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Championship Vision Basketball Podcast

Championship Vision Basketball Podcast

By Kevin Furtado
Welcome to Championship Vision. Impact, Grow and Share!! I believe that coach's must have an impact on their players and fellow coaches. They must continually grow and get better and we must all share ideas to make the coaching profession better for our student-athletes.
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Episode 209: Stephen Mackey (Founder and CEO 2Words Character Development)

Championship Vision Basketball Podcast

Episode 209: Stephen Mackey (Founder and CEO 2Words Character Development)

Championship Vision Basketball Podcast

Episode 221: Coach Dan Young (Executive Director Basketball Coaches Association Michigan) Plymouth, MI ("5 Life Lessons in Playing Basketball")
Dan Young is currently the Executive Director of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM). Dan began his coaching career as a student-manager at Central Michigan University in 1987. After graduation from CMU he garnered the Assistant Basketball position at Western Michigan University, before moving on to a similar slot at Detroit Catholic Central High School. Dan then served as Head Basketball Coach at Brighton, Plymouth Canton and John Glenn High Schools. He has also been the Head Golf Coach at Plymouth High School, since 2012, that has won 2 State Championships. Dan has been named COY from the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Ann Arbor News, Associated Press, Michigan Golf Coaches Association and BCAM. From 2000-present, Dan has been a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Board of Directors / he served as Assistant Director of BCAM 2005-2018 / named Executive Director of BCAM in January 2019. Dan has had an integral responsibility as a committee member with the BCAM/MHSAA collaboration (“Reaching Higher Top Michigan Basketball Showcase”) since its inception. He also served as Director and coordinator of all basketball related functions with the Michigan Elite 25 Camp, which was directed by Tim McCormick, former University of Michigan and NBA player. Dan received the Thomas Hursey Distinguished Service Award from BCAM in 2017. Dan is married (Jacqueline) and has 2 son’s (Derek 24, Ryan 21) and resides in Plymouth Michigan.
November 19, 2020
Episode 220: Coach Ray Lokar (Director of Coaching Gold Standard Coaching Academy) "Creating Confident and Coachable Players"
Ray Lokar has taught, been an Athletic Director, a High School Administrator, a YSO Board Member and President, and coached a variety of sports for over 35 years at the youth, high school, and college levels in Southern California. He has a son and two daughters who have gone on to play college athletics, as well as a young son currently playing youth sports. Ray was the Head Basketball Coach of the 2002 California Interscholastic Federation Champions while at Bishop Amat High School and is a Past-President of the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. Coach Ray Lokar is the Basketball Coaching Education Coordinator for the Amateur Athletic Foundation and the editor of . He was the Head Basketball Coach of  the 2002 California Interscholastic Federation Champions while at Bishop Amat High School .  Ray is also a Trainer and Mentor Coach with the Positive Coaching Alliance and coordinates their Partner Development efforts in Southern California, concentrating on grants to underserved organizations. He has coached in the San Gabriel Valley, just east of Los Angeles, Ca for over 25 years at the youth, high school, and college levels. Coach "LOK" has worked countless camps and clinics during that time for ages 8-18 and is the presently Executive Director of The Basketball4all Foundation.  Lokar also is actively involved with Applied Cognitive Engineering in the business development and marketing of the ACE IntelliGym(tm) . The IntelliGym(tm) is a revolutionary training tool that enables basketball players to dramatically improve their game-intelligence skills. Owning Sports'n'Stuff,  provides a home base for all of his business activities. He has published a series of basketball booklets and has access to the latest in training equipment, uniforms and imprinted sportswear, with in-house customization. As a  member of the Executive Board of the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (SCIBCA) starting in 1991, he began his term as President of the Association in 2000. Coach Lokar is one of the most sought after and respected clinicians in Southern California and now he, or his staff of qualified coaches, comes directly to you.  @coachlok
November 18, 2020
Episode 219: Coach Thomas Brown (Director of OneHeartbeat Basketball)
