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Ep. 4: Tricia Cullop

"Basketball’s always been a big part of my life. I really do love this game. The highs and lows of it are worth it. And the life lessons you learn along the way. I just am so grateful I still have the opportunity to have a job in this game and can continue to help younger people have those same opportunities that I had." 

Tricia Cullop has a job that involves a lot of unseen work, but it would be wrong to describe her as “behind the scenes.” As head women’s basketball coach for more than a decade, she is certainly the face of the program at the University of Toledo. The winningest coach in school history, the Rocket program has also grown to be among the national leaders in attendance annually, which is just the start of her off-court work that is part of being a head coach.

In this episode, Coach Cullop explains what else is part of her job, from the academic balance for student-athletes to charity initiatives to team travel to recruiting.

She also helps grow the game and the industry in her role as president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. In this episode, Coach Cullop will also share some lessons she has learned from other coaches and how she handles making the big decisions that come with being the Head Coach.

Below are Show Notes for Episode 4 with Coach Tricia Cullop.

Coach Tricia Cullop

University of Toledo Women's Basketball

History of Hysteria: How Indiana Fell in Love With Basketball, Indy Star 

Coach Dunn on Twitter 

Five decades of fighting for equality, Coach Dunn on

Rick Marshall Inducted Into Greater Evansville Basketball Hall of Fame, WTWO 

Dallas Boychuk, The 49er 

Mike Bobinski (Xavier Athletic Director during her time there) 

Toledo Athletic Director Mike O’Brien 

Toledo President Dr. Sharon Garber 

Dr. Garber Named Chancellor of UNC Charlotte, WCNC

Jordan covers Reebok Logo at 1992 Olympics, Chicago Sun Times 

Toledo Athletic Trainer Brad Pierson 

Toledo Men’s Basketball Coach Tod Kowalczyk


Becoming Trailer 

Orthodox Jews Leads Toledo to WNIT Title,

2018 Women’s Final Four in Columbus,

1988 Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls Regional North Knox defeated Bedford North Lawrence 58-55 in OT


WBCA podcast: Growing our Game 

Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf 

Raise Your Game by Alan Stein, Jr. 

Every Moment Matters by John O’Sullivan 


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