Two Feet In with Coach Heather Macy
By Coach Heather Macy
Karen Barefoot, a nationally-known women’s basketball coach who has built successful programs at four different institutions, finished her fourth season as the 11th head coach in UNCW WBB
Karen Barefoot, a nationally-known women’s basketball coach who has built successful programs at four different institutions, finished her fourth season as the 11th head coach in UNCW women’s basketball history during the 2020-21 campaign. Barefoot, 48, has brought winning back to UNCW over the last four years, with the Seahawks posting 47 victories, including an 18-12 record in 2018-19 that secured the team’s first winning season in seven years. The Seahawks also authored a 13-1 mark inside Trask Coliseum, matching the program record for home wins in a single season. UNCW posted seven victories during the 2020-21 season, which included a victory over the College of Charleston in the opening round of the CAA Women's Basketball Championship. A pair of student-athletes were recognized by the CAA's head coaches as Carol-Anne Obusek received Second-Team All-CAA notice, while Za'Nautica Downs earned the league's Sixth Player of the Year award in addition to a place on the All-CAA Third Team. Under Barefoot's tutelage, the Seahawks registered 10 wins during the 2019-20 campaign, including six victories in Colonial Athletic Association regular season play. UNCW fashioned a 69-55 victory over Charleston in the opening game of the CAA Women's Basketball Championship before the tournament was cut short due to COVID-19. Barefoot's squad had three student-athletes recognized with CAA postseason awards, including senior guard Lacey Suggs, who was named CAA Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith, the Seahawks' leading scorer, was a Third-Team All-CAA performer, while senior guard Ahyiona Vason earned a spot on the league's All-Defensive Team. UNCW earned a share of third place in the CAA regular season standings in 2018-19 after finishing with an 11-7 conference record. The Seahawks were the only team to defeat CAA regular season champion James Madison during league play, posting a 66-63 victory at Trask Coliseum on Jan. 18. As a result of the Seahawks’ improvement, a trio of student-athletes earned All-CAA distinction by the league’s head coaches, marking the first time in program history three UNCW players have received a spot on the all-conference team in the same season. Smith and redshirt senior guard Shrita Parker were tabbed Second-Team All-CAA while Suggs was a Third-Team selection. In her first year with the Seahawks, Barefoot guided the squad to its best start in 10 years after UNCW authored a 7-4 non-conference record, including a 6-0 start at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks closed out the season with three wins in their final five games, including a 58-47 victory over Towson in the first round of the CAA Tournament. Barefoot has also made an impact in the Wilmington community during her three years at UNCW. She was featured in the April 2019 edition of WILMA Magazine and was a nominee for the Cape Fear YWCA Woman of the Year Award in May 2019. Barefoot took over the UNCW program after six successful seasons at Old Dominion, where she guided the Lady Monarchs to a 103-93 record, including five winning seasons and three postseason appearances.
January 15, 2022
Danielle O’Banion was named the 12th head women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Maryland in April, 2021
Danielle O’Banion was named the 12th head women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Maryland in April, 2021. O’Banion brings 20 years of Division I coaching experience to the Greyhounds, most-recently serving her second stint as an assistant at the University of Minnesota over the past three seasons. Her teams have combined for 10 postseason appearances, including five NCAA tournaments and one run to the Final Four. “I am so excited to welcome Danielle O’Banion to the Loyola Athletics family as our next head women’s basketball coach,” said Donna M. Woodruff, Loyola's Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics. “It was very clear through our process that Coach O’Banion was the right person to lead our program moving forward. She brings an impressive combination of coaching expertise, successful playing experience and a demonstrated commitment to developing the women in our program as exceptional leaders, student-athletes and citizens while on-campus and well after graduation. The future is very bright with Danielle as the leader of Loyola women’s basketball.” Originally from Arlington, Virginia, O’Banion returns to the Mid-Atlantic after coaching stints at Minnesota, Memphis, Kent State and Harvard. A standout recruiter who has brought in four Top-50 classes during her career, she has also held multiple leadership positions within both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Advocates for Athletic Equity (formerly Black Coaches and Administrators). “I believe in Loyola University Maryland, and I am honored that Loyola believes in me,” O’Banion said. “I am especially grateful to Vice President Dr. Robert Kelly and Director of Athletics Donna Woodruff for entrusting me with the future of our Loyola women’s basketball program. Loyola, its ideals and the city of Baltimore are a championship combination, and I am eager to begin the work of building a Greyhounds women’s basketball championship tradition.” O’Banion rejoined Minnesota in 2018 following a two-year stint as associate head coach at Memphis. During the past three seasons with the Golden Gophers, she worked primarily with the post players while also playing a key role in recruiting. Recent additions to the program include Alexia Smith, the first five-star recruit in program history, and 2020 Big Ten All-Freshman honoree Jasmine Powell. Originally an assistant at Minnesota from 2002-07, O’Banion’s first assistant stint coincided with the best five-year run in team history. The Golden Gophers made four-consecutive NCAA tournaments, advancing to one Final Four (2004) and two Sweet Sixteens (2003, 2005); they also added a WNIT appearance in 2007. O’Banion worked primarily with the backcourt, coaching four All-Big Ten selections and one Kodak All-American (current Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen). O’Banion then spent four years at Memphis from 2008-12, earning a promotion to associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the final three seasons. She helped bring in the No. 1-ranked recruiting classes in Conference USA (Top 50 nationally) in each of her first two years on-campus, and her 2011 recruiting class was the highest-ranked in program history. Those recruits succeeded on the court with Memphis winning 78 games during her four seasons while making three postseason appearances.
