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Host Jeff Fisher
After anchoring and reporting on major sporting events from the Olympics to the World Series to the Super Bowl in a career spanning 30-years, Jeff is now focusing on media strategy and television show development for Blitz Group LLC. Jeff, an avid high school football fan, is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of High School Football America, and he’s co-executive producer of the PBS documentary “Primo Center” and several other television show pilots.
Before launching High School Football America, Fisher, an award-winning journalist, anchored at Fox Sports Net for the Chicago, Bay Area and Ohio regions. While in the Windy City, Fisher reported on all Chicago professional and college teams, plus served as a pre-, post and in-game host on Fox Sports Net's Emmy-award winning broadcasts for the Cubs and White Sox. Jeff also worked as a Co-host and pit reporter on several different motor sports programs on Speed Channel and The Outdoor Channel.
Before arriving in Chicago, Jeff was the Sports Director at WFMZ-TV in the Allentown/Philadelphia market. Fisher was the creator, executive producer and host of "The Big Ticket". The weekly, 60-minute high school football wrap-up show won him the Associated Press Best Sportscast in Pennsylvania Award in 2000. Fisher was also the creator and host of more than a dozen half-hour sports specials featuring international superstars such as Mario Andretti and Larry Holmes. Email Jeff
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|4-13-2017||Show #466 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the latest rankings from all high school spring sports.|
|3-30-2017||Show #465 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher recaps the 28th annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships.|
|3-23-2017||Show #464 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher previews the 28th annual National High School Coaches Association National High School Wrestling Championships.|
|3-9-2017||Show #463 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the 2017 NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships, plus talks with Steve Hatchell, CEO of the National Football Foundation.|
|2-2-2017||Show #462 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the 2016 Fall Coaches and Athletes of the Year, plus a look at the new USA TODAY/NHSCA Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings.|
|1-26-2017||Show #461 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the 2016-2017 NHSCA National Coach of the Year award winners, including have a chat with the Football Coach of the Year Bruce Rollinson of Mater Dei HS in California.’|
|1-12-2017||Show #460 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher discusses the latest NHSCA Super 25 high school wrestling rankings. Fisher also talks with St. John Bosco (California) head coach Jason Negro and his wife Carrie on what it takes to be a family in high school sports.|
|1-5-2017||Show #459 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher takes a look at the first NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings, plus the final NHSCA/High School Football America Top 50 rankings. Fisher also talks with Hoover High School head coach Josh Niblett.|
|12-15-16||Show #458 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher discusses the first in-season NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings, plus he talks with Shane Mobley, head football coach at Sweetwater HS in Texas that's playing for the state's Class 4A Division II title.|
|12-8-16||Show #457 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 2016 Ironman Wrestling Tournament in Ohio, plus he talks with four-time Arizona state football champ Jason Mohns of Saugaro HS and Elijah Brooks, head coach of DeMatha HS in Maryland.|
|12-1-16||Show #456 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the opening weekend of the 2016-17 high school wrestling season, plus he talks with two Southern California sports reporters about the showdown between Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.'|
|11-17-16||Show #455 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Jeff Brown, head coach at Canadian Prep School that plays all of its games against American high school football teams.|
|11-3-16||Show #454 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Corey Haddad about the 2016-17NHSCA/USA TODAY Preseason Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings. Also on the show is Dani Finkel of www.FUSFOO.com who talks about their new exciting digital platform for high schools.|
|10-20-16||Show #453 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews one of the best high school football games of 2016 when he talks with Mater Del (California) head coach Bruce Rollinson and St. John Bosco (California) head coach Jason Negro. Also on the show Fisher talks with Galen Brantley, who has led Soldotna to five straight Alaska high school state football championships.|
|10-6-16||Show #452 In this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Matthew Tittman of the Selective Service System and Jason Strunk, a Texas high school football coach, who addresses the fact that losing doesn't make student-athletes losers.|
|9-15-16||Show #451 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the early Fall sports season with girls' and boys soccer rankings, plus girls volleyball and the NHSCA/High School Football America Top 25. Fisher's guest is Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) football coach Nunzio Campanile.|
|9-1-16||Show #450 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher examines the difference between high school football in Canada and in America. Fisher talks with Kelsey McKay, head coach at Vincent Massey HS in Winnipeg, Canada.|
|8-18-16||Show #449 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the incredible story of the Phillips Academy football team that overcame many odds on the way to winning the Illinois 2015 4A state football championship, the first for a Chicago Public League school.|
|8-11-16||Show #448 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher goes inside high school sports in Texas with Susan Elza, Director of Athletics for the University Interscholastic League (UIL).|
|8-4-16||Show #447 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the preseason high school boys' and girls' national soccer rankings, and the preseason High School Football America/NHSCA Preseason Top 25. Fisher also talks with IMG Academy head football coach Kevin Wright about IMG Academy in Florida.|
|7-28-16||Show #446 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 3X Super Bowl champ Randy Cross about the state of high school sports. Fisher and Cross discuss recruiting, the parent/coach relationship and why being a multi-sport athlete is helpful to student-athletes.|
|7-21-16||Show #445 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes you inside the daily life of a high school athletic director. Fisher talks with Lubbock High School (Texas) AD and head football coach Jason Strunk about the ins-and-outs of being a sports administrator in 2016.|
|7-14-16||Show #444 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour with Jeff Fisher. Serra High School (Garden, CA) Chris Calvin talks about what it takes to become a high school football coach.|
|6-23-16||Show #443 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the release of the National High School Coaches Association's Nation Senior Athletes of the Year in 20 sports.|
|6-16-16||Show #442 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher takes a look at the 2016 winners of the National High School Coaches Association's National Coaches of the Year.|
|5-19-16||Show #441 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the NHSCA Duals and talks with Mac Hereford, who will be walking-on to the University of Alabama football team in the fall.|
|4-14-16||Show #440 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Kanen Storry of Leslie High School in Michigan, who won the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the 2016 NHSCA High School Wrestling Senior Nationals. Also on the show is legendary Alabama high school football coach Jamie Riggs of TR Miller High School.|
|4-7-16||Show #439 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher recaps the 27th Annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships, plus he talks with www.EasternPAFootball.com 's Dave Mika about the late George Curry. Curry, who is fifth on high school football's all-time wins list, recently passed away.|
|3-31-16||Show #438 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher previews the 2016 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, plus he talks with Lubbock Independent School District athletic director Mark Ball about the big business of football in Texas.|
|3-10-16||Show #437 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with NHSCA National Field Hockey Coach of the Year of Linda Kreiser, head coach at Lower Dauphin High School in Pennsylvania. Also on the show, Fisher looks at the end of the high school wrestling season and the latest USA TODAY/NHSCA Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings.|
|2-11-16||Show #436 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2015 NHSCA Senior Football Player of the Year Sean McGrew of St. John Bosco in California.|
|2-4-16||Show #435 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2015 NHSCA National Football Coach of the Year Gary Joseph of Katy High School in Texas.|
|1-28-16||Show #434 A look at the upcoming NHSCA 27th Annual National Wrestling Championships to be held in Virginia Beach April 1 thru 3. Also Special Guest: Tom Westerburg from Allen, Texas, 2014 NHSA Football Coach of the Year.|
Show #433 On this edition of the NHSCA SPORTS HOUR, host Jeff Fisher covers all the latest High School Sports News including upcoming NHSCA events. Also a look-back at the 2015 year and what's up in 2016.
|11-19-15||Show #432 NHSCA partners with USA Today Sports to compile the Super 25 National High School Wrestling Rankings. Also a look at the Iron Man Tournament coming up in Ohio.|
Show #431 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Blair Academy (New Jersey) head wrestling coach Brian Antonelli about his team's #1 ranking in the NHSCA/USA TODAY High School Sports Preseason High School Wrestling Super 25 rankings. Also on the show is Ryan Ditze, head football coach at Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey.
|10-29-15||Show #430 On this edition of the NHSCA Sport Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Soldotna HS (Alaska) head coach Galen Brantley, who led his school to its fourth straight state championship.|
|10-22-15||Show #429 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the national rankings in all of the fall sports.|
|9-10-15||Show #428 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the 2015-16 high school sports year.|
|9-3-15||Show #427 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour with Jeff Fisher looks at the upcoming 2015-16 high school sports year, plus he talks with Mark Soto, founder of The Honor Bowl, a four-game high school football event that honors America's military.|
|8-6-15||Show #426 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks about the 2015 NHSCA/High School Football America Preseason Top 25 national rankings, plus he talks with Dr. Chris Koutures about practice safety and concussions.|
#425 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host
Jeff Fisher talks with Southern California diver Liz Mitchell,
a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School in California about the
upcoming USA Junior National Diving Championships. Mitchell, who
is 15-years old, has qualified for three events in the competition
in Orlando, Florida next month. In 2013, Mitchell became a
national champion in the 12-13 age group when she won the gold
medal in the 7-meter platform competition.
|7-16-15||Show #424 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Dan Holden, 2015 Boys' Tennis Coach of the Year from Highland Park High School in Texas.|
|7-9-15||Show #423 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks with MaxPreps Steve Speiwak about his 2015 Preseason High School Football Early Contenders Top 25.|
Show #422 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2015 National High School Coaches Association Coaches of the Year - Brandon Silva, Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year from Immaculate Heart Academy in New Jersey and Chad Hibdon, Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year from Blackman High School in Tennessee.
|6-18-15||Show #421 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2015 National High School Coaches Association Coaches of the Year - Larry Rogers, Boys' Swimming Coach of the Year from Bellarmine Prep in California and Laurie Kerry, Field Hockey Coach of the Year from Warren Hills HS in New Jersey.|
|6-11-15||Show #420 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher reveals the final ten 2015 NHSCA Senior Athletes of the Year, plus talks with 2015 Coaches of the Year Bill Aris (Fayetteville-Manlius HS, NY - girls' cross country) and Laurie Martin (Xavier College Prep, AZ - girls' tennis).|
Show #419 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with two of the National High School Coaches Association's 2015 Coaches of the Year — Chan Brown, NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year from Parkview HS in Georgia and Ken Skelly, NHSCA Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year from La Salle Academy in Rhode Island.
