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Inside The Play Call with Orange Arrow Orange Arrow Players Association

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Podcast by Orange Arrow Players Association

    Season 2: Eric Thatcher

    Season 2: Eric Thatcher

    Jump Inside the Play Call with Shawn and today’s guest, Eric Thatcher, as they recap his football career, from early beginnings to his current recruiting position at Penn State. The two discuss the importance of being “a student of the game” and taking your responsibilities as both a student and an athlete seriously, no matter what level of play. Thatcher also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a college coach. They finish by discussing the mission and importance of OA and the effectiveness of its multi-generational approach.

    • 40 min
    Season 2: Terry Murphy

    Season 2: Terry Murphy

    Go Inside the Play Call with Shawn and today’s guest, Terry Murphy, a former Pitt football player and current police officer in Culver City, California. They begin by discussing Murphy’s athletic background and how he used sports to position himself to be able to buckle down academically and obtain his degree. They also delve into our current social climate and Murphy’s unique position to see both sides, and how he uses this position to effect change.

    • 51 min
    Season 2: Courtney Kirkland

    Season 2: Courtney Kirkland

    Tune in as Shawn sits down with golf enthusiast and current NBA referee, Courtney Kirkland. The two discuss Kirkland's fast track to refereeing in the pros, from deciding to pursue refereeing on a dare to quickly working his way up to the NBA. They also talk about what it takes to be a referee and how those same skills translate to success off of the field. They finish with Kirkland advising young student-athletes to find their niche and be the best talent, whether it be in the sports world or off of the field, and go all in to achieve success.

    • 58 min
    Season 2: Coach K! Kamalani Akeo

    Season 2: Coach K! Kamalani Akeo

    Sit down with Shawn and former Pitt volleyball standout Kamalani Akeo as they discuss how she worked her way up to playing professionally in the Czech Republic this year. The two delve into some of the challenges associated with moving to a different country and navigating a language barrier and a new culture. They also discuss her fondest memories from her time as an OA coach, and the integral role she played in launching OA programming for female student-athletes.

    • 35 min
    Season 2: Sam Franklin

    Season 2: Sam Franklin

    Tune in as Shawn sits down with Sam Franklin, a former college student-athlete, founder of Sam Kent Strategy, and one of the creative forces behind the OA Evolution. The two discuss the unifying power of sports and its ability to build relationships and foster a sense of community. They also delve into how they first connected through Pittsburgh Public Schools and Franklin’s unique ties to Orange Arrow’s work within the school system.

    • 54 min
    Season 2: Gerald Hayes

    Season 2: Gerald Hayes

    Go Inside the Play Call with today’s guest, Gerald Hayes, as he discusses his decision to play football at Pitt after experiencing the energy of Forbes Avenue and feeling at home in the bustling city environment. He also walks Shawn through his time as a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals and discusses the difficulty of transitioning from college to the NFL, a place where you sometimes feel as if you are treated more like a machine than a human. They finish by discussing his new business venture and the importance of applying the team mentality of sports to your everyday life.

    • 53 min

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