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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tim Sheens. Tim Sheens is an Australian Rugby League coach. He played 166 games for the Penrith Panthers and then moved in to coaching in 1984. He coached the Canberra Raiders to Premierships, in 1989, 90 and 94 and then in 2005 led the Wests Tigers to the premiership.He[...]
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    Kelly is an American Volleyball coach. He started coaching volleyball in his teens, helping out at summer camps. He then went on to Assist at High School level before getting his chance as an Assistant at the University of Houston in 1997. He was given his first Head Coaching role at the University of Albany[...]
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    Becky is an American soccer coach who has just retired after leading the University of Florida Gators for 26 years.She was the inaugural coach in 1994, and went on to win the NCAA title in 1998. She retired with a winning percentage of 75, and ranks second in total number of all-time wins among Division[...]
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    As a player, Sean was a Goalie at Springfield and was twice names All American.Sean coached Endicott University from 1998 to 2015, leading them to 8 CCC Championships, as well as taking the Division 3 school to as high as 5 in the National rankings. He has coached 21 All American players. And in 2020[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of Serial Winning Coaches And Dr David Turner and I are joined for the discussion by Professor Cliff Mallett and Professor Sergio Lara-Bercial who have just written a book called Learning from Serial Winning Coaches based on their research interviewing 17 of these coaches across 10 sports and 10 different[...]
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    Kevin is an American paralympic athlete and now Wheelchair Rugby coach.As an athlete he won 2 Bronze medals at the 1988 Paralympics, before transitioning into coaching Wheelchair Rugby in 1992. His team, Lakeshore then went on to 5 consecutive National Titles. This led to him being appointed Team USA coach where we won a silver[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is rugby's Damian McGrath.Damian started life as a teacher, but then in his words “took a gamble” and moved into professional coaching. He has now coached teams across multiple countries, in both rugby league, Rugby union, as well as Rugby sevens. He has coached at Club level with the[...]
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    Muffet is an American Basketball coach who led the women’s team at Notre Dame for 33 seasons.In all she led the team to 9 final fours, 7 championship games and 2 NCAA champion ships in 2001 and 2018.She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Legends[...]
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    Doug is a former Ice Hockey Head Coach, GM, and sportscaster and he has just written a terrific new book called Draft Day: How Hockey Teams Pick Winners or Get Left Behind.  Doug is a great story teller and some of the highlights of our discussion were;The importance of scouting staff, and how in Hockey they[...]
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    Mike Hesson is New Zealand cricket coach.He started his coaching career in his early 20’s while playing in the UK. From there he progressed through Assistant coaching before accepting a the role as Argentina’s head coach in 2003. He returned to New Zealand and became Head Coach of Otago and leading them to the 2008[...]
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    Vern is that rare individual who has coached at the elite level across multiple sports. His foundation is in Track & Field coaching, however over a career that spans almost 50 years he has worked in Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, the NBA, Cricket, the NHL, Softball, Swimming and with San Francisco Forty Niners.[...]
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    Anson is an American soccer coach (in the USA it is referred to as soccer not Football) who is currently the Head Coach of the Womens Team at the University of North Carolina. Under his leadership the team has won 21 of the 31 NCAA Championships. His teams have a winning record of 91%. He[...]
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    Aimee is an American Gymnastics coach who led the USA Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, she is perhaps best known as the coach of Simone Biles, who she started coaching in 2003 when Simone was just 6. Aimee and Simone were together for 14 World Championship and Olympic Gold medals.Simone became the first[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Brendan Joyce.Brendan played for 13 seasons in the Australian National Basketball League. Upon retiring he transitioned into coaching and led the Ballarat Miners to 2 CBA Championships.  He then went on to coach more than 400 games in the National Basketball League, winning the championship in 2001 with[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of A Second Set of Eyes. And we are joined for the conversation by Cody Royle. Cody is an author, podcast host and a Coach of elite level sports coaches and he has just written a fantastic book called a second set of eyes.  Some of the highlights from[...]
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    Mike Thibault is an American Basketball coach.He started his career as a scout with the LA Lakers in 1978, eventually becoming an Assistant Coach. He was working with the team in 1980 when they won the NBA championship. He then moved to the Chicago Bulls where he worked as a Director of Scouting and Assistant[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of People Skills, and we are joined for the discussion by Allistair McCaw.Allistair is that rare person who excels across disciplines and industries. In addition to being an author who has sold over 300,000 books, his podcast ranks in the top 1% in the world, and for the last[...]
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     Noel Donaldson is a rowing coach.He was a coxswain and competed at the 1979 world championships and then transitioned in to coaching in 1980.In the 1990 in began coaching Australia’s Oarsome Foursome, who won Olympic Golds in 1992 and 1996 and 5 world championships. He also coached Georgina Douglas to World Championships in 1998 and[...]
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    This episode is On Mental Skills and we are joined for the discussion by Aaron Walsh.Aaron a Mental Skills Coach presently working with the Chiefs Rugby and Scotland Rugby. Aaron has also worked  with Hockey New Zealand and New Zealand Football. He also coaches players from the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and NY Mets[...]
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    Jack is a former rugby union player who represented both the USA and World 15. He has also coached the USA National team the Eagles to 16 Test victories.He is presently in his 41st year as coach of the University of California bears. IN that times he has led the team to 23 National Collegiate[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is John Kessel. As a volleyball player John participated in 16 U.S. Open Championships and played professionally in Europe. He started coaching at the Collegiate level in the USA in 1971 and led teams to National titles in 1986 and 1987. He was Team Leader for the 2000 USA Olympic Beach[...]
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    Alan is a volleyball player and now coach. As a player he was a Collegiate All American and represented the USA Team.He was an Assistant Coach at his Alma Mater, Long Beach State University in 1996 before taking over as Head Coach in 2000. He has led them to 7 final four appearances and back-to-back[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Being Coachable, and we are joined for the discussion by Allistair McCaw, who has just written a terrific new book called Habits that Make a Champion.Allistair is that rare person who excels across disciplines and industries. In addition to being an author who has sold over 300,000 books,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Dan McKellar Dan is a former professional Rugby Union Player and now coach.He played more than 150 premier grade games at Souths Rugby Club in Brisbane, Australia winning a premiership with them in 2000. He started coaching as a Player-Coach at Wicklow in Ireland in 2002, before becoming the Head Coach of[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of Turning Points and we are joined for the discussion by Dr David Turner. Dr David Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he is a member of the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has been a[...]
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    Noeline is a former national team player who is currently head coach of the New Zealand national netball team, the Silver Ferns. As player Noeline won a silver medal 1998 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 1995 Netball World Championships. From 2002 to 2013 she was the Head Coach of Waikato Bay of[...]