Show #418 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher announces the 2015 NHSCA National Coaches of the Year in 20 boys and girls sports. Fisher talks with NHSCA National Football Coaches of the Year Roland Smith, head coach at Miami Central HS in Florida and Jody Strittmatter, head coach of Young Guns Wrestling. Over Memorial Day Weekend, his team Young Guns Black won its third straight NHSCA National Duals High School Division Championship.
|5-14-15||Show #417 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Donal Walsh and Dan Lyle who are part of the organizing team for the 2015 high school rugby championships that will be played in Philadelphia at the end of May. Part of the tournament will be a free clinic that will teach high school football players rugby tackling techniques that many experts say could make the game of football safer.|
Show #416 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Hauppauge HS (New York) head baseball coach Josh Gutes and his star left-handed pitcher Nick Fanti. In April, Fanti threw back-to-back no-hitters.
|4-23-15||Show #415 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks ahead and back at past NHSCA Senior Athletes of the Year.|
|4-9-15||Show #414 On this edition of NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Ken Hoffman of Krossover, about the company's unique game film breakdown technology that will save coaches time, plus improve their ability to dissect opponents' strengths and weaknesses.|
|4-2-15||Show #413 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher wraps-up the 26th annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships, plus he talks with Dave Gellatly, head baseball coach at San Clemente HS in Southern California about winning the prestigious National High School Invitational.|
|3-26-15||Show #412 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 26th annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships.|
|3-19-15||Show #411 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Riddick Beebe, head coach of the Marist HS (Georgia) wrestling program and his star wrestler Kenneth Brinson. Brinson will try to become the sixth 4X NHSCA champion at the 26th annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships March 27-29th in Virginia Beach, Virginia.|
|3-12-15||Show #410 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with David Bell, head wrestling coach at Bergen Catholic in New Jersey. The Crusaders have been the #1 team in the state two years running. At the 2014-15 individual state championships, Bergen Catholic crowned four individual state champs, which tied the modern day record.|
|2-26-15||Show #409 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the 26th annual National High School National Wrestling Championships. He'll also have a Flashback interview with Ryan Millhof of Collins HS in Atlanta talking about becoming a 4X NHSCA champion at the 2014 Nationals.|
|2-19-15||Show #408 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Chris Messina, the legendary head wrestling coach at Hauppauge High School in New York. Earlier this year, Messina became the all-time winningest wrestling coach in Long Island history.|
|2-5-15||Show #407 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the postseason in high school wrestling.|
|1-22-15||Show #406 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the rebirth of wrestling at Temple University as a club sport at the Philadelphia school. Fisher talks with Kurt Paroly, head coach of the team and Mike Molz, the team's captain.|
|1-15-15||Show #405 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour with Jeff Fisher, Allen (Texas) High School head football coach Tom Westerberg talks about winning the school's third straight national championship. Westerberg was the 2014 NHSCA National High School Football Coach of the Year.|
|1-08-15||Show #404 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Mike Powell, the 2015 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year. Powell spent 11 years as the head coach at Oak Park River Forest High School in Illinois, leading his team to 2 Illinois dual team titles, with 10 individual state champs and 31 all-state wrestlers.|
|12-11-14||Show #403 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the upcoming Walsh Ironman high school wrestling tournament, plus looks ahead to the top 10 high school football games of the weekend.|
|12-04-14||Show #402 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 2014-2015 high school wrestling season by looking at Win Magazine's team and individual rankings.|
|11-13-14||Show #401 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the national rankings for all fall sports like football, field hockey and soccer, plus looks at the 2014-15 high school wrestling individual rankings.|
|10-9-14||Show #400 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the NHSCA/High School Football America Top 25 high school football rankings, plus he also discusses soccer and field hockey.|
|10-2-14||Show #399 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Bridget Algeo, whose brother, the late Dan Algeo, passed away earlier this year at the age of 49 from a heart attack. Bridge talks about the impact Dan, the head football coach at Cardinal O'Hara in Philadelphia, had on so many student-athletes.|
|9-11--14||Show #398 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the beginning of 2014-15 high school sports year by discussing field hockey, football and soccer.|
|9-4-14||Show #397 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the beginning of 2014-15 high school sports year by discussing field hockey, football and soccer.|
|8-21-14||Show #396 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks about the upcoming high school cross country season with David Taylor, co-founder of the NHSCA Track & Field and Cross County|
On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher reveals the twenty 2014 honorees by the National High School Coaches Associations as the organization's Senior National Athletes of the Year.
|7-17-14||Show #393 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks at the 2014 National High School Coaches Association National Coaches of the Year in 20 sports.|
|6-05-14||Show #392 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 2014 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft that is loaded with lots of high school baseball players that are expected to be taken in the first round.|
|5-29-14||Show #391 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher reviews the 2013-14 high school sports year, which includes a look at the 2014 NHSCA Academic All-Americans.|
|5-08-14||Show #390 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look back to his interview with Johnny Manziel prior to the NFL Draft.. Manziel was the 2011 NHSCA Senior National Football Athlete of the Year when he played at Tivy High School in Texas.|
|5-01-14||Show #389 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the NHSCA Wrestling Duals in Virginia Beach, Virginia, plus he looks at the national rankings in baseball and softball.|
|4-17-14||Show #388 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher checks-in on all of the springs sports from around the nation.|
|3-20-14||Show #387 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher gives listeners a preview of the upcoming 25th annual NHSCA National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.|
|2-27-14||Show #386 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Pennsylvania legendary high school football coach Mike Pettine, Sr., who chats about his son Mike, Jr. being named the head coach of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Pettine, who retired after the 2000 season was the first NHSCA National Football Coach of the Year in 2000.|
Show #385 On the February 13th edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour,, host Jeff Fisher talks with Dave Dean, the head coach of the Lowell High School wrestling team in Michigan. Dean has built the program into one of the best in the nation in nine years as the head coach of the Red Arrows. Currently, Lowell is the top-ranked team in Division 2 in Michigan, while being ranked #14 by The Amateur Wrestling News and #17 by Win Magazine. Because of his incredible leadership and outstanding service to his community, Dean is being honored as the 2014 National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Coach of the Year. Fisher and Dean discuss that honor, plus cover a wide range of topics from the youth level of the wrestle right through college, where his son Gabe wrestles as a freshman for Cornell. Earlier this year, the 189-pound Dean shocked the wrestling world by beating two-time defending NCAA champ Ed Ruth of Penn St. Ruth had won 84 straight matches before his loss to Dean.
|1-30-14||Show #384 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with National High School Coaches Association founder Bob Ferraro, Sr. about the year ahead, including the 25th annual NHSCA National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virgina beginning on March 27th.|
|1-23-14||Show #383 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with football coach and administrator Chris Fore about his new book - Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs. Fore spoke with over 200 football coaches that won state championships after the 2011 season.|
|1-09-14||Show #381 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 13th annual National High School Coaches Association's Final Four of Wrestling Festival. Fisher talks with Solomon Fleckman, head coach at Blair Academy (New Jersey). Blair, the #1 team in the nation, is looking for its 8th straight NHSCA Final Four championship.|
|12-12-13||Show #380 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Eden Prairie (Minnesota) head wrestling coach Scot Davis, who is just a few wins shy of 1,000 dual meet victories in his career. Fisher also talks with XCnation.com's David Taylor, who wraps-up the 2013 high school cross country season. For more info, go to NHSCA.com.|
|12-05-13||Show #379 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the 2013-14 winter high school sports season. For more info, go to NHSCA.com.|
|11-14-13||Show #378 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher examines the topic of bullying in sports with Randy Nathan, an expert on the subject, who will be giving a seminar on the subject next month at the Philadelphia Sports & Education Expo. Fisher also discusses the postseason and national rankings for all of the fall high school sports.|
On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Perry Gold, one of the managing partners of the Philadelphia Sports & Eduction Expothat will be held in Philadelphia December 13-15, 2013. Also on the show, Fisher takes a look at the national rankings in high school cross country, field hockey, football and soccer. More info, go to NHSCA.com.
