Co-Hosted By Gary Stern @gastern55 & Lucy Tseng @resilientsee_coaching

Season 5

Season 05 Episode 10                                  30:05

Ron Yee

Ron Yee is a partner and presenter for Wooden’s Wisdom, an organization focused on enjoying and sharing the wisdom of Coach John Wooden.  As an Alumni of the class of 1984, Ron is not only a proud graduate of UCLA but has also actively participated as a Bruin parent and with the UCLA Chancellor’s Society.  As we wrap up Season 5 dedicated to the Blue & Gold, this episode is filled with stories about the good old days at UCLA, along with lifelong lessons that are relevant not just on the court. 

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Season 5, Episode 9                                    36:10

Tommy John was born May 22, 1943, in Terre Haute, Indiana, not far from After the Glory premiere guest, legendary Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine.  Tommy became an accomplished left-handed pitcher in the major leagues with one of the longest careers in history, due in no small measure to the historic elbow surgery first done on him that now bears his name.  And all for a simple reason: he loved playing the game.  Simple as that.

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Season 05 Episode 08                                   29:06

Russell Stong

Russell Stong is our first After the Glory guest who is a current athlete, wrapping up his four years at UCLA as a true student-athlete on the Bruins basketball team.  Russell is a walk-on guard who gained fame in 2022 as the player the fans most wanted to see come into the game.  His dream of coming in and setting the crowd ablaze came true in 2022.  After the Glory?  The sky’s the limit for this true academic achiever!

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Season 05 Episode 07                                     36:17

Zoe Shaw was a nationally respected and honored softball player for the UCLA Bruins women’s softball team from 2015-2019.  At El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, CA, Zoe was second-team All-City and led her team to multiple championships.  At UCLA, Zoe improved her play each year, helping lead the Bruins to the National Championship in 2019.

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Season 05 Episode 06                                   36:24

Alterraun Verner

Alterraun Verner played college and professional football from 2006 to 2017 and was known not only for his success as an elite cornerback, but also for being one of the most academically gifted athletes in history.  Now age 33, he is a mathematics teacher at the middle school level and a philanthropist following his accomplishments on the field, in the classroom at UCLA, and in the NFL.

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Season 05 Episode 05                                     34:08

Noelle Quinn, now age 37, is the head coach of the Seattle Storm of the WNBA. Coach Quinn was a standout high school player, then starred at UCLA before playing in the WNBA for 12 years and then overseas. Her pro career highlight was winning the WNBA championship in 2018 with the Seattle Storm. Coach Quinn is an inspirational leader both on and off the Court.

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Amobi Okugo

Season 05 Episode 04                           41:48       

Amobi Okugo, a former professional soccer player, is now an entrepreneur and founder of the financial literacy platform, A Frugal Athlete.  He was a member of the US Youth National Teams from U14 to the U23 Olympic squad as a young soccer player and turned pro in 2010 after a stellar year at UCLA.  Amobi spent the next 12 years as an elite player in the MLS and other leagues while never abandoning his educational pursuits.  

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Travis and David Wear

Season 05 Episode 03                                     37:30

David and Travis Wear were elite college and pro basketball players, now making their mark in the world of real estate lending.  As is so often the case, the Wear twins were a package deal throughout their athletic careers, bringing incredible skills as well as class to each level of their game. These UCLA standouts offer a unique insight into the world of competitive sports and the transition to life “After the Glory.”

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Season 05 Episode 02                                     31:36

Jeff Locke is one of those incredibly gifted individuals, both athletically and academically, who achieved his dream of elite status as a college and pro football punter, and then, still young at age 32, moved seamlessly into the world of financial services.  Jeff Locke was a true “student-athlete” and another in a long line of UCLA Bruin successes off the field, as well as on.  

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Season 05 Episode 01                                     39:17

John Sciarra is that rare elite athlete who achieved greatness as a star college quarterback for the UCLA Bruins, success as a defensive back in the NFL, all the while preparing himself for high achievement in the financial services field (retirement plans).  John is passionate about sports, business, and family, the ideal person to kick off Season 5 of our podcast devoted to UCLA.

