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Create Your Shot

Chris Horwedel

Sports, Basketball, Nba, -- None --, Underdog Sports, The Underdog, Create Your Shot

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Overview

Create Your Shot is different look at the journey in sports from people who are at different parts of their professional journey. CYS shows people setting out with a career in sports as their goal that they are not alone and that there are people they can learn from and take advice from, while also enjoying the lighter side of the sports world. CYS can be found on twitter @CreateYourShot and Instagram @createyourshotpod and can be reached at [email protected]. For advertising opportunities on this show, or any of the other shows on our network, feel free to reach out to us at: [email protected]

178 Episodes

Create Your Shot: Fade Turkey and Pick Winners

Tyler, Smallz and Bart are back after the worst week of the year to get you back on track. Fades include the country of Turkey, Kobe Bryant and the New England Patriots. Records on the year: Tyler 16-9, Smallz 15-10, Bart 12-10-3: Total 43-29-3 = $1009 19:45: Picking Winners├âÔÇÜ├é

Transcribed - Published: 16 March 2023

Minisode: NBA Playoffs with TJ Dileo

As the NBA Playoffs start, Tyler and Smallz get TJ Dileo on to talk about the first round matchups. 76ers mania, Tyler's pessimistic views on the Wizards and the Spurs chances vs the Warriors are covered along with the other first round matchups. TJ can be found on Twitter @TDileo, Tyler is @CYSTyler and Smallz is @ChrisAngelos88.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2022

Best of CYS: Mo Massaquoi

The guys hit the gridiron this week and are joined by Mohamed Massaquoi, former Cleveland Browns and University of Georgia wide receiver. Currently a motivational speaker and entrepreneur in the Atlanta area, Mo talks about his HS, College and Pro career as well as going deep on his recent injury, his prosthetic hand and the philanthropic outlets he's gotten involved with since his surgery and rehab. A former second round pick in the NFL draft, Mo tells about athletes mindsets on and off the field as well as what coaching style worked the best on him during his playing career. He drops some financial knowledge on the guys and talks them through the best restaurants in Atlanta, GA. Mo can be found on Twitter and Instagram @Ironmassaquoi. 0:28 Tyler and Smallz Introduction 8:59 Mohamed Massaquoi joins CYS 11:20 Playing at Georgia and going through the recruiting process 19:10 Being a student athlete and dealing with the spotlight 26:30 The NFL draft process 30:54 Mohamed's accident and the impact it has had on him 34:50 Finding life after football while embracing new passions and outlets 39:59 Using his accident to help others 43:20 On athletes finding themselves during and after their career's 47:55 Exploring creative outlets and interests 52:42 Coach Speak â What type of coaching did Mo respond to 1:02:30 City Review â Atlanta, Georgia 1:06:13 Ten Touches 1:16:06 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2022

Create Your Shot: Kristen Lappas

Tyler and Smallz talk to Kristen Lappas of ESPN. Kristen is an Emmy award-winning producer on SC Featured after having spent the last six years working for College Gameday. A true shot creator, Kristen takes the guys behind the scenes at the World Wide Leader and talks about her rise at ESPN, her relationships with on-air talent, College Gameday traditions and what it's like to be a storyteller. 03:10: Tyler and Smallz Intro 10:05: Welcome Kristen 11:00: Kristen's past jobs at ESPN 12:08: Kristen's ESPN journey 14:00: Why Kristen wanted to get on Gameday and how she did it 16:47: The grind of media/coaching 18:20: Never looking at the clock during a shift at ESPN 18:55: Confidence in speaking to ESPN higher-ups and famous on-air talent 20:40: Young people having confidence in pitching ideas 22:12: Interacting with athletes at ESPN 22:53: Athletes transitioning to being in-front of the camera and relying on producers 24:30: TRACKBACK SMALLZ: Kristen growing up in a basketball family 26:18: Sports are the best stories, where Kristen's curiosity came from 27:32: What goes into producing a feature 28:50: Cultivating relationships for stories 31:45: Kristen's process when doing a feature with Tom Rinaldi 33:04: Doing the Arthur feature in Sweden 36:13: Finishing a feature after shooting 37:29: The ease of working with talent with Tom Rinaldi 39:58: Tom Rinaldi: The most interesting man in the world 41:57: Being a woman in media and growing in her role of being in charge 44:49: A moment in her career that changed how she managed people 49:30: The rise of social media and digital media 52:09: Kristen's role models 53:45: Kristen's career goals 57:20: Desean Jackson's ESPY's tweet 59:10: Lee Corso on College Gameday 1:02:10: Can Lee Corso get an elephant on College Gameday? 1:03:18: Is Smallz going to be Lee Corso? 1:03:30: City Review: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1:04:56: Tailgating on Shay Field 1:07:00: Tyler is bitter about Tennessee-Georgia 1:08:24: 10 Touches 1:08:50: Funniest on-air talent at ESPN 1:09:43: Traveling to Katmandu, Nepal 1:10:22: Favorite book 1:10:55: Favorite off-day activity 1:11:25: Kristen's Oscar Pick 1:12:09: What would you do if you weren't in sports 1:13:10: Craziest fan's in the country 1:13:39: South Carolina football fans > Clemson football fans 1:14:15: Best college gameday sign 1:15:10: Pre-show ritual 1:15:48: Best and Worst thing about living in NYC 1:16:25: Best food in the ESPN cafeteria 1:17:22: Best advice Kristen has ever received 1:19:10: Face-to-face with 19-year-old self