|10-31-13||Show #376 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Steve Paulsen, head girls' tennis coach at Edina High School in Minnesota. The 2007 NHSCA Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year led his school to its 17th straight Minnesota state championship last week. Also on the show, Fisher talks with retire Pennsylvania high school football Hall of Fame coach Jim Tkach about his annual Nike Coach of the Year Clinic that is held in eastern Pennsylvania. For more info, go to NHSCA.com.|
|10-24-13||Show #375 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Austyn Cuneo of Eastern High School in New Jersey. Cuneo just become America's all-time leading goal scorer in high school field hockey. Also on the show, Fisher talks with XCNation.com co-founder David Taylor about the latest from boys and girls' cross country.|
|10-17-13||Show #374 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2013 NHSCA Girls' Soccer National Coach of the Year Vince Drake of Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Drake is the only coach in America to win 1,000 games while coaching boys' and girls' soccer. Also on the show, NHSCA Sports Hour reporter Trish Hoffman talks with Marie Klein, a cheerleader at Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio. Klein recently set a new Guiness Book of Records record for consecutive back handsprings. For more info, go to nhsca.com.|
|10-10-13||Show #373 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour presented by the National High School Coaches Association, host Jeff Fisher talks with 2013 NHSCA National Field Hockey Coach of the Year Eileen Donahue of Watertown High School in Massachusetts. Watertown currently owns the third longest unbeaten steak in high school field hockey at 103 straight games without a loss. Also on the show is Jesse Webb of Mount Anthony Union High School, a 3X Vermont state wrestling champ and 3X NHSCA All-American, who recently announced his decision to wrestle at Ohio University. Fisher's final guest is Jake Olson of Orange Lutheran High School in Southern California. Olson, who is total blind, is the football team's long snapper and plays on the school golf team. For more information go to nhsca.com.|
|10-03-13||Show #372 On the October 3, 2013 edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with St. Benedict's Prep (New Jersey) boys' soccer coach Jim Wandling, who's led his school to back-to-back national championships. St. Benedict's Prep has currently won 65 straight matches, which is nine wins away from tying the all-time national record win streak of 74 currently h\eld by Duxbury High School (Massachusetts). Also on the show is the Orange County Register's Dan Albano, who covers high school water polo in the Southern California area. For more info on the National High School Coaches Association, go to nhsca.com.|
|9-26-13||Show #371 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher discusses the suspension of all of the Union High School (Utah) football team for off-field troubles. Fisher interviews sports writer Amy Donaldson of the Deseret News, who broke the story nationally.|
|9-12-13||Show #370 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher discusses the various team rankings in all Fall high school sports, plus he talks with Richard Flahaven of Selective Service System, a new partner with the National High School Coaches Association. For more info go to nhsca.com.|
|9-05-13||Show #369 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Koni Dole, a high school football player at Huntley Project High School in Montana. Last week, Dole, who had the lower part of his right leg amputated last November after a football injury, returned to the high school gridiron. Dole, who now plays with an athletic prosthetic blade, scored two rushing touchdowns, plus recorded a sack as a two-way starter for his team. Also on the show, Jeff Fisher talks with Highlands High School head football coach Dale Mueller, who is closing-in on his 300th career win. For more info, go to nhsca.com.|
|8-15-13||Show #368 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with David Taylor, co-founder of XCNation.com about the preseason high school cross country power rankings. Christian Brothers (New Jersey) is the #1 ranked boys' team, while seven-time defending champ Fayetteville Manlius is #1 on the girls side. Fisher also talks with Darren Gray, who works with former NFL head coach Tony Dungy's All-Pro Dad organization.|
|7-18-13||Show #367 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the upcoming 2013-14 high school football season, plus talks with Joey Tiechert of Southern Sport about its new TDI Razur technology for football, lacrosse and soccer players.|
|6-27-13||Show #366 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher announces the 2013 National High School Coaches Association's national coaches and senior players of the year.|
|6-13-13||Show #365 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a sneak peak at the 2013 high school football season with MaxPreps.com's Steve Spiewak, who discusses his preseason early contenders Top 25 poll.|
|5/30/13||Show #364 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Kris Hicks of Iron Core Athlete about training high school football players.|
|5/16/13||Show #363 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher reviews the 2013-14 high school sports season.|
|4/25/13||Show #362 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the NFL Draft and where former #1 picks played high school football. Fisher also talks with Erin DiMeglio, the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for March. For more info, go to www.nhsca.com.|
|4/18/13||Show #361 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with, head softball coach at Northern High School in Maryland. Northern is currently ranked #1 in the country by MaxPreps.com and is on a 63-game win streak. Northern has won five straight Maryland 3A state softball titles. Also on the show, Fisher talks with Lubbock High School head football coach Jason Strunk and his assistant Neal Tull about their cutting-edge nutrition program for its football student athletes.|
|4/11/13||Show #360 The 2013 National High School Coaches Association National High School Wrestling Championships are in the books and on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look back at all five divisions. Also on the show, Fisher speak with Kevin DeShazo of FieldHouse Media about evolution of social media and the student-athlete.|
|3/28/13||Show #359 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes an in-depth look at next week's 24th annual National High School Coaches Association's 24th annual National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.|
|3/21/13||Show #358 On this editon of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher dives into the spring sports, plus chats with MaxPreps' Steve Spiewak about the big interstate high school football games in 2013.|
|3/14/13||Show #357 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the GTM Sportswear nominees for the Athlete of the Month Award for March, plus talks with the University of Georgia about its study on sports concussions.|
|3/07/13||Show #356 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour Jeff Fisher looks ahead to the 24th annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, plus he flashes back to a February 2011 interview with the late Jack Curran, head basketball and baseball coach at Archbishop Malloy, who passed away earlier this week. Curran is American's all-time winningest head coach with nearly 1,000 victories as a basketball coach and of 1,700 wins as a baseball coach.|
|2/14/13||Show #355 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks about the International Olympic Committee's decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic games, plus interviews JT Curtis, head football coach at John Curtis High School in Louisiana about the state's decision to separate the public schools from the private schools for the 2013 state football playoffs.|
|1/31/13||Show #354 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with Excelsior Charter School (CA) Athletic Director Chris Fore about his football book at looks at the secrets of high school football coaches across America, who won state championships during the 2011 season.|
|1/24/13||Show #353 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Kevin Norstrem the December 2012 GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month. Norstrem, a senior at Brandon High School in Florida, is trying to become a 5-time Florida state wrestling champ. Also on the show is Justin Alumbaugh, the new head football coach at De La Salle High School in California. Alumbaugh takes-over for two-time NHSCA National Football Coach of the Year Bob Ladouceur, who retired earlier this month. For more info go to www.nhsca.com.|
|1/10/13||Show #352 On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher previews the 2013 NHSCA Final Four Festival, which may feature a showdown between national powers Blair Academy (New Jersey) and Wyoming Seminary (Pennsylvania). Also on the show, Fisher talks with Steve Tirapelle, head wrestling coach at Clovis High School in California. Tirapelle is this year's NHSCA National Wrestling Coach of the Year.|
|12/20/12||Show #351 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with new Blair Academy (New Jersey) head wrestling coach Charles Danhof about taking over the program for legendary head coach Jeff Buxton. Also, Fisher talks with Christina Fluman of Pittsford Mendon High School (New York) about being named the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for November.|
|12/13/12||Show #350 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher flashes back to a June 2011 interview that he and Trish Hoffman did with 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel after the Tivy High School alum was named the NHSCA Senior National Football Player of the Year. Also on the show, Fisher talks with Bob Hyland, Wisconsin's winningest high school football coach. Hyland has been the head coach at St. Mary's Springs for over four decades. For more info, go to NHSCA.com.|
|12/06/12||Show #349 GTM Sportswear Student-Athlete of the Month Andrew Bieber of Gilmour Academy (Ohio) joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the show. The two-time Ohio state golf champ won the GTM Award for the month of October. Also on the show is XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor talking about last weekend's Nike National Cross Country Championships.|
|11/29/12||Show #348 XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the show to talk about the final two weekends of the high school cross country season that features the Nike and Foot Locker nationals. Also on the show, Fisher talks with Tim Curran, founder of Webletes.com, a free website that helps student-athletes locate college sports scholarships.|
|11/08/12||Show #347 America's all-time leading goal scorer in high school football hockey joins Jeff Fisher on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Florence High School's (New Jersey) Lexi Smith scored 191 goals in her career that ended this week in the NJSIAA state tournament. Smith shattered the old record of 175 goals held by Sharon Landau of Rye Neck High School in New York. Also on the show, Fisher talks with Jeff Morris, head cross country coach at Perham High School in Minnesota. Perham won its fourth Minnesota Class A state championship last week, plus was named Division II national champs by XCnation.com.|
|11/01/12||Show #346 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher takes a look at the latest national rankings in high school cross country, field hockey, football, soccer (boys) and volleyball (girls). Fisher also talks with XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor about a couple of record-setting weeks in boys' and girls' cross country.|
|10/18/12||Show #345 Steve Zaranek, head coach of the #1 ranked Grosse Point South High School (Michigan) girls cross country team, joins host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Grosse Point South is currently ranked ahead of six-time defending national champ Fayetteville Manlius (New York) in XCnation.com's national team rankings. Also on this show, Trish Hoffman talks with former Natick High School (Massachusetts) football player Jonathan Bray, who talks about how high school sports helped him achieve his dream to become an accomplished actor in Hollywood. Hoffman's segment is called Inspiration and airs on High School Football America.|
|10/11/12||Show #344 On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Santa Margarita High School (California) quarterback Johnny Stanton, who is the September GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month. Stanton, who will play his college football at the University of Nebraska, is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL. Also on the show is XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor who looks at the latest national team and individual cross country rankings. Fisher also talks with Bryan Fernandez, a senior cross country runner at Dos Pueblos High School (California), who is currently ranked #1 in the nation by XCnation.com. For more information, go to nhsca.com.|
|10/04/12||Show #343 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Mick McGroarty, girls' soccer coach at St. Hubert in Philadelphia. McGroarty just won his 400th game. In addition to the milestone, McGroarty talks about his role in the start-up of girls' soccer in the Philadelphia Catholic League back in the 70's. Also on the show, Fisher takes a look at the national rankings in high school cross country, football and boys' soccer.|
|9/20/12||Show #342 XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher to discuss the first set of national cross country rankings. Fisher also talks with former high school cross country star Lukas Verzbicas, who's recovering from a very serious training accident at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado that could have left him paralyzed for life, but the good news is the former national cross county champ is on the road to recovery.|
|9/13/12||Show #341 On this episode of NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with National High School Coaches Association founder Bob Ferraro about the NHSCA's recent merger with The Touchdown Club of America that was founded by John W. Heisman. The NHSCA, which has been honoring National Coaches of the Year in 22 sports over the last 13 years, will award this year's honorees with the John W. Heisman National Coach of the Year Award. Also on this show, Fisher talks with Zach Perrin, one of the nation's top cross country runner from Flathead High School in Montana.|
|9/06/12||Show #340 First Presbyterian Day School's Grace Tinkey is trying to make cross county history in Georgia this year by becoming America's only five-time state champ. To win another gold medal, Tinkey will have to overcome a broken bone near her ankle. Tinkey joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this episode of the show to discuss her rehab from the injury she suffered in February. Also on this show, Fisher talks with Erin Dimeglio of South Plantation high school, who on August 31st became the first girl in Florida to play quarterback in a regular season game. In addition to Tinkey and Dimeglio, Fisher looks at the national rankings in cross country, field hockey and boys' soccer. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association, please go to www.nhsca.com.|
