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We really love what people are doing in sports. Join us each week as our Down The Line team Roy Austin and Chris P. host guest speakers, whom are very much experts in their active lifestyle domain. Our conversations with Agents, Athletes, Coaches, General Managers and Health Professionals that will take us on a brain journey.This podcast will discuss sports topics that matter to our listeners such as; current events, student athlete recruiting, training, character development, nutrition, technology, culture and fashion.Down The Line is on a serious mission to increase your success in whatever you do for yourself. Reach your body, mind and soul by listening to what others are experiencing around you.We strive to feed our curiosity by learning about the experiences of our guest and subjects. Our conversations aim to reach our listeners by instilling positive habits and deeper understandings of how to be your own effective athlete. All athletes and non-athletes are encouraged to subscribe to our Podcast. Sponsored by Varsity Sports Spotlight. Visit us at WWW.vsspotlight.com .

Down The Line Host Roy Austin & co-Host Chris P.

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We really love what people are doing in sports. Join us each week as our Down The Line team Roy Austin and Chris P. host guest speakers, whom are very much experts in their active lifestyle domain. Our conversations with Agents, Athletes, Coaches, General Managers and Health Professionals that will take us on a brain journey.This podcast will discuss sports topics that matter to our listeners such as; current events, student athlete recruiting, training, character development, nutrition, technology, culture and fashion.Down The Line is on a serious mission to increase your success in whatever you do for yourself. Reach your body, mind and soul by listening to what others are experiencing around you.We strive to feed our curiosity by learning about the experiences of our guest and subjects. Our conversations aim to reach our listeners by instilling positive habits and deeper understandings of how to be your own effective athlete. All athletes and non-athletes are encouraged to subscribe to our Podcast. Sponsored by Varsity Sports Spotlight. Visit us at WWW.vsspotlight.com .

    Episode 15 - Cory James, CFL & NFL Linebacker, CSU Ram, Del Rio Ram

    Episode 15 - Cory James, CFL & NFL Linebacker, CSU Ram, Del Rio Ram

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Host Roy Austin welcomes our guest Cory James,  current CFL Calgary Stampeders Linebacker, former Oakland Raider and Colorado State Ram football player to the show.  Cory shares his current status at a CFL signee, his love for Chinese food, college football experience, favorite moments and much more. 

    Enjoy the show. 

    Talk to you soon, down the line. 

    Follow Cory James on instagram @
    cmjames_05

    Welcome Cory James
    1:00 - Playing for CFL Calgary Stampeders
    2:00 - Follow Cory @ CMJAMES_05
    3:00 - The Food in Toronto
    5:00 - From Del Rio,TX
    6:00 - Tore ACL Junior Year
    7:00 - Signed Colorado State University
    8:00 - Freshman Sack Record
    9:00 - Don’t let bad times get you down
    10:00 - Coach Steve Fairchild
    12:00 - Be a standout on and off the field
    14:00 - Favorite moments in college football 
    16:00 - Playing at Alabama was special 
    19:00 - Bowl Game Memories
    21:00 - CSU Greats, Joey Porter
    23:00 - Facing the best players
    25:00 - Studying Film is critical
    26:00 - All American as Freshman
    27:00 - 40 Yard, Three Cone Drill
    28:00 - Select Sports Group, Draft Day
    29:00 - Surreal Experience as a Player
    30:00 - Khalil Mack, David Carr, Tom Brady
    31:00 - Derrick Henry nearly broke my back
    32:00 - Met Derrick Henry in the hole
    33:00 - Training and Ready for Football
    35:00 - Hit a cross-roads to refocus
    37:00 - Cory is a big gamer. FIFA, COD, 
    38:00 - Best of Luck Cory James

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    • 39 min
    Episode 14 - Marty Beall, University of Richmond Head Coach Women's Soccer

    Episode 14 - Marty Beall, University of Richmond Head Coach Women's Soccer

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Host Roy Austin welcomes our guest Marty Beall, University of Richmond Head Coach Women's Soccer to the show. Marty shares his views on his journey in soccer, the current state of college sports and how to get recruited as an athlete.

    Enjoy the show.

    Talk to you soon, down the line.

    Follow Coach Marty Beall on social media @
    Twitter and Instagram
    @Marty_Beall

    Coach has his own podcast, tune in!