January 14, 2022
In Addition of playing the game she love, Jervorah Whitfield-Goosby started an professional path in furthering her education and career path.
Jervorah has been involve with basketball over 20 years as a player and coach. She served as an collegiate basketball player at Belmont Abbey and later pursued professional. She was the assistant coach, with varsity girls Basketball for Ware Shoals High for two years and Mauldin High School for a year. After having that experience she later realize, that wasn’t her passion. While at BAC in the CVAC conference, she earned many awards in her career. She was MVP CVAC All-Tournament (2001-2002), Honorable Mention(2003-2004), First Team, and Most Defensive Player, made the 1000 point Club (2005) and Lead Steal her entire college career. However, in high school she was South Carolina Miss Basketball 1A in (1999) , MVP, All-Conference, All-Region, All Lakeland, Selected for North and South All-star team, Player of the Year and lead steals. Jervorah started Playing Varsity basketball in the 8th grade. In Addition of playing the game she love, Jervorah started an professional path in furthering her education and career path. She worked as an HR Recruiter for Temp Agent and currently hold a position as a Process Supporter at BMW. During Jervorah Leisure time, she love spending it with her family and friends. She is Married to Andrew Goosby, with their one son named Micah. She enjoy loving on her boys (Godson(s)/Nephews) watching them grow up and play sports. Also, she love to travel, eat, and laugh. Jervorah enjoy volunteering her spare time to Children Camps in her Community and working with kids with disabilities. Furthermore her motto is to Push other to accomplish there Goals, while being a impact to others. She believe in Helping others is her “WHY”.
January 14, 2022
Owning nearly 20 years of coaching experience, Brianna Finch served as Davidson's director of player development for the past year
Brianna Finch joined the Boston University women's basketball staff in June, 2021 as the program's assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Owning nearly 20 years of coaching experience, Finch served as Davidson's director of player development for the past year, where she assisted with opponent scouting, film analysis, player development and recruiting efforts. Prior to her time with with the Wildcats, Finch spent a year as an assistant coach at Florida International University and spent the prior three seasons on staff at Barry University. Finch additionally led the New Mexico Highlands University program for two seasons and got her first head coaching position with the Lemvig Basketball Club in Denmark in 2013. A dynamic recruiter on the national and international level, Finch was selected as one of 30 participants for the 2019 Women's Basketball Coaches Association's NEXT UP program. Finch received her bachelor's degree in 2002 in business administration/marketing from Sonoma State and completed her master's of arts in human performance and sport from New Mexico Highlands in 2018.
January 13, 2022
You have to reach back and bring others with you, Anne Hurd
Anne Hurd is a 1981 Alumna of Greensboro College. She is the Vice President for Advancement & Admissions of her alma mater. You can reach Anne at Anne.Hurd@greensboro.edu. Anne Jones Hurd, the daughter of a Greensboro College alumna and the college’s longtime former business manager, joined the staff in August 2015 as vice president and chief advancement officer. She earned a master’s in Applied Communication at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She has served in senior fund-raising and advancement positions at three private educational institutions in Greensboro: Canterbury School, Guilford College, and Greensboro Day School. During her tenure, those institutions successfully completed capital campaigns and related fundraising programs. Hurd has served as chair of the Greensboro College Alumni Association and on the Board of Trustees, whose Institutional Advancement Committee she chaired.
August 10, 2021
The more we serve the more we get to operate in joy: Jody Adams Birch
Please contact Jody at the following email address email@example.com. Jody Adams-Birch enters her third season on Cindy Stein's staff at Southern Illinois, and her first as the associate head coach. In her second season on staff, the Salukis posted their sixth-straight winning record. Southern defeated a ranked opponent (Missouri State) for the first time since 1991 and the Salukis finished with a RPI of 105, its highest since 2007. SIU’s four top-100 wins during the 2019-20 season were its most since at least 2002. The Salukis also repeated as Compass Challenge Champions and Nicole Martin and Makenzie Silvey were both selected to the All-MVC honorable mention team while Brittney Patrick earned her first career All-Defensive Team honor. A 1994 graduate of Tennessee, Adams-Birch played four seasons for the Lady Vols under legendary head coach Pat Summitt, and was the starting point guard for three Southeastern Conference Championship teams. The Lady Vols advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of her four years and captured the NCAA’s ultimate prize with a national championship in 1991. She began her coaching career as a student assistant with the Lady Vols in 1993.
August 06, 2021
"Work Hard and Enjoy Every Minute" Pearl Moore
A four-time All-American, she is the all-time career-scoring leader for women’s college basketball with 4,061 points Ranked third on the College’s Basketball Career Scoring List for all levels of men’s and women’s college basketball Averaged 30.6 points per game over her four seasons (127 games) at Francis Marion College during the era that did not have the three-point field goal The 1979 SCAIAW and American Women’s Sports Foundation Small College Player of the Year Named the 1979 South Carolina Amateur Athlete of the Year A final nominee for the 1978 Wade Trophy A first-round draft choice in the WBL and participated in the 1981 WBL All-Star game Inducted into the Francis Marion Hall of Fame in 1992, the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a part of the inaugural class for the Florence Area Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006 Played professionally for one season in Venezuela
July 27, 2021
Do not delegate relationships, Danielle O'Banion
Danielle O’Banion was named the 12th head women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Maryland in April, 2021. O’Banion brings 20 years of Division I coaching experience to the Greyhounds, most-recently serving her second stint as an assistant at the University of Minnesota over the past three seasons. Her teams have combined for 10 postseason appearances, including five NCAA tournaments and one run to the Final Four. Originally from Arlington, Virginia, O’Banion returns to the Mid-Atlantic after coaching stints at Minnesota, Memphis, Kent State and Harvard. A standout recruiter who has brought in four Top-50 classes during her career, she has also held multiple leadership positions within both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Advocates for Athletic Equity (formerly Black Coaches and Administrators). A 20-year member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association, O’Banion served on the WBCA Board of Directors from 2013-15 and was an Awards Committee member from 2011-12. She was also the second woman to be named president of Black Coaches and Administrators, serving in that role in 2011-12 following four years on the BCA Board of Directors. As an undergraduate, O’Banion was a four-year letterwinner at Boston College from 1997-2001. She helped guide the Eagles to their first two NCAA tournament appearances in program history, and she was a co-captain and Big East Academic All-Star during her senior season. She graduated from Boston College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Hispanic Studies minor. O’Banion grew up in Northern Virginia, and she prepped at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia where she was a Washington Post All-Met guard for the Maroon.
