Join Wesley Sykes, the managing editor of Coach & AD, Training & Conditioning, and Winning Hoops, as he talks with athletic administrators, coaches, athletic trainers about their jobs, their philosophies, current trends in athletic industries, and more!

Wesley Sykes is the managing editor of the Coach & AD, Training & Conditioning, and Winning Hoops brands. With more than a dozen years in sports journalism, Wesley earned his degree in communications from Hofstra University. His work has brought him inside NFL and NBA locker rooms, MLB and collegiate dugouts, and high school gymnasiums. Follow him on Twitter: @WesleySykes_, @coach_ad, @traincondition, & @winninghoops!

Rob Miller, Proactive Coaching Partner & Motivational Speaker with Rob Miller, Proactive Coaching Partner & Motivational Speaker Episode #23 — October 07, 2021

In the latest episode, Wesley is joined by Rob Miller, Proactive Coaching partner and motivational speaker to discuss his best practices for coaches and his new column with Coach & AD Magazine, Coaching for Significance.

Rob Miller, Proactive Coaching Partner & Motivational Speaker

In the latest episode, Wesley is joined by Rob Miller, Proactive Coaching partner and motivational speaker, to discuss his best practices for coaches and his new column with Coach & A.D. Magazine, “Coaching for Significance.”

rob millerThey close the program with ‘5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do with Sports.’

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

To learn more about Rob Miller and Proactive Coaching, visit the website: https://proactivecoaching.info/shoppac/.

Jim Davis, New Trier (IL) High School Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator with Jim Davis, New Trier (IL) High School Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator Episode #22 — August 26, 2021

In Episode 22, Wesley is joined by New Trier (IL) High School Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator Jim Davis to discuss developing a strong mindset through the weight room, social-economic learning through strength & conditioning, and being a leader.

Jim Davis, New Trier (IL) High School Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator

In Episode 22, Wesley is joined by New Trier (IL) High School Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator Jim Davis to discuss developing a strong mindset in the weight room, social-economic learning through strength & conditioning, and being a leader.

Aside from his high school strength & conditioning career, Jim is the executive director of The Good Athlete Project as well as a former professional football player and champion powerlifter.

They close the program with ‘5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do with Sports.’

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

And to get in touch with The Good Athlete Project on Twitter, @coach4kindess.

Scott Garvis, CMAA, Athletics & Leadership Consultant with Scott Garvis, CMAA, Athletics & Leadership Consultant Episode #21 — August 12, 2021

In Episode 21, Wesley is joined by former Ankeny (IA) Centennial High School Scott Garvis to talk about finding your niche, fundraising tips, and life after the AD role.

Scott Garvis, CMAA, Athletics & Leadership Consultant

In Episode 21, Wesley is joined by former Ankeny (IA) Centennial High School Scott Garvis to talk about finding your niche, fundraising tips, and life after the AD role.

Following a lengthy career as an athletic administrator, Scott now runs Athletics & Leadership at Scott Garvis Consulting Services. They also talk about his upcoming book, and, of course, 5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do With Sports.

garvisBe sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

You can follow Scott on Twitter: @PocketAD_. And check out his Beyond The Bench Podcast with two other CMAAs, Todd Gordon and Aaron Stecker, anywhere podcasts are available.

Trent Dilfer, Super Bowl Champion & Lipscomb Academy Head Coach with Trent Dilfer, Super Bowl Champion & Lipscomb Academy Head Coach Episode #20 — July 29, 2021

In the latest edition of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by Super Bowl champion and current Lipscomb Academy head football coach, Trent Dilfer.

Trent Dilfer, Super Bowl Champion & Lipscomb Academy Head Coach

In the latest edition of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by Super Bowl champion and current Lipscomb Academy head football coach, Trent Dilfer.

The two discuss his transition from the NFL to coaching and mentoring high school players, what it means to truly connect with people, teaching the philosophies of the game to players in a unique way, and his advocacy work with ACE Sports.

They close the episode with a special twist on 5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do With Sports.

You can follow Trent on Twitter, @DilferDimes, and on Instagram, @trent.dilfer. Follow the hyperlinks to learn more about his Elite 11 quarterback camps, Lipscomb Academy Mustangs, or ACE Sports.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

Wendi Irlbeck, Registered Dietitian & Performance Nutritionist with Wendi Irlbeck, Registered Dietitian & Performance Nutritionist Episode #19 — July 15, 2021

In the latest episode, Wesley sits down with Wendi Irlbeck, registered dietitian & performance nutritionist, to discuss effective creatine use, properly fueling for competition, and other supplementation tips.

Wendi Irlbeck, Registered Dietitian & Performance Nutritionist

In the latest episode, Wesley sits down with Wendi Irlbeck, registered dietitian & performance nutritionist, to discuss effective creatine use, properly fueling for competition, and other supplementation tips.

They also talk about some summer healthy meals that don’t lack in taste before closing the show with 5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do With Sports.

You can follow Wendi’s Twitter page, @Wendi_Irlbeck. You can also visit your website for more information on her services, www.nutritionwithwendi.com.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

Jared Felice, Fountain-Fort Carson HS Athletic Director with Jared Felice, Fountain-Fort Carson HS Athletic Director Episode #18 — July 01, 2021

In Episode 18, Wesley is joined by Fountain-Fort Carson High School Athletic Director Jared Felice to discuss his career, advice for young ADs, and how to become a voice for your school on a larger level.

Jared Felice, Fountain-Fort Carson HS Athletic Director

In Episode 18, Wesley is joined by Fountain-Fort Carson High School Athletic Director to discuss his career, advice for young ADs, and how to become a voice for your school on a larger level.

Aside from serving as the school’s athletic director, Felice also serves on a number of Colorado state committees as well as on the national scale.

