61 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Coaches Corner: Ron Ernst - Head Coach - Ripon College RedHawks
Our Host Jeff Dexter spends time with 𝗥𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗿𝗻𝘀𝘁 (Coach Ernst), 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 at 𝗥𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 discussing his early years of coaching as well as the RedHawks current season, which at the time was 7-0 heading into their week 8 of their Season. Coach Ernst also talks about his players what his experience has been since he took over the RedHawks program in 1991. In his last season, Coach Ernst has announced his retirement after the end of this year after 32 years of guiding the RedHawks and becoming the winningest Coach in Ripon Football History. We hope you enjoy this great show as we talk with a one the best D3 Football Coaches in the Country, Ron Ernst Head coach of the Ripon College RedHawks
79 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Eric McElroy - Strength Coach & Integrated Manual Therapist
Eric McElroy of Fly-Ryt Performance joins us at the County Pulse Podcast. Eric who owns Fly-Ryt Performance is one the premier Strength Coach's & integrated Manual Therapist whose methodology is not just unique but helps athletes at all levels of competition to make major gains in their physical, mental and performance level. Eric discusses how he became not just one of the Midwest's best Strength and Condition Coaches but one of the best in the Country. From world renown strength Coach, Charles Poliquin and Stephane Cazeaul, Strength Coach an founder of KILO Strength Society to Eric Cressey, New York Yankees organization as Director of Player Health and Performance, Eric has worked and learned from all of them Eric is a multi-faceted Strength and Conditioning Coach, who is well versed and titled as an Integrated manual therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Posture Pro Practitioner, Brain Coach Performance Certified, Micro-point specific (MPS) Practitioner, fas·ci·a Abrasion Technique Practitioner and is a Human Movement Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer from the Brookbush Institute as well as so much more. If you are concerned or interested as an athlete in making major gains on your specific sport, then Eric is the Strength and Conditioning Trainer you need. Our area is blessed to have Eric McElroy right here in our backyard to help our athletes to achieve the highest level of play they want to play at the next level. So whether you are in Grade School, High School, College or playing a professional sport, this podcast will help guide you to his amazing work.
108 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
Players to Watch - Volume #1
In the Premiere of our 2022 show titled Players to Watch Volume #1, Jeff and new Co-host Brandon discuss with PrepRedzone’s Illinois', Jordan Amaskane our first installment of High Schools and Players to watch this year. Look for our next installment as we progress through the season. Those players include: KANKAKEE: Jyaire “Suga” Hill - 2023 - ATH Tony Phillips Jr. 2023 - RB/LLR/LLBG/ LLGB | Karson King 2023 - RB/WR/ATH Steven Young - 2023 - OL/DL Marques Easley - 2024 - DE/TE/LT Naz Hill - 2023 - DB PEOTONE: Dawson Piper - 2023 - FB/LB Dylan Sroka - 2023 - RB/OLB Chase Rivera - 2025 - RB Alex Cardenas - 2023 - OL & DL Justin Amaskane - 2023 - OL/DL James Kuypers - 2023 - QB IROQUOIS WEST: Cannon Leonard - 2023 - OT Trystyn Schacht - 2023 - RB/LB Jace Pankey - 2024' - OT/DT John Ahlden - 2023 - RB/MLB BBCHS: Donnie Byrne - 2023 - LT/RG Ethan Kohl2024 - 2024 - QB Neal May Jr - 2023 - WR/DB/ATH Caleb Barclay - 2023 - ATH/WR/DB) Teagan Shear - 2023 - DE/OLB/RB Angel “AJ” Mancilla - 2024 - LB/ TE BISHOP MAC: Jeremy Allaway II (Deuce) 2023 - QB Jaydon Wright - 2024 - RB/LB/DE
104 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Coaches Corner: Jim Catanzaro - Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Associate Director of Athletics - Lake Forest College
Our Hosts Jeff & Brandon spend time with 𝗝𝗶𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘇𝗮𝗿𝗼, 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵/𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿/𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝘁𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 discussing his early years from a young football player to his current positions at Lake Forest College. Coach Catanzaro also speaks about the multiple titles and responsibilities he has including being a Member Board of Trustees at the American Football Coaches Association and being a important part of the rules committee for NCAA Division 3 Football. In addition Coach talks about recruitment of High School players and how to get on his recruitment radar screen and how to get knocked off of his radar screen. We also discuss last season and the Foresters trip to the NCAA D3 Playoffs. We hope you enjoy this great show with a great Coach and a great College, Lake Forest College.
