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The On The Bench Podcast features Northeast Ohio high school basketball talk with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson.
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Green Coach Mark Kinsley joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson on the latest podcast. Kinsley talks about his young team, life in the loaded Federal League, the progress of Kaleb Martin and his longevity in the coaching business. 

Jan 26, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by T.J. Peatross of NE Ohio Spotlight and by Wadsworth coach Mike Schmeltzer, who discusses his team's upward trajectory, adjusting after a slow start, embracing high expectations and the remade Suburban League schedule his team faces. 

Jan 21, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by T.J. Peatross of NEOhioSpotlight.com, Matt Goul of Cleveland.com and Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository for the first media roundtable. They discuss the top players, surprise teams and trends throughout the area. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the games played on Friday 1/20. 

Jan 20, 2017

Massillon Jackson Head Coach Tim Debevec joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a wide-ranging discussion on his talented 2016-17 team, his coaching career, lessons learned from Jack Greynolds Sr., dealing with the spotlight and what both he and his current players learned from Jackson's 2010 state title team. 

Jan 17, 2017

Longtime Stow coach Dave Close joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson and discusses his career, the traits he believes his best teams have shared, coaching different styles and maintaining high standards. 

Jan 12, 2017

On a special edition of the podcast, Fairmont State (W.V.) head coach Jerrod Calhoun joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to talk about his team's 14-0 start, how NCAA Div. II programs construct their rosters, what he sees in high school basketball across several states and his coaching influences. 

Jan 10, 2017

Longtime Archbishop Hoban coach T.K. Griffith joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson on the podcast. Griffith discusses his current team's win streak, his personal longevity and desire to stay, team growth, and coaching against some guy named LeBron James. 

Jan 7, 2017

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson fire up the podcast machine to talk high school hoops. On this edition they examine the monster that is the Federal League, discuss Copley's winning steak, look ahead to the Flyin To The Hoop and Mercy Medical Center Classic and examine the top 10 of the NEOhioSpotlight.com rankings. 

Jan 5, 2017

Mike Fuline, head basketball coach at the University of Mount Union, joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to talk about his program, his coaching career and the importance of local recruiting. Fuline also offers some important advice to players -- and parents -- who may be exploring college basketball options. 

Jan 4, 2017

Mark Dente, coach of the undefeated Copley Indians, joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to talk about his program's regular season win streak, taking the program to the next level, coaching his sons and last year's five-overtime loss in the district semifinals. 

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