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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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May 20, 2020

The podcast is back. Zac Jackson and Ken Rector discuss the waiting game, the shifting of the girls state tournament and more quarantine-related topics. 

Mar 3, 2020

Second-year Canton McKinley boys coach Andy Vlajkovich talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about tournament formatting, his team's successful season, the Canton D1 district and more. 

Feb 20, 2020

Boardman boys coach Pat Birch makes his podcast debut. He talks program building, facing stiff competition and establishing a winning attitude with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson. 

Feb 20, 2020

Longtime Wadsworth girls coach Andy Booth joins Zac Jackson and Ken Rector for a discussion on his program's sustained success, the state of girls basketball and the start of the state tournament. 

Feb 14, 2020

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss the release of the district brackets, lament the lack of super-districting and then bring in Jonathan Alder coach Zach Ross for a discussion on his career, the Central District and why he's excited about his program. 

Feb 13, 2020

Twinsburg coach Phil Schmook joins Ken Rector and Zac Jackson for a conversation about his team, his long coaching career and why he's excited about the Twinsburg program. 

Jan 28, 2020

Medina boys coach Chris Hassinger talks with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson about lofty goals, tournament prep and spreading the wealth. 

Jan 27, 2020

Second-year Massillon coach Josh Hose joins Zac Jackson and Ken Rector for a discussion on program building, football's shadow and more. 

Jan 21, 2020

New Ellet High coach Chad Hazard talks being a basketball lifer and building a program with Ken Rector and Zac Jackson

Jan 15, 2020

Ken Rector and Zac Jackson discuss the return of the podcast, Ken's return to coaching and more. In the second half of the show, they talk hoops with first-year Barberton boys coach Kyle McBride. 

Jul 24, 2019

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. 

May 9, 2019

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. 

May 1, 2019

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. 

Apr 26, 2019

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. 

Mar 12, 2019

Green coach Mark Kinsley discusses his team's first district title, the success of point guard Kaleb Martin, the Federal League and more. 

Mar 12, 2019

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.

Feb 19, 2019

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. 

Feb 19, 2019

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. 

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. 

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