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NBA broadcaster Chuck Walton joins Nate on this episode of Up The Ladder. He tells the story of how superstition helped him land with Golden State, and shares about his passion for bringing others along with him on his journey.
Cameron Boon sheds some light on the inner workings of a collegiate athletic department on this episode of Up The Ladder. He describes all of the different roles that a Communications Director would take on, and some stories about the people he's had the opportunity to work with in his career.
Corey Miller, UCLA Football's Director of Speed and Movement, shares about coaching football at the D1 level. Corey tells stories about his playing days and teaches about what it takes to work with elite athletes.
Live Production Director Kayla Beatty talks about the organized chaos of a live sporting event. She shares about her passion for her job, and exactly what it takes to pull off the presentation of a live game on TV.