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Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr

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 Liam Flynn, Assistant Coach Hapoel Jerusalem BC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:11

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Liam Flynn, Assistant Coach of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club. Coach Flynn is one of the most respected coaches in international basketball with over 24 years of professional experience. In this episode, Flynn discusses how he arrived in Jerusalem, some of the influential coaches he has learned from during his career, how the philosophies of the game transfers around the world, some of the unique offenses and trends he has saw internationally as well as a deep dive into the defensive concepts used by his team. All that and more on episode 163 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr! You can learn more about Coach Liam Flynn and his online resources here:

 Steve Trimper, Stetson Baseball Head Coach & Author of Walk Off Winning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:47

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Stetson Hatters Baseball Team, Steve Trimper. Coach Trimper is entering his 4th season as the Head Coach of the Stetson program where he rewrote the record books during the 2018 season. Overall record: 48-11- tied for most wins in a season in program history. ASUN record: 15-3 (1st place). ASUN Tournament: 4-0 (Champions). NCAA DeLand Regional: 3-0 (Champions)- first regional title in program history. Home Record: 32-3 best in Melching Field history. Finished season ranked in every national poll: Baseball America (12), Collegiate Baseball (10), USA Today Coaches Poll (13), (10). Finished the 2018 season with a program record NCAA final RPI (7). Six Hatters were also selected in the MLB Draft in June, including Logan Gilbert by Seattle, who was selected in the 1st round (#16 overall). In addition to a coaching career that has accumulated 583 wins and counting, Coach Trimper has authored a book Walk Off Winning that is available for presale now. There are many books available on the topic of leadership, but none quite like this one. Walk Off Winning: A Game Plan for Leading Your Team and Organization to Success is the work of Steve Trimper―a college baseball coach who shares what he has learned about business through his extensive leadership experience in high-level sports. In addition to reflecting on his own failures and successes, Trimper interviews leadership experts to distill a wealth of wisdom into this valuable book. In his book, you’ll read about the key principles of team building, culture, and organization building. If you are looking for a way to enhance your leadership, whether you lead a team of one or an entire organization, Walk Off Winning is for you. This book will give you the motivation and strategies to “become a doer.” Anyone involved in leadership, sports management, or the general business world will benefit from the inspirational anecdotes and honest advice in this much sought-after guide for leaders of all kinds. From the sports field to the business office, good leadership in any arena shares a single, universal foundation. If you want to achieve your dreams, you’ll have to learn to Walk Off Winning. In this episode, Trimper discusses the importance of building relationships & a strong culture in your program, the 4 steps to sustained success for a program, leadership styles that will work with today's generation of player as well as his book Walk Off Winning. All that and more on episode 162 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr. You can reserve your copy of Walk Off Winning here:

 Damon Stoudamire, Pacific Tigers Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:29

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Pacific Tigers Damon Stoudamire. After finishing up a stellar playing career in the NBA, Stoudamire began his coaching career at Rice University before being hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach. He then transitioned back to the college level as an assistant coach at both Memphis and Arizona before being named the Head Coach at Pacific on March 16, 2016. He now enters his fourth season as the Pacific head men's basketball coach. Last season, Stoudamire coached the Tigers to their best conference finish since rejoining the West Coast Conference in 2012-13. After finishing up a stellar playing career in the NBA, Stoudamire began his coaching career at Rice University before being hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an Assistant Coach. He then transition back to the college level as an assistant coach at both Memphis and Arizona before being named the Head Coach at Pacific. In this episode, Coach Stoudamire shares what led to him pursuing a second career in coaching, some of his favorite memories as a player in the NBA, lessons learned as an assistant coach at both the college and professional level and why he is so passionate about developing players. All that and more on Episode 161 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Todd Simon, Southern Utah Thunderbirds Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:50

