NYSEA 97 - Scott Laigo, President of Student Athletes Advocates (NCAA recruiting & eligibility)
President of Student Athletes Advocate Scott Laigo is my guest this week. Scott helps student-athletes and their parents navigate through the recruiting and NCAA eligibility process. Saadvocates.org is a non-profit organization that will help you navigate the system, scholarships, grades, and more. Scott and I discuss this past season in college football, and especially how the playoff system needs to be fixed and why. February 3rd is decision day for HS seniors, but the transfer portal is a new wrinkle that student-athletes and coaches now have to take into account. Transferring may sound like an opportunity, but be aware of the pitfalls that lay ahead. Larry Scott is out, but who’s in? We discuss why it’s imperative to get someone in as President sooner than later before certain opportunities are lost to other conferences. This spring the FCS will be playing, and local schools will be trying to complete a season. Can fall, winter, and spring sports all coexist? What health concerns may lie ahead, and whom does that burden fall on? It’s a great show with the former football coach. If you’re listening to a podcast we do this show live on YouTube and if you watched the show on YouTube be sure to check out other episodes on Apple, Spotify, iheart, and other podcast platforms. Thanks for listening. Music: Bensound
NYSEA 79 - College Football Weekly with guests coaches Dori Bennett & Scott Laigo
The Big Ten is back! What did we see? Just what you would expect for teams playing for the first time… The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Coaches Dori Bennett & Scott Laigo join NYSEA to discuss the weekend that was in College Football. - Indiana defeats Penn State for its first win in 33 years over a top 10 opponent. - Rutgers did something they haven’t done since 2004. Beat Michigan State. Common thread...head coach, Greg Schiano. - QBs Justin Fields & Redshirt freshman Graham Mertzhad a day to remember as they both we’re almost perfect as they led their teams (Ohio State & Wisconsin) to wins. - Dori debuts “Where’s my Dawgs at?” Dori looks back at Budda Baker’s journey from college to the pros. - We get into other conversations such as Hugh Freeze, Clemson, and more.
Coach Scott Laigo is the President and Founder of Student Athlete Advocates in Seattle, Washington. I'm proud to present his interview as our third "Special Feature" episode (E21), especially given the value this information provides to parents and athletes!Coach Laigo created Student Athlete Advocates based on his experiences as a Head HS Football Coach, after realizing the challenges faced by his players and parents! In this interview, we discuss a wide range of topics impacting today's high school athletes. Scott provides a very insightful walk through the recruiting process and offers advice and information not commonly discussed by teachers, coaches and guidance counselors.Regardless of where you're located, Student Athlete Advocates can provide advice and assistance. If you have questions or are struggling to find answers, I strongly recommend you contact them at one of the following...StudentAthleteAdvocates@gmail.comtwitter.com/SAAdvocatesfacebook.com/SAAdvocatesSeattleIntro music "Next Level" used under license by Composer Rujay Torres.
2019 Apple Cup - Guest Mario Bailey, Derek Sparks & Scott Laigo
It’s NYSEA Sports Talk Podcast episode #58. 2019 Apple Cup is here. Washington vs. Washington State and we’ve got guests to talk about this rivalry game. Huskies legend Mario Bailey joins us and shares with us some great memories. Including some players on The Cougars talking smack before the 1991 game. For the Cougars, 1994 Apple Cup MVP Derek Sparks joins in on the conversation. We talk about the schools' Rivalry, more important Cleats vs. Cancer. The 2nd annual charity HS All-Star game, supporting children with cancer. Also a friend of the show, and one of the coaches on the Huskies sideline for two of these Apple Cup games Scott Laigo, joins in on the rivalry. He also shares his thoughts after watching up close and personal last week on Ohio State and Defensive standout Chase Young. While they’re rivals on the field there’s nothing but love off of it. Happy Thanksgiving. It’s NYSEA Sports Talk episode 58 on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, SoundCloud and many more. Check us out.
Following what may have been the greatest Monday night football game in history!! Will and Juan were joined by Coach, Mentor, sports advocate Scott Laigo and local community advocate Saul Spady to discuss the intricacies of the modern passing game, the dynamic young QBs in the NFL and "What can defenses do?" to keep up. If the day was not big enough, the Seattle Mariners traded their ACE James Paxton to the NY Yankees bringing up the question: "What is the Mariners Philosophy?". A "LITTLE" in state rivalry game (hint: Apple Cup) is taking place in Pullman WA. this weekend. The discussion focused on the legacies of Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin and the "Mustache" that has taken over the Palouse. Laigo and Spady then discussed the IMPACT each is having in our local community speaking about their respective programs. Scott and his SAAAdvocates program that helps parents and student athletes through the eligibility, recruiting and financial aid process from D1 to NAIA. Saul and his incredible impact and mission to continue to help the homeless in Seattle. Already having raised an incredible amount of money and have helped so many. What a treat for NYSEA to have had these incredible people be a part of our show.