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The Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr features some of the BEST in coaching today.

The Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr features some of the BEST in coaching today.
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The Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr features some of the BEST in coaching today.




Tommy Amaker, Harvard Crimson Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Ivy League Champion Harvard Crimson Tommy Amaker. In this episode, Coach Amaker discusses his coaching style and how he navigates the Ivy League's unique schedule, celebrating his 400th win recently, coaching special players like Jeremy Lin, the journey he and his staff took to build this Harvard program into what it is today, his development as a coach and why he believes so much in the importance of teaching and communicating. We also...


Mike Young, Wofford Terriers Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the #22 Ranked Wofford Terriers, Mike Young. In this episode, Coach Young discusses the joy he has coaching his Top 25 team featuring SoCon Player of the Year - Fletcher Magee, why he's had success over his 30+ years at Wofford, the strength of the Southern Conference as a whole, gaining experience as an assistant, some of his most memorable wins during his coaching career, his approach to scouting reports and preparation for each opponent,...


Andy Kennedy, ESPN Analyst & Winningest Coach in Ole Miss History

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by ESPN & SEC Basketball Analyst Andy Kennedy. Prior to joining the ESPN broadcast team Coach Kennedy spent the last 12 seasons at Ole Miss including nine 20+ win seasons while becoming the winningest coach in Ole Miss history. In this episode, Coach Kennedy reflects on his time at Ole Miss, shares how this year away from coaching has allowed him to gain a different perspective for the game, the importance of the mental approach in today's game, playing for the...


Becky Burleigh, Florida Women’s Soccer Head Coach & Co-Founder of What Drives Winning

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Becky Burleigh, Head Coach of the Florida Gator Women's Soccer Team and Co-Founder of What Drives Winning. During her time at Florida, Coach Burleigh has won 14 SEC Team Championships, 12 SEC Tournament Championships and the 1998 National Championship. In this episode, Coach Burleigh discusses how she and Brett Ledbetter founded What Drives Winning, the format of their events and how all of their content and questions are simply designed to promote thinking....


Karen Aston, Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball Team, Karen Aston. Coach Aston shares how humbled and gracious she was to return to Texas as the Head Coach and what she learned as an assistant coach under Jody Conradt. She also discusses what she has found to be the best approach to coaching each of her players, advice to assistant coaches trying to climb the ladder, the strength of the Big 12 Conference as well as an inside look at her team this...


Ritchie McKay, Liberty Flames Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Liberty Flames Ritchie McKay. In this episode, Coach McKay tells Coach Suhr which coaches have had the biggest influence on his career, why he leaving Liberty positioned him for success when he returned as head coach, 5 of the Pillars he has built his program around, his style of play, the strength of the teams and coaches in the Atlantic Sun Conference as well as what he hopes to accomplish each day as a coach by serving and leading his...


Mark Daigneault, Oklahoma City Blue Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, Mark Daigneault. Mark will explain how the Oklahoma City Thunder organization invests in the Blue in order to maximize results, how quickly & efficiently the G-League has evolved in a short amount of time, the style of play in the league and how systems are formed around concepts instead of personnel, what is at stake for players personally as they take the floor each night, how the organization uses the OKC Blue to...


Johnny Jones, Texas Southern Tigers Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas Southern Tigers, Johnny Jones. Texas Southern is off to a great start in Jones' first season as head coach including 3 road wins over Power 5 opponents: Baylor, #18 Oregon & Texas A&M. In this episode, Coach Jones discusses how he has evolved as a coach throughout his career beginning as an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Dale Brown. We cover what he feels the role of a great assistant coach should be, the learning process all...


Mike Hopkins, Washington Huskies Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Washington Huskies Mike Hopkins. In this episode, Coach Hopkins takes you back to his start at Syracuse as a player and Assistant Coach with legendary coach Jim Boeheim, the opportunity he had to work with USA Basketball and how it has developed over time, his thought process and what other aspects influenced him to take the Washington head coaching job, the adjustment going from an assistant coach to a head coach, why he believes it is...


Bob Richey, Furman Paladins Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Furman Paladins, Bob Richey. In this episode, Coach Richey takes you inside the rise of his Furman program as they are now in the Top 25 for the first time in school history. He also describes their style of play, how it is taught through concept and designed to fit the team's identity, the importance of being a life-learner and finding ways to improve, how he leads his "player enhancement" program and his unique offseason project of...


