The founder of the Gym Rats basketball program in New Jersey, Rick Barrett has coached dozens of NBA and college-level athletes, and hundreds of high school athletes over the years.
He played college ball and then professionally in Argentina before he started down his journey of helping athletes get scholarships and helping them grow their lives and careers.
He was a huge presence in my life from an early age, and I will always thank him for that, and I realize that without him, I wouldn't have had much of a basketball career.
All the way from Louisiana, Dana Blair decided she wanted to be a ballerina, and then move to New York City.
She did both.
After moving to New York City and briefly dancing professionally, she got her MBA, and is now in marketing. She worked as a media personality for Essence magazine, and is now working freelance in marketing and media.
Check out her websites at IHaveNeverBeenThatGirl.com and Justdanablair.com
Today's episode is special, because I talk to my former roommate and teammate from the University of Maine, Phil Bofia. Phil and I went through a lot together in our first two seasons of college, and he was a great roommate and teammate.
He now lives in Maine, and is helping to develop his community.
Today is a really special episode because we talk to Troy Barnies. Troy is a Mainer through and through. He was the Mr. Basketball for the state of Maine in high school, which is the top men's basketball player in the state, went to the University of Maine for 4 years, where he became an all-conference player in his senior season, and who has now been playing professionally overseas for the past six seasons.
His story and journey is really inspiring, as you will hear.
Today we talk to Dr. Seth Hickerson, founder of Boost Mental training. Dr. Hickerson was in the Navy and Air Force prior to this, where he learned a lot about mental toughness and leadership, and now helps athlete with the mental part of their lives and careers.
Check him out at aboostabove.com