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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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Feb 19, 2019

Perry coach Chad Spurgeon discusses his team's season, why he's so positive about his program going forward and why he misses sectional doubleheaders. 

Feb 12, 2019

Mount Union coach Mike Fuline joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on the OAC meatgrinder, tournament time, the keys to his team's success this season and why he thinks there's so much good basketball in Northeast Ohio.

Feb 12, 2019

Revere HS coach Dean Rahas talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his team's win streak, raising expectations for the program and the fine line in March. 

Jan 30, 2019

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by Zac's brother, Pitt-Greensburg coach Brody Jackson, for a discussion on the Div. III lifestyle, navigating a rebuild and and trying to turn things around. 

Jan 29, 2019

On this episode of On The Bench, Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss the qualities great teams share, the tournament structure, how to handle schedule changes and other topics from the Northeast Ohio basketball season. 

Jan 29, 2019

Coach Flan makes his return to that other basketball podcast. He discusses his program's annual goals, the recent game vs. Spire, what he likes about the 2018-19 Eagles and how he handles social media. 

Jan 20, 2019

Lake Center Christian coach Ryan McGonagle talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his first head coaching job, his program's lofty goals, why he chose this career path and more. 

Jan 17, 2019

Longtime Alliance High School coach Larry Kukura talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his 20 years in the lead seat, some games that got away, why he still gets excited for Friday nights and how high school basketball has changed. 

Jan 11, 2019

First-year North Canton Hoover coach Mike Bluey talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his new job, the Federal League, his young team and why he's so excited about his program's future.

Jan 8, 2019

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are joined by first-year coach Zach Ross of Johnstown-Monroe in the Licking County League. Zach discusses his team's hot start, his path to the head coach's office and where he thinks his program can go from here. 

Jan 4, 2019

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson talk tradition, pressure, winning and long-range vision with first-year McKinley coach Andy Vlajkovich. 

Dec 20, 2018

New Wadsworth coach Mike Moser discusses his new job, his return home, what he's learned during his winding coaching career and why he thinks the Grizzlies can win over the long term. 

Dec 19, 2018

Longtime Lake coach Tom McBride joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on the Federal League, coaching his sons, how high school basketball has changed and how the Blue Streaks have remained competitive and successful. 

Dec 13, 2018

Nordonia coach Matt Cash discusses his team, his second stint in the head seat and why he's a kinder, gentler coach this time around. 

Dec 13, 2018

Crestwood boys coach Josh Jakacki discusses his second stint with the Red Devils, coaching his sons and his vision for building a program with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson. 

Dec 7, 2018

Medina Buckeye coach Tom Harrington joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his coaching journey, high expectations for his program and the importance of being involved with a youth program. 

Dec 5, 2018

Medina boys coach Chris Hassinger joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on the Bees' program, prepping teams for the postseason, surviving a brutal schedule and keeping up with the times. 

Nov 20, 2018

New Rootstown boys coach Cody Calhoun joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion about his first head-coaching job, why he always wanted to be a coach and what's ahead for his program. 

Nov 20, 2018

New Tallmadge boys coach Bill Johnson joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his coaching career, his second stint at Tallmadge and what's ahead for the Blue Devils. 

Nov 19, 2018

New Gilmour Academy coach Dan DeCrane discusses his hectic summer, his team's move to the NCL and his coaching path with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson. 

Oct 22, 2018

Zac Jackson and Ken Rector talk hoops with Loudonville High School girls coach Tyler Bates. 

Oct 12, 2018

Jamy Bechler, a former basketball coach who's now an author and leadership trainer, joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on basketball, developing leaders and and more. 

Sep 20, 2018

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson are back. They talk the OHSAA's competitive balance court battle, the state of the game in the Twitter era and they interview second-year Chippewa boys coach D.J. Schrock. 

Jun 26, 2018

GlenOak Coach Matt Hackenberg joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his program's growth, the plusses and minuses of his first two years on the job, the importance of summer basketball and the young talent set to take the floor for GlenOak this winter. 

May 25, 2018

NBA shooting coach Peter Patton joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on using the summer to improve your shot, what he's learned from working in the NBA and what he thinks young players should do to improve their shooting. 

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