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Worthy of the Jersey

There are a million sports shows that examine the X's and O's of the game. Worthy of the Jersey is unique. famed basketball coach Eric Flannery and cohost Tim Smith also focus on the mentality of professional, college, and high school sports, sharing their insight on what it takes to be a champion. Base in Cleveland, Ohio
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Jan 19, 2018

Eric and Tim are joined in the coaches' office by Chas Wolfe, director of the Dunk4Diabetes event at John Carroll on Jan. 28. Chase also talked about his profession, providing scouting services for over 130 college basketball programs. Show outline:

2:30 - Chas talks about his background and what lead him into providing scouting services for college programs

10:30 - The trio talks about what college coaches look for in recruits and some of the typical ups and downs recruits may get into

27:00 - The ever popular topic of using a shot clock in high school is discussed

36:00 - Info about the Dunk4Diabetes, including how to get tickets. Then the group goes through the event matchup by matchup.

 

Follow Chas on twitter @highmajorscoop

Coach Flannery: @coachflan

Tim: @timmys24

Jan 11, 2018

Eric and Tim are back in the coaches' office and discuss these topics this week:

 

1:15 - Eric complains about Tim's fantasy football league

6:30 - Eric discusses observing Jalen Hurts in the national title game and talks about establishing culture at St. Ed's

26:30 - Tim mentions some culture building practices that St. Ed's basketball uses

32:00 - Eric discusses the use of standards instead of rules in the program and how that impacts culture

42:45 - Tim shares a story of a friends' youth coach and the duo discusses how they would react and how the mindset they have in regards to their children's youth coaches

 

Please follow Worthy of the Jeresey on facebook. Find St. Edward basketball on twitter and instagram. 

As always, the hosts are available on twitter:

@coachflan

@timmys24

Thanks for the likes and ratings!

Jan 4, 2018

Eric and the St. Ed's basketball team are back from the Holiday tournament in San Diego. Eric and Tim follow up on thoughts of coverage of high school basketball, give their thoughts on whether high school basketball should have a shot clock (spoiler: it should), and how the team fared in San Diego.

Twitter:

@sehs_basketball

@coachflan

@timmys24

Instagram:

sehs_hoops

Dec 21, 2017

Eric and Tim get in the coaching office studio for one last show for 2017. This week's show starts with a discussion about St. Ed's upcoming trip to San Diego. They then discuss the culture around team and player promotion at the high school level. Coach Flan gives his thoughts on whether OKC should trade Paul George and whether the Cavs should be willing to trade their Brooklyn pick. Finally, a surprise pop-in from Coach Mark Carney, and a quick discussion on Hue Jackson and losing confidence as a coach and we wrap the year with some college football picks.

Thanks for all the support, everyone have a great Holiday season!

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Dec 15, 2017

Apologies for the poor audio quality on this one. Technical glitch! We will have the issue straightened out by the next show. We understand if you download but don't listen on this one!

Eric & Tim are back in the caoches office talking about coaching against Eric's former player and coaching staff member (also Tim's former teammate) Brian Ansberry on Friday night. At about the 25 min mark, Tim gets Eric to give a few minute rant on Lavar and the Ball family.

Check out St. Edward basketball on twitter (@sehs_basketball) and instagram (sehs_hoops)

Dec 7, 2017

Eric and Tim are recording from Eric's office for the first time and talking about the start of the St. Edward basketball season. The Eagles are dealing with injuries to 2 starters and Coach Flannery discusses his approach to injuries, dealing both with the injured player and the team. The duo then discuss when is the appropriate time to start forming opinions about the team and when to consider possible adjustments over the course of the season. Find us on twitter! @coachflan @timmys24 @sehs_basketball

Nov 20, 2017

After a brief hiatus, Eric and Tim return to discuss the start of a new high school basketball season. After two weeks of practices and two scrimmages, Eric and Tim give their points of emphasis and impressions of the team so far. Among many topics, they discuss offensive spacing and how shot selection impacts that, and also switching on defense, and Coach Flannery's approach and philosophy towards switching. Finally, at the end, there are some quick thoughts on the Cavs.