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    Nick Montgomery is a former professional soccer player and now coach.As a player he started his career in England most notable playing 349 games for Sheffield United.In 2012 he moved to Australia and played for the Central Coast Mariners.  In 2018 he started as an Assistant coach at the Mariners before being appointed as Head Coach[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of Mindset and we are joined by Mark Zimmerman to talk about Mindset. Mark is a Mindset coach and works with sporting teams across Australia and his homeland South Africa. His passion is Rugby and he has great energyand some of the things he said that resonated with me[...]
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    Jeremy Gunn is a former professional soccer player and now Head Coach. He grew up in England before moving to American for University. There he attended Cal State and was part of their 1992 Championship team and an All American.He then became an Assistant and Cal State, before becoming a Head Coach at Fort Lewis College.[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of On being a champion teammate, and we are joined for the conversation by Dr Jerry Lynch and John O’Sullivan.Dr. Jerry LYNCH received his doctorate in psychology from Penn State University, he is the author of 13 books on coaching, leadership, peak performance, and sports psychology. In the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Joe Gallagher . Joe is a former amateur boxer who started coaching in 1993. He has been involved in over 300 professional fights. 100 title fights and his fighters have won world, European,. British and Commonwealth titles. In 2015 he became the USA Ring Magazine 2015 World Trainer of the year.[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Strength and Conditioning coaching, and we are joined for the discussion by Dean Benton.Dean has worked with an amazing number of elite sporting clubs such as RUGBY AUSTRALIA, Japan Rugby and England Rugby, The Rugby league teams: Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra and the Australian Rules Football teams,[...]
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    Rhonda Revelle is an American softball coach and former collegiate pitcherAs a player she represented the University of Nebraska and played in the team at the inaugural Women's College World Series. She transitioned into coaching in 1986 and in 1993 became the Head Coach of her  alma mater. She has gone on to record over 1000 career wins[...]
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    Today’s episode is something a little different, we are joined by Samantha Rockey to look at the ways psychology, teams and high-performance overlap. Sam has just co-authored the book: The Social Brain: The Psychology of successful groups. She is an Associate fellow at the Oxford University said Business school, is one of the co-founds of the consultancy[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Don Showalter. Don is a basketball coach who over 32 years coached in High Schools in America, in that time he led teams to 601 wins 8 conference titles and 11 district championships. In 1998 he served as head coach of the youth USA Team at the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit.[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tom Reeves.Tom is a rodeo rider who won the USA National High School championship twice. Then from 1985 as a pro rider, he qualified for his first National Rodeo finals, going on to win the event in 2001. He was captain of the 2002 of the USA team[...]
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    10 Great Coaches reflect on their lessons on starting with new teams and organisations.These insights will help you prioritise the key tasks when starting with a new team.Key Terms•Leading new teams•First tasks•Taking over successful teamsif you would like to listen to the rest of this podcast you can access it here: Starting with New TeamsIf[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Matt Thornton.Matt is a Brazilian Ju Jitsu coach, who has coached some of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the world.He is the founder of the Straight Blast Gym, where he has developed cross training in several martial arts as well as boxing and wrestling.The gym now[...]
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    Jeff Traylor is an American Football coach.Jeff started his coaching career in 1989 as a High School Assistant coach. He would eventually return to be the Head Coach at his own High School. Gilmer High and would go on to lead the team to 3 state titles. His impact at the school was so profound[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of High Functioning Teams and we are joined for the discussion with one our past guests the Great Coach Hugh McCutcheon who has just written a book called Championship BehavioursHugh led the USA men's team to an Olympic Gold in 2008 and the USA women in 2012 and is[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Peter Eriksson .Peter is an Athletics coach who was formerly the head coach of the Olympic and Paralympic programs for both British Athletics and Athletics Canada.He started coaching in the early 80’s after a reaching the world championships as a Speed Skater for his native Sweden.Under his leadership[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Gareth Taylor.Gareth played as a professional football player for 18 seasons, playing for Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Burnley and Nottingham Forest among others teams.He retired in 2011 and started coaching youth teams at Manchester City. After 8 years in the City Academy, he was appointed Head[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Habits, and we are joined for the discussion by Allistair McCaw, who has just written a terrific new book called Habits that Make a Champion.Allistair is that rare person who excels across disciplines and industries. In addition to being an author who has sold over 300,000 books, his[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Doug Maclean.Doug is a former Ice Hockey Head Coach, GM, and sportscaster.His coaching career started in his hometown of Summerside in 1977 with High School teams. By 1990 he had his first professional job leading the Baltimore Skipjacks.A successful stint there, saw him move to the Detroit Red[...]
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    In this podcast we discuss the Mens and Womens Ashes with Michelle Goszko and John Buchanan and in particular the way Leadership has influenced both teams. If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear[...]
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    This podcast is on the topic of Competitive excellence, and we are joined for the discussion with one our past guests the Great Coach Hugh McCutcheon who has just written a book called Championship Behaviours. Hugh played Volleyball for New Zealand national Junior and Senior teams before transitioning into coaching. In 2005 he was appointed[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is rowing’s, Paul Thompson.Paul started coaching in his early 20’s when a hand injury impacted his ability to compete as a rower. He’s coached at the last 8 Olympic Games leading teams from Australia, Britain and China, and at each of these games his teams have won medals. He[...]
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    This podcast is on the topic of Energy amd we are joined for the discussion by Dr Gavin Weeks.Gavin is a Doctor of Psychology, an Associate Fellow at Oxford Said Business School and a Partner at the consultancy Thompson Harrison.Gavin can be reached through his company's website: ⁠https://www.thompsonharrison.com/⁠If you would like to send us any feedback[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Ben Davison.Ben is British boxing coach.At just 29 years of age, he is an outlier in the world of Boxing coaches, who have often toil away for decades before experiencing the type of success Ben has enjoyed.In 2017 he joined up with Tyson Fury and helped him return[...]
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    In this podcast we discuss the 3rd Ashes Test and in particual the way that Belief and Doubt shape performance. If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at[...]
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    Mike is a renowned basketball coach who is has led teams in US College, the NBA and in Australia.He started as a College Assistant in 1980 before becoming the Head Coach of Cal Lutheran in 1989. In 1994 he moved to Australia and led the Adelaide 36ers in the |National League before returning to the[...]
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    For today’s podcast we have caught up with Australian cricket coach John Buchanan to get his views on the first 2 of the Ashes Tests.If you would like to learn more, visit our website: https://thegreatcoachespodcast.com/ where we have exclusive content that can be searched by sport, coach or topic area, for example culture, communication or[...]
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    Sign up to our newsletter by clicking here or from our website thegreatcoachespodcast.com⁠. This episode focuses on how Coaches refresh their message by using the Voice of other people.It also introduces our new Insight Database where you can find thousands of video insights from The Great Coaches on topics like Culture, Communication and Conflict that[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Championship Habits, and we are joined for the discussion by Allister McCaw, who has just written a terrific new book called Habits that Make a Champion.Allister is that rare person who excels across disciplines and industries. In addition to being an author who has sold over 300,000 books,[...]
