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October 13, 2011

2011 NHSCA National Field Hockey Coach of the Year Wendy Wilson of Tabb High School (Yorktown, VA) joins host Jeff Fisher to discuss her program that has won three straight Virginia state championships. Also on the show: Mike Plunkett of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association talking about the organization's 100th anniversary and Aron Taylor of XCnation.com, who releases the latest cross country national rankings.

October 6, 2011

On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Dafydd Evans, head coach of boys' soccer at DeMatha High School in Maryland.  The Stags aer currently ranked #3 by ESPN HS after snapping Sacramento Jesuit's 70-match unbeaten streak on October 1st.  Also on the show, XCnation.com co-founder David Taylor, who is a Staff Sergeant in the Marines serving in Afghanistan.  Taylor has helped coach two state championships in boys' cross country in three states.

September 22, 2011 Gwen Egbert of America's top-ranked girls' volleyball team joins host Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  Egbert led Papillion La Vista South High School (Nebraska) to a perfect 41-0 mark last year, winning the 2010 national championship, according to MaxPreps.com.  Egbert returns five starters from her 2010 team, and began the 2011 season ranked #1 in the nation.  Also on the show is Eric Stratman, director of the Gateway Soccer Classic, which features 60 high school boys' soccer teams from 13 different states.  The tournament will be played September 29th through October 1st, in-and-around the St. Louis area.
September 15, 2011

On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with two of America's top high school cross country runners.  First, you'll be introduced to Cami Chapus of Harvard-Westlake HS in California, followed by an interview with Lukas Verzbicas, who had just captured the gold medal in the triathlon at the Junior World Championships in China.  Verzbicas, a Sandburg HS (Illinois) grad, is a two-time national boys' cross country high school champ having won the 2009 and 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.  The show wraps-up with Byron Jenson of the High School Rudy Awards and the Inspireum Soccer Awards.

September 8, 2011

Cross Country Nation's Aron Taylor joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher on this edition of America's premiere high school sports talk show. Taylor is the founder of the website XCnation.com that keeps high school cross country fans up-to-date with news and information, plus team and individual rankings.  For more info, go to www.xcnation.com.

August 25, 2011

The Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey) boys' cross country team hasn't lost a dual meet since 1973.  On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with head coach Tom Heath, who has built the small school into a major cross country power with a 309 meet win streak.  Also on the show is Paul Rose, head boys' soccer coach at Jesuit High School in Sacramento.  Rose is California's winningest boys' soccer coach with 631 wins, and his team is currently ranked #1 in many preseason polls.

August 11, 2011

In this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, host Jeff Fisher talks with Miller Bugliari, head boys soccer coach at Pingry School in New Jersey.  Bugliari has been at the school for over 50 years and is one of the nation's winningest soccer coaches with 751 victories heading into this season.  Also on the show is Brad Cashman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.  Cashman, who will retire at the end of the 2010-11 school year looks back on his nearly two decades as the leader of the PIAA.  Jeff's third guest is Roy Sturgill of We Wanna Play, a non-profit organization that is helping Kentucky student-athletes in Franklin County with participation fees.  For more information, go to www.wewannaplay.org.

August 4, 2011

Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck joins host Jeff Fisher to discuss sports concussions, plus Bob Cazet, founder of Alumni Football USA talks about his organization's fundraising high school football alumni games

July 21, 2011

This episode is looks at the upcoming football season for the Pius X High School.  The tiny private school in  Roseto, Pennsylvania is one of the smallest playing 11-man football in America.  NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher talks with Royals' head coach Phil Stambaugh, plus six of his players.  For more information on the Pius X program, go to www.highschoolfootballamerica.com.

July 17, 2011

Doug Stephens joins NHSCA Sports Hour host Jeff Fisher to review the 2011 FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 Texas High School Football Championships. Also on the show: Mike Mauk, head football coach at Kenton High School in Ohio, who discusses his two sons, Ben and Maty, who are at or near the top of America's all-time high school passing records; Tim Curran, founder of Webletes.com; and Vito Montelli, boys' basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. Montelli is the 2011 NHSCA Boys' Basketball Coach of the Year.

