Episode 4.18 So Will I 1-"This is what I was made for"

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Episode 4.18 So Will I 1-"This is what I was made for"

Episode 4.18 So Will I-”This is what I was made for”

1st Half (1:37)

Trevor Waite shares about a moment of worship he had during the Sweet 16 game and what he saw from his teammates on that day.

2nd Half (14:15)

Coach Tonagel reflects on Trevor's career and contrasts Trevor's moment before the Sweet 16 game with his appearance in the IHSAA State Finals while in High School.

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Episode 4.17 "The Unseen"

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Episode 4.17 "The Unseen"

Episode 4.17 “The Unseen”

1st Half

Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell discuss the team's mentality headed into the national tournament and give insight into why this always seems to be a time when the team goes to another level.

2nd Half

Coach Tonagel shares about a prayer challenge he gave the team headed into the national tournament.

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Episode 4.16 "Legacy Links"

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Episode 4.16 "Legacy Links"

Episode 4.16 “Legacy Links”

1st Half (1:22)

Coach Phil Bollier joins to connect the stories of Iam3 and LU2 and talk about the generational impact a coach can have when he uses his platform for Christ. 

2nd Half (24:30)

Kyle Mangas shares about winning the conference title game with Ernie Johnson in the crowd and calling the game.

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Episode 4.15 "Buzzer Beater"

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Episode 4.15 "Buzzer Beater"

Episode 4.15 "Buzzer Beater"

1st Half (0:50)

Senior Evan Maxwell talks about his buzzer beater against Marian in the regular season.

2nd Half (14:09)

Junior Canaan Coffey shares about his buzzer beater against Marian in the conference tournament.

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Episode 4.14 "Fearful"

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Episode 4.14 "Fearful"

Episode 4.14 "Fearful"

1st Half (1:18)

Freshmen Seth Maxwell and Luke Stephens and Sophomore Kyle Mangas go inside the next practice after the loss to Goshen College.

2nd Half (12:55)

Coach Weidner gives insight into his growth in a 'Fearless' mentality during his time as a player and how it impacted the team after the tough loss.

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Episode 4.13 "Upset"

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Episode 4.13 "Upset"

Episode 4.13 "Upset"

1st Half (1:10)

Junior Canaan Coffey talks about the team's loss on the road to Goshen College and what he was feeling as a starter during and after the game.

2nd Half (12:40)

Coach Tonagel goes inside a coach's mind as he watches a team under perform and how to best respond to set up future growth.

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Episode 4.12 "Dreamtime- And 1"

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Episode 4.12 "Dreamtime- And 1"

Episode 4.12 "Dreamtime- And 1"

1st Half (1:18)

Coach Tonagel and Coach Clark discuss the role of prayer and fasting in the program over the course of a season and how they played a specific role in one scouting report

2nd Half (15:58)

Freshman Tim Adetukasi, Senior Evan Maxwell, and Coach David Osborn share how the team went to another level with some intentionality off the court

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Episode 4.11 "Behind Bars"

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Episode 4.11 "Behind Bars"

Episode 4.11 "Behind Bars"

1st Half (1:04)

Freshman Tim Adetukasi shares about his adjustment to the team after joining it mid-season and goes inside the team's trip to the prison.

2nd Half (12:30)

Coach Tonagel reflects on the team's steady growth heading into the second semester and the role an experience like the prison trip plays in building a team.

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Episode 4.10 "One"

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Episode 4.10 "One"

Episode 4.10 "One"

1st Half (1:04)

Freshman Seth Maxwell and Sophomore Kyle Mangas talk about the team's trip to Florida and how time together helped the unity of the team.

2nd Half (11:15)

Coach Osborn gives insight into the growth of the team after a stretch of losing and how it set up continued growth for the rest of the season.

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Episode 4.9 "Identity of 3-Losing Streak"

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Episode 4.9 "Identity of 3-Losing Streak"

Episode 4.9 "Identity of 3-Losing Streak"

1st Half (1:14)

Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell go inside the mind of a player in the middle of a losing streak.

2nd Half (8:53)

Coach Tonagel shares how he processes a losing streak as a coach and how to continue to find an identity of 3 regardless of an outcome.

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Episode 4.8 "Identity of 3-Winning Streak"

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Episode 4.8 "Identity of 3-Winning Streak"

Episode 4.8 "Identity of 3-Winning Streak"

1st Half (1:10)

Evan Maxwell and Michael Zitney share about a big win on the road.

2nd Half (15:51)

Coach Tonagel talks about the mentality a team needs when it has a big road game and how to celebrate a big win with the right perspective.

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Episode 4.7 "Identity of 3-Preseason"

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Episode 4.7 "Identity of 3-Preseason"

Episode 4.7 "Identity of 3-Preseason"

1st Half (0:29)

Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell discuss the team's mentality as games began.

2nd Half (11:19)

Coach Tonagel talks about continuing to build an identiy of 3 as the season gets underway.

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Episode 4.6 "Re-defining Greatness"

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Episode 4.6 "Re-defining Greatness"

Episode 4.6 "Re-defining Greatness"

As IWUHoops has traded the pursuit of me for the pursuit of three, they’ve noticed a growing hunger across coaching for others to do the same.  This has sparked conversations and gatherings of leaders from across the country in an attempt to ‘re-define greatness’ to align with the IAm3rd way.  This episode will engage two of those leaders who are navigating the tension of putting God 1st and others second in the midst of the demands of a basketball season, the allure of success and the competitive nature of coaching.