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    Today’s episode is focuses on the topic of Legacy.We are joined for the conversation by James Kerr the author of the book, Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life. James’ book is one of the most referenced by our interview guests, it has over 4000 5 star review on[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Andrea Anastasi.Andrea played volleyball for Italy 141 times, and was part of the team that won the 1990 World Championship. He transitioned in to coaching in 1994, and in 1999 led the Italian team to gold medals at 2 European Championships, the World League, as well as a[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Cheryl Reeve.Cheryl is a Basketball head coach and general manager for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.She has led the team to championships in 2011,2013, 2015 and 2017. She is one of only 2 coaches in the WNBA history to have a winning % over 60 in regular[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Championship Behaviours, and we are joined for the discussion with one our past guests the Great Coach Hugh McCutcheon who has just written a book called Championship Behaviours.Hugh played Volleyball for New Zealand national Junior and Senior teams before transitioning into coaching.In 2005 he was appointed as Head[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Malcolm Blight.Malcolm is a former Australian Rules Football player and coach, who is the only person in the game’s history to win the Brownlow, Magarey, and Coleman medals. As a coach he has led multiple teams, notably winning back-to-back premierships with Adelaide in 1997 and 1998. He was[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Feedback, and it features audio quotes from 14 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Mike Candrea.Mike is a Softball coach who after 36 years leading the University of Arizona has retired as one of the most respected coaches of Any sport in the USA. He is the all-time winningest coach in college softball history and ranked fourth of any coach in any[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Natasha Adair.Natasha is a former All American High School player and now Head Coach.Following a successful playing career, she transitioned into coaching and spent 14 years as an Assistant before becoming a Head Coach for the first time with the College of Charleston in 2012. From there she[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Behaviours, and it features audio quotes from 13 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.Join our Patreon community and help us build one of the worlds great leadership libraries at www.patreon.com/GreatCoachesIf you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Ricky Stuart.Ricky is a former Rugby League player who won 3 premierships with the Canberra Raiders as well as representing both New South Wales and Australia.As a Coach he has led Australia, the NSW State of Origin Team, the Sydney Roosters who he led to a Premiership in[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Mentors, and it features audio quotes from 11 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Dean Vickerman.Dean is an Australian professional basketball coach and former player, who is currently the head coach of Melbourne United in the Australian National Basketball League.He started his coaching career in 1997, progressing through roles across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Between 2007 and 2012, he served as[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tricia Cullop. Tricia is a former basketball player and now coach. As a player, she was a High School All-American in 1989, and at Purdue University was part of the team that that won the school’s first ever Big Ten championship in 1991. After stints as an Assistant coach at[...]
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    In celebration of International Women’s Day we decided to do an episode that features some of the Great Female Coaches that we have interviewed talking about Empowerment.A topic that so many of our guests talk about in the context of preparing women, for the choices that they will either make for themselves or influence in[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Nancy Lieberman.Nancy is that rare individual who has had both a successful playing and coaching career. And her career highlights are so many that this introduction is a long one!She grew up in Queens in New York, learning to play basketball on the courts of Harlem and then[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Eddie Reese.Eddie is an American swimming coach. As a swimmer he was the first Florida University swimmer to win five SEC individual titles in a single season.He transitioned into coaching in 1965 and became a Head Coach for the first time in 1972. In 1978 he became Head[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Bob Bowman.Bob is an American swimming coach, who is a four-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team staff, including being the Head Coach of the Men’s team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  He has so far guided swimmers to 38 Olympic medals, as well as 43 World Records. Bob[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is the legendary Celtic Football Club coach Jock Stein.Jock was a Scottish football player and manager. As a player he also represented Celtic, and was part of their side that won the Scottish league and Scottish Cup double in 1954.He retired in 1957 and began his career as a[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this 'best of' episode is Billy Walsh.Billy is the current head coach of the USA Boxing team. He started boxing at age seven in a Christian Brothers gym in Wexford Ireland. He went on to win seven Irish Senior titles, participated in European and World Championships and represented his country as[...]
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    Today’s episode is something a little different, Grant and Paul are joined by Dr. Gavin Weeks to discuss Purpose. Gavin is a Doctor of Psychology, an Associate Fellow at Oxford Said Business School and a Partner at the consultancy Thompson Harrison. And why is it a little different? Because today in our conversation, we discuss the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this 'best of' episode is Sue Enquist.Sue played softball at UCLA from 1975 to 1978. She was a part of the team that won the 1978 Women's College World Series and became UCLA's first All-American softball player.In 1980 she transitioned into coaching and retired with a career winning percentage of 83.[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this 'best of' episode is Gary Kirsten.Gary played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004. He retired as the first ever South African to play in 100 tests, and the first Test batsman to make hundreds against each of the other 9 Test[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Thomas FrankThomas is the Head Coach of Brentford FC in the English Football League Championship.He started his career coaching youth teams in Denmark. His success with the National Under 17 team led to his first senior appointment with Brondby in the Danish Superliga in 2013. He turned their[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Underdogs and we are joined for the discussion by Sean Murray who has just written a terrific book about the 1984 USA Volleyball team that won the Olympic Gold medal. His book is called, If Gold Is Our Destiny: How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Values, and it features audio quotes from 22 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is American women's basketball coach Brenda FreseWhile injured as a player at the University of Arizona, Brenda volunteered as an assistant coach at Pima Community College. After graduation in 1994 she started as an assistant coach at Kent State.In 1999 she was appointed into her first Head Coach role[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is the Vince Lombardi. Vince Lombardi was an American Football coach who is best remembered as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960’s, where he led the team to 5 National Football League championships, including the first ever Superbowl in 1966. He finished his coaching[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is NBA coach Jenny Boucek.Jenny is a former WNBA player, Assistant Coach and Head Coach. The first person to hold all 3 roles in the league’s history.She began her coaching career in the WNBA during the 1999 season as an assistant with the Washington Mystics.In 2000, she joined the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Damien Hardwick.Damien is an Australian rules football coach and former player.As a player, he played 207 games for Essendon and Port Adelaide, winning premierships with each club in 2000 and 2004 respectively.He was appointed to his first head coach role in 2010 with Richmond; and led them to[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is John WoodenCoach Wooden was an American basketball coach who led the UCLA Bruins to 10 NCAA Championships, including a record 7 titles in a row.Over a 29-year coaching career, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games, and he was voted coach of the year on 7 occasions.[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is basketball coach Sandy Brondello.Sandy is a former professional basketball player and the current coach of the New York Liberty in the WNBA.She started playing for Australia at the age of 18 and went on to represent the national team at four Olympics winning three medals. She has played[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tom Ryan.Tom Ryan is a former All-American college wrestler, and now coach of the Ohio State Wrestling team.During his collegiate wrestling career, he was a member of the University of Iowa 1991 and 1992 NCAA and Big Ten championship teams.He became a Head Wrestling coach at Hofstra University[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Mental Health for Coaches and we are joined for the discussion with one of our listeners, Mads Claussen.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Bill Sweetenham.Bill is an Australian swimming coach, who first started training athletes in the 1970’s in the rural Australian town of Mount Isa.His coaching career progressed quickly and he coached at his first Olympics in 1976, and was then Head Coach for Australia at the 1980, 1984 and[...]
