special players like Jeremy Lin, the journey he and his staff took to build this Harvard program into what it is today, his development as a coach and why he believes so much in the importance of teaching and communicating. We also discuss his playing career at Duke, continuing into the NBA and then transitioning into coaching at the direction of Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski. All that and more on Episode 129 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:07:11
March 13, 2019
Ep. 127 Andy Kennedy, ESPN Analyst & Winningest Coach in Ole Miss History
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by ESPN & SEC Basketball Analyst Andy Kennedy. Prior to joining the ESPN broadcast team Coach Kennedy spent the last 12 seasons at Ole Miss including nine 20+ win seasons while becoming the winningest coach in Ole Miss history. In this episode, Coach Kennedy reflects on his time at Ole Miss, shares how this year away from coaching has allowed him to gain a different perspective for the game, the importance of the mental approach in today’s game, playing for the great Jim Valvano, the respect he has for fellow coaches Bob Huggins, Frank Martin and Mike White while sharing some GREAT STORIES on what is sure to be one of the MOST ENTERTAINING episodes in the history of this podcast! We also talk some basketball as Coach Kennedy discusses the art of getting your best player shots, the importance of playing to your strengths and how he recommends changing looks on the defensive end to keep your opponents off balance. All that and more on Episode 127 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
58:04
February 28, 2019
Ep. 126 Becky Burleigh, Florida Women’s Soccer Head Coach & Co-Founder of What Drives Winning
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Becky Burleigh, Head Coach of the Florida Gator Women’s Soccer Team and Co-Founder of What Drives Winning. During her time at Florida, Coach Burleigh has won 14 SEC Team Championships, 12 SEC Tournament Championships and the 1998 National Championship. In this episode, Coach Burleigh discusses how she and Brett Ledbetter founded What Drives Winning, the format of their events and how all of their content and questions are simply designed to promote thinking. She also goes on to discuss the process she uses to identify what will get in the way of her team reaching it’s full potential each year, how to promote “buy-in” – how it directly affects individuals and as a result improves your team, the importance of trust, how to establish culture and the importance of character development. All that and more from the 4-Time SEC Coach of the Year on Episode 126 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
40:46
February 21, 2019
Ep. 125 Karen Aston, Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team, Karen Aston. Coach Aston shares how humbled and gracious she was to return to Texas as the Head Coach and what she learned as an assistant coach under Jody Conradt. She also discusses what she has found to be the best approach to coaching each of her players, advice to assistant coaches trying to climb the ladder, the strength of the Big 12 Conference as well as an inside look at her team this season and how she manages her program day to day as they compete to be the best. All that and more on Episode 125 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
49:23
January 30, 2019
Ep. 124 Ritchie McKay, Liberty Flames Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Liberty Flames Ritchie McKay. In this episode, Coach McKay tells Coach Suhr which coaches have had the biggest influence on his career, why he leaving Liberty positioned him for success when he returned as head coach, 5 of the Pillars he has built his program around, his style of play, the strength of the teams and coaches in the Atlantic Sun Conference as well as what he hopes to accomplish each day as a coach by serving and leading his players in order to have a positive impact in their lives. All that and more on Episode 124 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
38:21
January 24, 2019
Ep. 123 Mark Daigneault, Oklahoma City Blue Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, Mark Daigneault. Mark will explain how the Oklahoma City Thunder organization invests in the Blue in order to maximize results, how quickly & efficiently the G-League has evolved in a short amount of time, the style of play in the league and how systems are formed around concepts instead of personnel, what is at stake for players personally as they take the floor each night, how the organization uses the OKC Blue to establish culture within the organization and what makes some of the superstars that have come through the Oklahoma City Thunder organization special in his opinion. All that and more on Episode 123 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
48:28
January 16, 2019
Ep. 122 Johnny Jones, Texas Southern Tigers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Southern Tigers, Johnny Jones. Texas Southern is off to a great start in Jones’ first season as head coach including 3 road wins over Power 5 opponents: Baylor, #18 Oregon & Texas A&M. In this episode, Coach Jones discusses how he has evolved as a coach throughout his career beginning as an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Dale Brown. We cover what he feels the role of a great assistant coach should be, the learning process all head coaches go through, the importance of being a continual learner, his experience returning to become the head coach at his alma mater LSU and the art of coaching great players like Chris Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal and Ben Simmons. All that and more on Episode 122 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
51:57
January 9, 2019
Ep. 121 Mike Hopkins, Washington Huskies Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Washington Huskies Mike Hopkins. In this episode, Coach Hopkins takes you back to his start at Syracuse as a player and Assistant Coach with legendary coach Jim Boeheim, the opportunity he had to work with USA Basketball and how it has developed over time, his thought process and what other aspects influenced him to take the Washington head coaching job, the adjustment going from an assistant coach to a head coach, why he believes it is important to have balance in your life as a coach and the biggest takeaways from his first season as a head coach. All that and more on Episode 121 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
52:18
December 19, 2018
Ep. 120 Bob Richey, Furman Paladins Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Furman Paladins, Bob Richey. In this episode, Coach Richey takes you inside the rise of his Furman program as they are now in the Top 25 for the first time in school history. He also describes their style of play, how it is taught through concept and designed to fit the team’s identity, the importance of being a life-learner and finding ways to improve, how he leads his “player enhancement” program and his unique offseason project of studying other teams and coaches. All that and more on Episode 120 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
46:06
December 12, 2018
Ep. 119 Jeff Janssen, Founder & President of Janssen Sports Leadership Center
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by founder & president of Janssen Sports Leadership Center, Jeff Janssen. Widely considered the world’s top expert on Sports Leadership, Jeff’s pioneering work in launching and conducting college athletics’ first Leadership Academies with student-athletes and coaches began over a decade ago. His groundbreaking work is what originally started the whole field of sports leadership development and continues to be the gold standard today. In this episode, Jeff and Coach Suhr discuss how he became intrigued with the intangibles & psychology of sport, what he has learned from the best coaches in the world, the keys to coaches finding balance between maximizing effort with your team and down time with your family, how to develop “Championship Culture” within your program as well as an inside look into how his leadership workshops are conducted with both players and coaches. Jeff has worked with OVER 30 championship teams and gives phenomenal tips for you to use with your team. All that and more on Episode 119 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
41:02
December 5, 2018
