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Revere Baseball Leagues Honors the Life of Coach Kevin Cummings – Revere Journal

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Following an event held in tribute to her husband, the late Kevin Cummings, at Griswold Park last Friday, Joyce Doherty related how proud she was of the city of Revere and Revere Youth Baseball League for coming together and supporting one of their own.

Mr. Cummings was a beloved baseball coach and devoted father to Kasey Cummings and Kyle Cummings. Mr. Cummings died on Oct. 22 after a long illness. He was 61.

Speaking about the event that featured softball games, baseball contests, and raffle drawings, Joyce said, In such a turbulent time in our society, to see everyone just come out with love and support, its absolutely amazing. There were so many people, especially the Leones, the Cassidys, and Lewises, they went above and beyond.

The gift of Mr. Cummings coaching and his own incredible baseball prowess that saw him earn a tryout with the Boston Red Sox will continue through his sons, Kasey and Kyle.

When Kyle was born, Mr. Cummings realized that his difference in age to his older brother, Kasey, would allow them to enter the Revere High baseball program together.

Next spring, Kasey Cummings, a senior, and Kyle Cummings, will make their fathers dream a reality when they play high school baseball as teammates.

They played for the 18-Under team this fall, said Joyce Doherty. Both of my kids played and it was beautiful to see. The coaches were amazing. It was a lovely last game for the family. It was always my husbands dream he did the math when Kyle was born. He said to me, Do you know when they go to the high school, theyll be in the same school and maybe theyll both play on varsity together? Hes been talking about that forever.

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Whoop, maker of the fitness tracker that pro athletes love, is now valued at $1.2 billion – CNBC

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Patrick Mahomes is an investor in Whoop's latest round of funding.

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Some of the biggest names in sports are investing in the wearable company Whoop amid a global pandemic.

The fitness tracking company announced Wednesday it closed a $100 million financing round, valuing it at $1.2 billion.

The latest round of investors includes Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, champion golfers Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant (via his business venture ThirtyFive Ventures).

Whoop makes fitness trackers that can monitor vitals like movement, sleep and workouts. It's been the fitness tracker of choice for a number of recognizable pro athletes, and has been used to help monitor potential symptoms of Covid-19 as sports came back after play was suspended due to the pandemic in the spring.

"I've always loved Whoop the product, but I learned that Whoop the business was just as good. I'm proud to be investing again in this round of financing and very excited about the company's prospects," McIlroy said in a statement. The four-time Majors Champion also serves as a global ambassador to Whoop.

The funding round was led by venture capital firm IVP, which will get a board seat with Whoop. Other participating investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Thursday Ventures, Nextview Ventures, Promus Ventures, Cavu Ventures and D20 Capital.

"A lot of the capital will go towards investing in membership, the overall experience, software, analytics and hardware," Will Ahmed, Whoop CEO said in an interview with CNBC. "It's really about bolstering the coaching aspect of Whoop. We aspire to be a 24/7 life coach to tell you what you need to do to improve."

The Boston-based sports wearable company got its start in 2012 and now has more than 330 employees after a surge of recent hires. Ahmed said the company has hired 200 new employees in 2020.

The company wouldn't provide revenue numbers but said its subscribers have been growing quickly over the last 12 months due to an increased interest in health during the pandemic. Whoop has raised more than $200 million in funding to date.

"Whoop has built best-in-class wearable technology and an aspirational brand that have propelled the company to an impressive period of hypergrowth," Eric Liaw, General Partner at IVP, said in a statement.

Ahmed said Whoop members range from professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs and fitness enthusiasts. The nylon band equipped with sensors is designed to gather data to measure everything from exertion levels to sleep patterns to help users improve their overall health. Whoop's business model is based on a subscription service. Users sign up for a monthly subscription starting at $30 and the wearable devices are included for free.

Whoop has seen recent success and raised its global profile during the pandemic as many users have noticed changes in their health scores as early indicators of coronavirus symptoms.

Ahmed said that Whoop members have reported Covid-19 symptoms "thousands of times" with the app and the company will have additional announcements in its July study that is about to be peer reviewed.

Whoop has raised $100M, valuing the company at $1.2 billion.

