Coach Chad Parks

31. \ Coach Jessica Medina: National Women’s Development Coach for USA Wrestling/Champion On and Off the Mat

In this episode, Coach P speaks with Coach Jessica Medina, who is the Women’s National Development Coach for USA Wrestling.  Coach Medina is a former head college wrestling coach, USA Wrestling National Team Member, 3 x US Open Champion,…

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30. \ White Belt Mentality: How to Stay Hungry and Keep a Growth Mindset. Not Only for Martial Artists.

In this episode, Coach P discusses the “White Belt Mentality” and how to keep it in your life. The white belt mentality is one of hunger, desire, and growth. If you are a martial artist (wrestler, jiu-jitsu, judo, MMA, etc.), you want to work hard to…

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29. Coach Jim Harshaw Jr: Success Through Failure/How to get the Clarity, Focus, and Consistency of an Elite Athlete

In this episode, Coach P speaks with Coach Jim Harshaw Jr. about his journey to achieving success through failure and how to get the clarity, focus, and consistency of an elite athlete (in every area of life).  Coach Harshaw is a TEDx Speaker,…

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28. Coach Leslie Trujillo: Dream Big, Pursue Your Passions, and Keep Showing Up!

In this episode, Coach P holds a conversation with world-class performance coach, Leslie “Coach C” Trujillo.  Coach Trujillo is a trainer, coach, college professor, mom, and motivational specialist. She is a former D1 tennis player, host of “The…

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27. Tanner Gardner, Rice University Senior Associate AD / Chief Operating Officer and Wrestling Legend: Live with Excellence

In this episode, Coach P has an incredibly inspirational conversation with high-performer, Tanner Gardner. Coach P had the honor of being one of Tanner’s private wrestling coaches while Tanner was in high school and they remain, close friends, today….

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26. Re-creation: Wrestling with the process of constant growth and improvement.

In this episode, Coach P discusses the consistent process of re-creation and best practices to become a better version of yourself.  *** If you enjoy Coach P’s Perspective Podcast, please consider doing a few things: Subscribe and then give it a…

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25. Wrestling Coach Extraordinaire, Kerry McCoy: Always Getting Better

In this episode, Coach P talks with the Legendary, Coach Kerry McCoy. Coach McCoy was a 2 x NCAA National Champion Wrestler for Penn State, Dan Hodge Award Winner (Heisman Trophy of Wrestling), Multi-time US Freestyle National Champion, World…

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24. $ in the Bank: Wrestling with preparation now to achieve success later.

In this episode, Coach P discusses the importance of preparation in all areas of life in order to be successful. You must have money in the bank to make a withdrawal and you have to do the work to earn that money.  *** If you enjoy Coach P’s…

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23. Glen Lanham, Duke University Head Wrestling Coach, on Embracing Challenges

In this episode, Coach P has a great conversation with Glen Lanham, Head wrestling coach for Duke University. Coach Lanham is the first-ever Black Head Coach at Duke University, in any sport. Coach Lanham has placed Duke Wrestling on the map and now…

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22. 5 Things I’d Tell My Younger Coaching Self

In this episode, Coach P discusses 5 things he’d tell himself as a younger coach if he could go back in time. Below are the 5 areas Coach P discusses in this podcast episode.  Love. Be a transformational coach. Find a mentor. Only take advice or…

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