98 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Coaches Corner: Jake Marshall - Associate Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator - Ripon College Football
Our Hosts Jeff & Brandon spend time with 𝗝𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗥𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 & 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 discussing the Coach his early years from High School to Ripon College today. In addition we discuss last season and what obstacles the Red Hawks faced as well as what is the upcoming 2022 season shaping up like. We also dive into the 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 for the 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗮𝘄𝗸 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 as well as 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺, 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘆𝘀𝘁 and why that is so important for incoming students and student athletes. We hope you enjoy this great show with a great Coach and a great College.
48 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Review of Week 5 Games & Discussion of Games Coming Up
Jeff and Jordan discuss some of last weeks match ups and some upcoming battles this week. They also discuss some of the Colleges and Universities that are interested and offered to local athletes.
50 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
𝑾𝒆 𝒑𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 - 𝑵𝒐𝒘 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕? 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒔 - 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 ”
In our latest Episode we discuss getting the basics down as you step into or step up your recruiting process, will go a long way. Players need to know, without these basics you recruitment can be really hampered. In this episode we discuss: - Twitter Profile Basics Name - Grad year - Position(s) - HUDL Link - Measurables (H,W,) - GPA - High School 2. - Do's and Don'ts of HUDL Highlights Short and Sweet Best Plays First Identify Yourself Best Plays First Aware of Coaches Time
53 minutes | May 24, 2021
What's Next After The Season is Over - Prepare for Recruiting
Now that the COVID Shorten IHSA Season is over, we focus on who we are related to Football and recruiting and get into what to be doing now that the Spring 2021 gridiron days are over for High School Players. We also discuss at length how players can maximize their recruiting exposure. You will discussion in this episode talk about College Coaches saying Do Not Pay for Recruiting and the YouTube Video of current Illinois football Head Coach Bret Bielema and current Penn State football Head Coach James Franklin. In this episode we discuss:- Background on Jordan and Jeff- Recruitment tips for 22s - 24s - D1 or bust? (Fact or Myth) - Camps/Showcase discussion Sponsored Product: Animal House - Monkey FeetYouTube Version of Show: What's Next After The Season is Over - Prepare for RecruitingImportant Links: Illinois PrepRedzone site Our Co-host: Jordan AmaskaneOur Host: The County Pulse PodcastCollege Coaches: Do Not Pay for Recruiting - Video
50 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Ron Ferrias from ELITE PT 1 on 1 Personal Training
Ron Ferrias of PT Elite - One-on-One Training joins us at the County Pulse Podcast to discuss about the PT Elite Personal Training and how his company and him and his certified Trainers help people and athletes keep in shape, lose weight, and for High School athletic prepare for their upcoming seasons and prepare to play at the next level of their sport.Ron speaks of how PT Elite is uniquely prepared to offer all residents and student athletes the necessary workout routine to achieve their goals in a timely manner by giving his clients shortened, intense workout periods that meets their needs and their busy schedules. If you are concerned about how to take that first step or the next level step to your fitness goals, then PT Elite is the place for you and your workout needs.
62 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Jeff Carodine from DatDamSmoke, LLC
Jeff Carodine of DatDamSmoke, LLC joins us at the County Pulse Podcast to discuss his full service BBQ/Smoking business that offers people who are having events where great food from ribs, to beef brisket to sides and everything you can think of is served. Whether it's a family get together with 25 people or a large event like family reunions or business lunches with 500 people, DatDamSmoke, LLC can accommodate your needs. Jeff not only talks bout his business but gets into the nitty-gritty of smoking and the foods that smokes and has provided to various groups and venues. DatDamSmoke, LLC can help businesses and people alike to enure that their gatherings are not only provided with great food, but unique homegrown eats and they are able to work with any business size and within any businesses budget. Jeff also speaks of his favorite charity March of Dimes and his College fraternity Iota Phi Theta that works to raise at least $60,000.00 a year for this great organization. You can also find out more information at DatDamSmoke, LLC Facebook page If you need a food vendor that provides great food at a great concerned about how you will make it thru these uncertain times and want to increase customer purchases of your product, this podcast is one you definitely want to listen to today.
