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On The Bench Podcast

The On The Bench Podcast features Northeast Ohio high school basketball talk with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson.
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Dec 21, 2017

John Norris of Walsh Jesuit talks to Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his trying 2016-17 season, his longevity in the coaching business, this year's Walsh Jesuit team and more. 

Dec 18, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson talk with longtime Green High School coach Mark Kinsley about his young team's solid start, the Federal League, the new Barberton District and what early confidence can do for a team over the long haul. 

Dec 13, 2017

Longtime Revere High School coach Dean Rahas joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his program's goals, coaching Larry Nance Jr. and Pete Nance, and putting together a brutal non-league schedule. 

Dec 13, 2017

Brecksville-Broadview Heights coach Steve Mehalik joins the podcast to discuss program building, the Suburban League, raising the level and his 2017-18 team. 

Dec 6, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson sit down with Cleveland Central Catholic coach Jordan Duke for a discussion on the strange start to his head coaching career, his non-basketball duties and his long-term goals for the program. 

Nov 30, 2017

Barberton coach Jackie Greynolds joins his predecessor and former teammate Ken Rector, as well as Zac Jackson, for a discussion on homecomings, growing up with the Magics, his coaching journey and coaching his son, Jordan. 

Nov 29, 2017

Third-year Cuyahoga Falls coach Kenny Johnson talks to Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about restoring pride in the program, building a youth program, his long career as an assistant and the 2017-18 season. 

Nov 24, 2017

Norton Girls Coach Brian Miller talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about building a program, sustaining success and chasing a trip to Columbus. 

Nov 21, 2017

Louisville coach Tom Siegfried joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his program, coaching his son, scheduling up and maintaining high standards. 

Nov 16, 2017

The On The Bench Podcast catches up with Warren Harding Coach Andy Vlajkovich, who discusses high expectations, making a difference on and off the court and some of the recognizable names who have recently been a part of Harding's program. 

Nov 8, 2017

The second season of the On The Bench Podcast tips off with new Norton coach B.J. Sanderson joining the show. 

Jul 19, 2017

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

Jul 18, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson team up with Eric Flannery and Tim Smith of the "Worthy Of The Jersey" Podcast for a discussion on the state of high school basketball in Ohio, the game's future, Flannery'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. 

Jul 1, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Kenmore-Garfield head coach Matt Kersten, who discusses everything from the new school merger to his own playing background to the challenges facing coaches and players in the Akron City Series. 

Jun 27, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by new Massillon Perry head girls coach Beth Sternberg for a discussion on her experiences as a first-time head coach, growing up playing for East Canton's dynasty and the challenges of taking over a program trying to compete in the Federal League. 

Jun 18, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Youngstown Cardinal Mooney second-year coach Carey Palermo, who discusses the importance of summer basketball growth, the growing pains of last season and the challenges of being a teacher at Mooney's crosstown rival. 

Jun 15, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Warrensville Heights coach and athletic director Brian Swift, who discusses his transition from player to coach, his vision for the Warrensville program and the differences in the basketball culture between now and the time of his playing career at Chanel and Warrensville in the early 2000s. 

Jun 13, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson sit down with Cleveland St. Ignatius head coach Brian Becker for a discussion on the changing basketball culture, why he came back for a second stint, the annual rubber match with St. Edward and the difficult schedule his team plays each winter. 

Jun 12, 2017

The show hits the road for Youngstown and the YSU team camp. Zac Jackson and Ken Rector are joined by new Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun, who discusses his vision for the program, his play-fast philosophy and the first 60 days on the job. 

May 25, 2017

NCAA certified scout Chas Wolfe of Prep Scouting LLC and the Dunk For Diabetes high school event joins the podcast to discuss his role in the scouting process, what parents should know if their son is a recruitable player and the return of the Dunk For Diabetes event next January at John Carroll University. 

May 24, 2017

New Orange High School Coach Ashen Ward joins the podcast to discuss his new challenge, his expectations, his playing career and the difference he hopes to make going forward. 

May 5, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Marietta College assistant coach Nick Sales, who talks recruiting and developing players, his own experiences playing for Coach Rector, how good Div. III college players really are and shares some coaching success stories. 

Apr 25, 2017

After a tropical offseason vacation, Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are back and talking hoops. They recap the first season of the podcast and take you through the ins-and-outs of wrapping up a season, planning a summer schedule and discuss the difference between having a good season and having a successful program. 

Mar 29, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson put the wraps on a Northeast Ohio title sweep and the 2016-17 season. They're also joined by Jackson coach Tim Debevec, who relives the tense moments from last Saturday's Div I. state title game. 

Mar 20, 2017

The final podcast of the 2016-17 season is presented by Stark State College and features a breakdown of all 12 games on tap for Thursday-Saturday in Columbus as four Ohio state champions will be crowned. Also, University of Mount Union coach Mike Fuline stops by to share memories of Jackson's last trip to the state tournament and what the week is like for coaches whose teams are headed to Columbus. 

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