Ep. 118 Ganon Baker, Professional Basketball & Global Skill Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Ganon Baker, one of the world-wide leaders in player development. In this episode, Ganon discusses his playing career and how it influenced him to transition into the world of player development. He shares with you how he approaches player development for each position, the importance of being competent, being able to connect, being clear what you need to work on, the art of motivation as well as some of the newest ballscreen concepts he has seen in the NBA and FIBA the last few years and how he incorporates them into workouts. All that and more on Episode 118 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
45:06
November 28, 2018
Ep. 117 Will Wade, LSU Tigers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the LSU Tigers – Will Wade. In this episode, Coach Wade covers a variety of topics including how he decided to pursue a career in coaching, the people of influence in his career and how they prepared him for transitioning into a head coaching position at such a young age. Coach Wade also discussed his current tenure at LSU, his style of play, practice formats, recruiting success and the challenge of guiding his team through tragedy as they continue to cope with the loss of Wayde Sims. All that and more on Episode 117 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
50:08
November 21, 2018
Ep. 116 BJ Armstrong, 3x NBA Champion & Executive VP of Basketball at Wasserman
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the BJ Armstrong, 3-Time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and now Executive Vice President for basketball with Wasserman. In this episode, BJ takes you inside the job of a player agent. BJ represents some of the NBA’s best including Derrick Rose, Josh Jackson, Draymond Green and JaVale McGee. He also discusses the recent revival of Derrick Rose and what he saw from him coming out of college that separated him from other players. Brendan and BJ then go on to discuss the current state of the NBA, which team stands out to him this early in the season and if the “Me Factor” will catch up to the Warriors this season. I All that and more on Episode 108 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
50:20
November 14, 2018
Ep. 115 Roy Rana, Ryerson Rams Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Ryerson Rams Roy Rana. In this episode, Coach Rana discusses his experience of coaching the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit, his background coaching the Canadian National Teams and the great players Canada has produced, transitioning from the best Canadian high school job to Ryerson in 2009 and how his vision for the program has come to life over time, what makes Canadian Basketball unique, the similarities in style of play between his team & Fiba/European basketball as well as his beginnings in the Canadian education system. All that and more on Episode 115 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
46:46
November 7, 2018
Ep. 114 Special Edition Podcast Featuring InnerZone Sports
In this Special Edition of the Coaching U Podcast we feature one of our great partners – InnerZone. Team chemistry has long been considered an “intangible”, difficult to predict, impossible to measure, and too elusive to replicate… UNTIL NOW! InnerZone is the PREMIERE SOFTWARE for teams and businesses to improve team chemistry! In this episode, Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the President of InnerZone Gavin Hull who will give you an inside look at the software as well as share a special offer for listeners of the podcast. We then let you hear from a coach who is using InnerZone as Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Brett Ballard, Head Coach of Washburn, to explain to you how he uses the software with his team. For more information visit InnerZone.com or email info@innerzone.com and tell them you heard about them on the podcast.
36:08
November 4, 2018
Ep. 113 Previewing Brendan Suhr’s PHD in Coaching Course
Coach Brendan Suhr takes you inside his ALL NEW PHD in Coaching Course! This episode covers the inspiration for the course as well as overviews of each lesson along with FREE PREVIEWS of the featured Timeout sessions with special guests: Tom Flick, Mano Watsa, Dr. Tim Elmore and Jon Gordon. Also, we discuss the SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE of ONLY $97 ($149 Value) as well as recap everything you will receive if you enroll in the course during the launch period. Don’t miss out on the special limited time price and over $750 in BONUS materials, sign up today at www.coachingulive.com/phd . Thanks for listening to Episode 113 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! To Enroll in Coach Brendan Suhr’s PHD in Coaching Course CLICK HERE!
42:39
October 30, 2018
Ep. 112 David Patrick, UC Riverside Highlanders Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the UCR Highlanders, David Patrick. Coach Patrick is entering his first season as the Head Coach of UCR and was previously holding Associate Head Coach positions at TCU and LSU as he established himself as one of the nation’s premiere assistant coaches and rising stars in the profession. In this episode, Coach Patrick discusses how he prepared himself for a head coaching opportunity, the importance of forming genuine relationships throughout your coaching career, overcoming the challenges that are presented to head coaches, his vision for his UCR program and an outlook on this upcoming season. All that and more on Episode 112 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
40:14
October 24, 2018
Ep. 111 Gary Blair, Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Team, Gary Blair. Coach Blair is a Hall of Famer who is entering his 47th year of coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels. The self-proclaimed “late bloomer” got his start in coaching by accident at the age of 27 as he coached 4 sports in high school after being in the US Marine Corps. In this podcast, Coach Blair talks about his early years, transitioning into college basketball, his playing style and why he likes using set plays on offense, how he and his staff changed the culture at Texas A&M, the challenges of coaching great players, the importance of hiring well as a head coach and the blueprint his 2011 National Title team left for college basketball teams in the women’s game. All that and more on Episode 111 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
45:35
October 17, 2018
Ep. 110 Ian O’Connor, ESPN Senior Writer & Author of 3 NY Times Bestsellers Including “Belichick”
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the ESPN Senior Writer & Author of 3 New York Times Bestsellers including his latest book “Belichick”, Ian O’Connor. In this episode, Ian and Coach Brendan Suhr dive into the the book as Ian shares what he learned about Coach Bill Belichick’s coaching style, how he has changed over the years, stories about his work ethic and attention to detail, the ins and outs of his relationship with quarterback Tom Brady and why he believes Bill Belichick is the best NFL coach of all-time. All that and more on Episode 110 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! For More Info on the Book visit: https://www.ian-oconnor.com/
52:15
October 10, 2018
Ep. 109 Dale Brown, Legendary LSU Head Coach and Hall of Fame Inductee
In this Special Edition of the Coaching U Podcast Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Hall of Fame Coach Dale Brown. In this episode, Coach Brown opens up about his humble beginnings and how it molded him into the coach man he is today. He also discusses the tragic loss of Wayde Sims, his relationship with the Sims family and the steps we must take as a country to move forward to prevent violent crimes in the future. All that and more on Episode 109 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
55:51
October 4, 2018
Ep. 108 Chris Mack, Louisville Cardinals Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals Chris Mack. In this episode, Coach Mack discusses how he sustained excellence at Xavier, his next challenge as the Head Coach at Louisville, the outlook for his team this upcoming season, his defensive philosophy, how he adapts and evolves as a coach as the game of basketball continues to change and why he puts a major emphasis on developing a strong relationship & trust with each of his players and how it allows him to get the best out of them for the greater good of the team. All that and more on Episode 108 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
33:46
September 27, 2018