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-a-college-coach-leaders-locker-rooms/id1532930827


    Welcome Back
    1:00- Coach Marty Beall
    2:00- I Grew Up In Maryland
    3:00- Started Playing Soccer at 7
    4:00- Freshman Playing with Seniors
    7:00- Your Grades Matter A Lot
    8:00- Montgomery College Soccer
    9:00- I tore my PCL 
    11:00- My AHA Moment
    14:00- The Communist Game
    16:00- The Pandemic Experience
    21:00- What is next? When is normality coming?
    23:00- Las Vegas was Empty
    24:00- How do you keep motivated without games?
    25:00- What you do matters!
    26:00- The Mountain of Average
    28:00- The Infinite Learning Curve
    29:00- I want you to be the best you can be
    31:00- Social Media is only the highlights
    32:00- Comparison is the thief of all joy
    35:00- Just be yourself
    39:00- Have Core Values in Your Life
    45:00- Have to be resilient 
    48:00- Do More to Connect with People
    51:00- Lead By Serving Others
    53:00- We Want Our Players to be Present
    55:00- Get out of your head, be present
    57:00- Work as Hard as You Can
    58:00- Personalize Your Emails to Colleges
    59:00- How to write emails to college coaches
    60:00- NCAA recruiting rules are complicated
    61:00- Advice for those who want be a College Coach
    62:00- You have to make sacrifices to get better
    64:00- Bloom where you are planted 
    65:00- The Only Spider Mascot in the USA

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 13 - Student Athlete Spotlight with Austin Rogers (Basketball) and Matthew Wheeler (Baseball)

    Episode 13 - Student Athlete Spotlight with Austin Rogers (Basketball) and Matthew Wheeler (Baseball)

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Podcast host Roy Austin welcomes two collegiate athletes in our student athlete spotlight format. 

    We welcome, Austin Rogers, Faulkner University Men's Basketball, Montgomery, Alabama and Matthew Wheeler, Sul Ross State University Baseball, Alpine, Texas.

    Austin and Matthew share their story as athletes from the final two years of high school, working through the recruiting process, the transfer portal, COVID and now. Student athletes and the parents of student athletes can learn from our podcast guest. 

    Enjoy the show. 

    Talk to you soon, down the line. 

    Follow Austin Rogers @
    Instagram:  Arogbaby
    https://faulknereagles.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/austin-rogers/17709

    Follow Matthew Wheeler @
    Instagram: TheTot10 
    Twitter: the_tot_10
    https://srlobos.com/sports/baseball/roster/matthew-wheeler/3426




    1:00 - Welcome Austin Rogers, Matthew Wheeler
    3:00 - D1 athlete going to NCAA Portal 
    5:00 - “I was a walk on” 
    7:00 - It is hard to get noticed
    8:00 - Late Signee as a Senior 
    10:00 - First offer as a Junior
    12:00 - Going from East Texas to West Texas
    14:00 - Broke my foot, got a medical red shirt
    17:00 - Going Pro, means being a good person 
    18:00 - “Bet on yourself” Wheeler
    19:00 - “I kept working” Rogers
    21:00 - Advice for High School Athlete
    24:00 - Find organizations to promote your growth
    26:00 - Had to mature in college
    28:00 - Moving forward is better than being stagnant
    30:00 - Social Media changed recruiting 
    32:00 - Don’t get caught up in names of schools
    35:00 - Posterized a dude, still looking for the film LOL
    37:00 - Last 3 outs, caught stealing at 2nd to win game
    40:00 - Staying involved with the home community
    42:00 - COVID cancelled the season
    45:00 - Tested Positive for COVID
    48:00 - Advice for student athlete who wants to play in college after high school


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    • 50 min
    Episode 12 - John E. Mosley, East Los Angeles College Head Basketball Coach, Father, Man of Faith

    Episode 12 - John E. Mosley, East Los Angeles College Head Basketball Coach, Father, Man of Faith

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Host Roy Austin welcomes John E. Mosley, East Los Angeles College Head Basketball Coach to the show. Coach Mosley and his ELAC basketball program were featured on eight Netflix episodes  in Last Chance U-Basketball. 

    Last Chance U-Basketball has 100% review on rotten tomatoes and is a must watch.

    Coach talks faith, COVID, leadership and has tons of encouraging words for our listeners.

    Enjoy the show. 

    Talk to you soon, down the line. 

