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A weekly podcast by Navy Sports fans...for Navy Sports fans. Hosted John Schofield, Ward Carroll and featuring Bill Wagner from Annapolis Capital.
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A weekly podcast by Navy Sports fans...for Navy Sports fans. Hosted John Schofield, Ward Carroll and featuring Bill Wagner from Annapolis Capital.
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    Season 1: Pod 15--'Forget the Irish, BEAT BYU!'

    Season 1: Pod 15--'Forget the Irish, BEAT BYU!'

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital to discuss the decision to cancel Notre Dame and add BYU in the Labor Day football home opener on ESPN.
    We are also joined by special guests—-Navy Head Women's Basketball Coach Tim Taylor and Women's basketball standouts Lt.Col. Courtney O’Brien '04 and Ashley Pelzek '06.

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    Guest Bios:

    Ashley Pelzek

    Ashley Pelzek graduated from the Naval Academy in 2006 with a BS in International Relations. Originally from Western Massachusetts, she attended East Longmeadow High School and received the Vi Goodnow Award in 2002, presented annually to the top basketball player in Western Massachusetts and was a McDonald’s All-America nominee.

    She played basketball all four years at the Academy and was the team captain her firstie year.
    Upon graduation and commissioning, she service assigned to NFO and became an F/A-18 WSO. She completed tours at Top Gun, VFA-106 and completed tour deployments onboard USS George H.W. Bush, flying combat missions over Syria and other areas of the 5th Fleet AOR.

    She left the Navy in 2017 and attended MIT Sloan School for her MBA, and since 2019, she has been with McKinsey and Co. as an Associate.

    Courtney O’Brien (nee Davidson)

    Lt.Col. Courtney O’Brien was a four-year standout for the Midshipmen from 2000 through 2004, O'Brien graduated as just the second player in Patriot League history (now one of seven) to have earned all-league honors in all four seasons. An All-Patriot League Second Team honoree following her freshman season in 2000-01, she improved to All-Patriot League First Team status in each of her next three campaigns.

    For her four-year career, she finished with 1,857 points…and is still Navy’s all-time leading scorer. She ranks fifth on the Patriot League's all-time scoring and three-point field goals made lists. Her number was retired in 2019, joining Becky Dowling as the only two WBB players to have their number raised to the rafters of Alumni Hall.

    O'Brien was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps following her graduation in May of 2004 and has prospered in the fleet as a KC-130J Super Hercules pilot.

    She is assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, The Pentagon, as the Aviation Readiness Officer.

    Tim Taylor

    Tim Taylor, a decorated assistant coach from the Atlantic Coast Conference, was announced on April 28, 2020 as the new head coach of the Navy women's basketball program.

    Most recently an assistant on staff at the University of North Carolina during the 2019-20 campaign, Taylor has honed his craft with 12 seasons of great Division I success and experience, with the majority coming at the University of Virginia

    Taylor is a 1989 graduate of James Madison University with a degree in political science. He later earned his master's degree in educational administration in 2012. He and his wife Tonya are the proud parents of three children, a daughter Jordan (21) and sons Dalton (19) and Jackson (16).

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Season 1: Pod 14--'Who Knows How to Turn the Lights Off on Dewey Field'

    Season 1: Pod 14--'Who Knows How to Turn the Lights Off on Dewey Field'

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital, special guests—-Navy Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Joe Amplo and Navy Lacrosse star goalie Mickey Jarboe '00

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    Guest Bios:

    Joe Amplo:

    Joe Amplo is the ninth head coach in Navy lacrosse history. He was named head coach on June 5, 2019.

    Amplo has established himself as one of the premier head coaches in the sport after building the Marquette program from the ground up.

    The Farmingville, New York, native attended Hofstra and was an All-America East performer as a senior in 1999 when he started all 16 games and led the school to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. He played in 58 games in his career and notched 91 ground balls, 40 of which came during his senior season.

    Amplo graduated from Hofstra in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in geography and earned a master’s degree in college student counseling.

    Mickey Jarboe:

    Mickey Jarboe is one of only 13 players in the history of Div. I lacrosse to win the Ens. C. Markland Kelly Award, presented to the nation’s top goalkeeper, multiple times. He received the award in 1999 when he guided the Mids to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1994 and a year later was presented the award a second time. Meanwhile, he is one of seven goalkeepers in program history to earn the award and joins Dennis Wedekind as Navy’s only two-time Kelly Award winners.

    A two-time First-Team All-American, Jarboe was the 2000 recipient of the Naval Academy Sword for Men which is presented annually to that midshipman of the graduating class to have personally excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition.

    A native of Towson, Md., Jarboe concluded his college career as Navy’s career saves leader with 701 stops and ranks No. 2 in single-season saves, recording 215 in 1999. He is one of only three players in program history to make 200-plus saves in a single season.

    Jarboe graduated from the Naval Academy in May of 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in political science. He was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy where he would spend the next nine-and-a-half years as a helicopter pilot.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 1: Pod 13--'Half Empty' or 'Half Full'?

    Season 1: Pod 13--'Half Empty' or 'Half Full'?

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital and special guest—-Jim Berry, the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, to discuss athlete safety, COVID protocol and look ahead to the Fall season.

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    Guest Bios:
    Jim Berry, MA, ATC, is in his 16th year at the Naval Academy and his fourth as the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.
    Prior to Navy, Berry earned his Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Management from Kent State University (2004).
    From June 2001 to May 2002, Berry was an intern with the Cleveland Browns.
    An Ohio native, Berry chose the Ohio State University for his undergraduate education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2001.

    • 42 min
    Season 1: Pod 12--Making Sense of the Fall

    Season 1: Pod 12--Making Sense of the Fall

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital, special guests—-Navy Men's Soccer Coach Tim O'Donohue and CDR Carl J Tamulevich, USN (Ret.)'68, who serves as the Senior Associate Director of Scheduling and Team Support.

