The Servant Leader Coaches Bible Study

Chelsea Johnson Muir

Athletes, Coaches, and Leaders give their counsel on what Servant Leadership looks like in their positions, and how God has laid the foundation. Also, hear testimonies of faith, overcoming, and how God directs the paths of many athletic professionals. Each episode is working to normalize coaches and leaders of faith. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support read less
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"Trust What You Know:" Shereka Wright| Head Women's Basketball Coach| Universiy of Texas-Arlington
Feb 6 2024
"Trust What You Know:" Shereka Wright| Head Women's Basketball Coach| Universiy of Texas-Arlington
THE WRIGHT FILE PersonalHometown: Copperas Cove, TexasChildren: Daughter, LennoxHigh School: Copperas Cove HSCollege: Purdue, 2004 (Bachelor's of Arts in Health & Fitness)Experience2020-Present: UTA (Head Coach)2018-20: Vanderbilt (Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator)2013-18: Alabama (Assistant Coach)2006-13: Texas Tech (Assistant Coach)Hall Of FameNamed to the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020Playing CareerWNBA, Phoenix Mercury: 2004-06Purdue: 2001-04Playing HonorsProfessional - WNBA, Phoenix Mercury 13th overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft (Detroit Shock) Traded to the Phoenix Mercury on draft night Spent two seasons with the Phoenix Mercury until an injury brought her pro career to an end Named to the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020 The only 3x All-American in Purdue program history 1 of only 3 2,000-point scorers and 3x first-team All-Big Ten players in Purdue program history 2x Big Ten regular season (2001, 2002) and tournament (2003, 2004) champion 2x Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player Amassed 2,251 points (2nd in Purdue history) and 793 rebounds (7th) over the course of her career, to go with 177 blocked shots (10th), 291 assists (17th) and 129 steals Her 350 offensive rebounds are the most in Purdue women’s basketball history Made and attempted more free throws than any player in Big Ten Conference history, going 776-of-1,071 from the line Named to the 2001 Women's Final Four All-Tournament team as Purdue finished as the national runner-up Finalist for National Player of the Year honors as a junior and a senior Named one of UIL's Top 100 Players Inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in May 2011 USA Basketball Women's World University Games (2001) 2000 USA Today Player of the Year 2000 Gatorade National Player of the Year 2000 Rawlings/WBCA Player of the Year Parade and Nike/WBCA All-American Set school records with 3,269 points, 1,148 rebounds and 220 blocks At the time, she was just the 36th player in the country and 4th Texan to record 3,000 points in a career Helped lead Cove to 118-10 four-year record College - PurdueHigh School - Copperas Cove HS --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
Will Hall | Former Collegiate Athlete| Pastor| Speaker| Coach
Nov 17 2023
Will Hall | Former Collegiate Athlete| Pastor| Speaker| Coach
With a vast array of experience in the retail sales management accumulated throughout the last 15 years. William "Will Power" Hall has managed multiple one-million-dollar retail locations during his tenure in the sales. As a leader, he was able to achieve numerous awards for sales performance and creation of processes that improved employee turnover and inventory efficiency. During that time William managed and led over 200+ sales representatives and store managers to district recognition. William is known for galvanizing diverse teams to improve morale and the development of training programs which has 30+ promotions.       William has taken his years of experience in leading, managing and training millennials into practical applications and methods that help businesses GROW in 3 AREAS: Employee engagement, Employee retention and Profitability.    ​       Being known as the "Millennial Interpreter," a name coined by a prominent business coach, Summer Dey. William has also translated his life experiences and continued education in the field of human development to develop applicable life methodology and framework that he will guide you along as your standard of life begins to MANIFEST!!!      William Hall is a Florida native. Raised by his parents, grandmother and three sisters whom helped to mold who he is today. Attended Godby High School in Tallahassee, FL where he was a tri-sport athlete and honors graduate. William was able to receive an academic and athletic scholarship to Savannah State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration with honors. ​    Being the first male in his family to achieve a college degree, William decided to continue his education at Jacksonville State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Masters of Science in Emergency Management. While attending Jacksonville State University he became the first member of his family to become a member of a Divine Nine organization, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., as well as becoming a part of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.      His vision is to increase self economic empowerment, foundations of building generational wealth and promoting the power of love. William is an advocate of social responsibility and displays his passion for the social ecosystem by creating a yearly blanket drive in 2015 that takes place in the city of Atlanta named " Blankets in the Park." William has completed leadership and keynote training held by Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Grant Cardone, Peter Vargas, and Robert Kiyosaki. He was blessed with the honor of being a winner of the “The Great American Speak Off” - Atlanta. Currently, William resides in Atlanta, Ga with his wife, who is a devote educator and beautiful daughter and he serves as Associate Pastor of The Worship Center of Atlanta.   --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