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    On this episode we discuss skills and what the Great Coaches have to say about them when it comes to individual and team dynamics. Applicable to all leaders.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Kathy Delaney-Smith.Kathy is a recently retired American Basketball coach who for 40 years led the Harvard Womens Basketball team.During her tenure she led the team to over 600 career wins, 11 Ivy League championships and six NCAA Tournament berths, and between 1986 and 2011, every senior class except[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Roy Hodgson.Roy has been coaching football since 1976, and over 46 years has led 21 teams in 8 different countries.His achievements are quite lengthy, but here is a summary.He led the Swiss national team to the last 16 of the 1994 World Cup, a tournament they had not[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Graham Reid.Graham is a is a former Australian Field Hockey player that was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. And Gold at the 1990 World Cup.He became Head Coach of the Australian National Team in 2012 and lead[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Doug Beal.Doug is an American volleyball player, coach and former CEO of USA volleyball.As a player he was a five time All American at Ohio State University, and then from 1970 to 1976 and played over 200 games for the USA Volleyball team.He became coach of the USA[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Petr KotikPetr is the holder of a 5th dan in kickboxing and is the Head Coach of the Czech Republic Kickboxing team.He is a 14 time World Champion, a 5 time world cup winner, and 3 time winner of the USA open.He has also coached more than 10[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Julie Fitzgerald.Julie is a Australian Netball coach.From 1997 until 2007 she coached the Sydney Swifts leading them to premierships in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007.She then became coach of NSW in 2008 in the new ANZ Championship and in the inaugural season won the championship.She has also coached[...]
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    Today’s episode is on the topic of Motivation and we are joined for the discussion with one of our listeners, Dr Brian Hite.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Trevor GleesonTrevor is an Australian basketball coach who transitioned into coaching in 1984 at the age of 18 after an industrial accident.Over the next decade he rose through the coaching ranks leading men's and women's teams in regional competitions.In 1997 he started coaching in the National Basketball League[...]
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    This episode pulls together the thoughts that over 100 Great Coaches from around the world; men and women who have won multiple Olympic medals and championships both regionally, nationally and on the world stage; have shared with us on the topic of Leadership.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Steve Glasson.Steve represented Australia in Lawn Bowls over 300 times, and won the Australian championships 19 times. In 2004 he became the first Australian to be world number one in men's singles.He then transitioned into coaching and from 2011 until 2021 he was the coach of the Australian[...]
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    On this episode we feature advice from 8 Great Coaches on developing Mental Skills.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact us through our website[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Gareth Baber.Gareth is a Welsh, former rugby player, and now a rugby coach.As a player he represented Oxford University and Pontypriff in their European Shield victory in 2001.He transitioned into coaching in 2008, becoming an Assistant for the Wales Under 20 side, before eventually becoming the Head Coach[...]
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    We explore leadership through the lens of high-performance sport by interviewing Great Coaches. On this episode we feature advice from 11 Great Coaches on building Resilience.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is swimming coach Michael Bohl.Michael Bohl has been a swimming coach for 33 years and counting.He has been the coach of Australian swimmers who have been on the podium at every summer Olympics between the 2008 to 2021.Some of his most notable athletes include 5 time Olympic Gold medalist[...]
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    On this episode 3 Great Coaches talk about Adversity and how they see it as an opportunity to grow.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Slavomir Lener.Slavomir is presently the director of the Czech National Ice Hockey Team, and the Union Coach who leads the development of all coaches in the Czech Republic.However he is most known as the co- head coach of the teams that won gold at the 1996 World Cup[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Baseball Coach Jon Deeble.Jon represented Australia as a Baseball pitcher at the 1988 Olympics. He transitioned into coaching in 1994 in America as a minor league manager and hitting coach with the Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox.In 2000 he became the Head Coach of the Australian team[...]
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    On this episode we discuss the advice the Great Coaches have on dealing with Tough Times, and how it is applicable in the sporting and business world.Join our Patreon community and help us build one of the worlds great leadership libraries at www.patreon.com/GreatCoachesIf you would like to send us any feedback or join us for[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Sean Dyche.Sean is a former player who most recently managed Premier League club Burnley.Sean made his professional debut in 1990 and played for 6 different clubs until he retired in 2007. He transitioned immediately into coaching eventually becoming the Burnley head coach, or as they say in soccer,[...]
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    On this episode 8 Great Coaches talk about Motivation and how and how they nurture and inspire it in others.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Basketball coach Cori Close.Cori is presently the head coach of the UCLA Womens Basketball team where she has just completed her 10th year.Before UCLA, Cori spent time as an assistant coach at Florida State University and her alma mater, UC Santa Barbara.In total she has worked as a[...]
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    On this episode 18 Great Coaches talk about Commitment and how and how it connects passion with your goals. If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Simon Jones.Simon is a cycling coach who started working with British cycling in the mid 1990’s.In 1998 he was appointed the British National Track Endurance Coach and then in 2003 he was promoted to the Head Coach role of British Cycling. During this period he coached Sir Bradley[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Jon Rudd.Jon started coaching swimmers in 1989 and is presently the National Performance Director for Swim Ireland.Along the way he has coached on international teams for seven different nations - Great Britain, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Lithuania, Turkey & Kenya at World and Continental Championships events.He is also the[...]
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    On this episode 9 Great Coaches talk about Listening and how they use it build trust and connect with their teams.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is John WoodenCoach Wooden was an American basketball coach who led the UCLA Bruins to 10 NCAA Championships, including a record 7 titles in a row.Over a 29 year coaching career, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games, and he was voted coach of the year on 7[...]
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    This episode is on the topic of Self Doubt and how the Great Coaches help their athletes and themselves overcome it.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is James Wade.James is a retired American basketball player and now Coach.He played for 13 years as a professional in France, Spain, Czech Republic and Belgium. After retiring he stepped into coaching eventually working as an Assistant in Russia and in the WNBA with Minnesota and San Antonio.He became[...]
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    This episode is on the topic of Trust and how the Great Coaches view it as the currency that makes the team work.  If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Helene Wilson.Helene is a New Zealand Netball coach.She started coaching in her teens and progressed to coaching the New Zealand Secondary Schools team to wins over Australia and leading the Northern Zone under 23s to a national title.She went on to work High Performance Sport NZ and was[...]