|8/30/12||Show #339 2012 National High School Coaches Association National High School Football Coach of the Year Chuck Lenahan of Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire joins host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Lenahan is the state's winningest coach with 18 state championships. Also joining Fisher on the show is GTM Sportswear's Lander Holopirek, who talks about the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month program that begins its third season in September. For more information go to www.nhsca.com or www.gtmsportswear.com.|
|8/16/12||Show #338 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher previews the 2012-13 high school sports season with a look at football and cross country. Fisher talks with Harry Welch, head coach of Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic High School football team. The Eagles are ranked in all-four of the major national preseason polls. Fisher also reviews the top cross country teams in the nation according to XCnation.com.|
|6/28/12||Show #337 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks with Scott Hallenbeck, executive director of USA Football about the upcoming IFAF Under-19 World Championship that begin June 30th in Austin, Texas.|
|6/14/12||Show #336 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with David Taylor, co-founder of XCnation.com about the 2012 pre-season national high school cross country rankings. Also on the show is the 2012 NHSCA National Wrestler of the Year Mark Grey of Blair Academy in New Jersey.|
|6/07/12||Show #335 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with sports psychologist Dr. Jarrod Spencer of Mind of the Athlete, who gives a great overview of the latest in techniques to help the modern day student-athlete. Fisher also turns-the-back-the-clock with a 2011 chat with Olympic hopeful Missy Franklin, who talks with Fisher and Trish Hoffman about her dreams of Olympic gold as part of the USA Swim Team.|
|5/17/12||Show #334 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Zach Errett, head wrestling coach at Mooresville High School in Indiana. Errett was recently selected to be referee at the London Olympic Games. Also on the show is CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talking about concussions in high school sports.|
|5/10/12||Show #333 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Austin Bowe, head coach of the girls' flag football team at Seminole Ridge High School in Florida. Seminole Ridge has won two of the last three FHSAA state championships. On May 5th, Seminole Ridge beat defending state champ Dr. Phillips 20-13 for the 2012 state crown. Fisher also chats with Dean Dompierre, who is trying to get the Michigan High School Athletic Association to change its constitution so his son Eric, who has Down Syndrome, can play his senior season of high school football and basketball. Learn more at www.letemplay.us.|
|5/03/12||Show #332 Talking high school baseball and football on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Jeff Fisher talks with Justin Dehmer, the head baseball coach at Martensdale St. Mary's baseball team in Iowa that is three wins shy of setting a new national record for consecutive victories. Coming into the 2012 season, MSM has won 87 straight along with back-to-back 1-A Iowa state baseball titles. Also on the show is Grayson High School (Georgia) head football coach Mickey Conn. Grayson is considered one of the favorites to have a shot at winning the 2012 "mythical" national championship.|
|4/05/12||Show #331 Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) head baseball coach Burt Call joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher to talk about his team's championship in USA Baseball's National High School Invitational. The Monarchs beat Baseball America's #1 (Carroll HS, TX), #2 (Bishop Gorman, NV) and #3 (Harvard-Westlake, CA) to win the title. Also, Fisher recaps the 23rd annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia|
|3/29/12||Show #330 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher takes an in-depth look at the 23rd annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Fisher is joined by National High School Coaches Association founder Bob Ferraro to talk about this year's event. Also on the show is USA Baseball's Rick Riccobono, who discusses the National High School Invitational that features 16 of the top high school baseball team in America.|
|3/08/12||Show #329 Richard Jorgensen, head coach of The Woodlands HS (Texas) girls' softball team joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the show. The Woodlands are the defending national champs and begin the 2012 season ranked #1 in America by ESPN HS. Fisher is also joined by Willie Saylor of The Open Mat to talk about a big end to the high school wrestling season.|
|3/01/12||Show #328 The inspirational story of Prattville High School (Alabama) wrestler Justin Levins takes center stage on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Levins wrestles without any feet and only one arm. During his just completed senior season, Levins, who wrestled at heavyweight, was 36-14. Also appearing on the show is Willie Saylor, editor of The Open Mat and Chris Cole, the boys' head basketball coach at Beren Academy in Houston, Texas. Cole's team gained national attention after the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) decided to not change the time of Beren Academy's Class 2A state semifinal game on Friday evening. The school doesn't play of the Sabbath and the original game-time of 9pm meant Beren had to forfeit. Shortly before this show aired, TAPPS agreed to change the start time.|
|2/23/12||Show #327 With high school wrestling hitting its pinnacle with state championships being held around the nation, NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher welcomes Willie Saylor, editor of The Open Mat and recruiting analyst for WIN Magazine to the show. Saylor talks about the nation rankings, plus examines the incredible seasons had by Blair Academy (New Jersey) and St. Edward (Ohio). Rounding-out the show is an interview with Brandon High School (Florida) head wrestling coach Russ Cozart whose team just captured its 12th straight Florida 3A team championship by crowning seven individual champs last weekend.|
|2/02/12||Show #326 It's all high school high school basketball on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Host Jeff Fisher talks with Indiana State Senator Mike Delph about his push to return the Hoosier State to a one-class basketball tournament. Also on the show is Memphis University School's (Memphis, Tennessee) boys' head basketball coach Jerry Peters, who won his 1,000th game earlier in the week. Peters is just the 11th high school boys basketball coach to reach the milestone. Speaking of milestones, Mount Carmel High School's (Chicago) Mike Flaherty won his 700th game last Friday, and he joins Fisher to talk about his three-and-a-half decades on the bench at three high school in Illinois.|
|1/26/12||Show #325 Summers County HS (West Virginia) girls' basketball coach Wayne Ryan talks with NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher about his team's recently-ended 105-game win streak, which is the 12th longest in U.S. girls' basketball history. Also on the show is Steve DiPatri, head girls' basketball coach at Sacred Heart HS (New Jersey). The unbeaten Lady Lions found-out earlier in the week that the school will be closing at the end of the current year. Fisher also talks with Scott Green, head wrestling coach at Wyoming Seminary, ranked #9 in the country.|
#324 This episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour with
Jeff Fisher features Sacred Heart High School (Los
Angeles, CA) girls' basketball coach Greg Nakashima and
2011 High School
Rudy Award winner Addison Marshall of Foster
High School in Texas.
Nakashima talks about the trials-and-tribulations his girls face because the school doesn't have a gym of its own. One of the biggest hurdles is the walk/run the girls must make every day to get to a rec center about a mile away for practice. The journey takes them through gang-infested areas of East LA. Marshall joins Fisher during a chemotherapy treatment in Houston hospital as he battles leukemia. Marshall and his mom talked about Addison's two-and-a-half year battle with the disease and his successful return to the football field for the second half of his team's final game in November.
|1/12/12||Show #324 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher previews the expected showdown between #1 Blair Academy (NJ) and #2 St. Edward (OH) in this weekend's NHSCA Wrestling Festival. Joining Fisher on the show are Blair head coach Jeff Buxton and St. Ed's head coach Greg Urbas. St. Ed's has won 11 national titles, while Blair has won nine. Also on the show is Christian Metzler of Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Virginia, who is the 2011 winner of the Inspireum Soccer Award.|
|1/05/12||Show #323 Two of the finalists for the 2011 Inspireum Soccer Awards join Jeff Fisher for the first NHSCA Sports Hour in 2012. Fisher talks with Michael Cooper of Highland Regional HS (New Jersey) and Lauren Luke of Kamiak HS (Washington). For more information go to www.inspireumsoccerawards.com|
|12/15/11||Show #322 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with Byron Jenson of the Inspireum Soccer Awards. Jenson discusses the 12 finalist for the $25,000 in academic scholarships. For more info go to www.inspireumsoccerawards.com|
|12/8/11||Show #321 In this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Aron Taylor, co-founder of www.XCnation.com about the 2011 high school cross country season with a look at the final national rankings. Also, Fisher speaks with Beau Brown, President and CEO of California Casualty that is giving away $75,000 in grant money to public schools to assist their athletic programs.|
|11/17/11||Show #320 One of the nation's top field hockey coaches, joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this episode the country's premiere high school sports talk show. Danyle Heilig of Eastern High School (New Jersey) talks about her team's string of 13 straight state titles. Also on this episode is Justin Leonard of Southlake Carroll (Texas) talking about last week's performances at the Texas 5A state cross country championships. His boys and girls teams, both won state gold. Southlake Carroll's boys are currently ranked #1 by www.XCnation.com while the girls are ranked #15.|
|11/3/11||Show #317 Ann Schilling, girls volleyball coach at Bayside Academy in Alabama, appears on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Schlling talks with host Jeff Fisher about her team's 10th straight state championship. Fisher also talks with Dr. Jarrod Spencer of Mind of the Athlete. For more info, go to www.mindoftheathlete.com|
|10/27/11||Show #316 National High School Coaches Association founder Bob Ferraro stops by this week's show to talk with NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher to about the 2011-12 school year and some exciting news from the NHSCA. For more info, go to www.nhsca.com|
|10/20/11||Show #315 NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with Emmaus High School (Pennsylvania) field hockey head coach Sue Butz-Stavin on this episode on America's premiere high school sports talk show. Butz-Stavin has won over 700 games in her career, along with ten state championship. Also on the show is Byron Jenson of the High School Rudy Awards talking about the closing of nominations for $25,000 in scholarships. Go to www.highschoolrudyawards.com for more info|
|10/13/11||Show #314 2011 NHSCA National Field Hockey Coach of the Year Wendy Wilson of Tabb High School (Yorktown, VA) joins host Jeff Fisher to discuss her program that has won three straight Virginia state championships. Also on the show: Mike Plunkett of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association talking about the organization's 100th anniversary and Aron Taylor of XCnation.com, who releases the latest cross country national rankings.|
|9/22/11||Show #312 Gwen Egbert of America's top-ranked girls' volleyball team joins host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Egbert led Papillion La Vista South High School (Nebraska) to a perfect 41-0 mark last year, winning the 2010 national championship, according to MaxPreps.com. Egbert returns five starters from her 2010 team, and began the 2011 season ranked #1 in the nation. Also on the show is Eric Stratman, director of the Gateway Soccer Classic, which features 60 high school boys' soccer teams from 13 different states. The tournament will be played September 29th through October 1st, in-and-around the St. Louis area.|
|9/15/11||Show #311 On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with two of America's top high school cross country runners. First, you'll be introduced to Cami Chapus of Harvard-Westlake HS in California, followed by an interview with Lukas Verzbicas, who had just captured the gold medal in the triathlon at the Junior World Championships in China. Verzbicas, a Sandburg HS (Illinois) grad, is a two-time national boys' cross country high school champ having won the 2009 and 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. The show wraps-up with Byron Jenson of the High School Rudy Awards and the Inspireum Soccer Awards.|
|9/08/11||Show #310 Cross Country Nation's Aron Taylor joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this edition of America's premiere high school sports talk show. Taylor is the founder of the website XCnation.com that keeps high school cross country fans up-to-date with news and information, plus team and individual rankings. For more info, go to www.xcnation.com.|
Show #310The Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey) boys' cross country team hasn't lost a dual meet since 1973. On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with head coach Tom Heath, who has built the small school into a major cross country power with a 309 meet win streak. Also on the show is Paul Rose, head boys' soccer coach at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. Rose is California's winningest boys' soccer coach with 631 wins, and his team is currently ranked #1 in many preseason polls.
|8/11/11||Show #309 In this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Miller Bugliari, head boys soccer coach at Pingry School in New Jersey. Bugliari has been at the school for over 50 years and is one of the nation's winningest soccer coaches with 751 victories heading into this season. Also on the show is Brad Cashman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Cashman, who will retire at the end of the 2010-11 school year looks back on his nearly two decades as the leader of the PIAA. Jeff's third guest is Roy Sturgill of We Wanna Play, a non-profit organization that is helping Kentucky student-athletes in Franklin County with participation fees. For more information, go to www.wewannaplay.org.|
Show #307 This episode is looks at the upcoming football season for the Pius X High School. The tiny private school in Roseto, Pennsylvania is one of the smallest playing 11-man football in America. NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with Royals' head coach Phil Stambaugh, plus six of his players. For more information on the Pius X program, go to www.highschoolfootballamerica.com.