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2021

Create Your Shot: John Linehan

The guys get back on the hardwood with former Providence Friar and current Hartford assistant, John Linehan. One of the best defenders in NCAA history, John raps with the guys about his journey into coaching, his pro-career, playing AAU ball with Kobe Bryant and much more. Currently, John is the NCAA all-time leader in steals, sign this petition to get him into the Providence athletics HOF. 2:39: Tyler and Smallz Intro 3:40: Tyler butters up all the guests on CYS 6:05: "Secret Scrimmages": Understanding the hours of coaching 6:58: Tyler admits he was wrong about something for the second week in a row! 8:25: Sign the petition on change.org to get John Linehan in the Providence HOF 10:03: Welcome John Linehan 11:00: John's coaching journey 11:25: When did John decide he wanted to coach? 12:05: The transition from playing to being the low man on the totem pole 12:57: Staying humble and doing whatever it takes to get in the door 13:28: What is it like going to class and making no money after being a pro basketball player 14:45: John's start in the coaching world and meeting Tyler for the first time 16:25: Former players getting back into coaching and trying to get a job 17:28: What in John's background prepared him to be able to work/grind 17:50: What Chester, PA means to John 18:28: Is Jameer Nelson better than John at basketball 19:30: Fred Pickett: Former head coach at Chester 19:40: John's AAU team with Kobe Bryant and Rip Hamilton 20:00: John gets cold feet about going to Howard 21:10: How he convinced his Mom to let him go to prep school 21:50: Kids chasing their dreams and going to prep school. 22:53: John's playing career after college 24:10: NBA training camp and playing in the D-League 25:20: How tall John really is 26:03: Culture of being other places than Chester, PA 27:00: How John ended up at Winchindon School for Prep School 27:19: John doesn't know how to put his phone on silent x 2. 28:25: Living in the US without your family while trying to make it in coaching 30:00: John on working in college vs. the NBA 30:55: Shedding the title of being "just" a workout guy 32:04: Lloyd Pierce's impact on John's career 33:40: Learning from great basketball minds 34:09: Tyler drops a great interview tip while John's boss tries to get in touch with him 35:05: John's networking strategy: Be honest and open 35:57: Not having preconceived notions about working 37:05: John throws Tyler under the bus/Tyler's negativity 37:20: Tyler/John love fest continues 37:55: John is unreliable 38:10: John's ultimate career goals 39:05: Coach Speak 39:30: Tyler digs at Butch Jones again 39:40: Being a leader but not being a great player: Butch Jones quote 42:15: Young players that need to play: John Fox quote 42:40: John's experience with Ryan Gomes 44:45: City Review: Providence, Rhode Island 46:30: John doesn't drink and the podcast almost ends 47:20: 10 touches 47:35: Funniest teammate 48:10: Worst basketball travel experience 48:58: Toughest cover of John's career 49:28: Best part about living overseas 50:15: JOHN CAN'T BE A HEAD COACH 50:53: Create Your Shot book club 51:05: John calls out Bobby Jordan/Chester HS vs. Roman Catholic HS 52:25: Smallz tells a story from when he was 7 with perfect memory 52:50: Smallz argues with John about games John played in! 53:00: Tyler disses Lower Merion and drops some knowledge 54:00: John shares two AWESOME stories about Kobe Bryant: Featuring Tim Thomas 56:45: John's pregame routine 58:10: John is a terrible rebounder 59:00: 4 quarters in NCAA games and shorter shot clocks 59:40: Winning a state title at Chester, PA 1:00:10: Who would win at 1 on 1, John or Jameer 1:00:50: John on staying humble 1:01:26: Having no regrets/read more books 1:02:20: Is John going to get fired from big timing his head coach

