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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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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. 

May 9, 2018

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. 

Apr 26, 2018

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. 

Apr 10, 2018

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. 

Apr 8, 2018

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. 

Apr 4, 2018

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. 

Mar 28, 2018

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. 

Mar 12, 2018

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. 

Mar 7, 2018

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. 

Mar 2, 2018

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. 

Feb 27, 2018

Longtime Brunswick coach Joe Mackey talks to Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his philosophies, his longevity and the upcoming state tournament. 

Feb 23, 2018

Coventry Coach Mike DiFalco talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about his second season, cultivating a program and how his players have improved. 

Feb 18, 2018

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. 

Feb 16, 2018

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. 

Feb 14, 2018

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. 

Feb 9, 2018

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. 

Feb 2, 2018

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. 

Feb 1, 2018

Medina Highland Coach Adam Cestaro discusses the loaded Suburban League, his experienced team, navigating a long season and the future of the program. 

Jan 24, 2018

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. 

Jan 17, 2018

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. 

Jan 15, 2018

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.

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