TLL Interview With Jeremy Golden, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Joe Auletta

Joe: Thanks for taking time, I know schedules are busy this year. Your title says Assistant Director Athletic Performance, what is that?

Jeremy: My role is to be the strength and conditioning coach for women’s basketball and softball. My job is basically to train them in all facets of what strength and conditioning: speed, agility, conditioning, strength, explosiveness. With women’s basketball I am with them every single day; at practice I warm them up and cool them down. I will be on the road with them as well and that entails working on the nutrition component, helping them make good eating choices, developing good habits.

I also help them recover and prepare for the next game. When the game ends my mind shifts to what we have to do to prepare for the next day. How do I help them recover and get proper food in their system? What stretching do they need? How can I help Dre (Andrea Quintana, our Athletic Trainer), in getting the team ready to go for the next game. Continue reading “TLL Interview With Jeremy Golden, Strength & Conditioning Coach”

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Preview: Lobo WBB Team Hosts Lubbock Christian in Exhibition Game

Joe Auletta

The first opportunity to see the 2018-19 Lobo women’s basketball team against a real opponent will be this Tuesday evening against Lubbock Christian University.

2017-18 Comparison UNM Lobos LCU Chaps
Record 25-11 31-2
Result 3rd Round WNIT D-2 Elite52.7 Eight
Scoring 80.4 ppg 71.1 ppg
70.7 ppg
52.7 ppg
Scoring Margin +9.7 +18.4
Rebounding Margin -1.1 +5.9
TO Margin
Foul Margin +2.7 +3.0
# of 3 pt shots per game 25 19
3 Pt shooting % 34.2% 36.5
# Returning Players 6 11
# Returning Starters 1 3
# Players playing > 10 min per game 9 8

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TLL Interview With Callie Ferrara

Callie Ferrara, a special Lobo fan (With mom Courtney, dad Bill, and sister Maya).  Bill Ferrara

I have done a lot of interviews over the last several years—players, coaches, other people associated with the team–but I have never interviewed a fan. So for my first fan interview I decided to do a very enthusiastic and energetic one with some strong opinions. Continue reading “TLL Interview With Callie Ferrara”

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TLL Interview: Coach Steve Gomez, Lubbock Christian WBB

Coach Steve Gomez, Lubbock Christian University. Joe Auletta/The Lobo Lair

Joe Auletta

About a month ago I started looking at the Lobo’s early opponents, starting with the two exhibition games. I went to those schools’ web sites to see their rosters, their 2017-18 records, etc. When I went to the Lubbock Christian site it took very little time to be very impressed. This is not the typical D-2 exhibition game opponent by any means.

The first ten seasons Coach Steve Gomez was there, they were in the NAIA instead of the NCAA, and went to the NAIA Div 1 tournament every year, winning an average of 23+ games a season including 31 wins in 2013-14. Continue reading “TLL Interview: Coach Steve Gomez, Lubbock Christian WBB”

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TLL Interview with Jaedyn De La Cerda

Sophomore Jaedyn De La Cerda said she feels she can be a leader this year. Joe Auletta/The Lobo Lair
Joe Auletta

All last season, Jaedyn De La Cerda had limited court time during games. In practices she showed a nice outside shot, but was sometimes a step late to get into the right defensive position, especially when providing help from the off-ball side. But she was also the player who put the most extra time in at practices—often talking one of the coaches or other staff into shagging balls as she shot a couple hundred jumpers, or worked more on her defense. Continue reading “TLL Interview with Jaedyn De La Cerda”

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TLL Interview with Nike McClure

Joe Auletta

With so many new players on the WBB roster this season it was a challenge to figure out who to interview in what order. The last interview with Ahlise was an easy option: she was the only one in Albuquerque at the time. This interview with Nike was also easy—as I was watching workouts she came up, introduced herself, and started talking. I immediately thought, “This will be someone interesting (and easy) to interview!”, and I was right.
As with Bill Ferrara, I could have put the mic in front of Nike and wandered off—she would have done a fine job even if I was not there.

Her smile and personality grabs your attention, and you don’t notice how big she is until you see here rise a half inch taller than Jaisa. Or how fast she moves until you see her run sprints up and down the court—she is not Bryce Owens, but for a post she moves well. She will be a big part of the transformation of the 2017-18 Lobos into what they eventually become in 2018-19. Continue reading “TLL Interview with Nike McClure”

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