Category: Podcast

Karen Aston, Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team, Karen Aston. Coach Aston shares how humbled and gracious she was to return to Texas as the Head Coach and what she learned as an assistant coach under Jody Conradt. She also discusses what she has found to be the best approach to coaching each of her players, advice to assistant coaches trying to climb the ladder, the strength of the Big 12 Conference as well as an inside look at her team this season and how she manages her program day to day as they compete to be the best. All that and more on Episode 125 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Ritchie McKay, Liberty Flames Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Liberty Flames Ritchie McKay. In this episode, Coach McKay tells Coach Suhr which coaches have had the biggest influence on his career, why he leaving Liberty positioned him for success when he returned as head coach, 5 of the Pillars he has built his program around, his style of play, the strength of the teams and coaches in the Atlantic Sun Conference as well as what he hopes to accomplish each day as a coach by serving and leading his players in order to have a positive impact in their lives. All that and more on Episode 124 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Mark Daigneault, Oklahoma City Blue Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, Mark Daigneault. Mark will explain how the Oklahoma City Thunder organization invests in the Blue in order to maximize results, how quickly & efficiently the G-League has evolved in a short amount of time, the style of play in the league and how systems are formed around concepts instead of personnel, what is at stake for players personally as they take the floor each night, how the organization uses the OKC Blue to establish culture within the organization and what makes some of the superstars that have come through the Oklahoma City Thunder organization special in his opinion. All that and more on Episode 123 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Johnny Jones, Texas Southern Tigers Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Southern Tigers, Johnny Jones. Texas Southern is off to a great start in Jones’ first season as head coach including 3 road wins over Power 5 opponents: Baylor, #18 Oregon & Texas A&M. In this episode, Coach Jones discusses how he has evolved as a coach throughout his career beginning as an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Dale Brown. We cover what he feels the role of a great assistant coach should be, the learning process all head coaches go through, the importance of being a continual learner, his experience returning to become the head coach at his alma mater LSU and the art of coaching great players like Chris Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal and Ben Simmons. All that and more on Episode 122 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Mike Hopkins, Washington Huskies Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Washington Huskies Mike Hopkins. In this episode, Coach Hopkins takes you back to his start at Syracuse as a player and Assistant Coach with legendary coach Jim Boeheim, the opportunity he had to work with USA Basketball and how it has developed over time, his thought process and what other aspects influenced him to take the Washington head coaching job, the adjustment going from an assistant coach to a head coach, why he believes it is important to have balance in your life as a coach and the biggest takeaways from his first season as a head coach. All that and more on Episode 121 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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