This is the 84th episode of the C-10 Podcast. Our first episode was about two years and a week ago, on May 14, 2020.
Well, this week we’re doing something we’ve not done before in the previous 83 episodes covering two years and a week.
We are going to replay an interview that we originally posted in December 2020 — episode 32 to be exact. It may seem odd, considering you could go through our list of episodes, find this interview and, if you like, go back and listen to it. Likewise, we could simply post a link to episode 32.
But this episode — this guest — deserves more than that.
See, on May 12, 2022, the college basketball world lost one of its greatest coaches. Kansas City lost one of its kindest, best people. William Jewell College lost, perhaps, its greatest ambassador. And, frankly, we lost someone we considered a friend. Larry Holley.
Coach Holley was one of the genuinely good people on this planet. He cared about his players, his family, his friends, and everyone else with whom he came in contact.
He was a great friend to C You In The Major Leagues, including being instrumental in making sure that William Jewell College became one of our C-10 Leaders Scholarship partner schools.
In case you don’t know much about Coach Holley, his name became synonymous with William Jewell College. And vice versa. After all, Holley was the school’s basketball coach for 40 years, compiling 916 career wins, which made him the ninth-winningest coach in college basketball history at any level when he retired in 2019. He is the winningest coach in the state of Missouri. He earned 15 Coach of the Year awards, including the NAIA national coach of the year in 1996, and the 2018 Kansas City Sports Commission coach of the year.
In 2019, he was selected as the “Blue KC Coach with Character” honoree for the month of April.
In this episode, which we’ve edited from the original to take out some Covid references, we talk about Holley’s leadership background, how he and William Jewell have been intertwined, how he used to get the most out of his players, and he took a swing at our “7 Questions.”
We hope you enjoy it, and see why we felt now was a good time to go into the archives for this special episode.
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