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In June, PGA Tour golfer Nick Watney said it was his wearable fitness tracker that first alerted him that he may have coronavirus. Ahead of the RBC Heritage event, Watney noticed his respiratory rate had spiked from Whoop's app. Despite not feeling any of the physical symptoms associated with Covid-19, Watney decided to get tested and discovered he was positive for the virus.

Following his diagnosis, the PGA Tour signed a deal with Whoop to make their product available to all golfers and caddies on the Tour who wanted one. The Tour finished its recent season with fewer than 10 positive cases over 18 events.

Today, companies like Tory Burch are using Whoop in their offices as a way to track their health and fitness. Ahmed said the enterprise opportunity has become a meaningful business for Whoop, which is working with a number of businesses that want to be able to help large audiences and teams better understand their bodies and health.

"I think when you're building a business you have to adapt to the environment," said Ahmed. "We've had to learn how to support our customers during an unusual time but also at a time where health monitoring has become more and more important," he said.

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Addressing the inefficiencies in the Productivity Tools – EnterpriseTalk

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ETBureau: What improvements do you think are required in the productivity tools available in the market today?

Zeb Evans: As the need for productivity and collaboration solutions increased, so did the number of tools and platforms claimed to help. The problem is, there are just too many tools.

The average employee uses between 3-5 separate programs to manage their workday, usually having one app for project management, one for chat, one for email, one for document management, and so on.

The influx of all these different solutions has actually had the opposite effect. Theyve made companies less efficient overall, becoming more time consuming to manage and requiring more communication, not less.

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To optimize productivity, solutions should be streamlined so that all of the necessary tools are in a single platform that keeps track of everything: projects, tasks, schedules, conversations, docs and more. Otherwise, employees will lose time juggling too many productivity tools.

ETBureau: How do enterprises ensure the work-life balance for employees in this new remote working normal? What initiatives would you suggest?

Zeb Evans: Work-life balance means different things to everyone, especially while most are working remotely. Its crucial for enterprises, as well as SMBs, to provide the tools that increase remote work efficiency to support those striving to maintain more life balance. Also, these tools should enable employees to work at full capacity and to work more when desired.

The key is transparency and alignment. Open communication between managers and employees can help avoid issues, but when employees do express issues with work-life balance, some policies can help.

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One policy is ensuring notifications (like Slack for example) are turned off company-wide outside of work hours. Apple can also assist with this using app controls to require employees to stop from working in certain timeslots. Time management software can also help managers see when certain employees are overburdened and vice versa.

Its also essential for leaders to be empathetic and understand where certain life situations might affect someones work/life balance and cause stress outside normal parameters. Managing kids at home, depression from staying inside, and loss of regular vacations can all increase stress in these remote times, and enterprises can help with extra benefits like mindfulness programs, life coaching, personalized support, and more.

ETBureau: What trends do you think will take a stronghold within productivity tools?

Zeb Evans: More consolidation. As companies add more required apps and platforms for employees to use to manage their workloads, employee burnout will increase.

Companies are most efficient when employees spend their time executing, not managing five different apps that all serve another purpose but dont contribute to overall results. There will always be those companies that chase tools and trends.

However, executives and managers that understand the value of getting things done and not just appearing productive are able to notice when too much of an employees time is spent reporting on work rather than working and look for the solutions that combat this app fatigue.

ETBureau: How has the rise of pandemic changed the landscape of collaboration and tools for enterprises?

Zeb Evans: The workplace, as we know, is changing. Trends that were anticipated to play out over the next 10 years were accelerated to account for quarantine needs. While some companies experimented with remote work in the past, many were not prepared to transform into a digital workplace overnight.

Read More: Digitization The Most Critical Technology Need Across the Healthcare Industry

The pandemic has proved the need for adaptability and flexibility. Not every company will stay remote forever, but several enterprise giants have already announced work-from-home plans into mid-2021. Companies will need to consider their most valuable asset their employees and their preferences in figuring out what model works best for them.

My best guess is that many workplaces will move towards a flexible or hybrid workplace, where some employees are in the office and some are remote. Collaboration tools will need to reflect this new way of working and accommodate teams across all locations.

