IWUHoops presents The Pursuit

IWUHoops presents The Pursuit

By IWUHoops
Go inside the locker room as IWUHoops trades the pursuit of me for the pursuit of 3
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4.11 "Behind Bars"
1st Half (1:04) Freshman Tim Adetukasi shares about his adjustment to the team after joining it mid-season and goes inside the team's trip to the prison. 2nd Half (12:30) Coach Tonagel reflects on the team's steady growth heading into the second semester and the role an experience like the prison trip plays in building a team. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more. 
19:08
June 24, 2019
4.10 "One"
1st Half (1:04) Freshman Seth Maxwell and Sophomore Kyle Mangas talk about the team's trip to Florida and how time together helped the unity of the team. 2nd Half (11:15) Coach Osborn gives insight into the growth of the team after a stretch of losing and how it set up continued growth for the rest of the season. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to see more and leave a comment. 
25:28
June 20, 2019
4.9 "Identity of 3-Losing Steak"
1st Half (1:14) Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell go inside the mind of a player in the middle of a losing streak. 2nd Half (8:53) Coach Tonagel shares how he processes a losing streak as a coach and how to continue to find an identity of 3 regardless of an outcome. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to see more and leave a comment. 
17:01
June 17, 2019
4.8 "Identity of 3-Winning Streak"
1st Half (1:10) Evan Maxwell and Michael Zitney share about a big win on the road. 2nd Half (15:51)  Coach Tonagel talks about the mentality a team needs when it has a big road game and how to celebrate a big win with the right perspective. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to see more and leave a comment. 
25:39
June 13, 2019
4.7 "Identity of 3-Preseason"
1st Half (0:30) Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell discuss the team's mentality as games began. 2nd Half (11:19) Coach Tonagel talks about continuing to build an identiy of 3 as the season gets underway. Go to https://www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more. 
21:22
June 10, 2019
4.6 "Re-defining Greatness"
As IWUHoops has traded the pursuit of me for the pursuit of three, they’ve noticed a growing hunger across coaching for others to do the same.  This has sparked conversations and gatherings of leaders from across the country in an attempt to ‘re-define greatness’ to align with the IAm3rd way.  This episode will engage two of those leaders who are navigating the tension of putting God 1st and others second in the midst of the demands of a basketball season, the allure of success and the competitive nature of coaching. 1st Half (0:29) Coach Rjay Barsh has won 129 games and been to a Final 4 in his seven years as the head coach at Southeastern University. SEU was a top 25 team all season and made the NAIA National tournament, and Coach Barsh intersected with IWU multiple times throughout the year.  He joins to talk about leadership, discipleship and the power of Kingdom connections in coaching.  You can follow him @CoachRjayBarsh on Twitter and read more from him at coachbarsh.com 2nd Half (27:47) Coach Ryan Osborn just completed his second season as the head coach at Carmel High School.  In his first season, Carmel finished as runner-up in Indiana’s largest class and this past year they won the state title.  He and Coach Tonagel share about their long-time friendship and the way they challenge and encourage each other throughout the season.  They go in-depth about the challenges and joys of coaching and where they find their purpose.  You can follow him @Coach_Osborn on Twitter.  Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more. 
43:32
June 6, 2019
4.5 "Father/Son Retreat"
1st Half (1:09) Joel Okafor and Coach Tonagel talks about the Father/Son Retreat and Joel's baptism. 2nd Half (10:10) Freshmen Logan Kruse and Luke Stephens share about the value of being led by strong leaders in the transition to college. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more. 
19:04
June 3, 2019
4.4 "Comfort Zones"
1st Half (0:59) Freshmen Seth Maxwell and Isaiah Payton talk about the adjustment to college and being stretched out of their comfort zones. 2nd Half (10:08) Coach Tonagel gives insight into why there is intentionality in stretching new players and how it can ultimately lead to growth. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more. 
