16 episodes

Coach Larry McKenzie's Real Talk with Real Models is a podcast that uplifts unnoticed community leaders whose character is worth emulating. Coach Larry McKenzie is the first African American coach to be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the first coach to win four consecutive State Boys Basketball tournaments. Named a "Guardian of the Game" by the National Basketball Coaches Association in 2019 and a "Living Legend" by the NCAA during the 2019 Final Four.

Coach McKenzie Real Talk With Real Models Larry McKenzie

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Coach Larry McKenzie's Real Talk with Real Models is a podcast that uplifts unnoticed community leaders whose character is worth emulating. Coach Larry McKenzie is the first African American coach to be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the first coach to win four consecutive State Boys Basketball tournaments. Named a "Guardian of the Game" by the National Basketball Coaches Association in 2019 and a "Living Legend" by the NCAA during the 2019 Final Four.

    Noah 'Cash Money' Clair on helping youth grow with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

    Noah 'Cash Money' Clair on helping youth grow with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities

    Noah 'Cash Money' Clair runs the Cash Money Youth Skills Camp, which provides kids a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from NFL/NBA/ college players and coaches.

    • 23 min
    Dr. Kiki Barnes On Remarkable Rise From Title IX "Baby" To Trailblazer

    Dr. Kiki Barnes On Remarkable Rise From Title IX "Baby" To Trailblazer

    Dr. Kiki Barnes, the first Black female commissioner in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and in the history of the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association, explains how her grandmother, mother and father inspired her lifelong commitment to serve, teach and build.

    • 24 min
    #13 Kurt Hines On Being More Than A Football Coach To His Players 

    #13 Kurt Hines On Being More Than A Football Coach To His Players 

    Kurt Hines, the Head Football Coach at Coronado High School in California, shares about his journey to coaching and the lessons he's learned along the way, including the power of forgiveness in his own relationship with his father.

    • 32 min
    Shelia McBride on Helping High School Student Athletes Navigate the NCAA

    Shelia McBride on Helping High School Student Athletes Navigate the NCAA

    Shelia McBride is the founder of GradeCheck®, a company that was created with the vision of providing students and their parents the ability to understand the student’s current academic performance, set goals for improvement and monitor performance against those goals to ensure that each student has the opportunity to maximize their access to higher education and its rewards.

    • 33 min
    Charles Adams III On Coaching And Policing In North Minneapolis 

    Charles Adams III On Coaching And Policing In North Minneapolis 

    #12 Charles Adams On Coaching And Policing In North Minneapolis 
    Charles Adams III, Head Football Coach at Minneapolis North Community High School and director of security for the Minnesota Twins, highlights being raised in North Minneapolis, following in his father's footsteps to become a Minneapolis police officer, and insights into his football team and the Polars being featured in Showtime's documentary, "Boys in Blue."

    • 28 min
    Michael Wilson On Utilizing His Culinary Skills To Bring People Together

    Michael Wilson On Utilizing His Culinary Skills To Bring People Together

    Michael Wilson, a chef, deejay and entrepreneur, on sharing his talents to serve others, including feeding others in Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd.
    Coach Larry McKenzie's Real Talk with Real Models is a podcast that uplifts unnoticed community leaders whose character is worth emulating.  Coach Larry McKenzie is the first African American coach to be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the first coach to win four consecutive State Boys Basketball tournaments.  Named a "Guardian of the Game" by the National Basketball Coaches Association in 2019 and a "Living Legend" by the NCAA during the 2019 Final Four.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Bombanaza ,

Slam dunk podcast from a real legend and true inspiration

To know Coach McKenzie is to love him. He genuinely cares about improving the lives of young people and the world they live in. His podcast highlights role models that we should all aspire to be in a positive way so we can SEE IT and BE IT.

Fitzcarlsson ,

More Real Talk with Real Models

I am so excited for more episodes of this podcast! I want to hear more positive stories and solutions and less snark and tear downs. We need more examples of real people making a difference in the lives of others.

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