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The first internet sports radio talk show to focus solely on high school sports is hosted right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. “The Coach’s Corner with Scott Lovely” is 100% AZ high school sports coverage. Your host Coach Scott Lovely is a 20-year High School Basketball Coach. He will bring a unique perspective to fans as this show evolves over the year. Tune in for interactive discussions about what’s going on in the landscape of AZ high school athletics.
Scott Lovely is currently a Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to this, Coach Lovely was the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Westwind Prep International Post Graduate program, Highland High School and Arcadia High School. When he left coaching at Arcadia High School, he was the school’s highest win percentage coach, recording an impressive 63% win average with two East Sky Region Championships in three years. During that time, Coach Lovely was named the 2006 East Sky Region Coach of the Year. After his second consecutive Region title, he was named as the 2007 Arizona Republic’s Northeast Valley Coach of the Year. In a 16 year career, Coach Lovely has compiled an overall record of 256 wins and 192 losses with a .571 career win percentage.
Coach Lovely has worked for and had his career influenced by coaches the likes of John Wooden, Pat Riley, Jim Harrick and California Hall of Fame Coaches Ken Bell and John Mayberry.
Coach Lovely teaches Technology and Business classes at Arcadia High School, serves as a Business Adjunct Instructor at Scottsdale Community College and is a nationally recognized motivational speaker on the subjects of Generational Communication and Success Principles.
P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP
P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP, an internationally recognized neurosurgical and neuroscience expert in head injury and epilepsy in children, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the Director of the Children’s Neurosciences Institute (CNI) and as the Division Chief of Neurosurgery. Dr. Adelson, whose work has been published in numerous medical and scientific journals, is the principal investigator of a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether hypothermia can improve the outcome for children following severe traumatic brain injury. He has been funded through numerous extramural grants from the NIH and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as through foundation support for his basic science laboratory and clinical research. He has been recognized as one of the foremost experts on pediatric head injury clinical management. His other clinical and research interests include pediatric epilepsy, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury, and pediatric brain tumors. He has been the recipient of multiple awards, including The Best Doctors in America, Young Investigators Award of the Brain Injury Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Clinical Investigation Award and Outstanding Physician Award. He is an active participant in multiple scientific and professional societies. Dr. Adelson is presently the President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Past Chair of the AANS/ CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. He also sits on the Executive Committees of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and previously on the Section of Neurological Surgery for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Neurotrauma Society, to name a few. Dr. Adelson was recruited to Arizona from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he served most recently as the A. Leland Albright Professor of Neurosurgery/ Pediatric Neurosurgery and Vice Chairman, (Research) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also served as the Director of Pediatric Neurotrauma, the Surgical Epilepsy Center, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center and Clinic, Center for Injury Research and Control, and Walter Copeland Neurosurgical Laboratory. Dr. Adelson received his medical degree from Columbia University, New York, NY, and completed the neurosurgical residency program at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif. He then obtained additional specialty training as a fellow in pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., before moving on to Pittsburgh.. The Children’s Neuroscience Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care for children with neurological and behavioral disorders, often with complex and interrelated conditions. It is widely acknowledged among the medical community that collaborating to treat these special patients enhances their care and improves their outcomes. One of the Hospital’s six “Centers of Excellence,” the Children’s Neuroscience Institute is comprised of the divisions of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurocritical care, neuroradiology, neuro-otology, and psychology. Specialized medical equipment, pediatric patient rooms, and pediatric specialists, in addition to the hospital's family-centered focus, make the institute uniquely qualified to treat pediatric patients with neurological diseases and disorders. View Guest page