18:51
May 30, 2019
4.3 "Dominican Republic"
1st Half (1:07) Freshman Jonathan Mpanzu gives his perspective on the team's mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  2nd Half (11:26) Coach Tonagel shares about G.O. Ministries and why the trip to the DR is so important in the culture of the program.  Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode43 to leave a comment and see more. 
20:04
May 27, 2019
4.2 "Building Blocks"
1st Half (1:00) Coach Tonagel and Kyle Mangas discuss laying the foundation for the team in the month of June and why deep relationships are so important in the program.    2nd Half (10:48) Trevor Harrell and Jonathan Mpanzu share about how the month of June pushed them into a deeper relationship and the role that it played in their growth throughout the season.     Go to https://www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit to leave a comment and see more.
18:34
May 23, 2019
4.1 "Identity of 3"
Episode 4.1 "Identity of 3" 1st Half-(1:40) Coach Tonagel joins to talk about the challenges of finding an identity built on IAm3rd in basketball but how it can unlock potential in a program.    2nd Half- (13:07) Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell discuss a low point in each of their careers and where they were at heading in to the new season as team leaders.   Go to https://www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode41 to leave a comment and see more.   
27:26
May 20, 2019
Intro
Go inside the locker room as Indiana Wesleyan Men’s Basketball trades the pursuit of me for the pursuit of 3. Following the 2018 NAIA DII National Championships, IWUHoops released a 22  episode season of a podcast where listeners heard the story of the season through the eyes of the players and coaches.    “Each year, it seems as though God takes us on a new journey deeper into the  IAm3rd life and we are excited to share with others what happened with our team this season,” says Head Coach Greg Tonagel. “The response to the podcast last year blew us away. There were tens of thousands of downloads and we heard from coaches, administrators  and leaders from all across the country who shared in our huger to trade the pursuit of me for the pursuit of three.  This is only growing our conviction that ‘IAm3rd’ is the best way to live and to lead.” As a follow up to season 1, the next season of ‘IWUHoops presents The Pursuit’  will air beginning on Monday, May 20th and will release every Monday and Thursday through July.  Each episode will feature interviews with players and coaches talking about a specific part of the season.  Over the course of 23 episodes, the story  of the entire season will be told. Topics like identity, fear, comfort zones, legacy, last second shots, and worship will be explored  from the real life experiences and perspectives of coaches and players. “It is evident that we are in an increasingly ‘Me1st’ culture where leaders  are trained to look out first for their own interests as they make decisions,” says Associate Head Coach Jeff Clark.  “Based on the response to the first season of ‘The Pursuit’ it seems there is a corresponding hunger from leaders to hear the life giving  message of the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn how it intersects with something like a basketball season.  Our hope is that by transparently opening up both the highs and lows from our program that more leaders will come to re-define greatness in their leadership  context by making discipleship the driver of what they do.” You can find episodes on most major podcast platforms, including the links  below.  Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to this Podcast!   · Click here for Apple Podcasts:    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iwuhoops-presents-the-pursuit/id1375802520?mt=2   · Click here for Anchor Podcasts:   https://anchor.fm/iwuhoops   · Click here for podcast on IWUHoops.net:  www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit
01:59
May 16, 2019
3.13-Context: Baseball
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Baseball. 1st Half (1:56)-Coach Rich Benjamin joins to share about the growth of the baseball program and what it means to put purpose over platform. 2nd Half (16:50)-Senior Andrew Breytenbach talks about growing with the program under Coach Benjamin and how he has continued to pursue Christ despite having a career ending injury. Overtime (28:47)-AD Mark DeMichael gives insight into the ways he has seen Philippians 2 applied to baseball and how that has elevated the program on the field. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
35:00
November 19, 2018
3.12-Context: Softball