Ep. 107 Chris Holtmann, Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Ohio State Head Coach Chris Holtmann. In this episode, Coach Holtmann discusses a variety of topics including his unique path that let him to being the Head Coach at Ohio State, his style of play, the strength of the Big 10 as a conference, great insights into coaching the younger generation of today, the importance of not skipping steps and how being a graduate assistant at his alma mater prepared him to be a successful head coach at the Division 1 level. All that and more on Episode 107 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
42:50
September 21, 2018
Ep. 106 Seth Greenberg, ESPN College Basketball Analyst
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by ESPN College Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg. In this episode, Seth weighs in on a number of topics including the NCAA’s recent decisions in college basketball reform, the success and popularity of TBT, what he has learned from the coaches he observes on a weekly basis, what he would do different if he were coaching again, the importance of teaching concepts instead of plays as well as an inside look into his ESPN College Gameday team and what makes each member so special. All that and more on Episode 106 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
1:05:07
September 19, 2018
Ep. 105 Frank Martin, South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Frank Martin, Head Coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. In this episode, Coach Martin shares how his family background has influenced his coaching philosophy, the importance of giving, transitioning from an assistant coach to a head coach, where his infamous “stare” came from and how it originates from love, why coaches must adjust to keep the attention & respect of their teams, what he has observed that makes Dawn Staley so successful as a coach and as a person as well as the joy he experienced taking his South Carolina team to the Final Four in 2017. All that and more on Episode 105 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
40:49
September 5, 2018
Ep. 104 Brian Lynch, Spirou Charleroi Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Brian Lynch, Head Coach of Spirou Charleroi who competes in Belgium basketball’s top professional league. In this episode, Lynch talks about the mentality and adjustment you must make transitioning to basketball overseas as a player, the style of play in FIBA Basketball, the strength of the Euroleague and how the EuroCup champion gains entry into Euroleague, learning opportunities while he is in Belgium and his preseason schedule with player development, qualifying, etc. All that and more on Episode 104 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
38:00
August 29, 2018
Ep. 103 Tim Jankovich, SMU Mustangs Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Tim Jankovich, Head Coach of the SMU Mustangs men’s basketball team to the podcast. In this episode, Coach Jankovich revisits when he was named the Head Coach at SMU, the success they have had in his first two seasons at the helm, his love for the creative side of basketball, his willingness to adapt at any point in the season if it will help his team and how he constructs his offseason programs at SMU. All that and more on Episode 103 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
47:47
August 22, 2018
Ep. 102 Don Showalter, USA Basketball U17 & U16 Head Coach and Coach Director
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Don Showalter, Head Coach of the U17 & U16 teams and Coach Director for USA Basketball. Coach Showalter has compiled a PERFECT 62-0 record at the helm of USA Basketball U16 and U17 teams since the inaugural U16 competition in 2009. In this episode, Coach Showalter talks about coaching his U17 team this summer to a World Championship, the challenge of putting together a championship level team in a short amount of time, the selection process that he and his staff use when choosing his players for USA Basketball, how he gets his team to buy-in on the defensive end through trust and why he prefers using standards instead of rules. All that and more on Episode 102 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
47:00
August 22, 2018
Ep. 101 Kevin Eastman, Why the Best are the Best
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Coaching U Co-Founder, Kevin Eastman, to discuss the release of his new book Why the Best are the Best. The best are the best for a reason. Kevin Eastman has studied the best in both the sports and corporate worlds to give you an idea of what most do to be successful in a simplified but impactful way. In this episode, Brendan asks Kevin to share some of the Words for Success that were covered in the book such as: Intentional, Preparation, Passion, Urgency, Courage and Try. Kevin does a great job teaching through storytelling as he has found this is an impactful way to promote retention. Hear great stories from lessons learned from Kevin Garnett, Doc Rivers, Lawrence Frank, Steve Balmer, Chris Paul, Ray Allen and many more as well as his newest amazing concept: Success Triangles. Look for Why the Best are the Best in stores on August 10th or order online below…
54:28
August 8, 2018
Ep. 100 Tom Izzo, Michigan State Spartans Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Tom Izzo, Head Coach of the Michigan State Spartans. In this episode, Coach Izzo discusses how the game of basketball has evolved over the years, the current situation with NCAA rules and what he would like to see changed, the strength of the Big Ten conference, the interest he has garnered from NBA teams over the years and how he creates and maintains strong relationships with the great players he has coached at Michigan State. All that and more on EPISODE 100 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
46:37
July 31, 2018
Ep. 99 Michael Lombardi, NFL Executive & Author of Gridiron Genius
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Michael Lombardi, former NFL executive & Author of Gridiron Genius. In this episode, Michael shares his four principles of leadership, the importance of learning multiple things instead of choosing a focus and what makes the great coaches  he was around like Bill Walsh and Bill Belichick so successful. He also takes us inside his new book “Gridiron Genius” and shares more about what he wanted to stress most in the book: CULTURE. All that and more on episode 99 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
33:56
July 4, 2018
Ep. 98 Greg Gard, Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Greg Gard to the Podcast. Coach Gard discusses his journey through the coaching ranks, the strength of the Big Ten conference, the importance of the development of his team, his staff as well as himself and what he learned transitioning from an assistant coach to a head coach. All that and more on Episode 98 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
39:04
June 27, 2018
Ep. 97 Jay Bilas, ESPN College Basketball Analyst – 2018 NBA Draft Preview Episode
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes ESPN College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas to the Podcast to preview the 2018 NBA Draft. Jay discusses the depth of big men in the draft, the quality of the young prospects nowadays in terms of character and work ethic, player comparisons and a full breakdown of over 20 prospects in this year’s draft! All that and more on Episode 97 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
54:33
June 20, 2018
Ep. 96 Jon Gordon, The Power of a Positive Team
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Jon Gordon, New York Times Best-Selling Author. Jon discusses what led him to write his newest book: The Power of a Positive Team. He also shares what it takes to make a great team with examples from Sports, Hollywood and Business. Jon will give a breakdown of some of the books key concepts that are sure to apply to your team including: “We Before Me”, Positive Discontent” and “Collective Responsibility.” All that and more on Episode 96 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
50:09
June 13, 2018
Ep. 95 Bruce Pearl, Auburn Tigers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr, is joined by Bruce Pearl, Head Coach of the SEC Champion Auburn Tigers. Coach Pearl explains how he formed his coaching philosophy and what it has evolved into, what makes him successful, what he looks for in a prospect on the recruiting trail and his vision for Auburn Basketball. After that, Coach Brendan Suhr is giving you a FREE PREVIEW of his weekly coaching calls that are available to those who have registered for the Coaching U Live 2018 VIP Experience Event July 9 & 10 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information or to register visit CoachingULive.com today!