They will need to be intuitive, robust, and flexible enough to work across all departments so that every employee can work from the same platform and deliver transparency, even in remote conditions.

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Parenting coach releasing book to help parents with teens – Your Valley

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Teen-parenting coach and mother of eight, Vanessa Baker, announces the pre-sale of her first book, From Mean to Real Clean: How to Create a Fully Functional Relationship with Your Teenager.

Set to release in December, the book serves as a straight-forward guide to teach parents to reinvent their mindset on being a parent, according to a press release.

As a teacher and a parent myself, I have a deep and compassionate understanding of the various issues that come with the territory of raising teenagers, says Ms. Baker in a prepared statement.

Dedicated to helping parents and their teens effectively and positively communicate through her coaching company called Vanessa Baker Mindset, the new book From Mean to Real Clean, published by Balboa Press, is available for pre-order for $20 at vbakermindset.com/m-rc-book.

Coinciding with the book, Ms. Baker has launched an interactive course that goes through each of the aforementioned steps and then goes indepth in a fifth part that guides parents through five big life-changing steps.

The course includes a three-month subscription to a private Facebook group featuring live group coaching, exclusive coaching videos and content, monthly level up challenges, a community in which to share wins and challenges of the process, plus discounts on coaching services, according to the release.

Ms. Baker also offers the Real Clean Family Total Overhaul Package featuring four days of customized coaching including intensive group work and highly individualized coaching.

Ive combined my own experiences and strategies raising children with my expertise in this field to create a simple, streamlined program to help parents transform their relationships with their children, she states.

With direct approaches designed to help parents achieve real change and form new bonds with their teenagers, the book is broken down into four parts:

After pursuing what she calls a fancy/show-off consulting job right out of college, Ms. Baker returned to school to become a high school business teacher, where she found her true passion, according to the release, adding that the Arizona State University Honors College graduate has a bachelors in business-supply chain management and a secondary education teaching certificate.

She has worked with hundreds of young people to help them understand important values such as how to make things happen, how to take ownership of their lives, and how to feel proud and confident.

Trained in leading challenging personal growth seminars as well as long-term, project-based courses and coaching business clients worldwide on well-being, performance and productivity, Ms. Baker has taught high school and community college levels.

A top-rated performance coach for Growth.com, a coaching company, she launched Vanessa Baker Mindset to serve family clients via online or in-person coaching sessions as well as seminars and courses, and through balance and hard work, she strives to help families connect through her methods.

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Local Event: Debs’ Vocalist Showcase & Benefit for the Innocence Project – Patch.com

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Neighbors please be mindful of social distancing guidelines while you do your part to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. See the latest guidance from the CDC here.

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own.

Join here at 8:00PM PT on Wednesday November 4: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8488...

Debspresents A LIVE SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE for your listening pleasure...in the warm, cozy, comfort, and safety of your own home. Delight and savor in marvelous magical musical talents** as they lift your spirits, touch your heart, illuminate your soul, inspire your mind, and brighten your night. Sit back, relax, rewind, restore, rejuvenate, and revel in the healing power of music. These skilled vocalists are all at the top of their game.

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These concerts are being presentedto support creativity and live music while giving back to the community. All proceeds go directly to the Innocence Project, an amazing organization that finds the necessary DNA evidence to finally free innocent victims who have been falsely accused, wrongly convicted, and unjustly incarcerated for decades. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. If you'd like to donate to the Innocence Project please visit our link: https://innocence-fundraising-...

Inconsideration of the entertainers, please plan to join PROMPTLY AT 8:00PM PT. There will be no admittance during performances. It is mandatory that you are MUTED and OFF VIDEO throughout the entire concert. You can use the CHAT ROOM to applaud, comment, and kibbutz with other attendees. Please use only positive and supportive language. If you need to communicate with the host for any reason, feel free to text me at 818-326-9003. For participation at a future event, contact Debs at sleeplessinstudiocity@gmail.com

Many of these acclaimed artists appear on DrDebzz call-in talk radio show, "Sleepless in Studio City," airing nightly at 9PM PT / midnight ET at AmericanHeartsRadio.com.