July 20, 2021
Lee Yarborough: YOU GOT THIS!
Lee served on the Board of Directors of NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) and currently serve as the Chair for the NAPEO. As Chair, she focused on diversity and deepening member relations by forming Women in NAPEO (WIN). The goal of WIN is to engage, empower, and encourage the women in the PEO industry. She also served as the Chair for NAPEO’s Carolinas Leadership Council for over 10 years.. In 2015, She was honored to be named a Fellow of the eleventh class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is an advocate for public education. She served on the executive board as Chair of Public Education Partners and is the founder and director of Read Up Greenville, a young adult and middle grades book festival in downtown Greenville, SC. When she takes a break from board meetings, client visits, and networking, she most likely reading, camping, or spending time with my family. She also enjoy volunteering at her church and staying involved in her children's schools. You can reach Lee at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeyarborough and http://www.propelhr.com
July 13, 2021
Live your life each day with purpose, value, and conviction: Deb Girardi
A 1997 Greensboro College graduate and now a New York School Psychologist, Deb Girardi shares her secrets to her success as a mom, coach, and school psychologist. You can reach Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 06, 2021
Finding your voice at the table with Athletic Director Jen Brooks
Jen Brooks is a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. Currently she serves as the Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy in St. Louis, MO where she has maintained this position the last 25 years. Driven by a desire to encourage more women to get involved in the world of high school athletics, a well as to support them and create an awareness piece for male allies, Jen founded the Global Community of Women in High School Sports. Coaching, teaching, helping people to become better versions of themselves led her to her role as the Mentor Program Coordinator for the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. To contact Jen, find her in the following ways: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-brooks-cmaa-812621152 and her website https://jenbrooks.com/
July 01, 2021
Life lessons that lead Dr. Patty Raube Keller to be a champion for women
Dr. Keller is a champion for women. She is a servant leader and professor that uses her real life experiences working in high school & intercollegiate athletics for over 19 years to teach and mentor. She is a person who takes initiative, solves problems, deals well with conflict. She is able to find people's strengths and help them be successful. She is a strong communicator who is good at managing projects through using her teamwork, leadership & visionary talents. She has an unmatched work ethic with a great sense of responsibility and dependability. She is kind, conscientious, trustworthy, and loyal as well as competitive, determined, and ambitious. Connect with Dr. Keller on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patty-raube-keller-ed-d-a4393947 and by email email@example.com
July 01, 2021
Barb Nelson discusses how surrounding yourself with good people is a game changer.
Barb Nelson has coached in the college ranks and currently in the high school ranks at Myers Park in North Carolina. She has over 700 victories and talks with Heather about being present in the moment.
June 29, 2021
No Lies Live Forever Author Catherine Compher cultivates strong female leaders.
NO LIES LIVE FOREVER tells the story of a successful architect, Sal Casalino who has built the life and family he always wanted in Waite Hill, Ohio, only to have the crimes he left buried in his native Italy rise to the surface – and the daughter who pledges to find answers and redemption in the wake of her family’s upheaval. The story is based in Winston Salem and Banner Elk NC as well. Catherine Compher is a lover of travel, good books, and family. She has lived coast to coast following her husband's career and picking up stores along the way. She is originally from Cleveland but was raised in North Carolina. A graduate of North Carolina State University, she lives in Chicago. Reach Cathy on twitter @catcomph, Instagram @catcomph, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 24, 2021
Run your own Race says Buffie Burson
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia, Burson earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Montevallo where she was a player and coach. Burson also spent three years as an assistant coach at Shorter University prior to coming to North Georgia. You can reach Coach Burson by emailing: email@example.com. Buffie Burson has posted 21 winning seasons in her time in Dahlonega, including her last seven consecutive years and has guided the program to 12 national tournament appearances, including four NCAA appearances with the furthest run coming in the 2019 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament, culminating in the program's first ever trip to the Elite Eight after winning the Southeast Regional Championship. Burson’s teams have averaged over 20 wins a season in her career. She collected her 500th career victory on December 17, 2018, a 68-63 win over Flagler in the UNG Convocation Center.