Alex Simmons| Head Coach| University of Memphis Women's Basketball
Aug 24 2023
Alex Simmons| Head Coach| University of Memphis Women's Basketball
Coach Chelsea speaks wih Coach Simmons as she takes the helm at the University of Memphis. We speak about her plans, her faith in God, Servant Leadership, and apply those principles to her assignment as Head Coach. Two-time NCAA National Champion and Tennessee native Alex Simmons was named the head coach of the Memphis Tiger women’s basketball team on April 6, 2023 and became the 13th head coach in the program’s history.    Simmons comes to Memphis after five seasons at the helm of Gardner-Webb where she led the team to a 90-59 record including a 29-5 mark this past season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs broke multiple program, school and Big South records with their 29 victories and a 21-game win streak that included a perfect 18-0 record in conference play. GWU captured the regular season and championship titles for the program’s first trip to the Big Dance since the 2010-11 season.  Simmons, who was named as the Big South Coach of the Year, saw four of her five starters earn All-Big South honors in 2022-23, while Jhesskya Williams became just the third player in Gardner-Webb history to surpass 2,000 career points, finishing as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 2,049 points.   Simmons’ basketball roots run deep to one of the most respected programs in the game. She played collegiately at the University of Tennessee under basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt from 2004-2009, helping the Lady Vols win back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2007 and 2008.   Simmons was a member of three Final Four squads (2005, 2007, 2008) and another Elite Eight team (2006) while serving as a team captain and was also the Lady Vols representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).   During the 2021-22 season, Simmons steered the Dogs to an overall record of 11-13 and 10-7 in the Big South. Under Simmons, Alasia Smith was named the Big South Freshman of the Year after the five-time Freshman of the Week averaged 11.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG and led the conference with 4.0 offensive rebounds per game.   Simmons led the Runnin’ Bulldogs to an 18-11 overall record and 13-7 in Big South Conference play in 2019-20, finishing fifth in the league standings. GWU ended the season on a hot streak, winning four-straight games and seven of their last eight matchups before play was halted prior to the Big South tournament.   Under Simmons, Carley Plentovich earned a handful of accolades during the 2019-20 season, including All-Big South honors, as well as a Big South Player of the Week award. She also became the program’s 24th 1,000-point scorer, the first under Simmons, and was named to the Big South’s All-Academic team.   In her first season in Boiling Springs, Simmons led Gardner-Webb to a 16-15 record and 10-8 Big South mark in 2018-19 with a fifth-place finish. Two players - Plentovich and Williams – would earn All-Big South honors.   Simmons took over the Runnin’ Bulldogs in April 2018 after assistant coaching stints at Ole Miss (2013-2018) and Middle Tennessee State (2010-2013). She also served as a graduate assistant coach at Kansas (2009-2010).     Prior to her time at Ole Miss, Simmons served as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State, helping the Blue Raiders to three NCAA Tournament appearances during her time on the bench. Her work with the team’s post players produced an honorable-mention All-America selection and in the 2011-2012 season saw the Blue Raiders grab the most rebounds since 1983.   Also a Street & Smith’s All-America Honorable Mention selection in 2001 and 2002, Simmons helped the Golden Eaglettes to Tennessee State Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004. She was a three-time All-State selection, four-time All-District choice and was named as the Mid-State Player of the Year in 2003.   She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 with a degree in exercise science. Simmons and her husband, Christian, have two daughters – Carsyn and Channing.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Kyle Rouse| Head Women's Basketball|Surf Coach| Westcliff University
Jul 7 2023
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Kyle Rouse| Head Women's Basketball|Surf Coach| Westcliff University
