Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Mercer Bears, Greg Gary. In this episode, Coach Gary shares his excitement for his new job as the Head Coach of Mercer, what he focused on as an assistant coach to prepare him to be a head coach again, how he will form his style of play on both ends of the floor, how he developed the offense for Purdue and approached playcalling, installs, counters, etc. He also shares many lessons he learned from Purdue’s Head Coach Matt Painter. All that and more on Episode 135 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!Read More
Apr 17, 2019 | Podcast
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by on of his dear friends, Hall of Fame player and 2 Time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons, Isiah Thomas. In this episode, Coach Suhr and Isiah discuss their recent reunion as they celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the Back-to-back World Champion Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” teams. Isiah then discusses how both players and coaches should handle adversity and failure, his thoughts on today’s NBA as well as his take on some of the great players in the game today. He also takes you inside the day to day of running an NBA franchise, what leadership requires in a professional team setting, his thoughts on Magic Johnson stepping down from his position with the Lakers and a preview of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. All that and more on Episode 134 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!Read More
Apr 9, 2019 | Podcast
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Tony Dungy: Super Bowl Champion, Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach and New York Times Best Selling Author. In this episode, Coach Dungy discusses how he arrived at the story for his new book The SOUL of a Team and how he used his past experiences to shape the book. He also discussed the importance of leadership and teamwork on teams, his coaching style, how he was faced with a decision of either changing his approach or sticking to what he believes, why he believes he didn’t get head coaching opportunities early in his career as well as what he feels are the best way to connect with a team and bring the players along. He also shares experiences throughout his career starting with what make the Steeler teams so special, the process of taking over the Buccaneers to rebuild the organization and then being fired as well as his approach with the Indianapolis Colts as he led them to a Super Bowl Championship. All that and more on Episode 133 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!
Tony Dungy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include Quiet Strength, Uncommon, The Mentor Leader, and Uncommon Marriage. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, he played three seasons in the NFL. Dungy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He has also worked with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of ten children.
TO PURCHASE HIS BOOKS VISIT: coachdungy.comRead More
Apr 2, 2019 | Podcast
Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the NEW Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters Donnie Jones. In this episode, Coach Jones takes you through his first 24 hours on the Stetson campus, why he chose to take the job at Stetson, the style of play he plans to implement as well as the process of taking over a program.
Donnie Jones is one of the games sharpest coaches with an outlook that is heavily influenced by his experiences as a head coach, assistant coach, executive coach in the corporate world as well as his time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers. In this podcast Donnie will share some of his knowledge with you including ten things he believes you must do in order to be successful as a leader or coach as well as what he has found the DNA makeup of players on championship teams are.
Coach Jones has formulated these ideas based on his very successful career as both a head and assistant coach highlighted by winning back-to-back national championships with the Florida Gators in 2006 & 2007. Coach Jones will discuss some of the things that made his years at Florida such a success including working with Billy Donovan and star coaches Larry Shyatt and Anthony Grant.
All that and more on Episode 132 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!Read More
Mar 27, 2019 | Podcast
Coach Brendan Suhr takes you through a 3 part episode that includes his thoughts on Tom Izzo and how he is perceived after the incident that occurred in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, his preview of both the Men’s & Women’s NCAA Sweet Sixteen games as well as how he recommends you plan for your offseason as a coach. All that and more on Episode 131 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!Read More