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Episode 33: Dave Odom | Former Wake Forest & South Carolina Head Coach

Episode 33: Dave Odom | Former Wake Forest & South Carolina Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Dave Odom
    • Grew up in Goldsboro, NC playing all sports
    • Could have a been a coach in football or baseball but his first job opportunity was coaching basketball
    • First college job came after his time working at the Five Star camp in Pennsylvania
    • Left East Carolina as Head Coach because he missed the ACC and it was a great opportunity to work with Terry Holland at University of Virginia
    • The Wake Forest job came about very quickly and ultimately decided to leave for the University of South Carolina because he felt it was time for a change
    • Misses coaching but doesn’t miss the recruiting and fundraising
    • Words of Wisdom from Dave Odom: “Don’t be in too big of a hurry, let things happen naturally. Enjoy yourself, enjoy your family and keep a good balance in life.”
  • Weekly Words of Wisdom:
    • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, and Attitude determines how well you do it.”  Lou Holtz

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Feature Image Photo Credit: University of South Carolina

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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