Coach Chelsea speaks with Coach Rouse on Servant Leadership and what it means to serve for the return of Christ. As the head coach of women’s basketball and surf, Kyle is entering his 18th year as a basketball coach and 2nd year with Westcliff University. He enters his first year as a surf coach and is in the inaugural season with the Westcliff University surf team. Kyle played high school basketball at Murrieta Valley High School where he won 2 coaches awards and a playoff berth his senior year. He began his coaching career at Murrieta Valley High School with his coaching mentor Steve Tarabilda. He coached there for 5 years in the boy’s program before continuing to Murrieta Mesa High School where he coached the boys' program for two years then switched over to the girls' program for another 6 years where his team made the CIF playoffs 5 out of the 6 seasons and setting multiple school records. His last high school season before coming to Westcliff was at Temecula Valley High School where he turned around a struggling program to a winning record and a narrow miss of the CIF playoffs. Coach Rouse also was selected by the WBCA to speak at the Final Four in 2017 as a guest speaker and has served as a mentor coach for 2 years.  Kyle understands the value of community within his leadership and believes positive community involvement is a part of his coaching role. He has joined with Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society, and other community programs in his years as a coach. He believes involving his student-athletes in the community helps them understand the big picture. He also is a board member for the Rick Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship Foundation which allows high school student-athletes to receive scholarships to go to college.  Kyle has been married to his wonderful wife Katie for 9 years and they have 2 daughters.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Charles Utter| Author: Roman Collar Crime: Violated: The Transgressions of a Small-Town Priest
Jun 12 2023
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Charles Utter| Author: Roman Collar Crime: Violated: The Transgressions of a Small-Town Priest
Charles Utter became a victim of corrupted authority when his own girlfriend was victimized by their ‘devout’ leader. In his chilling story about a small-town Catholic priest who was a con artist, fraudulent investor, and serial sex abuser, Charles courageously holds nothing back. She was one of possibly hundreds that were damaged by this religiously disguised master manipulator who used his power and position to engage in fraudulent business activities with the father of a US president while blackmailing his bishop to gain protection. He managed to acquire 12 hotels while he pretended to be living on his modest clerical salary. There he took advantage of women many of whom were vulnerable followers. In his jaw-dropping book Roman Collar Crime - The Transgressions of a Small-Town Priest, Charles exposes the dirty secrets of the product of the most powerful institution on the planet and the reason we need to radically change its leadership landscape. Charles is on a mission to influence a healthy redistribution of power that encourages a more transparent and collaborative faith environment. Charles A. Utter holds a bachelor’s degree in history from St. John’s University. He spent seven years teaching and coaching at the high school level before beginning a career in finance that would span nearly four decades. Utter currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Phyllis. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Kyle Adams| Author |Orator|Deputy AD, Delaware State University
Jun 1 2023
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Kyle Adams| Author |Orator|Deputy AD, Delaware State University
Kyle Adams is the Deputy Director of Athletics post for the Hornets.Under the position, Adams is tasked with providing leadership on student-athlete welfare, risk management; NCAA, conference and Title IX compliance, in addition to recruiting, student-athlete and community engagement, among other things.Adams most recently served as Principal and Chief Strategist of  itsBIGGERthantheball, LLC, a leadership development entity that helps equip coaches, educators, and organizations with the necessary resources, dexterity, and awareness in providing transformative learning experiences for the next generation of leaders. Through itsBIGGERthantheball, he has provided consulting and facilitated team-building workshops multiple colleges, including Maryland Eastern Shore, College of Charleston, University of Delaware,  Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and East Stroudsburg University, among others.  