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N13: Dr. Larry Wilen & Vince Wilczynski - Idea to Working Solution, Learning From Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation & Design
In Episode 13 of The Hawkin Podcast we are joined by Dr. Larry Wilen & Vince Wilczynski from Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID).
Since 2012, the 8,700 square foot CEID design lab serves as a hub for collaborative design and interdisciplinary activity at Yale University. Its goal is to enable the design, development, and actualization of ideas, from the whiteboard to the real world. It is a "Maker Space" and a one of a kind resource for Yale students, staff, and faculty to take ideas to the next level.
Vince is the CEID Director and Deputy Dean for the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Dr. Wilen serves as a Senior Research Scientist and Design Mentor for CEID. Our host, Thomas Newman has direct experience in the "Maker Space" at Yale CEID with both Vince and Dr. Wilen. In this episode, they discuss inventions that were made during Thomas' time at Yale to track & train athletic performance.
Key topics from this episode include:
History of Yale Engineering (since 1852)
What is CEID?
From idea to working product
Working with athletics to engineers solutions
Failure as part of the design process
And much more
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Learn more about Yale University CEID at: http://ceid.yale.edu
N12: Hewitt Tomlin ─ The TeamBuildr Story, Reflecting on the 10-Year Journey
In Episode 12 of The Hawkin Podcast we are joined by Hewitt Tomlin, Co-Founder of TeamBuildr. Founded in 2012, TeamBuildr is a SaaS company that saves strength & conditioning coaches time by automating program building, tracking, and auditing.
Key topics from this episode include: • How the TeamBuildr idea evolved into a business • Picking the right software to build, and how it changed overtime • Determining what features are impactful & important for all users • The evolution of strength coaches & analyzing community trends from a different lens. • Competing with the Googles and Apples in the hiring process • Thomas' experience with TeamBuildr and onboarding new staff with TeamBuildr at Yale University Learn more about Hawkin Dynamics at www.HawkinDynamics.com Learn more about TeamBuildr at https://www.teambuildr.com/en/
N11: Thomas Beckett, Lessons From Former Yale Director of Athletics
Thomas Beckett joins The Hawkin Podcast in Episode 11 to discuss his tenure at Yale University which includes 24-years as the Director of Athletics for the Bulldogs, 118 Championships, 73 first-place Ivy League finishes, 43 Olympic Athletes, 337 All-Americans during his time on campus.
Beckett also significantly grew the department financially. In 1994, there was an athletics endowment of roughly $20 million. In 2017, when he retired the endowment was $283 million, an increase of $263 million or $11 million growth per year. This included the expansion of the department where he oversaw the renovation or construction of 20 key facilities spanning across 2,000 acres of land used for athletic activities.
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N10: Boyd Epley ─ Stories From The Godfather of Strength & Conditioning
Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA, founder of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and one of the most decorated strength coaches of all time, talks to Thomas Newman, Hawkin Dynamics Chief Innovation Officer.
In this episode, Boyd talks about his innovation within Strength & Conditioning over the course of his 35-year coaching career. During this time, Boyd recorded 356 Wins, 5 National Championships, and a host of National Player of the Year Award winners. He is the creator of Husker Power, the recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Lifetime Achievement Award, Lindy’s National College Football magazine named him one of College Football’s Top 100 Most Important People of the Century.
Key Topics From The Episode:
Starting year around training with Nebraska Husker Football
Importance of testing & auditing your training program
Creation of the electronic timer for 40-yd sprint testing
Creation of the Strength Index & Performance Index (www.boydepley.com)
Creation of the Power Rack, "Tractor Jack" Bench Press, and Jammer
Creation of the Push-Pull Machine
How to design strength circuits, and work-rest ratio
The importance of power in collegiate football
...and much much more
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N9: Brandon Shaffer ─ From Athlete to Intern to Pro Baseball
Brandon Shaffer joins us in Episode 9 of The Hawkin Podcast from the Minnesota Twins where he is a Complex Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Prior to joining the Minnesota Twins, Brandon was a Strength & Conditioning coach at Yale University for nearly 2-years, and previously a graduate assistant coach at Northwestern State University.
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N8: Eric Renaghan ━ Part 2, Merit-Based Training
We are joined in Episode 08 of The Hawkin Podcast by Eric Renaghan.
Eric Renaghan is currently the General Manager at Sanford Power in Irvine, California. Prior to leading Sanford Power Eric was the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the St. Louis Blues (NHL) starting in 2016. Prior to his position with the Blues, he held the title of assistant S&C coach for the Vancouver Canucks. Eric has also recently completed his graduate studies in biomechanics from Lindenwood University. His main interest is in neuro-mechanics and movement expression as it relates to sport performance.
This is Eric's second feature of many on The Hawkin Podcast.