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.
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.
Garrettsville Garfield Coach Andy Olesky joins Zac Jackson and Ken Rector for a discussion on his program, the importance of summer ball, his coaching roots and raising expectations.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss an offseason plan of action, Ken's experience with various ways to approach summer ball, St. Vincent-St. Mary's move to Div. I and the looming vote on the new OHSAA transfer proposal.
J.J. Kukura just finished his career at Mount Union. Nate Axelrod won the Jostens Trophy as the nation's most outstanding Div. III player in his final season at Ohio Wesleyan. They joined Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on their accomplishments, their advice for young players and what's next.
Massillon Jackson coach Tim Debevec joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his team's Sweet 16 season, the Federal League, maintaining high expectations and opportunities ahead for the young players in the Jackson program.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss the end of the 2017-18 season at the high school and college levels. They're then joined by Nick Sales, assistant coach at Marietta College and former player under Rector, for a discussion on the state of college basketball, basketball across Ohio, where the game is headed and more.
Duquesne University assistant coach Terry Weigand talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his career, last year's change of scenery, what he sees from today's high school players and more.
Shaker Heights Coach Danny Young joins Zac Jackson and Ken Rector for a discussion on his team's Sweet 16 appearance, the pursuit of a state title, social media, his day job and more.
Corrected version: T.J. Peatross of NEOhioSpotlight.com joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on the top players and teams still in the district tournaments, the path to Columbus and which upsets might lie ahead.
Mogadore Coach Russ Swartz joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on his coaching career, basketball at a football school and his team's chances of making a run in March.
Longtime Brunswick coach Joe Mackey talks to Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his philosophies, his longevity and the upcoming state tournament.
Coventry Coach Mike DiFalco talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his second season, cultivating a program and how his players have improved.
Solon Coach Tony DeCesare joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on winning, jinxes, the value of guard play and his team's incredible season.
Zac Jackson and Ken Rector debate the new proposed OHSAA transfer policy and discuss the absurdity of the state tournament utilizing different policies and methods for seeding teams in the same tournament.
Todd Taylor of Southeast High School in Portage County joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson to discuss his program's rebuilding project, his long coaching career and how he's gauging progress in his second season.
Wadsworth Coach Mike Schmeltzer joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion of his 10 years as head coach, the difficult schedule his team faces, the growth of the program and more.
Notre Dame College Coach Tim Koenig joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion of his program, the NCAA Div. II recruiting structure, his career path and the amount of talent in Northeast Ohio high school basketball.
Medina Highland Coach Adam Cestaro discusses the loaded Suburban League, his experienced team, navigating a long season and the future of the program.
Tallmadge Coach Mike Bluey discusses his second go-around as a head coach, the growth of the program, the loaded Suburban League and more with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson.
Chas Wolfe, director of the Dunk4Diabetes event at John Carroll on Jan. 28, stops by the podcast to discuss all seven games and the process of putting together such a star-studded field.
Northwest Coach Mike Lower discusses his program's resurgence, the new district bracketing process, playing for his dad, coaching against his brother and more with On The Bench hosts Ken Rector and Zac Jackson.
Pitt-Greensburg coach Brody Jackson joins Ken Rector and his brother, Zac Jackson, for a discussion on recruiting at the NCAA Div. III level, his first college head coaching job, the differences between good high school players and successful college players and his journey to this point.
Copley girls AND boys coach Mark Dente joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion of both of his jobs, coaching his children, the loaded Suburban League and the rise of Copley's boys program.