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Todd Simon. Coach Simon is in his fourth year at the helm of the Southern Utah University men's basketball team after being named the head coach on March 24, 2016. Simon’s third season with the program was one for the record books, and one of the most successful the program has experienced in recent memory. The Thunderbirds qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2001, and won the first postseason game in the program’s Division I history in the First Round of the Postseason Tournament. The T-Birds defeated the Drake Bulldogs, who were Co-Regular Season Champions of the Missouri Valley Conference. The 2018-19 season provided several milestones. SUU finished .500 for the first time since the 2006-07 season with a mark of 17-17. The T-Birds won nine Big Sky Conference games, which was the most the program had earned since joining the league. They also secured back-to-back winning non-conference records. Prior to Southern Utah, Simon was named interim head coach of the UNLV men's basketball program in January 2016 and immediately led them to three consecutive victories. During Simon's 17 games as interim head coach, the Runnin' Rebels ranked as the number one team in the nation in adjusted tempo, scoring more than 100 points in four games. UNLV finished with a 9-8 record, despite playing with as few as five scholarship players. While he was associate head coach with UNLV he also played a critical role in assembling UNLV's roster, which ranked its 2014 recruiting class No. 5 in the nation, while the 2015 class was ranked No. 11. Prior to his tenure as a Runnin' Rebel, Simon served Findlay Prep for seven years in both head and assistant coaching roles.  As head coach at Findlay Prep in 2012-2013, he led the team to a 35-1 record, including eight wins over top-25 ranked teams. The 35 victories are the most wins in school history. During Simon's tenure at Findlay Prep, they accumulated an overall record of 192-9. During his career Simon has helped develop and coach several players that have become top NBA draft picks, including Anthony Bennett, who was selected as the top overall pick in 2013, Rashad Vaughn, who was picked No. 17 in 2015, and Avery Bradley. Other NBA player's Simon has coached in his career include Christian Wood, Jorge Gutierrez, Cory Joseph, DeAndre Liggins, Nick Johnson and Tristan Thompson. In this episode, Coach Simon discusses how he has went about building his program and culture at Southern Utah; what he learned as an interim head coach that prepared him for this opportunity; the art of coaching elite players; how he arrived at his current style of play; the importance of player development at any level of coaching; how he prepares his team for success in "buy games" this time of year and what it was like to take his team on the road to Nebraska a few weeks back and secure a win vs a well-coached Big 10 opponent.   All that and more on Episode 160 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Katy Young Staudt, Ventura Partners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:11

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Katy Young Staudt of Ventura Partners. Over the past decade and a half, Katy has established herself as one of the most trusted and influential search consultants in the sports and entertainment worlds. Prior to Ventura Partners, her search experience included time with two well-known firms, Witt/Kieffer and Eastman & Beaudine. She has conducted numerous searches for Division I head coaches and directors of athletics and has worked closely with clients across professional sports properties including MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA TOUR, USTA, and more. She was named a “Rising Star” in the Sports Industry by Partnership Activation Magazine and “30 under 30” in Sports by Sports Launch Magazine. Katy regularly speaks at the LEAD1 Athletic Directors Institute, NACDA, Women Leaders in College Sports, Learfield Minority Academy, the Coaches “Think Tank”, the Collegiate Coaching Consortium, and Athletic Director University, among many others. In this episode, Katy discusses her career as a Search Consultant and the role of a search firm during a hiring process. She takes you inside the process of conducting a successful search, the qualities she looks for in potential coaching candidates, questions and situations all coaches should prepare for before participating in interviews for coaching positions as well as general advice and tips she would offer coaches as they look to advance within the profession. All that and more on Episode 159 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 David Vanterpool, Minnesota Timberwolves Associate Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:54

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Associate Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves David Vanterpool. Before joining the Timberwolves this offseason, Vanterpool had spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers as he played an integral role in Portland’s success while earning a strong reputation for his basketball IQ, ability to connect with players and build lifelong relationships. In this episode, Coach Vanterpool discusses how he has developed a passion for coaching; the coaches he played for that influenced him to pursue a career in coaching after playing; his experience working with and learning from Terry Stotts the last 7 seasons; why he decided to join the Timberwolves coaching staff and Ryan Saunders; thoughts on some of the great players he has coached including Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum as well as his goals for his career and how they correlate to his "WHY" for coaching.  All that and more on Episode 158 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Micah Shrewsberry, Purdue Boilermakers Assoc. Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:58