    Follow Coach John Mosley on social media @
    https://www.instagram.com/coachjohnmosley_elac/
    https://twitter.com/johnmosleyjr
    https://www.cameo.com/johnmosleyjr?qid=1616138518


    1:00- Welcome East Los Angels College - Coach John Mosley 
    2:00- Life is about responding 
    3:00- We all got to be coached
    5:00- Trying to pickup the pieces due to COVID
    6:00- Can you win the day? - Doc Rivers 
    7:00- Everybody wake up. Be Positive- Coach John 
    8:00- A man of faith 🙏🏼
    10:00- Lashaunda is a teacher 
    11:00- Great Family time during COVID
    12:00- How do you keep the players focused 
    13:00- players have faced disappointment 
    14:00- We provide hope with words - Coach 
    15:00- Coach is trusted by his players 
    16:00- Have faith to move mountains 
    17:00- Roy relates to Joe Hampton 
    18:00- straight out of South Central LA
    19:00- jumped into a gang, drive by shooting didn’t want to be there 
    20:00- Basketball changed his direction. Still has ELAC assist avg per game record. 
    21:00- Mission trips help us more than others 
    22:00- Bill Oates was my mentor
    23:00- John Wooden tree of coaching 
    24:00-Take in the meat, spit out the bones 
    25:00- Learned coaching from a Christian 
    27:00- Recruiting is a tough business 
    28:00- Coach does it the right way 
    29:00-  Coaching is about compassion 
    30:00- Gift of Discernment 
    31:00- Colby Ranch Retreat Success 
    34:00- Social Media, a false sense of reality 
    36:00- It’s a process to have a good time 
    37:00- I had value to the people I coached 
    38:00- Do good things without broadcasting 
    39:00- Chase Peace, not happiness 
    40:00- Deshaun Highler was grieving 
    41:00- Don’t live unsettled. 
    42:00- Rules with out relationships
    43:00- Coach has deep trust for players 
    44:00- What did the Netflix show teach you?
    45:00- Remember to impact others 
    46:00- Have a good support system 
    47:00- Reel ‘em in with the smile 
    48:00- Just do it. You’ll have success 
    50:00- Colby Ranch Trip
    51:00- Kobe Bryant’s Death
    52:00- Coach Rob finds #24 jerseys
    53:00- Kobe Bryant meant everything to LA
    54:00- State of JUCO ball
    55:00- Advice for Student Athletes 
    56:00- Next Week
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    • 58 min
    Episode 11 - Robert Lucero, Austin Westlake Head Basketball Coach, Father, Leader

    Episode 11 - Robert Lucero, Austin Westlake Head Basketball Coach, Father, Leader

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Roy Austin and Chris P. talk with Bonifacio "Robert" Lucero, Head Coach for Austin Westlake Basketball. Austin Westlake and Coach are in the middle of the best winning stretch for the storied Texas high school program. Coach Lucero is an open book, as genuine as they come. 

    Coach has had extreme ups and downs in recent years, on and off the court. 

    Enjoy the show. 

    Talk to you soon, down the line. 

    Follow Coach Lucero on social media @
    https://www.instagram.com/bonifaciolucero/
    https://www.instagram.com/westlakenation/


    1:00 - Welcome to Show
    2:00 - Intro, Hays First Head Job
    3:00 - From Albuquerque, Then El Paso
    4:00 - El Paso Hanks, Glory Years
    5:00 - Dad was a coach
    6:00 - Give a player a goal
    7:00 - Coach Manny Pacheco, Bob Hackett
    8:00 - Played in State Soccer Finals
    9:00 - First love was basketball
    10:00 - Keep Playing, No Shortcuts
    11:00 - Coach Marc Richardson
    12:00 - Find Peace in your work
    13:00 - Be Coachable
    14:00 - Covid brought us closer
    16:00 - The plan after high school
    18:00 - Marcos Lucero can ball
    19:00 - Tracy Carter gave me a tip
    20:00 - Damion James, Nacogdoches 
    21:00 - AHA Moment! To be a Coach
    22:00 - Met my wife, the referee
    23:00 - She crumbled up my number
    26:00 - Moved to Austin 
    30:00 - Found out Wife had Breast Cancer
    33:00 - More Hard Times, Son, Bo needs Surgery 
    35:00 - More surgery for Son, Bo
    38:00 - What hard times taught me
    40:00 - Bo is strong, made it through
    42:00 - Never Lose, Just Learn
    44:00 - Hard to be at the Top, then Bottom
    46:00 -Bonds get tighter to make a playoff run
    47:00 - Matthew Mayer has best mullet around
    48:00 - City Mullets are not Country Mullets
    49:00 - Austin Westlake Alum can Ball Out
    50:00 - Just lost the state championship
    52:00 - Concerned about my players taking it hard
    54:00 - Lost to Carsen Edwards & Tristan Clark
    56:00 - Biggest Challenge for Student Athletes
    58:00 - Strong Support Matters
    60:00 - Worry about Growth, not winning
    61:00 - I had a lot of fear as a Coach
    62:00 - Building character, makes for winning
    63:00 - Tell us about Chico’s Tacos
    65:00 - Challenges for Parents of Athletes 
    67:00 - Players need to know their role
    70:00 -We carry 18 ball players, help them learn
    72:00 - Current State of Texas HS Basketball
    74:00 - Manage and Work the Game
    76:00 - Good at History 
    79:00 - Family Genealogy
    80:00 - Peruvian Roots?!
    81:00 - Final Thought
    82:00 - Advice to a prospective Head Coach 
    83:00 - Stay Persistent, Search out Learning
    85:00 - Outro, Next Week