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Softball. 1st Half (2:00)-Coach Steve Babinski shares how he keeps his faith fresh in leadership and why he thinks it's critical to keep the mission in the front of the program. 2nd Half (19:19)-Sophomore Paige Creasey talks about her growth as a person and player in her first year in the program. Overtime (26:35)-AD Mark DeMichael gives insight into ways that the mission remains the same even with different personalities who lead and different contexts of leadership. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
31:57
November 12, 2018
3.11-Context: Women's Basketball
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Women’s Basketball. 1st Half (1:56)-Coach Ethan Whaley shares about his coaching philosophy and the growth he is seeing on his team. He gives insight into how he is challenging his players to get out of their comfort zone so they can go on an upward trajectory of growth. 2nd Half (18:45)-Transfer Sophomore Anne Secrest joins to talk about her experience so far in the program and what she has seen that makes IWU so unique. Overtime (28:43)-AD Mark DeMichael talks about what happens when a coach shifts from thinking about their job as a career and begins to think about it as a calling. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
35:39
November 5, 2018
3.10-Context: Cheerleading
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Cheerleading. 1st Half (1:46)-Coach Lindsay Reep shares how the growth of the competitive cheer team over the past two seasons. 2nd Half (8:00)-Junior PJ Sobotka joins to talk about finding his identity in Christ rather than his sport. Overtime (13:15)-AD Mark DeMichael continues the conversation about building spiritual momentum in the department through intentional shared experiences, talking about the annual commissioning service. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
20:35
October 29, 2018
3.9-Context: Cross Country
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Cross Country. 1st Half (1:59)-Coach John Foss shares how his philosophy of coaching has evolved over his 30 year Hall of Fame career. 2nd Half (16:43)-Junior Josh Brocato talks about his growth in the program and finding his identity in Christ while running. Overtime (22:46)-AD Mark DeMichael joins to talk about an athletic department mission trip to Auckland, New Zealand and the long term impact it had on the environment in the department. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
34:37
October 22, 2018
3.8-Context: Swimming
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Swimming. 1st Half (1:55)-Coach Laurissa Dalrymple joins to tell the story about starting the swimming and how she has been intentional with her coaches in developing the athletes in the program. 2nd Half (10:04)-Sophomore Caroline Warner shares about the team's growth over her two years at IWU. Overtime (18:13)-AD Mark DeMichael continues the conversation from the previous two episodes about the importance in discipleship and leadership to create intentional shared experiences within the department. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
26:16
October 15, 2018
3.7-Context: Golf
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Golf 1st Half (2:00)-Coach Lorne Oke talks about his leadership journey and the intersection of faith and golf. 2nd Half (15:38)-Seniors Nick Schad and Brooke Fullenkamp share their experiences with IWU golf and talk about how they attempt to live out the mission on the course. Overtime (24:44)-AD Mark DeMichael talks about the Leadership Summit held each year in Montana with IWU athletes. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
33:20
October 8, 2018
3.6-Context: Track and Field
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Track and Field. 1st Half (1:56)-Coach Caleb Snyder joins to take listeners inside his leadership style and the process of instilling a Christ-focused mentality on a large team. 2nd Half (18:43)-Senior Chad Ellens and Junior Kendra Frieden share about the team's retreat to North Carolina. Overtime (29:24)-AD Mark DeMichael talks about the importance for a leader to create intentional shared experiences for a team to grow in unity. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
37:04
October 1, 2018
3.5-Context: Women's Soccer
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Women's Soccer. 1st Half (1:59)-First year Coach Daniel Seiffart takes listeners inside the process of building on the foundation laid by the previous coach including the creation of a creed within the program. 2nd Half (17:13)-Junior Olivia Schmidt shares about how as she has learned to glorify God in soccer she has been able to play in freedom Overtime (22:33)-AD Mark DeMichael continues the conversation his pillars of leadership found in Phil. 2:1-11, talking about unity in the Holy Spirit www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