Adams has also worked in conjunction with Georgia Southern University Coaching Education, University of Washington's Center for Leadership in Athletics -Master of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) program, and the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University.Adams brings more than two decades of coaching and higher education student development experience, most recently serving as Head Girls' Basketball Coach at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., , Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, as well as Delaware State University and North Carolina Central University. He has also served as Head Women's Basketball Coach at his alma mater, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.Adams also has extensive experience in student diversity and advocacy while serving as Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Rio Grande to his new position. In March of 2022, he spearheaded and hosted an alumni event entitled HERstory Cannot Be Erased: The Celebration of the 1982 Cheyney State Lady Wolves and their historic run as the FIRST and ONLY HBCU to compete for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship game. The event attracted over 200 people, including alums, politicians, stakeholders, and community partners In 2015, Adams was distinguished as one of the 30 Head Coaches across the country to participate in the Center for Coaching Excellence on the campus of Columbia University by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) selected Adams to participate in the ACE (Achieving Coaching Excellence) leadership development program at NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2014. Adams has experience conducting basketball clinics internationally, working with Bahamas Elite Basketball Clinic, Nassau, Bahamas and Southwest Summit Clinic, and Educational Workshop, Ontario, Canada. He served as a skill development trainer for the Disney biopic Rise, based on the real-life experiences of NBA champion and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family.He recently published his first book, Discarding the Mask: The Soul Sacrifices of a Coach, and hosts the itsBIGGERthantheball podcast with Coach Kyle Adams.Adams graduated from Cheyney University with a B.A. in Psychology and holds a M.Ed. in Athletic Coaching and Leadership from the University of Rio Grande.He is a life member of the Cheyney University National Alumni Association, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), and the Epsilon Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Willie Spears | Author | Keynote Speaker |Evangelist|
May 16 2023
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Willie Spears | Author | Keynote Speaker |Evangelist|
Willie Spears is a critically acclaimed keynote speaker, author, evangelist, and award-winning teacher and coach. Coach Spears has excited audiences with his energetic, relatable, and educational presentations. Through his social media presence, weekly editorial, and fourteen books, Coach has become one of the country’s most sought after speakers. As founder of The Willie Spears Experience, Willie has added value to several successful organizations including The Southern Company, State Farm, Allen and Jean Millar Center in Alberta, Canada and dozens of universities, schools, teams, and churches. Willie has been featured on CNN, FOX, HBO, ESPN, and several regional television stations. Coach's Journey Willie has lived a most interesting life and uses his experiences to help others. Before earning a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in education he grew up playing sports, going to church, and dabbling in entertainment. Willie has coached at the NCAA Division One and Division Two level, was Athletic Director of three high schools and Head Football Coach of seven high schools. Before becoming a coach, he worked for Disney Cruise Line as a comedian and entertainer. Willie writes a weekly column for newspapers and has a podcast to encourage others.  He is also on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His strategies and principles have turned around schools and communities. His twenty years in education has served as prerequisites to motivate, inspire, and remind educators of their value and significance. His time with Disney has given him great perspective on how successful business grow and flourish. Willie has a team of researchers who aide him in preparing tailored presentations for fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. Willie’s life experiences have uniquely gifted him to relate to any audience. These life experiences combined with his gift of storytelling have audiences walking away inspired, encouraged, and empowered to improve and impact others in a positive way.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Nurisha Liggins | Author | Keynote Speaker | Minister
May 9 2023
"The 4th Quarter" 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series | Nurisha Liggins | Author | Keynote Speaker | Minister