July 10, 2011

2011 NHSCA Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year Anita Murphy joins Jeff Fisher on this episode of the Sports Hour to discuss her award and the incredible success her teams at Lewiston High School in Maine have had over the last 33 years. Also on the show, Patrick Fisher of SportsMeasures.com, who discusses his character assessment service for athletes.

June 26, 2011

2011 NHSCA Coaches of the Year Vito Montelli and Fred Rakers are guests on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Montelli is entering his 50th season as the boys' head basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut.  Rakers' just retired after 35 years as the head girls' volleyball coach at Mater Dei HS in Breese, Illinois.  Also joining Jeff Fisher on this episode is Steve Spiewak, senior high school football writer at MaxPreps.com to talk about his Preseason Top 25 Early Contenders high school football poll.

June 19, 2011 2011 NHSCA Football Player of the Year Johnny Manziel of Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas joins Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour. Also on the show: Tom O'Connell, 2011 NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year from Burlington Catholic Central in Burlington, Wisconsin and Cindy Duan of Sanford School in Delaware. Duan is the only girl to win five straight Delaware girls' tennis state championships.
June 12, 2011

2011 NHSCA Baseball Player of the Year Dylan Bundy joins NHSCA Sports Hour hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about being select #4 in Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.  Other guests on the show include Matt Dennison, head football coach at New Philadelphia High School in Ohio and the Ohio Coach for the July 18th Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Irv Sigler of football coach Jenison High School in Michigan, who talks about his program's support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

June 5, 2011

On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman talk with Long Beach Poly head football coach Raul Lara about 4th and Forever, a docu-drama on the 2010 Poly football season that is currently airing Thursday nights on Current TV.  Other guests on the show: Shannon Dobson, head baseball coach at Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma, which won the 6A state championship last month and Scott Bauer, head wrestling coach at Monroeville High in Ohio.  Bauer had three wrestlers in March win their fourth straight state wrestling championship.

May 22, 2011

On this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman talk with Shannon Dean, head coach of the Vero Beach (FL) girls' lacrosse team that has won six straight Florida state championships and own a 60 match win streak.  Also on the show: Tayler Scott, a teenager from South Africa, who traveled 10,000 miles from his homeland to enroll at Notre Dame Prep in Arizona to purse his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball player and John Loose, founder of Lauren's First and Goal. Loose's 501 C 3 organization raises money for pediatric brain tumor research through several football camps for high school players.

May 15, 2011

Rick Bray, head coach at Colton HS in California, joins Jeff Fisher to talk about his three former players that were selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Also on the show, Ron Massey, athletic director and former head football coach at A.L. Brown in North Carolina and Noel Dean, the head football coach at Lowell HS, who talks about his team's "Pink Arrow Pride" (www.pinkarrowpride.org) game and teaching other schools "how to play for a cause".

May 8, 2011

Holt HS baseball coach Michael Beck discusses how last week's devastating tornadoes in Alabama affected his team and his town. Also on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour...Bill Bruno, athletic director at Brick Township Schools, and Marcus Borden, head football coach at East Brunswick HS, discuss their plan to bring an overall state football championship playoff system to New Jersey.  And, Channa Norman from Texas talks about her blog "Life As A Coaches Wife" @ www.lifeasacoacheswife.com .

May 1, 2011

Maxwell High School (CA) head baseball coach Eric Lay talks with Jeff Fisher about his team's incredible 8 no-hitters so far this season. The show also includes interviews with St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) head football coach Rocco Casullo, who is getting ready for his first season at the head of the national powerhouse, and Joe Moreau, head girls soccer coach at Neaqua Valley in Illinois.