Shane Burcar has been coaching for 13 seasons and in his 4th season as head coach of the Mesa Basketball program they are a top ranked program. Coach Burcar was an assistant coach during the 2004 State Championship season and returned to take over the reins of the program in ‘04. Since his arrival the Jackrabbits have won 3 types of championships. 2 Holiday tournaments and one Region title (2008). Burcar, coached Aaron Fuller (University of Iowa), 2007 1st Team All-State and 2008 Player of the Year (Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune). He also coached Point Guard Donte Medder (University of Tulsa), 1st Team All-State (2009). Burcar, has coached over 20 Division I athletes. He has coached 3 State Player of the Year players in Arizona. Burcar, also has had the privilege to coach in 3 All-Star games (2 High School and 1 College). Hall of Fame Coach Tom Bennett is considered his mentor as he started his coaching career under him at Gilbert High. Burcar, 37, originally from Hancock, Michigan earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from Ottawa University. He and his wife, Julie, have one daughter, Bella (2). View Guest page
Jr. Guard / verbally committed to Oregon State View Guest page
Sir Donald is a writer and web site administrator for ArizonaVarsity.com within the Rivals Network of YahooSports.com Previous to that he was a writer and administrator for AZ Prep Sports.com Originally from New York he grew up in the Phoenix area and was a multi-sport athlete. He's an ASU graduate and an IT and Marketing Consultant in his day job in Southern California. View Guest page
Bill Donlon enters his 4th season as associate head coach at Wright State University. His efforts have helped the Raiders complie a 63-34 record over the last three seasons in which the Raiders have won 20+ games. Donlon was named one of the Top 10 Mid-Major Assistants in the Country by FoxSports.com which was voted on by other coaches. The 2009-2010 marks his 8th season working under Coach Brad Brownell. He has coached in 3 NCAA tournaments and played professionally in France, Germany and Italy. View Guest page
This is Ellison’s 2nd season at Arcadia; his overall record is 11 and 7. Under Ellison the Titans made it to the state quarterfinals last year and appear to be on track to make the playoffs again this year. Currently they are averaging 38 points a game which is a school record. The Titan defense is improving each week only giving up 7 points in their last two games. View Guest page
Coach Fuller is in his 4th season at Brophy, after coming from the college level where he was an assistant at Stanford, UCLA and Pepperdine. He brings a wealth of experience and a very strong opinion about how the current playoff picture is shaping up. View Guest page
Executive Director of the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association View Guest page
Coach Doug Harris is in his 7th year as the head boys varsity basketball coach at Desert Vista. He has compiled an overall record of 107 wins and 42 losses. Coach Harris attended Corona Del Sol, where he won a state championship as a player and was also awarded the 1990 Arizona “Player of the Year” as well as Gatorade “Circle of Champions” state player of the year. He later received a scholarship to attend and play at the University of San Diego, where he was a three time all-conference performer. Under Coach Harris’s tenure the thunder have won four region titles, four final four appearances, two state championship games appearances, and the thunder’s first ever state championship in 2008. Coach Harris has two beautiful children, Dayton (7) and Davis (4) and is currently teaching in the social studies department at Desert Vista. View Guest page
Dr. Steven Hogan
Dr. Steven Hogan (Dream Foundation) VisitMesa.com Tournament View Guest page
Colby is a senior QB at Arcadia High School. He has been the starting QB for the past 3 years. His career record at Arcadia is 17 - 8. Kirkegaard has put up some impressive numbers at this point logging approx. 4000 career passing yards with a 58% passing completion rate while adding 37 TD’s. He is considered as one of the top quarterbacks in the state. View Guest page
Sean Lively was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Chippewa Valley High School where he was an All-State basketball player. Coach Lively played two years of college basketball, one season at Saginaw Valley State University and one at St. Mary’s College. He earned is teaching degree (bachelors) from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he double majored in History and Social Studies and minored in English. Coach Lively began coaching in 1999. He is currently entering his eleventh year coaching overall and his second year as the Head Basketball Coach at Higley High School. View Guest page
Dr. Dawn Maddock-Pea