45:59
June 6, 2018
Ep. 94 Johnny Dawkins, UCF Knights Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Johnny Dawkins, Head Coach of the UCF Knights. In this episode, Coach Dawkins discusses how he became the Head Coach at UCF, his vision for the future of the program, the great players he has coached over the years, the influence of Coach K, reflecting on his playing career and what it was like transitioning into a second career after his playing days were over. All that and more on Episode 94 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
54:36
May 30, 2018
Ep. 93 Drew Hanlen, NBA Skills Coach & Consultant, CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Drew Hanlen, CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball and renowned NBA Skills Coach & Consultant. In this episode, Drew discusses how he develops and implements plans for each player he works with, his off-season vs in-season approach, the art of making adjustments, his approach to pre-draft workouts and he also shares a few behind the scenes stories about some of his clients. All that and more on Episode 93 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
50:53
May 23, 2018
Ep. 92 Dan Hurley, UCONN Huskies Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Dan Hurley, Head Coach of the UCONN Huskies. Hurley shares how he developed as a coach at both the college and high school levels, his vision for re-energizing the UCONN brand, what he envisions as his style of play and the influence of having his legendary father as a mentor. All that and more on episode 92 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! As Coach Brendan Suhr mentioned after the interview, we are excited to announce the return of Coaching U On Campus! For more information on this program please email Coach at brendansuhr@gmail.com
45:06
May 18, 2018
Ep. 91 Paul Biancardi, ESPN National Director of Recruiting
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Paul Biancardi, ESPN National Director of Recruiting. Paul discusses how seeing the game through the eyes of a coach has helped him as a scout, his thoughts on the 2018 recruiting class, the state of college basketball and what suggestions he would make to further player development at the high school and AAU levels. All that and more on episode 91 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
53:35
May 9, 2018
Ep. 90 Mike Boynton, Oklahoma State Cowboys Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Mike Boynton, Head Coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Coach Boynton talks about his growth during his first season as a head coach, how he arrived at OSU, the sacrifices he has made during his coaching journey and what he learned as a player that applies as a head coach. All that and more on Episode 90 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
43:17
May 2, 2018
Ep. 89 Tom Crean, Georgia Bulldogs Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the new Head Coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Tom Crean. Coach Crean discusses the importance of “small group leadership,” what he has taken from his brothers in-law (John & Jim Harbaugh), relating parenting to coaching and how he maintained a “growth mindset” throughout the last year. All that and more on Episode 88 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
47:25
April 25, 2018
Ep. 88 Porter Moser, Loyola Ramblers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Loyola Ramblers Head Coach Porter Moser fresh off the Ramblers memorable run to the 2018 Final Four! Coach Moser shares how he his team enjoyed the moment but maintained the ability to lock-in when it was time. He also discussed the mantra and mindset of his team, his “competitive reinvention” after being fired from Illinois State, what he learned from working with Coach Rick Majerus over the years and shares many pieces of advice for coaches throughout the podcast. All of that and much more on Episode 88 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
39:58
April 18, 2018
Ep. 87 Ryan Odom, UMBC Retrievers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes UMBC Head Coach Ryan Odom to the podcast to discuss his teams upset win over Virginia becoming the first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed in NCAA Tournament history. He also talks about UMBC’s aggressive style of play, his approach as an offensive minded coach, his teams defensive improvements through the season, how to prep playing against a great team, the influence his Dad has had on him as a coach and much more on this week’s episode of the Coaching U Podcast!
47:28
April 11, 2018
Ep. 86 Coach Brendan Suhr, Recapping the 2018 Final Fours
Coach Brendan Suhr recaps the 2018 men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments and provides what he believes are the key takeaways for coaches to apply to their teams. We also take a look into the culture of Villanova Men’s Basketball from the head coach himself, Jay Wright. All that and more on Episode 86 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr.
26:13
April 4, 2018
Ep. 85 Nate Oats, Buffalo Bulls Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Buffalo Bulls Head Coach Nate Oats fresh off his teams win over Arizona in the NCAA Tournament. He discusses how he convinced his team they could win, their game plan, his transition through the coaching ranks, how his high school coaching experience helped him both on the court and on the recruiting trail as well as the taking us through the process of taking over as the head coach at Buffalo. All that and more on this week’s edition of the Coaching U Podcast!
42:24
March 28, 2018
Ep. 84 Kevin Eastman, Former NBA Asst. Coach and World Champion
Coaching U Co-Founder Kevin Eastman joins Coach Brendan Suhr to cover a variety of topics including: the critical aspects of leadership, the dynamic personalities of the World Champion Celtics team he was apart of, what he learned working with Doc Rivers, what he shares speaking to teams or corporations now as well as a preview of his first book on this week’s edition of the Coaching U Podcast!