June 22, 2021
Beth Paul discusses how she always says the best is still ahead, and she truly believes that
A Presbyterian College graduate, an avid Habitat for Humanity supporter, a wife and a mom of two children; Beth Paul helps bring entertainment to Greenville South Carolina. She is the General Manager of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena where she has led since 2015. Beth and Coach Macy talk how making transitions through the pandemic and what normal is going to look like now that the entertainment business is booming again. To reach Beth send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15, 2021
Have a plan in place to be successful with Dee Dee Jarman
Deputy Director of Athletics| Senior Woman Administrator and over Compliance at Methodist College. A twenty year veteran women's basketball coach and a Kay Yow Endowment Supporter. In her 20 seasons as head coach, Jarman amassed a 299-233 (.562) record, making her the winningest head coach in the history of women's basketball at Methodist . Dee Dee Jarman brings experience through coaching and athletic administration that she uses to inspire and impact young female athletes. Dee Dee and her husband have a daughter, Dawson. She can be reached at email@example.com
June 08, 2021
Stay consistent, stay the course no matter the storm: advice from Ayonna Thompson Bowen
Ayonna Thompson-Bowen has her jersey retired at Mauldin High in Mauldin, South Carolina for Girls Basketball. She furthered her basketball career at High Point University where she states, "it was the best experience of my life." The owner and operator of A1Hoops has goals to make sure at least 25 young ladies go to college and earn a diploma while playing basketball. She is a mother of a 4-year-old son. You can reach Ayonna on all social media platforms @A1 Hoops Report. She is currently working on having individual players analyzed by Coach Pokie Chatman to improve the way young ladies are recruited and how to tell them to become even better at their craft.
June 01, 2021
Coach Trudi Lacey talks about lessons learned through collegiate, olympic, and professional basketball experiences
Trudi Lacey talks with Two Feet In Coaching about being two percent better every day - one percent for yourself, one percent for someone else. A former standout for North Carolina State University, Lacey played for the late Hall of Fame Coach, Kay Yow, and was the first African-American woman to earn a full four year basketball scholarship in school history. She was an All-American, four-time ALL-ACC player, and was named to the ACC All-Legend team in 2007. Lacey went on to earn a Master's Degree in Sports Management as a graduate assistant at her alma mater before going on to coach Division I women’s basketball at Francis Marion University, University of South Florida, and the University of Maryland. She eventually made a move to the WNBA serving both as an assistant and head coach of the Charlotte Sting. Lacey would return to the college ranks for two seasons at Queens University of Charlotte before returning to the WNBA to become the coach and general manager of the Washington Mystics. In addition, Lacey served as the Assistant Director for USA Women's Basketball from 1997-2001, helping Team USA earn gold in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Lacey is a certified professional coach, speaker, publisher, and author. She is a resident of Charlotte.
May 27, 2021
Listen To Your Body: Health and career choices with Coach Artina Trader
Coach Artina Trader discusses health, listening to your body, and how to balance healthy living with a challenging career. The Annapolis, MD native is a 20 plus veteran in college athletics with the last 11 years at her alma mater North Carolina Wesleyan College. She can be reached at @coachajrader on Twitter. She led her team to be the USA South Champions this past year.
May 25, 2021
With dedication and hard work Coach Jean Lojko talks how you can accomplish anything over time.
A 5-time Hall of Famer, volleyball coach Jean Lojko, motivates listeners to always work hard and be dedicated. She is the Jefferson Pilot full professor of Physical Education at Greensboro College in the exercise and sport studies program. She has 44 years of experience and complied 649 volleyball victories. She reminds us when you are not in control that is when you really have to have faith over fear. To reach Coach Lojko email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com › jean-lojko-a6721117
May 18, 2021
Ann Hancock: Do the hard things that no one else wants to do-that is what propels you!
Prior to returning to her alma mater, Hancock spent two seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach at East Carolina University. Prior to her time in Greenville, she was the head women’s basketball coach at UNC Wilmington for 10 seasons. Hancock was an assistant coach for eight seasons at UNC Chapel Hill, helping the Tar Heels win the 1994 NCAA Division I national championship. As a basketball student-athlete at Wingate, Hancock was all-conference and all-district for four seasons each. She can be reached at email@example.com. At East Carolina, Hancock assisted in all phases of the basketball program. She was involved in on-the-floor coaching, recruiting and scouting. Hancock was also engaged in student-athlete academic progress and summer camps. While the head coach at UNC Wilmington, Hancock led the Seahawks to the most NCAA victories in school history and the most wins in any three consecutive year period. She was the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2003. The same season, she helped the Seahawks set a new attendance record. UNCW signed the most highly-touted recruiting class in school history in 2003. Hancock helped Seahawk superstar Cherie Lea earn first team All-CAA honors two years in a row. She coached one NCAA I-AAA Strength and Conditioning Female Athlete of the Year, one CAA Defensive Player of the Year, two Strength and Conditioning All-Americans and two CAA Dean Ehlers Leadership Award winners during her UNC Wilmington tenure. Hancock assisted in all phases of coaching for the 1994 NCAA Division I national champion UNC Tar Heels. She was heavily involved in recruiting; Hancock signed the numbers one, four, five, seven and 14th-ranked high school players as the program’s recruiting coordinator. She coached on the floor during practice, with specific work geared to the UNC perimeter players. In addition, Hancock assisted with player development and prepared in-depth scouting reports on Tar Heel opponents. She coached WNBA players Sylvia Crawley, Marion Jones, Charlotte Smith and Tracy Reid. As a collegian, Smith was the ESPN National Player of the Year. Reid was the WNBA Rookie of the Year. Hancock mentored numerous All-Academic team selections. Hancock scored 2,195 points during a distinguished Wingate career (1989-92). As a senior, she led the Bulldogs in scoring with her 19.9 points per game. During her tenure, Wingate compiled a 103-23 overall record. The Bulldogs advanced to the NAIA national tournament each season. Hancock and her teammates won three conference and three district titles. The 1992 NCAA Woman of the Year for North Carolina, Hancock earned a prestigious NCAA post-graduate scholarship. She was Wingate’s first-ever Academic All-America® selection in 1990. In addition to her basketball exploits, Hancock lettered in volleyball three years and softball one year for the Bulldogs. At Wingate’s 1992 commencement exercises, she won the Budd E. and Ethel K. Smith Cup. The Smith Cup is awarded annually to the senior judged to have made an outstanding contribution through leadership of fellow students. Hancock holds a Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration from UNC Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. degree in English with a minor in Public Relations at Wingate, graduating magna cum laude. Hancock won the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award and the South Atlantic Conference President’s Award in 1992. Hancock is the daughter of Mrs. Lou Hancock and the late Mr. Tom Hancock of Elizabethtown, N.C.