Coach Chelsea speaks with Nurisha Liggins in the 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series, "The 4th Quarter!' Nurisha in Swahili means "to show light." She brings light in various forms which shows up as a: Transformative Life & Purpose Coach: helping you discover your purpose and live a healed and transformed life DEI Professional: bringing Consulting and Training  to organizations who seek a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations Business and Ministry Consultant: helping companies and ministries develop and execute strategies which support growth and expansion Staff and Leadership Developer: delivering training and coaching to develop staff and leaders Curriculum Designer: conceptualizing your organization's needs and developing customized training courses for staff and leadership ​ She has extensive teaching, training and speaking experience in both corporate and non-profit industries. She is the author of two books ("From Tools To Traits" is her latest publication), and she has helped many others birth their books through her publishing company throughout the years.   ​ She has traveled the world delivering training to Fortune 500 companies on the topics of Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for churches and ministries, and has worked in Public Relations and Crisis Management for nonprofit corporations. With every role and in every assignment, her desire is to help others to see what they may not be able to envision on their own and help them take the best next steps. ​ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
"The 4th Quarter" | 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series| Stephanie Murphy | Assistant Women's Basketball Coach| Troy University
May 3 2023
"The 4th Quarter" | 3rd Anniversary Podcast Series| Stephanie Murphy | Assistant Women's Basketball Coach| Troy University
Coach Chelsea Speaks with Coach Stephanie Murphy in the 3rd Anniversary of the Podcast. Stephanie Murphy begins her first season as an assistant coach at Troy in the 2022-23 season following five seasons as the head coach at Coahoma Community College.  Murphy, the 2022 Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference Coach of the Year, led Coahoma to a 48-10 record during her final three seasons, including a 21-7 mark during the 2021-22 campaign. The Tigers advanced to the MACCC Championship Game and the NJCAA Region 23 semifinals that season. The year prior, Coahoma finished the season as MACCC Co-State Champions, MACCC's North Division champions and Region 23 runners-up in a season that featured a 14-game winning streak. In the 2021-22 season, the Coahoma program tallied four student-athletes on the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team, with one on the NJCAA All-Academic First Team. Prior to arriving at Coahoma, Murphy coached for seven years at Brandon (Miss.) High School, five years as the head coach at Tupelo (Miss.) High School and two years as the head coach at Meridian (Miss.) High School. She led each school to the state tournament and Super Ten rankings. Murphy experienced great success at the high school level, comprising an overall record of 326-124 (.724).  She reached the state tournament five times, finishing as a three-time state runner-up. She has also won six district championships, a South State Championship and was named Daily Journal's Coach of The Year in 2007. She played college basketball at Ole Miss, where she earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2000 and her master's degree in higher education with an emphasis in student personnel in 2002.During her time at Ole Miss, she was an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership Award recipient, NCAA Leadership Conference participant and an SEC All-Academic Team member. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
The 4th Quarter| 3rd Podcast Anniversary Series| Mitch Mason| Tar Heel Chaplain
Apr 20 2023
The 4th Quarter| 3rd Podcast Anniversary Series| Mitch Mason| Tar Heel Chaplain
Mitch Mason serves as the FCA Football Chaplain at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is responsible for the spiritual and character development of the team.  Before arriving in Chapel Hill, Mitch was the Associate Pastor of FreeWay Church in Clemson, SC. He was a Campus Minister at Clemson University and served as a mentor with Clemson Football in the TigerHood program. He received his biblical education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters in Theological Studies. He is an ordained Reverend and previously served as a telephone crisis counselor and suicide prevention counselor at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay where he also worked with Sexual Assault Services. From 1993-1996, Mitch was a four year starter at cornerback for Missouri Western State University where he became a two-time All American that held the school record for interceptions (16) upon graduation. After attending some NFL Free Agent camps, Mitch finished his football career in the Arena League. He later coached Arena Football and also coached at Army in West Point, NY in 2009. In 2014, Mitch was inducted into the Missouri Western State University Hall of Fame. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Mitch attended Suncoast Community High School. He and his wife Chondra have been married for 21 years and have two teenagers: Sydney and Riley. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
Brenita Jackson| Head Women's Basketball Coach | Texas Wesleyan University
Apr 6 2023
Brenita Jackson| Head Women's Basketball Coach | Texas Wesleyan University
