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Get to know basketball coaches from around the United States and beyond while hearing about the greatest games they have ever been involved in.

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After a late night of work on The Bash Brian checks in to say hello and talk briefly about The Bash!

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Corbin Landers, the head JV and Varsity Boys Basketball coach at Camden Military Academy, joins us for this week’s episode of The Greatest Games Podcast.  Coach Landers has a wide variety of experiences in basketball at a young age and has now landed his first head coaching opportunity in Camden, SC.  Hear his heart for his players and learn more about his “why” in this episode in addition to an incredible game between Charleston Southern and High Point from the mid 2010s.

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate  You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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Relationships are hard enough, but imagine preparing your team for a big game and, oh by the way, the other team is coached by your spouse!  Well, that’s what happened recently in the Bronx as Rutgers University-Newark, coached by Ashley Cieplicki,  visited The College of Mount Saint Vincent, coached by Phil Stern,  in what we believe is the very first college basketball matchup between spouses.  Hear all about how this game came about, and how special this game was for all who were involved.  Heck, even our very own Kris DeBlasio was able to watch this historic matchup.  We can't thank Ashley and Phil enough for sharing this story with us.

 

We would also like to shoutout SNARR (Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation) as they were a part of the special night as well as the beneficiary of t-shirt sales and donations.  Learn more about this amazing organization at https://snarrnortheast.org/ and adopt Alfie before Brian does!

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate  You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

 

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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As a basketball player George Selleck was selected as the California Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year, at Stanford he earned All-American honors and then went on to being elected to the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and the Pac-12 Ring of Honor.  As a coach he was selected TWICE by the Los Angeles Times as the High School Coach of the Year.  But it is not these accomplishments that define George Selleck.  Through Lead2Play, an organization he founded, and the numerous books he has written Dr. Selleck has made it his life’s work to empower youth and to make sports fun for those involved.

 

In his new book, Kian and Me: Gifts from a Grandson, which is out now at Amazon and other fine retailers, Dr. Selleck walks readers through what Kian, his toddler grandson, is teaching him as his grandfather.  It is a book that we can’t recommend enough to our listeners and one containing endless lessons for adults as seen through the eyes of a toddler.  Pick up a copy today.

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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Podcast fans, we have taken the week off from a fresh podcast to bring you this gem from the great George Glymph.  We know high school seasons around the country will be starting soon, so what better way to celebrate that than bring you one of the greatest high school coaches of all time,

 

Coach Glymph has touched countless lives throughout his journey through the world of basketball.  He won 5 state championships at Eau Claire High School in Columbia, SC posting a record of 471-135.  He also won an AAU national championship in 1987.

 

More than a basketball coach, Coach Glymph earned Teacher of the Year honors twice throughout his career as a math teacher.  He even was an Olympic Torch bearer for the 1996 Summer Olympics!

 

Brian has this to say about Coach Glymph:  “I grew up idolizing Coach Glymph.  As a young coach working on my craft, I would take note after note every time I heard Coach speak somewhere.  I was blown away by his approach to the game, but more than that, I was blown away by his ability to connect with anyone around him.  To have him help coach our JV guys for a year while I coached Trent, his grandson, was an absolute dream come true.  I learned more about the game, coaching kids and about myself in that year than any year of my coaching career.  I am forever grateful to Coach Glymph for being honest with me, even the times that moved me to tears, because that was what I needed as a coach and as a man.”

 

Kris has this to say about Coach Glymph: “Having the opportunity to work alongside Coach Glymph was a pleasure I never imagined I would have. His willingness to share his vast depth of knowledge with Brian and I was a true blessing. The most impressive thing about Coach Glymph is his true humility in any situation. While helping us coach a JV basketball team he never once thought he was above us as a coach. As a man of faith he believes in service to others and his life is a reflection of that, and I am humbled to know him and call him a mentor.” 

 

Listeners will hear the heart of Coach George Glymph shine through in this episode.  His love for the game, kids and coaches is infectious, and you’ll quickly hear why he has been so influential around the game of basketball in South Carolina and beyond.

 

We can’t thank Coach George Glymph enough for joining us on the show.