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    This episode is on the topic of Care and how the Great Coaches use it in their approach to Leadership, and it features audio quotes from 13 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Damien Hardwick.Damien is an Australian rules football coach and former player.As a player, he played 207 games for Essendon and Port Adelaide, winning premierships with each club in 2000 and 2004 respectively.He was appointed to his first head coach role in 2010 with Richmond; and led them to[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Self Reflection, and it features audio quotes from 10 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact[...]
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    If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com or contact us through our website thegreatcoachespodcast.comOur Great Coach on this episode is Hugh McCutcheon.Hugh played Volleyball for New[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Communication, and it features audio quotes from 16 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact us[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Brenda Kirkpatrick Brown.Brenda is a former College Basketball player and Head Coach at the University of North Carolina.Brenda was an assistant for 10 years at Georgia Tech, Charlotte and Florida before becoming head coach at UNC Asheville in 2012.In her 8 years at UNC the team won back-to-back[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Psychological Safety , and it features audio quotes from 7 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com or[...]
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    If you would like to send us any feedback or join in our live webinars, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at thegreatcoachespodcast@gmail.com or contact us through our website thegreatcoachespodcast.comOur Great Coach on this episode is soccer coach Beverly Priestman.Bev grew up in England where she completed a bachelor's degree[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Self Belief, and it features audio quotes from 18 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Danny Kerry.Danny is an English international field hockey coachDanny became the head coach of the Great Britain women's national field hockey team in 2003, eventually leading them to a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, a 2015 EuroHockey Championship and a Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.In[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Coaching Philosophy, and it features audio quotes from 16 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is the Vince Lombardi.Vince Lombardi was an American Football coach who is best remembered as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960’s, where he led the team to 5 National Football League championships, including the first ever Superbowl in 1966.He finished his coaching career in[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tim Jankovich a former player and now basketball coach.As a player he was one of the winningest players in Kansas State history. In each of his seasons at KSU, his team ranked in the National top-20 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.He has been a College Assistant or[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Vision, and it features audio quotes from 12 Great Coaches.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us at paul@thegreatcoachespodcast.com or contact us[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Rod Macqueen.Rod is an Australian Rugby Union Coach.Rod started coaching in the 1980’s before taking over the NSW Waratahs in 1991. From there he went on to become the inaugural coach for the Brumbies in the newly formed Super Rugby competition.In 1997 he was appointed as the Head[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Learning , and it features audio quotes from 11 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.Join our Patreon community and help us build one of the worlds great leadership libraries at www.patreon.com/GreatCoachesIf you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is English cricket coach Kevin Sharp.Kevin Sharp is an English cricket coach and a former first-class cricketer.He played 432 professional games and scored nearly ten thousand first-class runs.After retirement, he became a batting coach at his former team Yorkshire where he helped to develop a number of players who[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Values, and it features audio quotes from 22 coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Sue Enquist.Sue played softball at UCLA from 1975 to 1978. She was a part of the team that won the 1978 Women's College World Series and became UCLA's first All-American softball player.In 1980 she transitioned into coaching and retired with a career winning percentage of 83. As a[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Culture, and it features audio quotes from 20 Great Coaches that we have interviewed on the podcast.Join our Patreon community and help us build one of the worlds great leadership libraries at ⁠www.patreon.com/GreatCoaches⁠If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Indian National Badminton Coach, Pullela Gopichand.As a player Gopichand won his first National Badminton Championship title in 1996, and went on to win the title five times in a row, until 2000.In 1999 he won the Toulouse open championship in France and the Scottish open championship. And then[...]
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    Todays episode is on the topic of Resilience and is brought to you by the world record holding Australian cricket coach John Buchanan.If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach, who has a unique story to share, then we would love to hear from you, please contact[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Bill Sweetenham.Bill is an Australian swimming coach, who first started training athletes in the 1970’s in the rural Australian town of Mount Isa.His coaching career progressed quickly and he coached at his first Olympics in 1976, and was then Head Coach for Australia at the 1980, 1984 and[...]
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    Todays episode is brought to you by the world record holding Australian cricket coach John Buchanan.And it is on the theme of authenticity , which I experience as the desire to be my true, genuine self; but at the same time, in a way that is consistent with the role I have to fulfill and the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Dan Hughes.Dan is an American Basketball coach with over 40 years experience.He started his career as a head coach in 1978, ultimately coaching in the WNBA for 20 years with stops at Charlotte, Cleveland, San Antonio and Seattle. He has coached the second-most games in the leagues history[...]
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    In celebration of International Womens Day we decided to do an episode that features some of the Great Female Coaches that we have interviewed.It features wisdom and leadership advise from 14 Great Coaches, that is applicable to all of us. If you would like to send us any feedback or if you know a great coach,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Alyson Annan.Alyson is a Australian field hockey player who represented her country 228 times and won gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Sydney Olympics.She transitioned into coaching in 2003, and she led the Netherlands women team to a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil[...]
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    In late July 2021, I had the opportunity to interview Justin, he was very generous with his time and we had an hour together while he was on tour with the team with the West Indies. It also soon after the first reports of discomfort about his intense style had emerged from some of the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Rodger Schmidt.Rodger is a former a Curling champion and now coach.He was the European men's curling champion in 1985 and two-time German men's curling champion in 1987 and 1992.In 1994 he founded the "Rodger Schmidt Curling Academy" based in Switzerland. From this base he has coached at 5[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Rikard Grip.Rikard was the national coach of the Swedish cross-country skiing team between 2010 and 2019.At the age of only 32 he led the national team to their best performance ever at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where they finished equal top on the medal table with Norway winning[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Mark Lebedew.Mark is an Australian volleyball coach and former player.He started coaching in the early 90’s eventually joining the Australian Institute of sport as a coach in 1997, where he also served as an assistant coach of the Australian men’s team at the Sydney 2000 OlympicsIn 2010 he[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Andy Friend.Andy is an Australian rugby union coach and former player who is currently the head coach of Irish province Connacht.He was previously head coach of the Australia Sevens team, the Brumbies in Super Rugby in Australia, English club Harlequins, and Canon Eagles and Suntory Sungoliath in the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Jackie Carson.Jackie Carson is the Head Coach of the Furman University Womens Basketball team.She also played there as a student athlete, and still hold the conference record for most free throws made. In 1999 she was honored as Furman’s Female Athlete of the Year and in 2009 she[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Paul Roos.Paul is a former professional Australian Rules Footballer and coach.Paul began his professional playing career in 1982, eventually retiring with 356 games, 5 Best and Fairest awards, 7 All Australian selections and the 1986 Leigh Matthews Medal under his belt.He began coaching in 2002 with the Sydney[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Carrie Graf.Carrie is a former professional basketball player and coach.She started her professional playing career as a 16 year old in the Australian National League; playing in a team that won multiple championships.She transitioned to professional coaching in 1993; winning the National championship in her first year. 7[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Ben Ryan. Ben is the most successful men’s rugby sevens coach in history, he is the only coach to have won Continental, World and Olympic titles. He started his international career in 2007 with England 7’s, coaching them in over 300 matches. In 2013 he took over as[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Lisa Alexander. Lisa Alexander was the coach of the Australian Netball team, known as the Diamonds, from 2011 to 2020. Her coaching journey started in country Victoria, before she progressed to coach the Melbourne Phoenix in the nationalcompetition, taking the team to two title wins in 2002 and[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Eddie Jones. Eddie is a rugby union coach and former player. He coached Australia from 2001 to 2005, winning the the Bledisloe Cup in 2001 and 2002. The team also reached the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, losing in extra time to England. He was an assistant coach[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tamsin Greenway. Tamsin is a retired Netball player and now coach. She represented England on 67 occasions and along the way, was part of the team that won bronze medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and at the 2011 and 2015 Netball World Cups. In the English Superleague,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Ric Charlesworth.Ric is an Australian sports coach and former politician. He played first-class cricket for Western Australia and international field hockey for Australia winning a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He also served as a federal member of parliament from 1983 to 1993.He was appointed coach[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Gary Kirsten.Gary played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004. He retired as the first ever South African to play in 100 tests, and the first Test batsman to make hundreds against each of the other 9 Test nations.He became[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Conor O’Shea.Conor was capped 35 times for Ireland and represented them at the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.After his playing career ended, he became Director of Rugby at London Irish and was awarded Zurich Rugby Director of the Season in 2002.He then joined Harlequins as Director of[...]