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2021

Create Your Shot: Eric Hampford

The guys talk all things AAU hoops, scouting and event operations with Eric Hampford from future150.com. Eric is the GM and National Director of scouting for one of the fastest rising basketball media and event operations companies in the united states. 0:35 - Tyler Introduction 3:15 - Smallz and Tyler break down Eric's Interview 5:30 - Not going to college/doing what you want to do 7:45 - Smallz learns social media - Gregg Popovich and what separates scouts 9:45 - The importance of working with scouts and evaluators 12:10 - Being ready to take advantage of opportunities 14:35 - BOOK GIVEAWAY - RT podcast link, where did Chris Herren play college basketball? 16:00 - Welcome Eric Hampford 17:15 - What Future150 is, and what Eric does for them from an event and scouting standpoint 20:35 - Eric's past while trying to make it in scouting 23:50 - How to improve as a scout 26:40 - Focusing on and off the court when evaluating prospects 29:40 - Lonnie Walker and Nassir Little as young prospects 34:30 - Missing prospects and why it happens 39:10 - Dealing with coaches on both sides of the spectrum 43:00 - College coaches recruiting communications 44:05 - The craziness of AAU and youth basketball 45:30 - Tyler has nightmares about middle school basketball parents 47:30 - Eric/Tyler share funny AAU stories 51:12 - Writing a New York Times bestseller about AAU basketball 53:22: @AAUBingo and working to not show up on the account. 55:40 - TRACKBACK SMALLZ - What changes would Eric make to AAU basketball├é 57:00 - How Create Your Shot would allow college athletes to make money 59:01 - Tyler loves complaining about the NCAA├é 1:02:30: The Big Baller Brand and LaVar and LaMelo Ball 1:05:34 - Eric's ultimate career goals├é 1:08:10 - NEW SEGMENT - Rothstein's 1:08:37 - Zion Williamson 1:10:02 - Romeo Langford 1:10:35 - Mo Bamba 1:11:16 - Michael Porter 1:12:12 - Miles Bridges 1:12:30 - Who would Eric take number 1 overall in the NBA draft 1:15:10 - City Review - Charleston, SC├é 1:21:10 - Ten Touches├é 1:21:32 - Funniest interview 1:22:15 - Worst travel experience├é 1:22:59 - Craziest AAU event Eric has ever covered 1:23:58 - Favorite book and TV Show 1:24:25 - Best AAU matchup of all time 1:24:51 - First time Eric saw someone he knew was a pro 1:25:10 - Eric's hospitality room experience├é 1:26:22 - Best city for HS basketball talent 1:26:40 - Best and worst thing about planning a wedding 1:28:10 - TRACKBACK ERIC!!! - Damontrae Jefferson├é 1:29:10 - Best advice you've ever been given 1:30:10 - Face-to-face with 18-year-old self 1:30:50 - Fomobia rears its ugly head 1:33:35 - Get in touch with Eric for advice, [email protected] and @F150Eric on twitter

Transcribed - Published: 10 March 2021

Create Your Shot: Dwayne Killings

On the 10th episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler welcome on Dwayne Killings aka DK, assistant basketball coach for the UCONN Huskies. The guys talk all things networking and relationships and listen to DK talk about creating looks for others as well as how he handled his journey. A fast riser in the world of college basketball, DK has worked in the NBA, the America East, Atlantic-10 and AAC in the last ten years.├é 0:44 - Tyler and Smallz Intro - 10th Episode Hype - Networking and Relationships 6:45 - Bonus Create Your Shot episodes├é 8:01 - Welcome Dwayne Killings├é 8:46 - DK is fluent in coach speak├é 9:20 - DK's journey in basketball├é 11:00 - How relationships guided his journey├é 14:17 - Taking chances and how DK networks 16:15 - Helping others connect and staying in touch with contacts 17:30 - Making time for people 19:00 - DK "How You?" - On checking in 20:45 - The difference between levels of college basketball├é 25:20 - Developing your coaching acumen, how to get better at "Xs and Os" 27:15 - Tyler gets called out├óÔéČ┬ŽGetting comfortable in your own skin, while working for different personalities├é 28:40 - Stepping out of your comfort zone and owning your actions and doubts 31:05 - DK's playing career and understanding player relationships.├é 33:20 - Balancing family and work├é 36:06 - Is DK part of the CrossFit cult? 36:44 - Being able to disconnect├é 39:20 - Ultimate career goals├é 41:38 - Coach Speak├é 42:00 - Pat Chambers on staying in the moment 45:30 - Goalsetting as a team and coach 48:05 - JB Bickerstaff on respecting the game of basketball├é 51:02 - City Review: Amherst, MA - DK's hometown├é 52:40 - Does DK shave his head with a Mach 3 or Dollar Shave Club. #FreeAds 54:10 - DK humblebrag - Sometimes he eats vegan 55:30 - Tyler and DK's intramural basketball championship meltdown. 57:54 - Ten Touches 58:01 - Funniest player DK has ever coached 58:27 - Olean, NY├é 59:04 - Favorite book and TV Show├é 1:00:00 - The Dwayne Killings State Farm Insurance Agency 1:00:57 -Lavar Ball is back! 1:02:33 - Offensive goaltending and uniform rules in basketball globally 1:03:52 - Favorite and least favorite practice drill.├é 1:04:40 - Pregame routines 1:05:45 - Smallz and DK think Tyler is high maintenance├é 1:07:30 - Best basketball recruiting area 1:08:18 - Temple vs. Indiana in the 2013 NCAA tournament├é 1:10:05 - Respecting the game and how to learn from it.├é 1:12:38 - Preparing for the moment prior to the actual game or situation 1:13:40 - Parting Shots 1:13:45 - Valuing people and the impact of DK's father on his live and personality 1:15:01 - Face-to-Face with your 18 years old self - Getting comfortable being uncomfortable├é 1:17:20 - Taking pieces from all of coaches careers 1:17:45 - Network with the right purpose