34:24
September 24, 2018
3.4-Context: Tennis
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of Indiana Wesleyan University Tennis. 1st Half (2:13)-Coach Eddie Shigley takes listeners inside the 'Wildcat Way' and how it is shaping the Men's and Women's Tennis team in a counter-cultural direction. 2nd Half (14:07)-Junior Lizzie Bauss and Senior Tyler Abbott share their experience from the inside of of IWU Tennis. Overtime (22:33)-AD Mark DeMichael continues the conversation his pillars of leadership found in Phil. 2:1-11, talking about servant leadership in coaching. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
31:15
September 17, 2018
3.3-Context: Men's Soccer
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of Indiana Wesleyan University Men's Soccer 1st Half (2:08)-Coach Luke Sanford shares his journey into coaching and how his philosophy of leadership and discipleship has been growing. 2nd Half (26:19)-Senior Gabe Casada talks about his story of growth in leadership and in faith over his career at IWU. Overtime (37:57)-AD Mark DeMichael talks about the humility of Christ found in Phil 2 and how the coaches of IWU Athletics are pursuing it in their leadership. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
45:49
September 10, 2018
3.2-Context: Volleyball
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Volleyball 1st Half (3:08)-Coach Candace Moats takes listeners through her journey pursuing Christ on the way to a Hall of Fame career. 2nd Half (19:55)-Senior Alexis Rutt shares about her time as a member of IWU Athletics and how the team grew on a recent missions trip. Overtime (28:31)-Director of Athletics Mark DeMichael gives an overview of the key principles of humility in Christ, unity in the Holy Spirit, and servant leadership pulled from Philippians 2 that drive his leadership. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
34:21
September 3, 2018
3.1-Context: Football
In Series 3, listeners will hear how IWU Athletics is attempting to flip the world’s vision of leadership upside-down by pursuing Kingdom greatness through discipleship. The terminology in each program may be different and the application may change, but the coaches at IWU believe that putting 'Mission In Action' by pursuing God 1st and others 2nd is a powerful way to live and to lead in any context. This episode will take listeners inside the culture of IWU Football 1st Half (2:12)-Coach Jordan Langs joins to share his journey to IWU and gives insight into how he and his staff have intentionally built the culture of the program from the ground up. 2nd Half (19:08)-Quarterback Zack Blair goes inside his recruitment to IWU and explains what he thinks makes IWU Football unique. Overtime (33:04)-Director of Athletics Mark DeMichael shares the real reasons behind starting the football program and the type of influence he hopes it will have. www.iwuwildcats.com/misioninaction
41:39
August 27, 2018
2.8 DR Monday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
1:02:22
August 21, 2018
2.7 DR Sunday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
11:19
August 20, 2018
2.6 DR Saturday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
07:54
August 18, 2018
2.5 DR Friday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
05:25
August 17, 2018
2.4 Thursday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
10:54
August 16, 2018
2.3 DR Wednesday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
06:17
August 15, 2018
2.2 DR Tuesday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
08:35
August 15, 2018
2.1 DR Monday Update
IWUHoops travels to the Dominican Republic with GO Sports from August 13-21. Check back daily for interviews with players and coaches during the trip.
10:27
August 13, 2018
2.0 DR2018 Preview
Coach Weidner and Coach Tonagel preview the team's upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic and share with listeners how they can get involved. On episode 10, Coach T talked about the importance of this trip in the building of the IAm3rd culture of the program. Series 2 will air daily from August 13 to August 21, giving interviews and updates from the mission field. You can help support an IWU Athlete now at the following link, with 100% of donations going directly to the trip. http://www.iwuwildcats.com/GiveIWUMensBasketball
05:52
July 31, 2018
Episode 22 "If you want to be 1st..."
1st Half-(1:10) Jacob Johnson, Ben Carlson, Evan Maxwell and Kyle Mangas talk about the National Championship victory and give final reflections on the season. 2nd Half-(17:32) The entire coaching staff talks about winning the national title and reflect on pursing the IAm3rd life together over the course of a season. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode22 to leave a comment and see more.