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    Guest Bios:
    Tim O'Donohue

    Tim O'Donohue completed his fifth season as Navy's head men's soccer coach in 2020.
    O'Donohue is the sixth head coach in the 100-year history of the Navy men's soccer program.

    Prior to arriving at Navy, O'Donohue spent five seasons (2011-2015) as the associate head coach at the University of Connecticut and 10 seasons (2001-10) as the head coach at Division III Stevens Institute of Technology.

    O'Donohoe was a four-year starter at Muhlenberg College and helped the team to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a berth in the Final Four in 1995. The central midfielder earned all-conference honors in 1997. He was inducted into the Muhlenberg Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1995 men's soccer team. He graduated from Muhlenberg in 1998 with a degree in English. O'Donohue and his wife, Virginia, have four children, Tadgh, Tierney, Teagan and Ruairi.

    Carl Tamulevich

    CDR Carl J Tamulevich, USN (Ret.) serves as the Senior Associate Director of Scheduling and Team Support at the Naval Academy. Prior to his present position, he was Deputy Director of Athletics and Head of the Physical Education Department. He was a designated Naval Aviator and Surface Warfare Officer.

    While attending the Naval Academy he was a standout athlete, lettering in football and lacrosse. In lacrosse, he was a two-time first-team All American and won the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nations top defenseman and the Theodore C. White Award for "Spirit, Morale and Welfare of the Navy Lacrosse Team." In 1989 he was honored with induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

    Carl and his wife of 51 years, Lori have two children, CJ and Jeff and seven grandchildren.

    • 58 min
    Season 1: Pod 11--Patriot League Announcement...Now What?

    Season 1: Pod 11--Patriot League Announcement...Now What?

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital and special guest—-Pete Medhurst, longtime play-by-play voice for Navy football and basketball to discuss the Patriot League Fall Sports announcement.
    In a July 13th press release the league made it known that because of COVID-19, "teams will not engage in competition in the fall season," but went on to say because West Point and USNA are "unique in their environments and their missions" those academies may continue with Fall sports at the discretion of their leadership.
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    • 48 min
    Season 1: Pod 10--Wrestling with the Pandemic

    Season 1: Pod 10--Wrestling with the Pandemic

    Welcome to the Sing Second Sports Podcast--a weekly pod for Navy fans by Navy fans. On this episode we are joined by Bill Wagner of the Annapolis Capital to cover the latest Navy and national sporting news and talk wresting with special guests—-Cary Kolat, Navy Head Wrestling Coach, youngster phenom MIDN 3/C Jacob Koser and wrestling alum and owner of Mills Fine Wine and Liquors, Jerry Donahoe '94.

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    Guest Bios:

    Cary Kolat
    Former national champion and Olympic team member Cary Kolat was named head wrestling coach at Navy on March 20, 2020.

    Kolat has established himself as one of the premier coaches in the sport after building a Campbell program into a Southern Conference power and a national name. The Camels have seen unprecedented success over the last four seasons, winning three SoCon Tournament titles (2017, 2019, 2020) and two regular-season SoCon Championships (2019, 2020). Under his tutelage, he has had 19 NCAA Championship qualifiers, 12 individual SoCon Champions and 28 medalists at the SoCon Tournament.
    Kolat won four-straight state titles and compiled a perfect 137-0 record at Jefferson-Morgan High School in Green County Pa. He was named Outstanding Wrestler at the state meet each year, an honor no other wrestler had won even twice.

    Kolat began his decorated collegiate career at Penn State, where he advanced to the NCAA finals as a freshman. After his sophomore year, he garnered All-America honors for the second-straight season and was named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Year. In two seasons at Penn State, Kolat compiled a 61-6 record, including a 39-1 mark as a sophomore.

    He transferred to Lock Haven, where he won his first NCAA Division I National Championship in 1996 with a 25-1 record. He finished 25-0 as senior when he won the 142-pound national title. He completed his college wrestling career with a 111-7 overall record and 53 pins.
    Kolat earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Lock Haven in 2003. He and his wife, Erin, are the parents of two daughters – Zoe and Gracie, and a son Ryder.

    Jerry Donahoe

    Jerry Donahoe graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994. He majored in Economics and was a member of the Wrestling team, lettering in 1994. He was teammates with Doug Ziembec.

    Donahoe attended Duval High School in Howard County and was the 1990 State Wrestling champion at 152 lbs and also won his 152-lb match at the 1990 Senior All-Star Classic
    at Johns Hopkins University.

    He was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer and served as the MPA on USS Ogden and the OIC of Assault Craft Unit 5 in San Diego. He returned to the Naval Academy in 2001 as a Phys Ed instructor and the Athletic Facilities Manager.
    He left the Navy and co-founded DDK Technology Group in 2001, a start-up commercial IT firm to a major player in the DoD and Intel markets until it was purchased by ManTech in 2009.
    He and his wife, Jennifer (also a 1994 Naval Academy grad), purchased Mills Fine Wine and Liquors in 2012....keeping a mainstay of local Annapolis business in operation. They have two daughters and a son. Jerry's son, Will, is a standout wrestler at Broadneck High School.

    Jacob Koser

    Jacob Koser is 2018 graduate of Northern York High School in Dillsburg, Pa., Koser attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2018-19 academic year. His brother, Kyle, was a three-time NCAA qualifier and 2017 All-American wrestler at Messiah College ... uncle, Rear Admiral Eric Ver Hage, is a 1991 USNA grad.

    Wrestling at 197lbs his plebe year, Koser compiled a 21-9 record and was an alternate for the NCAA Championship.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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