They close the show with 5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do with Sports.

You can follow Fountain-Fort Carson High School’s sports updates via its Twitter page, @FFCHSAthletics.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

10 Power Principles with Boyd Epley & Friends with Boyd Epley, Diane Banderas, Greg Werner & Kevin Coleman Episode #17 — June 17, 2021

In Episode 17, Wesley shares snippets from one of Coach & AD's latest webinar with Matrix Fitness and Boyd Epley's 10 principles for building game-applicable power.

10 Power Principles with Boyd Epley & Friends

In Episode 17, Wesley shares snippets from one of Coach & AD’s latest webinars with Matrix Fitness and the legendary Boyd Epley on his 10 principles for building game-applicable power.

We hear from Diane Banderas, director of sports performance at the Xplosive Edge in Nebraska, Greg Werner, the head strength coach for the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team, and Kevin Coleman, former head strength coach for the Kansas University football team. And, of course, we hear from the legend himself, Boyd Epley.

To hear and learn more about our educational webinars and view our on-demand video library, click here.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

Speedy Claxton, Hofstra MBB Head Coach with Speedy Claxton, Hofstra MBB Head Coach Episode #16 — May 20, 2021

In Episode 16, Wesley is joined by Hofstra men's basketball head coach and former NBA Champion, Speedy Claxton. They discuss what he hopes to bring to the Pride, translating his recruiting success with the Warriors to the college level, and the best advice he received from Gregg Popovich.

Speedy Claxton, Hofstra MBB Head Coach

In Episode 16, Wesley is joined by Hofstra University men’s basketball head coach and former NBA Champion, Speedy Claxton. They discuss what he hopes to bring to the Pride, translating his recruiting success with the Warriors to the college level, and the best advice he received from Gregg Popovich.

Following his nine-year NBA career, Claxton transitioned to the Golden State Warriors as a college scout before rejoining his alma mater in 2013 to serve as an assistant. Claxton was named the Pride’s head coach in April 2021.

They close the program with 5 Questions That Have Nothing To Do with Sports.

hofstraBe sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

You can follow Speedy Claxton and Hofstra University athletics on Twitter: @speeddeamon; @HofstraPride; @HofstraMBB.

Bill Foran, Miami Heat Strength Coach with Bill Foran, Miami Heat Strength Coach Episode #15 — May 06, 2021

In the latest episode of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by long-time Miami Heat strength coach Bill Foran to discuss his career in the NBA and with Miami Hurricanes, and more.

Bill Foran, Miami Heat Strength Coach

In the latest episode of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by long-time Miami Heat strength coach Bill Foran.

In addition to training the Heat, Foran is the former president and co-founder of the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association and worked as the strength coach for Miami Hurricanes in the late 80s.

The two discuss his lengthy career, the Heat’s run to the NBA Finals last year, motivating highly-paid athletes, as well as the importance of sleep, hydration, nutrition, and supplementation in athletes.

Lastly, they close the show with 5 Questions That Have Nothing to do with Sports.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

Brendan Hall, Hudl Marketing Content Producer with Brendan Hall, Hudl Marketing Content Producer Episode #14 — April 22, 2021

In the latest episode of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by Hudl marketing content producer Brendan Hall to talk about how Hudl can improve your program from a data-based approach, and much more.

Brendan Hall, Hudl Marketing Content Producer

In the latest episode of Sideline Sessions, Wesley is joined by Hudl marketing content producer Brendan Hall to talk about how Hudl can improve your program from a data-based approach, and much more.

They discuss his background covering high school sports in Massachusetts, what he hears from coaches today who use Hudl and how they use it, as well as some updates on what’s in the pipeline for the future of its technology.

Lastly, they close the show with 5 Questions That Have Nothing to do with Sports.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

You can follow Brendan on Twitter, @BHallWrites, as well as the Hudl main account, @Hudl.

Matt Feld, Boston Herald freelance sports journalist with Matt Feld, Boston Herald freelance sports journalist Episode #13 — April 01, 2021

In Episode 13, Wesley is joined by Boston Herald freelance sports journalist Matt Feld, who helped break open the story regarding the Massachusetts high school football team using anti-Semitic language during on-field play calls.

Matt Feld, Boston Herald freelance sports journalist

In Episode 13, Wesley is joined by Boston Herald freelance sports journalist Matt Feld, who helped open break the story regarding the Massachusetts high school football team using anti-Semitic language during on-field play calls.

Matt touches on the details of the story, where the team, school, and personnel stand at the moment, as well as the process of reporting such a big, sensitive story.

They close the show with 5 Questions That Have Nothing to do with Sports.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad; @traincondition; @winninghoops; @WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites: coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.

You can follow Matt on Twitter, @MattyFeld612, as well as the Boston Herald high school sports account, @BostonHeraldHS.

The Rash of Recent Events Involving Race & Athletics Episode #12 — March 25, 2021

In Episode 12, managing sports editor Wesley Sykes discusses the rash of recent events around the high school and collegiate game that has caught his attention for the wrong reasons.

The Rash of Recent Events Involving Race & Athletics

In Episode 12, managing sports editor Wesley Sykes discusses the rash of recent events around the high school and collegiate game that has caught his attention for the wrong reasons.

He begins with a story out of Massachusetts where a high school football team allegedly used anti-Semitic language for its play calls. Then, he shifts to a story out of Oklahoma where an announcer was caught on a hot mic using racist language while referencing a high school girls’ basketball team that knelt during the national anthem. And, finally, he closes with two men’s collegiate basketball players receiving racist messages on social media after being ousted from the NCAA postseason tournament.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @coach_ad@traincondition@winninghoops@WesleySykes_. And stay up to date on all the happenings within the sports industry by visiting our websites. coachad.comtraining-conditioning.comwinninghoops.com.