|7/17/11||Show #306 Doug Stephens joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher to review the 2011 FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 Texas High School Football Championships. Also on the show: Mike Mauk, head football coach at Kenton High School in Ohio, who discusses his two sons, Ben and Maty, who are at or near the top of America's all-time high school passing records; Tim Curran, founder of Webletes.com; and Vito Montelli, boys' basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. Montelli is the 2011 NHSCA Boys' Basketball Coach of the Year.|
|6/26/11||Show #304 2011 NHSCA Coaches of the Year Vito Montelli and Fred Rakers are guests on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Montelli is entering his 50th season as the boys' head basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. Rakers' just retired after 35 years as the head girls' volleyball coach at Mater Dei HS in Breese, Illinois. Also joining Jeff Fisher on this episode is Steve Spiewak, senior high school football writer at MaxPreps.com to talk about his Preseason Top 25 Early Contenders high school football poll.|
|6/19/11||Show #303 2011 NHSCA Football Player of the Year Johnny Manziel of Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas joins Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Also on the show: Tom O'Connell, 2011 NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year from Burlington Catholic Central in Burlington, Wisconsin and Cindy Duan of Sanford School in Delaware. Duan is the only girl to win five straight Delaware girls' tennis state championships.|
|6/12/11||Show #302 2011 NHSCA Baseball Player of the Year Dylan Bundy joins NHSCA Sports Hour hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about being select #4 in Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Other guests on the show include Matt Dennison, head football coach at New Philadelphia High School in Ohio and the Ohio Coach for the July 18th Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Irv Sigler of football coach Jenison High School in Michigan, who talks about his program's support of the Wounded Warrior Project.|
|6/05/11||Show #301 On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman talk with Long Beach Poly head football coach Raul Lara about 4th and Forever, a docu-drama on the 2010 Poly football season that is currently airing Thursday nights on Current TV. Other guests on the show: Shannon Dobson, head baseball coach at Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma, which won the 6A state championship last month and Scott Bauer, head wrestling coach at Monroeville High in Ohio. Bauer had three wrestlers in March win their fourth straight state wrestling championship.|
Show #299 Rick Bray, head coach at Colton HS in California, joins Jeff Fisher to talk about his three former players that were selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Also on the show, Ron Massey, athletic director and former head football coach at A.L. Brown in North Carolina and Noel Dean, the head football coach at Lowell HS, who talks about his team's "Pink Arrow Pride" (www.pinkarrowpride.org) game and teaching other schools "how to play for a cause".
|5/8/11||SHOW #298 Holt HS baseball coach Michael Beck discusses how last week's devastating tornadoes in Alabama affected his team and his town. Also on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour...Bill Bruno, athletic director at Brick Township Schools, and Marcus Borden, head football coach at East Brunswick HS, discuss their plan to bring an overall state football championship playoff system to New Jersey. And, Channa Norman from Texas talks about her blog "Life As A Coaches Wife" @ www.lifeasacoacheswife.com .|
|5/1/11||SHOW #297 Maxwell High School (CA) head baseball coach Eric Lay talks with Jeff Fisher about his team's incredible 8 no-hitters so far this season. The show also includes interviews with St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) head football coach Rocco Casullo, who is getting ready for his first season at the head of the national powerhouse, and Joe Moreau, head girls soccer coach at Neaqua Valley in Illinois.|
|4/10/11||SHOW #295 The first export of high school football to Europe headlines this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Steve Belles, head football coach at Hamilton High School (AZ), talks about his team's 2012 high school football game in Dublin, Ireland. Also on the show, David Stanko, who is a one-man tennis team at Canyon Springs HS in California and Brian Stewart, the president of the Urban Football Coaches Association.|
|3/27/11||SHOW #293 Tom McCarthy, director/writer of the FOX Searchlight movie Win Win joins NHSCA Sports Hour hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about his new film on high school wrestling. Also on the show are: John Nostrant, head boys lacrosse coach at The Haverford School (PA); Brian McCauley, head boys basketball coach at Kokomo High School (IN); and wrestler Blake Ruolo from Virginia, who is a 3-time NHSCA national champion.|
Two future Olympic hopefuls join Trish
Hoffman and Jeff Fisher on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour.
Swimmer Missy Franklin of Regis Jesuit HS in Colorado
talks about her goal of making the 2012 Olympic team, while shot
putter Ryan Crouser of
Barlow High in Oregon looks ahead making the 2016 or 2020 Olympic Games. Also on the show is Mike Oakland, head baseball coach at St. Francis HS in California. The Lancers are ranked #1 in the United States by Baseball America.
|3/13/11||SHOW #291 On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks with 5-time Minnesota wrestling champ and Olympic hopeful Destin McCauley of Apple Valley High School. Also joining Fisher is NHSCA Founder Bob Ferraro to talk about the upcoming 22nd NHSCA National Wrestling Championships, plus Dr. Richard and Jane Horowitz reveal the results from their recent survey aimed at improving communication between coaches, athletes and parents.|
|3/6/11||SHOW #290 Robert Iamurri, Naples HS Softball coach. Dave Hanson, Bishop Hendricken swim coach. Byron Jenson, HS Rudy Awards.|
|2/2711||SHOW #289 Lee Yeager, Carroll HS baseball coach, Dave Hanson, Bishop Hendricken swim coach, Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register reporter, Martin Ludlow, Dorsey Football Booster|
Two legendary boys' basketball coaches join Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Bob Hurley of St. Anthony's HS (Jersey City, NJ) and Jack Curran of Archbishop Molloy HS (Queens, NY) have a combined 90-plus years of experience at their two schools. Hurley has won over 1,000 games in his career; Curran has won over 900 games. Also on the show is Bobby DeBerry, head wrestling coach at Sunnyside High in Tucson, AZ. Sunnyside has won a national record 314 straight matches.
America's most wins, high school basketball coach Leta Andrews of Granbury High School in Texas is the featured guest on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Andrews has won over 1,300 games during a career that has spanned 49 years. Also on the show...Stu Ross of the website Before They Were Pros and Bill Lechner, head coach of the Hill-Murray High School hockey team in Minnesota.
NHSCA Founder Bob Ferrero, Sr. joins hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about what's ahead for the National High School Coaches Association in 2011. Also on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour...Easton (PA) High School wrestling coach Steve Powell talking about the upcoming NHSCA Final Four of Wrestling and Geneva (IL) HS girls basketball coach Gina Nolan, who just returned to the sidelines after a year-long battle with breast cancer.
Ovie Mughelli Atlanta Falcons’ Pro Bowl Fullback and 8-year NFL veteran who played at the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina. Ovie talks about giving back as an NFL player and his role as football’s first “Eco Athlete”.
Preview of the 2011National High School Coaches Association Final Four of high school wrestling.
Lake Stevens (Washington) High School head wrestling coach Brent Barnes talks about his team’s trip across America to compete in the January 22, 2011 national championship in Easton, Pennsylvania. Barnes, who has been the Vikings leader for over 20 years, has led Lake Stevens to five state championships this decade.
Allentown Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) girls basketball coach Mike Kopp. Kopp, who is also the school’s athletic director, has the record for victories as a girls basketball coach in Pennsylvania with over 800 victories.
Harvey Kitani, Boys Basketball Coach at Fairfax High School
Noel Dean of Lowell High School, Michigan
Joe Drape, New York Times Author
Dr. Richard & Jane Horowitz
JIM TRACEY, San Francisco University High School Cross Country Head Coach
HOLLAND REYNOLDS, Runner on the San Francisco University High School Cross Country team.
JIM JACKSON, Apple Valley High School Wrestling Coach
VINCE LORENZANO, Bishop Chatard High School Football Coach
Jeff Fisher features an interview with San Francisco University High School girls' cross country coach Jim Tracy and his junior runner Holland Reynolds. Tracy, who is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, watched Reynolds crawl across the finish line to win the school's 8th California state championship.
Also on the show, Apple Valley HS (Minnesota) wrestling coach Jim Jackson, whose team is ranked #1 in America and Bishop Chatard (Indiana) football coach Vince Lorenzano, who just led his team to a state record 10th state football champ.
An interview with Easton High School (Easton, PA) Head Football Coach Steve Shiffert, who will have just led his team through three football games in the span of nine days, including the 104th meeting against archrival Phillipsburg (Phillipsburg, NJ) for the Thanksgiving Day Game. In April 2009, the Easton P’Burg rivalry was highlighted by being the first Gatorade Replay Game, which restages classic games of various sports between the biggest high school rivalries in the United States.
|11/21/10||SHOW #279 details to post|
|11/14/10||SHOW #278 Anthony Gabriele is the Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach at Wissahickon High School located in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Coach Gabriele is in his second stint leading the Trojans Lacrosse team (4th year overall). Last season, the Trojans won their league with a 12 -2 mark and qualified for the district playoffs for the first time in 11 years. http://lacrosse.wsdsports.org/|
Coach Steve Smith is the Head Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach at Oak Hill Academy located in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Coach Smith is a three time "National Coach of the Year" and has led the Warriors to seven National Championships the most recent in 2007. He has a career record of 789-49 in his 25th season. The Warriors' basketball website is www.oakhoops.com/
Matt Taylor is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Skyline High School in Sammanish, Washington. Coach Taylor is in third season leading the Spartans and he has amassed an impressive 35-3 record. The Spartans have won four straight district titles and the last three Washington State AAAA state titles (2007, 08, 09). The school's football website is www.Skylinegridiron.com/
|10/24/10||SHOW #275 Mark Bendorf is the Head Varsity Football Coach at J. W. Robinson High School located in Fairfax, Virginia. Coach Bendorf is in his 14th season leading the Ram program. He has an overall record of 126-34 and led Robinson to Virginia State 6a titles in 1997 & 2001. Mark has been named state "Coach of the Year" several times and was inducted into the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame in 2008.|
|10/17/10||SHOW #274 Coach Walker is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Sandy Creek High School located in Tyrone, Georgia. Coach Walker is in his sixth season of leading the Patriots' program. He has an overall record of 52-15 and has led the Patriots every year to the state playoffs winning two regional titles (2008 & 09) and one State Championship , The Georgia AAAA State title in 2009 . This season the Patriots are competiting in the AAA class.|
SHOW #273 Charlie Ragle, Head Varsity Football Coach at Chaparral High School located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Coach Ragle is in his fourth season leading the Firebirds and he has a record of 42-6. While head coach he has led the Firebirds into the state playoffs all three years including winning the 5A Division II title game in 2009. www.chaparralfootball.com/
Charles Stevenson who is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Xaverian Brothers High School located in Westwood , Massachusetts. Coach Stevenson is in his 18th season of guiding the Hawks program and he has a career record of 147-44-1. He has led the Hawks to nine conference titles and five Division I State crowns (including last season) . He also has been a finalist for National Coach of the Year several times and the team is rated #1 in Massachusetts .