April 17, 2011

Portsmouth High School (NH) head baseball coach Tim Hopley talks about his team's 65-game win streak, which is 10 shy of tying the national record for consecutive victories.  Also on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour...Jonathan Cabral, one of
the nation's top track & field hurdlers from Agoura High School in California and Caitlin McNally, a producer of the PBS documentary "Football High".

April 10, 2011

The first export of high school football to Europe headlines this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  Steve Belles, head football coach at Hamilton High School (AZ), talks about his team's 2012 high school football game in Dublin, Ireland.  Also on the show, David Stanko, who is a one-man tennis team at Canyon Springs HS in California and Brian Stewart, the president of the Urban Football Coaches Association.

April 3, 2011

Bubba Starling, who is considered America's #1 high school baseball prospect, joins Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  The Gardner-Edgerton (KS) senior is also a blue-chip football player, who has accepted a scholarship to play quarterback at the University of Nebraska.  Also on the show is Bill McGregor, who just resigned after 29-years as the head football coach at DeMatha High School in Maryland and Alex Shaffer, the teenage star of the new high school wrestling movie "Win Win".

March 27, 2011

Tom McCarthy, director/writer of the FOX Searchlight movie Win Win joins NHSCA Sports Hour hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about his new film on high school wrestling. Also on the show are: John Nostrant, head boys lacrosse coach at The Haverford School (PA); Brian McCauley, head boys basketball coach at Kokomo High School (IN); and  wrestler Blake Ruolo from Virginia, who is a 3-time NHSCA National Champion.

March 20, 2011

Two future Olympic hopefuls join Trish Hoffman and Jeff Fisher on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  Swimmer Missy Franklin of Regis Jesuit HS in Colorado talks about her goal of making the 2012 Olympic team, while shot putter Ryan Crouser of
Barlow High in Oregon looks ahead making the 2016 or 2020 Olympic Games.  Also on the show is Mike Oakland, head baseball coach at St. Francis HS in California.  The Lancers are ranked #1 in the United States by Baseball America.

March 13, 2011

On this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour, Jeff Fisher talks with 5-time Minnesota wrestling champ and Olympic hopeful Destin McCauley of Apple Valley High School.  Also joining Fisher is NHSCA Founder Bob Ferraro to talk about the upcoming 22nd NHSCA National Wrestling Championships, plus Dr. Richard and Jane Horowitz reveal the results from their recent survey aimed at improving communication between coaches, athletes and parents.

March 6, 2011

Robert Iamurri, Naples HS Softball coach. Dave Hanson, Bishop Hendricken swim coach.  Byron Jenson, HS Rudy Awards join us tonight.

February 27, 2011

Lee Yeager, Carroll HS baseball coach, Dave Hanson, Bishop Hendricken swim coach, Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register reporter, Martin Ludlow, Dorsey Football Booster, join us as guests on tonight's show.

February 20, 2011

Two legendary boys' basketball coaches join Jeff Fisher on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  Bob Hurley of St. Anthony's HS (Jersey City, NJ) and Jack Curran of Archbishop Molloy HS (Queens, NY) have a combined 90-plus years of experience at their two schools.  Hurley has won over 1,000 games in his career; Curran has won over 900 games.  Also on the show is Bobby DeBerry, head wrestling coach at Sunnyside High in Tucson, AZ.  Sunnyside has won a national record 314 straight matches.

February 13, 2011 America's most wins, high school basketball coach Leta Andrews of Granbury High School in Texas is the featured guest on this edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour.  Andrews has won over 1,300 games during a career that has spanned 49 years.  Also on the show...Stu Ross of the website Before They Were Pros and Bill Lechner, head coach of the Hill-Murray High School hockey team in Minnesota.
January 30, 2011 Kenai Central (Kenai, Alaska) High School’s Hope Steffensen will re-live her 103-pound Alaska Class 4A state wrestling championship that she won last month.

