Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats on tragedy, adversity and prayer
Christian Sports Publication
by Jason Romano
4h ago
Nate Oats has been the head coach of the University of Alabama men’s basketball program since March 2019. He came to Tuscaloosa after five successful years as the head coach at the University of Buffalo. He is a two-time MAC Coach of the Year  and the 2021 SEC Coach of the Year. On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Coach Oats about how he has dealt with a former player's arrest a few weeks ago on January 15 and trusting in God to guide him through prayer and scripture to lead his team and move forward for the rest of the 2022-23 college basketball season. Looking for faith/spor ..read more
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MLB pitcher Austin Adams on his newfound faith in Jesus and serving with Compassion International in the Dominican Republic
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by Jason Romano
4h ago
Austin Adams is a MLB pitcher who was selected in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the Angels. He was traded to the Nationals and spent three seasons with Washington (2017-19), one with Seattle (2019) and then three with the Padres (2020-2022). Today on the podcast, we talk to Austin Adams about giving his life to Christ in August 2021, living a life of surrender, making his MLB debut with Washington in 2017 and why his faith has led him to serve with Compassion International.  Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with Sports Spectrum apparel ..read more
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Former NFL player and coach Jim Zorn on his love for Seattle and leading with Christ at the center
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by Jason Romano
4d ago
Jim Zorn is a former NFL player and NFL head coach who was the first ever starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in their expansion season of 1976. Zorn would remain the starter for the next 7 seasons and finished his Seahawks career in 1984. After a few more seasons, he was finished with football after the 1987 season and then turned his attention to coaching.  In 2001, Zorn returned to the team he played with for so many years and was the quarterback coach for the Seahawks. In 2005, his team won the NFC championship and went on to Super Bowl XL against the Steelers. Zorn had a st ..read more
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LPGA tour pro Angela Stanford on winning golf majors, living out her faith and overcoming loss
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by Jason Romano
6d ago
Angela Stanford is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. Since turning pro in 2000, she has had eight professional wins including seven on the LPGA Tour. In 2018, she won the Evian Championship and achieved her dream of winning her first LPGA Major championship.  A standout golfer in college at TCU, Stanford was a four-time All-American with the Horned Frogs and the 1999 WAC player of the year. She has also been a member six U.S. Solheim Cup teams and was recently named assistant U.S. captain of the 203 Solheim Cup team.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Angela about her golf caree ..read more
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St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glover Tommy Edman on baseball, faith and growing in Christ
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by Jason Romano
1w ago
Tommy Edman is an infielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. After a stellar college career at Stanford, Edman was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by St. Louis and made his MLB debut a few years later in 2019. In 2021, Edman won a Gold Glove for his defensive effort at second base. In 2022, he hit .265 with 13 home runs, 57 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 32 stolen bases. Today on the podcast, we talk to Edman about his journey with Christ, the impact teammates in St. Louis have had on his faith, being a switch-hitter and how he approaches the highs and lows of a long MLB sea ..read more
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Former SF Giants General Manager Bobby Evans on winning three World Series and serving with Compassion International
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by Jason Romano
1w ago
Bobby Evans was the San Francisco Giants General Manager from 2016-2018. He first joined the Giants organization in 1994 and spent 24 years total with San Francisco's front office. During his time there, he was a member of three World Series championship teams in 2010, 2012 and 2014.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Bobby about his long and winding road in the game of baseball, his favorite memory from Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and why his faith in Jesus has guided him to serve with Compassion International. Looking for faith/sports gift ideas? Check out our new Increase store with ..read more
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Former NFL player Heath Evans on football, discipleship and living a life dedicated to Jesus Christ
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by Jason Romano
1w ago
Heath Evans is a former NFL player who was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He would play 10 seasons with the Seahawks, Dolphins, Patriots and Saints and won a Super Bowl in 2009 with New Orleans.  After retiring, he started a broadcasting career at NFL Network that lasted from 2012 until his firing in 2017. He is now doing work with his company "Built Ready" fighting to help men master biblical manhood both spiritually and physically.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Heath Evans about his spiritual transformation that has seen him going fro ..read more
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2-time World Series champion pitcher Jason Grimsley on addiction, pain, hope, redemption and God's grace
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by Jason Romano
1w ago
Jason Grimsley is a former professional baseball pitcher who played 17 years in Major League Baseball with seven different teams. He was originally selected in the 10th round of the 1985 MLB Draft by the Phillies and made his MLB debut four years later, in September of 1989. In 1999 and 2000, Grimsley was a member of the New York Yankees World Series championship teams. He pitched his last game in May of 2006 with the Diamondbacks. In November 2022, Jason released his first book, "Cross Stiched: One Man's Journey from Ruin to Restoration." Today on the podcast, we talk to Jason about his MLB c ..read more
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Veronica Burton on life in the WNBA, growing in her faith and trusting in God's plan
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by Jason Romano
2w ago
Veronica Burton is a WNBA player with the Dallas Wings. She was selected seventh overall in the first round of the 2022 WNBA Draft after a stellar career at Northwestern that saw her named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year three times.  In her senior season with Northwestern, she averaged 18 points, 4.3 assists and led the nation at 3.8 steals per game. She was named Third-Team All-American in 2022 by the AP and won the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year.  Today on the podcast, we talk to Veronica about her first season in the WNBA, the growth she's seen in her faith, the importanc ..read more
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Gari Meacham on a baseball life with her husband Bobby and serving Christ with Water Mission in Uganda
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by Jason Romano
2w ago
Gari Meacham is an author, speaker, baseball wife and nonprofit CEO who has written multiple books and co-hosts the "Gutsy Faith" podcast. Gari's husband Bobby Meacham is a coach in the Colorado Rockies orgranization and is a former professional baseball player who played six seasons with the New York Yankees in the 1980's.  Today on the podcast, Gari tells stories of growing up in pro baseball, trusting in God amidst uncertainity and why she wanted to partner with Water Mission to help bring clean water to people in Uganda.  You can learn more about the great work Water Mission is d ..read more
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