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2021

Best of CYS: Mike Dunn

Smallz and Tyler welcome on Professional Shooting Coach, Mike Dunn this week. Mike is a former player at Philadelphia University the best shooter in the history of the program. Mike goes into his journey, whether shooters need to play defense, the proper way to shoot a basketball and much more. Mike can be found on Instagram raining jumpers and shooting trick shots @seemikedunn and online at seemikeshoot.com 0:28 -- Tyler and Smallz intro 7:17 -- Intro to Mike Dunn 9:59 -- Mike's evolution with social media and building a brand 13:15 -- Journey in basketball and Mike's college career 19:10 -- HOW TO SHOOT 22:24 -- working with struggling shooters 25:30 -- Mike on Ben Simmons and other pro shooters 28:00 -- Life changing moment in Mike's life 33:27 -- Inspirational mentors 36:51 -- Building the brand 38:55 -- Ultimate career goals and the next steps 42:00 -- Coach Speak├âÔÇÜ 53:50 -- City Review - Manayunk, PA 1:00:29 -- Ten Touches 1:07:43 -- Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 8 October 2020

Best of CYS: Sam Vecenie

This week Tyler and Smallz welcome on the most junior, senior writer at The Athletic, Sam Vecenie. Sam joins the guys to talk about his career, this season in college basketball, the NBA draft and even some Australian rules football. Sam gets into his draft sleepers, compares players in Tyler's favorite segment, Rothstiens and takes Smallz on a tour of Columbus, OH. The guys even talk Lavar Ball since CYS is desperate for clicks. Sam can be found on Twitter @sam_vecenie. :29: Tyler and Smallz intro 8:21: Intro to Sam Vecenie 10:56: daily schedule 12:12: Sam getting his start 17:46: Writing his way, carving a niche 20:21: Stats In context 23:52: Genesis of love for the game 26:10: Twitter Networking 29:58: Industry Networking 37:32: Draft class thoughts 41:35: Sleepers in the draft 46:45: Ultimate career goals 48:44: Rothstein's: Collin Sexton, Jalen Brunson, Robert Williams, Trae Holder, Chimezi Metu 54:10: City review: Columbus, OH 59:12: Ten Touches 1:22:46: Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 1 October 2020

Best of CYS: Mark Titus

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz chat with Mark Titus of Fox Sports. They discuss Mark's time at Ohio State, how he started club trillion, why he has the career he does now and so much more. They also dive into Mark's history with depression and self-care and how important it is for athletes. For more episodes like this check out Create Your Shot on apple pods and follow Createyourshot on Twitter. Mark can be found on Twitter @clubtrillion and heard on his show "Titus and Tate"

Transcribed - Published: 24 September 2020

Best of CYS: Julianne Viani

This week Julianne Viani joins Create Your Shot. The former MAAC HOF basketball player and current college basketball analyst with ESPN, CBS Sports, Big10 network, Pac12 and NextVR talks about her college career at Marist, playing in the NCAA tournament, playing overseas in Armenia and making her career as a sportscaster. The guys ask Julianne which coaching style worked for her and how she deals with coaches during her time with them before games, and Julianne takes the guys through Manhattan, NY during the city review. Julianne can be found on Twitter @JulianneViani.

Transcribed - Published: 17 September 2020

Best of CYS: Courtney Lyle

This week the guys are joined by Courtney Lyle, an absolute rising star in the play-by-play industry. Courtney can be heard on ESPN, The SEC Network and Friday Night Stripes where she does play-by-play for football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Courtney joins the guys for an awesome talk about her work experience, her lack of sleep, the best restaurants in Knoxville and what it's like covering college football in a rabid football town! This weeks coach speak features Butch Jones and the city review is Knoxville, TN. Courtney can be found on Twitter @Sportney_Lyle :29 Smallz and Tyler Introduction 5:26 Smallz makes his return to coaching! 15:27 Courtney Lyle joins CYS 19:00 How Courtney decided she wanted to get into sports broadcasting 25:32 Internships and jobs that Courtney did to gain experience 28:42 Courtney's first full time job in Macon, GA 36:33 Covering big time college football at Tennessee and Butch Jones stories 45:38 Friday Night Stripes and how Courtney has carved out a niche in high school football 48:05 Overcoming challenges as a woman in media 58:40 Coach Speak â Butch Jones 1:02:48 City Review â Knoxville, TN 1:07:00 Ten Touches 1:12:24 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 10 September 2020

Best of CYS: Chris Spatola

This week on Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Chris Spatola from ESPN to talk some college hoops. Chris, a former West Point PG and Lieutenant in the Army, talks about his career in the military, working on staff at Duke, having dinner with Jay Bilas and gives his thoughts on the current college basketball season! This week's city review is Durham, NC and Coach Speak features a quote from Chris himself. Chris can be found on Twitter @Chris_Spatola. :29 Tyler and Smallz Introduction 10:17 Chris Spatola joins Create Your Shot 16:30 Challenges of playing at West Point and lessons from the Army 21:04 Post-Grag Active Duty 26:50 Coming back from the military and joining the staff at Duke 32:48 Being Coach K's son-in-law and winning a national title in 2010 40:11 Transitioning out of coaching 43:52 Building a career in media 46:25 Current college basketball story lines 55:00 Coach Speak â Chris Spatola on the NCAA Investigation 1:00:36 City Review â Durham, NC 1:07:32 Ten Touches 1:24:10 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 3 September 2020