Jeff Janssen, Founder & President of Janssen Sports Leadership Center

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by founder & president of Janssen Sports Leadership Center, Jeff Janssen. Widely considered the world's top expert on Sports Leadership, Jeff's pioneering work in launching and conducting college athletics' first Leadership Academies with student-athletes and coaches began over a decade ago. His groundbreaking work is what originally started the whole field of sports leadership development and continues to be the gold standard today. In this episode, Jeff and...


Ganon Baker, Professional Basketball & Global Skill Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Ganon Baker, one of the world-wide leaders in player development. In this episode, Ganon discusses his playing career and how it influenced him to transition into the world of player development. He shares with you how he approaches player development for each position, the importance of being competent, being able to connect, being clear what you need to work on, the art of motivation as well as some of the newest ballscreen concepts he has seen in the...


Will Wade, LSU Tigers Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the LSU Tigers - Will Wade. In this episode, Coach Wade covers a variety of topics including how he decided to pursue a career in coaching, the people of influence in his career and how they prepared him for transitioning into a head coaching position at such a young age. Coach Wade also discussed his current tenure at LSU, his style of play, practice formats, recruiting success and the challenge of guiding his team through tragedy as they...


BJ Armstrong, 3x NBA Champion & Executive VP of Basketball at Wasserman

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the BJ Armstrong, 3-Time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and now Executive Vice President for basketball with Wasserman. In this episode, BJ takes you inside the job of a player agent. BJ represents some of the NBA's best including Derrick Rose, Josh Jackson, Draymond Green and JaVale McGee. He also discusses the recent revival of Derrick Rose and what he saw from him coming out of college that separated him from other players. Brendan and BJ then go on to...


Roy Rana, Ryerson Rams Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Ryerson Rams Roy Rana. In this episode, Coach Rana discusses his experience of coaching the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit, his background coaching the Canadian National Teams and the great players Canada has produced, transitioning from the best Canadian high school job to Ryerson in 2009 and how his vision for the program has come to life over time, what makes Canadian Basketball unique, the similarities in style of play...


Special Edition Podcast Featuring InnerZone Sports

In this Special Edition of the Coaching U Podcast we feature one of our great partners - InnerZone. Team chemistry has long been considered an "intangible", difficult to predict, impossible to measure, and too elusive to replicate... UNTIL NOW! InnerZone is the PREMIERE SOFTWARE for teams and businesses to improve team chemistry! In this episode, Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the President of InnerZone Gavin Hull who will give you an inside look at the software as well as share a special...


Previewing Brendan Suhr’s PHD in Coaching Course

Coach Brendan Suhr takes you inside his ALL NEW PHD in Coaching Course! This episode covers the inspiration for the course as well as overviews of each lesson along with FREE PREVIEWS of the featured Timeout sessions with special guests: Tom Flick, Mano Watsa, Dr. Tim Elmore and Jon Gordon. Also, we discuss the SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE of ONLY $97 ($149 Value) as well as recap everything you will receive if you enroll in the course during the launch period. Don't miss out on the special limited...


David Patrick, UC Riverside Highlanders Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the UCR Highlanders, David Patrick. Coach Patrick is entering his first season as the Head Coach of UCR and was previously holding Associate Head Coach positions at TCU and LSU as he established himself as one of the nation's premiere assistant coaches and rising stars in the profession. In this episode, Coach Patrick discusses how he prepared himself for a head coaching opportunity, the importance of forming genuine relationships throughout...


Gary Blair, Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Texas A&M Women's Basketball Team, Gary Blair. Coach Blair is a Hall of Famer who is entering his 47th year of coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels. The self-proclaimed "late bloomer" got his start in coaching by accident at the age of 27 as he coached 4 sports in high school after being in the US Marine Corps. In this podcast, Coach Blair talks about his early years, transitioning into college basketball, his playing...


Ian O’Connor, ESPN Senior Writer & Author of 3 NY Times Bestsellers Including “Belichick”

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the ESPN Senior Writer & Author of 3 New York Times Bestsellers including his latest book "Belichick", Ian O'Connor. In this episode, Ian and Coach Brendan Suhr dive into the the book as Ian shares what he learned about Coach Bill Belichick's coaching style, how he has changed over the years, stories about his work ethic and attention to detail, the ins and outs of his relationship with quarterback Tom Brady and why he believes Bill Belichick is the best NFL...