46:29
March 21, 2018
Ep. 83 Amanda Butler, 365 Days and 23,273 Miles Later
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Amanda Butler, longtime women’s Head Coach at both Florida and Charlotte. Amanda shares how she maximized the time she was given after she was fired from the University of Florida by learning from some of the best coaches in the game. It’s very important that coaches in this situation handle adversity the right way; are you going to feel sorry for yourself, blame other people? Amanda went into “WORK MODE” and immediately begin focusing on her personal development and sharing her knowledge with those who can use it. Learn more about her travels as she learned from Brad Stevens, Billy Donovan, Jay Hernandez, Mark Daigneault and Geno Auriemma in her own words by reading “365 Days and 23,273 Miles Later”
39:30
March 14, 2018
Ep. 82 Bob Marlin, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr welcomes Bob Marlin, the Head Coach of the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns fresh off of winning the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championship. Bob discusses the his thoughts on player development, how his coaching philosophy has adapted through his experience, his approach to prepare for conference tournaments each year and how he builds strong relationships with his players such as current professionals Elfrid Payton and Shawn Long so that they will last long after their playing career is over. All that and more on Episode 82 of the Coaching U Podcast!
34:28
March 7, 2018
Ep. 81 Bob MacKinnon, Texas Legends Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Bob MacKinnon, Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks G-League affiliate the Texas Legends. In this episode they discuss how great of a teaching environment the G-League is, the importance of player development, the working relationship between a G-League team and the parent NBA team, and how he breaks his record-setting offense down into 4 phases. All that and more on this week’s edition of the Coaching U Podcast!
39:25
February 28, 2018
Ep. 80 Cuonzo Martin, Missouri Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Cuonzo Martin, Head Coach of the Missouri Tigers. They discuss the importance of being a good person in this profession, how to lead young people through adverse times, what factors led to him taking the Missouri job and what led him to determining his playing style. All that and more or this week’s episode of the Coaching U Podcast!
31:57
February 21, 2018
Ep. 79 Stan Heath, Lakeland Magic Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Stan Heath, Head Coach of the Orlando Magic’s G-League affiliate the Lakeland Magic. They discuss the experience of coaching in the G-League, how the game is evolving to positionless basketball, his personal journey, those who have influenced him the most in his coaching career and more on this week’s edition of the Coaching U Podcast!
50:45
February 14, 2018
Ep. 78 Sue Semrau, Florida State Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Sue Semrau, Head Coach of the Florida State Women’s Basketball team about the rule changes to the women’s game, working with the United States Senior National Team last year, her style of play and how she teaches her team to WIN! All that and more on this week’s edition of the Coaching U Podcast!
32:59
February 7, 2018
Ep. 77 Bobby Marks, NBA Front Office Insider for ESPN
Coach Brendan Suhr talks with Bobby Marks, NBA Front Office Insider for ESPN about his career path through the Nets organization, how he transitioned into the media, how the new 2-way contracts are setup, a preview of the NBA trade deadline and he offers you a unique perspective on what NBA teams think about and look for while making various roster moves.
43:08
January 31, 2018
Ep. 76 Jamie Dixon, TCU Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jamie Dixon, Head Coach of the TCU Horned Frogs, recapping Monday’s win over #7 West Virginia, breaking down his current team, how the game of basketball is changing in recent years, his transition from Pitt to TCU & much more!
36:08
January 24, 2018
Ep. 75 Doris Burke, NBA Analyst and Reporter for ESPN and ABC
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Doris Burke, NBA Analyst and Reporter for ESPN and ABC, about the evolution of the NBA, it’s current storylines, how the players & coaches have welcomed her with open arms, how she balanced her professional career and being a mother & much more!
41:48
January 17, 2018
Ep. 74 Will Voigt, Angolan National Team Head Coach
In this week’s episode Coach Brendan Suhr visits with Will Voigt, the Head Coach of the Angolan National Team. They discuss how he became the coach of the Angolan National Team, the honor of coaching the Nigerian National Team in the 2016 Olympics, the importance of gaining trust & credibility from your players and how being precise made him a better teacher.
50:21
January 8, 2018
Ep. 73 Kelly Wells, University of Pikeville Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Kelly Wells, University of Pikeville Head Coach
35:25
January 3, 2018
Ep. 72 Bob Starkey, Texas A&M Assistant Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Bob Starkey, Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach, about coaching both men and women, learning under Dale Brown, some of the biggest influences on his coaching philosophy, advice on becoming an assistant coach, how to excel at it & much more!
44:55
December 28, 2017
Ep. 71 Matt Painter, Purdue Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Matt Painter, Purdue University Head Coach, about his love for baseball, the biggest influencers in his life, what he looks for in an assistant coach & much more!
1:03:28
December 21, 2017
Ep. 70 Jim Christian, Boston College Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jim Christian, Boston College Head Coach, about the win over Duke last weekend, pick & roll coverages, his path to coaching BC & much more!
34:05
December 14, 2017
Ep. 69 Alan Major, former Charlotte 49ers Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Alan Major, former Charlotte 49ers Head Coach, about starting out coaching under Gene Keady at Purdue, advice for young managers on breaking into coaching, how hard it is to hire a great staff & much more!!
1:12:02
December 7, 2017
Ep. 68 Richard Pitino, University of Minnesota Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Richard Pitino, University of Minnesota Head Coach, about the biggest difference transitioning from an assistant to a head coach, growing up having his dead as a basketball influence, how he gets his team to play hard, how having 3 young kids helps him balance life & much more!!
50:28
November 30, 2017
Ep. 67 Cori Close, UCLA Women's Basketball Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Cori Close, UCLA Women’s Basketball Head Coach, about coaching at UCLA, the reason transfers are increasing across college basketball, competing in the loaded Pac-12, Coach Wooden & much more!