Best of CYS: Jaymee Sire

Jaymee Sire drops into the studio this week to talk the Tyler and Smallz about her career and what she is currently doing with the food network. We talk her journey to ESPN, the competition in the broadcast industry, getting laid off in the public eye and her current role with The Food Network and her advice for young journalists. Coach speak this week features CYS favorite Mike Leach and the city review is Jaymee's hometown of Great Falls, MT. Jaymee can be found on Twitter @Jaymee and on Instagram @Jaymeesire├âÔÇÜ :29 Tyler and Smallz Introduction 8:18 Jaymee Sire joins CYS 15:25 Making the jump to major media markets 22:15 Transitioning to ESPN 27:50 Making life changing career choices and the competition at ESPN 35:06 Getting laid off at ESPN 44:50 Jaymee's work with the food network 55:10 What is next for Jaymee 1:00:13 Coach Speak ├â┬ó Mike Leach 1:03:55 City Review ├â┬ó Great Falls, MT 1:11:00 Ten Touches 1:25:16 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 27 August 2020

Best of CYS: Peyton Siva

This week Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Peyton Siva of ALBA Berlin. Peyton talks about his overseas career, college career at Louisville, recruiting process and winning a national championship. This weeks coach speak features Rick Pitino and the city review is Louisville, KY. Peyton can be found on Twitter @PeypeySiva3 and @PeyPeySiva on Instagram. :27 Tyler and Smallz Introduction 8:55 Peyton Siva joins Create Your Shot 16:14 The recruiting process in and going to Louisville 22:00 Waiting his turn as a freshman and crying on the court 28:16 Being on the wrong side of a buzzer beater in the NCAA tournament 31:01 Building chemistry on a national championship team 33:34 The Louisville - Kentucky Rivalry 38:47 Peyton's time in The NBA and D-league 44:00 The difference between basketball in the US and Overseas 48:55 Coach Speak â Peyton Siva 54:50 Story Time â Rick Pitino cliches and treadmills 59:10 City Review â Louisville, KY 1:06:03 Ten Touches 1:17:50 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 20 August 2020

Best of CYS: Eagle Witt

Smallz and Tyler are joined by Eagle Witt, one of the fastest rising stand-up comics in New York. Eagle joins the guys to talk about his new podcast, Hangtime, his career in comedy, learning to not fear the stage, working through sets and much much more. Eagle takes the guys through the New York Comedy scene in this weeks city review and goes through ten touches and parting shots. Eagle can be found on Instagram @EagleWitt and Twitter @EagleWitt. He wants you to know his Instagram is better than his Twitter. :30 Tyler and Smallz Introduction 13:15 Eagle Witt joins Create Your Shot 15:51 Building a profile in comedy 18:52 Hard work in stand-up comedy 21:10 Perfecting your craft and dealing with bombing 27:07 Ultimate career goals 30:50 Performing in the Comedy Cellar and appreciating success 33:25 Being broke and staying focused 37:00 Politics in comedy and Kevin Hart 41:30 Hangtime podcast on Underdog Sports 45:02 City Review ├óÔéČÔÇŁ New York City Comedy Scene 50:02 Ten Touches 56:14 Parting Shots

Transcribed - Published: 6 August 2020

Create Your Shot: The Scheme

On this weeks special episode the guys are joined by TJ Dileo of Telekom Bonn, and formerly the Temple Owls, to discuss The Scheme! The Scheme details the FBI case against Christian Dawkins and college basketball coaches and breaks down how and why things happened the way they did. The guys go through the two hour HBO special and talk about what made sense, what didn't make sense and who was right and wrong. Follow TJ on Twitter @TDileo and follow the show @Createyourshot or shoot us an email at [email protected].

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2020

Create Your Shot: TJ Tibbs

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by TJ Tibbs. TJ is in his third year as the head men's basketball coach at the College of Staten Island. Tibbs talks through his past 3 seasons, his career at CSI and how he ended up back at his alma mater. We talk about the transition that CSI will be making from Division 3 to Division 2 and how that changes coaching styles and recruiting philosophies! This weeks coach speak features Evan Turner and the city review is Staten Island, NY. Follow TJ on Twitter @TJTibbs!

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2020

Create Your Shot: David Muchnick

On this weeks Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz welcome on David Muchnick of the NYU Violets out of the UAA conference. They discuss his first season as an assistant at NYU, how to integrate yourself on a new staff and how to recruit for your current head coach. They then discuss his time as the head coach of Maine Maritime Academy and his time as an assistant at Merchant Marine Academy and the challenges that go into coaching at service academies. This weeks city review is Greenwich Village, NY and the PLAYER speak features Cam Davis from Navy. Follow David on Twitter @CoachMuchnick

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2020

Create Your Shot: Sean Clores

After a brief hiatus the guys are back with Sean Clores of the CCNY Beavers. First the guys talk about all of the cancellations of conference and NCAA tourneys and Smallz gives his perspective as a coach whose team was about to play in the Division 2 tournament. They then welcome Sean on to talk about his experience as a first year head coach. They cover topics like planning for a rebuild, learning from other coaches and building genuine relationships through camps and other work opportunities. This weeks coach speak features Buzz Williams and the city review is Astoria, Queens. Follow Sean on Twitter @Sean_Clores

