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Jon Teitel's Coaching Greats Series: SMU's "Doc" Hayes

May 3rd, 2011
Doc Hayes led SMU to eight conference titles and a Final FourIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time talking about the career of late SMU head coach E.O. "Doc" Hayes with Gerry York, head of the SMU Heritage Hall Museum. In twenty seasons at SMU Coach Hayes won 299 games and led the Mustangs to eight conference titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances.

Jon Teitel: Elmore Onslow Hayes went by the nickname "Doc" or "Little Doc". How did he get the nickname, and how did he like it? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Norfolk State's Bobby Dandridge

May 3rd, 2011
Bobby Dandridge is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of FameIn his most recent "Forgotten Legends" interview CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Norfolk State great Bobby Dandridge. Dandridge played a year with the legendary Pee Wee Kirkland while compiling a legendary career of his own, eventually playing 13 seasons in the NBA and winning championships with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971 and the Washington Bullets in 1978.

Jon Teitel: In 1968 you won a conference title as a teammate of playground legend Pee Wee Kirkland.

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: Cal Poly's Jeff Schneider

April 28th, 2011
Jeff Schneider won 70 games and a conference title at Cal PolyIn the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Cal Poly head coach Jeff Schneider, who led the Mustangs to a conference title in 1996 and won seventy games over five seasons. Coach Schneider, who is now CEO/President of the Big Shots, sent a son (David) off to William & Mary where he became one of the best players in school history.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Akron Great Joe Jakubick

April 28th, 2011
Joe Jakubick remains Akron's all-time leading scorerIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Akron great Joe Jakubick, who is the school's all-time leading scorer. Jakubick, who also ranks second all-time in steals, is now the girls' basketball coach at St. Vincent's/St. Mary's High School in Akron.

Jon Teitel: Why did you choose to go to Akron? 

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: Minnesota's Louis "Doc" Cooke

April 20th, 2011
Doc Cooke won five conference titles at Minnesota

In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with author Marc Hugunin discussing the career of former Minnesota head coach Louis "Doc" Cooke. During his time at Minnesota the late Cooke won five conference and three national titles. Hugunin is the co-author of the book "Minnesota Hoops: Basketball in the North Star State".  

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Stanford Great Adam Keefe

April 20th, 2011
Adam Keefe was a three-time All American at Stanford

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Stanford great Adam Keefe. In four seasons on The Farm, Keefe was an All-American three times and left school as the program's all-time leading rebounder and ranks second all-time in points scored. Keefe is now the executive vice president at CSI Capital Management.  

"Big Dance" Interviews: Butler forward Matt Howard

March 21st, 2011
Matt Howard has been one of the heroes of the Big Dance thus farTo say the least this subject of CHN writer Jon Teitel's "Big Dance" interview series had a good opening weekend. Butler forward Matt Howard scored the game-winning points in both of Butler's win, scoring on a offensive rebound in the second round win over Old Dominion and following that up with a free throw with 0.8 seconds remaining in their win over top-seed Pittsburgh. Howard's had quite the career in Indianapolis, and he and his teammates aren't done yet. Butler takes on Wisconsin in a Southeast Region semifinal on Thursday night.

"Big Dance" Interviews: Boston University head coach Patrick Chambers

March 14th, 2011
Patrick Chambers led the Terriers to their first NCAA bid since 2002

Earlier Sunday CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Boston University head coach Patrick Chambers, who led the Terriers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002 with a 56-54 win over Stony Brook in the America East title game. Boston University avoided the first round in Dayton but they did not avoid the 16-line as they will face Kansas on Friday in Tulsa.  

"Big Dance" Interviews: Oakland head coach Greg Kampe

March 14th, 2011
Greg Kampe's Golden Grizzlies are back in the Big Dance

As part of his "Big Dance" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Oakland head coach Greg Kampe as his Golden Grizzlies will make their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Kampe's Golden Grizzlies dominated the Summit League, losing just one of their 18 league games to go along with a solid showing in their non-conference slate. Oakland drew a 13-seed with Texas being their first round matchup this week.  

"Big Dance" Interviews: Oakland center Keith Benson

March 13th, 2011
Keith Benson helped lead Oakland to a 2nd straight Summit League crownAs part of his "Big Dance" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Oakland senior center Keith Benson, who helped lead the Golden Grizzlies to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Oakland drew Texas in the first round, which should provide a nice challenge for all involved given the NBA-level big men that will be on display (Benson and Texas' Tristan Thompson).

Jon Teitel: Your father Keith Sr. and uncle Hilton both played basketball in college, and your uncle Manny played 6 years in the ABA and NBA.