Dave Klatsky, an assistant coach at Colgate and host of a podcast StatChat joins The SeanMoHoops Pod to discuss a variety of topics including 1) Colgate clinching home-court advantage in the Patriot League tournament for the first time since the Adonal Foyle days in 1996 2) Dave’s transition from Finance into coaching at the D3 level 3) What a week in the life of an assistant coach looks like and how he prepares a scouting report using KenPom, Synergy, etc. 4) How teams scout on short turn-arounds and 5) Recruiting in the Patriot League and his thoughts on the new NCAA recruiting regulations
Michael Visenberg of NBADraft.net joins the Podcast to talk about his thoughts and observations from the first week of college hoops. We chat about in-person viewings of some of the top freshmen including Bol Bol, Kevin Porter Jr., Darius Garland, Simi Shittu, and Charles Bassey. In addition to the top freshmen, we touch on certain teams and players we are interested in watching (Maui Invitational, Brandon Clarke, LSU, Tremont Waters) and the three top freshmen for Duke.
Stephen Kalayil from DefPen Sports joins the Pod to chat about the Champion’s Classic and Duke’s dismantling of Kentucky. What teams could surprise down the road, Louisville’s outlook as the Mack era begins and more as the 2018-19 college basketball season begins.
Darin Van Vlerah, Assistant Director of Enforcement, Basketball Development joins the Podcast to talk about his career switch from a corporate lawyer to the NCAA in 2013, while providing an inside look at the Basketball Development staff, the roles and responsibilities, and the current climate of college hoops.
Michael Visenberg joins the Podcast to provide an in-depth review on the USA Basketball Developmental Camp that took place in Colorado Springs with the top high school players in the 2019-2022 classes. Mikey V talks about the new format of the camp, the standouts in the Junior / Senior classes, and which younger players to keep an eye on in the future.
Vince Nicastro joins the Podcast to talk about his journey into the sports business world, a long and successful career as the Athletic Director at Villanova, and his current role within the Big East. Vince recounts about getting Jay Wright to Villanova at the last minute in 2001, his role in helping shape the current structure of the Big East, and how the conference has prepared for the changing landscape in summer recruiting.
William & Mary head coach Tony Shaver joins the podcast to discuss his basketball coaching career. We first look back to Coach Shaver’s playing days under Dean Smith before turning towards his first coaching job at Episcopal HS and then his impressive run at Hampden-Sydney. Coaching at William & Mary since 2003, we chat about his recruitment of Marcus Thornton, coaching philosophies, and how he has produced one of the most consistent offenses in college year in and year out.
Coach Dino Gaudio joins the podcast to discuss his return to coaching and why Chris Mack and Louisville made perfect sense. Coach Gaudio talks about his coaching journey with Skip Prosser, recruiting Chris Paul while at Wake Forest, and what type of recruits Louisville will be targeting going forward.
Markus Howard, one of the most prolific scorers in the country joins the podcast to talk about his college career at Marquette. The rising junior looks back at why he chose Marquette and the adjustment period he faced at only 17 years old. Markus talks about his NCAA experience, scoring 52 points at Providence, the toughest player he’s played against, and how important his family has been to his overall development.
Sean McAloon, the head coach of IMG Academy joins the podcast to talk about his basketball path which has taken him from a Division 3 assistant to the head coach at one of the top high school programs in the country. Sean talks about his formative coaching years at Randolph Macon with current VCU head coach Mike Rhoades, his time at Bucknell and then his high foray into high school. After running a successful program at Benedictine (VA), Sean toppled the WCAC empires of DeMatha and Gonzaga before joining IMG this past season. Great insight into the world of high school and college basketball.