Stories of an amazing career in coaching, including John Wooden, Phil Eskew, and an amazing life! Did you know why you can't use walkie-talkies as a coach? You'll find the funny reason why in this episode. Coach Jim Powers is 93 and is sharp as a tack in helping to share his memories and helping to keep the nostalgia alive! If you'd like to donate to our program, please feel free to do so @keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com and click the patron button! Thanks, I love doing, sharing, and keeping the nostalgia alive.
A fun interview with John Wellemeyer, who was just announced to be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame this coming March 2018. John is a man of few words who had brilliant careers at both Huntingburg High School, and as a Purple Ace of the University of Evansville! Sit back and enjoy our conversation with this 1971 NCAA champion! He was an outstanding all-around athlete who now loves spending time with his 5 grandchildren!
Coach Wagoner went full circle, from a student, player, coach, assistant coach, and head coach! Upon the completion of that circle, he brought a state championship to Loogootee! Listen, share, and enjoy....
Coach Rick Reeves spends over an hour with us keeping the nostalgia alive! Coach Reeves was a Garrett Railroader, who went on and had a long and outstanding coaching career in both Michigan and Indiana. This will also be his 18th year on the Purdue Boilermaker scorers table!
This author is passionate at age 23, I thought I was passionate just shy of 50! I just ordered mine on Amazon, please do the same...Don't get Dad of Grandpa a tie for his birthday or holidays get him this book...
No one in this world plays the game of basketball quite like the people of Indiana. The game has brought communities together for over a century. From 1945 to 1965 is arguably the "Golden Age" of Indiana High School hoops. Many big schools dominated the game at this time, but in rare circumstances, a small school would sneak in and steal some thunder. In between 1959 and 1961, the Union Township Tigers of southeastern LaPorte County did just that. Union Township High School was not like most small rural schools in Indiana. It rested in the shadow of the 13,000 acres Kingsbury Ordnance Plant built for WWII in 1938. The government built the town of Kingsford Heights sprung up within the township in 1940. Over 1,000 people moved there in just a few years."The Heights" was unique. There were white kids and black kids growing up together in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. These kids grew up with Union Township's charismatic coach who saw no skin color and coached unlike any other. This earned him the notorious nickname of "Wild" Bill Yates. Those Were The Days is a creative nonfiction narrative based on the real players, coaches and games that made up this exciting time and place in Indiana Basketball.
Coach Jim Jones shares his story of a 45 plus year career of coaching Indiana High School Basketball! Stories of Larry Bird, rivalries, and the passion that is basketball in the state of Indiana....With 680 victories Coach Jones, who was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 is outstanding in keeping the nostalgia alive! Please check out our sponsor Thedunkcollection.com, and if you'd like to be a supporter of our show - please donate and become a patron... This is our first show since Hurricane Harvey, I have a passion for the game.....Please listen, share, and enjoy!!! Billy
Did this interview before his induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield! Well deserved - sit back relax, share, and enjoy!
Hoosier born and raised - sit back relax and listen to Slick spin his stories of how basketball has been so very good to him!