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College Recruiting Weekly Podcast

Summary: We teach college coaches how to communicate and tell their program's story to prospect student-athletes more effectively, and discuss the trending topics around one of the most important behind-the-scenes aspects of college athletics: Recruiting.

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  • Artist: Dan Tudor - Tudor Collegiate Strategies
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 Episode 150: Summer Recruiting & Planning for College Coaches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:57:17

Coach, how's your summer recruiting going? More importantly: How is your summer planning going as you look ahead to the start of the fall? Both of those topics were brought up by the coach who is the guest on this podcast - he's a basketball coach who called and had questions about the summer, what or what not to do with visits, and planning for the new recruiting class as it relates to handling the volume of recruits that some programs deal with at the start of the process. If you need help with other questions YOU have this summer - or want to access any of the resources we talk about on the podcast - visit or email the host at Thanks for listening, Coach!

 Episode 149: Your (Mostly) Complete Guide to June 15th First Contact Calls & Messages | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:39:29

On this episode, Dan Tudor talks in detail about the right kind of structure to build your June 15th or first contact calls and messages to new prospects around. June 15th, for many coaches and programs, has become the most important initial date of new contact with the next recruiting class, and because it's such a competitive start to the cycle, it's important coaches approach it correctly. This episode is a must-listen for coaches preparing to contact their next class of recruits. Questions? Contact Dan at for your program-specific answers! Thanks for listening, and make sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review.

 Episode 148: How I Won My First National Championship: A Coach's Inside Look | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:42

What an incredible conversation we're bringing you on this episode of the College Recruiting Weekly Podcast! We talked to Coach Dan Buehring, Head Men's Volleyball Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology who - at the time of our conversation that you'll be listening to - had just won the Division III national title less than 48 hours earlier. With everything fresh on his mind, we sat down and talked with Coach Buehring about everything: How he was feeling, was it what he imagined it to be, how he overcame obstacles during the season, how he managed his team and individual to bottom, you'll get an inside look of what one coach's experience was like. And, what his season can teach you about winning with your program. We hope you enjoy this special conversation! Questions? Email us at Make sure to subscribe, tell other coaches about the podcast, and leave a 5-star review!

 Episode 147: Jim Harshaw on How Coaches Can Achieve Success Through Failure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:43:58

On this episode we bring back a popular expert and former college wrestling champion, Jim Harshaw, the host of the popular "Success Through Failure" podcast. Jim was a guest way back in 2017 on Episode 18 of our podcast, and we brought him back to talk about what he's learned from 400 conversations about the topic on his podcast featuring athletes, coaches, executives and celebrities. He will outline key principles any coach can use to achieve through learning from failure, and will give you seven people who exemplify that strategy. It's an amazingly insightful conversation, and we think you'll take away a lot from it! To contact Jim and find out more about how he can help you, visit his website at His "Success Through Failure" podcast is highly recommended listening, and can be found on every major podcast platform. Questions for the host? Email Dan at Thanks for listening!

 Episode 146: What Some Coaches May Not Know About Effective Recruiting Messaging | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:35

On this week's episode, Dan Tudor outlines his thoughts on what makes effective recruiting messaging work, and how important it is for college coaches to understand how the medium you deliver the message through is vital to whether or not it's effective. Join Dan in his car right after he talked with two coaches on this topic, and learn what he told them, what mistakes they were making that many coaches also make, and how to supercharge your written communication plan with your recruits. Email Dan at if you have any questions, and tell your staff to subscribe to the podcast!

 Episode 145: Reinitiating Contact with Your Recruits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:35:43

Have you ever had prospects you were really interested in, and previously communicating with, just drop off the face of the Earth? Stop replying to texts? Won't answer their phone? Of course you have. The big question to this all-to-common recruiting hurdle is, "how do you reinitiate contact and get things going again?" In this episode, Dan Tudor explains why this is likely happening, how to identify the right strategy moving forward, and how to execute that strategy. This could be a game changer for some of you - we hope you enjoy it!

 Episode 144: Telling Your Recruiting Story to the Prospects You Really, Really Want | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:36:13

In this episode, we listen in to part of Dan Tudor's two hour keynote talk at the USA Triathlon coaches convention, where he lays out the building blocks for constructing an effective recruiting message that tells the 'story' of your program. This generation of teenage prospects buy into marketing messages IF they buy into the story, and how they identify with it. The same process holds true when they make their recruiting decisions. In this 40 minute segment, Dan goes over exactly what to factor into the story you construct for recruits. For information on how Tudor Collegiate Strategies helps coaches with this process on a one-on-one basis, visit Questions? Contact Dan Tudor at Thanks for listening - don't forget to tell at least 5,000 other coaches about the podcast, and leave a rating and review for the show...we appreciate it!

 Episode 143: Digging Into the Details of Effective Transfer Portal Recruiting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:41

The transfer portal has shaken up the college recruiting world, and the coaches who are trying to manage the process. So, how should coaches approach successfully implementing the transfer portal into their recruiting plan on a year to year basis? As a follow-up to Episode 139, where we listened into Dan Tudor's speech to coaches at a convention on the topic of "Maximizing Your Transfer Portal Recruiting", Dan joined Mandy Green's monthly 'Recruiting Made Simple' coaches group, which is a part of her successful Busy Coach program. Dan talks about all aspects of transfer portal recruiting with a group of college coaches, and the information outlined should be able to help any coach develop an effective plan for transfers in their program. To find out more about Busy Coach, email Mandy Green at or visit Questions for Dan? Email him at Thanks for listening! Make sure to leave a 5-star rating and subscribe to the podcast.