77 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Jena Dudek - Head Girls Varsity Swim Coach - BBCHS
On This County Pulse Podcast episode, Jena Dudek Head Varsity Coach for BBCHS Swim and Dive Team. Coach Dudek shares with us her thoughts on where BBCHS Swim and Dive are at during these uncertain times and the Swim and Dive Team's upcoming season. Coach Dudek takes the time to talk about her time as a simmer in both high school and college. Jena also talks about the buildin blocks aof a great swimmer and what do up and coming swimmers should do to ensure that they are finding the sport they love. Thiele also talks about his time helping to lead the Raider to a State Championship in 2003. Jason also speaks of his time as a wide receiver at Olivet Nazarene University for two years before he eventually enlisted in the military, where he served from 2007-15. Coach Dudek also speaks about her favorite charity, American Cancer Society and why it is her selection and how people have been impacted in her life by cancer.
41 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Robert Dexter - Founder and CEO of DexTexting
Robert Dexter of Dextexting joins us at the County Pulse Podcast to discuss about the unique environment businesses find themselves in and the difficult challenges businesses are facing with the ongoing COVID-19. Robert discusses how a simple solution like Dextexting can not only help business keep their doors open and how to increase customer activities.Robert goes on to explain how Dextexting is uniquely situated to help business with customer activity but also how Dextexting is able to work with any business size and within any businesses budget. Thus, ensuring that increasing customer traffic it does negatively impact the business he is trying to help. If you are concerned about how you will make it thru these uncertain times and want to increase customer purchases of your product, this podcast is one you definitely want to listen to today.
53 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Zach Freeman - Player Spotlight - Owen Freeman 6' 8" Sophomore at BBCHS
Listen to Zach Freeman his career and to Join us in our first Player spotlight to discuss Owen Freeman, the 6' 8" Sophomore at BBCHS. In addition during the episode we discuss Zach's basketball career from High School to All American at Olivet University. Zach discusses his son, Owen Freeman, who is 6’ 8” Sophomore who played on varsity last year as a Freshman where he averaged 11.3 points per game, with 7.6 rebounds and had shot an impressive 68.2% from the field for the Boilermakers. During the episode Zach discusses the impact of COVID-19 on making sure Owen continues to practice away from BB and his teammates as well as any emotional impact the pandemic may have had or had not on Owen and the Freeman household. The discussion gives insight into not only how raising a young athletes with the physical attributes, mental attributes as well as ensuring to keep Owen's dream of playing basketball at the next level. Make sure you take the time to listen to this insightful discussion.
66 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Kurt Weigt - Kankakee Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
Kurt Weigt, Kankakee Girls Varsity Basketball Coach joins the show. Coach Weigt has been named the new Head Coach for the Lady Kays and will help lead the Kays to try and achieve an even better record and go farther this year than last year. Improving on a great record will be hard to do, but Coach Weigt thinks with some adjustments and toughing up the Lady Lays schedule with some top-notch large schools can help the Kay do just that. Kurt takes the time to talk with us about where he came from growing up and where he has been since his last coaching stint in Kankakee County. Coach provides an in-depth discussion on the strategies he believes are vital for his players both on and off the field. He also speaks of his favorite charity and why his choose, National Alliance on Mental Health. Take time to listen to this episode and hear from a great coach and great person to help appreciate what we have in our community and what we have to look forward to when it comes to our athletes.
64 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Matt Lemming of Lemming Prep Insider
On This County Pulse Podcast episode, Matt Lemming of Lemming Insider Prep offers FREE recruiting assistance and works with college Coaches to get High School Football players recruited to play at the College level joins the show. Matt shares what he offers to Student Athletes as well as how to go about the recruiting process. How does Matt do this without being paid? Matt gets paid by Colleges and Universities for his recruitment and evaluation of Illinois High School Players.Matt got his interest and start by following his Uncle Tom Lemming. Tom serves as the host of The Lemming Report on CBS Sports Network, the only national weekly high school football recruiting show. He is the editor of The Tom Lemming Prep Football Report, considered by many to be “the bible” of College Football recruiting. If you are parent of High School Football Player this is the episode you do not want to miss this episode and get all the information you need to increases your sons chances of being recruited to be able to play in College.
