The WeCOACH Podcast

The WeCOACH Podcast

Tune in bi-weekly to The WeCOACH Podcast, presented by Hudl, for thought-provoking discussions focused on timely topics of national significance impacting the coaching profession, inspired by collective input from the WeCOACH Community. Hosted by CEO Vanessa Fuchs, The WeCOACH Podcast taps into expertise from women coaches, male allies, and sport industry leaders to offer strategies for successfully navigating these critical issues. This podcast is a co-production of WiSP Sports and WeCOACH. WeCOACH is the only organization of its kind dedicated to offering year-round growth and development programs designed to recruit, advance, and retain women coaches in all sports and levels. Join us and help move the numbers. Have a suggestion for the WeCOACH Podcast? Email us: info@wecoachsports.org.

Episodes

August 25, 2022 32 min
Season 5 Episode 6 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl highlights longtime WeCOACH partner, the United States Marine Corps. In this episode, we engage with USMC Captain Elizabeth J. Vincent, Officer Selection Officer for Northern Indiana, a former softball and basketball student-athlete, who has served seven years with the Marines. Hear how both participation in sport and service in the Marine Corps has translated into lifelon...
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Season 5 Episode 5 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features a sneak preview of WeCOACH’s new Member Benefits Partners Program, ahead of our official announcement on August 29. Enhanced member benefits will offer our WeCOACH Community access to national experts, consultants, speakers, resources, toolkits, services, products and more. In this episode, three Member Benefits Partners: Matt Banker, founder of MB Sports Consulti...
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Season 5 Episode 4 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features Part 2 of a two-part series dedicated to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness throughout the month of July. BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month is intended to highlight the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Licensed Psychologist and...
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Season 5 Episode 3 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl features Part 1 of a two-part series dedicated to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness throughout the month of July. BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month is intended to highlight the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the United States. With guests Megan Hankin...
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Season 5 Episode 2 of The WeCOACH Podcast, presented by Hudl, launches June 23, 2022 on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, so it’s only appropriate that we dedicate this episode to a new resource recently released; Winning Ways of Women Coaches, edited by volleyball coaching legend and former WeCOACH Board President, Dr. Cecile Reynaud. Episode 2 also features two contributing authors from Winning Ways; Carol Owens, Notre Dame Asso...
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Welcome back to The WeCOACH Podcast. In S5E1 of The WeCOACH Podcast, presented by Hudl, host Vanessa Fuchs, new WeCOACH CEO, welcomes two very special people as her first guests—her college coach, Sue Semrau, and college teammate, Brooke Wyckoff. Coach Sue Semrau, FSU’s all-time winningest women’s basketball coach and 2015 National Coach of the Year, retired in March 2022 after 25 successful years at the helm—her first, and only, h...
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This month’s guest is Kelly Lawrence, Associate Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Boston University. Kelly explains her philosophy for building a winning team culture, keeping the welfare of the student-athletes at the forefront, and being nimble enough to make decisions as a coach. The Women Coaches Academy and Academy 2.0 graduate talks candidly about how she is intentionally growing and readying herself to be a head coach while embra...
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In the kickoff episode of The WeCOACH Podcast, Season 4, presented by Hudl, Megan Kahn’s guest is Katie Robinson, Director of Swimming & Diving at Northwestern University. As one of only three women overseeing Power 5 men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, Katie offers incredible insight on leading with authenticity, intentional preparation to be a head coach, and building relationships and team culture with her 60+...
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The WeCOACH Podcast challenges your communication skills when WeCOACH executive director and host Megan Kahn goes one-on-one with The Coaches Coach, Betsy Butterick. Betsy takes us behind the scenes having been mentored by two of the greatest minds and coaches in the game of basketball, Tara and Heidi Van Derveer and the lessons learned along the way that apply to life. Tune in as Betsy shares her decision to step away from coachin...
