LRT Sports sat down with Dave Durden, the Head Coach for the men’s swim team at the University of California, Berkeley. Durden is diving into his 13th season with Cal in 2019-2020 and was also on the coaching staff for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Since the 2009-10 season, Cal has not
Coughlin is one of the most decorated Olympians in the history of sports. A former University of California, Berkeley swimmer, Natalie’s resume includes three gold, four silver, and five bronze medals. She also the first woman to break the world record in the 100-meter backstroke at the age of 19. We talked to her about
We sat down with Atlanta Falcons player, Justin Hardy, to hear what advice he has for high school athletes looking to go on to play college sports, the importance of academics and SAT scores in recruiting, the most challenging part of transitioning from college football to the NFL, and his pregame go-to meal and song.
Bobby Van Allen is the Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country coach at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently in his 19th season with the Blue Jays, with a total of 34 league titles since 2008. Allen coached the Women’s Cross Country team, who won four of the last five National
Fordham University Women’s Basketball head coach, Stephanie Gaitley, has amassed 562 career wins making her the third winningest coach in Atlantic 10 history. When Gaitley stepped foot on the Fordham basketball court, the women’s basketball program hadn’t seen a winning season in two decades. Gaitley turned the program around and transformed Fordham collecting three consecutive
Sport: Women’s Hockey College: The University of Minnesota Duluth Position: Goalie Currently a Redshirt Junior on the University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s Hockey team, Maddie Rooney has already checked off athletic bucket list goals that most athletes only dream of. While taking time off from college hockey in February 2018, Rooney, along with other USA
Coach: Tony Granato Sport: Men’s Hockey School: University of Wisconsin – Madison Named the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team coach for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Coached in the NHL for 13 years. Named the 2017 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Played in the NHL for 13 years. Was an
When doing research in the recruiting process for my daughter I came across the LRT Sports website. I was immediately intrigued as this was another dimension of the recruiting process that many people don't even consider. My daughter and I could "short list" schools based on the education she was looking for, as well as the opportunity to play her sport. LRT Sports not only gave us pertinent information into the recruiting process with different interviews of coaches and players, it also gave us insight into current and/or former players' opinions on the coach of that school in her sport. We could use this information to re-prioritize my daughters list of schools based on this feedback. I have many friends that are, or will be, going through this process shortly and I highly recommend using LRT Sports as part of anyone's recruiting process.
The college process presents a myriad of challenges. Factor in athletics and it becomes even more daunting. Now, add the fact that you have zero experience with sports. What is a the mother of a college bound student-athlete to do? LRT Sports has truly lived up to its promise. It has kept "the college recruiting process honest and easy by providing first hand information about coaches, schools and the recruiting process." Their interviews with current students, coaches, and professional athletes have provided realistic guidance. I am much more informed because of LRT Sports! The coach ratings are the most helpful. LRT Sports interviews allow us to hear from students as to how the adults are impacting not only their athletic experience but also how they are helping to shape their adult self.
The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.
Now that the recruiting process and the related stress is over, I wanted to thank you for your guidance. You did so much more than we had expected. Once you started the process by matching the best academic schools first, not the best sport programs, I knew you were the one. The way you laid out a timeline of contacting coaches, visits, and camps completely took any guesswork out of the plan for us. All of the student athletes that you put us in touch with gave us a look from the inside, and made us more comfortable knowing what was coming. Finally, using your website as a resource for knowing what to expect from different coaches based on former recruit reviews gave my son confidence before our meetings. There is no way we could have figured this out on our own, you really put us in a great position when decision time came.
I think hearing from other athletes is very beneficial. To be able to learn from people’s mistakes, and to be able to have access to those voices is really helpful; especially voices that have been there and done that. It’s very important for people to have access to information that could benefit them, and in this case there are many voices that can help the next wave of athletes.
If you have something that’s going to spell [the recruiting process] out for you… it’s so valuable. I think what everyone at LRT Sports is doing to spread the word and help advocate and educate athletes on the recruitment process is incredible.
Without question would have used LRT Sports. It would have probably been one of the most valuable tools that I could have had. If you want to know what these coaches are really like then I think this is the best tool out there. I’m really glad you are allowing recruits to have a resource like this moving forward.