Illinois Basketball Coaches’ Association Hall of Famer, Joe Parmentier reflects on over three decades of teaching and coaching. “Parm” delves into his past growing up in a coach’s household and playing basketball and football at Southwestern High … [Read more...]
Show #42: Legends and Influencers Series guest Joe Parmentier.
Show #41: Featuring Julian Harvey, Angelynn Kanyuck, Larry Huffman, and Katie Hamilton.
This show begins with Edwardsville HS and SIUE jumper extraordinaire, Julian Harvey, who discusses the development of his dynamic career as the best jumper in the history of the university. Then, MESPY winner for 2A Cross-Country Runner of the Year, … [Read more...]
Show #40: Featuring Justin Mumford, Jocelyn Carmody, and Matt Hackman.
Justin Mumford of Wesclin HS talks about being the “best cross country runner in the history of his school,” and accepts his MESPY for 1A Runner of the Year. Then, Triad Tennis’ top player, Joceyln Carmody, talks about jumping up to the top of the … [Read more...]
Show #39: Parker Lawrence, Chase Henrichs, Ryan Hampton, Kristen Ess, Gracie Piar, and Deb Walsh.
Parker Lawrence, Head Boys Golf Coach at Mater Dei, is joined by his Assistant Chase Henrichs as the two discuss winning their MESPY for 1A Team of the Year and how they are working together to continue building an already-strong program. Then … [Read more...]
Show #38: Legends and Influencers Series guest, Craig Ohlau.
In this Legends and Influencers series show, Edwardsville High School Assistant Baseball and Head Bowling Coach, Craig Ohlau, discusses his latest memoir, The Kings of the County League, which details his time playing the sport he loves in “its … [Read more...]
Show #37: Chris Eddy, George Patrylak, Ryan Watts, Darren Latham, Jenna Schanz, Lance Miller, and Devan Faulkenberg.
O’FallonTownship High School Girls Golf Coach Chris Eddy kicks off the show talking about building a program, winning the MESPY for 2A Golf Team of the Year, and how he manages his girls on the course. Next, Edwardsville High School Boys and Girls … [Read more...]
Show #36: featuring Daryl Thomas, Scott Edwards, Janelynn Wirth, and Nicole Johnson.
Former EHS and University of Illinois wrestler Daryl Thomas talks about how getting cut from junior high basketball began his prolific wrestling career including his coaching journey, which currently has him at Campbell University. Then, Scott … [Read more...]
Show Legends and Influencers Series Special: Tim Dougherty, former Edwardsville High School Football Coach and Athletic Director.
In this Legends and Influencers edition of the MESP, the former EHS Football Coach and Athletic Director discusses his current coaching life in Arizona, getting his start in athletics as a young man in Peoria, and, of course, his teaching, coaching, … [Read more...]
Show #34: featuring Greenville HS Athletic Director and I-70 Baseball Clinic Director Joe Alstat and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton.
Event organizer, Joe Alstat begins the show to talk about the "2020 I-70 Baseball Clinic" including how he got Baseball Hall of Famer Tony LaRussa to speak at the event--twice!. Then, he reveals what he thinks every sport needs to do to survive along … [Read more...]
Show #33: featuring Althoff Tennis Player Natalie Cohn, Greg Shashack of the Alton Telegraph, and Mike Suhre of Oak Brook Golf Course.
Lawnmower racer Rick Fox drops by with gifts, and then 1A Tennis Singles MESPY Winner and Sectional Champion Natalie Cohn of Althoff kicks off the show to talk about her family influence and being a two-sport (soccer) standout. Next, one of the … [Read more...]
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