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This week WeCOACH Podcast welcomes life coach extraordinaire, Carlette Patterson. Founder of Patterson Sports Ventures and Sports Philanthropy League (SPL), Carlette oozes winning strategies for life. Host and WeCOACH executive director Megan Kahn leans in as Carlette offers insight on living a life in 3D — personally, professionally and philanthropically — and how to have more “10 moments” in your everyday being. Whether you are a...
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August 12, 2021 53 min
On S3E16 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl, Marci Kornegay, talks to three coaches from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy 2.0, Class #3 from the sunny beaches of North Carolina where they are vacationing together. Joining the show are Ashley Bastron, Associate Head Coach, Wake Forest Track and Field and Cross Country, LA Lane, Head Coach of Nicholls College Field Hockey, and Kim Chavers, Head Coach of Michigan State Rowing. You...
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On episode 4 of the WeCOACH Podcast  Megan Kahn welcomes one of the greatest coaches and administrators in the game of volleyball, Dr. Cecile Reynaud to talk with her about what her upcoming American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductions means, her most rewarding coaching moments and what it was really like coaching volleyball student-athlete and supermodel, Gabby Reece. Listen in as Cecile candidly shares lessons ...
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WeCOACH executive director and host, Megan Kahn, sits down with Claire Lessinger, Director of Special Events for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Their dynamic conversation spans Claire’s playing career at the University of Florida (appearances in 3 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Fours and 5 SEC titles), what it was like to play for legendary Coach Mary Wise, taking over and rebuilding a program in her hometown, and now her importan...
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August 11, 2021 37 min
On episode 2 of the WeCOACH Podcast, host and WeCOACH Executive Director Megan Kahn welcomes University of Notre Dame head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw who is coming off their 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship and preparing to tip-off the upcoming season. Megan digs in as Muffet shares perspective on how she celebrated this historical year both personally and professionally, lessons learned and rewarding ...
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August 11, 2021 46 min
The WeCOACH Podcast aims for the fences with its first episode. Host and WeCOACH Executive Director Megan Kahn sits down with the uber-talented coach, dynamic speaker, and impassioned leadership expert Sue Enquist. They discuss her storied 27-year coaching career for UCLA softball, her coaching tree, changes she’s witnessing in the coaching profession, and how she’s continually leaning in to provide education and support. Sue candi...
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Marci talks golf and more with Sara Doell, University of San Francisco Head Golf Coach, Life Coach, and now published author. This episode oozes with authenticity as Sara shares how she prepares her athletes beyond the game to be better humans and how her life’s purpose is steeped in helping people shift from a life they think they should be living to a life that they have always dreamed of. We dissect our favorite lessons from her...
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WeCOACH and The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and WeCoach teamed up for a special episode on the newest Women in College Coaching Report Card. In this podcast WeCOACH CEO Megan Kahn, Tucker Center Director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi and  TC Research Assistant,  Courtney Boucher talk about the latest results and data. We talk about data trends, grades and leaders for institutions, sports, and conferences, as well...
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Megan’s guest this week is Yolanda Bronston, the girls varsity basketball coach at St Johns Country Day School in Florida. Coach Yo’s passion for teaching the game of basketball as much as the game of life radiates in this conversation. Her authentic leadership and genuine care for her athletes has led her to an amazing career in coaching, from girls to boys, from college to high school. And her use of Hudl technology propelled the...
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On S3E13 of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl, co-host Marci Kornegay is joined by United States Marine Corps, Major Christine Taranto. For elite athletes, anxiety, depression and emotional recovery are sometimes the most devastating and most difficult obstacles to overcome post-injury. Christine shares her story of recovery and the battle within to realize she is much more than an elite runner. Adopting a new way of thinking a...
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On this week’s episode of The WeCOACH Podcast presented by Hudl, Megan’s guest is Kristen Holmes, VP of Performance Science for WHOOP. A former field hockey coach at Princeton for over a decade, the national coach of the year knows all about building and sustaining high-performing teams and individuals. Her passion for coaching and educating people on how to lead happier, healthier, and higher functioning lives is contagious. This ...
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