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Solutions for Higher Education dives into hot topics in the world of colleges and universities. Sometimes it tackles controversies in education, sometimes it looks at current events, sometimes it's innovations and fun. Brought to you by Southern Utah University, but geared toward anyone with an interest in the subjects, episodes are hosted by SUU's President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith.
 
How do you land your dream job? What are the insider-secrets to massive success in highly competitive industries? How do you prepare for your future workplace landscape? These topics and much more are discussed on the The Interns 2 Pros Podcast. This bi-monthly show features elite impact players in the Media, Technology, Sports, and Entertainment industries. Host Mitchell Leach II also interviews key thought leaders in human resources, academia, and talent development. The multi-Emmy nominee ...
 
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Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith talk with Ken Hall, SUU School of Business Associate Dean, about the overhaul and growth of the MBA program over the last few years. They discuss the importance of maintaining quality between face-to-face and online courses and how holding the same admissions standards for all students - regard…
 
Sarah is the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Saint Leo University located in Florida, and she is a fellow member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Class of 2019-2020. During our conversation, we discuss her transition from coaching high school to college while the program was in its inaugural season, comparing recruiting to completing a …
 
Brian is the Head Men’s Soccer Coach with SUNY Delhi, located in Delhi, New York, and he is a fellow member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Class of 2019-2020. During our conversation, we discuss how we met during convention but actually met while playing against each other in college, his experience as a multi-sport athlete in college, th…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith talk with SUU's Faculty Senate President Bill Heyborne about the Three Year Degree program. They discuss the initial concept, the ripple effect it had on campus - specifically among faculty members - and how authentic communication and using the brilliant minds available made the program setup …
 
Natasha is the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Georgia Military College located in Milledgeville, Georgia, and she is a fellow member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Class of 2019-2020. During our conversation, Natasha shares her experience of beginning her role as an Assistant Coach during the Pandemic, the challenges and some solutio…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith kick off the 2020-21 season by introducing this year’s podcast theme: Innovation in Higher Education: Lessons Learned. They preview some of the topics to be discussed, like the partnership between SUU and Southwest Technical College and SUU’s Three Year Degree program. Featured Quotes: We don’t…
 
Jeff is the Head Men’s Soccer Coach with Union College in Schenectady, NY and runs his own soccer company, Pro Kick Soccer. During this interview, Jeff shares his own playing background and journey from spray painted milk jugs in the backyard to playing professionally, valuable lessons he’s learned from his mentors, the importance of relationship-b…
 
PJ and I met 5 years ago coaching together with Benicia Arsenal, and now PJ is the Head Coach of the 09 and 04 boys’ teams with San Ramon FC. During this interview. We discuss the differences between his former and current clubs, the value of futsal in the development of young players, his journey to Brazil, and the opportunities available for play…
 
Show Notes: Author Christopher Corbett joins the podcast today as we discuss his book The Poker Bride. Featured Quotes: Mark Twain talks about not writing about mankind, but writing about a man and I was very interested in putting a human face on an experience that we don’t know that much about, and that is the experience of the Chinese in the West…
 
SportsLab360 is a fantastic online platform that promotes the development of youth soccer players by providing them with an accessible and holistic learning program that increases their Soccer IQ. Whether you're back on the field, semi locked down, or still fully remote, you’re going to want to check out SportsLab360. I’ve used it with my own teams…
 
[00:00:01] Hey everyone, this is Lynn Vartan, and you're listening to the A.P.E.X. Hour on KSUU Thunder 91.1. In this show you get more personal time with the guests who visit Southern Utah University from all over, learning more about their stories and opinions beyond their presentations on stage. We will also give you some new music to listen to …
 
Today we flipped the script once again as I am interviewed by one of my former guests, Graham Mayle. Graham is the Director of Coaching for Benicia Arsenal, and you can dive into episode 7 to hear his interview, but now he is the one interviewing coaches as part of his Master’s Program. During our conversation, we dive into my reflective practices …
 
Our host, Ted Steen, was a guest on the United Soccer Coaches Podcast with Dean Linke. He was interviewed as a member of the 2019-20 30 Under 30 Program. During the conversation, Ted shares how he heard about the 30 Under 30 Program, growing up in Massachusetts and and playing club and college before moving out the California, best memories as both…
 
