#WBCAPodcast: Growing Our Game

The #WBCAPodcast: Growing Our Game is where we sit down with coaches and industry leaders to dive into a variety of topics regarding women’s basketball. Join host Shanteona Keys, manager of education, and the association as we work to build excellent people, not just excellent players, and improve lives, not just records.

 
 

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Episode 24: Coaches on Coaches, Pt. 2 During this episode of the Coaches on Coaches series, assistant coaches Tasha Brown (UCLA) and Danielle O’Banion (Minnesota) discuss coaching through the pandemic and empowering student-athletes through civic engagement.
Episode 23: Coaches on Coaches, Pt. 1

Join as Harry Perretta (Villanova) and Barbara Stevens (Bentley) offer insight on what they’ve learned throughout their more than 40 years of coaching experience.

Episode 22: Managing Anxiety and Performance Listen in as Amanda Alexander (Stretch Performance Psychology) addresses performance anxiety in student-athletes and how coaches can best support them.
Episode 21: Positive Performance Training and Student Athletes During this episode, Lindsey Wilson (Positive Performance and The Mindset Coach Academy) will discuss why coaches are the perfect people to deliver mindset training to student athletes, even during a global pandemic. She will also cover why it is important to prioritize your mindset and self-care first as a leader of your team.
Episode 20: Coaches Creating Change: The Mississippi State Flag Nikki McCray-Penson (Mississippi State) and Yolett McPhee-McCuin (Ole Miss) join the podcast to talk about their activism to get the Mississippi state flag changed. McCray-Penson is entering her first year with the Bulldogs after a successful three-year stint at Old Dominion. McPhee-McCuin is a 16-year coaching veteran and is entering her third season with the Rebels. 
Episode 19: Returning to Campus: Keeping Your Student-Athletes Safe Shanteona Keys is joined by Carla Gilson (Georgia Tech) to discuss keeping student-atheletes safe upon the return to campus.
Episode 18: Recruiting Listen as head coach Buffie Burson and assistant coach Jaymee Actonof (North Georgia), break down their recruiting approach.
Episode 17: Evaluating the Year, Pt. 2 Shanteona Keys is joined by Sherri Coale (Oklahoma) to continue the discussion on evaluating the year. Listen as Coale shares her perspective on the staff evaluation process, and how it has evolved over the years.

Episode 16: Evaluating the Year, Pt. 1

Join us as we sit down with the newest member of the WBCA team, Deputy Director Mary Ellen Gillespie, to discuss evaluating staffs. During this podcast, Gillespie shares her review process and offers tips and best practices for successful evaluations. Gillespie is a former NCAA Division I athletics director.

Episode 15: Interviewing, Pt. 2
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Courtney Banghart, in her first year at the University of North Carolina, sits down with Shanteona Keys (WBCA manager of education) to discuss her interview experience, steps taken to complete her staff, and advice for growing one’s professional network.

Episode 14: Interviewing, Pt. 1
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Are you preparing for the next chapter in your life? Be sure to join us during this podcast featuring Chad Chatlos. Listen as Chatlos offers tips on building your career resume and shares some do’s and don’ts of the career search and interview process. 

Episode 13: Generation Z, Pt. 2
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Join us as Shanteona Keys sits down with Cori Close (UCLA) to discuss coaching Generation Z student-athletes. During this podcast Close will talk about what traits define Generation Z along with how your coaching style can evolve to help this generation thrive in your program.

Episode 12: Generation Z, Pt. 1
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Listen as Tim Elmore provides insight on how to communicate and relate to the up and coming generation. Elmore is the CEO and founder of Growing Leaders and a world-renowned expert on Generation Y and Generation Z. 

Episode 11: Financial Planning, Pt. 2
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During this episode, Amanda Butler (Clemson University) offers her coaching perspective on how to manage and effectively plan a coach's finances.

Episode 10: Financial Planning, Pt. 1
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With more than 30 years of expereince in helping coaches financially, Kathleen Kunkler joins the podcast to discuss FICO scores, investing, and tips sure to increase your financial health. Kunkler is the senior vice president of Morgan Stanley and was named Global Sports and Entertainment Director in 2014.

Episode 9: More Than Buzzwords: Diversity & Inclusion, Pt. 2
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Dive deeper into the previous discussion on what it truly means to be diverse and inclusive  not only with your student-athletes but with your coaching staff.

Episode 8: More Than Buzzwords: Diversity & Inclusion, Pt. 1
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Join us as Shanteona Keys, WBCA manager of education, sits down with Jen Fry and Nevin Caple to discuss what it means for a program to be diverse and inclusive.

Episode 7: Transfers, Pt. 2
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Sue Semrau (Florida State) discusses transfers, the transfer portal, and the waiver process.

Episode 6: Transfers, Pt. 1
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During this episode, Susan Peal, director of governance at the NCAA, discusses the transfer portal and the details surrounding its process. Established in October 2018, the transfer portal was developed to comply with legislation and help administrators manage the transfer process.   

Episode 5: Practice Planning, Pt. 2
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Listen as Nell Fortner (Georgia Tech) discusses practice planning and her return to coaching.

Episode 4: Practice Planning, Pt. 1
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Sit down with 2018 WNBA Coach of the Year Nicki Collen (Atlanta Dream) as she offers tips and best practices when it comes to planning a successful practice. 

Episode 3: Navigating Leadership Transitions, Pt. 2
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Entering her second season at Ole Miss, Yolett McPhee-McCuin walks listeners through her experience as a new head coach in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). 

Episode 2: Navigating Leadership Transitions, Pt. 1
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Join us as we sit down with Molly Fletcher of The Molly Fletcher Company to discuss leadership transitions and how to navigate through them.

Episode 1: Passing of the Gavel
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Immediate Past President Jennifer Rizzotti sits down with current WBCA President Tricia Cullop to discuss her new leadership role, the game and the association.