Dr. Dawn Maddock-Pea is in her second year as the principal of Desert View High School, a large urban high school that enrolls over 80 percent of its students in a free and reduced lunch program. Dawn brings a wealth of experience to her school having served as a building administrator for 8 years and having worked at central office for 3 years as the director for secondary curriculum and instruction. These experiences uniquely qualify her as an agent for school reform. In her central office roll, Dawn was a primary contributor for Project Graduation, a district initiative which targets freshman to ensure their academic progress to sophomore standing while maintaining a careful monitoring system to ensure that each senior makes it to graduation. View Guest page
Jordon McDonald is a senior defensive end at Saguaro High School. He is a two year starter. His record since he has been on the team Saguaro 37-1. He is considered to be the best defensive end in Arizona. This year in five games he has ten sacks and thirty tackles. Jordon has scholarship offers from Arizona State University, Fresno State, Nevada State University, Idaho State, Colorado University, New Mexico, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona University. View Guest page
Georganne Moline, University of Arizona Wildcat Track Star and former Thunderbird High athlete makes her a debut in the 2012 OIympics. Placing 5th and running a 53.92 in the 400m Hurdles Moline has created a buzz about her future for USA Track and Field. View Guest page
Coach Bill Morgan just completed his 22nd year coaching and his 5th yr as Head Football Coach at Valley Christian. At Valley Christian he has won Region Titles in 2005, 06, 08 and 09. He led the Trojans to their first ever State Title in 2005 and has repeated that again this year. Under his leadership they have been in the State Football Championship game 3 times, they have also finished as State Semi Finalist ‘07-‘08. His overall coaching record at Valley Christian is (54-8) and career Head Coaching Record (129-25-1). Coach Morgan has coached in a total of 8 State Football Championship Games. He was named AZ Republic’s 1A – 3A Coach of the Year (1999) and Arizona Coaches Association 2A Coach of the Year (2005). He has also led Show Low high School to their first-ever State Football Championship (1999). He has been named Region Coach of the Year a total of 7 times in both 2 – 3A Conferences. Morgan has been married to wife Carla for 25 yrs and has 3 children and resides in Chandler. View Guest page
Dr. Stephen Neal
Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Representative View Guest page
Danny Powell (Soph Forward from Mesa High) Maxpreps San Diego tournament View Guest page
John Sanders is in his third year as the Head Football Coach at Saguaro High School where he has won three straight state titles. The first two years he led the Sabercats to undefeated seasons. Coach holds the state record for wins with 37 and just recently suffered his first loss. 2008 football team was named a top 30 team in the United States by Max Preps the first time any high school in the state of Arizona has had that honor. Before coaching high school football Sanders coached at Boise State Univ., University of San Diego, Univ. of Colorado, U.S.F.L. LA Express and the Houston Oilers. Saguaros View Guest page
Coach Steward is entering his 3rd season at Catalina Foothills. His team reached the 4A-I State Semifinals last season. He was named the Arizona Daily Star Southern Arizona Coach of the Year in 2008-09. He has a degree in education from the UA and teaches at Salpointe Catholic High School. Coach Steward has achieved a 124—94 overall record in his 8 years as a head coach, and his teams have won two 5A South Regular Season Championships. He was named the 5A South Coach of the Year in 2005 while he was Head Coach at Salpointe Catholic (2003 – 2005). View Guest page
Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC
Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod is an associate professor in the Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her doctor of philosophy degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. She is the director of the ASHS Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory, and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Dr. McLeod has a secondary interest in injury screening and prevention programs. She has served as a certified athletic trainer at the high school, collegiate and professional levels and as an instructor in the kinesiology department at the University of Virginia prior to joining the faculty at ATSU. Dr. McLeod was a contributing author for the NATA Position Statement on the Management of Sport-Related Concussion and a consultant and contributing author on the Appropriate Medical Coverage for Secondary School-Aged Athletes. She is currently chairing the writing group for the NATA’s Position Statement on the Management of Pediatric Overuse Injuries and serves on numerous editorial boards. View Guest page
Aaron Windler enters his 2nd season at Chaparral High School and his seventh year of coaching after a two-year stint as head coach at Coronado High School and as an assistant coach at Glendale Community College for four seasons. Coach Windler is a member of the social studies department at Chaparral High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Kansas (1997) and a master's degree in education from Arizona State University (2004). He resides in Scottsdale with his wife Michele. View Guest page