Jane is a fellow member of United Soccer Coaches’ 30 Under 30 class of 2019-2020, and she is currently the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Goldey-Beacom College located in Wilmington Delaware. She also coaches teams at the club level for Sporting Delaware and Philadelphia Union Youth. During our conversation, Jane shares her experience transiti…
 
Mario is currently the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach with Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. During our conversation, Mario shares his experience coaching at a variety of colleges, his strength in recruiting at the collegiate level, learning patience from his time in the military, and sharing his work for coach education through Global …
 
Nico Suave is a Street Soccer Athlete, Freestyler and Co-Founder of American Panna Championship. During our conversation Nico shares his passion for the game of soccer on a variety of levels, from helping players at the grassroots level of the game to coaching at high school and college level, he describes the difference between freestyle soccer an…
 
Whether it was during his time as a stellar student at UPenn, a standout intern for the Chicago Public School System, or as an impactful team-player and leader over the last seven years at Google, Victor Scotti Jr. has a ton of wisdom for both interns & pros! On the season premiere of the Interns 2 Pros Podcast, Victor serves up a plethora of sound…
 
Alex discusses playing for the Boca Juniors youth team, the origins and growth of AC Football Academy and its structure, the focus of their training sessions prioritizing the development of the tools of the game and decision-making, as well as building and maintain a strong culture within the Academy. IG: @alexcobo369 @ac_football_academy http://ac…
 
Show Notes: Author John M. Barry joins the podcast today as we discuss his book The Great Influenza and how relevant it is to the time we are living through right now. Featured Quotes: [The 1918] virus did go everywhere. The death toll is estimated at between 15 and 100 million people in a much smaller population. If you adjust for population, that…
 
Sean is a Co-Founder of the organization, Universal Dialect. During our conversation, Sean dives into Universal Dialect and the creation of the organization, their sustainable structure to provide soccer balls to children in need, seeing soccer as an adventure and as an escape for some from the harsh realities of daily life.IG: @universaldialectwww…
 
During our conversation, Deb and I connect over our mentor, Nancy Feldman, and what Deb learned from her time playing for Nancy, we discuss recruiting and looking for characteristics of the ideal player, and we talk about some of the differences playing at the Division 1 vs. the Division 3 level. IG: @thomas_college_womens_soccer 0:30 background in…
 
Along with coaching with Spurs FC, Simba is also the club’s Community Outreach Manager, and he is the Varsity Boys’ Coach at Albany High School. During our conversation, we discuss Simba’s experience growing up and playing soccer in Trinidad and Tobago, playing within their youth national team system and high school soccer, facing several challenge…
 
In this episode, I recap the events of the past month, including podcast interviews, coaching through zoom with the Women's Soccer program at Contra Costa College and on the club-side with Spurs FC, the benefits of these zoom sessions for our players, and the health and nutrition coaching I'm offering to help players and clients live healthier, fit…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith are joined by Dave Shively to discuss his book The Pacific Alone, the second installment in the Summer Book Club series. They discuss Ed Gillet’s journey across the Pacific Ocean and Shively’s process for gathering all the details and writing this book. Featured Quotes: You just keep moving for…
 
Theo is the Technical Director for Abbey Villa Soccer Club and is the Founder of United Through Football. During our conversation, Theo shares his coaching journey and the evolution of Abbey Villa Soccer Club, the depth of his role as a Technical Director that supports the club across multiple regions, and the story and progression of United Throug…
 
Mary is a fellow Coach with Spurs FC, who actually started as a player for the club. During our conversation, Mary shares her transition from playing outside back to center mid and the joy she finds in being able to spot those through balls and perfectly weighted passes to teammates, recognizing the off-field drama that went on during her high scho…
 
Val is currently a Head Youth Coach within the New York Red Bulls Academy. During our conversation, Val talks about growing up in Belarus, playing around the world and using the language of soccer to ease the transition from one country to the next, he shares a unique experience meeting and learning from Unai Emery, he dives into differences betwee…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith are joined by SUU professors Dr. Daniel Hatch and Dr. Tyler Stillman to discuss the first book in the Summer Book Club: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. They discuss their interpretations of the meaning of life, the importance of relationships with others and being honest with yoursel…
 
Oisín Seager runs a very successful Instagram page, @seagercoaching, which I highly recommend to players and coaches of all ages and abilities. During our conversation, Oisín shares his experience with Southend United of England and Waterford FC of Ireland and the differences between the two structures, the psychological side of the game and how it…
 
