The CoachMays.com Podcast is an explicit submergence into coaching high school basketball.
Having coached basketball for more than two decades, but only recently as a high school coach, I’m obsessed with learning as much as possible about winning at the prep level.
Together, we will learn from coaches across the basketball spectrum.
The purpose is simple, to give you that one take-a-way from each episode to make your high school program more successful tomorrow than it was today.
Kevin Listerman - Highlands (KY) High School Boys' Basketball Head Coach
The son of Northern Kentucky high school coaching legend, Mike Listerman, Kevin is beginning to leave his own coaching legacy in Kentucky. Capturing the 2021 KHSAA (Kentucky) State Championship, Kevin details his start in coaching, the journey to become a head coach, and building the championship culture that now exists at Highlands High School.
This is a great listen for coaches who get bogged down in the building process of their program and struggle to see the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel. Ever the optimist, Coach Listerman lets us inside his personal development strategies as well as the strategies he’s found to work in developing his team.
One key moment is when he discusses what used to work, what still works, and what he’s hoping works going forward from an X & O standpoint.
You’ll definitely find your take-a-way from this episode.
Twitter - @bluebirdhoops
Troy Lee Thomas - Burgin (KY) High School Boys' Basketball Head Coach
Coaches are going to love this longer-than-usual podcast. It is chock-full-of great coaching stories from times past. Troy Lee Thomas is the Boys Basketball Coach at Burgin High School, located near Harrodsburg, KY. A coaching veteran, Troy Lee has had many stops along his coaching journey, both coaching girls and boys basketball, with a few stops at the college level along the way. His time as a high school assistant with coaching great, Lake Kelly was an opportunity many in coaching would love to have been witness to. An avid traveler across the country watching college practices, Troy Lee demonstrates a tremendous growth mindset when it comes to coaching basketball, learning from coaches across the basketball spectrum.
Even if you have to break it up into segments, enjoy listening to this one coaches!
Twitter - https://twitter.com/coach_thomas (@coach_thomas)
Danny Servick - Founder of Pro One Basketball
As a former Division I point guard, Danny knows plenty about leading a team. In 2003, Servick founded Pro One Sports and built the company into one of the top global agencies in the business and earned a reputation for being an honest and tireless worker for his clients. He has developed relationships with some of the most influential personnel in professional basketball around the world, in addition to his extensive network on the collegiate level.
Servick has over 20 years experience in the professional ranks, serving as a NBA and FIBA agent, providing scouting services for top teams all over Europe, and helping players and coaches all over the world.
Servick ran day-to-day operations for Pro One in the U.S. where he specialized in scouting, recruiting, contract research, negotiations (he has put together NBA contracts and million dollar deals with teams in Europe), and draft preparation. He also oversaw player development programs, creating and implementing comprehensive training programs for draft prospects and free agents.
In addition to making an impact on the professional level, Danny has become a thought leader and influential voice in the youth/amateur market as well. He created and has built Pro One Basketball Club, a nationally recognized Under Armour program, into one of the premier travel programs located in the southeast.
He is the host of Pro One:Dialogue, a podcast focusing on the development of youth sports all over the world, and runs Pro One Life, an apparel company that designs t-shirts for those who want to embrace life, have fun living it to the fullest and make a difference in others while doing so.
Recently, Coach Mays joined OneConnect, a company founded by Danny that prides itself on helping clients find A New Approach to College Recruiting. OneConnect is a recruiting consultancy, helping clients increase their college options and most importantly helping them navigate the recruiting process to find the right fit for both the school and player.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DannyServick (@DannyServick )https://twitter.com/Pro1Basketball (@Pro1Basketball)
JP Nerbun from Thrive on Challenge
J.P. Nerbun is a mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant. He was a multisport athlete, but basketball was always his first love. He followed his passion for the game to the University of South Carolina, where he was part of the 2006 NIT Championship team, winning that tournament in Madison Square Garden. He moved to Ireland after college and finished his education at the University of Limerick, one of the top universities in Europe for sports education. He coached over 12 years, at the professional level, collegiate level, and the high school level. He has coached in Ireland, Lithuania, as well as in Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In 2017, J.P. founded the Thrive On Challenge as a blog, and it quickly grew into a sports consultancy practice. Since its founding, the Thrive On Challenge has served coaches, athletes, and parents across the world, at every level and in every sport.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/JPNerbun (@JPNerbun)
Chris Gaither - Collins (KY) High School Boys' Varsity Head Coach
Chris Gaither is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Marth Layne Collins High School (Collins HS) in Shelbyville, KY. Chris just completed his 10th season at the helm of the Titan program. Averaging over 20 wins per season during his tenure there, Collins has become a perennial power in Kentucky high school basketball. In fact, Kentucky’s 2020 Mr. Basketball was none other than Collins product, Dayvion McKnight, a Western Kentucky University signee. Chris discusses program building, developing and managing youth programs, coaching the best player on the team, fundraising, his program’s calendar, among other topics. This interview will be of particular interest to those who are coaching at a new school, one without tradition and the challenges that comes with coaching in such a situation.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChrisGaither3 (@ChrisGaither3) https://twitter.com/CollinsTitansBB (@CollinsTitansBB)
The High School Coach's Role in a Player's AAU Experience
On this Coach Mays' Minute episode Jason talks about a High School Coach's role in working well with a player’s AAU program and AAU coach. He discusses ways High School Coaches can find a win-win way to help promote a player’s recruiting.
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