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    Our great coach on this episodes is Peter Giles. Peter is currently the Australian under 19 Baseball Head Coach. A role he has had since 2011. He started playing baseball in 1969, finished in 1994; and began coaching in 1995. He won a championship in 1998 with Sandringham; and then led Essendon in the Victorian[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is American women's basketball coach Brenda FreseWhile injured as a player at the University of Arizona, Brenda volunteered as an assistant coach at Pima Community College. After graduation in 1994 she started as an assistant coach at Kent State.In 1999 she was appointed into her first Head Coach role[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Philip Sutcliffe Sr.Philip is a former boxer, who represented Ireland at 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He is the winner of four national titles in Ireland, as well as bronze medals in two successive European Amateur Boxing Championships.In 1992, he and 2 friends; Paddy Wheelan and Gary Griffin took[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is the Australian cricket coach Justin Langer.Justin represented Australia in 105 Tests, and in 2009 surpassed Sir Donald Bradman for the most runs scored at first-class level by an Australian.He retired in 2009 and transitioned into coaching, first as the Australian team batting coach, before becoming the head coach[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Norma Plummer.Norma played Netball for Australia and was part of the 1975 team that won the World Netball Championships. In 1996 she coached the Melbourne Pumas to win the inaugural Super League Grand Final and Victorian Open Championship.In 2003 she was appointed coach of the Australian Team, leading[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is  Sir Gordon Tietjens.Gordon is the former coach of the New Zealand men's national team in rugby sevens; the All Blacks Sevens.He started coaching the team in 1994 and had immediate success winning the Hong Kong 7’s.He then went on to win the 7’s world series on a record[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Rodney Eade.Rodney is a four time premiership player in the Australian Football League.After retiring he started his coaching apprenticeship, and within 5 years was elevated into his first head coach role at the Sydney Swans, taking over from the legendary Ron Barassi in 1996In his first year he[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is basketball coach, and former All-American point guard Pokey Chatman.Pokey started her coaching career as a student assistant in 1991 while finishing her degree at Louisiana state university. She then became an assistant coach, before becoming the teams head coach in 2004. As a head coach she had an[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Stuart Lancaster.Stuart played Rugby for Leeds and was the first player to reach 100 games for the club. He transitioned into coaching in 2000 initially leading youth teams until he was appointed Head Coach of Leeds in 2007. From there he moved into coaching ngland teams before being[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tom Ryan.Tom Ryan is a former All-American college wrestler, and now coach of the Ohio State Wrestling team.During his collegiate wrestling career, he was a member of the University of Iowa 1991 and 1992 NCAA and Big Ten championship teams.He became a Head Wrestling coach at Hofstra University[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is John Buchanan.John started his coaching career in 1978 with minor county side Oldham in England. In his first year they won the league and cup double for the first time in 40 years.He then went on to coach the Queensland Bulls to 2 Sheffield Shields, the first the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is pioneering Australian Rules Football coach, Peta Searle.Peta played football for ten years in the Victorian State Womens league, where she was named in the all Australian team three times.She then began her coaching career in 2005 with the Darebin Falcons and in 2006 she coached the first of[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Frank Dick.Frank Dick is the current President of the European Athletics Coaches Association.From 1970 until 1979 he was Scottish National Athletics Coach. Then in 1979 he was appointed as the British Athletics Federation's Director of Coaching. In this position Frank led the British Athletics team into its "golden[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Bas Du Bruin.Bas is a Dutch paratriathlon coach.He started his coaching in the late 1990’s eventually becoming the coach of the National Para-triathlon team in 2013.At the 2016 Olympics the paratriathlon team won a gold and silver medal, Bas has also coached athletes who have won World and[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Surf coach Andy King.Andy says he that started walking, talking and surfing all at the same time so it wasn’t surprising that he became a professional surfer in 1996. His career lasted for 8 years but then on a night out with his girlfriend and now wife, Nadene;[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this show is Briony Akle.Briony is a former professional netball players and now coach.Briony played for the New South Wales Swifts in the Australian Super Netball League and was part of their premiership team in 2001 and 2004.After retiring she transitioned into coaching, and progressed through roles with junior and senior[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Brad Dubberley.Brad is the Australian wheelchair Rugby Head Coach and former player.Brad took up wheelchair rugby at the age of 14 as part of his rehabilitation process from an injury. Within a year he was representing Australia in a Test against New Zealand. He then won a silver[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Australian Basketball coach, Rob Beveridge.Rob began coaching state representative sides at the age of 19. Over the next 27 years his career steadily progressed, with some of the key highlights being a Gold medal leading Australia at the World U20 Championships, a Paralympic silver medal, a Commonwealth Games[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is American Basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard.Michelle is a Louisville native and played basketball at Western Kentucky from 1986 where she was part of 4 NCAA teams.In 2005 she was appointed head coach at Kentucky State, before becoming the Head Coach for her alma mater Western Kentucky in 2012 and[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Alan Smith.Alan is the former football manager of Dulwich Hamlet, Crystal Palace, and Wycombe Wanderers.In 1994 Alan coached Crystal Palace to the Division One Championship and was also awarded the League Manager's Association ‘Championship Manager of the Year’. In 1995, he led the team to the semifinals of both the League and[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Olympic Gold medal winning coach Tim Walsh.Tim is a coach with a deep passion for learning and development, and in this interview, you will hear how he used this to transform a group of athletes from different sports into an Olympic Gold medal winning team that changed the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack.Felisha graduated from Syracuse in 1989 as the all-time leader for points and rebounds.She transitioned quickly into coaching and in 2002 was appointed Head Coach at Hofstra University. In 2006 she became the Head Coach of Indiana University in the Big Ten conference. During her[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Mark Robinson.Mark is a former English cricketer, who played for three different English counties; Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, and Sussex.He served as the coach of Sussex from 2005 to 2015 leading them to 2 county cricket championships. During this time he also coached English youth cricket teams. In 2015 he became the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Dr David Parkin (OAM) who is a former coach, and former player in the Australian Football League.David played 211 games for the Hawthorn Football Club captaining the club from 1969–1973, and was a part of their 1971 premiership winning side.He started coaching with his old side in 1976,[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Valorie Kondos Field.Valerie, or Miss Val as she's more affectionately known, was the head of coach of the UCLA Gymnastics team from 1991 to 2019, leading