During our conversation, Jensen shares how his career in special education has influenced his coaching and vice versa, the all-important coaching objective of preparing players for the next step in their journey, and the value of building the culture at a club where the coaching staff become more than just co-workers and the players and members bec…
 
Show Notes: As part of the podcast series Solutions for Higher Education, SUU President Scott L Wyatt will lead a “Summer Reading Club” focusing on a new book each month. Readers who join the podcast will be given an introduction to the book by Scott Wyatt and podcast host Steve Meredith, who will be joined by an expert guest to give additional ins…
 
Jason Navas- IG: coach.jasonnavas, chargerssoccer.com, flsouthern.edu Jason is currently a Head Coach with Chargers Soccer Club and an Assistant Women’s Coach with Florida Southern College. In this episode, Jason shares his story of suffering a serious injury and being able to return to play, the value in finding multiple mentors in a variety of in…
 
Evan is currently the Director of Coaching with the ECNL side Scorpions Soccer Club based out of Massachusetts. In this episode, we talk about our playing days back with the club FC United and the lessons learned, Evan shares his insight of playing at the club, college, and semi-professional levels and the change in demands along the path, and he d…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith sit 6 feet apart and discuss SUU and COVID-19, how the coronavirus has impacted Southern Utah University and higher education. Featured Quotes: This generation that has been sometimes accused of being overly socially engaged on technology and not socially enough engaged face-to-face . . . is th…
 
Yane is the Co-Founder of the non-profit Boots for Balkans, he’s also the Sales Manager for Gordian Sports, and Goalkeeper Coach with Moreland City FC who compete in Australia’s NPL Victoria 2. In this episode, we discuss setting up your environment for success, including making the best decisions in terms of nutrition or the people you surround yo…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith are joined by Beth McMurtrie, senior writer for The Chronicle for Higher Education. They discuss McMurtrie's article "Fixing the Courses that Everybody Loves to Hate" and how the student success movement has adjusted in light of Generation Z students flooding college campuses. Featured Quotes: …
 
During our discussion, we talk about Gabe’s experience being coached by his dad and the pros and cons, coaching in an underserved community, and building the culture by engaging the community and including OKG’s, better known as Our Kinda Guys. How to Contact Gabe: IG: grochacho Twitter: CoachGRocha Blog: https://spartansocceraz.wordpress.com/?fbcl…
 
Show Notes: Sophia Laderman from the State Higher Education Executive Offices Association joins the podcast this week to discuss the funding of higher education and how it has impacted tuition over the years. Featured Quotes: . . . if we go all the way back to 1980, funding was a lot higher, several thousand dollars per student higher. So, that mea…
 
Gary's Modern Soccer Coach podcast inspired me to begin the Full 90 Coaching podcast so it was great having him on as a guest. During our conversation, Gary shared some advice for aspiring young athletes aiming to play at the highest levels of the game, differences in coaching collegiate vs. pro and the change in demands on coaches, the one piece o…
 
Show Notes: This week on the podcast we talk with Madeleine Rhyneer from Richmond, Virginia where she is the Vice President for Consulting and Dean of Enrollment Services at EAB. She recently had an article published entitled "No, Your College is Not An Exception" in the Chronicle of Higher Education and we just had to discuss that with her. Featur…
 
Traci currently coaches in Tennessee with the Germantown Legends. During this interview, We discuss differences amongst parent interactions and expectations throughout age groups, understanding the need for clear communication and always improving this skill, increasing the number of female coaches and women in higher positions in the game, and imp…
 
Show Notes: President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith sit down with Rachel Fishman, Deputy Director for Research at the Higher Education Initiative with New America, to discuss the perceptions of higher education, including affordability, quality, and return on investment. Featured Quotes: . . . overwhelmingly people think [higher education is] no…
 
Pedro Cortes Garcia is the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach with Contra Costa College. We discussed the first steps he’s taking in his new role as the Head Men’s Coach, the importance of developing a relationship with your student-athletes beyond the game, the value of journals, books, and pictures, and he dives into the project he’s working on for his …
 
Show Notes: We've invited Barbara Brittingham, the President of the New England Commission on Higher Education, to discuss what the downturn in higher ed enrollment is doing from an accreditation standpoint. Featured Quotes: . . . one of the things that the commission has seen (and Vermont is an excellent example of this unfortunately), is that whe…
 
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