PODCAST

Down The Line

Host Roy Austin & co-Host Chris P.

We really love what people are doing in sports. Join us each week as our Down The Line team Roy Austin and Chris P. host guest speakers, whom are very much experts in their active lifestyle domain. Our conversations with Agents, Athletes, Coaches, General Managers and Health Professionals that will take us on a brain journey.This podcast will discuss sports topics that matter to our listeners such as; current events, student athlete recruiting, training, character development, nutrition, technology, culture and fashion.Down The Line is on a serious mission to increase your success in whatever you do for yourself. Reach your body, mind and soul by listening to what others are experiencing around you.We strive to feed our curiosity by learning about the experiences of our guest and subjects. Our conversations aim to reach our listeners by instilling positive habits and deeper understandings of how to be your own effective athlete. All athletes and non-athletes are encouraged to subscribe to our Podcast. Sponsored by Varsity Sports Spotlight. Visit us at WWW.vsspotlight.com .
Episode 15 - Cory James, CFL & NFL Linebacker, CSU Ram, Del Rio Ram
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Host Roy Austin welcomes our guest Cory James,  current CFL Calgary Stampeders Linebacker, former Oakland Raider and Colorado State Ram football player to the show.  Cory shares his current status at a CFL signee, his love for Chinese food, college football experience, favorite moments and much more. Enjoy the show. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Cory James on instagram @cmjames_05Welcome Cory James1:00 - Playing for CFL Calgary Stampeders2:00 - Follow Cory @ CMJAMES_053:00 - The Food in Toronto5:00 - From Del Rio,TX6:00 - Tore ACL Junior Year7:00 - Signed Colorado State University8:00 - Freshman Sack Record9:00 - Don’t let bad times get you down10:00 - Coach Steve Fairchild12:00 - Be a standout on and off the field14:00 - Favorite moments in college football 16:00 - Playing at Alabama was special 19:00 - Bowl Game Memories21:00 - CSU Greats, Joey Porter23:00 - Facing the best players25:00 - Studying Film is critical26:00 - All American as Freshman27:00 - 40 Yard, Three Cone Drill28:00 - Select Sports Group, Draft Day29:00 - Surreal Experience as a Player30:00 - Khalil Mack, David Carr, Tom Brady31:00 - Derrick Henry nearly broke my back32:00 - Met Derrick Henry in the hole33:00 - Training and Ready for Football35:00 - Hit a cross-roads to refocus37:00 - Cory is a big gamer. FIFA, COD, 38:00 - Best of Luck Cory JamesTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
May 23 2021
39 mins
Episode 14 - Marty Beall, University of Richmond Head Coach Women's Soccer
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Host Roy Austin welcomes our guest Marty Beall, University of Richmond Head Coach Women's Soccer to the show. Marty shares his views on his journey in soccer, the current state of college sports and how to get recruited as an athlete.Enjoy the show. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Coach Marty Beall on social media @Twitter and Instagram @Marty_BeallCoach has his own podcast, tune in!https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-a-college-coach-leaders-locker-rooms/id1532930827Welcome Back1:00- Coach Marty Beall2:00- I Grew Up In Maryland3:00- Started Playing Soccer at 74:00- Freshman Playing with Seniors7:00- Your Grades Matter A Lot8:00- Montgomery College Soccer9:00- I tore my PCL 11:00- My AHA Moment14:00- The Communist Game16:00- The Pandemic Experience21:00- What is next? When is normality coming?23:00- Las Vegas was Empty24:00- How do you keep motivated without games?25:00- What you do matters!26:00- The Mountain of Average28:00- The Infinite Learning Curve29:00- I want you to be the best you can be31:00- Social Media is only the highlights32:00- Comparison is the thief of all joy35:00- Just be yourself39:00- Have Core Values in Your Life45:00- Have to be resilient 48:00- Do More to Connect with People51:00- Lead By Serving Others53:00- We Want Our Players to be Present55:00- Get out of your head, be present57:00- Work as Hard as You Can58:00- Personalize Your Emails to Colleges59:00- How to write emails to college coaches60:00- NCAA recruiting rules are complicated61:00- Advice for those who want be a College Coach62:00- You have to make sacrifices to get better64:00- Bloom where you are planted 65:00- The Only Spider Mascot in the USATo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
