In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Missouri State head coach Dana Ford. Topics of discussion include: Streaking into Arch Madness in St. Louis with a 6-game winning streak Having two players as all-MVC first teamers in Isaiah Mosley and Gaige Primm How Ja'Monta Black and Jared Ridder have contributed strong roles for the Bears Coach Ford elaborates on March memories ... and much more! About the Hosts: Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Rivals, Scout.com, Time Warner Cable, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch and is the founder of SoutheastHoops.com. He’s also a member of the USBWA. You can follow him on Twitter @theblakelovell. Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over 23 years in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. His print and internet experiences include a college basketball writer and internet writer for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and www.lindyssports.com, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Field Level Media, and Rivals.com. He’s the founder and editor of collegehoopswatch.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KennyBuckets333.
EP 23: Making a Difference Wherever You Are with Coach Dana Ford
Conversations with Catt The Podcast
Today’s guest is the Missouri State Bears Men’s Basketball coach, Dana Ford. Coach Ford was gracious enough to agree to meet with me he even squeezed in our conversation between practice and a luncheon.When I asked him how practice went, he answered, “It’s about what you want it to be.” This statement seems to be his life philosophy wrapped up in his opening sentence. Life is what you make of it, so might as well make it great. It’s clear that the sincerity of his attitude bleeds into every aspect of his life. His life has been a true transformation. Join me as I find out how he makes his life great. Episode Links:Coach Dana Ford - MSU Website | Coach Dana on TwitterMSU Men's Basketball Facebook | Missouri State Bears TwitterBears, Badges, and Kids ProgramShow links:The Ellis FundContact CattSpecial Thanks & CreditsAdelino Mendes - Audio Editing & Website Design (Branson, MO)Cassie Potts - Podcast Production (Springfield, MO)Kenneth Peterson - Graphic Design (Chicago, IL)Music Credit: Spirited Away by Gyom
Episode 170 - June 24, 2020 Guests: Chief Paul Williams and Coach Dana Ford - Bears, Badges and Kids
A Coach's Perspective
Tonight, we graciously hosted the Men’s Basketball Coach at Missouri State University (MSU), Dana Ford along with the Springfield Police Department’s Chief Paul Williams. We discussed the initiative and partnership they have formed to start the program Bears, Badges, and Kids. This program will have players from the MSU Basketball team, members of the Springfield Police Department and kids from our community, on their home courts, coming together on Saturday mornings to play pick up and talk with each other in hopes of educating and forming positive relationships. Chief Williams and Coach Ford should be commended for their efforts on taking action with their platforms and being positively engaged in our community. My thanks for their compassion, caring and efforts with this much needed intervention in our society. I feel it will have a tremendous impact and will hopefully ripple through the city. Thank you, also, to Community Partnership of the Ozarks and all that are involved in making this happen. Next week, it’s challenge time again! We will once again challenge Ned Reynolds and Art Hains, if they are brave enough to accept! Our first challenge was to have them perform play by play and color analyst work on a Hibachi chef at Nakato Japanese Steakhouse. We then played “Play by Play” charades. Tune in for the latest challenge for these two Hall of Famers, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.Wednesday nights, 6:00-7:00 pm on KWTO’s The Jock 98.7FM.Like-Facebook: @CoachJeniHopkinsFollow-Twitter: @coachhopkins987Subscribe-Website: acoachsperspective.comSubscribe-Apple iTunes Podcast: A Coach’s Perspective