Steffensen, who is nominated for the NHSCA/GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month Award, joins Michaela Hutchinson of Skyview High School in Alaska as the only girls to win a state championship in boys wrestling.

 

Former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte, who was just hired as the head football coach at John Burroughs School in St. Louis. The former Pro Bowl quarterback will talk about his decision to go back to the roots of the game.

 

Big 33 Executive Director Dave Trimbur - The Big 33 All-Star Football game in Hershey, Pennsylvania is considered one of the premier high school football all-star games in the country. One interesting fact about the game…every Super Bowl has featured at least one player who played in the Big 33 game.

January 23, 2011 Gus Frerotte, former NFL quarterback , who was just hired as the head football coach at John Burroughs School in St. Louis.  The former Pro Bowl quarterback will talk about his decision to go back to the roots of the game. 2010 High School Rudy Award winner Chance Anthony ofBreckinridge County High School (Hardinsburg, KY).  Anthony is an inspirational athlete, who plays football and basketball in spite of the fact that he was born without the lower part of his right arm. David Boyd, Milton High School (Milton, GA) head boys basketball coach  who’s team is ranked #5 in the latest USA Today Super 25 poll.  Last week, the Eagles, who are Georgia’s defending AAAAA champs, feature several Division I recruits. Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) wrestling coach Jeff Buxton, has led the Buccaneers to 30 consecutive National Prep titles. 
January 16, 2011

NHSCA Founder Bob Ferrero, Sr. joins hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about what's ahead for the National High School Coaches Association in 2011.  Also on this episode of the NHSCA Sports Hour...Easton (PA) High School wrestling coach Steve Powell talking about the upcoming NHSCA Final Four of Wrestling and Geneva (IL) HS girls basketball coach Gina Nolan, who just returned to the sidelines after a year-long battle with breast cancer.

January 9, 2011

Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta Falcons’ Pro Bowl Fullback and 8-year NFL veteran who played at the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina. Ovie talks about giving back as an NFL player and his role as football’s first “Eco Athlete”.

Preview of the 2011 NHSCA Final Four of High School Wrestling.

Lake Stevens (Washington) High School head wrestling coach Brent Barnes talks about his team’s trip across America to compete in the January 22, 2011 national championship in Easton, Pennsylvania. Barnes, who has been the Vikings leader for over 20 years, has led Lake Stevens to five state championships this decade.

Allentown Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) girls basketball coach Mike Kopp. Kopp, who is also the school’s athletic director, has the record for victories as a girls basketball coach in Pennsylvania with over 800 victories.

December 12, 2010

Harvey Kitani, Boys Basketball Coach at Fairfax High School

Noel Dean of Lowell High School, Michigan

Joe Drape, New York Times Author

Dr. Richard & Jane Horowitz

December 5, 2010

JIM TRACEY, San Francisco University High School Cross Country Head Coach

HOLLAND REYNOLDS, Runner on the San Francisco University High School Cross Country team.

JIM JACKSON, Apple Valley High School Wrestling Coach

VINCE LORENZANO, Bishop Chatard High School Football Coach

Jeff Fisher features an interview with San Francisco University High School girls' cross country coach Jim Tracy and his junior runner Holland Reynolds.  Tracy, who is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, watched Reynolds crawl across the finish line to win the school's 8th California state championship.  

Also on the show, Apple Valley HS (Minnesota) wrestling coach Jim Jackson, whose team is ranked #1 in America and Bishop Chatard (Indiana) football coach Vince Lorenzano, who just led his team to a state record 10th state football champ.