Hear them in candid interviews revealing the meaning of music in their lives, sharing what they believe is the key to finding and keeping love, giving valuable advice for aspiring artists, and much, much more. Link to additional artist interviews here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/po...DrDebzz isa columnist, life coach, and family mediator, who ishonored and privileged to offer heartfelt help, gentle guidance, positivity, a nurturing spirit, and transformative tools. Testimonials: "DrDebzz has such a gift for interviewing people and for paraphrasing what they say to cut to the core." "So inspiring and such good life lessons. I am completely in awe of her talent and skill in doing this." "DrDebzz is my favorite talk show host." "Her words of wisdom are gems." Brilliant! DrDebzz is a natural at this." "A true treasure. Her advice is always spot on!!!" "DrDebzz opening shpiel is worth its weight in gold."

For a limited time only, DrDebzz isproviding Complimentary Covid Coaching Sessions. Set up a consultation the old fashioned Alexander Graham Bell way at 818-326-9003; or by emailing her at: sleeplessinstudiocity@gmail.com To view past showcases visit:

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Coaches’ Corner with Scott Smith – The Stokes News

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By Robert Money Jr. rmoney@thestokesnews.com

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Robert Money | The Stokes News

DANBURY To say that North Stokes Scott Smith is a versatile coach and teacher is definitely an understatement.

For the past 23 years, the coach has been involved with JV and varsity football, baseball, girls basketball, and boys basketball. Smith also teaches CTE-Business, Finance and Marketing, Computer Science and Information Technology.

He is currently the girls basketball coach and has been since the 2017-18 season. Smiths teams have qualified for the state playoffs two out of the three seasons and also advanced to the Northwest Conference semi-finals in two of those years.

Smith, who has also been assistant football coach for 16 years, returned to the gridiron last season and coached the defensive backs. His players had eight passes defended, six interceptions, and eight fumble recoveries on a season where they finished 4-7.

Along with coaching girls basketball, he also served as an assistant coach for three seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the varsity baseball team as the head skipper and two years involved with the boys basketball team as an assistant on both the JV and varsity teams.

As a coach, I try to help my players understand their roles with sports and in life, said the coach. We all have different roles and each one is just as important as the other. I want them to learn from their mistakes and keep working hard towards each of their goals.

Of course, I want to win and Im just as competitive as anyone, but I try and look at the big picture. I hope and pray that each young lady and young man that I have coached or taught becomes a productive person in society.

Smith graduated from North Stokes in 1989 and he then entered into what he referred to as the seven-year plan. He married his wife Jill of 27 years and worked full-time while attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The coach graduated in 1997 with a Business Education Degree and then started teaching at North in the fall of that same year. The couple later had two children, Jeremy and Belle.

When coming back to North Stokes, Smith had several coaches and teachers that he admired and looked up to and they helped him through the process of beginning his career.

Coaches (Bill) Hart, (Tim) Lawson, and (Mark) Love always did the little things that most people didnt see, remembered Smith. They were committed to the kids and their programs. They were great role models and encouraged us all to make good choices. I only hope I do the same for the kids that I coach and teach.

Favorite food: Anything my wife cooks

Favorite dessert: Jills chocolate pie

Vacation spot: Home

Hobbies: Carp fishing and hanging out with the family.

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Maryland University of Integrative Health’s health and wellness coaching program approved by NBHWC Wall Street Call – Reported Times

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Laurel, Md. Maryland University of Integrative Healths (MUIH) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching is now an Approved Training Program with the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). This approved stand-alone certificate is also embedded in MUIHs Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching program. Students and graduates who entered these programs in fall 2019 and later are eligible to sit for the HWC Certifying Examination developed by NBHWC in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).

MUIHs graduate health and wellness coaching programs prepare students to become skilled health and wellness coaches who help clients clarify health and wellness goals through introspection, leverage their strengths, address challenges in behavior change, implement and sustain life-changing behaviors, and manage both setbacks and progress. These programs are grounded in MUIHs holistic and natural approach to health and wellness. They are variously offered in online, hybrid, and on-campus formats. For more information visit muih.edu/academics/health-wellness-coaching.