May 2 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Episode 13 - Student Athlete Spotlight with Austin Rogers (Basketball) and Matthew Wheeler (Baseball)
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Podcast host Roy Austin welcomes two collegiate athletes in our student athlete spotlight format. We welcome, Austin Rogers, Faulkner University Men's Basketball, Montgomery, Alabama and Matthew Wheeler, Sul Ross State University Baseball, Alpine, Texas.Austin and Matthew share their story as athletes from the final two years of high school, working through the recruiting process, the transfer portal, COVID and now. Student athletes and the parents of student athletes can learn from our podcast guest. Enjoy the show. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Austin Rogers @Instagram:  Arogbabyhttps://faulknereagles.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/austin-rogers/17709Follow Matthew Wheeler @Instagram: TheTot10 Twitter: the_tot_10https://srlobos.com/sports/baseball/roster/matthew-wheeler/34261:00 - Welcome Austin Rogers, Matthew Wheeler3:00 - D1 athlete going to NCAA Portal 5:00 - “I was a walk on” 7:00 - It is hard to get noticed8:00 - Late Signee as a Senior 10:00 - First offer as a Junior12:00 - Going from East Texas to West Texas14:00 - Broke my foot, got a medical red shirt17:00 - Going Pro, means being a good person 18:00 - “Bet on yourself” Wheeler19:00 - “I kept working” Rogers21:00 - Advice for High School Athlete24:00 - Find organizations to promote your growth26:00 - Had to mature in college28:00 - Moving forward is better than being stagnant30:00 - Social Media changed recruiting 32:00 - Don’t get caught up in names of schools35:00 - Posterized a dude, still looking for the film LOL37:00 - Last 3 outs, caught stealing at 2nd to win game40:00 - Staying involved with the home community42:00 - COVID cancelled the season45:00 - Tested Positive for COVID48:00 - Advice for student athlete who wants to play in college after high schoolTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Apr 18 2021
50 mins
Episode 12 - John E. Mosley, East Los Angeles College Head Basketball Coach, Father, Man of Faith
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Host Roy Austin welcomes John E. Mosley, East Los Angeles College Head Basketball Coach to the show. Coach Mosley and his ELAC basketball program were featured on eight Netflix episodes  in Last Chance U-Basketball. Last Chance U-Basketball has 100% review on rotten tomatoes and is a must watch.Coach talks faith, COVID, leadership and has tons of encouraging words for our listeners.Enjoy the show. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Coach John Mosley on social media @https://www.instagram.com/coachjohnmosley_elac/https://twitter.com/johnmosleyjrhttps://www.cameo.com/johnmosleyjr?qid=16161385181:00- Welcome East Los Angels College - Coach John Mosley 2:00- Life is about responding 3:00- We all got to be coached5:00- Trying to pickup the pieces due to COVID6:00- Can you win the day? - Doc Rivers 7:00- Everybody wake up. Be Positive- Coach John 8:00- A man of faith 🙏🏼10:00- Lashaunda is a teacher 11:00- Great Family time during COVID12:00- How do you keep the players focused 13:00- players have faced disappointment 14:00- We provide hope with words - Coach 15:00- Coach is trusted by his players 16:00- Have faith to move mountains 17:00- Roy relates to Joe Hampton 18:00- straight out of South Central LA19:00- jumped into a gang, drive by shooting didn’t want to be there 20:00- Basketball changed his direction. Still has ELAC assist avg per game record. 21:00- Mission trips help us more than others 22:00- Bill Oates was my mentor23:00- John Wooden tree of coaching 24:00-Take in the meat, spit out the bones 25:00- Learned coaching from a Christian 27:00- Recruiting is a tough business 28:00- Coach does it the right way 29:00-  Coaching is about compassion 30:00- Gift of Discernment 31:00- Colby Ranch Retreat Success 34:00- Social Media, a false sense of reality 36:00- It’s a process to have a good time 37:00- I had value to the people I coached 38:00- Do good things without broadcasting 39:00- Chase Peace, not happiness 40:00- Deshaun Highler was grieving 41:00- Don’t live unsettled. 