47:38
November 23, 2017
Ep. 66 Larry Cordaro, LSU-Alexandria Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Larry Cordaro, Head Coach at LSU-Alexandria, about building a program from the ground up, how he decided on his style of play, his philosophy on investing in the community & much more!
31:40
November 16, 2017
Ep. 65 Sherri Coale, University of Oklahoma Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Sherri Coale, University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball Head Coach, about her journey towards mastery, why she decided to coach, her opinion on the state of the women’s college game, how she goes about taking kids from such diverse backgrounds and helping them become A students & much more!!
40:46
November 9, 2017
Ep. 64 Chris Oliver, University of Windsor Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Chris Oliver, Head Coach of the University of Windsor, about how practical applications in coaching, how he bases his style of play, how he got into coaching and paved his way, how his website BasketballImmersion.com helps coaches at all levels to stimulate their thinking & much more!
36:39
November 2, 2017
Ep. 63 Jim Boone, Delta State Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jim Boone, Head Coach at Delta State, about his passion for basketball, sharing with other coaches, how he formed his basketball philosophy, & much more!!
53:45
October 26, 2017
Ep. 62 Mike Procopio, Dallas Mavericks Director of Player Development
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Mike Procopio, Dallas Mavericks Director of Player Development, about how he got his start in basketball, how he originally met and started working for Tim Grover, why Kobe Bryant decided to hire him, his view of player development today, how the head coach of a team dictates player development & much more!!
39:42
October 19, 2017
Ep. 61 Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance Founder & CEO
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance Founder & CEO, about how they’ve focused on changing the world through youth sports, how PCA was founded, how positive coaching can be applied in both sports and business, the importance of a strong foundation of a positive team culture, what the future holds for PCA and much more!
51:34
October 5, 2017
Ep. 60 Mano Watsa, PGC Basketball
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Mano Watsa, Owner & President of PGC Basketball, about the number of young players that go through their programs each summer, the impact on youth and high school basketball, how any player can learn to be a better teammate, the purpose and motivation for PGC, and how the Charles Mully movie that’s out this week is a MUST see for your team, your family, and yourself! Go see Mully this week!
40:36
October 4, 2017
Ep. 59 Steve Clifford, Charlotte Hornets Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Steve Clifford, Charlotte Hornets Head Coach, about his path from Maine to the NBA, giving his staff assignments to learn and work on in the offseason, what he foresees for this season and much more!
46:34
September 28, 2017
Ep. 58 Adrian Griffin, OKC Thunder Assistant Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Adrian Griffin, Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach about his basketball journey from the CBA to the NBA, the impact coaches can have on players lives through words, working for Billy Donovan, avoiding the label of just being a defensive coach & much more!
38:01
September 21, 2017
Ep. 57 Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN NBA Analyst & Gold-Medal Winning USA Basketball AmeriCup Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN NBA Analyst and Gold Medal Winning Head Coach for USA Basketball’s recent AmeriCup squad about getting back into coaching for the AmeriCup, the level of coaching in FIBA basketball, what he learned coaching the Gold-Medal winning AmeriCup team & much more!
40:13
September 14, 2017
Ep. 56 Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder of Growing Leaders and Best-Selling Author
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Dr. Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders, a best-selling author and international speaker who uses his expertise on Generations Y and Z to equip educators, coaches, leaders, parents, and other adults to impart practical life and leadership skills to young adults that will help them navigate through life. Coach talks to Tim about his new book Marching Off The Map, growing leaders today, coaching kids from all backgrounds, what coaches should be focusing on when educating players, getting a team to buy-in, and much more!!
41:35
September 7, 2017
Ep. 55 Dr. Spencer Wood, Mental Skills Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dr. Spencer Wood, internationally renowned speaker and dynamic trainer of athletes and coaches in the areas of cutting-edge Mental Skills & Toughness Training; and Athletic Speed, Agility, & Quickness training. Spencer talks about mental skills, performing under pressure, working with world-class athletes, getting in the “zone” and much more!
51:10
August 31, 2017
Ep. 54 Larry Shyatt, Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Larry Shyatt to talk about the role of the assistant coach, how its changed over the course of his career, the worst things he sees in the college game, the evolution of coaching clinics & much more!
41:00
August 24, 2017
Ep. 53 Brennen Shingleton, Texas Wesleyan Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Texas Wesleyan Head Coach Brennen Shingleton who this past season led TWU to a national championship winning 5 games in 6 days to capture the title. Brennen is authentic as coaches come and has a unique ability to connect to his players, and is good enough to be the Head Coach of a Power 5 team!
48:19
August 17, 2017
Ep. 52 Jason Terry, Milwaukee Bucks
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by NBA veteran guard Jason Terry to talk about his experience at the NBPA Coaching Program, his mindset prepping for the transition from player to coaching, the advantage of being able to think like a player when coaching, how he studies the game and the games evolution, from analytics to portionless basketball and much more!
39:00
August 10, 2017
Ep. 51 Mike Rhoades, VCU Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by VCU Head Coach Mike Rhoades to talk about returning home to VCU, what he learned essentially building a program from scratch at Rice, what it’s like returning to his “destination” job at VCU, and much more!
29:40
August 3, 2017
Ep. 50 David Patrick, TCU Assistant Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by TCU Assistant Head Coach David Patrick to talk about the most important things assistant coaches should focus on, the challenge on coaching great players, his story growing up and how he’s gotten to where he is and much more!
51:23
July 27, 2017
Ep. 49 Eric Musselman, University of Nevada Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Nevada Head Coach Eric Musselman about making the adjustment from coaching in the NBA to coaching in college, the transition to coaching in the Mountain West conference, his views on transfers, how he recruits and much more!
28:47
July 20, 2017
Ep. 48 Shaka Smart, University of Texas Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to University of Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart about how as a young coach he was able to get his first head coaching position at VCU, creating the term ‘HAVOC’, how he teaches his style of play, the adjustment of moving conferences & much more!
1:04:38
July 5, 2017
Ep. 47 Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize Winner & NYT Best-Selling Author
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Pulitzer Prize winner and NY Times Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Marx to talk about transformational vs transactional coaching, building healthy relationships, building community, and ultimately building leaders. Jeffrey talks about his book Season of Life, why and how he went about writing it, its underlying message, as well as InSide Out Coaching, Joe Ehrmann and ultimately how sports and coaching can transform lives! Visit his website JeffreyMarx.org to learn more!