The school website is www.xbhs.com
|8/15/10||SHOW #271 Steve Keszler, Head Wrestling Coach at Sturgis Brown High School (Sturgis, South Dakota) will be our guest this evening. Over the past 16 season, he has guided the Scoopers to nine South Dakota’s Class A State Championships; most recently doing so this past season. Sturgis Brown High School holds several state records. Coach Keszler carries a career record of 278-37.|
Don Owens is the Head Wrestling Coach at University High School in Spokane, Washington. The 2010 proved to be a stellar one for the University Titans, boasting the 4A Team State Championship. The Titan’s winning margins increased throughout the postseason. This season marked Coach Owen’s 17th year at University High School. When he is not in the coaching chair, he is on the mat as a high school and college official.Check out the University’s wrestling website… www.universitywrestling.org
Upcoming Event News late summer 2010
SHOW #269 Join us to hear Jason Torey, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator, discuss his life in the military. Mr. Torey has been a member of the United States Navy SEALs for the past 17 years.
|7/11/10||SHOW #268 Information on upcoming N.H.S.C.A. Events|
This week's guest is Navy SEAL David Goggins. Mr. Goggins is a member of the Naval Recruiting Directorate. His primary function is as a mentor to new Navy SEAL candidates. In his spare time, Mr. Goggins is a competitive marathon runner and participates in several competitions annually. Click Here to go to the US Navy’s website.Click Here to go to the Navy SEALs website.
Head Wrestling Coach from Oviedo High School, JD Robbins will be joining us this weekend. Oviedo High School is located in Oviedo, Florida. Coach Robbins has been the leader of the Lions for the past nine years and has directed them to five State Team Titles and multiple “Florida State High School Coach of the Year” honors. The Lions have the distinct honor to be the first school to win 4 consecutive AAA titles from 2004-2007. They again brought home the 2010 AA Championships to add to their impressive repertoire. Check out the Oviedo Wrestling website… www.oviedowrestling.org
This week’s guest is Michael Angelidis, Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Kenwood High School, located in Covington, Washington. Coach Angelidis has led the Conquerors to the 2010 AAAA State Basketball Championships. This year marks the end of his 4 year tenure at Kenwood with a record of 74-24.
Head Wrestling Coach at Skutt Catholic High School, Brad Hilderbrandt will be visiting us on the NHSCA Internet Radio. Coach Hilderbrandt has completed his 17th year in control of the Skyhawks wrestling team. He has a career dual meet record of 131-17. The Skyhawks also have taken home a Class B Individual State Title since 1997. That’s 13 straight years!
Tom Crowell, Head Boy’s Basketball Coach from Springbrook High School in Silver Springs, Maryland will be our guest. Coach Crowell just finished his fifth season as the Blue Devil’s Head Coach. He has lead the team to 3 straight Maryland AAAA State Championships (2008-2010). His impressive career record at Springbrook is 114-13.
Our guest this week, David Bailey, has been the Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida for the past four season. During the 2009-2010 season, the Wildcats recorded a 28-6 season record; bringing Coach Bailey to a 107-28 career record. This was the first season Winter Park captured the illusive 6A State Title. Click Here to go to the Winter Park website … https://www.ocps.net/lc/east/hwp/athletics/winter_sports/Pages/Boys%27Basketball.aspx
Aurora, Colorado’s Regis Jesuit High School’s Head Boy’s Basketball Coach Ken Shaw will be discussing this past season tonight. Coach Shaw finished his third seasons at Jesuit, with a career record of 72-9 at Regis Jesuit. Coach Shaw’s Raiders team has won back to back 5A State Championships in 2009 and 2010. Coach Shaw is no stranger to success, as he has won several league and state titles over his illustrious 35 career with a 585-203 overall career record.
Brian Richardson, Head Wrestling Coach at Rockford High School (Rockford, Michigan) just completed his first season as the head coach. Rockford has won their seventh straight conference title. Under Richardson’s direction, the Rams won their District and Region. They were the Michigan Division I State Runner Up at the Individual State Tournament. Richardson ended his inaugural year with a season record of 22-6.
Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Christ School, located in Asheville, North Carolina, David Gaines will be our guest. Coach Gaines has led the Greenies to their fourth consecutive NC Independent School State Championship. Their final record for the year was 37-1, bringing Coach Gaines’ career record to 320-69 over his twelve years in the sport.
Coach Dale Mueller is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Coach Mueller lead the Bluebirds to their ninth state title during his 15 seasons in charge of the program . Mr. Mueller has an overall record of 197-44. The school's athletic website is Click Here to go to the Highlands website… http://www.highlands-bluebirds.com
Greg Toal, Head Football Coach at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, New Jersey) joins us this week. This past season, Coach Toal led the Ironmen to a perfect 12-0 record, highlighting the team’s fourth straight Non-Public Group IV State Title. The team was ranked #1 by USA Today and multiple other high school football websites. Coach Toal has etched a 120-10 career record in 11 years at Don Bosco. Click Here to go to Don Bosco Prep’s website … http://donbosco.powermediallc.org/category/boys-sports/football-b/
Nick Petrov is the Head Wrestling Coach at Hanover Central High School, located in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Coach Petrov just completed his sixth season at the helm of the Wildcats. He currently possesses a career coaching record of 102-19. Click Here to go to the Wildcat’s website… www.hanover.k12.in.us/Admin/Athletics/index.html
This week we have a different type of guest… a Sports Columnist!! Neil Hayes, a Sports Columnist from the Chicago Sun Times joins us. Listen to Neil speak about his book, When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak. Hayes was granted full access to the team gives a first hand account of the team, games, the wins, and that memorable defeat that broke The Streak. Check out the Neil’s site… http://www.suntimes.com/sports/hayes/index.html
|1/31/10||SHOW #254 Upcoming event details.|
Bill Barger, Head Wrestling Coach at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Coach Barger led the Warriors for over 30 years, through two different stints. Under his reign, Walsh has lead the Warriors to eight Ohio State Championships and four straight National Crowns from 1993-1996. Coach Barger is credited with creating the Ironman Tournament, one of the nation’s premier in-season tournaments. Click Here to go to Walsh Jesuit’s website… http://www.walshjesuit.org/s/261/walshjesuit.aspx?pgid=1165
Tim Mathews is the Head Wrestling Coach at Bishop Lynch High School, located in Dallas, Texas. Mathews has been in control of the Friars for the past 17 seasons. Coach Mathews has produced 77 individual state titles with close to 200 dual victories. They will be wrestling this weekend against the Nation’s best, (Blair Academy (NJ), Easton (PA), Collins Hill (GA)) at the 2010 NHSCA Final Four of High School Wrestling.
Carmine Colace will be joining us this week on the Internet Talk Radio. Coach Colace has been the leader of the Franklin High School Panther Wrestling Team for 27 years. He has had unparalleled success highlighting eight Division 2 State Titles and 5 times as State Runner-Ups. The Franklin team went undefeated in the 2009 season. Coach Colace is narrowing in on his 400th career victory. Click Here to go to the Franklin Wrestling Website… www.franklin.org
Steve Powell, Head Coach at Easton Area High School, has led the Rovers for 26 years. He has amassed over 400 career victories. The Red Rovers are no stranger to success, as they have one of the most successful programs nationally. To list a couple accomplishments: 6 time Reno Tournament of Champions, 16 Manheim Holiday Classic Champions, Multiple State Team and Individual State Championships. They have a streak of their own, 63 years of having a District Champion in the competitive District 11 Tournament. Click Here to go to the Easton Wrestling Website… www.eastonwrestling.com
Cliff Ramos, Head Wrestling Coach at Collins Hill High School will be speaking to us about their upcoming appearance the NHSCA Final Four. Coach Ramos has led the Eagles for the past 16 seasons. The Eagles have finished in the top ten in Georgia's largest classification fifteen consecutive years. Recent highlights include: 5 time Georgia State Champions, 3 time State Runner-Ups, and 3 time George Team State Championships. Click Here to go to the Collins Hill Website… www.collinshillwrestling.com
John Gardner, Head Wrestling Coach at High Point Regional High School, in Sussex, New Jersey will also be joining us. He is presently in his 12th season leading the Wildcats to several league, district and one state crown in 2008. High Point continually produces top wrestlers both in the state of New Jersey and nationally.
Steve Perry, Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Sussex Tech High School (Georgetown, Delaware) will be our guest. Coach Perry is in his first season serving as the Ravens coach after a successful stint at North Caroline High School, and is anxiously looking forward to the remainder of the season. Click Here to see the Ravens Website… www.Ravens-Sports.com
Renard Lewis, Head Boy's Basketball Coach at Baltimore Poly Technical Institute located in Baltimore, Maryland will be our guest this week. The Engineers have been under the lead of Coach Lewis for the past 4 seasons. During the 2008-2009 campaign, the Engineers won their pool at the NHSCA Basketball Festival held during Christmas Break at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Click Here to go to the Engineers Website… www.bpi.edu
Brandon Ripplinger, Head Wrestling Coach at Viewmont High School located in Bountiful, Utah is going to be our guest tonight. Coach Ripplinger has been successful over the past three seasons. The Vikings have won the 5A Utah Team State Championships in 2008 and 2009. Click Here to go to the Vikings website… www.davis.k12.ut.us/webs/bripplinger/ViewmontWrest.htm
The Head Wrestling Coach from Oak Park and River Park High School, Michael Powell, will be stopping in. Coach Powell has lead the OPRF Wrestling Team for the past 6 seasons. The Huskies are the defending AAA Illinois Dual State Champions. He is closing in on his 100th win, as he currently has a career record of 94-16. Click Here to go to the OPRF website… www.oprfwrestling.com
Tonight, we have a multifaceted guest. Julius Palazzo has over 35 years in the business of officiating high school football, basketball, and baseball. He has officiated in multiple playoff games, tournaments and three Girl’s Basketball State Championships. He also instructs courses on basketball officiating in central Ohio. In the spring of 2009, Julius was inducted into the Ohio High School Officials Hall of Fame. He has also been a teacher at St. Mary Magdalene School in Columbus for the past 35 years as well.
