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Aug. 30, 2022

Season 1 Most Downloaded Episodes: #5 Featuring Todd Kuska

Welcome to this special edition of The “I’’ in Win podcast, as we officially wrap up Season 1! Since launching the podcast last September, I have released 52 episodes, met coaches, teachers, and other leaders literally across...

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Aug. 23, 2022

The "I" in Win Genesis

Welcome to this special edition of The “I’’ in Win podcast, as we officially wrap up Season 1! Since launching the podcast last September, I have released 52 episodes, met coaches, teachers, and other leaders literally across...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Putting Players in the Best Position for Success w/Michael Wiggins

#50. This episode features Michael Wiggins , Head Boy's Soccer Coach at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois. Coach Wiggins has been a head coach for over 28 years, and during that time, he has tallied 385 wins. He has …

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July 19, 2022

Humble Confidence w/Sarah Teipel

#49. Today we are joined by Sarah Teipel , who is the new Head Girls Basketball Coach at Mundelein High School in IL. Coach Teipel spent the previous 9 years as head coach at Dundee-Crown (Carpentersville, IL), winning 2 con...

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July 12, 2022

Doesn't Matter the Day, Tend to the Crops w/Greg Jones

#48. In this episode, we welcome in Greg Jones, assistant football coach at University of Oregon. In this episode, we dive into how coach Jones made the leap, after 30 years of success in the high school level, into the …

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July 5, 2022

What's Best for the Individual Is Best for the Team w/Hank Plona

#47. This episode features Hank Plona , who has been the head men's basketball coach at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa for the past seven years. During that time, Coach Plona has amassed 196 victories, which is the mo...

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June 28, 2022

Positivity is the Only Place To Be w/Jeremy Kauffman

#46. This episode features an uncommon leader who exudes positivity. Jeremy Kauffman is a social studies teacher at Deerfield High School (IL) and head track as well as head cross-country coach at Lake Zurich High School (IL...

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June 14, 2022

Football is a Part of Life, but Being an Educator is Life w/Bob Pieper

#45. Today we have on Bob Pieper , who has been in education since 1991, working first at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois, before coming to Glenbrook North (Northbrook, IL) in 1997, where he's been ever since. Bob ...

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June 7, 2022

Keeping the Main Thing, The Main Thing w/Kevin Devitt

#44. This episode features Kevin Devitt assistant basketball coach at Niagara University. In this episode, we'll discuss Coach Devitt's fascinating journey to becoming a D1 basketball coach, what it takes to get to that level...

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May 31, 2022

Why We Need to Hire Great People w/Chris Fore

#43. This episode features Chris Fore , a veteran educator, athletic director and football coach from Southern California. Coach Fore currently serves as the principal at the Palmdale Aerospace Academy (Palmdale, CA). He's al...

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May 24, 2022

Nothing Without Work w/Jim Konrad

#42. Jim Konrad had a unique path into education. While in medical school, he was coaching a youth team and fell in love with the idea of teaching and coaching for a career, so he left medical school after his …

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May 17, 2022

Talking Hoops w/SIU Head Basketball Coach, Bryan Mullins

#41. This episode features Southern Illinois University Head Basketball Coach, Bryan Mullins , where he gives his thoughts on: Finding balance between personal/professional life Learning from Coach Moser & Loyola's magical Fi...

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May 10, 2022

Focus on the Process, Not the Prize w/John Belskis

#40. This episode features Hall of Fame coach, Mr. John Belskis , who has amassed over 200 wins in his career, including 2 trips to the state championship game, winning 1 title and 1 runner-up in the largest classification of...

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May 3, 2022

X's and O's Don't Breathe w/Michael DiMatteo

#39. Michael DiMatteo has been a teacher and coach for 35 years, coaching football for 33 with 15 of those years as head coach for four different high schools. He is a 2022 inductee into the Illinois High School Football …

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April 26, 2022

How to Live by Design w/Rob Cressy

#38. Today we have a special show - one that will hopefully have you will walk away feeling more positive and motivated to finding your best version. This episode features Rob Cressy who is a coach, speaker, and entrepreneur....

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April 19, 2022

Leaving HS Feeling Good About Yourself w/Tim Trendel

37. Today’s episode features Tim Trendel, Assistant Principal at Saint Patrick High School (Chicago, IL). Tim and I were classmates at St. Pat’s, and this is a conversation that was actually recorded months ago when Tim was j...

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April 12, 2022

33 Years of Following The Plan w/Mark Bliss

#36. Since 1988, Mark Bliss has coached football at various high school and collegiate levels. During his head coaching career, he has amassed an overall record of 206- 80 losses, won 4 State Championships, along with 2 Semi-...

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April 5, 2022

Understanding the Human Being w/Jay Saravis

#35. This will be Jay Saravis's 28th year in education. Currently the head football coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School (CO), Jay has also coached Junior High Lacrosse, HS Softball, HS Track & Field. He is also a certified...

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March 29, 2022

Teaching Life Skills in a Tactical Fashion | Robert Pomazak & Patrick…

#34. We are showcasing the football program at St. Charles North High School located in St. Charles, Illinois. Representing the North Stars are the head coach, Robert Pomazak, and assistant coach, Patrick Shannon, who is also...

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March 22, 2022

How a Centralized Strength Program Combats The Mental Health Crisis |…

#33. Currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Head Football Coach at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Northeast Ohio, Nick Cook has experience as a teacher, coach, and school principal. As a football coach ...

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March 15, 2022

Helping Kids Navigate The Toughest Times | John Nee

#32. Today's guest, John Nee, has been a teacher and coach at his alma mater St.Rita High School on the south side of Chicago for the past 25 years. In addition to his classroom responsibilities as an English teacher, Coach …

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March 8, 2022

Turning Kids Into Adults in a Loving Fashion | Tom and Steve Winiecki

#31. Welcome to our first father-son duo, Tom and Steve Winiecki! For 39 years, Tom Winiecki taught, coached, and was part of the leadership at Gordon Tech High School (Chicago, IL). During his 31 years as Head Football Coac...

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March 1, 2022

Creating a Successful Path Using Athletics w/Brennan Spain

#30. As if being a first-time head coach wasn't tough enough, Brennan Spain was named Head Football Coach at Cardinal Ritter College Prep (St. Louis, MO) in the midst of a global pandemic. How has Coach Spain's teams respond...

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Feb. 22, 2022

Everyone Has a Story to Tell | Jon Kerr & Joe Aguilar

#29. In this unique episode, we're talking about what transformational coaching looks like from the vantage point of the media. Welcome to our two guests, Jon Kerr, publisher of the Kerr report, a newsletter about athletics ...

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