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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Rob Carcich is the new head boys basketball coach at Westwood High School in New Jersey.  In this episode hear Coach Carcich talk about his philosophies around teaching young men the game of basketball and life.  He tells a great story about a player that forgot his jacket and how he handles it in the moment.  He has a fascinating journey that began as a volunteer coach at Westwood and now to the head coach there.

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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Silvio Santander, Assistant Coach for the Argentina National Team AND Head Coach of the Venezuelan professional team Guaiqueríes de Margarita, joins us for this week’s episode of The Greatest Games Podcast.  Coach Santander comes from a basketball family and tells us about his journey from coaching youth basketball to being a professional coach travelling to 29 countries because of basketball.  It was incredible to hear about the similarities and differences amongst the players he has coached and American players.

 

His message to young coaches and players all over the world:  “Enjoy the game.”  Such great advice!

 

Thanks to Coach Santander for taking the time to talk with us.  This was a fascinating interview!

 

And in his honor, we will post these show notes in Spanish as well:

 

Silvio Santander, entrenador asistente de la selección argentina y entrenador en jefe del equipo profesional venezolano Guaiqueríes de Margarita, se une a nosotros para el episodio de esta semana del podcast de The Greatest Games. El entrenador Santander proviene de una familia del baloncesto y nos cuenta su trayectoria desde ser entrenador de baloncesto juvenil hasta ser un entrenador profesional que viaja a 29 países debido al baloncesto. Fue increíble escuchar acerca de las similitudes y diferencias entre los jugadores que ha entrenado y los jugadores estadounidenses.

 

Su mensaje a los jóvenes entrenadores y jugadores de todo el mundo: "Disfruten el juego". ¡Qué gran consejo!

 

Gracias al entrenador Santander por tomarse el tiempo de hablar con nosotros. ¡Fue una entrevista fascinante!

 

Su mensaje a los jóvenes entrenadores y jugadores de todo el mundo: "Disfruten el juego". ¡Qué gran consejo!

 

Gracias al entrenador Santander por tomarse el tiempo de hablar con nosotros. ¡Fue una entrevista fascinante!

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

 

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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JP Nerbun is a former Division I basketball player at The University of South Carolina winning an NIT championship in 2006.  He then moved to Ireland and began his coaching career.  In this episode learn about his journey from a coach that was a “yeller and screamer” to transformational coach and how he started TOC Consulting.  Coaches of all levels will benefit from what JP has to share in this episode as well as the resources he provides on his website and on his very own podcast.

Learn more about TOC Consulting at ThriveOnChallenge.com.

Catch JP and co-host Nate Sanderson on the Coaching Culture Podcast where they interview leaders and coaches across many different industries.  He even had one of our favorite authors, James Clear, on his show.   

We highly recommend reaching out to JP if you are a coach that is ready to do things differently and impact youth long term.

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

 

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In this week’s episode of The Greatest Games Podcast we visit with Fort Lee’s (NJ) Head Coach, Adam Shrager.  Coach Shrager has had an interesting journey across this great country of ours and has landed in New Jersey where he is an incredibly thoughtful, caring and successful head coach.  This is yet another episode that left us encouraged about the state of basketball and high school sports.  

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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We have heard a lot of great stories throughout 130 episodes of The Greatest Games Podcast, but the story told by Jimmy Kinard easily lands in the top 5 of EPIC greatest games story.   Learn about an enormous rivalry game and how the lights WENT OUT before the final seconds.  Stories like these are why we love sports and especially high school sports.  Click here to read a little more about this amazing story told by Jimmy Kinard.

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here to Coach Tacauma Lettsome’s GoFundMe page and help this former basketball coach in his fight against ALS:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-tacauma-fight-als/donate

 

You can learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) here at ALS.org.  Hear more about Coach Lettsome’s story in this link from WLTX TV in Columbia, SC.

 

Visit TeachHoops.com/816basketball for incredible basketball coaching content and resources from Coach Steve Collins.  Sign up for the two week free trial, learn and grow as a coach and support the show all at the same time.

 

Share, subscribe and leave us a 5 star review if you enjoy.

Follow us on Twitter at @816Basketball.

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