the team to 7 national and 18 Pac 12 Championships.She was voted NCAA Coach of the Year four times by her peers[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Thomas FrankThomas is the Head Coach of Brentford FC in the English Football League Championship.He started his career coaching youth teams in Denmark. His success with the National Under 17 team led to his first senior appointment with Brondby in the Danish Superliga in 2013. He turned their[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is NBA coach Jenny Boucek.Jenny is a former WNBA player, Assistant Coach and Head Coach. The first person to hold all 3 roles in the league’s history.She began her coaching career in the WNBA during the 1999 season as an assistant with the Washington Mystics. In 2000, she joined the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Heyneke Meyer. Heyneke is a South African rugby coach. He started his coaching career in 1988 and by 1998, was a Head Coach for the South Western Districts Eagles. From the 2000 until 2007 he coached the Blue Bulls, and in that time the team won the South African championship[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Mirel Rădoi.Mirel was the former captain and now Head Coach of the Romanian National Football team.He retired in 2015 and was immediately appointed as head coach of his old side FCSB. He was sacked because of the sides under-performance however in 2018 he was appointed coach of the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is the coach of the Italy National Football team, Roberto Mancini.We were lucky enough to get a few minutes with Roberto as he prepares the Italian National team for the 2021 European Football Championship.Roberto had a successful playing career winning the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the European Cup[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is football coach Tanya Oxtoby.Tanya is an Australian soccer coach who is the current Bristol City Women Football Club Manager in the English Women's Super League, as well as the Under 19's England Women's assistant coach.As a player, Tanya captained Perth Glory in their first four seasons in the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Bill Curry.Bill is a retired American Football player and coach. He played for Georgia Tech and then spent 10 seasons in the NFL, most notably playing in first super bowl and winning with the Green Bay Packers in 1966.He retired in 1974 and transitioned into coaching and by[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Tamsin Greenway.Tamsin is a retired Netball player and now coach. She represented England on 67 occasions and along the way, was part of the team that won bronze medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and at the 2011 and 2105 Netball World Cups.In the English Superleague, she has[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is rugby coach Ben Ryan.Ben is the most successful men’s rugby sevens coach in history, he is the only coach to have won Continental, World and Olympic titles.He started his international career in 2007 with England 7’s, coaching them in over 300 matches.In 2013 he took over as the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Lisa Fallon.Lisa is a Northern Ireland Football player and now coach. She played in England as a central midfielder before a knee injury ended her career. Her coaching career began at the early age of 14, but it wasn’t until 2013 when she gained prominence as the coach[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Anthony McGrathAnthony is an English cricket coach and former England team cricketer. He played first class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1995 to 2012, and captained the team in the 2003 and 2009 seasons. During that time, he scored more than 23,000 runs and took 240 wickets in[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is rugby's Damian McGrath.Damian started his career a teacher before moving into coaching and has now coached teams across multiple countries in Rugby League, Rugby Union, as well as Rugby Seven's.At Club level, he coached the Leeds Rhinos in England’s Super League and was England’s Assistant Coach at the 2000[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is basketball coach, Jackie Carson.Jackie Carson is the Head Coach of the Furman University Women's Basketball team.  She also played there as a student athlete, and still hold the conference record for most free throws made. In 1999 she was honored as Furman’s Female Athlete of the Year and[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is cricket coach, Mark Coles.Mark grew up playing competitive level cricket in New Zealand. He then started coaching both men’s and women’s teams progressing to being appointed High Performance Manager for the pacific island nation of Vanuatu in 2010. He then became the head coach for Scarborough Cricket Club in Western[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is legendary American Football Coach, Bill Snyder.Bill started his coaching career in 1966. In 1979 he became the offensive coordinator under Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry at the University of Iowa. Over the next 10 years, he and Fry turned a program that had not had a winning[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is rugby's Alana Thomas.Alana was the 88th player capped to play for the Australian Women’s Rugby team, the Wallaroos representing them between 2006 to 2010.She then transitioned into coaching, progressing through coaching club and state representative teams. Winning the Victorian premiership with Melbourne Unicorns in 2017. An achievement that[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Peter Moores.Peter had a long first class career as a wicket keeper with Worcestershire and Sussex, and retired in 1998 with over 800 dismissals to his name.He became coach of Sussex in 1999, and led them to their first ever Division 1 Championship in their 164 year history in 2003. He[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Salliann Briggs.Salliann has represented England Women's cricket at U17, U19 and U21 level. Captaining the teams on international tours.In 2013 she retired and began coaching, quickly progressing to Head Coach for both the England Women U15 and U19 squads.Then in 2016 she began coaching Loughborough Lightning in the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Joe Prunty.Joe is an American professional basketball coach with 22 years’ experience in the NBA. He was a High School coach who joined the San Antonio Spurs as a an assistant video coordinator in 1996, progressing quickly to be an Assistant Coach under the legendary Head Coach Greg Popovich in[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Jan Kodeš.Jan is a former professional tennis player and coach.He won a total of 25 international singles and 31 doubles tournaments, the highlights were singles victories at the 1970 and 71 French Open and Wimbledon in 1973.In 1980 he was part of the winning Czechoslovakian Davis Cup team[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Dorette Badenhorst.Dorette is the head coach of the South African Netball team, the SPAR Proteas.She started her coaching journey at 13 coaching grassroots tennis with her father.Whilst working as a Teacher at Auckland Park Primary School, she started coaching the schools Netball teams.At University, Dorette was selected to[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Billy Walsh. Billy is the current head coach of the USA Boxing team. He started boxing at age seven in a Christian Brothers gym in Wexford Ireland. He went on to win seven Irish Senior titles, participated in European and World Championships and represented his country as a welterweight[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Julia Price.Julia is a former Australian Cricketer, and now coach. She started playing cricket in 1988, and just 8 years later was debuting for Australia against England in her first Test. A specialist wicket keeper she played 84 One-day Internationals and was part of the world cup winning team[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Charlie Walsh.Charlie was the coach of the Australian National Cycling team from 1980 until 2000. During that time he took the Australian team from a world rank of 25 to number 1. He coached cyclists to 10 World and 12 Olympic Games records winning 43 gold medals, 31 silver[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Joanna Gamper Cuthbert.Joanna is a trained dancer, a former cheerleading athlete, a head coach, and the current