Brenita Jackson enters her second year (2022-23) as head coach of the women’s basketball program and 7th season overall as a head coach at the college level coaching alongside her husband Kevin Jackson.  In just her first season at the helm of the Lady Ram's program, Jackson holds the third best record in program history 25-7 and holds the highest win percentage .781 of any coach in the history of women's basketball at Texas Wesleyan.  The Lady Rams qualified for the national tournament for only the third time in program history ending their historic season in Sioux Falls, Iowa to St. Francis University. Jackson was named the 2021-2022 John Hudson Coach of the Year after reviving the program that only won 1 game that she inherited to a 25-win season.  This 24 win improvement in just one year is the best turnaround in the program's history.  The team was lead by junior transfer Kertisa Amos who was named First Team all Sooner Athletic Conference, New Comer of the Year and on the All-Defensive Team.  The team was also propelled by the play of Freshman of the Year, Zarria Carter, and All Conference Honorable Mention, Makayla Coy.  Both Carter and Amos were awarded Player of the Week Awards in the Sooner Athletic Conference during the historic season.  Turning around losing programs is something Kevin and Brenita Jackson have done at three different college programs in their coaching careers and have worked tirelessly to maintain an overall graduation rate of 100% of all student-athletes.  The husband and wife team believe in building the whole person and developing the student and the athlete for success in the classroom, on the court and in life. Prior to coming to Texas Wesleyan, Brenita spent a season at Little Elm High School where she served as an assistant coach for a year. She has also spent the last 8 years building KBJ Academy with her husband Kevin Jackson to offer consulting, basketball skills training, camps and team building retreats across the country.  Jackson is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2003. She went on to play two years at Lon Morris College where she led the team from last place, to a Region 14 Conference Champion Runner-Up finish in 2005. She was voted to the All-Conference and All-Academic team and signed to play at NCAA Division I Southeastern Louisiana University in the Southland Conference. While at Southeastern, she led the Lions from last place in the conference to an East Division Conference Championship in 2007 while also garnering All-Conference, All-Academic and All-Louisiana honors. While at Southeastern, she met her now husband - Kevin Jackson who would later join her on the coaching journey making history together at various stops. After graduating from Southeastern with her Bachelor’s in Business Management, Brenita went on to play professionally in Aarhus, Denmark where she began coaching her team to an undefeated season. Brenita returned to her alma mater in the fall of 2008 to become an assistant coach at Lon Morris College. In 2010, she was promoted to the head coaching position and made history with Kevin Jackson in their first two years. The pair broke the school record for the most wins in a season finishing 19-12, while also finishing runner-up in the Region 14 Championship. Brenita and Kevin recruited and coached two All-Americans, six All-Conference winners, four All-Academic winners and one Freshman of the Year. They also obtained a 100% graduation rate of all sophomores and the team GPA was ranked No. 5 in the nation, with an average GPA of 3.5. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support
Brittney Ezell | CEO/Team Leader and Official Member of Keller Williams Sports + Entertainment, Next Move | Executive Vice President
Jan 8 2023
Brittney Ezell | CEO/Team Leader and Official Member of Keller Williams Sports + Entertainment, Next Move | Executive Vice President
With over 20 years of athletics leadership experience as a Division I women’s basketball coach, Ezell has now transitioned to join the Elite Entertainment Experiences (E3) team. In this role, she combines her love for all sports, creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, developing and leading standout programs, and building strong relationships and partnerships. E3 recently launched to provide highly exclusive entertainment experiences and hospitality services, bringing an entirely new approach to the industry for the elite consumer. Since joining, she's been working with the founder to build out the operations and infrastructure for this early-stage startup. Moving forward, she will lead day-to-day operations, business development, strategic partnerships, and communications. Prior to this role, she'sa had the opportunity to: ► Turn around the basketball program at East Tennessee State University, guiding the team to play in two conference championships and achieving record-level season attendance. ► Rebuild the team culture, assemble a standout staff, and guide the team to their first post-season tournament in eight years as head coach for Belmont University. ► Coach professional athletes are competing in the Caribbean Games tournament as an assistant coach for the National Team of the Bahamas. In addition to her hands-on work, she holds a doctorate degree in global sports leadership from East Tennessee State University and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Alabama, where she was also a two-sport collegiate athlete and began her coaching career. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chefranjohn/support