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2020

Create Your Shot: Dale Wellman

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler welcome on Dale Wellman, Head Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan in the ARC Conference. They start the episode by celebrating Smallz 30th birthday party and recapping the Jefferson Rams 16 game win streak. They then welcome on Dale Wellman to talk about his coaching journey, including winning the 2018 national title and the 2018 NABC D3 national coach of the year award. They cover him getting the job at Nebraska Wesleyan, his recruiting philosophy, how he got into coaching and more. For the second straight week, city review is in Lincoln, NE and coach speak features a CYS favorite, Dabo Swinney. Follow NW on twitter @NWU_Basketball.

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2020

Create Your Shot: Trevor Johnson

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler welcome on Trevor Johnson, the head coach of the Buena Vista Beavers. They talk with Trevor about his first year as a head coach, the process of getting his current position, his interview experience and how he prepared. They also talk about the swings of being a head coach, winning and losing streaks and what its like to be the primary decision maker on the sideline. This weeks coach speak features Eric Musselman and the city review is Lincoln, NE. You can follow Trevor on Twitter @BVU_Basketball.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2020

Create Your Shot: Scott Bittner

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Scott Bittner, the head coach of the Stockton College Ospreys. Scott joins to talk about his coaching career including working for a legend, being an assistant on a national runner up team and being elevated to associate head coach and the roles that came with it. Also covered is Scott's time as a player at Wheeling Jesuit where he was a division II hall of famer and how he got into coaching following his college career. This weeks coach speak features Jeff Capel and the electric city review is of The Jersey Shore. Scott can be found on Twitter @Scottabittner!

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2020

Create Your Shot: Mike MacDonald

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler chat with Mike MacDonald of the Daemen College Wildcats out of the ECC! Mike is in his twenty second season as a head coach with previous stops at Canisuis and Medaille. Mike talks about getting his start in coaching, suffering a team tragedy and working his entire life in the greater Buffalo area. We also talk through transitioning a team from NAIA to division II and his current team at Daemen. This weeks city review is Buffalo, NY and coach speak features a quote from Buffalo University head coach, Jim Whitsell. Follow Mike on Twitter @DaemenMBB!

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2020

Create Your Shot: Chris Kraus

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Chris Kraus, the head coach of the Stonehill Skyhawks out of the Northeast 10 conference. Kraus talks about his journey in coaching, from his time as a player at Stonehill to returning as an assistant and finally to his years as the head coach. Krause, the first Canadian born NCAA basketball head coach, talks about the grassroots basketball system in Canada as well as his time as a player growing up. Coach speak this week features Mick Cronin and the city review is Boston, MA. Follow Chris on Twitter @CoachChrisKraus!

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2020

Create Your Shot: Nick Nichay

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Nick Nichay, head coach of the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats. They talk about Nick taking over for the winningest division 3 coach of all time in Glenn Robinson, getting a late start on this season and how he's changed the most in his time at Franklin and Marshall. They also discuss his time at Lemoyne University and Hartwick College and his time as a manager at Rutgers. This weeks coach speak features Carolina Panther's Head Coach, Matt Rhule and the city review is Lancaster, PA. Follow the Diplomats on Twitter @FandmMBB.

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2020

Create Your Shot: Brandon Linton

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz talk with Brandon Linton, the head men's basketball coach at Nichols College. Brandon talks about his playing career and coaching career at Clarkson, coaching at West Point and the interview process to get the job at Nichols. We also go through techniques to prepare yourself for head coaching jobs, best ways to break into the biz and Brandon tells a crazy story about how he ended up in coaching in the first place. Coach speak this week features Dabo Swinney and Lane Kiffin and the city review is Dudley, MA. Follow Brandon Twitter @Coach_Linton!

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2020

Create Your Shot: Josh Merkel

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Josh Merkel, Head Coach of the Randolph Macon Yellow Jackets. Josh stops by to talk about his path in coaching, from his playing days at Salisbury to working for John Beilein at West Virginia, to his time as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky. We then discuss how he got the head job at his alma mater and then his now job at Randolph-Macon five years ago. We discuss tips for interviewing and tips for young coaches trying to break in. This weeks city review is Ashland, VA and coach speak features Chris Beard! Follow Josh on Twitter @JoshMerkel4

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2019

Create Your Shot: Jordan Fee

On this weeks episode of Createyourshot, Tyler and Smallz talk with Jordan Fee. Jordan is an assistant coach of the Nova Southeastern Sharks, the defending champions of the Sunshine State Conference and currently the 5th ranked division II team in the country. They talk with Jordan about his journey in coaching, his own playing career from prep school to division I and then to division II, coaching an incredibly difficult system and what his ultimate career goals are. This weeks coach speak features Baylor football coach, Matt Rhule and the city review is sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Follow Jordan on Twitter @CoachJordanFee!

