September 5, 2018
Author/ Guest Speaker
Travis Laurence Naught is an author who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. He spent 10 years working with Eastern Washington University Men's Basketball (2001-11) while earning his undergraduate degree in psychology and completing graduate courses in sports psychology. For more information on Travis click here
Men's Basketball Coach (Central Washington University)
Coach Rinta was named the head men's basketball coach at CWU in May 2018. Prior to CWU, he was the head coach at Lewis-Clark State College where he compiled a 164-62 record, which is the highest winning percentage by a LC coach in the past 50 years.
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An inspiring podcast on a mental approach to overcoming challenges (Originally recorded in 2015)
September 3, 2018
Dr. Chris Croft
Assistant Professor of Sport Management (University of Southern Mississippi)
Dr. Croft has been in higher education and intercollegiate athletics for over twenty years as a coach, an administrator, and a professor. He has been a member of college basketball teams in the Big 12 Conference, PAC 10 Conference, Big Ten Conference, and Conference USA.
Croft received his Associate of Arts degree in physical education from East Central Community College. He received a bachelor's degree in coaching and sports administration and a master's degree in human performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Croft completed his doctoral degree in educational leadership and administration at the University of Texas El Paso.
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In this podcast Dr. Croft discusses strategies for advancing up the career ladder in collegiate athletics. (Originally recorded in 2014)
September 3, 2018
Simon Licen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Washington State University)
Dr. Simon Licen is an assistant professor and program coordinator in the Sport Management program at Washington State University. His primary research interests revolve around communication and sport, especially in international contexts. Dr. Licen’s professional experience includes roles in mass media, an appointment as the Director of Media and Communication of a WTA Tour (women’s professional tennis) event, and involvement in the organization of major events including the Ljubljana Marathon and the U20 European Basketball Championship for Men in 2007. In 2016, he visited the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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In this podcast, Dr. Licen shares his experience at the 2016 Olympic Game in Rio (Originally recorded in 2016)
September 2, 2018
Manager, Youth Division (USA Basketball)
Andrea Travelstead joined USA Basketball in October of 2013 as the national team program coordinator. In May 2013 she moved into a new position with the youth division as a program coordinator for youth development, and in November 2016 she was promoted to youth development program manager. Travelstead’s responsibilities in the Youth Development division include managing all youth events including: coach academies, youth clinics, open court programs, regional camps, tournaments and other player initiatives as well as sponsor servicing.
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In this podcast Andrea discusses strategies for operating sport events. (Originally recorded in 2017)
September 1, 2018
Rory Weishaar, Ed.D.
Associate Professor (Central Washington University)
In addition to coaching multiple interscholastic sports for sixteen years, Dr. Weishaar has eight years of experience as a middle school and high school athletic director, twelve years of experience as a middle school and high school principal, and during his last eight years as principal he supervised the athletic directors.
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In this podcast, Dr. Weis shares his experience managing high school sport. (Originally recorded in 2014)
August 22, 2018
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (University of North Carolina)
Brad Frederick completed his fifth season on Roy Williams’ staff at Carolina and his first as an assistant coach in 2017-18. During his five years on staff, Carolina has won the 2017 National Championship, been to two Final Fours, won the ACC regular season twice, and won the ACC tournament championship once. Frederick served as director of operations for four years upon joining the Tar Heel staff in 2013 after 14 seasons on Kevin Stalling’s staff at Vanderbilt.
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In this podcast Coach Frederick discusses strategies for coach career advancement in collegiate athletics. (Originally recorded in 2013)
August 22, 2018
Mike Kinziger, Ph.D.
Mike Kinziger is retired from the University of Idaho where he taught and coordinated Outdoor Leadership for 17 years as an associate professor in recreation. In total, Mike taught for 38 years accumulating seventeen teaching and outstanding performance awards. He has taught more than 25 different courses about recreational activities and creative play.
Mike has an extensive outdoor background (whitewater canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and backpacking, etc). He holds six long distance canoe records, is a role model for active, healthy lifestyle and since retiring has spent numerous weeks solo paddling in the Canadian wilderness with no human contact. He is currently working on a book titled, “The Canoeing Solo Trifecta”.
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In this podcast Dr. Kinziger shares 11 lessons in leadership. (Originally recorded in 2015)
August 2, 2018
Assistant General Manager, Sponsorships (Spokane Indians Baseball Club)
Kyle grew up in Silverton, Oregon and later attended Oregon State University where he studied Exercise and Sports Science and graduated in 2009. Upon completion of his bachelor's degree, Kyle attended Gonzaga University and received his Masters in Sport and Athletic Administration in 2011. After spending time as an Intern for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club, Kyle started with the Indians in the spring of 2011 as a Promotions Coordinator.
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In this podcast Kyle discusses his experience working in professional sport . (Originally recorded in 2015)
August 2, 2018
Commissioner (Cascade Collegiate Athletic Conference)
Rob Cashell, was named the commissioner of the Cascade Collegiate Conference in April 2012 after a national search and serving as interim commissioner since January of 2012. As the Chief Administrative Officer for the 11 full member and four associate member conference, Cashell oversees all facets of the day-to-day operations including scheduling, marketing, rules and regulations, media relations, budgeting, staff supervision and championships.
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In this podcast Rob discusses strategies for developing a culture of athletics on your campus. (Originally recorded in 2015)