Current assistant women's basketball coach Blake DuDonis talks with people from all over the women's basketball world. Backgrounds get dove into, laughs are had, and hopefully, you'll learn something you didn't know before listening.
Kristen Gillespie - Illinois State HC
Illinois State HC Kristen Gillespie joins me to talk about her journey. From a family of coaches, Coach Gillespie played for the legendary Kay Yow at NC State, and has coached at the high school, D3, D2, and D1 levels. She shares all about her journey, her family, her highs and lows, and the feeling once she and the Redbirds reached the top.
Sam Purcell- Mississippi State HC
We're back! After a long, dormant period, The Jump Around returns with one of the best young coaches in the country. Sam Purcell just wrapped up season one at Mississippi State and he takes us through his journey to get to where he is. He also shares the high's and low's of year one, tells us what caught him by surprise, and what he thinks is in store in the future.
UC Irvine Head Coach Tamara Inoue
UC Irvine head coach Tamara Inoue joins me and shares her story from her time as a prep and college baller in California and how that took her to Australia and the eventual start to her coaching career.
Delaware head coach Natasha Adair
Delaware head coach Natasha Adair joins me to talk about her journey, from the DMV to Florida all the way to Delaware. She shares about the coaches who impacted her the most, her former players and what their success means to her, and how she took Delaware to the top of the CAA.
Former Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey
Former Wisconsin head coach and Stanford student-athlete Bobbie Kelsey joins me on the pod to talk about her story to Stanford, around the country, and back to Stanford again.
We discuss her time as head coach at Wisconsin and everything she's done since then.
Then, we get into a long dive into the current climate in America.
Former Boston College head coach Erik Johnson
Former Boston College and University of Denver head coach Erik Johnson joins me to tell all about his interesting story.
From a tall practice player to the head coach of one of the most prestigious schools in the country, Erik shares all about how he got
to where he did and how. Included are some chances meetings, some great successes, as well as a great personal tragedy.
Great in-depth interviews.
Blake does a great job spotlighting the various personalities who coach Women’s Basketball.
I have learned about many new coaches from this podcast and piled up a lot of good information from listening to this podcast from “the jump”.
Fantastic conversation with Coach Bobbie! Really appreciate your discussion!
Great Podcast with Erik Johnson
Coach… great interview with Coach Johnson. You are right, one of the most genuine, kind people you will ever meet. I really enjoyed his story and look forward to listening to other episodes.