Oct 26, 2017

The voice of St. Edward athletics, Adam Mendoza, joins Eric and Tim to preview this Saturday's St. Ed's - St. Ignatius football game. The group discusses Adam's background in broadcasting, then get into the keys for this Saturday's game. Matchups, common opponents, players to watch and even impact of the weather are all discussed.

The game can be streamed on Saturday night at stedwardeagles.com. Adam is on twitter @stedwardpbp

Reminder, the St. Ed's basketball fundraiser is Sunday! Tickets are available at the door. And details here: http://sehsbasketball.blogspot.com/2017/10/fundraiser-for-st-edward-basketball-at.html

 

 

Oct 19, 2017

Cavs great Zydrunas Ilgauskas joined Eric and Tim in studio for a wide-ranging basketball discussion. Topics with Z include:

  • playing basketball and growing up in Yugoslavia
  • shot clock in youth basketball
  • developing young players
  • his decision on whether to play college basketball
  • getting drafted by the Cavs and coming to Cleveland
  • playing with Lebron
  • strategy to play the Warriors

 

Check out the St. Edward basketball fundraiser on October 29th! Information here:

https://www.sehs.net/st-edward-basketball-fundraiser

 

Sep 29, 2017

In part 2, Eric and Tim discuss the FBI investigation and charges into NCAA Basketball programs and shoe companies. Eric gives his thoughts on the culture that lead to these charges, how it all impacts high school and college basketball, and what might happen next. If you have specific comments or questions on this topic, we'd love to hear from you! Tweet @coachflan or @timmys24. Find us on Facebook, search Worthy of the Jersey

Sep 29, 2017

Coach Flannery got to attend Cavs practice earlier this week and he gives some insight into what goes on in an NBA practice. Also, Eric and Tim talk about Dwyane Wade's fit as the newest member of the Cavs and discuss the Cavs' outlook as the season approaches. Check out part 2 for a discussion on the FBI investigation into NCAA Basketball. @coachflan and @timmys24 on twitter

Sep 22, 2017

Eric & Tim meander into a conversation about social media, how to deal with it as a coach and the issues that can arise from that. The conversation is started by discussing Kevin Durant and his recent twitter gaffe. The duo also discusses the team dynamic of the Cavs and how it may shift with the loss of Kyrie Irving. The fundraiser Tim mentioned on the show can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-men-wear-pink-benefiting-the-american-cancer-society-tickets-37551718200

As always find Coach Flan (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) on twitter or Facebook search Worthy of the Jersey.

Aug 28, 2017

St. Edward Football Coach Tom Lombardo joins Eric and Tim in studio to discuss the Eagles week 1 40-10 win over Erie McDowell and preview the rest of the Eagles season. Coach gives his thoughts on how to quickly acclimate a lot of new players and rotating QB's, plus much more! You can watch all St. Edward football games online at stedwardeagles.com

Aug 23, 2017

An emergency pod! Eric and Tim give their initial reactions to the Kyrie trade to Boston. They discuss what impact they think the trade will have on both the Cavs and the Celtics and how it impacts the Cavs title chances and future with Lebron James.

Aug 15, 2017

Matt Goul of cleveland.com joins Eric and Tim in studio to give a preview of the high school football season. Matt discusses the his impressions of his camp tour across NE Ohio, trends he notices in high school football and teams and players to keep an eye on this season. Follow Matt on twitter @mgoul and check out the high school sports section on cleveland.com. Also, apologies for Tim's mic's issues. Fortunately, he doesn't talk much on this one!

Jul 27, 2017

Eric and Tim are back on their own this week. The USA Basketball Coaching Clinic at St. Edward High School is Aug. 4-6. Coach Flannery gives details on the event and the schedule of speakers. At the 11 minute mark, Eric and Tim talk Cavs. They start with the Koby Altman press conference, then get into Kyrie's trade request and how the Cavs' summer is indicative of today's basketball culture.

