Jon Teitel: During your senior year at Riverdale Baptist High School you played center despite weighing less than 200 pounds. How on earth were you able to survive down in the post?
Jon Teitel: You made the 1989 Final Four with Illinois as a graduate assistant to Lou Henson (who remains one of the 20 winningest coaches in NCAA history).
Just days after their win in the SoCon tournament final, CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to catch up with Davidson forward Jake Cohen and guard JP Kulhman. Along with De'Mon Brooks these two have been integral parts of Bob McKillop's team, which also won the SoCon regular season title.
Jon Teitel: You brother Josh played football at Dartmouth. Who is the best athlete in the family?
Jake Cohen: That is a tough question. Josh is good at almost every sport he plays, so I guess he is the best.
Jon Teitel: You spent five years as an assistant to Billy Kennedy at Murray State. What makes Kennedy such a good coach, and what is the most important thing you ever learned from him?
Jon Teitel: You were an AAU teammate of Jon Hood, who is recovering from a torn ACL on the bench of top-ranked Kentucky. Have you talked to him at all during his rehab from surgery?
One of the teams to watch in the upcoming NCAA tournament are the Creighton Bluejays, who on Sunday won the MVC tournament to wrap up an automatic bid. CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Creighton head coach Greg McDermott, talking with McDermott about his time as a player and a head coach.
Jon Teitel: As a 6'8" high school player in Iowa you were fourth team all-state and MVP of the 1983 Dr. Pepper All-Star game. How good a player were you back then?
In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Nikki Kelley, the daughter of the late Fred Taylor. Taylor, who also played at Ohio State, returned to the school and helped lead the Buckeyes to seven NCAA tournament appearances and a national title in 1960.
Jon Teitel: Your dad served in the Air Force from 1943-1946. What impact did his military service have on his role as a father?
In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Kent State great Trevor Huffman, who is still the school's all-time leading scorer. Huffman scored 1,820 points in his four seasons at Kent State, helping to lead the Golden Flashes to three NCAA tournament appearances and an Elite 8 in 2002. Huffman has since played professionally in five different countries as well as the CBA.
In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer spoke with two players of late Drake head coach Maury John, Dolph Pulliam and Dan Callahan. During his time at Drake, John won 211 games and led the Bulldogs to four conference titles, three NCAA appearances and a Final Four as well.
Jon Teitel: Coach John was known for his "belly-button" defense (man-to-man defense with an emphasis on total ball denial and weak-side help). How did he come up with that?