BCR - Ep. 29 Panelist Spotlight with Marc Skelton


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Basketball Coaches Roundtable Podcast welcomes Marc Skelton as part of our panelist spotlight series. Coach Skelton is the head coach of Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom HS in the Bronx, NY. He chronicled his teams 2017 city championship in his book Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx HS. Under the direction of Coach Skelton, Fannie Lou Hamer has won 3 NYC PSAL Class B Championships and 1 NYS Federation Cup Championship.

Topics Discussed at the Roundtable:

  • When did you find basketball?
  • Decision not to play college basketball.
  • When did you get into coaching?
  • How does your love and learning about different cultures show up in your coaching?
  • Philippino Basketball.
  • What makes the NYC Public School League so unique?
  • How did you get connected with the NY Times?
  • Do you think having people follow you the whole season had an effect on the season's outcome?
  • Did the NY Times Article help you to reflect on your coaching?
  • Finding time to be a Father, Teacher, Coach and write a book?
  • Comparison of the NBA play-in tournament and the PSAL Borough Championship Tournament.
  • How do you change throughout your season?

Sitting at the Roundtable:

  • Ben Newman - Host
  • Marc Skelton - Head Coach - Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom HS, Bronx, NY

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