35:20
June 30, 2017
Ep. 46 Joe Abunassar, Impact Basketball
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to the foremost skills development coach in the game, Joe Abunassar, founder of Impact Basketball. Joe talks about preparing players for the NBA Draft/Summer League, what a normal day of training should look like, the difference between preparing guys for the draft and veterans for the season, & much much more!
43:00
June 28, 2017
Ep. 45 2017 NBA Draft Preview featuring Jay Bilas, Mike Jones, & David Patrick
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined on this jam packed NBA Draft preview with the #1 analyst in college basketball Jay Bilas, Mike Jones, Markelle Fultz’s Dematha High School coach and David Patrick, TCU Assistant Coach and Ben Simmons’ Godfather. Jay breaks down the draft from the best crop of point guards in years to teams making too many moves when they’re 1 player away from a title. Markelle Fultz’ high school coach Mike Jones talks about what makes him special & more! And then David Patrick talks about Ben Simmons and provides insight into his develop and future ability that no one else can!
1:01:03
June 22, 2017
Ep. 44 David Fizdale, Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale about maximizing bigs in a league shifting away from size, his relationship with LeBron and the big 3 in Miami, what he learned coaching LeBron in Miami, his take on real data & more!
41:39
June 21, 2017
Ep. 43 Jerry Stackhouse, D-League Champion Toronto Raptors 905 Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to NBA legend and current Head Coach of the D-League Champion Toronto Raptors 905’s Jerry Stackhouse about transitioning from being a player to a coach, helping players fulfill their dreams, how the G-League will help develop the NBA and provide more opportunities to develop player talent, his aspirations of coaching in the NBA and more!
30:00
June 17, 2017
Ep. 42 Jeff Bzdelik, Houston Rockets Associate Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Houston Rockets Associate Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik to talk about coaching with Mike D’Antoni, transitioning from coaching the Denver Nuggets to the Air Force Academy, teaching players to self-coach, building internal leadership & much more!
27:05
June 14, 2017
Ep. 41 Mike White, Florida Gators Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to University of Florida Head Coach Mike White about taking over the program from Billy Donovan, transferring his style of play from LA Tech to Florida, recruiting in the talent rich state of Florida & more!
29:01
June 9, 2017
Ep. 40 Ettore Messina, San Antonio Spurs Associate Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to legendary International basketball coach & current San Antonio Spurs Associate Head Coach Ettore Messina about developing internal leadership on a team, how the style of play is changing in the game today, how to combat switching on pick & roll’s, what he’s learned from coaching with Gregg Popovich & more!
24:10
June 6, 2017
Ep. 39 Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by his longtime friend and current Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan to talk about what it takes to win, NBA playoff observations, how the game is changing right before our eyes, coaching players at all levels, NBA free agency vs college recruiting & much more!!
32:43
June 2, 2017
Ep. 38 John Lucas, Youth Basketball Today
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to longtime friend and legendary NBA player/coach John Lucas about youth basketball today, getting the top 100 players in the country to the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp at UVA each year, being the #1 pick in the draft, the state of youth basketball in America & much much more!
55:09
May 30, 2017
Ep. 37 Jefferson Mason, Staying on the Cutting Edge of Basketball Training
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to Jefferson Mason, former professional basketball player who is currently working with Dr. Dish Basketball as part of their efforts to provide the most cutting edge and innovative basketball training on the planet. Jefferson and Coach Suhr talk about how Dr. Dish can take your players training program to the next level, how it can assist your practices, and how nothing else in basketball compares! For more information visit DrDishBasketball.com
30:50
May 26, 2017
Ep. 36 Jon Gordon, The Power of Positive Leadership
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to NY-Times Best Selling Author Jon Gordon about his latest best-selling book The Power of Positive Leadership and how it can help coach, coaches! Coach and Jon talk about how the power of being positive can lead to success in coaching, becoming a positive leaders, how Dabo Swinney led Clemson football to a National Championship, defining your purpose in order to inspire others and much much more!!
39:29
May 24, 2017
Ep. 35 Fran Fraschilla, Observing Coaches Across the Country and International Basketball
Coach Brendan Suhr talks to ESPN basketball analyst and International Basketball expert, Fran Fraschilla about what he’s learned traveling across the country observing and covering college coaches and programs for ESPN, where he thinks the game is today, the impact on International basketball, and more! Fran will be speaking on Thursday, April 20th in Fort Worth, Texas at our Coaching U Fort Worth event, if you’re in the area register online or at the door Thursday morning!
13:00
April 28, 2017
Ep. 34 Becoming a Continuous Learner
Coach Brendan Suhr talks about how coaches today in all sports need to dedicate themselves to becoming continuous learners. Coach highlights the basic fact, what got you where you are won’t get you where you need to go. In order to excel at everything you set yourself to achieve you need to dedicate yourself to becoming a voracious reader, whether it’s a book a week, a month, or daily reading of online articles, every day attempt to learn something new.
24:45
April 11, 2017
Ep. 33 National Championship Coaches Breakdown
Coach Brendan Suhr recaps this past Saturday’s Final Four matchups, the unbelievable weekend at the Women’s Final Four, Dawn Staley’s historic impact on the game, and looks forward to tonight’s national championship between UNC & Gonzaga. Coach breaks down Gonzaga’s inside power game and UNC’s tenacity on the offensive boards, in what will be a great coaching matchup to watch between Mark Few and Roy Williams!
10:46
April 3, 2017
Ep. 32 Final Four Coaches Breakdown
Coach Brendan Suhr recaps this past weekends Sweet 16 matchups and breaks down the 2017 Men’s Final Four matchups in Phoenix from a coaches perspective and teases some more Coaching U announcements for this summer!
