Micah Davis talks about the team taking a trip to the prison in January to spend time with inmates. He talks about the fear of doing something new and out of your comfort zone, but how basketball is used to build bridges and deepen relationships.
Coach Tonagel talks about the importance of outreach opportunities such as visiting prisons or going on missions trips. He shares the importance they have played in the development of the IAm3rd culture, and why he would look for these opportunities in any leadership position he was in.
Joel Okafor tells the story of his life. He shares about leaving his home in Nigeria at age 14, what it’s been like to not see his family for eight years. Joel shares transparently about some of the twists and turns along the way and what it means to be an overcomer in the face of real adversity.
Coach T reflects on watching Joel’s growth, and discusses why having an IAm3rd attitude when dealing with adversity positions you for growth.
Coach T shares some practical insight in a response to Aaron, a dentist in Michigan. “Your program is a great model of putting vision into practice and creating a culture that anybody can learn from. Any advice/thoughts on resources to help cultivate that type of leadership?” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or #ASKIWUHoops any question to a coach or player for future episodes.
Senior Jacob Johnson discusses mid-season surgery and what it was like to sit out and watch during the team’s 3 game losing streak. Jacob shares transparently about the doubts, frustration and growth that he experienced during this time.
Senior Ben Carlson talks about how he was approaching his leadership role during the team's slide. He explains the difference in perspective in the midst of adversity between a freshman and senior.
Junior Trevor Waite takes listeners inside a player's mind during a memorable behind the scenes moment of the season; a late night weight room workout after a long bus trip.
Coach T gives his side of the story, and shares why it's so important for players on a team to be able to call out greatness in each other.
Evan Maxwell takes listeners inside his journey from Kansas University to IWU. He talks about some key moments in the ups and downs along the way and then discusses what he believes makes the IAm3rd culture of IWUHoops so unique.
Coach T gives insight into the power of humility, and explains how the word is defined in the IWUHoops locker room. Senior Ben Carlson is then asked about a moment when he emboddied humility by calling out greatness in Evan Maxwell.
Freshmen Sam McCracken and Michael Zitney talk about the transition to the college level, junkyard workouts, and the importance of getting pushed out of your comfort zone.
Coach T explains the philosophy behind Junkyard workouts and why coaches work out with players. He also shares an example from the season of how prayer led him to challenge the team in a specific direction and how he led growth and change in that area.
Coach B, a listener of episode 4, asks Coach T: "Would you recommend doing a Father/Son Retreat in a non-faith based basketball program?" #ASKIWUHoops with questions for any player or coach for an overtime on a future episode.
Freshman Kyle Mangas and his father Tim discuss the recruiting process, this year's Father/Son Retreat and what makes IWUHoops unique.
Coach T tells the story of where the Father/Son Retreat originated and the role it’s played in the culture of the program.
JT, a listener of episode 2, asks Coach T: "How did you respond as a coach when you heard Jacob was considering quitting?" #ASKIWUHoops with questions for any player or coach for an overtime on a future episode.
1st Half (1:26)
Sophomore Canaan Coffey takes the vision of 'hunger, habits, humility' to heart in the weight room over the summer, but falls short of a goal to start the new school year. He shares about the disappointment of the moment, and how his teammates responded.
2nd Half (11:22)
Coach Tonagel gives his perspective on Canaan's disappointment, and shares why it's important as a leader to consider what behaviors you are rewarding on your team.
Seniors Jacob Johnson and Ben Carlson discuss how they took the leadership reins given to them and made it a priority to drive apathy out of the program.
Coach Tonagel shares about empowering leaders on the team to make their own mark on the culture of the program.
Coach Tonagel speaks about the 'IAm3rd' culture of the program.
Coach Tonagel speaks about the vision of 'hunger, habits and humility' for the 2017-2018 season