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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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Bob Richey, Furman Paladins Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Furman Paladins, Bob Richey. In this episode, Coach Richey takes you inside the rise of his Furman program as they are now in the Top 25 for the first time in school history. He also describes their style of play, how it is taught through concept and designed to fit the team’s identity, the importance of being a life-learner and finding ways to improve, how he leads his “player enhancement” program and his unique offseason project of studying other teams and coaches. All that and more on Episode 120 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Jeff Janssen, Founder & President of Janssen Sports Leadership Center

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by founder & president of Janssen Sports Leadership Center, Jeff Janssen. Widely considered the world’s top expert on Sports Leadership, Jeff’s pioneering work in launching and conducting college athletics’ first Leadership Academies with student-athletes and coaches began over a decade ago. His groundbreaking work is what originally started the whole field of sports leadership development and continues to be the gold standard today.

In this episode, Jeff and Coach Suhr discuss how he became intrigued with the intangibles & psychology of sport, what he has learned from the best coaches in the world, the keys to coaches finding balance between maximizing effort with your team and down time with your family, how to develop “Championship Culture” within your program as well as an inside look into how his leadership workshops are conducted with both players and coaches. Jeff has worked with OVER 30 championship teams and gives phenomenal tips for you to use with your team. 

All that and more on Episode 119 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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