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Micah Shrewsberry, Associate Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers. Shrewsberry has learned from the best coaches in America, spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under head coach Brad Stevens. He helped the Celtics to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2017 and 2018. Under Shrewsberry, the Celtics' offense was one of the best in the NBA this past season, ranking sixth in the league in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point percentage.  Shrewsberry returns to Purdue where he was an assistant coach during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons before departing to Boston. He helped the Boilermakers to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Prior to his time at Purdue, he spent four seasons at Butler under Stevens, first as the coordinator of basketball operations, then as an assistant coach for the last three seasons. He helped the Bulldogs to the 2010 and 2011 national championship games before starting his two-year stint with the Boilermakers. In this episode, Coach Shrewsberry discusses his experiences working with two of the best coaches in the game: Brad Stevens and Matt Painter; why he decided to leave the Celtics to return to Purdue; what he found to be the biggest differences between coaching in the college and professional ranks and how his experience coaching in the NBA will allow him to better serve the players he coaches at the collegiate level moving forward. All that and more on Episode 157 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Stan Van Gundy, NBA Head Coach & Analyst for Turner Sports | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:14

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Former NBA Head Coach and current basketball analyst for Turner Sports Stan Van Gundy. In this episode, Stan explains why he enjoys clinics, teaching and giving back to coaches; how much the support of his father meant to he and his brother Jeff as coaches; importance of leadership, vision & culture for your team; advice for coaches looking to advance; coaching today's players; the role of analytics in today's game; his experience teaching a college course at Stetson University last year as well as his role as a game & studio analyst for Turner Sports. All that and more on Episode 155 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Bob Delaney, Ret. NBA Referee & New Jersey State Trooper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:45

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Bob Delaney. Delaney is a former NBA Referee, Retired New Jersey State Trooper, Leading Authority in Post Traumatic Stress, Corporate Educator & Motivator and also currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Southeastern Conference. He has served the NBA in various areas of officiating development, including most recently as the Vice President, Referee Operations/Director of Officials. He is the founder of two schools that trained officials for high-integrity roles within the NBA, WNBA and college basketball. His Performance Enhancement Program (PEP) has provided training for the NFL, U.S. Army, FBI, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Homeland Security and more. During a 25-year NBA officiating career, Delaney officiated more than 1,700 regular season games, more than 200 playoff games, nine Finals and two All-Star Games and was one of the NBA's highest-rated crew chiefs. In 2003 he received the prestigious Gold Whistle Award from the National Association of Sports Officials. In this episode, Delaney takes you inside the responsibility of an NBA Official as well as a look back at his time as a State Trooper in New Jersey including a 3 year undercover job to infiltrate organized crime and how he uses that experience today to help people navigate post-traumatic stress. He currently works with sports teams, military branches, police departments and families who have lost loved ones to help them through difficult times. Bob shares some of his most effective strategies and techniques in this episode that can be applied to traumatic events of all kinds for you to use with your team, staff and loved ones. All that and more on Episode 155 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Tony Ronzone: Dallas Mavericks Director of Player Personnel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:47

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Tony Ronzone, Director of Player Personnel for the Dallas Mavericks. Tony is one of the NBA's most respected and accomplished executives with an unmatched feel for the international game and relationships that are second to none. He truly has a passion for helping players and lives it out everyday in his career. In this episode, Tony takes you through the foundations of his basketball career and how he established himself as the world's most trusted international scout beginning with his start as a player/coach at the age of 22 in New Zealand. Tony then takes a deep dive into how the international game has grown from a developmental side at the youth level all the way up to the competition side in the FIBA ranks. We then have some fun as Tony shares stories about some of his experiences drafting players over the years as well as a great story about Kobe Bryant from his time with USA Basketball. He also shares with our audience some of the most important traits that he looks for as he evaluates players that can apply to coaches at the collegiate level as well as they are evaluating players for recruiting purposes.  All that and more on Episode 154 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

 Garrett Temple, New Jersey Nets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:38

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

 Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:30

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!

 Pat Williams, Character Carved in Stone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:13

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!

 Matthew Driscoll, Univ. of North Florida Ospreys Head Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:31

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!

 Dave Smart, 13-Time U Sport National Champion from Carleton Univ. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:48

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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