Track and field coaches are some of the most selfless people in the world, sacrificing a lot of personal gains for the greater good of their athletes and our sport. Join former college coach and Gill's National Sales Manager Mike Cunningham each week as he interviews coaches from every level uplifting and honoring their journey.
If you want to learn the story behind the coach this podcast is for you.
#120: Athletics LLC EP27 'How'd They Do That?!'-October 9, 2020
Just as it seems some of occupants of seats in leadership are doing, the gentlemen are going to project their thoughts as to why some decisions are being made currently that are effecting the sport of Athletics. Since our recording, changes have occurred but we discuss what could be the justification for the reducing of Men's T&F at Minnesota. Maybe they heard us?! Then the guys discuss how COACHES play a role in the demise of track and field, yep...we said it! Then the guys turn the Magic 8Ball over to see who will medal in the WOMEN'S 100m final in Tokyo 2021. Lastly, we discuss how it is possible for the endurance group to have fall competitions, winter/spring championship concurrently competing indoor/outdoor track and field...WITHOUT the threat of losing eligibility????? Well, sit back and kick up your feet...enjoy!
#119: Ernest Moss-Tiffin University
Ernest has an amazing background in coaching at a variety of schools including Sacred Heart University, Western Carolina University (his alma mater), Marian University, and currently at Tiffin University. With a jumps and hurdles background, he attacks each event group with an 'understanding' mentality, one of the many subjects we get in to with him in today's episode.
First up, we talk about his transition from athlete, to post-collegiate athlete, to grad assistant and then full time assistant coach. We also explore his time as a head coach of Virginia State University. The second half of today's episode is centered around 'coaching mentality'; how we think about growing as coaches, how we utilize mentors in our life, and how Ernest has changed in his coaching style and thought process.
This was a great conversation with a 20 year veteran of coaching track and field. We're know you're going to enjoy and grow from today's episode. ENJOY!
#118: Athletics LLC EP26 'Magic Crystal Ball'-October 2, 2020
Fortune, visiting the past and predicting the future! That is what you can expect this week on episode 26: Magic Crystal Ball! First we travel back in time to visit a past Olympic games to watch in person and while we are in the past we bring up some noteable WOMEN sprinters who seem to be forgotten for their achievements. Then we travel to the future and predict the final results for the MEN'S 400m in Tokyo! You'll want to listen in on this one! Then we visit the topic of greatness the qualifications of what that means and how to choose a CHAMPION in collegiate football...YOU KNOW CLYDE had more than two cents on this one! Sit back and lock yourself in for a fun time for the next 2 hours...you won't regret it!
#117: Jennifer Vander Logt-Director of Fulfillment for Gill Athletics
After a successful six years of coaching throwers at the University of Central Florida, Jennifer has been with Gill for over 10 years. She joins us today to talk about her ultra successful high school and collegiate career, what led her into coaching, and how she came to Gill Athletics. We focus on how her track background as both an athlete and a coach help on a daily basis with her career at Gill.
We hope you enjoy this conversation with one of our teammates here at Gill Athletics. Jennifer does an amazing job of serving the track and field community and we're excited to share her journey with you today.
#116: Athletics LLC EP25 'IYKYK (If you know, you know)'-September 25, 2020
Happy day everyone! In this week's episode of Athletics LLC, find out WHY LAMAR HATES THE WOMEN'S DECATHLON!? It's not what you might assume! What are the opinions of the guys regarding the addition of two Power 5 schools playing football and staying on the topic of football, what NFL teams do the guys have going to the SB this year??? Then the guys reveal what sport they would want to coach if they were to lead a "little league" team, hear which Olympic sport Lucious is going to coach Big League and former guest Tianna Bee in! Lastly, when should an athlete or coach know to hang 'em up? Get some great perspective from Lamar, as this is what he has done, and Clyde and Lucious give their perspective as they have watched the end of athletes careers happen as coaches. Don't forget to stick around for RAPID FIRE, Lucious is in the hot seat this week...it's a good one!
#115: Paul Merca-Track and Field Journalist/Announcer
Today we bring you behind the scenes track person who has influenced and improved our great sport. We welcome Paul Merca to the show to discuss his influences to becoming a track and field announcer at University of Washington Dempsey Center, his journalistic background, and his work with televised track events.
Paul is 'Mr. Washington' growing up in Seattle and running cross country for the Huskies. You'll enjoy hearing his pursuit into track and field (including how he ran TWO marathons in high school). And of course we get caught up in the DK Metcalf versus the US Olympic Trials discussion. ENJOY!
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High value content
I always appreciate the heart that Mike has for track & field and his efforts to be an asset to the sport, especially by using the relationships he has created over decades of commitment to our sports. Thanks for always being creative and bringing coaches together for the betterment of the sport and our profession. These interviews and content are a great example of Mike & Gill’s commitment to track & field.
Mike does a tremendous job with each guest. The stories and lessons learned from each guest go beyond just the clipboard that we know of coaching. Hearing the stories reminds you how hard it is to get into Coaching. Also, how tough it is to stay on the cutting edge of you profession. I had listened to almost all of them and there is not one I have pulled a lesson from. Some more than others, but great tools to use!
Opens the door!
Mike nails it! This podcast gives an amazing insight to the world of track and field. Mike hosts amazing guests and wonderful conversations that really open the door of athletics. As a parent of a young thrower listening to Mike and his guests give both myself and my son a look into the world of track and field that we would never be able to.
I highly recommend this podcast for both the seasoned athlete and up and coming athlete or just a fan of the sport.