November 28, 2010 An interview with Easton High School (Easton, PA) Head Football Coach Steve Shiffert, who will have just led his team through three football games in the span of nine days, including the 104th meeting against archrival Phillipsburg (Phillipsburg, NJ) for the Thanksgiving Day Game.  In April 2009, the Easton P’Burg rivalry was highlighted by being the first Gatorade Replay Game, which restages classic games of various sports between the biggest high school rivalries in the United States.
November 21, 2010
November 14, 2010 Anthony Gabriele is the Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach at Wissahickon High School located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.  Coach Gabriele is in his second stint leading the Trojans Lacrosse team (4th year overall). Last season, the Trojans won their league with a 12 -2 mark and qualified for the district playoffs for the first time in 11 years. http://lacrosse.wsdsports.org/  
November 7, 2011 Coach Steve Smith is the Head Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach at Oak Hill Academy located in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.  Coach Smith is a three time "National Coach of the Year" and has led the Warriors to seven National Championships the most recent in 2007.  He has a career record of 789-49 in his 25th season.  The Warriors' basketball website is www.oakhoops.com/
October 31, 2010 Matt  Taylor is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Skyline High School in Sammanish, Washington.  Coach Taylor is in third season leading the Spartans and he has amassed an impressive 35-3 record.  The Spartans have won four straight district titles and the last three Washington State AAAA state titles (2007, 08, 09). The school's football website is www.Skylinegridiron.com/
October 24, 2010 Mark Bendorf is the Head Varsity Football Coach at J. W. Robinson High School located in Fairfax, Virginia. Coach Bendorf is in his 14th season leading the Ram program. He has an overall record of 126-34 and led Robinson to Virginia State 6a titles in 1997 & 2001. Mark has been named state "Coach of the Year" several times and was inducted into the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
October 17, 2010 Coach Walker is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Sandy Creek High School located in Tyrone, Georgia.  Coach Walker is in his sixth season of leading the Patriots' program. He has an overall record of 52-15 and has led the Patriots every year  to the state playoffs winning  two regional titles (2008 & 09) and one State Championship , The Georgia AAAA State title in 2009 . This season the Patriots are competiting in the AAA class.
October 10, 2010 Charlie Ragle, Head Varsity Football Coach at Chaparral High School located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Coach Ragle is in his fourth season leading the Firebirds and he has a record of 42-6. While head coach he has led the Firebirds into the state playoffs all three years including  winning the 5A Division II title game in 2009.   www.chaparralfootball.com/
October 3, 2010

Charles Stevenson who is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Xaverian Brothers High School located in Westwood , Massachusetts. Coach Stevenson is in his 18th season of guiding the Hawks program and he has a career record of 147-44-1.  He has led the Hawks to nine conference titles and five Division I State crowns (including last season).  He also has been a finalist for National Coach of the Year several times and the team is rated #1 in Massachusetts .  The school website iswww.xbhs.com