Jul 19, 2017

Eric and Tim continue their conversation with the hosts of the "On the Bench" podcast, Ken Rector and Zac Jackson. In this part, they touch on everything from the OHSAA tourney sites to coaching longevity to the annual optimism regarding the Browns that hits Cleveland at this time of year.

 

Check out the full On the Bench podcast archive on itunes or at http://onthebenchpodcast.com/

Jul 18, 2017

Eric Flannery and Tim Smith team up with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson of the "On the Bench" Podcast for a discussion on the state of high school basketball in Ohio, the game's future, Eric's 20+ years as head coach at St. Edward and what competitive balance will and won't change.

 

Part 2 will post later in the week.

 

Check out On the Bench at http://onthebenchpodcast.com/

Jul 10, 2017

Eric and Tim catch up on the summer, discussing the USA Basketball coaches clinic August 4-6 at St. Edward High School. At the 8 minute mark, they talk Cavs, and give their takes on the Lebron rumors swirling about. Finally, at the 30 minute mark, Coach Flannery gives an update on Summer Basketball at St. Ed's, the plan for the summer and why St. Ed's chooses workouts and practices during the summer.

 

Information on the Coaches Clinic in Cleveland can be found here: https://www.usab.com/youth/development/coach/usa-basketball-youth-coach-academy/coach-academy-cleveland.aspx

Jun 20, 2017

On the morning after David Griffin's ouster from the Cavs, Eric and Tim talk about what this means for the Cavs and where they go from here. They also discuss takeaways from the NBA Finals and improvements the Cavs can make. At the 28:30 mark of the show, they talk NBA Draft. Coach Flannery gives perspective from coaching many of these players for USA Basketball and his favorite prospects. Find us on twitter! @coachflan and @timmys24 and search Worthy of the Jersey on facebook. Give us likes and ratings!

Jun 5, 2017

Eric and Tim discuss the first 2 games of the NBA Finals. What has mostly gone wrong for the Cavs and potential adjustments they can make. Also, Eric gives an update on his weekend with USA Basketball and tells why exactly ESPN was in St. Ed's gym on Sunday. Follow us on twitter @coachflan and @timmys24 Reviews and ratings are always appreciated and remember to listen at 1.5x or 2x speed!

May 31, 2017

After some vacations, Eric and Tim are back in time for the NBA Finals. First off, Eric is headed to Colorado Springs for USA Basketball. He give some insight on that trip and upcoming Coaches Academy in Cleveland. Then, Eric and Tim give their preview of the NBA Finals that includes how they anticipate each coaching staff will approach the series and which team has the edge in each individual matchup. Finally, series predictions are given at the end. As always, recommend listening at 1.5x or 2x speed. Follow @coachflan and @timmys24 on twitter. Go Cavs!

May 5, 2017

Tim and Eric are joined in studio by Tom Withers of the Associated Press. The talk Lavar Ball (of course!), how Tom got involved in sports writing in Cleveland, and all things Cavs. Also, a quick minute on the Browns near the end. Find Tom on twitter (@twithersAP), as well as Coach Flannery (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24). Please subscribe and rate our podcast on itunes!

Apr 13, 2017

Eric and Tim shift their focus to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and preview their 1st round matchup with the Indiana Pacers. Eric and Tim discuss the Cavs late season swoon, chemistry issues with the Cavs and possible adjustments they will make for the playoffs. Please contact Eric (@coachflan) and Tim (@timmys24) via twitter or Facebook "Worthy of the Jersey" with any ideas or questions for the show!

Mar 31, 2017

Eric and Tim recap their Final 4 weekend and the loss to eventual state champion Massillon Jackson. Eric then spends some time going over his thoughts on the often brought up private and public school discussion. As always, find the hosts on twitter @CoachFlan and @timmys24. Please leave itunes ratings and review and thanks to everyone who enjoyed this season with us!

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