33:06
July 12, 2018
Episode 21 "Greatness Favors the Fearless"
1st Half-(1:15) Freshman Grant Smith joins to talk about growing up in Connersville, a community that defines "Hoosier Hysteria" and what it was like to go on a deep run in the state tournament and be named an Indiana All Star. He also talks about being fearless in the national championship game when a play was drawn up for him in a key moment. 2nd Half-(13:59) Coach Tonagel shares why he believes that greatness favors the fearless. He tells the story of where he first came across the concept of fearlessness, how it has grown within the program and the influence it has had on the team's success. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode21 to leave a comment and see more.
27:05
July 9, 2018
Episode 20 "Context"
1st Half-(1:40) IWU President David Wright, Director of Athletics Mark DeMichael, and Coach Greg Tonagel take listeners inside a gathering of the men affiliated with IWUHoops on the morning of the national championship game. They also share how 'The Pursuit of 3' is happening in different contexts of leadership all across the athletic department and campus of IWU. 2nd Half-(22:51) Trent Dailey joins to share what IAm3rd looks like in a different context of leadership, in his case as president of a growing business. He also shares some insight into what he saw in the growth of the team over the course the season. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode20 to leave a comment and see more.
35:13
July 5, 2018
Episode 19 "Fears and Frustrations”
1st Half-(1:10) Jacob Johnson and Kyle Mangas take listeners inside a meeting where the players threw away their fears and frustrations and traded them for joy. 2nd Half-(10:16) David Osborn and Jordan Weidner join to give insight into what they saw as coaches in this behind the scenes meeting. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode19 to leave a comment and see more.
20:00
July 2, 2018
Episode 18 "The Run"
1st Half-(1:04) Evan Maxwell and Joel Okafor take listeners inside IWU’s run in the national tournament. They share what was happening both on and off the court that was sparking the team’s success. 2nd Half-(15:33) Coach Tonagel talks about the teams recent success in postseason play. He shares how over time the staff has had to lay down its desire to control the outcome and truly put God first and others second, and how ultimately it has led to more postseason success. Coach T gives insight into why he thinks it's so important as a leader to leverage key moments for greater growth. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode18 to leave a comment and see more.
23:06
June 28, 2018
Episode 17 "Pursuing Joy"
1st Half-(1:18) Former All American and current assistant Coach Jordan Weidner joins to talk about the teams focus during their run to a conference tournament championship. He shares about his own pursuit of 3 as a player in the program and how it altered the trajectory of his life. 2nd Half-(15:47) Coach Tonagel gives insight to why the team collectively started to pursue joy deep in the season, and what he learned about the concept over the course of a few weeks. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode17 to leave a comment and see more.
25:30
June 25, 2018
Episode 16 "H3"
1st Half-(1:12) On episode 3, Canaan Coffey shared the disappointment of missing the Man's Club. In this episode, Canaan talks about the way he responded to that failure. By the end of the season, Canaan was one of the most feared shooters in the nation, and he discusses the role that hunger, habits and humility played in his growth. He also takes listeners inside a key conference game when he played the best game of his career. 2nd Half-(15:25) Coach Tonagel reflects on watching Canaan's response to failure throughout the season. He shares how this team grew more than any he has ever coached throughout a season because of their buy in to the vision of pursuing hunger, habits and humility. He also gives insight into why his philosophy has shifted as a coach to believe that mentality trumps strategy, and gives an example of that from the season. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode16 to leave a comment and see more.
23:54
June 21, 2018
Episode 15 "Upward Trajectory"
1st Half-(1:22) On episode 6, Evan Maxwell discussed his journey, starting with his transfer from Kansas University to IWU. In this episode, Evan takes listeners inside his growth through the team's losing streak, all the way up to a key moment in his pursuit of 3 during an important conference game. 2nd Half-(19:25) Coach Tonagel explains why he has come to think about the Christian life like a line rather than a box, and gives insight into how this has influenced his coaching. He also shares a concept called 'dream time' that has helped IWU players push their games to new levels. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode15 to leave a comment and see more.