August 15, 2010 Steve Keszler, Head Wrestling Coach at Sturgis Brown High School (Sturgis, South Dakota) will be our guest this evening.  Over the past 16 season, he has guided the Scoopers to nine South Dakota’s Class A State Championships; most recently doing so this past season.  Sturgis Brown High School holds several state records.  Coach Keszler carries a career record of 278-37.
July 25, 2010 Don Owens is the Head Wrestling Coach at University High School in Spokane, Washington.  The 2010 proved to be a stellar one for the University Titans, boasting the 4A Team State Championship.  The Titan’s winning margins increased throughout the postseason.  This season
marked Coach Owen’s 17th year at University High School.  When he is not in the coaching chair, he is on the mat as a high school and college official.Check out the University’s wrestling website, www.universitywrestling.org
July 18, 2010 Join us to hear Jason Torey, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator, discuss his life in the military.  Mr. Torey has been a member of the United States Navy SEALs for the past 17years. 
July 11, 2011 For more information on upcoming NHSCA Events!
June 20, 2010 This week's guest is Navy SEAL David Goggins.  Mr. Goggins is a member of the Naval Recruiting Directorate.  His primary function is as a mentor to new Navy SEAL candidates.  In his spare time, Mr. Goggins is a competitive marathon runner and participates in several competitions annually.  Click Here to go to the US Navy’s website.Click Here to go to the Navy SEALs website.
May 23, 2010 Head Wrestling Coach from Oviedo High School, JD Robbins will be joining us this weekend.  Oviedo High School is located in Oviedo, Florida.  Coach Robbins has been the leader of the Lions for the past nine years and has directed them to five State Team Titles and multiple “Florida State High School Coach of the Year” honors.  The Lions have the distinct honor to be the first school to win 4 consecutive AAA titles from 2004-2007.  They again brought home the 2010 AA Championships to add to their impressive repertoire.   Check out the Oviedo Wrestling website… www.oviedowrestling.org
May 16, 2010 This week’s guest is Michael Angelidis, Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Kenwood High School, located in Covington, Washington.  Coach Angelidis has led the Conquerors to the 2010 AAAA State Basketball Championships.  This year marks the end of his 4 year tenure at Kenwood with a record of 74-24.
May 9, 2010 Head Wrestling Coach at Skutt Catholic High School, Brad Hilderbrandt, will be visiting us on the NHSCA Internet Radio.  Coach Hilderbrandt has completed his 17th year in control of the Skyhawks wrestling team.  He has a career dual meet record of 131-17.  The Skyhawks also have taken home a Class B Individual State Title since 1997.  That’s 13 straight years!
April 25, 2010 Tom Crowell, Head Boy’s Basketball Coach from Springbrook High School in Silver Springs, Maryland will be our guest.  Coach Crowell just finished his fifth season as the Blue Devil’s Head Coach.  He has lead the team to 3 straight Maryland AAAA State Championships (2008-2010).  His impressive career record at Springbrook is 114-13. 
April 11, 2010 Our guest this week, David Bailey, has been the Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida for the past four season. During the 2009-2010 season, the Wildcats recorded a 28-6 season record; bringing Coach Bailey to a 107-28 career record. This was the first season Winter Park captured the illusive 6A State Title. Click Here to go to the Winter Park website... Click Here!
March 28, 2010 Aurora, Colorado’s Regis Jesuit High School’s Head Boy’s Basketball Coach Ken Shaw will be discussing this past season tonight.  Coach Shaw finished his third seasons at Jesuit, with a career record of 72-9 at Regis Jesuit.  Coach Shaw’s Raiders team has won back to back 5A State Championships in 2009 and 2010.  Coach Shaw is no stranger to success, as he has won several league and state titles over his illustrious 35 career with a 585-203 overall career record.
March 21, 2010 Brian Richardson, Head Wrestling Coach at Rockford High School (Rockford, Michigan) just completed his first season as the head coach.  Rockford has won their seventh straight conference title.  Under Richardson’s direction, the Rams won their District and Region.  They were the Michigan Division I State Runner Up at the Individual State Tournament.  Richardson ended his inaugural year with a season record of 22-6. 
March 7, 2010 Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Christ School, located in Asheville, North Carolina, David Gaineswill be our guest.  Coach Gaines has led the Greenies to their fourth consecutive NC Independent School State Championship.  Their final record for the year was 37-1, bringing Coach Gaines’ career record to 320-69 over his twelve years in the sport.
February 28, 2010 Coach Dale Mueller is the Head Varsity Football Coach at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.  Coach Mueller lead the Bluebirds to their ninth state title during his 15 seasons in charge of the program .  Mr. Mueller has an overall record of 197-44.  The school's athletic website is Click Here to go to the Highlands website. 
February 21, 2010

Greg Toal, Head Football Coach at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, New Jersey) joins us this week.  This past season, Coach Toal led the Ironmen to a perfect 12-0 record, highlighting the team’s fourth straight Non-Public Group IV State Title.  The team was ranked #1 by USA Today and multiple other high school football websites.  Coach Toal has etched a 120-10 career record in 11 years at Don Bosco. Click Here to go to Don Bosco Prep’s website. 

February 14, 2010

Nick Petrov is the Head Wrestling Coach at Hanover Central High School, located in Cedar Lake, Indiana.  Coach Petrov just completed his sixth season at the helm of the Wildcats.  He currently possesses a career coaching record of 102-19.  Click Here to go to the Wildcat’s website.

