Our host is back in coaching. Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss Ken's surprise decision to return to coaching after he accepted the girls basketball coaching job at Barberton.
After resigning as girls coach at Hoban, Scott Callaghan joined Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a discussion on the state of the coaching business, his fondest memories and why basketball will always be a part of his life.
A season from retirement, legendary College of Wooster coach Steve Moore joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a conversation on his career, how the game has changed and what went in to all the winning Wooster has done during his tenure.
Ohio State senior walk-on Joey Lane joins the podcast for a discussion about his career, his advice for the next basketball generation, what he learned in Columbus and his experience in the NCAA tournament.
Green coach Mark Kinsley discusses his team's first district title, the success of point guard Kaleb Martin, the Federal League and more.
Akron Buchtel coach Matt Futch discusses his team's regional appearance, the rise of Chris Livingston, how he relates to his players and why he's so excited about his program's future.
First-year Walsh Jesuit coach Kevin Byrne discusses his program, his basketball journey and his goals for the future with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson.
Twinsburg coach Phil Schmook joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of today's game, why he un-retired for his current job and why he feels good about the Twinsburg program going forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ken Rector and Zac Jackson talk tradition, pressure, winning and long-range vision with first-year McKinley coach Andy Vlajkovich.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.