19 episodes

Dr. Debby Stroman has witnessed the intersection of sports and racism her entire life. She's former basketball player and team captain at UVA, UNC coach, board member at the Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS), consultant to former professional athletes through their transitions from athletics to a career, business ownership, and/or the completion of an academic degree, and now a leadership professor in the domains of sport business and racial equity at UNC. On If You Only Knew, Dr. Debby brings on her friends and colleagues in sports to share their inspirational stories and perspectives on racism, success strategies, and current events.

If You Only Knew...with Dr. Debby Stroman The Diversity Movement

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Dr. Debby Stroman has witnessed the intersection of sports and racism her entire life. She's former basketball player and team captain at UVA, UNC coach, board member at the Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS), consultant to former professional athletes through their transitions from athletics to a career, business ownership, and/or the completion of an academic degree, and now a leadership professor in the domains of sport business and racial equity at UNC. On If You Only Knew, Dr. Debby brings on her friends and colleagues in sports to share their inspirational stories and perspectives on racism, success strategies, and current events.

    Mack Brown is not afraid to talk about race or privilege

    Mack Brown is not afraid to talk about race or privilege

    Mack Brown, head football coach at UNC, opens up about growing up in the south (and what his parents did when they saw racist behavior), his growth when he started to realize his privilege, the patches the football team put on their jerseys in 2020, and why he’s not afraid to talk about race.

    • 41 min
    Dereck Whittenburg: NCAA Champion, Film Producer, Associate Athletic Director, and Mentor

    Dereck Whittenburg: NCAA Champion, Film Producer, Associate Athletic Director, and Mentor

    With everything that NC State National Champion Dereck Whittenburg does, it's amazing he has time to sleep. "There's no time to rest. You'll have plenty of time to rest when you go to heaven. But until then, while you on this Earth, you have to serve." Today, Dereck and Dr Debby talk about how it all got started, his films, his coaching career, and what college athletes are looking for in a mentor on campus.

    • 39 min
    Strength in Numbers, with Professor of Sports Statistics John Tobias

    Strength in Numbers, with Professor of Sports Statistics John Tobias

    John Tobias (ESPN consultant, Lecturer at UNC Charlotte) is an expert in analytics, and, as a person of color, that’s pretty rare. Today, John and Dr. Debby talk about John’s career journey, what analytics means to sports, his passion for educating, being the only one in the room, and what we can do to encourage more diversity in sports analytics.

    • 36 min
    Oracle VP Jason Williamson on Power and Privilege

    Oracle VP Jason Williamson on Power and Privilege

    Today’s guest is Jason Williamson, Vice President of Oracle for Startups and Oracle for research. Jason and Dr Debby have a lot in common - they both went to UVA, they’re both basketball players, they both love analytics in sports, and they have a passion for elevating historically underrepresented communities. They talk about all of that on the show today, plus how a misison trip led Jason to understand his privilege - and his responsibility to influence.

    • 30 min
    Pro Basketball Perspectives: Analytics, Leadership, and Mental Health, with NBA Charlotte Hornets VP Seth Bennett

    Pro Basketball Perspectives: Analytics, Leadership, and Mental Health, with NBA Charlotte Hornets VP Seth Bennett

    The decisions made in the NBA front offices aren't easy - and many of them have nothing to do with player trades or free agent signings. When other NBA teams were in the Bubble in Orlando, how did the Charlotte Hornets react? How does the front office view business intelligence and analytics when not everyone buys in? And when players protest, what should the executives do? Dr Debby Stroman sits down with Charlotte Hornets VP of Consumer Engagement Seth Bennett.

    • 26 min
    NCAA Champion Tar Heels Sam Perkins and George Lynch will not "Shut Up and Dribble"

    NCAA Champion Tar Heels Sam Perkins and George Lynch will not "Shut Up and Dribble"

    Sam Perkins and George Lynch are Tar Heel legends and NCAA basketball national champions - Sam in '82 and George in '93. As Black athletes, Sam and George have had to navigate whether to stand up for what's right or to stay quiet on the issues that matter.

    Today, Dr. Debby Stroman talks to Sam and George about their experiences as players, coaches, and parents, how athletes today can use their voices, and how Coach Dean Smith would have reacted to the racial tension in our country.

    • 38 min

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AMAZING!

Dr. D is an amazing woman of God whose truth telling and willingness to share these thoughtful discussions are an inspiration to all who listen! This world is a better place because of her!

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Always on point!

Dr. Stroman is the voice of the people. Love listening and learning

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Great Podcast! Please keep sharing, and inspiring us. Looking forward to your next discussion.

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