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.
How Title IX Impacted Three Huskers – ITCM-029
Janice Kruger and Nancy Grant-Colson played on the earliest Women’s volleyball teams at Nebraska and helped build the foundation to remarkable consistency. Kruger went on to great success as a head volleyball coach at Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Maryland. Grant-Colson coached high school volleyball in Lincoln throughout her career as an educator. Dahlgren waked on to Nebraska volleyball, introduced the slide attack, and became Nebraska’s first National Player of the Year.
Nebraska AD, Trev Alberts, on Leadership and Building Trust
Trev Alberts is on a journey from All-American linebacker, to an injury-plagued career in the NFL, to a football analyst on ESPN and CBS, to then becoming the Athletic Director at Nebraska-Omaha where he was charged with making tough decisions to make an athletic department financially viable. For the last year, he has been the Director of Athletics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he inherited a football and men's basketball program that have struggled to win games in the Big Ten. Terry and Trev have an intimate discussion about Trev's vision for the Husker athletics.
Dave Shondell on Dr. Don, Volleyball’s First Family, and the Purdue Boilermakers – ITCM-027
Dave Shondell is beginning his 19th season as the head coach of Purdue's women's volleyball team. His father, Dr. Don Shondell played a significant role in developing coaches and promoting the sport while building and coaching the men's volleyball team at Ball State University. All three son's played for their father at Ball State, and all three have continued their father's legacy. Dave talks about an upcoming Celebration of Life for Dr. Don on March 19, and the attention to detail that he learned from his father. He also gives us insight into laying the foundation for a National Championship contender at Purdue and what Annie Drew's Olympic success has meant for his program.
Once again, a big thank you to Lee Feinswog and VolleyballMag.com for their help in promoting this episode of Inside The Coaching Mind.
Sydney Hilley and Nicklin Hames: On Setting Toward a National Championship – ITCM-026
Wisconsin's Sydney Hilley and Nebraska's Nicklin Hames met for the tenth time in
college volleyball careers when Wisconsin defeated Nebraska for the Badgers'
first NCAA National Championship. The two setters talk with Terry Pettit about
their journey to become exceptional players and where they are headed next.
Gwen Pell Egbert on the Challenges of Coaching Today’s Athletes – ITCM-025
Gwen Pell Egbert has won national championships as a player and as a coach. She has trained two club players that went on to be captains of the U.S. Olympic volleyball teams. She was a setter hitter at the University of Nebraska, won six state volleyball championships as a high school coach, and is currently the volunteer coach at the University of Arizona. She talks with Terry about the unique challenges that face high school, club, and college coaches.
Dani Busboom Kelly on Coaching the Top-Ranked University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball Team.
Dani Busboom Kelly won a national Championship as a libero for the University of Nebraska in 2006. She won a national championship as an assistant coach at Nebraska in 2015. Now she is in position to compete for a national championship as the head coach for the number 1 ranked University of Louisville women’s volleyball team. She talks with Terry about her team and her journey as a coach.
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This podcast is like a chat between friends. It’s good listen and insightful.
I have enjoyed each podcast! Terry has a wonderful way of getting the experts to share their knowledge with the listener.
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.