Tony Lipani is an educator, heart attack survivor and State Championship winning high school football coach. During his 6 year stint at a high school athletic director, Tony became a founder of inter-scholastic high school BASS fishing in the state of New York . Following his heart attack, Tony made the decision to resign from his role as a high school Athletic Director. Tony did this to follow his True North. This included spending more time with his loving family and in the outdoors. Football, Fishing & Leadership have always been passions for Tony as grew up fishing the Thousand Islands Region of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river with his father and grandfather. Tony was also an assistant high school principal, college football coach and Head High School Football coach for 17 years. Tony's mission is to interview inspiring coaches in the sport of football, some of the best professionals in the fishing industry, and business/educational leaders. Specifically, inspirational women & men who have found their True North in life and within their respective professions! We have inspiration for you and all your football, fishing & leadership/entrepreneurial interests covered. So, hunker down, kick in back to neutral and follow your heart as you journey toward your True North to find your North 40.
A Conversation with Bill Saiff from Bill Saiff Outdoors
Bill Saiff Outdoors provides year round hunting and fishing opportunities for the traveling sportsman. Saiff's Fishing Charters is Lake Ontario's largest privately run charter fishing operation-serving fishermen for over 30 years. Seaway Waterfowl Professionals is NY's premier Duck and Goose Hunting service----Hard-Water Ice Guides provides ice fishing excursions for both Northern Pike and Yellow Perch on the waters of Henderson Harbor, Black River Bay, Chaumont Bay and Sandy Pond. Check them out here at
Retired Athletic Director John F. Pelin
John Pelin's time as Spencerport's athletic director is winding down. The finish line for Pelin, who grew up in Fairport, is at the end of June, after a career in education sprawling 40 years. If Pelin, 62, still has a resume, it looks a bit different now.
“He’s been a mentor for ADs all across the state, myself included," Hilton athletic director Mike Giruzzi said. "When John speaks, people, they typically listen."
Season 2 Episode 9 - The Story of Greece Athena Head Football Coach Don Hagreen
Finding your True North Podcast proudly announces our next Guest Mr. Donald Hagreen. This amazing Physical Education Teacher from Greece Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y. & Varsity Head Football Coach / Mentor, has positively impacted the lives of thousands. Former students, players, young coaches & friends including me. It was an honor to interview my old coach who shaped my life & the lives of thousands!
Season 2 Episode 8 From Fredonia to Dallas / Robert Wechsler Blue Star Innovation Partners
Rob Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Blue Star Innovation Partners, is a serial entrepreneur with a track record that includes 4 exits totaling more than $1.5B in proceeds of his own companies, a successful IPO and running the largest payments business in the world, Chase Merchant Services. Most recently Rob was the founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports, the largest and preeminent provider of sports technology globally. Robert Partners with Jerry Jones owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
Season 2 Episode 7: 60 Day Family Fitness Accountability Challenge
We would like to invite you to our 60 Day Family Fitness Accountability Challenge. Let it be known all Saturday’s are days off for the next 8 weeks. Here is the simple plan & challenge: 60 Days to Summer! April 20th-June 20th. Eat Clean and drink plenty of Water daily.Work Out Schedule
1. 7:30 – 8:15 A.M. Two Mile walk/run with you and or your family 2. 4:00 – 5:15 P.M. Exercise Choice. Hike, Bike, Walk, Run Coupled with Body Weight Isometric training.
Season 2 Episode 6 Finding Your True North Podcast; Greece Central School District Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Graupman
Join me as I Interview old friend Greece Central School District Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Graupman. As many of know, Kathy has been amazing leading our local schools through this unprecedented pandemic. Her authentic leadership style and down to earth approach to public education is what makes Kathy an incredible educational leader. Enjoy this timely interview from an educational leader who leads from the heart! Greece Central is one of the largest School Districts in New York State.
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What an amazing way to celebrate the success of inspirational people in the show. Find Your True North.
Great positive podcast. Tony has a wonderful point of view .
What an inspiration! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories and interviews. I think the segment with Tony’s daughter is a great way to encourage children to get out and fish as well. Nicely done! Looking forward to future episodes.