1st Half (0:29)

Coach Rjay Barsh has won 129 games and been to a Final 4 in his seven years as the head coach at Southeastern University. SEU was a top 25 team all season and made the NAIA National tournament, and Coach Barsh intersected with IWU multiple times throughout the year.  He joins to talk about leadership, discipleship and the power of Kingdom connections in coaching.  You can follow him @CoachRjayBarsh on Twitter and read more from him at coachbarsh.com

2nd Half (27:47)

Coach Ryan Osborn just completed his second season as the head coach at Carmel High School.  In his first season, Carmel finished as runner-up in Indiana’s largest class and this past year they won the state title.  He and Coach Tonagel share about their long-time friendship and the way they challenge and encourage each other throughout the season.  They go in-depth about the challenges and joys of coaching and where they find their purpose.  You can follow him @Coach_Osborn on Twitter. 

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Episode 4.5 "Father/Son Retreat"

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Episode 4.5 "Father/Son Retreat"

Episode 4.5 "Father/Son Retreat"

1st Half (1:09)

Joel Okafor and Coach Tonagel talks about the Father/Son Retreat and Joel's baptism.

2nd Half (10:10)

Freshmen Logan Kruse and Luke Stephens share about the value of being led by strong leaders in the transition to college.

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Episode 4.4 "Comfort Zones"

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Episode 4.4 "Comfort Zones"

Episode 4.4 "Comfort Zones"

1st Half-(0:59)

Freshmen Seth Maxwell and Isaiah Payton talk about the adjustment to college and being stretched out of their comfort zones.

2nd Half (10:08)

Coach Tonagel gives insight into why there is intentionality in stretching new players and how it can ultimately lead to growth.

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Episode 4.3 "Dominican Republic"

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Episode 4.3 "Dominican Republic"

Episode 4.3 "Dominican Republic"

1st Half-(1:07)

Freshman Jonathan Mpanzu gives his perspective on the team's mission trip to the Dominican Republic. 

2nd Half (11:26)

Coach Tonagel shares about G.O. Ministries and why the trip to the DR is so important in the culture of the program.

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Episode 4.2 "Building Blocks"

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Episode 4.2 "Building Blocks"

Episode 4.2 "Building Blocks"

1st Half-(1:00)

Coach Tonagel and Kyle Mangas discuss laying the foundation for the team in the month of June and why deep relationships are so important in the program.  

2nd Half (10:48)

Trevor Harrell and Jonathan Mpanzu share about how the month of June pushed them into a deeper relationship and the role that it played in their growth throughout the season.

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Episode 4.1 "Identity of 3"

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Episode 4.1 "Identity of 3"

Episode 4.1 "Identity of 3"

1st Half-(1:40)

Coach Tonagel joins to talk about the challenges of finding an identity built on IAm3rd in basketball but how it can unlock potential in a program.   

2nd Half- (13:07)

Seniors Trevor Waite, Joel Okafor and Evan Maxwell discuss a low point in each of their careers and where they were at heading in to the new season as team leaders.

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Episode 4.0 "Intro"

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Episode 4.0 "Intro"

Go inside the locker room as Indiana Wesleyan Men’s Basketball trades the pursuit of me for the pursuit of 3.

Following the 2018 NAIA DII National Championships, IWUHoops released a 22 episode season of a podcast where listeners heard the story of the season through the eyes of the players and coaches.  

“Each year, it seems as though God takes us on a new journey deeper into the IAm3rd life and we are excited to share with others what happened with our team this season,” says Head Coach Greg Tonagel. “The response to the podcast last year blew us away. There were tens of thousands of downloads and we heard from coaches, administrators and leaders from all across the country who shared in our huger to trade the pursuit of me for the pursuit of three. This is only growing our conviction that ‘IAm3rd’ is the best way to live and to lead.”

As a follow up to season 1, the next season of ‘IWUHoops presents The Pursuit’ will air beginning on Monday, May 20th and will release every Monday and Thursday through July.  Each episode will feature interviews with players and coaches talking about a specific part of the season.  Over the course of 23 episodes, the story of the entire season will be told. Topics like identity, fear, comfort zones, legacy, last second shots, and worship will be explored from the real life experiences and perspectives of coaches and players.

“It is evident that we are in an increasingly ‘Me1st’ culture where leaders are trained to look out first for their own interests as they make decisions,” says Associate Head Coach Jeff Clark. “Based on the response to the first season of ‘The Pursuit’ it seems there is a corresponding hunger from leaders to hear the life giving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn how it intersects with something like a basketball season. Our hope is that by transparently opening up both the highs and lows from our program that more leaders will come to re-define greatness in their leadership context by making discipleship the driver of what they do.”

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Episode 22 "If You Want To Be 1st..."

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Episode 22 "If You Want To Be 1st..."

1st Half-(1:10)
Jacob Johnson, Ben Carlson, Evan Maxwell and Kyle Mangas talk about the National Championship victory and give final reflections on the season.


2nd Half-(17:32)
The entire coaching staff talks about winning the national title and reflect on pursing the IAm3rd life together over the course of a season.

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