May 11, 2021
Don't rush, enjoy every step of your journey with Shatrina Smalls
Today's guest is a Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional. Coach Shatrina Smalls is a Center Director in Greensboro, NC. She is an entrepreneur with her t shirt company, God in Me, she also hosts her own podcast at She-ballin : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-ballin/id1526336325 and last but not least Coach Smalls is owner and head coach of the Greensboro Kaos. You can reach Coach Smalls by visiting all the social media outlets. www.greensborokaos.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trinatri15/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/trina_words. On Facebook you can find her at God in Me.
May 04, 2021
A Whole Health Approach with Cassandra Nelson
Cassandra Nelson discusses her approach to women's health with 2FTN. Using her blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine, modern lifestyle coaching, and radical compassion, she takes the time to hear each individual's story and treat them based on their unique complexities.
April 29, 2021
Marie Marquez: Every single person has a purpose.
Coach Marie Marquez talks about how helping everyone find their purpose makes a huge difference in their success because without a purpose you are empty. A Belmont Abbey graduate, overseas professional, general manager of D1 training facility in Greenville SC, current semi-pro player for the Carolina Upstate Thunder in the WABA. You can reach Coach Marie on Twitter at @amm21jay, Instagram @true2hoops, and email her directly at Marquez@d1training.com
April 27, 2021
Choice, Not Chance: Taking Risks with Coach Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P has drawn upon her own personal experiences, triumphs and professional challenges to create her passionate life philosophy: “Choice, Not Chance.” This simple but powerful mantra serves as the foundation for the award-winning athletes and competitive teams she builds and leads — an approach to life can be applied to sports teams, business teams, student athletes and even parenting. Coach P is one of the most highly decorated female college basketball coaches in the country. She became the first Division I head coach to win conference titles in four different leagues: the ACC, Big Ten, America East and North Atlantic. She was also the first Division I coach to be named Conference Coach of the Year in four different conferences five times. And, she is the only Division I head coach to lead two different programs to 30-win seasons with three National Championship game appearances. CoachP’s commitment to player and personal development is second to none. Getting young and old alike to commit to “the process” of making great choices while pursuing reason over emotion in life’s challenges is at the very core of Coach P. Contact Coach P @http://coachp.org/contact/
April 22, 2021
Know your worth and value with Coach Renee Favaro
Coach Renee Favaro has never had a losing season, she has a career rich in helping athletes on the college level and the currently the high school level. She played at Francis Marion University. She also holds open runs in the Roanoke Virginia area for student athletes to get looks from colleges as a side gig. She is the mom of a little boy. To reach out to Renee check her out on instagram @rfavaro30 and twitter @coachg430 as well as the school's website, Lord Botetourt High School.
April 13, 2021
All Experiences Matter with Lisa C Willis
In 2019, author, Lisa C. Willis made history as the first woman coach in the New York Knicks franchise. Willis is a retired WNBA player & a Gold Medalist who uses sports philosophies to assist CEOs, management & sports teams to emerge as dominant leaders! Lisa C. Willis is the author of Amazon's Bestseller "When the Buzzer Sounds: A guide to transition players from the court to life after sports." Please contact Lisa in the following ways: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Number (240)554-5035 Instagram: @lisawillis Twitter@lisawillis40
April 05, 2021
Coach Lyndsey Boswell speaks about women balancing self wellness and coaching success.
Lyndsey Boswell was hired in 2009 as High Point University’s first head women’s lacrosse coach and has been the architect of the Panthers’ swift rise to a championship-winning league power. Boswell has led the Panthers to seven conference championships in the program’s first nine seasons (2011-14, 2017-19) and guided HPU to the program’s first two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014. Boswell has been named the conference coach of the year five times in her career, including four out of the last six years in the Big South. Boswell is the founder and director of All-Star Lax Camps, which holds camps year-round in North Carolina, Maryland and New York. Boswell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services at Pfeiffer in 2005. She can be reached by email at email@example.com
December 29, 2020
Confidence Over Conflict with Celia Slater
2 Feet In host Coach Heather Macy discusses confidence, managing conflict, and defining your successful path to coaching development with Celia Slater. Pioneering, forward-thinking and solution-focused, Celia Slater is a nationally-recognized leader committed to providing professional development opportunities for coaches of all sports interested in pursuing both excellence in their profession and bridging the gap toward gender equality for both coaches and players. Celia’s core beliefs rest in the power of emotional investment in reaching one’s own “true north” to achieve the height of victory as a coach, not just in accolades, but by successfully understanding one’s self, being authentic, and communicating with one’s players to have a mutually-beneficial relationship.