17:05
March 27, 2017
Ep. 31 Sweet 16 Breakdown
Coach Brendan Suhr breaks down the 2017 Men’s Sweet 16 from Greg Gard’s veteran Wisconsin Badger squad and Mike White’s first Florida Sweet 16 appearance to the hardest man-to-man defense left in the tourney, Frank Martin’s South Carolina Gamecocks who will be locked in a defensive battle at The Mecca, Madison Square Garden. Coach Suhr previews the Sweet 16 matchups from a coaches perspective and previews some very special Coaching U announcements for this summer!
15:06
March 22, 2017
Ep. 30 BJ Armstrong, 3x NBA Champion & EVP Managing Executive at Wasserman
BJ Armstrong, 3x NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, now EVP & Managing Executive at Wasserman, and co-host of the BJ & Bucher podcast joins Coach Brendan Suhr to talk about playing against Coach Suhr’s Pistons back in the day, matching up against Isaiah Thomas, inside the triangle offense, his view on players today and how the game is constantly changing & much much more!
1:00:11
March 20, 2017
Ep. 29 Scott Howard, Lessons I've Learned from Being Fired
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Scott Howard, longtime coach and one of the best NBA scouts in the game, currently for the Denver Nuggets, to discuss a very timely topic at this time of the year, getting fired. Scott shares lessons he’s learned first hand and through others over the years that will help you rebound and make your next chapter the best ever! Enjoy the podcast, and as an added bonus, Scott has updated his popular blog below!
42:19
March 15, 2017
Ep. 28 March Madness 2017 Men’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown
Coach Brendan Suhr breaks down the 2017 Men’s NCAA Tournament bracket and previews the first week of matchups, focusing in on a few matchups to watch from a coach’s perspective. From Virginia Tech & Wisconsin to UNC-Wilmington & UVA to Florida & East Tennessee, Coach Suhr breaks down all the games on upset watch and gives his take on what each coach will be looking to do to win this week.
21:12
March 13, 2017
Ep. 27 Jay Wright, Villanova Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Jay Wright, Villanova Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Defending National Champion joined the Coaching U Podcast to talk to Coach Brendan Suhr about his new book ‘Attitude: Develop a Winning Mindset on and off the Court’ and also how he’s approaching the possibility of coaching his team to potentially back-to-back national championships, how he’s dedicated his program to building a family culture, both in recruiting and building the program. Jay also talks about what he’s learned the most about coaching, why he’s a coach and much much more!
28:36
March 6, 2017
Ep. 26. Donnie Jones, former Head Coach at UCF & Marshall
Donnie Jones, former head coach at UCF & Marshall, 2-time National Champion assistant coach at the University of Florida under Billy Donovan and current LA Clippers scout joined the Coaching U Podcast to talk to Coach Brendan Suhr about the path of a coach, his journey from a GA to a national champion assistant coach to a head coach and now to a pro scout.
1:03:50
January 19, 2017
Ep. 25 Dale Brown, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach of LSU Men's Basketball
Legendary LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown joined the Coaching U Podcast to talk to Coach Brendan Suhr about what he believe the purpose of coaching truly is, lessons he’s learned from his relationship with John Wooden, his recruitment and lifelong friendship with Shaq, the journey to build the LSU program & much more! As a basketball coach at Louisiana State University for 25 years (1972-1997), Coach Brown appeared in 15 straight national tournaments and is the winningest coach in LSU basketball history. He led teams to 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. Only four coaches have won more conference championships than Coach Brown and he has won conference championships in three different decades. He has led his teams to two Final Fours and four Elite Eights. He was named SEC Coach of the Year or runner-up nine times and was twice named National Basketball Coach of the Year.
53:40
December 14, 2016
Ep. 24 Don Yaeger, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Leadership Coach, and Nine-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author
Don Yaeger, award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, and nine-time New York Times Best-selling author talked to Coach Brendan Suhr about the legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden, insights he’s learned after years of knowing Coach Wooden, his latest project with John Maxwell, & much more! Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving Greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. Additionally, Don has been retained by companies and organizations to coach their leaders, management teams and employees on building a culture of greatness by looking at Great Teams in sports and discerning the business lessons we can learn from them.
47:24
December 5, 2016
Ep. 23 Tom Perrin, Management Consultant and Former Assistant Coach
Tom Perrin, management consultant and former assistant coach talks to Coach Brendan Suhr about how he first got into coaching and how that led to his current consulting work, coaching through relationships, continuous learning and more! Tom has been a management consultant for the past 12 years. He provides leadership and management-development services to clients in a wide variety of fields, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and higher education. Tom also consults with college and professional sport teams, and he spent June 2010 in South Africa working with the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team at the World Cup as their sport psychologist. Tom holds a Ph.D. in sport psychology from the University of Virginia. Prior to his transition to consulting, Tom served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the college level for 18 years, 15 of those at the University of Virginia (1982-1997). Following this experience, Tom spent two years working as an advance scout for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (1997-1999). Learn more about Tom and Perrin & Associates at http://perrinandassociates.com
42:56
November 22, 2016
Ep. 22 Kevin Eastman, former LA Clippers VP of Basketball Operations & Co-Founder of Coaching U
Kevin Eastman, former LA Clippers VP of Basketball Operations & original Co-Founder of Coaching U talks with Coach Brendan Suhr about retiring from coaching and leaving the Clippers, his next chapter speaking to teams and companies, thoughts on coaching today & more!
29:16
November 21, 2016
Ep. 21 Bob Hurley, Hall of Fame Coach of St. Anthony’s (NJ)
The legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley, St. Anthony’s (NJ), joins Coach Brendan Suhr on the latest Coaching U Podcast to talk about investing in your players on & off the court, keys to influencing players, coaching kids in the 21st century, how he continues to learn & much much more!! Coach Hurley has amassed 27 state championships and more than 1000 wins in 39 years as a coach. Hurley is just the tenth coach in high school history to win 1000 games, with five of his teams having gone undefeated. In 2010 he was the third high school coach in history to be formally inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hurley is the father of Bobby Hurley, a former All-American point guard at Duke and the head basketball coach at Arizona State, and Dan Hurley, who coaches at the University of Rhode Island.
43:14
June 27, 2016