Chair of the Board at SportCheer England, the National Governing Body for competitive CheerleadingShe was a founding member of ParaCheer International where she was instrumental in helping develop the Adaptive Abilities[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Paul Roos.Paul is a former professional Australian Rules Footballer and coach.He began his professional playing career in 1982, eventually retiring with 356 games, 5 Best and Fairest awards, 7 All Australian selections and the 1986 Leigh Matthews Medal under his belt.Paul began coaching in 2002 with the Sydney[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is basketball coach Sandy Brondello.Sandy is a former professional basketball player and the current coach of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.She started playing for Australia at the age of 18 and went on to represent the national team at four Olympics winning three medals. She has played Basketball[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is basketball coach Olaf Lange.Olaf has won 2 Euroleague titles as a coach, as well as 12 national championships across Germany, Russia and Spain.He has coached both the German and Russian Women’s National team as well as presently being an assistant for the Australian team.He has also had numerous[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this Episode is Penny Cula-Reid.Penny is a former player who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Rules Football League Women's competitionShe has also represented Australia in the International Rules series against Ireland, as well as playing cricket at a high level.After retiring in 2017, she was appointed senior coach of the Collingwood[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this Episode is one of the world's most successful golf coaches Steven Bann.Steve became a professional golfer in 1979, and played on the Australian PGA Tour until 1996.His coaching career started in 1990 when he was appointed the founding Head Coach of the Victorian Institute of Sport.Steve has coached at over[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this Episode is Joanne P. McCallie, or as she is called by her athletes, Coach P.Joanne played Big Ten collegiate basketball at Northwestern University from 1984 – 1987. In 1990 she transitioned into coaching as an Assistant at Auburn University.In 1993 she became head Women’s team coach at the University of Maine. The team made six-straight NCAA Tournament[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Neil Craig.Neil has coached at the elite level across 3 sports; Australian Rules Football, Cycling and Rugby Union; He played 319 games of Australian rules football for Norwood, Sturt and North Adelaide in the South Australian Football League before becoming Norwood's coach in 1991. He then joined the Adelaide[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Carrie Graf AM.Carrie is a former professional basketball player, coach and is presently the Director of Sport at University of Canberra.She started her professional playing career as a 16 year old in the Australian National League and transitioned to professional coaching in 1993.She won the National Basketball Championship in[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is W.V. Raman.WV is a former Indian cricketer and current coach of the Indian women's cricket team.He made his Test debut for India in 1987 going on to play in 11 tests and 27 One Day Internationals.During his career his most notable feat was becoming the first Indian to score a century[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Jan Stirling.Jan is the current General Manager of High Performance at Basketball Australia.Jan played 163 games in the Australian National League between 1982 and 1991. She started her coaching career in 1993 guiding the Adelaide Lightning to 12 straight finals appearances and five consecutive Grand Final appearances resulting in four[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Eddie Bolger.Eddie is the current coach of the German National Boxing team.Born in Wexford, Ireland, Eddie won national titles at underage and senior levels before moving into coaching.He joined the Irish boxing program in 2008 and was appointed one of Ireland's national coaches for the 2016 Rio Olympics.He[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Chris O’Brien.Chris O’Brien is Australia’s most successful rowing coach, with 2 gold and 2 silver medals over the last four Olympic regattas.And 6 gold with numerous rowers at the annual World Championships.In August 2012 Chris was appointed Head Coach of Rowing Australia, leading the team to a much[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this episode is Tracey Menzies StegbauerTracey is high performance swimming coach. For ten years she worked at the Australian Institute of Sport and with Swimming Australia coaching at both World Championships and Olympic Games. For 15 years, Tracey coached at the renowned Sutherland Leisure Centre taking over as Head Coach in her[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this episode is Paul Gustard. Paul is Head Coach at Harlequins Rugby club in the United Kingdom. In a ten year career, he played more than 150 rugby Premiership games for Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Saracens. He started coaching in 2009 at his old club Saracens guiding them to Premierships in 2013, 2015,[...]
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    In this episode we take a seat in the boardroom with Cameron Schwab, CEO at Design CEOCameron, grew up as the son of an Australian Rules Football CEO and spent his childhood mixing with his football heroes. His career started in Australian Football at the age of 20 overseeing talent identification and player recruitment at[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this Episode is Dr István GörgényiIstván represented Hungary as a Water polo player 96 times and was a member of teams that won the silver medal at 1972 Munich Olympics, the gold medal at the 1973 World Championships, the silver medal at the 1975 World Championships.From 1984 to 1990, he was[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this episode is Mercedas Taaffe-Cooper.Merc, as she likes to be called, has won European and World Championships in kickboxing. She is also a registered Psychologist, has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and is an International Boxing Coach with over thirty-five years of coaching experience, having worked with numerous boxers[...]
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    Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He has been the head coach of the England national rugby team since 2015, leading them to win the Six Nations in 2016 and 2017 and then reaching the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.He previously coached the Australian Wallabies between[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this episode is Dr. Richard Charlesworth AORic is an Australian sports coach, author, medical doctor, and former politician. He played first-class cricket for Western Australia and international field hockey for the Kookaburras winning a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics. He served as a federal member of parliament in Australia for[...]
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    Our Great Coach for this episode is Rohan TaylorRohan is a high performance swimming coach and the current National Head Coach of the Australian Swim Team, The Dolphins.His coaching career started at the Shoalhaven Academy and moved through Carey Aquatic, Saddleback Valley Aquatics, Laguna Hills High School, Irvine Novaquatics and in 2000, he joined the[...]
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    Our Great Coach on this episode is Lisa Alexander.Lisa Alexander was the coach of the Australian Netball team, known as the Diamonds, from 2011 to 2020. She finished her tenure with an 81% winning record.Her coaching journey started in country Victoria, before she progressed to coach the Melbourne Phoenix in the national competition, taking the team to two[...]
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    Our Great Coach on the Episode is rugby's Dwayne NestorDwayne is an Australian professional rugby coach with over 14 years coaching elite level rugby. He's the current Head Coach of the Australian Women’s International Rugby Team, the Wallaroos.In 2016, he coached the Perth Spirit to a Championship and joined the coaching staff of the Wallaroos,[...]
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