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 10 - Nic Harris, OU Football Legend, NFL, Film

    Episode 10 - Nic Harris, OU Football Legend, NFL, Film

    Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.

    Roy Austin and Chris P. talk with Nic Harris, Lifetime Boomer Sooner Football Legend about his journey though football. We discuss Nic's journey from Prep Star at Alexandria Senior High School to Bob Stoops OU Football, NFL and current movie project "American Underdog" the Kurt Warner Story.  Ni shares his unique experiences in playing football at the highest levels in prep, college and professional football.   

    You will love Nic's energy and perspective on life.

    Talk to you soon, down the line. 

    Follow Nic Harris on social media @
    https://www.instagram.com/nicharris5/
    https://twitter.com/NicHarris5


    Show Notes:

    1:00 - Welcome Nic Harris
    2:00 - What is New? American Underdog - Kurt Warner Story
    3:00 - December 10, 2021, Movie Premier 
    4:00 - My second career is Film after NFL
    5:00 - Takes a bit of luck, somebody has to like you
    6:00 - Son of Alexandria, LA 
    8:00 - OU Stoops was looking for Ryan Perrilloux, Found Nic
    9:00 -  Adopted by my High School counselor 
    10:00 - 65 Collegiate Offers, Soft Verbal to Michigan
    11:00 -  Double Pneumonia, OU Stoops hospital visit
    14:00 - High School football team, 21 Interceptions, 9 TD Returns
    15:00-  Kirby Smart, Former LSU assistant, Now Georgia Head Coach
    16:00 - Someone turned off the lights at stadium, playoff game
    18:00 - Keiland Williams, NFL Player, LA high school playoffs
    20:00 - OU Freshman Season with Adrian Peterson
    21:00 - Two Freshman DB’s starting in Big 12 
    22:00 - Faced Vince Young, Jamal Charles, Romance Taylor- Championship Season
    26:00 - Shoutout to Bills Mafia 
    27:00 - Texas Tech #1 vs OU # 5, Chase Daniel & Mizzou
    28:00 - OU loses to Florida in 2009 BCS Championship
    29:00 - Tim Tebow comes after Nic with the Gator Chomp
    31:00 - Running out of the tunnel in Norman
    32:00 - Credit to Brent Venables, Bob Stoops
    33:00 - I make the Madden games, Madden Culture
    35:00 - Sacking a Human for 8 hours during Madden Filming 
    36:00 - Favorite Football Venue, Kyle Field - Texas A&M 
    37:00 - Loudest Football Venue, Autzen Stadium - Oregon Ducks 
    38:00 - Bob Stoops is a players coach 
    39:00 - AHA Moment! NFL is real 
    40:00 - Boise St vs OU, One of the Greatest Games
    41:00 - Returned for Senior Year, Stay Healthy
    42:00 - Leading Tackler in the BCS Championship Game
    43:00 - Played  Safety, Corner, Nickel, DB, LB
    44:00 - David Nelson, former Florida WR 
    45:00 - 5 interceptions in one game, twice
    46:00 - Broke Ed Reed’s Louisiana High School Record
    47:00 - Senior Bowl, Draft Preparation 
    48:00 - Pulled Hamstring before NFL Combine
    49:00 - If you don’t run it’s a red flag at NFL Combine
    50:00 - NFL Combine is a way to protect NFL Execs
    51:00 - Dick Jauron, former Bills head coach calls Nic
    52:00 - The Guy Your Coach Can Trust
    54:00 - My Greatest Achievement
    55:00 - NFL Current State - “I would get fined”
    57:00 - I love my journey, wouldn’t change a thing 
    58:00 - Surprisingly good at Technology, working on Dr. Degree
    59:00 - VSS Events coming soon
    60:00 - Nic wants to mentor young athletes
    61:00 - Adversity Will Come Your Way 
    62:00 - Outro, Next Week

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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