We’re all still generally in the aftermath of the 2018 Division III football season, and we talk with three people who are in that realm as well. Our offseason podcasts typically include three long-form interviews, and we start with Greg Chimera, the interim head coach at Johns Hopkins. He played and coached for Jim Margraff, who died unexpectedly earlier in January at the age of 59, and he tells us what the program is going through and what he would want future Blue Jays to know about Margraff.
We also chat with Jon Drach, who recently finished his first season as the head coach at Wilkes after a long career as an assistant at Hobart. Drach brought a lot of former Hobart people to Wilkes with him, and also brought Wilkes back from an 0-10 season in 2017 to a 5-5 mark, so we talk about that success and what might be next. Plus, we hear from former Mary Hardin-Baylor linebacker Tevin Jones, who was unable to play for the Cru this year because of an issue stemming from his mental health. He talks with Frank Rossi about the battle to get his life back together.
Pat and Keith talk about it all, as well as the latest coaching changes and a listener featured question in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast.
The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.
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Photo: Jon Drach and Wilkes team (Wilkes athletics photo); Tevin Jones (Larry Radloff, d3photography.com); Greg Chimera (Johns Hopkins photo)
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