27:09
June 18, 2018
Episode 14 "The Zone"
1st Half-(1:15) Kyle Mangas joins to talk about being in the zone. He takes listeners inside his mind during a game when he scored 24 points in a row. 2nd Half-(11:05) Ben Carlson and Jacob Johnson share about being on the floor with a player in the zone and why they as seniors were so willing to give more leadership responsibility to a freshman as the season went along. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode14 to leave a comment and see more.
20:01
June 14, 2018
Episode 13 "Heart Reset"
1st Half-(1:38) Ben Carlson joins to talk about spiritual leadership. He takes listeners inside a prayer meeting where God spoke in a way that set the trajectory for the rest of the season. 2nd Half-(10:42) Coach Tonagel reflects on the prayer meeting and gives his thoughts on what impact it had on the team. He shares the critical role that prayer has played over the course of 13 years building the program, specifically how nothing significant in the program’s history has happened without prayer coming first. He gives insight into how he would encourage leaders in every context to start praying for their organization. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode13 to leave a comment and see more.
19:04
June 11, 2018
Episode 12 "Heart"
1st Half-(1:21) Coach David Osborn joins to share his journey from corporate finance into coaching, and what ultimately led him to IWU. After spending a year on the inside, he shares his perspective on the heart behind the success of the program. He also takes listeners inside the game where the team broke out after its three game losing streak. 2nd Half-(15:27) Coach Tonagel joins to talk about dealing with frustration as a coach, and how he balances the tension of driving his players to be the best. In a culture that demands performance, how does he get those results without producing a performance-based identity in his players? He also shares the priority he places on inspiring his players to play with heart and passion. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode12 to leave a comment and see more.
22:29
June 7, 2018
Episode 11 "Players Only"
1st Half-(1:09) Trevor Harrell goes inside a players only meeting the leaders called after the team’s three game losing streak. He shares about the fear the other players had as they walked in to the meeting and gives insight into what happened behind closed doors. 2nd Half-(9:50) Trevor Waite and Kyle Mangas go into more detail about the players only meeting. As one of the chosen leaders of the team, Trevor shares why this was a critical moment of the season for the players to step up. Kyle tells listeners what it was like as a freshman to get called to a higher level of leadership by the older players. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode11 to leave a comment and see more.
18:35
June 4, 2018
Episode 10 "Prison"
1st Half-(1:19) Micah Davis talks about the team taking a trip to the prison in January to spend time with inmates. He talks about the fear of doing something new and out of your comfort zone, but how basketball is used to build bridges and deepen relationships. 2nd Half-(17:22) Coach Tonagel talks about the importance of outreach opportunities such as visiting prisons or going on missions trips. He shares the importance they have played in the development of the IAm3rd culture, and why he would look for these opportunities in any leadership position he was in. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode10 to leave a comment and see more.
25:52
May 31, 2018
Episode 9 "Real Adversity"
1st Half-(1:24) Joel Okafor tells the story of his life. He shares about leaving his home in Nigeria at age 14, what it’s been like to not see his family for eight years. Joel shares transparently about some of the twists and turns along the way and what it means to be an overcomer in the face of real adversity. 2nd Half-(18:46) Coach T reflects on watching Joel’s growth, and discusses why having an IAm3rd attitude when dealing with adversity positions you for growth. Overtime-(25:00) Coach T shares some practical insight in a response to Aaron, a dentist in Michigan. “Your program is a great model of putting vision into practice and creating a culture that anybody can learn from. Any advice/thoughts on resources to help cultivate that type of leadership?” Email jeff.clark@indwes.edu or #ASKIWUHoops any question to a coach or player for future episodes. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode9 to leave a comment and see more.
