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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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    Bob Walsh - Author of "Entitled to Nothing" & Providence College Men's Basketball Director of Player Development, Scouting, & Recruiting - Episode 438

    Bob Walsh - Author of "Entitled to Nothing" & Providence College Men's Basketball Director of Player Development, Scouting, & Recruiting - Episode 438

    Bob Walsh returned to Providence College to work for Head Coach Ed Cooley in 2019. The 2020-21 season marked second season with the Friars overseeing the development, scouting and recruiting efforts for the men’s basketball program. It is his second stint at Providence as he served as an assistant coach for the Friars from 1998-05.

    Walsh is the author of “Entitled to Nothing” an inside look at a championship culture built with an uncommon approach to leadership. Bob Walsh joined forces at Rhode Island College with a team of tough, hungry young men to create a level of ownership that led to sustained, elite success. Together they discovered an experience inside a demanding culture that did more than just win basketball games. It had a transformational impact on their lives.

    Walsh was the head coach at Rhode Island College for nine seasons (2005-14). In his 13 years as a head coach, Walsh posted a 228-163 mark (.583), including a 137-79 record (.634) in conference play. He guided Rhode Island College to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, which included three Sweet 16s and one Elite 8.

    Following his tenure at Rhode Island College Walsh served as a head coach at the University of Maine from 2014-18.

    He is the founder of the Dynamic Leadership Academy for young leaders and coaches and hosts the Dynamic Leadership Podcast on AthleticDirectorU.com.

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    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, #Lakers, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, & The Wizards Hoops Analyst. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Make sure you have pen and paper handy as you listen to this episode with Bob Walsh from Providence College.

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    Jermaine Kimbrough - Loyola University Chicago Men's Basketball Assistant Coach - Episode 437

    Jermaine Kimbrough - Loyola University Chicago Men's Basketball Assistant Coach - Episode 437

    Jermaine Kimbrough is in his second season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago. A native of northeast, Ohio, Kimbrough spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Wyoming.

    Before heading to Wyoming, Kimbrough spent one season at the University of Nevada, where he helped the Wolf Pack to a 24-win campaign in 2015-16.

    Kimbrough spent the bulk of his career at Cleveland State University, where he served nine seasons as an assistant coach under Gary Waters. During his tenure with the Vikings, Kimbrough was a key part of four postseason appearances, including a NCAA tournament and three trips to the NIT.

    Jermaine was a prep standout at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, earning all-league honors on four occasions and all-city accolades three times. He began his collegiate playing career at St. Catherine College before transferring to Virginia Tech, where he played two seasons (1998-2000) before graduating with a degree in psychology.

    Upon graduation, Kimbrough moved right into the coaching ranks, first serving as an assistant at Howard College from 2001-03 before moving on to Cleveland State as director of operations. After a season at CSU, he spent one year (2004-05) as the director of operations at Massachusetts and then one season at Purdue Fort Wayne as an assistant coach before returning to Cleveland State.

    We recently launched 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

    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, #Lakers, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, The Wizards Hoops Analyst & At The Buzzer. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Get ready to listen and learn from the experiences of Jermaine Kimbrough, men’s basketball assistant coach at Loyola University Chicago.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Mike & Jason's All-Star Draft - Episode 436

    Mike & Jason's All-Star Draft - Episode 436

    In this episode of the Hoop Heads Podcast, Mike and Jason draft their All-Star Teams, discuss the Timberwolves midseason overhaul, the bigs on the market, and the biggest winners and losers from the week.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chris Meadows - Player Development Coach & Author of the Book "I am D-1" - Epiosde 435

    Chris Meadows - Player Development Coach & Author of the Book "I am D-1" - Epiosde 435

    Chris Meadows is the co-author of I AM D-1: How to Conquer the World of Travel Basketball, His mission is to empower the world of rising basketball players and their families by sharing the keys of the D-1 MINDSET.

    Chris is the Founder of Momentum Skills Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina and as a player development consultant/ trainer Chris has worked with programs from the ACC, BIG EAST, SEC, ATLANTIC 10, MAC, MAAC, PAC-12, and Mountain West Conferences.

    Meadows was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where Chris was named to the Street and Smith Honorable Mention- High School All-American team. He was also named the best ball handler while attending the Blue Chip All-American basketball camp. As a student athlete, he started his college journey in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona at South Mountain Community College. He later accepted a basketball scholarship to attend Saint Bonaventure University, where he played point guard. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he began a career in education and coaching high school basketball in the mid 1990’s in New York



    We recently launched 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

    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, #Lakers, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, The Wizards Hoops Analyst & At The Buzzer. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Get ready to take some notes as you listen to this episode with Chris Meadows, player development coach and author of I am D-1.

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    Email - momentumbasketball@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Excell Hardy - Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, & Dream Faclitator - Episode 434

    Excell Hardy - Sports Executive, Entrepreneur, & Dream Faclitator - Episode 434

    Excell Hardy is the Co-Founder of TEAM UP. TEAM UP is a non-profit organization that exists for the purpose of empowering youth to become self-sufficient leaders and contributors to their communities. As Founder/CEO, Hardy is responsible for overall implementation and execution of the organization’s mission: to provide youth and community with programs and resources that promote life skill development, healthy living and education.

    Hardy has also served as Director of Membership Programming for the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). The NBRPA is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a two pronged mission to assist former NBA, Harlem Globetrotter and WNBA players in their transition from the court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball.

    Prior to joining the NBRPA, Hardy Founded and served as President/CEO of The Evolution of Advanced Minds LLC (T.E.A.M.). T.E.A.M. was established to connect fledgling small businesses, aspiring artists/entertainers and athletes with the resources necessary to actualize their career goals. T.E.A.M. and its affiliates collectively provided expertise in management, marketing strategy and business development.

    We recently launched 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

    Our roster of shows is growing so don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on the Hoop Heads Pod Network including Thrive with Trevor Huffman, Beyond the Ball, The CoachMays.com Podcast, Player’s Court, Bleachers & Boards, The Green Light and our team focused NBA Podcasts: Cavalier Central, Knuck if you Buck, The 305 Culture, Blazing the Path, #Lakers, Motor City Hoops, X’s and O’s: NBA Breakdown, Spanning the Spurs, LA Hoops, The Wizards Hoops Analyst & At The Buzzer. We’re looking for more NBA podcasters interested in hosting their own show centered on a particular team. Email us info@hoopheadspod.com if you’re interested in learning more and bringing your talent to our network.

    Grab some paper and a pen so you can take notes as you listen to this episode with Sports Executive & Entrepreneur Excell Hardy.

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    Email - excellhardy@gmail.com

    Twitter - @driven2EXCELL

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    2021 All-Star Picks plus Winners/Losers of the Week - Episode 433

    2021 All-Star Picks plus Winners/Losers of the Week - Episode 433

    In this episode of the Hoop Heads Podcast, Mike and Jason pick their rosters for the 2021 All-Star Game and talk about whether the game should or will be played. They also discuss the newest round of Covid cancellations and how the NBA is choosing to adapt. They then examine the injuries plaguing some of the best players in the league and the Drummond and Griffin trade situations. They wrap up by discussing the biggest winners and losers from the past week!

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    • 1 hr 22 min

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