Voice of the Minutemen Jay Burnham and UMass Men's Basketball Head Coach Frank Martin talk hoops, college athletics, life and more. Enjoy coach and special guest conversations each week.
A new chapter in UMass Basketball has begun with Frank Martin being announced as the 23rd Head Coach of the Massachusetts program. In his second day in Amherst, we sat down with Coach Frank Martin to discuss his family, his history, his connections to the area and his love and passion for all those that have played for him and have been around his programs. With Coach Martin's arrival, it is truly an exciting time for UMass Basketball.
UMass Men's Basketball Coach Frank Martin dives into the start of Summer One on campus with the Voice of the Minutemen Jay Burnham. The duo also discuss the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, how to build accountability and what is the foundation of a good team.
We’re back for Episode Two of Just Being Frank with special guest Mike Mannix. Coach Mannix stops by the pod to talk about the CommonwealthTBT team filled with former UMass stars. Frank gives an update on the Summer One workouts, and lends his initial thoughts and insight on the players making their way to Amherst. Coach Mannix also tosses in a few Bruiser Flint stories to round out a lively conversation about life, basketball and work ethic.
Just Being Frank Episode Three unearths Frank's thoughts on the transfer portal, the world of college basketball and how he is blessed to be surrounded by a coaching staff that has deep rooted ties to to him and his family. Frank touches on the arrival of new Assistant Coach Brett Nelson and what are his favorite summer drills.
In this episode Jay and Frank sit down with Sports Performance Coach Tony Regueira. They discuss Tony's journey as a Division I basketball player, teacher and police officer as well as his passion for working with UMass student athletes. Frank also touches upon the upcoming team-building trip to Puerto Rico. Like and subscribe to the podcast!
We spend this holiday week visiting with renowned basketball reporter Jeff Goodman. Frank and Jeff catch up, swap recruiting trail stories and discuss the direction of college hoops. You can catch Jeff Goodman on twitter @GoodmanHoops and check out his network of podcasts The Field of 68.
Fresh off his trip to the renowned Peach Jam, Frank recalls being a part of the inaugural Jam over 25 years ago. Jay and Frank discuss the importance of building relationships, making an impact in young people’s lives and what's in store for the first full team practice. Frank also dives into what’s to come with some of his retuning players.
In preparation for the TBT, The Commonwealth squad comprised of mostly former Minutemen, stop by the John Francis Kennedy Champions Center in Amherst to practice for their run at $1 million in prize money. Jay and Frank are able to visit with some of the alumnus that have returned to campus to participate in the TBT including: Javorn Ferrell, Maxie Esho, Terrell Vinson, Freddie Riley and Chaz Williams. The group discuss the bond their share as Minutemen, the changes on campus and where their careers have taken them. A special thanks to The Comonwealth TBT General Manager Patrick MacWilliams and the supporters for helping bring the group together to compete once again.
In this final episode before the UMass squad departs for Puerto Rico, Frank and Jay sit down with UMass alum and Court Club member John Moynihan. John recounts his one season on the basketball team back in 1979 and what it took to get there. He also recounts what it was like to learn and grow under the iconic UMass Head Coach Jack Leaman.
There is much to cover this week as the Men's Basketball team returns from their team-bonding trip to Puerto Rico. Jay and Frank discuss the three games played down on the island, along with the team's experiences, food and more. They also cover a few questions from fans on social media and what is was like for Frank to visit with some old friends.