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2019

Best of CYS: Landry Kosmalski

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz banter about Smallz' pregame routine before his game on Thursday night, talk about the Centennial conference being the best conference in Division III and throw it back to one of their best interviews with Landry Kosmalski, whose Swarthmore team is currently leading the centennial conference and ranked as the number one team in Division III by D3hoops.com. The coach-speak in this episode features Matt Painter and the city review is the Main Line in Pennsylvania. Follow Swat hoops on Twitter @SwatMBasketball!

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2019

Create Your Shot: Ryan Nemetz

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz chat with their old buddy, Ryan Nemetz. Ryan coaches Cardinal O'Hara in the Philadelphia Catholic league and is entering his second year. The guys touch base with Ryan on what went right and wrong in his first year, how to build relationships with players, handling the maturity gap between players and managing all levels of your program. They also talk a little about this years Philadelphia 76ers and Smallz gives his prediction for Thursday night football!

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2019

Create You Shot: Thanksgiving Winners!

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz welcome back old friend Bart to the show for some thanksgiving football picks. The guys open the show by talking through The Philadelphia Eagles struggles, if the Jaguars would trade Carson Wentz for Nick Foles and if Jason Garrett is the worst coach in the NFL. Then Tyler talks about watching Smallz coach this past weekend and the cluster that is Division two officiating crews and finally the guys give you 15 football picks for this Thanksgiving weekend!

Transcribed - Published: 26 November 2019

Create Your Shot: College Hoops with Kevin Sweeney

On this weeks episode of Create You Shot, Tyler and Smallz welcome on Kevin Sweeney of CBB Central to talk the early goings on in the college basketball season. Kevin talks about Florida's early season struggles, some takeaways from the first three weeks of the season, if any team is good before going into some mid-majors. We talk about which Mid-Majors will make you money on Bovada, which coaches Kevin makes a habit to watch and how Kevin's early career misses have led him to adapt his process for predictions. Finally we get Kevin's final four and have the much anticipated return of Rothstein's! Kevin can be found on Twitter @CBB_Central and his podcast is CBB_Central on The Underdog Sports podcast network!

Transcribed - Published: 19 November 2019

Create Your Shot: Mike McGarvey

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz check back in with Mike McGarvey, the head coach of the Lycoming Warriors. Mike was on the show back in Episode 54 while he was an assistant at Colgate so the guys catch up to speed on how his first year as a head coach went. They discuss his interview process, why Lycoming was the job for him to take, what it was like watching Colgate make the NCAA tournament and win The Patriot League and much more. They also dive into some deeper topics like substitution patterns, how to make pick-up more competitive and what is a large enough sample to determine if your scheme is working or not. You can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeMcGarvey_ and Lycoming @LycomingHoops!

Transcribed - Published: 12 November 2019

Create Your Shot: Jim Fenerty

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Jim Fenerty of Temple Men's basketball stops by for his second chat with Smallz and Tyler. Tyler and Smallz start off talking about the National's world series win, what its like to be an adult and have to skip big moments, discuss daylight savings time and then kick it over to Jim. Jim talks to us about getting a new job at Temple, what it was like leaving Lafayette after five years, what he learned from Fran O'Hanlon and more. They also discuss Temple's opening season win over Drexel, how Jim prioritizes his day between recruiting and scouting and if he is too nervous to sit back and enjoy his life. Follow Jimmy on Twitter @TU_CoachFen and follow Smallz and Tyler @ChrisAngelos88 and @CYSTyler.

Transcribed - Published: 5 November 2019

Special Edition: World Series Analytics

On a special edition of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz talk about Tyler going to game 5 of the world series and finding out Max Scherzer wasn't going to start, then talk about scouting and analytics in basketball and finish off by talking about self-scouting during the season. Follow Smallz and Tyler on twitter @Createyourshot!

Transcribed - Published: 29 October 2019

Create Your Shot: Aaron Toomey

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Aaron Toomey. Aaron is the interim head coach of the Amherst Mammouths and is filling in this season while HOF coach David Hixon takes a sabbatical. Aaron talks about his playing career being cut short, being 2-time division national player of the year, filling in for an 800 game-winner and much more! This week's city review is Amherst, MA and coach speech features Davey Martinez and CYS favorite, Will Muschamp. Follow Aaron on Twitter @CoachA2Me.

Transcribed - Published: 22 October 2019

Create Your Shot: Stephen Griffin

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Stephen Griffin of the Gannon Golden Knights. Stephen talks with the guys about his first year as an assistant coach, what Erie is like as a basketball town, running your own race and what it was like playing for Smallz. This week's coach speak features CYS favorites Mike Gundy and John Calipari and the city review is Erie, PA. Follow Stephen on Twitter @CoachSGriff3.

Transcribed - Published: 15 October 2019

Create Your Shot: Jean Bain

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Jean Bain, the Head Coach at Brandeis University. Jean talks with the guys about his playing career, his first year at Brandeis, getting a job on October 1st and being an associate head coach at two different Ivy league schools. This week's city review is Waltham, MA and coach speak features South Carolina football coach, Will Muschamp. Follow Jean on Twitter @JFBAIN5.

