Category: Podcast

Garrett Temple, New Jersey Nets

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the NBA Veteran Garrett Temple. In this episode, Garrett discusses his journey to becoming an NBA player, the mindset that has allowed him to thrive as a professional after breaking into the NBA in 2010, what he believes were some of the best traits that successful coaches he has played for possess including Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and JB Bickerstaff, his roll as Vice President with the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association), how he is preparing for life after basketball, his clean water initiative – Hoops2O as well as why he chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets last summer and what he is looking forward to the most with his new team. All that and more on Episode 153 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

You can donate to Hoops2O by clicking here or visiting www.waterboys.org/hoops2o/

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Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Ben McCollum, Head Coach of the Division II National Champion Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. The 38 year old coach is a 2-Time National Champion, 2-Time Division II Coach of the Year and 7-Time MIAA Conference Champion who has compiled a career record of 241-75.

In this episode, Coach McCollum discusses how he developed his style of play on the job as he developed through his first few seasons as a head coach, his philosophy of creating opportunities for his players by putting them in their natural positions, his teaching style through playing 5-on-5 while making sure his players are focused on the process. He also discusses why he is an ENERGY GUY who discovered the hard way early in his career that his players fed off his demeanor and responded well to positive coaching. All that and more on Episode 152 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Pat Williams, Character Carved in Stone

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the 51 year NBA veteran executive Pat Williams. In this episode, Pat takes you inside his new book “Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Values of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success”.

Overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point are 12 granite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue: compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust. These benches remind cadets of the qualities that lead to victory and success, not just on the battlefield, but in all of life.

With his signature enthusiasm and insight, Pat Williams shares the incredible stories of West Point graduates who exemplified these traits, from the Civil War to the War on Terror. He shows readers of all backgrounds how to develop these 12 essential virtues in their lives, whether they are in the corporate world, the academic world, the military, the church, or in some other sphere.

“I love the fact that Pat Williams has taken the twelve core virtues of West Point and created this new and exciting book. I was taught those virtues and have used them in everything that I have done since my graduation.”

– Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach, Duke University

All that and more on Episode 151 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Matthew Driscoll, Univ. of North Florida Ospreys Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Matthew Driscoll, Head Coach of the Univ. of North Florida Ospreys. In this episode, Coach Driscoll discusses a variety of topics including his journey to becoming a head coach and the challenges & responsibilities that come with that, what he now looks for while hiring coaches for his staff, what he believes are the keys to being a GREAT assistant coach, importance of being willing to learn, adapt and change as a coach, how to establish your daily habits through practice, how he developed his style of play and how building relationships helped propel his career. All that and more on Episode 150 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Dave Smart, 13-Time U Sport National Champion from Carleton Univ.

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Dave Smart, 13-Time National Champion Head Coach in Canadian U Sports and former Assistant Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Team. In this episode, Coach Smart shares what he has found to be the most important aspects of coaching as he has compiled a career record of 591 wins and only 48 losses. He and Coach Brendan Suhr also cover the rise of basketball in Canada and how they are setup to thrive moving forward, the importance of forming a team with players who are the right fits instead the most talented guys, his style of play and his philosophy on the correlation between offense, defense & rebounding. All that and more on Episode 149 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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