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Episode 88: Dave and Ryan Odom, Parents and Children in Coaching
25th December 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Dave and Ryan Odom, Parents and Children in Coaching  Guest: Ryan Odom, Head Coach of the UMBC Retrievers Men's Basketball Team and Dave Odom, Former Assistant Coach at the University of Virginia   Ryan Odom is currently the head coach of the UMBC Retrievers men's basketball team. Odom and his staff brought the program and the university to a place that even the most ardent Retriever supporter would have thought were impossible. In a six-day span, UMBC won an America East Conference title at prohibitive favorite Vermont and followed up by engineering the first victory for a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament history. Dave Odom is a retired American men's college basketball coach, who most recently coached at the University of South Carolina. He had previously held the same position at East Carolina University and Wake Forest University and was an assistant coach at the University of Virginia. Career Record (major schools): 22 Years, 405-279, .592 W-L% Schools: East Carolina (37-43), Wake Forest (240-132) and South Carolina (128-104) Conference Champion: 1 Time (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.) NCAA Tournament: 9 Years (10-9), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships   Breakdown 1:00 - Following Dave's Footsteps 4:00 - Thoughts when Dave's son went into Coaching 7:00 - Learning from Ryan's Father Style of Coaching 9:30 - Ryan working for other people 11:00 - Learnings from other Coaches  14:00 - Learning from Tony Shaver's Style of Coaching 16:00 - How Dave Handles Hard Situations in Ryan's Coaching 19:30 - Things that Ryan learn from his dad's Coaching Philosophy 23:00 - Modern Game Dave Enjoyed that Change 27:00 - Shooting and Guarding the 3-Point Line 32:30 - More Space 34:30 - Dealing with the Parents and Children  38:00 - Parents Perspective and Priorities for their Kids 43:00 - Father and Son Tandem 47:00 - Dave and Ryan's Advice to the Parents out there 50:40 - Having a Nighttime Meal Together 52:00 - Working and Practice Together in the Facility 55:00 - Conclusion    Dave Odom’s Bio Bio:  Website for the Podcast:   Ryan Odom’s Bio Bio: Twitter:    Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at