December 08, 2020
Givers Gain with Sylvia Hatchell
Sylvia Hatchell solidified her place among the legends of basketball when she was chosen for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2013. You can reach out to coach at SRHatchell@gmail.com. Also check out her Blueberry Farm: Former UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell has a very special blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC. On this land, Hatchell keeps a blueberry patch with 250 blueberry bushes and invites visitors to the “pick your own” patch. Pickers are encouraged to make a donation to UNC Lineberger on an honor system based on how much they pick. All proceeds and collections from the blueberry patch go directly to UNC Lineberger, where Hatchell was treated for leukemia in 2013 and 2014. Blueberries are full of powerful antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and dietary fiber, making them one of the American Institute for Cancer Research’s top foods that fight cancer. The blueberries at the patch are generally available from early July through mid-August each summer. Four years later, Hatchell achieved another monumental milestone when she became only the third women’s basketball coach in history to reach 1,000 career victories, joining former Tennessee legend Pat Summitt and Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is the only men’s coach among Division I basketball coaches to hit the 1,000 mark, and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma got his 1,000th victory on the same day as Hatchell on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Hatchell’s career record of 1,023-405 places her third among active women’s coaches by total victories, trailing only Vanderveer and Auremma, and stands fourth in the history of the sport when you include Summitt, the all-time victories leader and long-time friend of Hatchell. Hatchell became the ACC’s all-time wins leader in women’s basketball, passing former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan, with an 83-62 victory over UNCG on Dec. 14, 2018. In 33 seasons in Chapel Hill, Hatchell has amassed a 751-325 mark with the Tar Heels. Beyond the sheer magnitude of wins, Hatchell’s credentials are sterling. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, has been named national coach of the year three times and has led teams to at least 20 wins 31 times, fourth-most nationally. While Hatchell keeps impressive company in many categories, she is also part of an exclusive club that features just one member. When UNC defeated Louisiana Tech to win the 1994 NCAA Championship, Hatchell became the first and only coach to lead teams to national championships at the AIAW, NAIA and NCAA levels. Those titles - the first two coming at Francis Marion - are the crown jewels in one of the most decorated coaching careers in women’s basketball history.
July 29, 2020
Coach Dan D'Antoni: It's NOT where you are going, it's who you RIDE with on the journey.
Dan D'Antoni, a Marshall Athletics Hall of Famer, was named the Thundering Herd men's basketball coach on April 25, 2014. A former star MU point guard, D'Antoni helped Marshall to appearances in the 1967 and 1968 National Invitation Tournaments. Reach Coach at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org D'Antoni was named head basketball coach at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1975. In 30 years at Socastee (1975-2005), D'Antoni accumulated over 500 wins and multiple coach of the year honors, while founding the Beach Ball Classic, one of the most prestigious high school basketball tournaments in the country. That event has featured more than 75 players who have gone on to play in the NBA. D'Antoni was the head coach of the Beach Ball Select AAU basketball team, which featured future NBA players Raymond Felton and Ramon Sessions. In March 2016, D’Antoni was elected to the South Carolina High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is the father of three sons, all of whom played collegiate basketball: Matt played at Brown; Andrew attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later served 3½ years in Iraq, rising to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army; and Nick attended William & Mary, where he was captain of the basketball team. D'Antoni and his wife, Vanessa, also are parents of a daughter, Morgan.
July 28, 2020
Happy People Are the Most Successful People with Shelley Swann
Shelley currently is the Greenville Manager at Curtis Media Group before this she was the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations/SWA at East Carolina University for 5 years. She also served as the Associate Athletics Director at Northern Illinois University for 5 years. Shelley can be reached through twitter @shelleybinegar or her email email@example.com
July 25, 2020
EXCLUSIVE 3-Way Interview: Career Agility & Self-Reflection with Miller, Bilderback & Bechler
Shimmy Gray-Miller, Jamy Bechler, and Missy Bilderback discuss their careers, failures, and lessons on Two Feet in the podcast. Shimmy Gray-Miller joined the Clemson women’s basketball staff in April of 2018 as an assistant coach. You can reach out to her on Twitter @shimmy33 With 20 years of coaching experience, Gray-Miller has spent time at all five of the Power Five conferences. During her career, she has helped her teams to nine NCAA Tournament appearances including one Sweet 16 appearance. Most recently, prior to Clemson, Gray-Miller spent a season as an assistant coach and interim head coach at Texas Tech. Gray-Miller worked with Coach Butler at the University of Florida from 2015-2017 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped pull in a top 25 class in 2017 after the Gators reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2016. Jamy Bechler After a very successful career as a college basketball coach and high school athletic director, Jamy Bechler transitioned into full-time leadership training and motivational speaking in June of 2016. He received his John Maxwell Leadership Certification in March of 2016. You can reach out to him on Twitter @CoachBechler In addition to five eBooks, Bechler is a published author of The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader. He has been published in the Huffington Post and is a regular guest on various radio stations and podcasts. Bechler now travels across the country speaking to groups and teams on how to reach their full potential and become people of influence. He speaks at some of the top conferences for educators, coaches and administrators. His work with teams have ranged from the NBA to the Big Ten to small colleges. Missy Bilderback Coach Bilderback has compiled a 127-20 record in five seasons with the Lady Bobcats, including four Region 23 titles, three MACJC titles, and the school’s first four trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Jones College finished the 2020 season at 24-4, ranked No. 10 in the final NJCAA poll and was preparing for the NJCAA Championships before the event was canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please reach out to Coach Bilderback on Twitter @missybilderback
July 24, 2020
Every Day is a Good Day with Coach Stacey Palmore
