Tom Murphy | Learn Work Ethic from a Professional Catcher | SE Podcast

Tom Murphy | Catcher for the Seattle Mariners

Born from hard work and great effort. Today we speak with Tom Murphy, Catcher for the Seattle Mariners. In this episode, we discuss the Major League Baseball Journey, The Seattle Mariners, and youth baseball. —— Last season, Tom played for the Colorado Rockies. Before his time in professional baseball, Tom played collegiate ball at the University of Buffalo. Tom shares stories from his time playing little league baseball in Upstate, New York to becoming a major leaguer to moving this past offseason from the Rockies to the Giants to the Mariners. We always talk about finding the positive and Tom showcases his positive mindset in this conversation. And as you will hear from Tom, it’s born from hard work and great effort. Tom’s success on and off the field has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Derek Bylsma | Dealing with Pressure as an Athlete | SE Podcast

Derek Bylsma | Dealing with Pressure as an Athlete

Dealing with pressure is something every athlete must be able to do. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss dealing with pressure as an athlete. ——Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics.  With Derek’s athletic background and knowledge around mental health in sports, we are excited to share Derek’s thoughts with you.  Derek’s success in the counseling world and his involvement in the mental side of athletics have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Tony Zefiretto | The American Arena League

Tony Zefiretto | The American Arena League

Ever wondered what it’s like to run a football league? Our guest today is Tony Zefiretto, CEO of the American Arena League. In this episode, we discuss The American Arena League.  ——Previously, Tony was the GM of the Newark Bears and Wilmington Waves of Minor League Baseball where he met his business partner, Jack Bowman. Together they started the American Arena League.  The AAL is an indoor football league founded in 2017. In 2018 the AAL grew to be the largest professional arena league in the US.  Tony shares stories from his days in Minor League Baseball to his experiences running the AAL. At SportsEpreneur, we are very excited to announce that we will be helping the American Arena League with some of their marketing efforts this season!  Tony’s success in the sports world and his involvement in the community have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Marcus Fizer | A Basketball Journey | SE Podcast | Iowa State Basketball

Marcus Fizer | A Basketball Journey

Take a walk in a basketball star’s shoes. Our guest today is Marcus Fizer, former basketball player for Iowa State University and the Chicago Bulls. In this episode, we discuss a basketball career and the journey of an NBA player. ——Marcus is a former McDonald’s High School All American, an Iowa State Cyclone legend, the number 4 pick in the 2000 NBA Draft, and a former Chicago Bull. He shares many stories from his playing days at Iowa State, his time in the NBA with the Bulls, and his life after playing professional basketball. Marcus gets very real with us in this chat and we are excited to bring this to you. Marcus’s success on and off the court have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Jake Newton | Mental Health in Hockey | SE Podcast

Jake Newton | Mental Health in Hockey

Using your platform for good. Our guest today is Jake Newton, professional hockey player and mental health advocate. In this episode, we discuss mental health in sports and the life of a professional hockey player. ——Today we are chatting with Jake Newton, Professional Hockey Player and mental health advocate.   In his career he has played in the AHL, ECHL and currently plays for JYP of the Finnish Liiga.  Jake had a lot to say about mental health, battling recovery, and using his platform for good.  Jake’s success on and off the ice have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Ty Kelly | The Life of a Professional Baseball Player | SE Podcast

Ty Kelly | The Life of a Professional Baseball Player

Ever wondered what it’s like as a professional baseball player? Our guest today is Ty Kelly, professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels. In this episode, we discuss creating content as an athlete and the life of a professional baseball player.——In his career, he has played for the Mets, Phillies, Blue Jays, and Team Israel.  Ty had a lot to say about creativity, adaptability, and of course, enjoying the journey!   He has a lot to say about creating content, the travel of a baseball player, and adapting as an athlete. Ty’s success on and off the field have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Mike Hollis | Professional Football Player Turned Entrepreneur

Mike Hollis | Professional Football Player Turned Entrepreneur

A true athlete turned entrepreneur. Our guest today is Mike Hollis, former professional football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this episode we discuss the life of an NFL Kicker and the transition from pro sports to entrepreneurship.  

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You remember Mike as the kicker that took down Eric’s Buffalo Bills in the 1996 Playoffs! Mike played in the NFL for 9 years with the Jags, Bills, and New York Giants. 

Mike lives in Jacksonville, FL where he runs ProForm Kicking Academy and is a Managing Partner in a software development company in the meal prep industry. 

He has a lot to say about youth sports, how to handle high stakes pressure, and of course entrepreneurship! 

Mike’s success on and off the field have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.