Inspired by collective input from the WeCOACH Community, tune in bi-weekly to The WeCOACH Podcast, presented by Hudl, for thought-provoking discussions focused on timely topics of national significance impacting the coaching profession. Hosted by CEO Vanessa Fuchs, we’ll tap into expertise from women coaches, male allies, and sports industry leaders to offer strategies for successfully navigating these critical issues. This podcast is a co-production of WiSP Sports Radio and WeCOACH.
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Season 5 Episode 6 United States Marine Corps, Captain Elizabeth J. Vincent
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Season 5 Episode 6 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl highlights longtime WeCOACH partner, the United States Marine Corps. In this episode, we engage with USMC Captain Elizabeth J. Vincent, Officer Selection Officer for Northern Indiana, a former softball and basketball student-athlete who has served seven years with the Marines. Hear how both participation in sport and service in the Marine Corps has translated into lifelong values, leadership skills, a team-first mentality, as well as cultivated a fighting spirit. These characteristics will certainly serve her well as an aspiring collegiate softball coach once she’s completed her terms of service with the Marines. Captain Vincent shares with our listeners an opportunity for coaches, teams and athletics departments to engage with Marines in their local community via the Marines’ Influencer Program. Through leadership talks, cohesion team-building exercises, physical training/workouts and more, the Marines’ Influencer Program has an aligned mission with what coaches work daily to achieve—advance today’s youth, equip them with knowledge to be lifelong leaders while ultimately teaching them resilience to fight, win and overcome conflicts, challenges, and obstacles. WeCOACH appreciates the continued support the US Marine Corps provides to our Community and salutes every Marine for their commitment to serve and protect our country. Give this episode a listen then be sure to check out how the Marines’ Influencer Program can impart leadership, teamwork and culture within your team: RMI.Marines.com/Influencer.
Season 5 Episode 5 Enhanced Member Benefits Program Partners
Thursday, August 11, 2022
In Season 5 Episode 5 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features a sneak preview of WeCOACH’s new Member Benefits Partners Program, ahead of our official announcement on August 29. Enhanced member benefits will offer our WeCOACH Community access to national experts, consultants, speakers, resources, toolkits, services, products and more. In this episode, three Member Benefits Partners: Matt Banker, founder of MB Sports Consulting (career services, NIL, college recruiting); Dr. Jen Fry, Owner & CEO of Jen Fry Talks (social justice educator, Sports Equity Collaborative and WCA Class #1 grad); and Yashica B. Martin, Owner of YBM Coaching Services (executive coach, speaker), provide our listeners a glimpse of what’s to come with this new program. Learn how their specific services and expertise will elevate and advance not only our women coaches but also athletics administrators and student-athletes. We also touch on how coaches break through the biggest challenges faced in the profession, the importance of male allyship, and “life-role balance.” You will walk away from this episode with more tools and skills to add to your professional toolbox!
Season 5 Episode 4 BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month Series 2 of 2
Thursday, July 14, 2022
In Season 5 Episode 4 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features Part 2 of a two-part series dedicated to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness throughout the month of July. BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month is intended to highlight the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant Dr. Kensa Gunter shares about her work as Director of the NBA’s Mind Health Program and the leadership role athletes and coaches play in humanizing mental health. She also offers numerous mental health & wellness resources, examples for how coaches can create environments that allow others to thrive, the importance of self-care/integrating wellness on a daily basis to refuel, recharge, and reenergize—and much more! Be sure to catch both episodes of this two-part series!
Season 5 Episode 3 BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month Series 1 of 2
Thursday, July 14, 2022
In Season 5 Episode 3 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features Part 1 of a two-part series dedicated to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness throughout the month of July. BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month is intended to highlight the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the United States. With guests Megan Hankins-Maldonado, former high school & college basketball coach, now Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Executive Life Coach and founder of The R.E.C. Center (Reflect. Evolve. Conquer.) and Michelle Bento-Jackson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Cal Poly Humboldt, we cover several issues related to mental health and emotional well-being along with a few other important topics as well! Be sure to catch both episodes of this two-part series in July!
Season 5 Episode 2 Winning Ways of Women Coaches Contributing Authors
Thursday, June 23, 2022
In Season 5 Episode 2 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl launches June 23, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, so it’s only appropriate that we dedicate this episode to a new resource recently released, Winning Ways of Women Coaches, edited by volleyball coaching legend and former WeCOACH Board President, Dr. Cecile Reynaud. Episode 2 also features two contributing authors from Winning Ways, Carol Owens, Notre Dame Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach (also a former WeCOACH Board member) and Felecia Mulkey, head coach of Baylor’s Acrobatics & Tumbling program. The women have over 75 years of coaching experience and an astounding 13 national championships combined. Tune in to get the Cliffs Notes from their chapters about what has allowed them to enjoy winning careers. Then make sure to order your copy of Winning Ways of Women Coaches today—it’s a must read! WeCOACH is offering an exclusive 20% off promo code to purchase WWoWC – click here for more details.
Season 5 Episode 1 Coaches Sue Semrau & Brooke Wyckoff Florida State University Women’s Basketball
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Welcome back to The WeCOACH Podcast, Season 5! In S5E1 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl, host Vanessa Fuchs, new WeCOACH CEO, welcomes two very special people as her first guests—her college coach, Sue Semrau, and college teammate, Brooke Wyckoff. Coach Sue Semrau, FSU’s all-time winningest women’s basketball coach and 2015 National Coach of the Year, retired in March 2022 after 25 successful years at the helm—her first, and only, head coaching job. Her successor was none other than Brooke Wyckoff, whom Sue has mentored since Brooke’s playing days. She may be retired but Sue has established quite a large coaching tree to carry on her legacy. This inaugural podcast dives into Sue’s strategies for building the pipeline of future coaches as well as Brooke’s transition as a first-time head coach. And for all our mothers in coaching, this episode is for you—learn about Brooke’s “Moms in Coaching” initiative that is taking hold around the country.
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Nicole Van Dyke, Nicole Van Dyke, University of Washington Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Kari Krakow, Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach
Mickey Grace, LA Rams, Scouting Apprentice & High School Football Coach
No Stone Unturned
Carolyn Sideco, Consultant and Retired Coach
Lara-Jane Que, Track & Field Coach
Tabitha Yim, Stanford, Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach Redefining Success
Kristen Holmes, WHOOP, Vice President of Performance Science
Major Christine Taranto, Marines, Logistics Officer, 3rd Marine Regiment
Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Yolanda Bronston’s Championship Mentality
Women in College Coaching Report Card
Sara Doell, University of San Francisco, Head Golf Coach and Life Coach
We Are All in This Together