First-year GlenOak coach Matt Hackenberg joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson on the podcast to talk about navigating the brutal Federal League, establishing his philosophies and adjusting to his new job after winning four district titles in four seasons as head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Green Coach Mark Kinsley joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson on the latest podcast. Kinsley talks about his young team, life in the loaded Federal League, the progress of Kaleb Martin and his longevity in the coaching business.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by T.J. Peatross of NE Ohio Spotlight and by Wadsworth coach Mike Schmeltzer, who discusses his team’s upward trajectory, adjusting after a slow start, embracing high expectations and the remade Suburban League schedule his team faces.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by T.J. Peatross of NEOhioSpotlight.com, Matt Goul of Cleveland.com and Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository for the first media roundtable. They discuss the top players, surprise teams and trends throughout the area. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the games played on Friday 1/20.
Massillon Jackson Head Coach Tim Debevec joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a wide-ranging discussion on his talented 2016-17 team, his coaching career, lessons learned from Jack Greynolds Sr., dealing with the spotlight and what both he and his current players learned from Jackson’s 2010 state title team.
Longtime Stow coach Dave Close joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson and discusses his career, the traits he believes his best teams have shared, coaching different styles and maintaining high standards.
On a special edition of the podcast, Fairmont State (W.V.) head coach Jerrod Calhoun joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to talk about his team’s 14-0 start, how NCAA Div. II programs construct their rosters, what he sees in high school basketball across several states and his coaching influences.
Longtime Archbishop Hoban coach T.K. Griffith joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson on the podcast. Griffith discusses his current team’s win streak, his personal longevity and desire to stay, team growth, and coaching against some guy named LeBron James.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson fire up the podcast machine to talk high school hoops. On this edition they examine the monster that is the Federal League, discuss Copley’s winning steak, look ahead to the Flyin To The Hoop and Mercy Medical Center Classic and examine the top 10 of the NEOhioSpotlight.com rankings.
Mike Fuline, head basketball coach at the University of Mount Union, joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to talk about his program, his coaching career and the importance of local recruiting. Fuline also offers some important advice to players — and parents — who may be exploring college basketball options.