First Coach’s Corner Interview

Earlier this week, the Stevens Athletics Department launched its own YouTube channel. It is a pretty good way to share views of the coaches, student-athletes and even some game footage from the games that take place. I think they have done a pretty good job adapting the change in social media by connecting with fans through Twitter, Facebook and now YouTube.

The first interview was conducted by Rob (our Sports Information Director) which was done two days ago with the Head Baseball Coach John Crane and the second one, which is embedded below, is my first one with Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Celine Cunningham.

There are going to be more of these as the semester progresses and selfishly, it is quite unfortunate this is all starting in my last semester. However, comparing it to how things were when I first started school here — the change has been awesome.

Blame the darkness of the video on a gloomy, rainy day in Hoboken but I thought the interview went beautifully and Celine is always a pleasure to talk to, both on and off the record. She’s a huge Maryland fan and she took some Duke jabs at me before the interview so I’m homing Coach K and company take care of business in the ACC.

While watching this video, please be critical towards me — as critical as you can get, as I want to use this to improve my own techniques like I definitely should have had a straighter posture and maybe applied a couple of follow up questions. What else do you suggest?

To view this video at the Stevens YouTube Channel, click here.

We Live In A “Police” State (Video)

We all hear the term but here is yet another senseless act by a police officer assigned to “serve and protect” the public which ends up taking the life of an innocent man. Washington Post probably summed it up best when they said, “In the still evolving YouTube era, videos don’t just spread, they rally a community.”¬†Just a warning for those watching the clip, you do see and hear the gun go off which ends up killing the helpless victim who is lying face down because he has been handcuffed and surrounded by multiple cops.

From what I had last heard, the cop had resigned but it didn’t seem like the police department were pursuing additional steps against the man for recklessly shooting a man. I am pretty sure most of you have heard about the violent riots out in Oakland, California and in times like these, more and more people need to resort to protests (violent or not) to let their voice be heard and not let these actions go by the wayside.¬†

Yea most cops, fireman and other public servants are good people but these types of actions happen far to often to ignore as an isolated case. Maybe its the power grab that rushes to their head or maybe its a racial thing at times, but its definitely something that needs addressed otherwise you can expect people to start taking the law into their hands even more.