Richard Beck, Head Football Coach at North Penn High School (Lansdale, Pennsylvania), will be speaking with us tonight. Coach Beck has directed the Knights’ football team to great success as he enters his eight season. Over the past seven seasons, the Knights’ record is 89-15. To go to the Knights’ website … www.npfootball.com/
Tonight, Rocco Fumi, Jr. will be joining us to chat. Rocco has been in Ohio High School Athletics for over 26 years. He is currently an administrator in the Ohio School System in Columbus. Throughout the years, Rocco has coaches baseball, basketball, and football.
Jeff Brothers, Head Football Coach at Pope John Paul II High School, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, will be our guest. Coach Brothers has been leading JPII’s team since its inception in 2003. To go to the JPII’s website … www.jp2hs.org/athletics.cfm
Naval Air Crewman 1st Class (AW/SW) Andrew Reischauer, will be our featured guest for this installment of the NHSCA Internet Radio. Andrew has been in the Navy for a decade now. He has been part of the Navy Air Crew and a Rescue Swimmer for the past seven years. He also educates new Navy personnel on how to conduct search and rescue missions as part of their water training.
Check Out the US Navy’s website… www.usnavy.mil
Vincent Demaskas has been in the Navy for nine years and has been an EOD Technician for close to seven years . The Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams work around the world to help defuse and discard bombs on land and underwater.
Lawrence Obst has been in the Navy for 15 years. Ten years ago, he joined the Naval SWCC program where he is a specialized boat operator . He has seen combat in Europe and South America . Currently, he is in charge of the Naval Special Warfare Center Basic Training Command. www.navy.com
Mr. Torey has been a Navy Seal for almost 16 years and he attended many of Navy's specialized training schools during his Seal training. Presently, he serves as the Navy Seal Recruiting Director at the Naval Special Warfare Center. www.navy.com
Frederick Gaylord. Mr. Gaylord has been a Navy Seal for the past 12 years and he has attended several specialized training schools. Currently, he teaches BUDS training (phase #1 ) which deals with team building exercises and making sure that Seal trainees meet the physical exercise requirements at the Naval Special Warfare Center during basic training. www.navy.com
Chris Wood is the head football coach at Har-Ber High School located in Springdale, Arkansas. Coach Wood has led the Wildcats to an overall record of 22-14. The school opened in 2005 and the Wildcats started playing football in 2006. They are the defending 7 on 7 high school football tournament champs. http://har-berfootball.com/
Tom Bunge the President and CEO of MatGuard a company that specializes in marketing sports antiseptics that fight diseases such as MRSA, staph and many other wrestling skin problems. www.matguardusa.com/
Tyrone Smith became a Navy Seal nearly seven years ago after joining the Navy 13 years ago and he has gone through most of specialized training that a Seal can do. Currently he is an instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center. www.navy.com
Josh Niblett, head football coach at Hoover (Alabama) High School, located in Hoover, Alabama . Coach Niblett recently led the Buccaneers to a 13-2 record during the 2008 football campaign, reaching the 6eorgia State Championship Game. http://www.hooverfootball.net/
|6.30.09||SHOW #234 Jim Short. Head Wrestling Coach at Simley High School located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Coach Short has led the Spartans to back to back Minnesota 2A team wrestling titles in 2008 & 2009. Since joining the program 39 years ago, Coach Short has a career coaching record of 407-163-8. The wrestling team's website is www.simleywrestling.com/|
Barry Chooljian, head wrestling coach at Timberlane Regional High School located in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Coach Cooljian has the led the Owls to 16 State team Division I wrestling titles (including 10 straight) Coach Chooljian has an overall coaching record of 370-40-5 in 22 seasons. www.Timberlanewrestling.com/
John Gramuglia head wrestling coach at Wadsworth Sr. High School located in Wadsworth, Ohio. Coach Gramuglia has led the Grizzlies' program for 25 years and developed the program into one of top in the state. The Grizzlies recently finished 5th at the Division I Ohio state tournament this season. Coach G's career coaching record is 251-59-1 at the school. http://ww2.wadsworth.k12.oh.us/whs/sports/wrestling/index.htm
SHOW #231 .
Robert Colletti, professional signer and music producer. He is one of three men who are executive producers and directors of the N.H.S.C.A. High School Teen Idol Competition. The competition's website is www.NHSCAIdol.com
|5/19/09||SHOW #229 JASON BASTIANELLI, head wrestling coach at St. Mark's High School, located in Wilmington, Delaware. Coach Bastianelli led the Spartans to the 2009 Delaware Dual Meet State Title. The Spartans also won the Delaware independent school team title. The Spartans' wrestling website is www.stmarkswrestling.com|
Corey McNellis, head wrestling coach at Ponderosa High School, in Parker Colorado. Coach McNellis recently led the Mustangs to their seventh consecutive 5A state wrestling team title (the streak was started by his mentor, Tim Otttmann). The Mustangs have not lost a conference dual meet since 1994.
The school's wrestling website is www.ponderosamustangwrestling.com/
|5/05/09||SHOW #227 Coach Belmeceda, head wrestling coach at South Dade Senior High School, Homestead, Florida, who has led the Buccaneers to eight state championships. And his team broke Bradon (FL.) High School's national sports record of 459 consecutive dual meet streak during the 2007-08 wrestling season. www.sdshs.net/apps/pages/indexwrestling.jsp|
|4/21/09||SHOW #226 Kurt Keener, head boy's basketball coach at Detroit Country Day School, located in Beverly Hills, Michigan. Coach Keener has led the Yellowjackets to seven state titles and has a career record of 583-165 in 31 seasons. www.dcds.edu/page.cfm?p/men'sbasketball=2710|
Michael Peck, head boy's basketball coach at Finlay College Prep, located in Henderson, Nevada . Coach Peck has a career coaching of 65-1 and recently led the Pilots to the National High School Invitational Championship in Maryland.
|4/07/09||SHOW #224 Brian Hills , the head wrestling coach at Reynolds (PA) High School, located in Greenville , Pennsylvania . Coach Hills recently led the Raiders to a third place finish at 2009 Pennsylvania AA State Tournament. He sent five wrestlers to Hershey and all of them medaled. Coach Hills' career record is 332-33-1 in 23 seasons. www.reynoldswrestling.com|
Coach George Smith,
head football coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has led the Raiders to consecutive 5A state championships (2007,08). He also led the Raiders to the 2008 National Prep Title with a 15-0 record. Coach Smith's career record is 333 wins and 65 losses in 32 seasons
Navy Seal Diver Lewis King is one the diving instructors for new Seals who just come out of boot camp. He and his team also work underwater removing explosives so transports can reach their destinations. The website for the Seals is www.seal.navy.mil
Tim Matthews is the head wrestling coach at Bishop Lynch High School located in Dallas, Texas. He has led the Friars to 12 TAPPS titles (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools including the last three straight (2007,08'& '09) He just completed his 16th season leading the Friars' program.
The team wrestling website is www.bishoplynch.org/NetCommunity/wrestling
Joaquin Bautista, head wrestling coach at The Woodlands School, located in Houston, Texas. He has led the Highlanders to a 41-22 record in five years, and coaches both the men's and women's programs at the school. http://teacherweb.com/TheWoodlandsHighSchool/Wrestling/
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Senior Chief Scott Vlcek - Sr. Chief Vlcek is a member of the Seals' Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EODT) and he is the Seals' lead recruiter in the New England Area.
Seal Lt. Jeffery Gardner - Lt. Gardner is a recent graduate of BUDS, the Navy's underwater explosive team training team and was recently awarded his Seal Qualification Training (SQT)
Pete Welch, head wrestling coach at the McDonogh School, located in Owings Mills, Maryland. Coach Welch has led the Eagles to national prominence and built the program into one of the best Prep programs in the country. He just completed his 16th season. The school's wrestling website is www.mcdonoghwrestling.com/home.html.
Coach Harley Brown, Head Wrestling Coach of the Mount Mansfield Union Cougars in Jericho, Vermont. The wrestling team website is www.mmu.k12.vt.us/athletics/wrestling.html
Information and requirements for the upcoming National Weight Lifting Championships www.nhsca.com
Michael Cunningham, Head Wrestling Coach of the St. Xavier Falcons of Middletown, Connecticut. Coach Cunningham has a seven year mark of 139-62 in dual meets. www.xavierhighschool.org/wrestling
Steve Gironda, Navy Seal Fitness Director for the N.H.S.C.A.
Keith Shields, N.H.S.C.A.'s High School Senior Nationals Wrestling Tournament Director. www.nhsca.com
|1-20-09||SHOW #213 Coach Chris Johnson head wrestling coach Sunrise Mountain (AZ) High School|
|1-13-09||SHOW #212 John Gardner head wrestling coach High Point (NJ ) & Daniel George - Head wrestling coach Long Branch (NJ)|
|1-6-09||SHOW #211 Dan Conahan discusses upcoming events and information for wrestlers, coaches and parents.|
Steve Powell Head Wrestling coach at Easton (PA) High School www.eastonwrestling.com/
Jason Magditch Head Wrestling coach at Phillipsburg (NJ) High School. www.enter.net/phillipsburgwresting/
Todd Fitzgerald, head baseball coach at the American Heritage School, located in Plantation, Florida. He took over the Patriot's program in 2001 and helped lead it to national prominence by playing a tough non-league national schedule before having his team play its league slate. In 2008 , the team started the season ranked outside the top ten in the country and the team went 31-2 and were ranked the #1 team in the country at the end of the season by USA Today and Baseball America.
Ed Young, Men's basketball coach at Nansemond River High School in Virginia.. Coach Young has led the Warriors to an 90-17 record heading into his fifth year. The school's website is www.spsk12.net/schools/nnhs/athlethics/WinterBasketball_boys
Navy Seal Sr. Chief Luis Nebel is a instructor for the Navy Seals' underwater demolition training known as BUDS . He also has an extensive athletic background in several sports which have helped him during his time with the Seals . The website is www.seal.navy.mil.