42:00- Rules with out relationships43:00- Coach has deep trust for players 44:00- What did the Netflix show teach you?45:00- Remember to impact others 46:00- Have a good support system 47:00- Reel ‘em in with the smile 48:00- Just do it. You’ll have success 50:00- Colby Ranch Trip51:00- Kobe Bryant’s Death52:00- Coach Rob finds #24 jerseys53:00- Kobe Bryant meant everything to LA54:00- State of JUCO ball55:00- Advice for Student Athletes 56:00- Next WeekTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Apr 11 2021
58 mins
Episode 11 - Robert Lucero, Austin Westlake Head Basketball Coach, Father, Leader
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin and Chris P. talk with Bonifacio "Robert" Lucero, Head Coach for Austin Westlake Basketball. Austin Westlake and Coach are in the middle of the best winning stretch for the storied Texas high school program. Coach Lucero is an open book, as genuine as they come. Coach has had extreme ups and downs in recent years, on and off the court. Enjoy the show. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Coach Lucero on social media @https://www.instagram.com/bonifaciolucero/https://www.instagram.com/westlakenation/1:00 - Welcome to Show2:00 - Intro, Hays First Head Job3:00 - From Albuquerque, Then El Paso4:00 - El Paso Hanks, Glory Years5:00 - Dad was a coach6:00 - Give a player a goal7:00 - Coach Manny Pacheco, Bob Hackett8:00 - Played in State Soccer Finals9:00 - First love was basketball10:00 - Keep Playing, No Shortcuts11:00 - Coach Marc Richardson12:00 - Find Peace in your work13:00 - Be Coachable14:00 - Covid brought us closer16:00 - The plan after high school18:00 - Marcos Lucero can ball19:00 - Tracy Carter gave me a tip20:00 - Damion James, Nacogdoches 21:00 - AHA Moment! To be a Coach22:00 - Met my wife, the referee23:00 - She crumbled up my number26:00 - Moved to Austin 30:00 - Found out Wife had Breast Cancer33:00 - More Hard Times, Son, Bo needs Surgery 35:00 - More surgery for Son, Bo38:00 - What hard times taught me40:00 - Bo is strong, made it through42:00 - Never Lose, Just Learn44:00 - Hard to be at the Top, then Bottom46:00 -Bonds get tighter to make a playoff run47:00 - Matthew Mayer has best mullet around48:00 - City Mullets are not Country Mullets49:00 - Austin Westlake Alum can Ball Out50:00 - Just lost the state championship52:00 - Concerned about my players taking it hard54:00 - Lost to Carsen Edwards & Tristan Clark56:00 - Biggest Challenge for Student Athletes58:00 - Strong Support Matters60:00 - Worry about Growth, not winning61:00 - I had a lot of fear as a Coach62:00 - Building character, makes for winning63:00 - Tell us about Chico’s Tacos65:00 - Challenges for Parents of Athletes 67:00 - Players need to know their role70:00 -We carry 18 ball players, help them learn72:00 - Current State of Texas HS Basketball74:00 - Manage and Work the Game76:00 - Good at History 79:00 - Family Genealogy80:00 - Peruvian Roots?!81:00 - Final Thought82:00 - Advice to a prospective Head Coach 83:00 - Stay Persistent, Search out Learning85:00 - Outro, Next WeekTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Mar 28 2021
1 hr 26 mins
Episode 10 - Nic Harris, OU Football Legend, NFL, Film
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin and Chris P. talk with Nic Harris, Lifetime Boomer Sooner Football Legend about his journey though football. We discuss Nic's journey from Prep Star at Alexandria Senior High School to Bob Stoops OU Football, NFL and current movie project "American Underdog" the Kurt Warner Story.  Ni shares his unique experiences in playing football at the highest levels in prep, college and professional football.   You will love Nic's energy and perspective on life.Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Nic Harris on social media @https://www.instagram.com/nicharris5/https://twitter.com/NicHarris5Show Notes:1:00 - Welcome Nic Harris2:00 - What is New? American Underdog - Kurt Warner Story3:00 - December 10, 2021, Movie Premier 4:00 - My second career is Film after NFL5:00 - Takes a bit of luck, somebody has to like you6:00 - Son of Alexandria, LA 8:00 - OU Stoops was looking for Ryan Perrilloux, Found Nic9:00 -  Adopted by my High School counselor 10:00 - 65 Collegiate Offers, Soft Verbal to Michigan11:00 -  Double Pneumonia, OU Stoops hospital visit14:00 - High School football team, 21 Interceptions, 9 TD Returns15:00-  Kirby Smart, Former LSU assistant, Now Georgia Head Coach16:00 - Someone turned off the lights at stadium, playoff game18:00 - Keiland Williams, NFL Player, LA high school playoffs20:00 - OU Freshman Season with Adrian Peterson21:00 - Two Freshman DB’s starting in Big 12 22:00 - Faced Vince Young, Jamal Charles, Romance Taylor- Championship Season26:00 - Shoutout to Bills Mafia 27:00 - Texas Tech #1 vs OU # 5, Chase Daniel & Mizzou28:00 - OU loses to Florida in 2009 BCS Championship29:00 - Tim Tebow comes after Nic with the Gator Chomp31:00 - Running out of the tunnel in Norman32:00 - Credit to Brent Venables, Bob Stoops33:00 - I make the Madden games, Madden Culture35:00 - Sacking a Human for 8 hours during Madden Filming 36:00 - Favorite Football Venue, Kyle Field - Texas A&M 37:00 - Loudest Football Venue, Autzen Stadium - Oregon Ducks 38:00 - Bob Stoops is a players coach 39:00 - AHA Moment! NFL is real 40:00 - Boise St vs OU, One of the Greatest Games41:00 - Returned for Senior Year, Stay Healthy42:00 - Leading Tackler in the BCS Championship Game43:00 - Played  Safety, Corner, Nickel, DB, LB44:00 - David Nelson, former Florida WR 45:00 - 5 interceptions in one game, twice46:00 - Broke Ed Reed’s Louisiana High School Record47:00 - Senior Bowl, Draft Preparation 48:00 - Pulled Hamstring before NFL Combine49:00 - If you don’t run it’s a red flag at NFL Combine50:00 - NFL Combine is a way to protect NFL Execs51:00 - Dick Jauron, former Bills head coach calls Nic52:00 - The Guy Your Coach Can Trust54:00 - My Greatest Achievement55:00 - NFL Current State - “I would get fined”57:00 - I love my journey, wouldn’t change a thing 58:00 - Surprisingly good at Technology, working on Dr. Degree59:00 - VSS Events coming soon60:00 - Nic wants to mentor young athletes61:00 - Adversity Will Come Your Way 62:00 - Outro, Next WeekTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Mar 21 2021
1 hr 3 mins
Episode 9 - Savannah Foster, NFL Agent, Wife, Mom
Looking for an NFL Agent? We got you covered.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P.  take the show to Laguna Hills, California. We interview Savannah Foster, Vice-President of Client Relations at the Athletes First sports agency,  a premier sports agency  representing players, coaches and broadcasters. Savannah has lived a lifetime in her very short time on earth, she is a humble overachiever with a huge heart. NFL players choose Savannah because they feel her kindness, it is immeasurable.  We talk to NFL Super Woman Savannah about her journey from  Little Miss Tater in rural Kentucky to becoming a highly sought figure at the NFL level. You don't want to miss the conversation with Savannah!1:00 - We want to talk to you Savannah!2:00 - We are Cowboys fans 3:00 - I was an athlete, cheerleader 📣 4:00 - Orange Bowl, College World Series, Final Four5:00 - Settling is not an option 6:00 - Family History, From Benton, KY 8:00 - Little Miss Tater Day 19909:00 - Athletes First Family 10:00 - No Law degree to be an agent 13:00 - We represent the Athlete and entire Family14:00 - Athletes First Signing Free Agents15:00 - The Question I get the Most 16:00 - Players become our family 17:00- FaceTiming Pro Bowler Derwin James, while in labor 19:00 - New Challenges everyday- Athletes First helps athletes year round20:00 - Agent life is cyclical 21:00 - COVID in the NFL 23:00 - NFL next season; what’s changing?24:00 - Fans in the stands matter 26:00 - Week Leading up to NFL Draft28:00 - Athletes First Took 50 players to Super Bowl 29:00 - The Classic, Spring is busy- Super Bowl, Senior Bowl, Draft30:00 - Athletes First Family -“A pending Pro Bowl roster”-ESPN31:00 - We need experts , I work closely with Deshaun Watson32:00 - How do we become an NFL Agent?33:00 - Make Yourself Known34:00 - An advantage being a woman 35:00 = Proudest of Me and 1st Rd Pick Austin Jackson 36:00 - How do we find Athletes First?37:00 - NFL Requires yearly end of year questionnaire 38:00 - I am good at Teaching! (Grad School Class)39:00 - Savannah knows how to talk to people40:00 - Advice for future NFL Agent 41:00 - Put Your Heart In What You Are Doing42:00 - Savannah is a Genuine Soul 43:00 - Follow Savannah and the A1 FamilyWe wish Savannah and the A1 Family the best of luck this season.You can follow and support Savannah @https://www.instagram.com/sosavy/http://www.athletesfirst.nethttps://www.instagram.com/athletesfirstfamily/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYABR3SXyOgTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Mar 14 2021
