“THE CONVERSATION” Episode #17, John Coffino, American & International Professional Basketball Coach

March 4, 2020 John Coffino is an American and international basketball coach. Most recently he was the head basketball coach for the men’s senior national team for the Republic of the Maldives, where he guided his team to the gold round of the regional tournament in Bangladesh. Before joining the professional ranks, John worked nine years as a Division I […]


"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #15 With Van Reed, LSU-Eunice, Public Relations & Sports Information Director, Author, Editor

February 28, 2020 Van Reed is a native of Eunice, Louisiana and a graduate of St. Edmund’s High School. He then graduated form Northwestern State University with a B.S. degree in Journalism. He was active with the Kappa Alpha Order, Current Sauce Newspaper, Editor of the Potpourri Yearbook. PRSSA. Van is a member and past […]


"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #14 With Gene DeFilippo Managing Director At Turnkey Search

February 27, 2020 Gene DeFilippo is a sports executive with over 40+ years of experience in the profession. Gene graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1973. There he played college football, lettering for three seasons as a quarterback. In 1974, he completed a master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Tennessee. DeFilippo worked as an assistant football coach at Youngstown […]


“THE CONVERSATION” Episode #13 With Gregg Swanson, Warrior Mind Coach & Author

February 24, 2020 As a leading, physical, emotional, spiritual and mental strength coach and expert, I specialize in driven individuals, those that want to reach outrageous personal goals and archive new levels of personal success. I’ve developed a unique and powerful approach as a mental strength coach by aligning a person mentally, physically, emotionally and […]


"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #12, With Paul Epstein, CEO & Founder of Purpose Labs | Keynote Speaker

February 21, 2020 Organizations everywhere are struggling. For whatever reason, you’ve fallen behind in sales, your culture is a mess, or your growth has stalled out. Or maybe you’re excelling, but success has let complacency creep into your teams. So you start playing defense— reactive, on your heels, the market dictating terms – and once […]


“THE CONVERSATION” Episode #11 With Jennifer Garrett, JD, LLM, MBA

February 20, 2020 Jennifer Garrett, JD, LLM, MBA, Uses 🏈 to #MoveTheBall™️, 🎤 Podcast Host Boundary-Pusher, Boundary-Pusher, Leadership Coach, 7 Degrees, Army Lawyer, Mom of 5 Jennifer Garrett is an internationally recognized speaker, author, Army lawyer, and former Fortune 100 corporate executive who has become known as a leadership expert and high-performance football strategist that […]


"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #10 With Zak Ivkovic, Executive Director Of The CUNY Athletic Conference

February 19, 2020 Zak Ivkovic became Executive Director of the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) in 2003, after working for the conference in different capacities over the prior 13 years. Under his visionary leadership, CUNYAC has become the brightest, most advanced and innovative Division III conference in the country. Its membership consists of 15 institutions that […]


"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #9, With Ricky Stokes, Associate Commissioner Mid-American Conference

February 13, 2020 Ricky Stokes, Associate Commissioner Mid-American Conference, For Men’s & Women’s Basketball A native of Richmond, Va., Stokes graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 and was a four-year letter winner in basketball.  Stokes played in a Cavalier school record 134 consecutive games, including two NCAA Final Four appearances.  As a freshman […]