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Wilbraham and Monson Head Boys Basketball Coach, Mike Mannix has coached at the D2, D3 and NBA levels.  He has been at Wilbraham and Monson since 2009.  In this episode Mike talks about working for the Indiana Pacers as a video scout, being the director of basketball ops at Drexel, why the NEPSAC AA prep school league is so special, coaching current NBA player Wenyen Gabriel, and much more.   

What You Will Learn

[1:15] Why Mike chose basketball?
[4:36] How did he become a video scout for the Indiana Pacers?
[7:30] What did you take away from the experience at the Pacers that you can use with your
team?
[10:35] Time coaching at Western New Mexico University.
[12:40] Coaching at Drexel.
[15:12] Why he chose to work at Wilbraham and Monson?
[19:55] Famous Alumni from Wilbraham and Monson.
[22:00] What makes the NEPSAC AA prep school basketball league so special?
[28:00] How does Mike advise a family and player on college recruiting?
[30:56] Coaching University of Kentucky alum and current NBA player Wenyen Gabriel
[31:32] What makes someone an NBA player?
[34:30] New coaching ideas during Covid?
[37:59] Thoughts on NCAA transfer rule?
[43:05] Biggest win of career?
[44:54] Best player coached against?
[47:14] Hobbies
[48:42] Best ESPN 30 for 30?
[49:00] Favorite movie

Connect with Mike:

Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wma_basketball/

Twitter | https://twitter.com/Coach_Mannix

YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/WilbrahamMonsonAcad

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/wilbrahammonsonacademybasketball

Website | https://www.wma.us/athletics/teams-page/boysbasketball

Connect with Cory:

Website | https://www.prepathletics.com

Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/prep_athletics/

Twitter | https://twitter.com/PREP_Athletics

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/PrepAthletics

Email | coryheitz@gmail.com

Phone | 859-317-1166

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