Coach Tommy Brown has 19 years of head collegiate coaching expereince. He had 13 straight 20 win seasons and was an assistant at The University of Illinois. Coach Brown is a former director with PGC and has performed clinics all over the country. 18 years Head Collegiate Coaching Experience 389 wins at age 46 13 straight 20 win seasons 6 time Conference Coach of the Year 2007-08 NAIA National Coach of the Year Participated in 11 NAIA National Tournaments in 14 years 96-21 Record as High School Coach He was playing basketball in his younger years and being a high school basketball coach, Brown embrace his coaching spirit and use it to mentor, coach and teach young people from 1994-1998 in Orangewood Christian School  that anything is possible with hard work and discipline.  Brown shared his inspirational testimony with the Bluefield Collage from 1998-2005 As Head Men’s Coach and Director of Athletics where he coordinating all aspects of program, requiting, budgeting, scheduling, managing team travel and inter-collegiate athletics program.  He also provided a different perspective on Coaching and Athletics Responsibilities for 11 years from 2005 – 2016 with Lee University of scheduling athletic contests and allocate scholarships and configure operating budget. Brown as a Women’s Asst. Coach with University of Illinois in 2017 and Presbyterian Collage in 2018. He was responsible of assist with scouting, assist with practice planning, supervise managerial staff, liaison between head coach and administration, event management and coordinating all game day operation needs. @bethethumb
November 14, 2020
Episode 218: Coach Keith Guy (Head Boys Basketball Coach Muskegon High School) Muskegon , MI ("Muskegon BigRed Culture")
Guy is a 1993 Muskegon Heights alumnus, who was starting point guard on the Tigers’ state-finals team that year. He spent 11 years working and coaching at his alma mater, nine of them as head coach. The 2019-20 school year marked his eighth as head coach and athletic director at Muskegon High School. In total, Guy has made nine trips to the final four as a player, assistant coach or head coach. He guided the Big Reds to a banner season in 2013-14, when they rolled to a Class A state championship and finished with a 28-0 record.  The 1992-93 season was a special one for Guy and Muskegon Heights. The Tigers were ranked No. 2 in the state and made it to the Class B championship game at The Palace of Auburn Hills, where they lost to Saginaw Buena Vista, 69-52. Guy, a 5-foot-10 spark plug, finished with six points and five assists in the game. Maurice Sain, who is a longtime assistant coach on Guy’s staff, led the Tigers with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the ’93 title game. Guy has built Muskegon into a perennial power. The Big Reds have a string of conference and district titles going, and who knows what the 20-2 team in 2019-20 could have done, as its season was cut short because of the COVID-19 shutdown. @HoopsBigReds 
November 13, 2020
Episode 217: Coach Will Rey (Head Boy's Basketball Coach Northridge Preparatory School) Niles, IL ("Essential Core Practice Principles")
WILL REY Head Basketball Coach / Northridge Preparatory School (Niles, IL)  43 seasons as men’s basketball coach: 23 in high school & 19 in college.  High school head coach: Northridge (2004-present), Fenwick HS (1982-85) and CreteMonee HS (1980-82).  351 high school Varsity wins in 20 seasons (average 18 wins per season).  Northridge has 170 boys in the high school / Northridge average ACT: 28.  Northridge Overall Record: 286-144 (.665) / Conference: 140-42 (.770).  Northridge Championships: 5 IHSA Regionals (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015) / 3 Conference (2009, 2013, 2018) / 5 Holiday Tournaments (2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2018) / 2 “Super 16” IHSA Appearances (2009, 2015).  Northridge Winning Streaks: 13-0 undefeated at home in 2011-12 (school first); 15 straight wins 2008-09 (school first); 14 straight wins 2017-18; 12-0 undefeated conference champs 2017-18 (school first).  Coach-of-the-Year Awards: 4 IBCA District 4 (2009, 2014, 2015, 2018) / 5 Conference (2007, 2008, 2013, 2017, 2018) / 1 Rich South “Big Dipper” Classic Coach-of-the-Tournament (1981).  Halls-of-Fame: Chicago Catholic Athletic League (2017) / Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association (2015) / FiveStar Basketball Camp (2005).  Sports Faith International’s Lifetime Coaching Achievement Award (2010). University of Evansville assistant (1985-89) to Jim Crews: 2 conference championships; 2nd round Division I NCAA & NIT tournaments; 35-game home winning streak; Top-25 national ranking.  Loyola University Chicago head coach (1989-94): defeated national programs Notre Dame, Purdue, Wisconsin, Butler, Dayton,