 Episode 142: The New Challenges for College Athletic Directors and the Programs They Lead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:44:09

Want to get a peek inside what many college athletic directors are facing as we embark on a new athletic and recruiting year? On today's episode, we sit down with Jim Abbott, former athletic director at Oklahoma City University and the founder of "The Business of Small College Athletics" (BOSCA). Jim is passionate about helping athletic directors understand their role in helping to build programs, and using their influence to come alongside coaches who need support to build great individual sports programs on a campus. In this episode, Jim talks with Dan Tudor about the new challenges facing many college athletic directors today, their changing roles on campus, and what college coaches need to understand about how the athletic department is operating behind the scenes as they recruit and coach their teams. Jim and his organization are fantastic, and you can find out more information at Make sure to take a look at their summer conference info, as well as the workshops they are leading around the country. You can contact Jim at For more info on Tudor Collegiate Strategies, visit or email Dan at Thanks for listening, and make sure to pass this episode along to your athletic director!

 Episode 141: Developing a Specific Recruiting Approach for Specific Recruits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:35:53

A coach contacted us with a question: How should I approach specific recruits deep into the process with a specific message and approach? And when should that happen? On this episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, Dan Tudor walks a coach through different unique steps any program can take to determine what the right message might be for a recruit who is serious about them, as well as some good strategies we've seen work over the last twenty years of working with college athletic departments. Don't forget to tell every single coach on campus that they need to listen to the podcast, and also take a minute to rate and review the show. We really, really, really appreciate it! Questions? Email Dan Tudor directly at

 Episode 140: A Better Outlook and a Better Brand to Start 2023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:40:07

Happy New Year, Coach! As we start 2023, I thought it'd be good to talk about two things with you on this episode of the College Recruiting Weekly podcast: Gaining a better outlook on your job as a college coach and recruiter, and developing a better personal brand that can help propel you through your career...and, help your recruits understand who you are in a more complete, more personal way. The man we've called on to help us do that to start the new year is former college coach, and current branding expert and leadership coach, Hernando Planells. To get a better idea of who Coach Planells is, and what he's all about, you really need to see him in action online - he's one of my favorite social media follows because he brings a ton of positivity and perspective, but through a coaching eye...he's done the job that you do, and knows how to speak to the challenges of the job as well as anyone. Go to his website at to see how he helps coaches and athletic departments, and make sure to follow him on Instagram at coachhpjr. You won't be disappointed. Hope this helps to give you ideas on how to move forward in the new year, and work on your personal brand! Thanks for listening, and make sure to subscribe and tell no less than 10 other coaches in your department about the podcast. That's an order.

 Episode 139: Maximizing Your Transfer Portal Recruiting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:48:16

As a follow-up to Episode 138, Dan Tudor continues his series of recruiting talks at the 2022 U.S. Track and Field Coaches convention by giving an interesting and timely overview of how programs are using the NCAA Transfer Portal to build their programs. In addition, Dan outlines ways to prevent your own athletes from entering the portal through ongoing recruiting, communication and connection. Listen in as he does his talk in front of coaches in attendance, and afterwards make sure to subscribe to the College Recruiting Weekly podcast, rate and review the podcast, and bring us your questions by email Thanks for listening!

 Episode 138: 5 Post-COVID Recruiting Trends in College Athletics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:49:48

In this episode, we'll listen live to Dan Tudor as he presents his "5 Post-COVID Recruiting Trends" talk at the 2022 U.S. Track and Field Coaches convention. Coming out of the pandemic, coaches have noticed something is different about the way prospects are going through the process, and making decisions. Why? And what do coaches need to do differently to account for the shift in perspectives and attitudes that their recruits are brining to the conversation? Listen in and find out! And, don't forget to tell at least 20 other coaches in your athletic department about the podcast. Leaving a 5-star review wouldn't be such a bad thing either. Thank you, Coach! And by the way, if you have questions, email Dan at

 Episode 137: Building a Program (or a Roster) From Scratch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:57

What's the right way to approach building something from scratch? That's something that a lot of coaches who get the chance to do just that wonder about. And in this episode, we'll talk to one of those coaches. We let you in on a conversation Dan Tudor had with a coach who gets to start from scratch: What are the challenges? What are the typical mistakes they make? And, how should recruiters work smarter to achieve their goals? Listen in, and learn what our advice is for college recruiters in this situation. Thanks for listening, and make sure you subscribe and tell your fellow coaches about the podcast! And, leave us a 5-star rating while you're at it.

 Episode 136: The In's and Out's of International Recruiting in College Athletics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:38

Are you a program that recruits international student-athletes? If you are, you're going to like this episode, featuring Dan Tudor talking about what he and Tudor Collegiate Strategies has learned about what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to international recruiting. Most importantly, Dan goes over the mindset of most international athletes that makes them different than their U.S. prospect counterparts. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast and give us a 5-star rating if you liked the show! We appreciate it, and hope this helps you in your ongoing efforts to build a great college program. Questions? Email us at


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