Reach Coach Palmore on Twitter @coachpalmore and by email firstname.lastname@example.org Stacey Palmore is in his second season as an assistant coach with the USC Upstate men’s basketball program. Palmore previously coached for three seasons at Coastal Carolina under head coach Cliff Ellis. He helped the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament wins in 2016 and an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational in 2017. Coastal Carolina advanced to the CBI Championship that season while Palmore was part of the program’s first, second and third postseason victories in the CIT with wins over Mercer, New Hampshire and Grand Canyon. Palmore’s arrival in Conway paid immediate dividends helping the program to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the 16th seed in the West Region and face No. 1-seeded Wisconsin. Palmore was an assistant coach at Georgia from 2009-14. The Bulldogs compiled an 85-77 record over Palmore’s five seasons and advanced to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Palmore coached three future NBA players at Georgia, including 2013 number eight overall pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Travis Leslie and Trey Thompkins. Prior to Georgia, Palmore spent five seasons at Virginia Tech under head coach Seth Greenberg. Palmore built a reputation at Virginia Tech as one of the ACC’s top assistant coaches, both as a recruiter and an on-court teacher. His arrival in Blacksburg coincided with Tech’s joining the ACC. During his time there, the Hokies’ program ranked fourth in the league in total ACC regular season victories with 38. He recruited and coached three players who played in the NBA in Malcolm Delaney (Atlanta Hawks), Jarrell Eddie (Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls) and Erick Green (Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz). He joined the Virginia Tech program in the summer of 2004 after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at the College of Charleston. Before going to Charleston, he spent the 2003 season at Evansville. Palmore also served two seasons (2001-02) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Western Carolina. During his time there, he signed Ohio native Kevin Martin, who eventually ranked second nationally in scoring in 2004 and was a first round draft pick by the Sacramento Kings. Palmore began his coaching career at Warwick High School in Newport News, Va., where he served as an assistant coach for three years (1993-96) and head coach for his final year. He then spent one year at Lander in his hometown of Greenwood and two years at Erskine before joining the staff at Western Carolina. A 1993 graduate of Livingstone College (N.C.), Palmore played basketball and golf at the collegiate level. As a junior and senior, he ranked in the top-10 nationally for Division II in 3-point field goal percentage and was co-captain his last two seasons. Palmore has a son, Jaden Alexander.
July 11, 2020
Two Feet In with Kelsi Pack: Whatever You Do, You’ve Gotta Do It with ALL of Your Heart
Kelsi Pack is the Collegiate Representative for the Spartanburg County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a position she has served in since 2018. Kelsi works with the SMC women’s basketball team and was a former Division 1 athlete at Wofford College. For more information & to reach Coach Pack directly by email at email@example.com
July 11, 2020
GYRA GOLF: Latest Neuroscience for Athletic Performance with Dr. Izzy Justice
Dr. Izzy Justice discusses not only the latest findings in neuroscience for athletic performance, but more during this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. He also addresses why EQ is the most powerful currency of life. Dr. Justice has authored 8 books including the latest, GYRA Golf, which can be purchased NOW on Amazon. To learn more & reach Dr. Izzy Justice directly: Twitter @izzyjustice or www.GYRAgolf.com
July 04, 2020
Life of a Winner: Ernesia Wright
Ernesia has been around basketball for over 20 years both playing and coaching. She has coached and trained players on the AAU, high school, and collegiate levels. Her 2-year professional career in Romania from 2006-2008 resulted in twice being named to the All-Star Team and Imports All-Defensive Team. Ernesia’s semi-professional career in the WBCBL (Women’s Blue Chip League) has spanned from the east to the west coast, playing two years for the Augusta Blaze (2006, 2009) and in Seattle with the Seattle Express and the Lakewood Panthers (2011-2013) In 2012 she was selected for the All-Army Women’s Basketball team. Ernesia led the 2004 Augusta State University women’s basketball team to its best year in school history going 24-8 and culminating in an appearance at the NCAA Division II Elite 8 in St. Joseph, Missouri, where they finished with a national top 10 ranking. While at ASU, Ernesia earned All-Conference and All-Region player honors as well as being named ASU’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2004. A scoring point guard, Ernesia finished her career with 12th in the at ASU all-time record books in scoring, 5th in assists and 4th in steals. She had a stellar career at Lucy C. Laney High School where she received numerous local, state and regional recognition and awards. In addition to her playing experience, Ernesia has professional working experience as a Probation Officer, a Corrections Officer, and a public school Paraprofessional. She is currently serving as an Active Duty Captain in Savannah, Ga. Email Ernesia Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org and Georgiasoulbasketball.com
June 27, 2020
Rising Coaches CEO, Adam Gordon: Largest Coaching Tree in the Country
Adam Gordon spent 17 years in the coaching industry and coached college basketball across the country, everything from JUCO to high-major Power 5 basketball. In 2010, he co-founded Rising Coaches with the mission of servicing the coaching industry. In June of 2019, he decided he was ready for a new challenge. He stepped away from his coaching career and decided to run Rising Coaches full time. Now he is growing his passion project which has an incredible following, support and brand awareness into a profitable business. Reach out to Adam directly at risingcoaches.com
June 27, 2020
Daily Discipline Routines with Coach Dale Earnhardt
Coach Earnhardt leads the Rabun Gap athletics programs as Director of Athletics and serves as the head varsity girls basketball coach. A Wake Forest University graduate & Salisbury, NC native has been in high education for over 20 years. His experience as a coach, father and administrator is unique and offers wonderful insight into the life of an organized and faith-based leader. To learn more and to reach Coach Dale Earnhardt directly: email@example.com
June 23, 2020
Building Intentional Relationships with Tami Matheny
Author and Mental Skills Coach Tami Matheny reminds us to build a culture of communication and intentional relationships. She challenges us to ask ourselves “what is your why” and “how do you want to be known?” Tami completed the Mental Game Coaching certification in 2008. She has had experience working at the collegiate and high school level with tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, and soccer athletes. She just released her third book, entitled, “This Is Good.” Follow Tami on Twitter @r2lcoaching
June 21, 2020
Live your Dream with Coach John Shulman
John Shulman is the men’s basketball coach at The University of Alabama-Huntsville. He is a motivator and storyteller. Learn how his fear of failure makes him more successful today. He dives deep into what makes a good assistant coach and goes over the head coach syndrome (HCS). Reach Coach Shulman at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19, 2020
Family, Failure, and Fun with Coach Missy Bilderback
Coach Bilderback has compiled a 127-20 record in five seasons with the Lady Bobcats, including four Region 23 titles, three MACJC titles, and the school’s first four trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Jones College finished the 2020 season at 24-4, ranked No. 10 in the final NJCAA poll and was preparing for the NJCAA Championships before the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please reach out to Coach Bilderback on twitter @missybilderback
June 18, 2020
Foot Down, Hands Back, Ready to Hit with Mike Mullis
Mike Mullis is a dad, former baseball coach and now a CEO. Listen as he talks about “every time there is an obstacle there is an opportunity.” How can coaches can be the providers of gas to athletes that are may be on the pilot light. Inspirational to say the least - you won't forget this podcast. You can reach Mike Mullis at 5starvirtual.com and email him at email@example.com. Check him out on Twitter @5starvirtual too.
