On this podcast, the legendary Jack Park shares his personal stories about meeting Woody Hayes for the first time, the greatest Ohio State football team he has ever seen, and how Lou Holtz hired Urban Meyer. Hope you enjoy this episode of Tell Us a Good Story.
Episode 51 - Xichigan Preview & Jack Park Interview
The OHIO Podcast
We preview The Game against Meatchicken, we discuss Ohio State moving back into the top spot in the Playoff Rankins, and we also give our predictions on this weekends big games in college football. Plus, Ohio State Historian Jack Park joins the podcast for an exclusive interview.
Ep. 75 - Jack Park & Maureen Zappala: Writing Buckeye Reflections
Change Your Mindset
What do a cow, a snapping turtle, and a goat have in common? Ohio State Football (really, we’re not kidding)! This is just one of the fascinating anecdotes you’ll find in the new book Buckeye Reflections: Legendary Moments from Ohio State Football. We’ve talked to both Jack Park and Maureen Zappala on previous episodes of the podcast (episode 13 and episode 39, respectively), but today they’re joining us together to discuss their two-and-a-half year journey co-writing Buckeye Reflections. Even if you’re not a football fan, I think you’ll enjoy the work they’ve done and the stories they’ve uncovered while developing the book. You can download the first chapter for FREE by going to BuckeyeReflectionsBook.com. “Games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage, but it’s the stories of the people that really make the legacy.” –Maureen Zappala Resources: Buckeye Reflections: Legendary Moments from Ohio State Football Learn more about Brutus Mascot Camp -- Production & Development for Improv Is No Joke by Podcast Masters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 13 - Jack Park: Certified Speaking Professional, Corporate Advisor, Football Radio Commentator & Best-Selling Author
Change Your Mindset
I’m really excited to sit down and talk with Jack Park, Certified Speaking Professional, Corporate Advisor, Football Radio Commentator and Best Selling Author. He has some powerful thoughts about what makes a good leader, plus a bunch of fun stories about football history. Jack formed the business Financial Insights more than 20 years, which does leadership training for corporations and associations across the country. For the past 38 years, he has been a radio commentator for Ohio State Football, with weekly and daily segments when the Buckeyes are in season. About 10 years ago, Jack married his two passions, football and leadership training, and he created The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches. It is a leadership program that explains how to develop leadership within an organization or association based upon what made the greatest football coaches of all time so successful. “With almost no exceptions, the great coaches were great coaches because they were even greater leaders than they were coaches.” Jack wraps up his leadership course, The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches, by highlighting five coaches: Woody Hayes – What we can learn from Coach Hayes is that you will get to a place in life where you can look back and say, “Gee, I’ve been able to accomplish a fair amount, and I’d sure like to thank those people that helped me get where I am. While you can’t always thank the people that helped you, you can pay it forward. Knute Rockne – “Rockne is the type of guy you want to learn a lot about to help create a new industry.” He helped create American Football, and he teaches us that, “Whatever stage we are within the business world, we can enhance that by looking into the future.” Vince Lombardi – Organizations often try to do too many things. Lombardi’s basic philosophy was to focus on what they could do best, and to become the best at that thing at the exclusion of everything else. “He left a lot behind. He left his leadership model.” Urban Meyer – “Urban is basically the organization man … A lot of coaches have plans, Urban has a system.” He has an excellent system, he’s an excellent recruiter, and he surrounds himself with tremendously talented people. Bo Schembechler – “Bo really put a high priority on the people. Now other coaches do too, but I don’t think anybody ever did it any better than Bo.” There is a story from Michigan State alumni that, if any player ever came to his office unannounced, his secretary was to make sure they didn’t leave until Bo could speak to them. Bo recognized early on that the business he was in was not the football business, but the people business. The one coach that Jack probably uses more than any other, and the coach that Jack ranks as the best of the five, is Vince Lombardi. “Maybe his biggest strength was his persistence.” It took Lombardi 20 years to find a head coaching position, and at one point it was estimated he got turned down 22 times. “He had confidence in himself when other people apparently didn’t,” but he wasn’t arrogant. He continued to hone his craft. Lombardi was successful because he was a hard worker with a dedication to excellence. Between 1959 and 1967, Lombardi led 5 NFL championship victories, in addition to the first two Super Bowls victories, as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Jack has written four books on Ohio State history, which won’t surprise anybody who has heard his amazing stories, and he has a fifth on the way, tentatively titled “Buckeye Reflections.” Jack is working with Maureen Zappala, a motivational speaker, amazing writer and huge football fan. “It’s going to be made up of short, anecdotal stories connected to the Ohio football program: unusual things that have happened, outstanding things that have happened, humorous things that have happened.” I really enjoyed sitting down with Jack and talking to him today. He’s always a delight to be around, and he has collected a lot of wisdom that he is more than happy to share. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: How to take your passion and turn it into something that helps others Why the best football coaches are the best models for good leadership Leadership tips learned from five of the best coaches in football history A lot more about Ohio State football and the Buckeyes DON’T STOP HERE… Learn more about Jack: Website Contact Jack: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 614-481-0214 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: How to Identify, Explain, and Present Pertinent Financial Information to Non-Accountants Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ohio State football has only played Notre Dame a handful of times in the long and storied history of the two schools, so this week Johnny and Michael bring on Ohio State football historian Jack Park to talk about the history of the rivalry.