44 mins
Episode 8 - Cristian Plascencia, Durable Athlete CEO
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P. take the show back home to Austin. We interview Cristian Plascencia, CEO of the Durable Athlete and whisperer to many professional athletes. We talk  to Coach Cristian about his journey from early on interest in fitness to becoming a highly sought after mobility guru. You don't want to miss the conversation with Coach if you experience any stiffness or have trouble sleeping.1:00 - Welcome 2:00- Austin Snowed In4:00- How got started in training 7:00-Found Joy in Strength & Conditioning 9:00- I’m from Salinas, CA 12:00- You are a Coach13:00-Current State Of Gym Training 15:00- Austin Bowie vs Judson 16:00- The Durable Athlete CEO 👨🏻‍💼 18:00- Sign up for Durable Athlete20:00- People Love Tortillas 21:00- Four Pillars of Durable Athlete 23:00- The effects of a good program 25:00- Movement and Mobility is Key26:00- Sleep as Much as You Can27:00- My Energy. I Care. 28:00- Use a lot of tools to succeed 30:00- I was down but not out. 33:00- What you put in the body matters 35:00- How can I improve? Sleep. 37:00- Chris P. is a 🏀Defensive liability 38:00- How do we sleep better?40:00- Get Natural Sunlight 41:00- Limit Caffeine 43:00- How do you Relax?45:00- Wim Hof Breath (Google Wim) 👀48:00- Let Life Take It’s Course 49:00- Coach will beat you at NBA2K51:00- Advice for Performance Coaches We wish Coach Cristian and his athletes the best of luck this year.You can follow and support Cristian @https://durableathlete.comhttps://www.instagram.com/cristiangplascencia/https://www.facebook.com/The-Durable-Athlete-110885526964357https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCicuoOU-myrPUSkKzg8W3EgTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Feb 28 2021
53 mins
Episode Six - Marissa King, Olympic Gymnast for Team Great Britain
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P. take the show to Great Britain. We interview Marissa King, Team Great Britain Olympic Gymnast.  We talk  to our Olympic hopeful about, Marissa's prep career in England, her Olympic Journey, 11 time All American as a Florida Gator and how COVID has hurt gymnastics, unlike most major sports in the USA. Marissa has a wealth of knowledge that she drops on us and fills our listeners in on what it takes to become an Olympic Gymnast at the highest level.  Get this, she is in Austin, Texas and available to coach your kids. Tune in now.1:00 - Welcome 2:00 - Why are you in Austin, TX?4:00 - Marissa is training Gymnast in Austin5:00 - National Elite Gymnastics- Austin7:00 - How do you overcome fear?9:00 - I love gymnastics 11:00- Gymnastics is a brutal sport 13:00- Difference of Gymnastics in US vs UK15:00- Just play to get an opportunity 16:00- Florida, Stanford or UCLA19:00- Your favorite event, The Floor21:00- Most nervous event 23:00- Current state of gymnastics 26:00- Staying inspired during COVID 28:00- You need to hire Coach Marissa King31:00- Marissa is a natural with Geography 32:00- Never give up, Keep fighting35:00- Next WeekWe wish Marissa and Team Great Britain the best of luck this year.You can follow and support Marissa King@https://www.instagram.com/thebritriss/https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-gymnast-workshop-tickets-140891194355To be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Feb 21 2021
36 mins
Episode Five - Omar Craddock, Pan American Games Gold Medal Triple Jump Winner
