Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score Podcast
Ep. 11: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Shane Scannell ’15
Shane Scannell ’15, NFL pro scout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former offensive lineman for the Wesleyan Cardinals, sat down with Chris & Coach on Zoom for Episode 11 of Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score. Scannell, who played for Athletic Director Mike Whalen ’83 (Coach) at Wesleyan, reminisces about his Wes playing days, talks about his high school playing days at national powerhouse Don Bosco Prep, discusses his career development and what a typical week is like for a NFL scout, and much more.
Ep. 10: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Dipali Ottaviani ’01
Senior Director of Team Marketing and Business Operations for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and former women’s lacrosse player, Dipali Ottaviani ’01, joins Chris & Coach on Zoom to discuss why she chose Wesleyan, her path from Wes to the NBA, how the league handled Covid, and her appearance on the fan board during the 2020 NBA Bubble.
Ep. 9: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Eric Mangini ’94
Former NFL Head Coach and now analyst for Fox Sports 1, Eric Mangini ’94, joins Chris & Coach on Zoom to talk about his football playing days at Wesleyan, how he got into coaching, his career path in the NFL, and he provides excellent advice for current students. You also won’t want to miss his story about how he landed a cameo on the award-winning HBO series, ‘The Sopranos’.
Ep. 8: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Jennifer Heppel ’90
A Middletown, Connecticut native and former Wesleyan women’s ice hockey player, Jennifer Heppel ’90 talks to Chris & Coach about her favorite Wes memories, her career path and how she became the Commissioner of the Patriot League, the differences between working on campus for an institution versus working in a conference office, and the challenges that Covid-19 has put on Athletic competition, among much more.
Ep. 7: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Greg St. Jean ’13
Episode 7 of Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score features former Wesleyan men’s basketball player, Greg St. Jean ’13. St. Jean is quickly moving up the NBA ranks and is currently a Player Development Coach/Advance Scout for the 2020 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers. In this must-listen interview, St. Jean discusses how he ended up at Wesleyan, what it takes to be a leader, the emotions of winning the NBA Finals, and gives some incredible personal stories about LeBron James and other NBA stars.
Ep. 6: Chris & Coach; Beyond the Box Score with Babila Fomuteh ’21 and Myla Stovall ’22
Episode 6 features the first interview with Wesleyan student-athletes as Chris & Coach talk to executive board members of the Student-Athletes of Color Leadership Council (SACLC), President Babila Fomuteh ’21 (football) and Vice President Myla Stovall ’22 (field hockey). Check out this must-listen as Babila and Myla discuss what SACLC has been up to, why they chose Wesleyan, how Wes and their sports have shaped them, and hear them relive some big games from 2019.