June 18, 2020
Serving Up Contagious Energy & Fire with Volleyball Coach Katie Zimmerman
Spartanburg Methodist Volleyball coach, Katie Zimmerman, talks about the transition from year 1 to year 4 as a player and as a coach. FInding connections and how COVID-19 has played a role in helping her through adversity. She gives examples of how technology and social media can play a positive role for recruits as we go through this pandemic. She finished up with a motivational talk to get us to move from talking into action. Contact Coach Katie Zimmerman: Zimmermank@smcsc.edu Instagram: katie_zim
June 11, 2020
Coach Ken French: Life and Lessons
Veteran head coach Ken French talks about being 90% in is 100% out and the importance of relationships. He discusses how he is getting through adversity both personally and professionally by finding people who are "for what he is for" and "living for MORE." Contact Coach Ken French: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 11, 2020
Loyalty with Coach Stephanie Butler-Graham
Coach Butler-Graham was coached on both the high school and college levels. She’s facilitated multiple state championship runs and produced Division I athletes. She believes in reflection, loyalty and to simply “be kind to people.” Reach Coach directly at: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @CoachSButler
June 11, 2020
Creating a Life through Connection and the Game with Coach John Thompson
John Thompson is a Hall-of-Fame college basketball coach. He has been on the sideline at NC Wesleyan for the past 25 years and is the all-time winningest coach in program history.
June 11, 2020
Never Lazy Errors with President Scott Cochran
Scott Cochran became the eighth President of Spartanburg Methodist College on November 16, 2015. He is married to Teresa Cochran and the couple has six children and two grandchildren. He shares stories about how he is willing to do anything to make things happen, including driving from Nebraska to Durham to be accepted into the Duke University’s MBA program. He also breaks down the concept of outwork 5% of the population. He leaves our listeners with a strong dose of motivation including; let’s not wait until tomorrow, do it now. You can reach President Cochran at SMC by email: email@example.com
June 11, 2020
The Bad Boy, Allen Smothers: The Older HE Gets the Better HE was
Allen Smothers talks about doing what you have to do to contribute & make a positive impact. He opens up about how he struggled with self-doubt & set backs. You can reach Allen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out his website at www.ThePressBoxRadio.com
June 11, 2020
Wired to Win with Julie Torbett
Division I college volleyball coach and champion of women leaders talks about how to be accountable and reach goals. Contact Coach Torbett directly at: email@example.com
June 11, 2020
Digging Deep with Coach Donnie Tyndall
Coach Tyndall is the NBA G-League Head Coach of the Grand Rapids Drive. He has coached junior college to Power 5 Division I level teams and is known for developing players and winning. He is constantly motivated to do more. His advice is to “prepare yourself, don’t position yourself.” Reach Coach Tyndall at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 02, 2020
Dr. Christine Jehu Talks: Challenges and Small Steps to Big Goals
Dr. Jehu is the sports psychologist at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD from the University of Memphis. Reach her @thatgoodlifeliving on social media or at www.thatgoodlifeliving.com
May 02, 2020
Coach turned CEO, Caren Truske.
Coach, Consultant, and Master Sound Frequency Practitioner @ Aligned Living. Reach Caren directly at email@example.com and on Facebook @ Wisdom Ways Living and Learning
May 02, 2020
Pro Athlete Perspective with Abria Trice
Abria shares her experience with international travel during Covid-19 and gives young aspirating players lessons and insight. Learn more about Abria Trice @justme_ _ bri or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 01, 2020
Breaking Down Career Agility with Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson is currently the Director of Athletics at The University of Montana Western. He has been in college athletics as both a coach and administrator. Email Bill directly for more information: William.email@example.com
April 30, 2020
Kelly Britsky Breaks Down Loss, Growth, and Perspective in College Athletics.
Kelly has been in college athletics over 25 years. She is currently an instructor in the College of Education and a doctoral student. Reach out to Kelly on LinkedIn, CoachKellyBritsky or on Twitter @CoachBritsky
April 30, 2020
The Break Down with Randy Doss: Highlighting High Achievers with Internal Expectations
Randy Doss is the Director of Admissions and Enrollment at Greensboro Day School. He’s been in higher education for 30+ years and has a unique and broaden perspective on life and leadership.
April 30, 2020