The second season of the On The Bench Podcast tips off with new Norton coach B.J. Sanderson joining the show.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson continue their conversation with the hosts of the “Worthy Of The Jersey Podcast,” Eric Flannery and Tim Smith. In this part, they touch on everything from OHSAA tourney sites to coaching longevity to the annual optimism regarding the Browns that hits Cleveland at this time of year.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson team up with Eric Flannery and Tim Smith of the “Worthy Of The Jersey” Podcast for a discussion on the state of high school basketball in Ohio, the game’s future, Flannery’s 20+ years as head coach at St. Edward and what competitive balance will and won’t change.
Part 2 will post later in the week.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Kenmore-Garfield head coach Matt Kersten, who discusses everything from the new school merger to his own playing background to the challenges facing coaches and players in the Akron City Series.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by new Massillon Perry head girls coach Beth Sternberg for a discussion on her experiences as a first-time head coach, growing up playing for East Canton’s dynasty and the challenges of taking over a program trying to compete in the Federal League.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Youngstown Cardinal Mooney second-year coach Carey Palermo, who discusses the importance of summer basketball growth, the growing pains of last season and the challenges of being a teacher at Mooney’s crosstown rival.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Warrensville Heights coach and athletic director Brian Swift, who discusses his transition from player to coach, his vision for the Warrensville program and the differences in the basketball culture between now and the time of his playing career at Chanel and Warrensville in the early 2000s.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson sit down with Cleveland St. Ignatius head coach Brian Becker for a discussion on the changing basketball culture, why he came back for a second stint, the annual rubber match with St. Edward and the difficult schedule his team plays each winter.
The show hits the road for Youngstown and the YSU team camp. Zac Jackson and Ken Rector are joined by new Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun, who discusses his vision for the program, his play-fast philosophy and the first 60 days on the job.
NCAA certified scout Chas Wolfe of Prep Scouting LLC and the Dunk For Diabetes high school event joins the podcast to discuss his role in the scouting process, what parents should know if their son is a recruitable player and the return of the Dunk For Diabetes event next January at John Carroll University.