Graduates of MUIHs health and wellness coaching programs are well-prepared to help clients improve their lives, to begin a new career or add value to an existing one, and to advance the field through evidence-informed practice and the highest of ethical standards. Our graduates are distinguished by their healing presence, knowledge of behavior change science, and their compassion in service of others, said Rebecca Pille, department chair of health and wellness coaching at MUIH.

Health and wellness coaching has been identified as a cutting edge career that equips professionals with a core set of skills and expertise which apply to a wide range of individuals and communities, settings, organizations, and sectors. It has emerged as a $6 billion service market in the U.S., with an estimated 109,000 health and wellness coaches and health educators.

MUIH began offering graduate programs in health and wellness coaching in 2010, including the nations first Master of Arts degree in the field in 2012. MUIH also offers masters and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of other integrative health disciplines.

About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is a leading academic institution focused on the study and practice of integrative health and wellness and one of the few universities in the U.S. dedicated solely to such practices. Deeply rooted in a holistic philosophy, its model for integrative health and wellness is grounded in whole-person, relationship-centered, evidence-informed care.

Since 1974, MUIH has been a values-driven community educating practitioners and professionals to become future health and wellness leaders through transformative programs grounded in traditional wisdom and contemporary science.

MUIH has more than 20 progressive, graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, offered on-campus and online. In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, which delivers more than 20,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year. For more information visit http://www.muih.edu.

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Keywords:Health, Wellness, MUIH, Certification, Coaching, Healthy, Post-Baccalaureate, Online

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A tip of the hat to my old football coach – Gonzales Inquirer

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By STEVE FOUNTAIN, Inquirer Publisher

Please indulge me an excursion beyond the borders of Gonzales County, Texas.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles hop I-10 West for about 1,400 miles and jump on I-5 North and exit off Los Feliz Boulevard (you cant miss it).

I attended John Marshall High School.

You may not know Marshall High School by name, but youve seen it from Van Halens Hot for Teacher video to the finale of Grease to Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Boy Meets World, numerous movies, TV shows and commercials have been filmed at the last standing brick high school in Los Angeles.

But my musings today about my high school of 40 years ago arent about Hollywood trivia.

I learned last week that my varsity football coach, Hiroshi Tanaka, died at the age of 84.

Tanaka, who as a child was in an internment camp in Utah during World War II, coached the team from 1972 to 1979 during which he led it to its first winning seasons and playoff berths in a dozen years.

He had some notable players along the way, including Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winning coach Andy Reid, and Patriots and Packers player Ron Spears.

Tanaka had a lot of successes.

Well, until his final two seasons which is when I showed up.

A year after taking second place in conference and reaching the playoffs, we went 0-9 in 1978. Just to prove that wasnt a fluke, we went 0-9 in 1979.

Coach Tanakas winless last two seasons were as much a reflection of the loss of some key senior players and a realignment that left us over-matched on numbers, talent, and experience.

In addition, while the country was getting its first glimpses of the West Coast Offense and Run-and-Gun formations, we came up with its own special offense: the Stumble and Fumble.

I also think we were doomed by our mascot.

We faced teams like the Panthers, Gauchos, Huskies, Wildcats, and Sentinels.

We being the Barristers.

John Marshall? First chief justice of the Supreme Court. Ring a bell?

So we were represented by a mascot named after an obsolete term for a lawyer, with a cherub face, dressed in a blue gown and mortarboard hat, and holding a scroll.

Johnny Barristers striking pose invoked all the fear of someone saying hit me and Ill sue!

And, God bless our cheerleaders, but 2-4-6-8 litigate, litigate! didnt inspire us on the field.

Tanaka took the losing in stride. Yes, he hated to lose. But he also remained amazingly patient. I only remember him really losing it with us a couple of times. By his nature, losing it meant raising his voice and using a rare and relatively mild profanity. In hindsight, he was trying to instill in us the importance of finishing strong, putting your best effort forward, and not giving up, no matter the result. He preached team over the individual.

That really didnt hit me until the bus ride back from our last game of the 1979 season. It was a strange feeling not only realizing I was never going to play again, but that I hadnt given my best effort for the team.

It was akin to someone losing a family member and lamenting if I only had one more day with them.

