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The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enhance your experience of the game as a parent. You’ll gain new perspectives on what the best coaches are doing, how they do it, and why they do it. We hope to make you think and challenge you to consider your approach to the game of basketball.

We’ll also attempt to entertain and inform as we share our thoughts on the NBA and college hoops. We are passionately committed to the Hoop Heads Podcast and growing the game of basketball.

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The Hoop Heads Podcast is co-hosted by Head Start Basketball Founder Mike Klinzing and Coach Jason Sunkle. The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. Listen in for interviews with personalities from across the basketball landscape.

Our line-up of podcast guests includes some of the top minds in the game across all levels, from grassroots to the NBA. They’ll share insights to help you grow as a coach, improve as a player, or enhance your experience of the game as a parent. You’ll gain new perspectives on what the best coaches are doing, how they do it, and why they do it. We hope to make you think and challenge you to consider your approach to the game of basketball.

We’ll also attempt to entertain and inform as we share our thoughts on the NBA and college hoops. We are passionately committed to the Hoop Heads Podcast and growing the game of basketball.

Visit our website www.hoopheadspod.com to check out every episode we've ever recorded and learn more about what drives our show!

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    Ted Hotaling - University of New Haven Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 653

    Ted Hotaling - University of New Haven Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 653

    Ted Hotaling is entering his 12th season as the Head Mens’ Basketball Coach at DII University of New Haven. With 173 career victories, he stands second among nine head coaches in the history of the New Haven men’s basketball program. Hotaling’s teams have earned four bids to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the most recent coming in 2022. Hotaling previously spent five seasons as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Prior to arriving at Eastern Kentucky, he served four years as a full-time assistant at Yale University from 2001-05. Hotaling also served one season as an assistant at New Haven in 2000-01. He began his coaching career at Adelphi University in 1998 where he spent one season as an assistant.
    In the fall of 2012, Ted was inducted into the University at Albany Great Dane Hall of Fame as both an individual student-athlete and as a member of the 1993-94 men’s basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight.
    After graduating from Albany Ted went on to play professionally in Europe for the Cardiff Phoenix Basketball Club in Cardiff, Wales, and the Plymouth Rotolok Raiders in Plymouth, England.
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    Take some notes as you listen to this episode with Ted Hotaling, Mens’ Basketball Head Coach at the University of New Haven.
    Website - https://newhavenchargers.com/sports/mens-basketball (https://newhavenchargers.com/sports/mens-basketball)
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bob Krizancic - Mentor (OH) High School Boys' Basketball Head Coach - Epiosde 652

    Bob Krizancic - Mentor (OH) High School Boys' Basketball Head Coach - Epiosde 652

    Bob Krizancic is the Boys’ Basketball Head Coach at Mentor High School in the state of Ohio. Bob has served as head coach at Mentor and Girard High School for a total of thirty-nine years to date. He is one of four high school coaches in the state of Ohio to win state titles at different schools and received five Hall of Fame Awards as well. He currently has 679 career wins and ranks 6th in Ohio high school history. In the past three seasons Bob has led the Cardinals to a record of 68-10.
    Bob is also the author of the new book, Mental Toughness: The Game Changer - How to Create Elite Athletes, Teams, and Athletic Programs.
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    Get ready to take some notes as you listen to this episode with Bob Krizancic, Boys’ Basketball Head Coach at Mentor High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Website - https://www.coachbobkrizancic.com/ (https://www.coachbobkrizancic.com/)
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    NBA Finals Wrap, 2022 NBA Draft Preview, & An Early Look at Free Agency - Episode 651

    NBA Finals Wrap, 2022 NBA Draft Preview, & An Early Look at Free Agency - Episode 651

    On this episode Mike and Jason look back at the 2022 NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Celtics. They discuss Steph's place in history, Jason Tatum's struggles, Wiggins reclamation, and the future for both teams. Next, they look ahead to Thursday night's NBA Draft, make predictions for who goes where in the top five and dive into what the Cavs will do with the 14t pick. Finally, they take a quick glance at this summer's free agent class and potential Kyrie destinations that could shake things up in the off-season.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kent Dernbach - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 650

    Kent Dernbach - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Men's Basketball Head Coach - Episode 650

    Kent Dernbach is the Men's Basketball Head Coach at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Named head coach on March 12, 2018, Dernbach served as the Eagles’ interim head coach for the 2017-18 season. He is 80-39 overall and 38-24 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in his first five seasons.
    Dernbach previously served as associate head coach at UW-Stevens Point from 2011-17. He was the Pointers’ interim head coach for the last 13 games of the 2016-17 season, leading the team to an 8-5 record. UW-Stevens Point made four straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances from 2012-15. His fourth season with the Pointers culminated in winning the national championship in 2014-15.
    Prior to arriving at UW-Stevens Point, Dernbach was the director of basketball operations and an assistant coach at Northern Illinois University from 2009-11. He served as director of basketball operations atGeorge Mason University (Va.) from 2007-09 and was an assistant coach at Marymount University (Va.) from 2005-07.
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    Have a notebook handy as you listen to this episode with Kent Dernbach, HeadMen’s Basketball Coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
    Website - https://uwlathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball (https://uwlathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball)
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Rudy Bentley, Jr. - PGC Basketball Director - Episode 649

    Rudy Bentley, Jr. - PGC Basketball Director - Episode 649

    Rudy Bentley, Jr. is a PGC Basketball Director and has taught the game of basketball to thousands of athletes across the country. He also works on PGC’s basketball development team, where he’s highly involved in the refinement and innovation of all PGC camp curriculums!
    Following his playing career at Beloit College, Rudy began his college coaching career as the Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach at Lakeland University. While at Lakeland he eventually took on a dual role as an Admissions Advisor and Assistant Basketball Coach. After one year at Lakeland, he went to Wisconsin Lutheran College to become the Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach before joining forces with fellow PGC director Sam Allen as a skill development coach at Blue Collar Basketball.
    If you’re looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program. We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you’ll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset. The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.com
    Follow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content.
    Grab pen and paper before you listen to this episode with PGC Basketball Director, Rudy Bentley, Jr.
    Website - https://pgcbasketball.com/team/rudy-bentley-jr/ (https://pgcbasketball.com/team/rudy-bentley-jr/)
    Email - rudybentleyjr@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Preview - Episode 648

    2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Preview - Episode 648

    On this episode Mike and Jason preview Game 6 of the NBA Finals including discussions around Andrew Wiggin's career arc, Jayson Tatum's trustworthiness, and Steph Curry's Finals MVP narrative.
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    Your first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job. A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners.












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