68 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Jason Thiele Head Varsity Coach for Iroquois West Football
On This County Pulse Podcast episode, Jason Thiele Head Varsity Coach for Iroquois West Football joins the show. Coach Thiele shares with us his thoughts on where Iroquois West Football is at and what he expects from his Raiders this year as well as the Raiders upcoming schedule Coach Thiele also talks about his time helping to lead the Raider to a State Championship in 2003. Jason also speaks of his time as a wide receiver at Olivet Nazarene University for two years before he eventually enlisted in the military, where he served from 2007-15. You will enjoy Coach Thiele's talk with us since he was selected as the school’s new head coach around the 3rd week of April this year while talking about a change in style for his team and what the players will bring to the field for parents and fans. Coach Thiele also reveals his favorite charity, Wounded Warriors Project and why and how it became his go to charity that supports our wounded Warriors. This is episode you do not want to miss. So, take some time to click on the podcast player above and enjoy our time tighter talking about a great school and great community.
59 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Jim Byrne - Kankakee County Board Member, (Libertarian) & Morning Co-Host on WKAN 1320
This County Pulse Podcast episode Jim Byrne –a Kankakee County Board member, Kankakee County Libertarian Party Chairman and Morning Co-Host on WKAN 1320 joins us. Jim talks about how he ended up here in Kankakee County, his constituents he represents in Board District 23. Jim speaks about what he has done on the Board and how he looks at politics today and how we could change the way we speak about the County and all of its positive attributes. Jim also talks about why he became a Libertarian and left the Republican party as well as making some waves with some of his former GOP politicians. This episode he also talks about the uniqueness of Libertarians on many views that make his party a much different type of party for voters to consider. Board member Byrne also tells us why his favorite charity is American Cancer Society.
67 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Andy Wheeler - Chairman Kankakee County Board
This County Pulse Podcast episode Andy Wheeler – Kankakee County Board Chairman will join us. Andy discusses his history of growing up here in Kankakee, his previous work that brought him to his current position which is County Board member in District 15 and County Board Chairman. Andy also speaks about not just changing the County fiscally which has been very impressive but working to changing the way people treat each other and how to work towards rebuilding a more cooperative and respectful culture for all Kankakee County Residents. Chairman Wheeler also discusses his goal as a person to work with Local Companies and Local Youth to provide them with the vision to see the opportunities beyond Kankakee County. His goal is to ensure that our young people have internships and opportunities with local companies and making sure the County and local municipalities provide the necessary tools to get accomplish those goals. All the while giving them not jut the dream of a college education but giving them the building blocks to accomplish that goal.
58 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Coach “Big Pete" Leinweber of Deep-Dish Football
This County Pulse Podcast episode is 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 "𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚" 𝙇𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙬𝙚𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡. Coach "Big Pete" is the publisher 6 of Deep Dish Football which highlights, interviews and promotes Illinois High School Student Athletes and creates Watch-lists, coverage of all Illinois Football and talks about various awards given during the High school season. Listen in as Big Pete gives his top Football Teams in every class from 1A up to 8A including local teams that are some of the top picks in their class as well as a review of all local teams in the area. You won't want to miss this podcast. Coach Big Pete discusses free recruiting for Football Players in Illinois and the reasons why parents and players you should never, ever pay for recruiting. He also talks about the things High School players need to do to increase their awareness among colleges and increase their chances of finding the right place to continue on with their Football career while obtaining their College degree.
66 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Devin Johnson - PT. 1 - Founder of All Love Basketball and Asst Basketball at Kankakee Community College (KCC)
Listen to Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Devin Johnson who is the Founder of All Love Basketball and Assistant Basketball coach at Kankakee Community College (KCC). Coach Johnson discusses Travel Basketball and building student athletes to be competitors on the basketball court both during AAU/Travel Basketball and then about those student athletes take those skills to their High school Teams. Part 1 breaks down lay of the land nationwide and Coach Johnson talks about the Travel Teams and a few players. We have broke the interview into 2 parts in some cases as The County Pulse Podcast Host and quests spend considerable time talking about each guest area of interest. Make sure you take the time after listening to this Podcast to take time to listen to Part 2 which will be available soon.Also Listen to the County Pulse on the following platforms:CastboxSpotifyApple (Apple can take 24 hrs to update)OvercastPodcast Addict and more.