LRT Sports hosted a panel of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Coaches to help educate prospective student-athletes. This inclusive Q&A representing both Men and Women’s athletic programs aims to shine a light on the countless opportunities provided both academically and athletically at HBCU institutions. Coaches panel: Southern University and A&M College Head Baseball Coach Kerrick
Joe Burke, Skidmore College Men’s Basketball coach, is the winningest coach in program history. Over the course of his ten-year career at Skidmore, Coach Burke has won 168 games and 5 conference championships, appearing in 6 NCAA tournaments and coaching 22 All Liberty League players and 2 All Americans. He also boasts the school record
Tammi Reiss, a fifth overall WNBA draft pick is now the University of Rhode Island Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Before spending two seasons with Utah, Reiss played collegiate basketball at Virginia, where she was an All-American and won three ACC regular-season titles, two league tournament championships and made three appearances to the NCAA final four.
A full-ride scholarship offer is supposed to be an exciting part of the stressful recruiting process. However, not when your recruiting coach offers your scholarship to another student because “you’re taking too long to decide.” This happened to a young high school basketball player. When this athlete was looking for a Division I basketball scholarship,
As the levels of parity in NCAA women’s basketball continue to rise to historic levels, one of the pioneers behind the rise of mid-major programs is Quinnipiac University women’s head basketball coach Tricia Fabbri. Fabbri is entering her 25th season at the helm for the Bobcats, and her 433 victories are by far the most
James shoots hoops for DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. But before becoming a Blue Demon basketball player, there was a possibility he wouldn’t have even played college basketball. And it wasn’t because of anything he did. His father’s actions and temper cost James a scholarship. Here is Jake’ Recruiting Horror Story, and it’s not pretty.
Carol Jue has been Chapman University’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach for the past 14 years. Before Chapman, she spent four years at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges as an assistant coach and interim head coach during the 2002-2003 season. Coach Jue has earned the Association of Division III Independents Coach of the Year three times in her career.
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.