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WhistlesnWisdom is a podcast dedicated to coaching. Episodes will feature interviews with coaches of various sports, genders, and ages. Our hope is that listeners will pick up something beneficial from the interviews that will help you continue to become a great coach and leader.

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WhistlesnWisdom is a podcast dedicated to coaching. Episodes will feature interviews with coaches of various sports, genders, and ages. Our hope is that listeners will pick up something beneficial from the interviews that will help you continue to become a great coach and leader.

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Season 2, Episode 1 -- Mary VandeHoef, Hope Softball

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Season 2, Episode 1 -- Mary VandeHoef, Hope Softball

    Hope College Head softball Coach Mary VandeHoef joins us to kick off a new season of Whistles 'n Wisdom. She discusses her journey from player to coach, as well as stories that led to her strong belief in team culture.

    • 55 min
    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 06

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 06

    In Part 2 of our interview, two-time state champion Nate Sanderson discusses meshing as a staff, how he handles team leadership, and the importance of having players who care more about the good of the team than their own individual glory.

    • 44 min
    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 05 -- Nate Sanderson Part 1

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 05 -- Nate Sanderson Part 1

    Coach Sanderson ended the 2017 season by winning his second straight 1A Girls Basketball state championship at Springville. But it hasn't always been a smooth ride in his career. Nate reflects on his early years of trying to bring a winning tradition to a team mired in a 33-game losing streak. He places a strong emphasis on building a team culture and shares some of the ways he enables that to happen. This is Part 1 of 2 with Coach Sanderson.

    • 35 min
    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 04 - DMACC Women's Basketball Coach Steve Krafcisin

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 04 - DMACC Women's Basketball Coach Steve Krafcisin

    Coach Krafcisin shares about his incredible journey as an athlete and coach, from being recruited by the top programs as a kid out of Chicago, to playing for Hall of Fame coaches Dean Smith and Lute Olsen. Coach K also shares from his experiences on the staff of Johnny Orr and Tim Floyd, as well as finding his own voice as a head coach. 

    • 48 min
    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 03 - Wartburg Volleyball Coach Doug Frazell

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 03 - Wartburg Volleyball Coach Doug Frazell

    Coach Doug Frazell shares how his journey as a volleyball coach unfolded, mistakes he made as a young coach, advice, practice philosophy, and a powerful story about a team buying in.

    • 48 min
    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 02 - Coach Wares Part 2

    Whistles 'n Wisdom Episode 02 - Coach Wares Part 2

    In Part 2 of our interview with Central College Softball Coach George Wares, the 1000+ game winner discusses developing team culture, leadership, and his philsophy of a healthy obsession winning players and teams must have.

    • 45 min

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