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This week Coach Hawk was joined by women's basketball legend, Gail Goestenkors for a fascinating and much-needed conversation.
Gail shares details from each stage of her Coaching career including; years spent as an Assistant Coach at Purdue preparing for her opportunity to become a Head Coach, challenges she faced as the leader of Duke University's women's basketball program, how her hunger for new challenges led to her leaving Duke to become the University of Texas women's hoops Head Coach, as well as lessons learned during her experiences coaching USA Basketball and in the WNBA.
Gail talks about when she first realized that women were not treated equally in the world of athletics and how her mother taught her the importance of standing up for her rights and the rights of others.
Hawk and coach Goestenkors also speak about how the immediate challenges facing women's college basketball are very similar to those of the men's game, along with ways the women's game has advanced past the men as it relates to fundamental skills, team play, shooting percentages, and more.
Finally, Coach Goestenkors talks about her current coaching role at Central Michigan University and how the game continues to bring her joy as she brings her wealth of knowledge to today's generation of players.
We hope you enjoy this talk with a Hall of Fame, Olympic Medal Winner whose teams have been responsible for achieving greatness on many levels. Gail even speaks a bit about teams she's led playing spoiler to legendary runs by both Tenessee and Connecticut.
This week's tip-off question deals with the often misunderstood world of 'buy games' and comes from the rock of the Hawkins Household, Kelly Hawkins.
In this week's buzzer-beater Coach Hawk issues a challenge to YOU and advocates that all sports lovers give women's basketball an honest chance.
FYI - Next Possession will take a break next week to observe the Winter Holidays and will be right back at it the following Sunday/Monday.