WCDO Radio Sports Director Nate Lull catches up with high school athletes, coaches, athletic directors and more in Section III & Section IV in upstate NY
Nate sits down with Franklin Boys Basketball Coach, Skylar Thompson. Skylar has previous experience as an assistant coach for the Walton Football team and had a stellar athletic career at Oneonta High School. The guys talk about his experiences at FCS and also look back on his playing days with the Jackets.
Nate welcomes back Oneonta grad, Graham Wooden to the podcast. Graham is joined on this episode by his older brother, Bryce Wooden. Graham currently plays basketball at Mansfield University. Bryce graduated from SUNY Brockport where he played football, and now works at SUNY Oneonta. The guys talk OHS sports, give college advice and much more!
Nate welcomes in retired G-MU coach and athletic director, Jim Johnson. Jim coached for 36 years with a majority of his time devoted to baseball and girls basketball. He has over 600 combined victories between the two sports. Jim's teams won several TVL titles and made seven total appearances in the Section IV championship game.
Nate sits down with Sidney superstar athlete, Peyton Mosher. Peyton is a 3-sport standout for the Warriors. He is committed to play baseball next year at SUNY Cortland. He just had a fantastic spring football season at quarterback where he had 23 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns. A great young man and role model!
Nate connects with legendary local coach, Nick Lambros. A man that needs no introduction, Coach Lambros has lived a life that sounds like it was written for a movie script. They talk about his days coaching at Hartwick, his MLB tryout with the Dodgers and his time as GM of the Oneonta Yankees. All that, plus much more. Click play on this one right now!
Nate chats with Oxford standout athlete, Madalyn Barrows. Madalyn is a sophomore, 3-sport star for the Blackhawks. She is one of the best up-and-coming basketball players in the area. In her spare time she trains with her dog, Ty, to participate in dog agility competitions around the state.
Nate catches up with longtime Oneonta Boys Soccer Coach, Alex Brannan. Coach Brannan has been at OHS for 35 years and has 420 career varsity victories on his resume. They look back on the success of the Yellowjackets program including a state championship in 1999 when his team went 23-0. A must listen for any local soccer fan!
It's time to talk wrestling! Nate catches up with local wrestling expert and coach, Tony Ferrara. They discuss the recent New York State championship meet hosted by the Journeymen Club in Pennsylvania. The guys go in-depth on how the locals placed in the tournament. They also look back at Tony's career as a 2-time state champion during his time at Sidney High School.
Nate sits down with SUNY Oneonta Women's Soccer Coach, Liz McGrail. Liz is a Stamford graduate, and is one of the most decorated high school athletes in local history. They discuss her playing days including being a highly successful 3-sport college athlete at Oneonta. Coach also talks recruiting and shares a little family background, where she is one of 12 in the big McGrail clan!
Nate welcomes Edmeston Boys Basketball and Baseball Coach, Darren Belden to the podcast. Coach B is an ECS alum and discusses his passion for working in his hometown district. He talks about how the community has embraced the recent success of both of his teams. Darren also takes us back in time to his kid's playing days when the Panthers won multiple state titles in soccer and baseball.
Nate catches up with Unatego grad, Nate Wilsey on this episode of the podcast. Nate was a 3-sport athlete for the Spartans and went on to play football at SUNY Brockport. They talk sports memories, life lessons and have a bunch of laughs. Thanks to Nate for being so open!
Nate connects with 2017 Edmeston alumna, Nina Koch. She was a 3-sport athlete for the Panthers. Nina was adopted from Russia, and she shares her feelings and struggles with not knowing her biological family. Her adopted family moved from Boston to Edmeston, and she tells us what the transition from the big city to small town life was like.
Nate talks business with Norwich grads, Tyler Slater and Nate Foote. This dynamic duo is attempting to launch a new fitness app called "Lift Off." This app will serve as a fitness tracker that also has a fun social aspect to it. Tyler and Nate are currently raising funds to make this dream a reality. Listen in to learn more!
Nate welcomes local sports photographer, Ben Patton to the podcast. Ben shoots for The Walton Reporter newspaper. They talk about his career from photographing NFL and NASCAR events to state championship games here in New York. Ben also enjoys traveling and discusses taking photos all over the world.
Nate brings local sports photographers Ricky and Jason MacPherson back for another appearance on the podcast. The guys talk about what it has been like to be out snapping photos at games again. They also discuss more of their favorite memories and tell us about their volunteer service at two local fire departments.
Nate welcomes Whitney Point Field Hockey Coach, Nicole Huston, to the podcast. Coach H led the Eagles to 5 straight NYS titles from 2014-2018. She has continued the tradition of great success for the WP program. They talk about her coaching philosophies, playing career and her early coaching days at Harpursville.
Nate sits down with Scott Whiteman. Scott is the Sports and Recreation Director at Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. He specializes in training local athletes at the high school and college levels. He has worked with hundreds of basketball players including standouts like Liz Millea, Tyler Bertram, Laycee Drake, Jack Lambert and many more.
Nate chats with Roxbury alumna, Kaelie Van Loan. She graduated in 2014 and was a standout athlete for the Rockets, excelling in soccer and skiing. Kaelie talks about her love for the outdoors, especially hunting. She tells us about her experience shooting a bear and what it's like to be a female hunter.
Nate hangs out with G-MU grad, Hunter Lockwood on this episode of the podcast. Hunter graduated in 2018 and helped lead the Raiders to the TVL basketball title in his senior season. He also joined the 1,000 career point club during the championship game. The guys talk about Hunter's favorite basketball memories and we find out what he is up to today.
Nate releases a highly anticipated episode with Jim and Adam Hoover from the Walton Football program. The Hoover coaching tree spans back 3 generations, and we get to hear the history behind building the Walton dynasty. A must listen episode for any Section IV football fan.
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