Tanaka was out as varsity coach after that season, demoted to the sub-varsity team. Dan Beattie moved up to varsity, bringing with him a talented group of players he developed.

I cant pinpoint when or why, but after I graduated, I asked Coach Beattie if I could help. He really didnt know me. I ended up filming the varsity games.

But I also managed to get Beattie to let me run the JVs. He didnt have a plan for a JV team in 1980, so I offered to work with the players mainly getting them to run the opponents offense and defense in practice. I also ran them through the only drills I knew from Coach Tanaka.

We only played one game at the end of the season my coaching debut which we won.

By the 1981 season, Beattie and his assistant, Ken Gerard, warmed up to having me around. We actually played a full season of JV games. As Tanaka taught me, practice all you want, but there is no substitution for actually playing the game.

In 1982, about six of my JVs were now varsity starters. And several others were key role players. By then, Id jumped over to Hollywood High to coach sub-varsity defense. But dang if Marshall didnt go out and win the schools first-ever city football championship that season.

I claim no role in that championship. For two years, I simply gave some young players something instead of standing around while the varsity practiced.

However, Id like to think that first championship had a little sprinkle of Coach T in it.

I cant remember the last time I spoke with Coach Tanaka, but I do remember him joking with me and as always being his kind and sincere self.

Like those people who influence most us in life, my memories about coach are more about how he treated me and his example than the wins (or lack thereof) on the field.

Sometimes, our greatest lessons are learned through losses.

Rest in peace, Coach Tanaka.

(Steve Fountain is the Publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer).

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Little ready to bring the energy: Former Sierra player joins CSU Pueblo women’s basketball program as assistant coach – Pueblo Chieftain

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Jalen Little brings plenty of experience to the Colorado State University Pueblo women's basketball program. He guarantees he'll bring the energy.

And he's so close to home that he feels at home.

Last Tuesday, LIttle joined the Pack as an assistant coach under head coach Tommie Johnson.

"We are beyond excited to add Coach Little's extensive knowledge, contagious energy, and unmatched passion for the game to our program," Johnson said.

Originally from Colorado Springs, Little played his high school ball at Sierra High School. He earned honorable mention All-State honors.

Little last worked in Colorado for Harrison School District in Colorado Springs. He tutored gifted and talented students. He also designed summer activity programs for students

"It's a blessing for sure," Little said about returning to Colorado. "I was recruited by Tommie in high school from junior college. I know and understand the culture (at CSU Pueblo) for sure."

No stranger to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Little joins the Pack after four seasons at Chadron State College. Little served as assistant coach for the Eagles men's basketball team.

In his four years with the Eagles, Little helped with camps. He also was instrumental in the Eagles recruiting efforts. Little coached Colby Jackson and Brian Rodriguez-Flores to all-RMAC recognitions in 2019-20.

During Little's tenure, the Eagles totaled seven all-RMAC selections. Little's Eagles also landed 22 student-athletes on the RMAC's all-Academic honor roll.

Before joining Chadron State, Little interned at Abilene Christian University. He served as the athletic director's Intern after being hand-picked by athletic director Lee DeLeon. In his time at Abilene Christian, Little helped raise funds for a variety of Wildcat programs.

Little understands coaching women as different than coaching men.

"Women tend to listen more to what you are trying to teach them," Little said. "I can't wait to see what we can do on the court.

"I was welcomed by everyone since Day 1. I've really bought into what we're doing. Coach Tommie has a vision and all the pieces are in place."

Little, 27, believes his strength is the energy he provides.

"I'm an energy giver," he said. "I want to be part of their life and want the players to forget about what is going on and bring their energy every day to practice.

"We're not going to expect anything but about average and want to get things as perfect as we can."

As an athlete, Little competed at the D-I level playing for Abilene Christian. As the Wildcats starting point guard, Little ranked sixth in the Southland Conference with 4.5 assists per game as a senior. In his junior season, Little totaled 11 assists in a game against Houston Baptist University.

Little played one season at Otero Junior College. He averaged 11.6 points per game and 6.7 assists per game as a sophomore for the Rattlers.

After prepping at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, Little began his collegiate playing career with the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Starting as a freshman, Little led the team with 3.4 assists per game. His 93 assists are second-most in Alaska-Anchorage history by a freshman.

