In Episode 33, Coach Richey and Dan begin by touching base on the completion of our staff. Jeremy Growe, who was previously on staff at Xavier University, brings a ton of experience with offensive game plans, scheduling, academics, analytics and much more. Next, Coach Richey provides an update on the current roster and features the progress that each of our freshmen have made in the month that they’ve been here. Coach Richey mentions that the leadership of our team is reaching new heights and provides context as to how our culture leads from the top down to the bottom. Next, Coach Richey highlights our record-breaking individual camp numbers and recognizes the community’s involvement in making camp such a huge success. Wrapping up, Coach Richey goes into detail regarding our Bahamas Foreign Tour as well as what the practices leading up to our departure will consist of. Thank you for listening to this episode of the AllDIN podcast with Coach Richey!
In Episode 32, Coach Richey and Dan begin by discussing the dynamic of this year’s team and the intentionality of getting the new Freshman class acclimated to our culture here at Furman. Next, Coach Richey discusses the transitional phase that takes place when high school players enter into the college realm. Coach Richey touches base on our development process for our players, stating how we lead with belief and pour our resources into each person in our program helping them connect and grow on and off the court. Coach Richey and Dan mention the status of Matt Rafferty and his rehabilitation process throughout this off-season as well as an update on his professional career moving forward. Lastly, Coach Richey provides an update on the last Assistant Coach position and what our program needs from that position. Thank you for listening to this episode of the AllDIN podcast with Coach Richey!
In Episode 31, Coach Richey and Dan begin by discussing the situation of the Athletic Director position here at Furman, stating how it should be a celebration for Mike Buddie on what he has accomplished and also his journey moving forward. Next, Coach Richey officially announces the hire of Assistant Coach Tim Johnson and provides insight on the value that he brings on a consistent basis. Coach transitions into the skill development and strength and conditioning aspect of the program. Stating how Strength Coach Matt Aldred is leading and bringing new perspective into the weight room and the value of body composition and nutrition. Coach Richey highlights the incoming freshmen and how excited we are to have a full roster on campus. Coach Richey touches base on the various speaking engagements that he’s had in the off-season and the importance of growing people and continuing to connect and build this program. Coach Richey and Dan wrap up this segment by highlighting the Individual Camps that we have coming up June 17-20 and June 24-27 and also our AllDIN Coaching Development Camp June 24-27th. Thank you for listening to this episode of the AllDIN podcast with Coach Richey!
In Episode 30, Coach Richey and Dan begin by discussing the recent changes made in staff and how the new member adds a unique dynamic to our program. Next, Coach provides an overview of the incoming freshman class and the skillsets that they will add to the roster. Coach then transitions into scheduling, stating the barriers that make it difficult to get games and certain teams on the schedule. Coach Richey and Dan wrap up this segment by highlighting our new tradition, a team banquet at Halls Chophouse, to showcase the appreciation we have for this memorable team and season. Thank you for listening to this episode of the AllDIN podcast with Coach Richey!
In Episode 29, Coach Richey and Dan begin by addressing the opening on the staff and how the process of finding the perfect fit is extensive because the program wants to assemble the best staff possible. Next, Coach provides an update on the state of recruiting, giving insight as to what they look for in their process. Coach then transitions into scheduling and goes into detail about what the ins and outs of scheduling is like and the certain barriers that can hinder scheduling. Coach Richey and Dan wrap up the segment by providing examples and solutions on how the fan base can continue to help improve the program. Thank you for listening to this episode of the AllDIN podcast with Coach Richey!
In Episode 28, Coach Richey and Dan begin by recapping the 2018-19 season, acknowledging that this year’s team set a program record and exceeded many expectations. Next, Coach Richey touches base on Matt Rafferty’s injury and states how our Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Aldred and Athletic Trainer, Justin Games worked endlessly to serve Matt in the best way possible. The next phase of the podcast transitions into recruiting, noting the type of players that we aim to recruit as well as insight on how recruiting the right type of people improves our program on a daily basis. Coach then discusses spring workouts and how this phase of development is one of the most crucial times of the year. The next topic of discussion is the NABC Convention that occurs during the Final Four. Coach Richey had the opportunity to speak on two different occasions where he provided insight on his coaching philosophy as well as different concepts/schemes that allow the program to be successful. Coach Richey and Dan wrap up the segment by elaborating on what’s next in terms of scheduling, development, and how we can continue to improve as a program to go from challenger to champion. We hope you enjoy this episode of the AllDIN podcast!
In Episode 27, Coach Richey and Dan begin by discussing an overview of a historic season noting that the 2018-19 Paladins set the record for the most regular season wins as well as the most overall wins in a season. Coach then states that around this time last year is when this group began molding and forming new leadership as well as taking a big stride in their skill development. Coach and Dan then recap the start of the season and how the DINS gained national attention early on and how they’ve been able to continue to improve throughout the course of the year. Coach Richey and Dan then transition into post-season play and how the team prepared for selection Sunday by maintaining proper perspective and being thankful but still being motivated. Coach Richey touches base on how the DINS received an At-Large Bid to play in the NIT and how we will be hosting Wichita State in Timmons Arena on Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm. We hope that you enjoy this episode of the AllDIN podcast!
In Episode 26, Coach Richey and Dan begin by recapping the home wins against Mercer and The Citadel. Coach Richey mentions how the home court advantage at Timmons Arena is felt during the games and thanks the Greenville community for its support of the team! Coach and Dan discuss the importance of building a program and the preparation and dedication that it takes to be successful. Coach highlights Tre Clark’s exponential growth throughout this year and his obsession with pushing his own development to improve. Coach also highlights Strength and Conditioning Coach Matthew Aldred and Director of Operations Jon D’Angelo for their commitment to the program. Coach Richey and Dan wrap up the segment with an overview of our VMI and UNCG games on the road. We hope you enjoy this episode of the ALLDIN podcast!
In Episode 25, Coach Richey and Dan recap our big win over Villanova! Coach then expresses the emotions that the team felt afterwards and goes into detail about what this win has done for our University and program as a whole. Coach Richey gives an update on our upcoming games and touches base on some of the records that have been broken here recently. We hope you enjoy this episode of the AllDIN podcast!
In Episode 24, Coach Richey and Dan begin with a recap of the big weekend that we had on the road as we defeated Loyola (Chi)! Coach then highlights the key plays and moments of the game and also gives his perspective on some of the decisions that were made throughout the game. The next topic is the upcoming schedule for this week as we take on Gardner Webb Tuesday at 7pm, North Greenville Thursday at 7pm, and the defending National Champions at Villanova on Saturday at 5pm. We look forward to your support in Timmons Arena for the upcoming season and we hope you enjoy this episode of the AllDIN podcast!