February 7, 2010

This week we have a different type of guest… a Sports Columnist!!  Neil Hayes, a Sports Columnist from the Chicago Sun Times joins us.  Listen to Neil speak about his book, When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak.  Hayes was granted full access to the team gives a first hand account of the team, games, the wins, and that memorable defeat that broke The Streak. Check out the Neil’s site.

January 31, 2010 A segment on upcoming NHSCA Events!
January 24, 2010 Bill Barger, Head Wrestling Coach at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Coach Barger led the Warriors for over 30 years, through two different stints.  Under his reign, Walsh has lead the Warriors to eight Ohio State Championships and four straight National Crowns from 1993-1996.  Coach Barger is credited with creating the Ironman Tournament, one of the nation’s premier in-season tournaments.  Click Here to go to Walsh Jesuit’s website. 
January 17, 2010

Tim Mathews is the Head Wrestling Coach at Bishop Lynch High School, located in Dallas, Texas.  Mathews has been in control of the Friars for the past 17 seasons.  Coach Mathews has produced 77 individual state titles with close to 200 dual victories.  They will be wrestling this weekend against the Nation’s best, (Blair Academy (NJ), Easton (PA), Collins Hill (GA) at the 2010 NHSCA Final Four of High School Wrestling. 

January 10, 2010 Carmine Colace will be joining us this week on the Internet Talk Radio.  Coach Colace has been the leader of the Franklin High School Panther Wrestling Team for 27 years.  He has had unparalleled success highlighting eight Division 2 State Titles and 5 times as State Runner-Ups.  The Franklin team went undefeated in the 2009 season.  Coach Colace is narrowing in on his 400th career victory.Click Here to go to the Franklin Wrestling Website.

Steve Powell, Head Coach at Easton Area High School, has led the Rovers for 26 years.  He has amassed over 400 career victories.  The Red Rovers are no stranger to success, as they have one of the most successful programs nationally.  To list a couple accomplishments: 6 time Reno Tournament of Champions, 16 Manheim Holiday Classic Champions, Multiple State Team and Individual State Championships.  They have a streak of their own, 63 years of having a District Champion in the competitive District 11 Tournament. Click Here to go to the Easton Wrestling Website.
January 3, 2010 Cliff Ramos, Head Wrestling Coach at Collins Hill High School will be speaking to us about their upcoming appearance the NHSCA Final Four.  Coach Ramos has led the Eagles for the past 16 seasons.  The Eagles have finished in the top ten in Georgia's largest classification fifteen consecutive years.   Recent highlights include: 5 time Georgia State Champions, 3 time State Runner-Ups, and 3 time George Team State Championships. Click Here to go to the Collins Hill Website.

John Gardner, Head Wrestling Coach at High Point Regional High School, in Sussex, New Jersey will also be joining us.  He is presently in his 12th season leading the Wildcats to several league, district and one state crown in 2008.  High Point continually produces top wrestlers both in the state of New Jersey and nationally.

 

 

 


About Jeff Fisher/High School Football America
Jeff’s broadcasting career began at the age of 14 in Easton, Pennsylvania. In a career that has spanned 35-years, he’s worked in every aspect of sports journalism. He is the founder of High School Football America, a website dedicated to telling the stories of small town high school football across the United States. Prior to launching High School Football America, Jeff worked as a TV sports anchor at FOX Sports Net in Chicago. Fisher is best known as the creator, executive producer and host of The Big Ticket, a weekly 60-minute high school football wrap-up show that won him the Associated Press Best Sportscast in Pennsylvania Award.

 
About Trish Hoffman
Hoffman is the founder of Blitz Group LLC, an award-winning boutique media strategy company. In addition to her acting and modeling career, Hoffman, who has won several Associated Press awards for journalism, is the host of High School Football America’s video vignettes.