Labette County High School head volleyball coach Heather Wilson, who also serves as an assistant coach for the girls basketball team, talks about resuming athletics amid the COVID-19 pandemic and what cultural shifts may take place in sports as they start up again.
Rodney Vigil, the Cherryvale High School Athletic Director, was recently hired to take over the school's boys basketball program as its new head coach. Vigil, who previously served as the head coach of the girl's team from 2003-09, talks about his coaching principles and taking over a program in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Independence Community College softball head coach Samantha Campbell, who played at Labette Community College before serving as an assistant at Neosho County Community College for six seasons, stops in to discuss how her program is dealing with the COVID-19 stoppage and her path to becoming a college head coach.
Hilary Cook, the head cheerleading coach at Cherryvale High School and a police officer in the City of Independence, talks about how her community has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic from both the perspective of a first responder and a cheer coach. Cook also talks about her vision for growing the Cherryvale cheer program into a state power.
Parsons High School co-offensive coordinator Jeff Schibi, who teaches business at the school, stops by the studio to discuss how he's helping students and athletes manage the COVID-19 crisis both athletically and academically. Schibi also talks about the upcoming fall football season and how the coronavirus could make its impact on the year.
Labette County assistant volleyball and basketball coach Brianna Volmer, an LCHS grad, former Missouri Southern State basketball guard and Erie High School coach, talks about athletic life during the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues facing high school athletics.
Pittsburg State women's basketball star, Labette County High School and SEK League all-time leading scorer Tristan Gegg talks about her first two years of college basketball, leading the MIAA in scoring as a sophomore and how she's adjusting to life as an athlete living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cherryvale girls basketball head coach and middle school PE teacher Kelsey Overacker talks about her strategies in dealing with the shutdown of sports through the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also talks about the Cherryvale basketball season, which saw the Chargers make its second straight sub-state championship game.
Jessica Ramsey, a behaviorist for the Labette Center for Mental Health, discusses the psychological impact that athletes and coaches are facing with the cancellation of their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ramsey talks about strategies everybody can employ in their daily lives as we practice social distancing and other health department guidelines in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.