Coaches Corner with Al de Lachica – Week 8 Coach Okpodu

Sam Okpodu enters his sixth year as the head coach of the Newberry mens soccer team after five successful seasons at the helm of the scarlet and gray. The 2008 season saw Okpodu take the program to new heights with a third place finish in the South Atlantic Conference with a 5-2-1 record in conference play and a 5-11-1 record overall, the best finish in the SAC standings in team history. Forward Debola Ogunseye was selected to the All-SAC first team, while senior midfielder Shane Abbott and defender Jeff Bell was named to the second team. Ogunseye was also named to the DAKTRONICS All-Southeast Region first team. Coach Okpodu lead Newberry to a 9-10 record overall in 2006 and a 2-5 record in the South Atlantic Conference, finishing sixth. Three total players were placed on the all-SAC first and second teams. In 2005, Newberry went 7-9-2 overall and 1-6 in SAC play. Okpodu led Newberry to a 9-7-2 overall record and a 3-3-1 South Atlantic Conference record in 2004, both tops in school history. The men also finished fifth in the SAC, what was then their highest conference finish ever. The success found in 2004 included two all-conference selections and one all-region selection. Newberry finished the season ranked eighth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Appalachian Region rankings, also a first for the program. In addition to compiling the best overall and conference records in program history, the men also racked up an eight match unbeaten streak


The Sidney T. Smith Basketball Highlight Video: Sidney’s High School Basketball Team – New Birth Christian Academy – Lithonia, GA. Sidney’s Club teams include – AAU Atlanta Select and AAU Georgia Champions. Sidney is truly a diamond in the rough that is finally being discovered and Recruited. At 5’10” Sidney is an unstoppable Prospect with adept shooting touch from all ranges, a seasoned ball handler and play maker that is always looking to make his teammates better players and most importantly a defensive nightmare always giving 110% effort on both ends of the court. Sidney is a Christian Student-Athlete and understands the importance of education first. For more information about Sidney and additional footage to review please send request to or call 678-463-3730. Thank You for Viewing.
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ESPN Dancing Coaches Commercial — College Basketball (It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports) – DANCE

Justice – DANCE (Downtown / Ed Banger) Nominated for MTV VMA video of the year Perhaps no coaches show more passion and energy than college basketball coaches. Here, we celebrate their exuberance and signature moves. It’s not crazy, it’s sports. Watch Thad Matta of Ohio State, Buzz Williams of Marquette Golden Eagles, Herb Sendek of Arizona State Sun Devils, Roy Williams of University of North carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels, Kim Mulkey of the the Baylor Lady Bears, Jamie Dixon of the Pittsburgh (Pitt) Panthers, Frank Martin of Oakland, Tubby Smith of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Seth Greenberg of Virginia Tech (VA Tech), Josh Pastner of the Memphis Tigers, Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals, Mike Anderson of Mizzou (Missouri Tigers), Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans, Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketers, Bill Self of the Kansas Jay Hawks, Brad Stevens of Butler Bulldogs, Lorenzo Romar of the Washington Huskies, Tom Crean of the Indiana Hoosiers, Debbie Ryan of he Virginia Lady Caveliers, Mike Kryzewski of the Duke Blue Devils, Mark Few of the Gonzaga Zags, Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Oragne (Orangemen), Bruce Pearl of the Tennessee Volunteers, Tent Johnson of Louisiana State, Bo Ryan of the Wisonconsin Badgers put on their dancing shoes/shows as they try and get to the NCAA Tournament and beyond.