Inside the Coaching Mind is a podcast on leadership during a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Our guests include leaders from academia, sport, business, government, and anyone who is moving forward to make a difference.
Craig Skinner: A Championship Season in The Year of Pandemic – ITCM-019
2020 AVCA National Coach of the Year Craig Skinner talks about Kentucky's preparation to win the NCAA Division I Women's volleyball championship. Craig gives insight into his game plan and why he had confidence in his team going into the championship match with the University of Texas.
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Salima Rockwell: A Journey With Courage – ITCM-018
Salima Rockwell talks about her playing career as an All American setter with Penn State and the U.S. National Team. She also discusses her career in coaching with Texas and Penn State and becoming one of the best volleyball color analysts.
Kelly Sheffield on Mid-Season In A Pandemic – ITCM-017
Kelly Sheffield, is the Head Women's Volleyball Coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, the team that is currently ranked number 1 in the AVCA Division 1 volleyball poll. The Badgers have started the season 10-0 but have had challenges with Covid-19 both with their own team and with their opponents. Coach Sheffield talks with Terry about the Big Ten, and the Badger prospects for the National Championship in April.
Tom Hilbert On Developing A Young Team – ITCM-016
Terry Pettit interviewing Tom Hilbert
Tom Hilbert is the highly successful women’s volleyball coach at Colorado State University. During Coach Hilbert’s tenure, the Rams have qualified for twenty-three consecutive NCAA National championships. In his conversation with Terry, he talks about the unique challenges of coaching his least experienced team during a pandemic.
When purpose and goals collide, Coach Hilbert is choosing to focus on purpose.
A Conversation with Three Setters – ITCM-015
Clockwise...Terry Pettit, Lori Endicott, Christy Johnson and Kelly Hunter.
Lori Endicott, Christy Johnson, and Kelly Hunter are extraordinary women who played the setter position for Nebraska Volleyball. Christy and Kelly led the Huskers to National Championships and Lori was named "The Best Setter in the World" in the Barcelona Olympics. In today's podcast Terry talks with the three of them about leadership in the setter position, and what to look for when recruiting someone to be your next setter.
George Lundeen on Sculpting a Winning Team – ITCM-0014
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George Lundeen, a world-class figurative sculptor from Holdrege, Nebraska works with a team of ten other sculptors to create the largest sculpture project in decades: Stations of the Cross at Cloisters on the Platte. George talks with Terry about becoming an artist and developing a team for a once in a lifetime project.
Here are photos and videos of some of the sculptures mentioned in the episode.
Lori Endicott in front of the volleyball sculpture on the University of Nebraska campus.
Astronaut Mike Massimino in front of the Swigert sculpture at Denver International Airport.
George Lundeen's Robert Frost sculpture mentioned in this podcast episode.
It’s not just about volleyball
Coach Pettit has an extraordinary way of relating to people and his podcast should be required listening for anyone who wants to learn about leadership. If you are in sales, marketing, management or HR, which all coaches are whether they know it or not, definitely give this podcast a listen.
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I am a former college basketball student/athlete and leader of an organization.
These are great concepts and principles for sports, business and life.