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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 14 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – Coach Erik Link (University of Missouri Football)

Season 4 – Episode 14 features a discussion with Coach Erik Link (@coacheriklink), Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator for the University of MIssouri Tigers Football Team.   Erik offers some great insights to leadership and relationships that will help you do what you do no matter where you do it.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.

Season 4 – Episode 14 with Erik Link

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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 13 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – Coach Jim Johnson (Grace Athena High School)

Season 4 – Episode 13 brings a great discussion with Coach Jim Johnson from Grace Athena High School in Rochester, New York.  Coach Johnson was the coach of Jason McElwain (J-Mac), the athlete on the autism spectrum who came off of the bench in his only game (senior night) to score 20 points in the final three plus minutes of the historic game.  Enjoy this conversation about that experience, leadership and motivation with Coach Johnson.  You can follow Coach Johnson on Twitter (@coachjimjohnson) and check out his website coachjimjohnson.com.   BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.

Season 4 – Episode 13 – Jim Johnson

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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 12 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – One Word for 2022

Episode 12 is our One Word episode with repeat guests from last season and one year ago.  Taylor Chapman @taylormchapman from Spencer, IA @spencertigerad and Michael Harrison @coachharrison1 from Ponte Vedra, FL @pvsharkssports join us for our special One Word episode.  You may need to listen in a couple of different chunks but we would encourage you to listen to the entire episode.  It is a special one.   BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com. Happy New Year from Todd, Aaron, Scott and Beyond the Bench.  

BTB – Season 5 – Episode 3 – Part 2 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators Beyond The Bench

This is Part 2 of a two part series as we talk about the article we published this past summer entitled "10 Things We've Learned in Many Years as an Athletic Administrator. 6. Start 7.  Adjust/Adapt/Overcome 8.  People Over Product  9.  If not Me then Who?  10.  We Are All Made For Moments!  If you have suggestions or topics you would like to hear discussed DM us at @btbads or email any of us with your ideas. Contact us: Todd – toddagordon@gmail.com Scott – pocketad@hotmail.com Aaron – astcker@crschools.us — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/todd-gordon4/message
  1. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 3 – Part 2 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
  2. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 2 – Part 1 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
  3. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 1 – Moments
  4. BTB – Season 4 – Episode 22 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching) Part 2
  5. BTB – Season 4 – Episode 22 – Live from the Oklahoma AD Convention in Oklahoma City.
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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 11 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – NADC Recap, Christmas Memories, Lessons and More

Episode 11 is jam packed.  Aaron’s loss of a long time worker at Kennedy.   Recap the NADC in Denver What’s Next for BTB Our Next Podcast  Christmas Memories and Lessons  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com. 

BTB – Season 5 – Episode 3 – Part 2 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators Beyond The Bench

This is Part 2 of a two part series as we talk about the article we published this past summer entitled "10 Things We've Learned in Many Years as an Athletic Administrator. 6. Start 7.  Adjust/Adapt/Overcome 8.  People Over Product  9.  If not Me then Who?  10.  We Are All Made For Moments!  If you have suggestions or topics you would like to hear discussed DM us at @btbads or email any of us with your ideas. Contact us: Todd – toddagordon@gmail.com Scott – pocketad@hotmail.com Aaron – astcker@crschools.us — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/todd-gordon4/message
  1. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 3 – Part 2 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
  2. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 2 – Part 1 – 10 Things Learned as Athletic Administrators
  3. BTB – Season 5 – Episode 1 – Moments
  4. BTB – Season 4 – Episode 22 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – NHSACA Special Edition with Rob Miller (Proactive Coaching) Part 2
  5. BTB – Season 4 – Episode 22 – Live from the Oklahoma AD Convention in Oklahoma City.

BTB – Season 4 – AD Interview with Troy Becker (Cedar Falls High School)

This is the third in a series of BONUS episodes with Iowa’s District AD of the Year winners for the 2021-2022 school year.  Troy Becker (@CFHSGoTigers) is the Athletic and Activities Director at Cedar Falls High School in Cedar Falls, IA and was recently named the Northeast District AD of the Year.  Take a listen as Aaron talks through our four questions with Troy Becker.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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BTB – Season 4 – AD Interview with Al Lammers (Norwalk High School)

This is the second in a series of BONUS episodes with Iowa’s District AD of the Year winners for the 2021-2022 school year.  Al Lammers (@norwalk_pride) is the Athletic and Activities Director at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, IA and was recently named the Central District AD of the Year.  Take a listen as Todd talks through our four questions with Al Lammers.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 9 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – LIVE From WADA!