Navy Fitness Challenge director Danny Mullan is charge of the N.H.S.C.A.'s special projects and he is currently trying to get the Navy Fitness Challenge implemented in high schools across the U.S. He will be giving an update on his progress. The website is www.sealfitnesschallege.com
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Sr. Chief Kevin Parra . Chief Parra is a member of the Seal's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team (EOT).
Zach Riley is part of the Seals' SWCC Program and is a specialized boat operator. Mr. Riley is also an accomplished swimmer in his free time.
the website for both men is www.seal.navy.mil.
SHOW #205 Coach
John Gordon of
Wyoming Seminary (PA) Wrestling. Since his arrival on campus in 2001, Coach Gordon has re-vitalized the Blue Knight's program by leading the Knights to a top ten finish at the National Preps the last three years ('06-08). The Knights have also won back to back PA State Prep titles in 2007 &2008. The program has been nationally ranked by different wrestling services since 2006.
|11/4||SHOW #204 Coach Mike Hickey Malvern (PA) Prep School baseball coach. Coach Hickey led the Friars to a 41-3 overall record last season . Due to the success of the program, the Friars were ranked #9 by USA Today Also the team was ranked #7 by Baseball America. The school's website is www.malvernprep.org/athletics|
|10/21||SHOW #203 Author H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger . He will be discussing the 20th anniversary of his seminal book Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team and A Dream. In 1988, he went to Odessa Texas to cover the Permian Panthers football team for the whole season. The novel version of Friday Night Lights came out in 1990. It was made into a move in 2004. There are two websites www.fridaynightlightsmovie.com/ and www.buzzbissinger.com/|
Show #199 Tim
Navy Seal Timothy Roff is a diving instructor for Seal rookies . He is also a motivational speaker and does several speeches a year. www.seal.navy.mil
Show #198 Bill Long
N.H.S.C.A.'s Director of Football Operations and Activities speaking about the National 7 on 7 Football Championship in two weeks at Hoover High School in Hoover Alabama. www.NHSCA.com
Show #197 Bill Long
N.H.S.C.A.'s Director of Football Operations and Activities speaking about the National 7 on 7 Football Championship in two weeks at Hoover High School in Hoover Alabama. www.NHSCA.com
U.S. Navy Seal Fitness Challenge Director www.sealfitnesschellenge.com
Navy Seal Specialist John Murray has been with the Seals for close to ten years . After serving multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was moved to the Navy Parachute Team two years ago. He is the parachute team instructor and is in charge of training , planning coordination and execution of all high risk jumps. He has over 1,100 jumps to his credit. www.seal.navy.mil
Coach Mark Getz of the N.H.S.C.A. talks about the National Open that occurred this past weekend. He is the National Open tournament director. The website is www.nhsca.com
Coach Eric Moon, head wrestling club coach of the Michigan Fire . The Fire has three teams that are tough against all competitors and in any competition.
The club's website is www.aausports.org/sport_Wrestling
|5/27/08||Show #193 Carmen Jon a worldwide singing sensation who is the executive producer of the National High School "Teen Idol" event which allows high school students the opportunity to perform vocal numbers and permits them to continue to learn thanks to on-site educational workshops. www.CarmenJon.com|
Navy Seal Marty Taylor is a logistical specialist for the Seals and helps solve logistical hurdles for deployed Seal Teams. Officer Taylor also has a competitive runner and swimmer. He has recently competed in various marathons . He recently qualified for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii in October 2008. The navy Seal website is www.seal.navy.mil
NHSCA Director Bob Ferrarro Jr. Executive Director of the N.H.S.C.A . The N.H.S.C.A. website is www.nhsca.com.
Show #191 Jason
Rio Rancho NM wrestling coach. He has led the Rams to back to back 5a state titles ('07 &08). The Rams have a two year record of 33-0 in his two seasons as coach. He led six wrestlers to State titles this past season. He has also coached several wrestlers to N.H.S.C.A. national championships. The school's website is www.rrps.net/Newrrhs/wrestling.htm
|2008-5-6 Show #190 Coach Jim Jackson Apple Valley (MN) wrestling coach.. Coach Jackson has associated with the Apple Valley program for 28 of its 32 years of existence. He has been the Eagles' head coach for the past 13 years and has led the program to 10 state titles (including the last three straight 2006,07 & 08) . His team this season went 34-1 in dual meets. He has coached 91 state place winners and 37 state champions. His overall coaching record is 465-25-3. The school's website is www.isd196.k12.mn.us/avhs/|
|2008-4-29 Show# 189 Dave Crowell, Sr. Nazareth (PA) head wrestling coach. Coach Crowell has led the Blue Eagles' program to a 92-24 record in five years . He is the high wrestling coach in America to lead three different school to state wrestling titles . Easton (PA) '81 & 83, Wilson PA ('02& '03 ) and Nazareth in "06. His overall coaching record is 367-82-1. The school wrestling website is www.NazarethWrestling.com||2008-4-15 Show# 187 Terry Daubert, Head wrestling coach at Northampton (PA) High School . He has the Konkrite Kids program to an overall record of 121-23 in seven seasons. He led the squad to the Lehigh Valley Conference regular season and post season titles in 2007-08 with a record of 24-1. He then sent 10 wrestlers to the state tournament and five came home individual medals. The school's website is www.northamptonwrestling.com|
|2008-4-8 Show #186 Tim Giel head wrestling coach at Shady Side Academy (PA) for the past 25 years just completing his 25th season. The Indians won the 2008 PIAA AA Wrestling Championships team title (after finishing 4th in '07) The school is the first ever from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League to capture a state wrestling title . Coach Giel's career coaching record is 270-161. www.shadysideacademy.org/athletics/wrestling||2008-4-1
Robin Ferraro, Director of the N.H.S.C.A. character and Leadership workshops. www.nhsca.com
Danny Mullen, Navy Seal Fitness Challenge director. www.sealfitnesschallenge.com
|2008-3-25 Show #184 QUINCY LEWIS, Head men's basketball coach at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. His teams have won four regional titles, three Utah 5A state titles (including back to back crowns in '07 and '08). He has an overall record of 98-21 in five seasons. The school's website is www.lonepeak.alpinedistrict.org/Basketball_boys||2008-3-18 Show #183 JAMES OLIVA, former wrestler at Northern Illinois and director of the wrestling movie "7 Minutes" The film's website is http://www.7minutes-movie.com|
2008-3-11 Show #182 GREG URBAS Head Wrestling coach at St. Edward's High School (OH). He has led the Eagles to 14 Straight Division I State titles. His team was the last to beat Blair Academy (NJ) last season (2006-07) in a dual meet. He has been the head varsity coach since 1989. The School website is www.sehs.net/athletics.html
|2008-3-4 Show #181 GERALD WINTERTON Head wrestling coach at (Cary N.C.) High School. His teams have won 153 tournament in a row which is a an on going scholastic national record. In 27 years of coaching the Imps , he has coached the team to 18 state titles (latest one won two weeks ago). His squads have also won 10 state tournament championships and 7 Dual Team Championships . He is also the 2007 N.H.S.C.A. Wrestling Coach of the Year http://caryhs.wcpss.net/Index/athelrtics|
|2008-2-26 Show #180 Steve Specht, Head Football Coach, St. Xavier H.S., Cincinnati, Ohio The team went 15-0 this season and won the State Division I title and the National High School Prep title.. Coach Specht has an overall record of 51-3 in four years of coaching the Bombers The squad out scored their opponents 452-133 this season. The school's website is www.stxavier.org./football/106/stxavier.asp .||
Navy Seal Thomas Campbell, a former competitive distance runner and kayaker . Currently he serves as the Director of Assaults and Combat trainer and swimming instructor at the Naval Warfare Center. www.seal.navy.mil/
Rob Sherrill, Director of Communications for the N.H.S.C.A. www.nhsca.com
|2008-2-5 Show # 178 Dan Hurley Head Men's Basketball Coach at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark NJ. He holds a career coaching record of 175-16. www.sbp.org./Athletics/basketball.asp||2008-1-22 Show #177 Seal Commander Keith Davids. He is a competitive sailing expert and tri-athlete and has won his age group (30-40) in both disciplines He was a multi-sport star at the Naval Academy in wrestling, running, and sailing, and is currently the Director of Training at the Naval Warfare Center. www.seal.navy.mil/|
|2008-1-15 Show #176 Steve Powell of Easton (PA) High School. www.eastonwrestling.com/||2008-1-8 Show #175 Dickey Howell of Ceasar Rodney High School (DE). www.crhs.cr.k12.de.us/sports. Bill Swink of Colonial Forge High School (VA) www.varisty-wrestling.stafford.forge.school.|
||2007-12-18 SHOW # 174 David Goggins Navy Seal, Athlete & Iraqi War veteran who runs distance events for his fallen commandos that he help train and their families . www.seal.navy.mil/|
|2007-12-11 SHOW #173 Brian Gilbert Head Football Coach at Palisades (PA) HS www.palisadessed.org/palisadeshs/ .||2007-11-27 SHOW #172 Executive Director of the N.H..S.CA. Bobby Ferraro Jr. www.NHSCA.com|
|2007-11-13 SHOW #171: Bob Hurley Sr. .N.H.S.C.A. Men's High School Basketball coach of the year. He has a career mark of 901-101 entering this season. Show ends about 35 minutes running when Mr. Hurley's cell phone battery gives out!||2007-11-06 SHOW #170: Head Football Coach, BRET COMP, Wilson Area PA High School|
|2007-10-30 SHOW #169: Henry K. Priest Executive Producer of the N.H.S.C.A. media productions and Independent movie producer. Howie Miller former wrestler at Parkland (PA) High School and the University of Virginia. He is the writer, producer and director of the movie "Vertias" www.veritas-movie.com||2007-10-23 SHOW #168: Coach Mark Getz of Pleasant Valley HS|
|2007-08-14 SHOW #166||2007-10-16 SHOW #167: Hall of Fame Coach RAE McDONALD|
|2007-07-08 SHOW #164||2007-07-31 SHOW #165: BILL LONG|
|2007-06-12 SHOW #161: COACH SCOTT LEGACY||2007-07-01
SHOW #163: TOM
- 2007 Tennis Coach of the Year &
LITA ANDREWS - 2007 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
|2007-05-22 SHOW #159||2007-06-03 SHOW #160: SHAM|
|2007-05-06 JASON LOC & JIM ACKERLY||2007-05-15 JOE PLASCHUCCI & MARK MORRIS|
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