Transcribed - Published: 8 October 2019

Create Your Shot: Adam Gordon

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Chris and Tyler are joined by Rising Coaches Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Gordon for a long talk about coaching. Adam is a former assistant at SEMO and staffer at Mississippi St, Clemson, Northern Colorado and has a wealth of knowledge on breaking into the industry. We talk to him about Rising Coaches and what their organization does, the new membership features and happiness in coaching! This weeks coach speak features Mike Leach and the city review is Cape Girardeau! Adam can be found on Twitter @CoachAdamGordon and Rising Coaches is @RisingCoaches. Any other information can be found on their website, risingcoaches.com.

Transcribed - Published: 1 October 2019

Create Your Shot: Bryan Weber

On this week's Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Bryan Weber, the associate head coach at Stony Brook University. Bryan is entering his fourth season, fresh off a promotion and chats his role on staff, how he provides value and taking a role at Hoop Group in lieu of a coaching position. This weeks coach speak features Jim Larranaga and the city review is Long Island, NY. Bryan can be found on Twitter @Coach_Weber!

Transcribed - Published: 24 September 2019

Create Your Shot: Trey Meyer

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Trey Meyer, assistant coach at Presbyterian College. The guys talk with Trey about his path in coaching, going from a GA to assistant coach, starting Rising Coaches, how to bounce back after being let go and balancing work and family. This weeks coach speak features Dino Babers and the city review is Greenville, SC. Trey can be found on Twitter @CoachTreyMeyer and follow Rising Coaches @RisingCoaches.

Transcribed - Published: 17 September 2019

Create Your Shot: Mike Makubika

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Mike Makubika, the associate head coach of the Florida Southern Mocs! Mike talks about how he got into coaching, being part of a 15 win turnaround at two separate schools, working as a manager for Jim Boeheim and we debate the food in the Northeast vs. the south. This weeks city review is Tampa, FL and Coach speak features Jim Boeheim. Mike can be found on Twitter @CoachMikeMak

Transcribed - Published: 10 September 2019

Create Your Shot: Foreign Tours with Matt Goldsmith

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, the guys are joined by Matt Goldsmith of The College of New Jersey. Matt, now a recurring guest, talks with the Smallz and Tyler about his team's foreign tour to Italy. They discuss how he structured practice, what days in Italy were like and the importance of a foreign tour in terms of building culture. This weeks coach speak features Mike Dunlap and the city review spans all of Italy and hits Rome, Florence, and Venice. Follow Matt on Twitter @CoachMGoldsmith.

Transcribed - Published: 3 September 2019

Create Your Shot: Andre Cook

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Andre Cook of the St. Edwards Hilltoppers! Andre talks about how he went from a HS assistant principal to JUCO HC, winning 30 games last season, what its like to win a national coach of the year honor and goes over his networking philosophy. This weeks coach speak features Joe Maddon and the city review is Austin, TX. Andre can be found on Twitter @CoachAndreCook.

Transcribed - Published: 27 August 2019

Create Your Shot: Sean Coffey

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz welcome Sean Coffey onto the show. Sean is the head coach of the Utica Pioneers and is entering his fourth seasons as the Pioneers head man. They talk about his thoughts on coaching and networking, share a few stories of his time playing in Ireland and talk about the best ways to build genuine relationships with your players. This weeks coach speak features ESPN analyst, Jay Bilas and the city review is Utica, NY. Sean can be found on Twitter @CoachSeanCoffey!

Transcribed - Published: 20 August 2019

Create Your Shot: Marcus Kahn

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz are joined by Marcus Kahn, the head coach of the Mary Washington Eagles. Marcus talks with the guys about building a national championship contender at Cabrini, taking on a new challenge at Mary Washington and how he got into coaching in the first place. This weeks city review is Fredricksburg, VA and coach speak features Kirby Smart! Follow Marcus on Twitter @Coach_Kahn.

Transcribed - Published: 13 August 2019

Create Your Shot: Bill Morosco

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler are joined by Bill Morosco, the Head basketball coach at Independence community college. Bill talks about getting the job at the school famous for Last Chance U, his coaching journey, his stops in Division I, II and Juco and how he decided to get into coaching. This weeks coach speak features John Calipari and the city review is Independence, KS. Follow Bill on Twitter @BillMorosco.

Transcribed - Published: 6 August 2019

Create Your Shot: Abe Woldeslassie

On this weeks episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz welcome on Abe Woldeslassie of Macalaster College. They talk about how he got the head job at his alma mater, his tips for interviewing, why Minnesota is the most under recruited state in the country and Abe shares some stories about his time at Davidson and Siena. This weeks coach speak features Herm Edwards and the city review is not just one city but The Twin Cities. Abe can be found on Twitter @AbeWoldeslassie!

Transcribed - Published: 30 July 2019

Create Your Shot: Adam Van Zelst

On this week's episode of Create Your Shot, Tyler and Smallz talk with Adam Van Zelst, the new head coach of the Arcadia Knights. Adam talks about his first week on the job, his journey to getting this role and what it was like working and playing in the same place for 12 years. This weeks coach speak features Dabo Swinney and Gregg Popovich and the city review is Reading, PA. Adam can be found on Twitter @Avanzelst10.

Transcribed - Published: 23 July 2019

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