In this Episode we record live at the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Convention in Wisconsin Dells on Monday, November 8.  We had a great time and brought three Wisconsin AD’s up to do live interviews and answer four questions.  Thank You to the Wisconsin AD’s for the hospitality and having up to the convention.  Enjoy this special episode.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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BTB – Season 4 – Episode 8 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – Jim Boehmer, Lake Mills (IA) High School

In Episode 8 we have a great time with Jim Boehmer from Lake Mills (IA) High School.  Jim is a past president of the IHSADA, a highly successful volleyball coach at Lake Mills and a man of many talents and interests.  You’ll enjoy this episode.  PLEASE NOTE:  We had a little technical difficulty with internet recording about 2/3 of the way through the recording and also with our sound effects not playing (that was likely user error).  We will continue to work to get better using our new podcast toys.  Stick with us.  Jim returns at the end of the podcast but you will here a “final thought” from Scott and then a return to our talk with Jim.   BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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BTB – Season 4 – Interview with Dr. Tim Baghurst – Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching

In this BONUS episode Scott visits with Dr. Tim Baghurst (@baghurst).  Dr. Tim Baghurst is a Professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching. He earned his doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas and has three additional graduate degrees achieved in three different countries. Tim’s research focuses on coaching education and development, with specific interests in coaching ethics and coach health and well-being. He has had more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in addition to many book chapters and several books. His most recent textbook, Coaching for Sports Performance, is a core textbook in the coaching education field. His scholarly work has been recognized with a university Board of Regents Research Award, state and national awards, and he has been awarded research fellow status by SHAPE America. Tim’s teaching includes a multidisciplinary educational and athletic background. He has led study abroad classes and was an exchange student as an undergraduate. His teaching incorporates his experiences working with a variety of athletic and coaching athletes and organizations at the community, collegiate, professional, and international level. These include working with sport organizations affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and International Olympic Committee (IOC). Tim is married to Terra-Leigh. They have two sons: Asa (13) and Asher (9), in addition to a cocker spaniel, Hershey (12), who suffers from the middle child complex. He is a competitive racquetball and squash 57 player and has represented England at multiple world and senior world championships. BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing  BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution.  BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa.  Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.   Thank You to Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) for his sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  Find out more about Jamy and The Leadership Playbook at theleadershipplaybook.com.   Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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BTB – Season 4 – BTB – Season 4 – Episode 7 – Sponsored by Hometown Ticketing, Varsity Bound HQ, Gipper, Superfan, Inc. and Jamy Bechler – Jake von Scherrer – The Educational AD Podcast

In Episode 7 we welcomed Jake von Scherrer from the Educational AD Podcast.  You can listen to a new podcasts of his almost daily as well as new feature podcasts he recently started.  Jake is a great resource for AD’s across the country and recently published his first book on Amazon entitled “The Athletic Director’s Toolbox”.  We had a great time with Jake.  BTB is proud to have HomeTown Ticketing (@hometowntix) as a sponsor of the  podcast. Check out their website at http://www.hometownticketing.com. Follow them on their social media sites: Twitter: @hometowntix… Facebook: @hometownticketing…Instagram: hometownticketing BTB is also happy to have Gipper (@gogipper) as a sponsor of our podcast. Visit them on Twitter or at http://www.gogipper.com for a great custom graphics solution. BTB also thanks Varsity Bound (@varsityboundhq) for their support of Beyond the Bench, as well as, AD’s and Athletic Departments across the state of Iowa. Thank You also to Superfan, Inc. (@superfaninc) along with Jamy Bechler (@coachbechler) and theleadershipplaybook.com for their sponsorship of Beyond the Bench.  You can visit them at http://www.superfaninc.com.  Thank You to GOAT Fundraising (@goatfundraising) for their support and being a sponsor of the BTB Podcast.

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