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Season 4

Revisiting Four Seasons of Elite Athletes, with Mickey Hatcher and Dale Torborg

Season 04 Episode 10                                            

On this episode of After the Glory, co-creators and co-hosts Gary Stern and Lucy Tseng look back at four seasons of shows featuring elite athletes, those known throughout the world, and those less known but no less accomplished in the sport that drew their passion and commitment. The show’s themes are illustrated through brief moments Gary recorded at a recent baseball fantasy camp with popular MLB player and coach Mickey Hatcher and pro wrestling icon and former pro baseball player Dale Torborg.

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Mathieu Schneider

Season 04 Episode 09                                    38:36

Mathieu Schneider, now age 52, was a standout American ice hockey player, known as an offensive defenseman in the NHL.  He played 1,289 games in the NHL, scoring 233 goals and totaling 743 points.  He was a key member of the 1993 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup champions.

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Bart Oates

Season 04 Episode 08                                           38:19

Bart Oates played in the NFL with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.  He was a center on the offensive line, where he contributed to three Super Bowl teams over a 10-year career. Bart later became an accomplished attorney and the leader of the NFL Alumni Association and its Caring for Our Own and Caring for Kids programs.

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Tim Leary

Season 04 Episode 07                                     32:13

Tim Leary was an accomplished pitcher with Major League Baseball from 1981 to 1994, including a memorable 1988 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, part of the pitching staff on that storied team that won the World Series, led by Tommy LaSorda and Kirk Gibson. Tim shares his thoughts about the challenges and accomplishments of a career as a professional baseball player.

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Sue Enquist

Season 04 Episode 06                                     32:11

Sue Enquist was UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer.  In 2006, she concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with an 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. Sue is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player.

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Willie Banks

Season 04 Episode 05                                     37:07

Willie Banks was one of America’s greatest and most popular track and field athletes in the ‘70s and ’80s. As one of this nation’s most accomplished triple jumpers, Willie set a world record in 1985, was a member of the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic teams, and continues to set world records as an elite “Masters” champion in the triple jump.

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Tim Lavin

Season 04 Episode 04                                    35:54

Tim Lavin played fullback and running back for the USC Trojans football team from 1988-1992, and never forgot what it meant to be a “walk-on” at an elite college football powerhouse.  The result was an influential and important book, Walk-On U: The Shocking Truth Behind Football’s Unsung Underdogs, published in 2013.  

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Austin Quick

Season 04 Episode 03                                     29:52

Austin Quick played college basketball for the University of California, Riverside, from 2011 to 2015.  A true student-athlete during his four years of elite basketball accomplishment, Austin was a two-time All-Academic Big West Player and record holder for the second-most games ever played in a Highlander uniform.  But his talents and plans for the future are the embodiment of what we celebrate on After the Glory.

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Jennie Paul Gardner

Season 04 Episode 02                                     31:40

Jennie Paul Gardner is the only daughter of Gabe Paul, Baseball Hall of Fame nominee and former New York Yankees owner and President. As the author of The Yankee Princess, Jennie describes her life as a groundbreaking sports reporter and her often tumultuous experiences with her father and the controversial world of the Yankees in the 1970s.   

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Dennis Gilbert

Season 04 Episode 01                                     40:53

Dennis Gilbert is one of the most respected leaders in the world of life insurance, who became an influential baseball player’s agent at the dawn of free agency in the 1980s and 1990s.  Dennis played baseball and reached elite status as a pro player.  When he fell short of the major leagues, he soon found his calling serving the off-field financial needs of some of the greatest players of all time.

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Past Guests

Season 3 Guests: Jenny Johnson Jordan, Doreena Campbell, Erica Tukiainen, Dani Rodriguez, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Rick Barry, Tyus Edney, Rick Reichardt, Chris Kluwe, Megan Hankins-Maldonado, George Foster

Season 2 Guests: Andy Hill, Scott Hamilton, Marti Reed, Steve Garvey, Former ice show figure skaters (Laura Stern, Kristie Nelson, Shannon Brakke), James Loney, Thomas R. Williams, Tribute to City of Hope (featuring former Dodgers GM Fred Claire and players Reggie Smith and Steve Yeager), Derek Cox, Valorie Kondos Field.

Season 1 Guests: Patrick Cowan, Dr. Mark Stevens, Tina Martin, Najee Toran, Sean Conley, UCLA Tennis (featuring Billy Martin, Chip Humphries, Justin Gimelstob) Ann Meyers Drysdale, Jerry Reuss, Roman Phifer, Carl and Betty Erskine

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