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P. bring the show to San Diego, CA. We interview Omar Craddock, Track and Field-Triple Jump Champion at the Pan Am Games and being ranked number one in the world in 2019-2020.  We talk  to our Olympic hopeful about, Omar's prep career, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field National Championships as a Triple Jumper at the University of Florida. COVID has hurt track and field, unlike most major sports in the USA. Why don't we have a national track and field league? We love Omar Goodness.You will love the good person Omar is and his beautiful perspective on life and his advice for young athletes. Enjoy!1:00- Welcome2:00- Your Olympic Dreams3:00- The USA needs to pay attention5:00 - We are all people7:00- COVID  hurt training 10:00 - We rely on competitions12:00 - No Hugs, High Fives or Hand shakes15:00 - What was Florida like as a freshman?17:00 - Figuring out life as a freshman on campus18:00 - First Major Gold Medal at Pan Am Games20:00 - Bring Vaseline to Peru 22:00 - My Coach, The Great Al Joyner24:00 - National Track and Field League in the USA?26:00 - Track-town Summer Series 30:00 - Hard to be a Track and Field Pro34:00 - Omar has a good perspective 38:00- Something you are good at 44:00 - Everything Takes Patience We wish Omar Craddock and Team USA the best of luck this season. You can follow and support Omar @:https://www.instagram.com/omargooddness/https://www.journeyglobally.comhttps://omarcraddock.webs.comTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Feb 14 2021
48 mins
Episode Four - Marfa ISD Athletics Director Linda Ojeda
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P. bring the show to Big Bend Country in West Texas. We interview Marfa ISD Athletics Director, Linda Ojeda.  Roy navigates the listeners through A.D. Ojeda's journey from Prep Star at Del Rio High School to being the first woman to be hired as the Athletic Director in Marfa ISD.  A. D. Ojeda  shares her unique experiences in transitioning from student athlete to sports administrator on National  Girls and Women in Sports Day.You will love A. D. Ojeda's perspective on life and his advice for young athletes.Talk to you soon, down the line. Show Notes:Welcome Marfa ISD Linda Ojeda Historic Hire -  1:00National Girls and Women in Sports  Day- 2:00Marfa Lights is Real - 4:00Freshman on Varsity Squad- 6:00A Good Coach - 9:00I Got Benched - 11:00My Favorite Sport - 14:00College Sports as a Player 16:00Why I started Coaching - 19:00Advice to Prospective Coaches - 23:00Impact of Covid - 26:00Six Man Football - 30:00Balmorhea State Champs inspire West Texas 33:00No More Sharing Helmets - 36:00Not an easy adjustment to COVID - 38:00Sports Life Post Covid - 40:00Your Advice to Young Girls 43:00We wish A.D. Ojeda and Marfa ISD the best of luck this season. To be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Feb 7 2021
46 mins
Episode One - Trailer TeaserEpisode Two - Super Bowl LaunchEpisode Three - American Football Linebacker Michael Taylor
Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.Roy Austin from Austin and Chris P. bring their guest to the show, American Football Linebacker Michael Taylor.  Roy navigates the listeners through Taylor's journey from Prep Star at Westlake, Georgia High School to the Professional Japanese Football X-League. Mike shares his unique experiences in playing football at the highest levels in prep, college and professional football.  Tune in to Taylor breakdown his relationship with Urban Meyer, Will Muschamp, Lane Kiffin and Mike Tomlin. You will love Taylor's perspective on life and his advice for young athletes.Talk to you soon, down the line. Show Notes:Introduction to Mike Taylor - 1:00Follow Mike on Instagram @internashanal_mike - 2:00 Full Ride offer from Georgia - 3:00Chaos after D1 Offer - 5:00Under Armor All America Game - 7:00Lane Kiffin Plays Madden at Mikes House - 8:00Urban Meyer wins over Mike - 11:00New Texas co-Defensive Coordinator Linebacker Coach Jeff Choate - 14:00Will Muschamp Arrives at Florida - 17:00Johnny Manziel Big Ass Feet - 19:00Texas A&M alumni Mike Evans in Super Bowl, Galveston Ball Product - 21:00"You Can Control You" - Mike  - 24:00NFL Draft - 27:00Major Injury Leads to Improbable Recovery - 31:00Football Outside of America - 34:00Coach Eats Glass - 38:00Completed Second Full Season in Japan - 41:00Advice from Mike to the Student Athlete - 44:00Closing Thoughts - 46:00To be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
Jan 31 2021
47 mins

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