27:52
May 28, 2018
Episode 8 "Losing Streak"
1st Half-(1:23) Senior Jacob Johnson discusses mid-season surgery and what it was like to sit out and watch during the team’s 3 game losing streak. Jacob shares transparently about the doubts, frustration and growth that he experienced during this time. 2nd Half-(16:48) Senior Ben Carlson talks about how he was approaching his leadership role during the team's slide. He explains the difference in perspective in the midst of adversity between a freshman and senior. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode8 to leave a comment and see more.
24:46
May 24, 2018
Episode 7 "Calling Out Greatness"
1st Half-(1:11) Junior Trevor Waite takes listeners inside a player's mind during a memorable behind the scenes moment of the season; a late night weight room workout after a long bus trip. 2nd Half-(9:35) Coach T gives his side of the story, and shares why it's so important for players on a team to be able to call out greatness in each other. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode7 to leave a comment and see more.
19:43
May 21, 2018
Episode 6 "Aggressive Humility"
1st Half-(1:05) Evan Maxwell takes listeners inside his journey from Kansas University to IWU. He talks about some key moments in the ups and downs along the way and then discusses what he believes makes the IAm3rd culture of IWUHoops so unique. 2nd Half-(22:39) Coach T gives insight into the power of humility, and explains how the word is defined in the IWUHoops locker room. Senior Ben Carlson is then asked about a moment when he emboddied humility by calling out greatness in Evan Maxwell. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode6 to leave a comment and see more.
32:08
May 17, 2018
Episode 5 "Say No Before You Say Yes"
1st Half-(1:29) Freshmen Sam McCracken and Michael Zitney talk about the transition to the college level, junkyard workouts, and the importance of getting pushed out of your comfort zone. 2nd Half-(12:26) Coach T explains the philosophy behind Junkyard workouts and why coaches work out with players. He also shares an example from the season of how prayer led him to challenge the team in a specific direction and how he led growth and change in that area. Overtime-(18:32) Coach B, a listener of episode 4, asks Coach T: "Would you recommend doing a Father/Son Retreat in a non-faith based basketball program?" #ASKIWUHoops with questions for any player or coach for an overtime on a future episode. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode5 to leave a comment and see more.
21:46
May 15, 2018
Episode 4 "Father/Son Retreat"
1st Half-(1:27) Freshman Kyle Mangas and his father Tim discuss the recruiting process, this year's Father/Son Retreat and what makes IWUHoops unique. 2nd Half-(16:10) Coach T tells the story of where the Father/Son Retreat originated and the role it’s played in the culture of the program. Overtime-(22:40) JT, a listener of episode 2, asks Coach T: "How did you respond as a coach when you heard Jacob was considering quitting?" #ASKIWUHoops with questions for any player or coach for an overtime on a future episode. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode4 to leave a comment and see more.
25:33
May 10, 2018
Episode 3 "Man's Club"
1st Half-(1:26) Sophomore Canaan Coffey takes the vision of 'hunger, habits, humility' to heart in the weight room over the summer, but falls short of a goal to start the new school year. He shares about the disappointment of the moment, and how his teammates responded. 2nd Half-(11:22) Coach Tonagel gives his perspective on Canaan's disappointment, and shares why it's important as a leader to consider what behaviors you are rewarding on your team. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode3 to leave a comment and see more.
16:47
May 7, 2018
Episode 2 "Driving Out Apathy"
1st Half-(1:46) Seniors Jacob Johnson and Ben Carlson discuss how they took the leadership reins given to them and made it a priority to drive apathy out of the program. 2nd Half-(19:06) Coach Tonagel shares about empowering leaders on the team to make their own mark on the culture of the program. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode2 to leave a comment and see more.
28:11
May 3, 2018
Episode 1 "IAm3rd"
1st Half-(3:46) Coach Tonagel speaks about the 'IAm3rd' culture of the program. 2nd Half-(17:06) Coach Tonagel speaks about the vision of 'hunger, habits and humility' for the 2017-2018 season. Go to www.iwuhoops.net/thepursuit/episode1 to leave a comment and see more.
24:52
April 23, 2018
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