The CSU Pueblo women open their season Nov. 27 at Colorado Christian University.

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Nebraska had plenty of talent in 1970, but their coaches made the Huskers go the distance – Omaha World-Herald

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Keeping legendary Huskers together falls on shoulders of 'Red Beran'

Mike "Red" Beran, a Nebraska football letterman in the early 1970s, channels his tenacity into keeping former Huskers in touch and works with the athletic department to honor these legendary players. Read more here.

They were the First Champions. But as the years have passed, their memory has fallen through the cracks of Husker history, writes Tom Shatel. Read more here.

Sure, we dont have live Nebraska football right now. Thats not going to stop us from reveling in Husker football on a fall Saturday, because 50 years ago, the Big Red was poised to become truly big. Read more here.

On Sept. 12, 1970, the Husker football team opened their season with a win over Wake Forest. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

When the 1970 Huskers opened the season, they didn't know they'd be national champions that year. What they did know was that Johnny Rodgers was "everything" people said about him. Read more here.

Nebraska was the first Big Eight opponent for 1970 Wake Forest team. Read more here.

Nebraskas offensive attack produced big numbers in 69. But it really flourished in 1970 with the arrival of Johnny Rodgers. Impeccable timing, huh? Read more here.

On Sept. 19, 1970, the Husker football team tied Southern California. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

To begin the 1970 season, NU was ranked No. 9 and hungry for national respect. Tying USC gave them that. Read more here.

Check out how USC viewed their tie with the 1970 Huskers. Read more here.

How good was the Nebraska football teams defensive line during the 1970 national championship season? Read more here.

On Sept. 26, 1970, the Husker football team shut out Army. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Gen. William C. Westmoreland arrived in Lincoln in 1970 seeking to win a red cowboy hat. He left 48 hours later having lost a bathrobe to Nebraskas governor. Read more here.

Army was 1-1 when it played Nebraska in 1970. A second win never came that season. Read more here.

Long before Nebraska joined the Big Ten, Bob Devaney recruited players from that part of the country. And those Rust Belt Huskers played a big part in winning the national title in 1970. Read more here.

On Oct. 3, 1970, the Husker football team defeated Minnesota. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

In its last nonconference game of 1970, Nebraska dominated Minnesota behind standout performances from some of Omaha's best. But after beating the Gophers, tougher tests in the Big Eight remained. Read more here.

The 1970 Huskers young defense was fueling local anticipation that Minnesota could score with Nebraska. It was not to be. Read more here.

For decades Missouri was one of Nebraska's biggest rivals. And their meeting in 1970 epitomized the physicality of that rivalry especially one big hit delivered by a Husker lineman. Read more here.

On Oct. 10, 1970, the Husker football team defeated Missouri. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

After beating Missouri in their Big Eight opener, the 1970 Huskers started to get more national attention with their first No. 1 vote though that march to the top was still just beginning. Read more here.

The Huskers in 1970 "bruised" Missouri, a Big Eight preseason favorite, in their conference opener. Read more here.

Nebraska's 1970 national championship team was fortunate to have two great quarterbacks in Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson. Bob Devaney had a great situation." Click here to read more.

On Oct. 17, 1970, the Husker football bounced back from a 10-point deficit to defeat Kansas. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Prior to Jayhawks game against the 1970 Huskers, Kansas coach Pepper Rodgers said, Nebraska is fearsome." Read more here.

Onone of the biggest catches of Guy Ingles career a 80-yard touchdown in a win over Kansas it didnt hurt that he was on the field with the best player in Husker history, writes Sam McKewon. Read more here.

Boyd Epley, who at the time was a pole vaulter with a bad back, revolutionized strength training more than 50 years ago and helped lay the foundation for Bob Devaney's national champion Huskers. Read more here.

On Oct. 24, 1970, the Husker football buried Oklahoma State in their most productive scoring since 1922. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Nebraska fans couldn't help but dream big when the 1970 Huskers could throw knockout punches in so many ways. Read more here.

Oklahoma State anticipated an advantage over the 1970 Huskers with its passing game. That did not come to fruition. Read more here.

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