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Basketball

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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Larry Davis was named Mr. Basketball in South Carolina, was recruited to UNC, transferred to The University of South Carolina and scored over 1000 points in two years in a Gamecock uniform.  He followed that up with a long and successful career playing overseas.  Needless to say, Larry Davis was a great player.  Here in this episode how he has become a great coach with various stops along the way at high schools and colleges.

 

Click here to read a story about Lewisville’s state championship under Coach Larry Davis.

 

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.

 

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We’re taking a little bit of a diversion from our normal basketball content today and we talk with the great Andrew Kitick.  Andrew is a former Sports Information Director for the University of South Carolina.  He tells us about some incredible Gamecock games as well as the leadership characteristics of Coach Ray Tanner.

 

Andrew works for the Evans Scholars Foundations.  The Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of youth caddies and supports the Evans Scholars Foundation's efforts to award full tuition and housing college scholarships to high-achieving caddies with limited financial means.  Here is their website in order to get involved in a great cause.

 

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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Coach James Pulliate has had a fascinating journey from through college and high school basketball to now being an assistant coach at Emerson HS with the great John Ziemba.  This episode takes a deep dive into the idea of a team truly being a family.  Thanks Coach Pulliate for being an awesome guest!

 

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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Coach Brian Dunn of Northern Valley Old Tappan joins us for this week’s episode of The Greatest Games Podcast!  Coach Dunn is both the head coach of the girls basketball and football teams there and has led them both to multiple sectional titles.

 

Coach tells us about an incredible sectional game in 2018 vs. Pascack Valley and the great Jeff Jasper (episode 115 of The Greatest Games Podcast).

 

Click for an awesome article about the game and see a video from the longest 13 seconds in the history.

 

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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Imagine for a moment you are a young head coach and your team is facing off against a living legend...a legend you have admired and respected for many years.  And, oh by the way, he’s gunning for his 1000th win.  That’s the scenario Dan Burke describes in this epic episode. 

 

Coach Burke is the head coach of the Wilmington University Wildcats in Wilmington, Delaware.  Hear all about his ascension to becoming a head coach at the age of 29 and hear all about his philosophies about hoops and life in this episode.

 

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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This week’s episode is a repost of the dynamic Yusuf English of Hartsville HS.  Coach English was nice enough to invite Brian on his podcast to record this week (The Staley Kurtz English Show) so we wanted to make sure our listeners caught this highly-entertaining episode with Coach English.

 

Check out his brand: www.unfilteredforever.com and his other podcast: The Relationship Status Podcast.

 

He’s a man of many talents!

 

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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Coach Melvin Watson, a former SEC Champion with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, talks about a couple of his greatest games.  From several times coming up short as player as a coach to earning a state championship as a head coach, Coach Watson weaves a beautiful story of redemption in this episode.  

 

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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You know Coach Dave Cieplicki as the legendary head girls basketball coach at Dumont High School in Bergen County, NJ, but after listening to this episode you will truly know the heart behind the legend.  Hear Coach talk about how he has stayed true to who he is as a person and as a coach, and learn how to have high expectations while building lasting, deep relationships.  This episode is another must-listen.  Thanks Coach for sharing your journey with us.

 

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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On June 24, 2021 the very first The Greatest Games Coaches Social was held at Miller’s Ale House in Paramus, NJ.  We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and having a great time with us.  What an honor it was to connect with coaches, share stories and laugh together for a few hours.  The basketball community is special.  It is filled with kind, loving and competitive men and women, and to be able to have coaches under one roof, especially with the last year we have had was amazing.  Thank you for all your support of this 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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Mark Mitchell tells us all about his amazon journey from growing up on the streets of Newark, NJ to starting as a middle school coach to his current position as the Head Women’s Coach at St. Peter’s University. Coach Mitchell tells us all about how hard work and taking no shortcuts has led to his unbelievable success. To this day, Mitchell remains the only college basketball coach in the state of New Jersey (any level, men’s or women’s) to win a national championship, and he tells us all about the game to cap his team’s 33-0 season. 

 

Before going any further, please make a donation here 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 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.

Play Now

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