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The Other Pros

The Other Pros

By John Ganther
When it comes to sports, no story is the same. Listen here as two sport industry professionals interview some of the industry's best athletes, administrators, and coaches.
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Ep 12- Chris Grosse, Penn State University

The Other Pros

Ep 16- Val Ackerman
In this episode, Mike and I speak with Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East conference. Some of the topics we discuss: -her career as an executive with the NBA, WNBA, and USA Basketball -leading a major college conference -her soon to be enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame -her favorite pizza in New York
June 30, 2021
Ep 15- Jesse Washington
In this episode, I speak with Jesse Washington: -writer for ESPN's Undefeated -co-author of John Thompson II autobiography "I Came As A Shadow" -speak in depth about his career and his experience writing the book with the legendary Georgetown University basketball coach
May 26, 2021
Ep 14- Kim Johnson, Callaway Golf
In this week's episode (presented by Vermont Organic Science), I speak with Kim Johnson, Retail Marketing Manager at Callaway Golf. We discuss: -her journey through the golf industry as a student athlete, mini tour player, and coach/instructor -working at two of the industry's premier manufacturers (TaylorMade and Callaway) -the future of golf -her top golf moments This episode is sponsored by Vermont Organic Science, visit their website ( for all of your CBD needs.
February 26, 2021
Ep 13- Dominique Soucy, PurInstinct
In this week's episode, Mike and I speak with Dominique Soucy, founder of PurInstinct. We talk to him about: -his career as a pro basketball player in Canada -the story behind PurInstinct -future plans for PurInstinct -why the Canadian national basketball team could make a run in the Olympics This episode is sponsored by Vermont Organic Science, visit their website for all CBD needs: 
February 05, 2021
Ep 12- Chris Grosse, Penn State University
In this episode, Mike and I talk with Chris Grosse, assistant AD for marketing at Penn State University. We discuss: -his career in the sport industry -his promotions while at Georgetown University -viral tweets -are T-shirt cannons as exciting as they look?
January 22, 2021
Ep 11- Tommy Strine, Chicago State University
In this week's episode, Mike and I talk with Tommy Strine, assistant coach Chicago State men's basketball. We discuss: -his journey through the basketball coaching industry -reaching out to over 500 schools for coaching positions  -making 190/200 3 point attempts at a shoot around  This episode is sponsored by Vermont Organic Science, please visit their website ( ), use code "podcast" for 20% off their CBD gummies. 
January 15, 2021
Ep 10- Chris Ray, Georgetown University
In this episode, Mike and I speak with Chris Ray, assistant AD for Compliance at Georgetown University. We discuss all things NCAA compliance, his career as a swimmer at Providence, and his journey through the sport industry.  This episode is sponsored by Vermont Organic Science, please visit their website ( ), use code "podcast" for 20% off their CBD gummies.
December 18, 2020
Ep 9- Daniel Rapaport
In this episode, Mike and I interview Daniel Rapaport, writer for Golf Digest. We discuss with him: -his background in golf -his brief career as a caddy for Matthew Fitzpatrick -working with Tiger Woods -his podcast "Local Knowledge" -2020 Masters preview
November 11, 2020
Ep 8- Tino Martinez
In this week's episode, Mike and I interview Tino Martinez, former MLB All-Star. We talk to him about: -his collegiate career at the University of Tampa, where he was the Division 2 National Player of the Year -his MLB career with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays -his golf game -involvement with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission
November 09, 2020
Ep 7- Selena Castillo
In this week's episode, Mike and I speak with Selena Castillo, the content development specialist for Duke Women's Basketball. We discuss her journey through sports, beginning as a student athlete with Emory University Women's Basketball, to her current role at Duke. Additionally, we talk about the evolution of social media in sports, and how it has shaped her career. 
October 26, 2020
Ep 6- Jeff Rueter
In this week's episode, Mike and I talk with Jeff Rueter of the Athletic. We discuss all things soccer- the US Men's National team, MLS, and the latest with the USL. Additionally, we talk in depth about the San Diego Loyal's recent decision to forfeit two of their matches due to racial and homophobic remarks made against two of their players. 
October 14, 2020
Ep 5- Jack Metcalf, San Diego Loyal
In this week's episode, Mike and I speak with Jack Metcalf, a professional soccer player with the USL's San Diego Loyal. We discuss his career as a youth training with Liverpool FC, his time as a student athlete at Clemson University, and his journey playing professionally in the US and England. 
September 18, 2020
Ep 4- David Arsenault, Grinnell College Men's Basketball
In this week's episode, we speak with David Arsenault, head men's basketball coach at Grinnell College. Grinnell, a Division 3 school, is known for its unique style of play. Over the years, they have set many NCAA records including a 138 point performance from one of their players back in 2012. Mike and I discuss their distinct style, David's time as a head coach in the NBA's Developmental League, and his other job as a golf coach.
September 08, 2020
Episode 3- Matt Goff, Virginia Tech Athletics
In this week’s episode, we talk with Matt Goff, associate director of major gifts with Virginia Tech athletics. We speak to him about his time at the NCAA national office, his football career at James Madison University, the future of the NCAA, and his career as a slow pitch softball star.
September 01, 2020
Episode 2- Dr Debby Stroman, Center of Sport Business and Analytics
In this week's episode Mike and I speak with Dr Debby Stroman, founder of the Center of Sport Business and Analytics. In addition to her role with CSBA, she is also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. We discuss her time as a student athlete at the University of Virginia, coaching basketball at UNC, and her career in the sport business industry. 
August 24, 2020
Episode 1- Joe Hudson, Seattle Mariners
Ep 1- interview with Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson. We talk about his career starting in high school, his three years at Notre Dame, and his professional journey since being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2012. 
August 19, 2020