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This is the ultimate destination for getting the latest news and hearing directly from some of the most recognizable #DMV sports icons!Step2TheMic DMVPodcast
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Step2TheMic Episode 49: Dan Hellie
In episode 49, we are honored to have a native son from the DMV Step2TheMic. Former Magruder High School two-sport star, Dan Hellie, joins our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles. Dan relives his days at NBC 4, his passion for the Washington Football Team, working for the NFL Network, and covering the Washington Nationals during their World Series run.
Apr 13, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 48: Todd Bozeman
In episode 48, former Cal Berkeley and Morgan State Head Basketball Coach Todd Bozeman Steps2TheMic with our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles. The Forestville, Maryland native reflects on his coaching days at the University of California, the recruitment of Jason Kidd, the College Athlete Economic Freedom Act (Name, Image, and Likeness), and how the "Show Cause" penalty affected his career.
Mar 31, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 47: Chuck Driesell
In episode 47, we are honored to have Chuck Driesell Step2TheMic. The former Springbrook High School and University of Maryland basketball standout recount his playing and coaching days with his Hall of Fame Father, Lefty Driesell, playing with Adrian Branch and Len Bias, and coaching the Two-Time Big 10 Player of the Year, Luka Garza.
Mar 24, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 46: Doug Martin
On episode 46, we are honored to have one of the top coaches in the DMV join us. Doug Martin, former AAU coach with Team Takeover and current assistant coach for Auga Cliente of the NBA G League, Steps2TheMic with our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles. The trio talk about the famed Goodman League, top NBA talent, coaching in the bubble environment, and Doug's love for Georgetown University basketball.
Mar 9, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 45: Jason Williford
In episode 45, we are honored to have the University of Virginia Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach Jason Williford Step2TheMic. Coach Williford chats with our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles about the 2020-21 college basketball season, playing during a pandemic, winning the ACC Title and the joy of winning a National Title.
Mar 1, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 44: Erik Moses
In episode 44, Andre Jones and Ted Jeffries welcome Erik Moses to the podcast. Mr. Moses, the president of Nashville Superspeedway and former president of the XFL's DC Defenders, chats with our duo about the landscape of NASCAR, his time living in Washington, D.C., and his passion for the University of North Carolina.
Feb 23, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 43: Greg Steed
In episode 43, we are honored to have Greg Steed Step2TheMic. The veteran NFL official chats with our Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries about his 18-year career, officiating multiple Super Bowls, including Super Bowl LIV, and his historic night, as the back judge on the NFL's first all-black officiating crew.
Feb 5, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 42: Brian Westbrook
On episode 42, joining us is a DMV giant. Fort Washington's native son, Brian Westbrook, Steps2TheMic with our Ted Jeffries and Andre' Jones. The Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer relives his high school days at DeMatha Catholic, his All-America days at Villanova and his stellar NFL career.
Jan 23, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 41: Jason "Lurch" Bishop
On our latest episode, the man affectionately known as "Lurch" will Step2TheMic with our Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries. Jason Bishop from 106.7 "The Sports Junkies" relives his playing days at DeMatha High School, visiting the White House and meeting five US Presidents, his passion for the Washington Football Team, and the gift he received from Washington Capitals and Nationals.
Jan 17, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 40: Mike Jones DeMatha
Episode 40, we head over to Hyattsville, Maryland to catch-up with one of the nation's top high school basketball coaches, Mike Jones. DeMatha's head man chats with our Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries about the challenges of coaching during a pandemic, replacing Morgan Wootten, coaching Team USA, and watching his players continue their careers in college and the pros!
Jan 10, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 39:Brian Mitchell recaps WFT Playoff Loss
It's a day after the Washington Football Team's 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card game. The DMV is still feeling the pain, but there is a lot to be proud of. Former WFT legend, Brian Mitchell joins Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries to breakdown the game and look ahead to the future.
Jan 9, 2021
Step2TheMic Episode 38: Steve Turner
Joining our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles on episode 38 is one of the top basketball coaches in the DMV, Gonzaga High School Steve Turner. Coach relives his high school playing days at Montgomery Blair and coaching in arguably the top high school conference in the country, the WCAC.
Dec 28, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 37: Haskins on The Hot Seat!
A lot of news buzzing around the DMV this week. Hot topics include the future of Dwayne Haskins, the rise of Chase Young, Markelle Fultz's new contract, and Russell Westbrook's Wizards debut.
Dec 21, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 36: Jesse Washington
Special honor for the Step2TheMic team. Joining us on episode 36 is Jesse Washington, the co-author of the book " I came as a shadow", the autobiography of Georgetown University's legendary basketball coach John Thompson, Jr. Jesse shares stories with our Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries about why isn't there more cussing in the book given Coach's well known love of a particular word, who were his biggest influences in life and the meaning of the title of the book.
Dec 11, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 35: Wall-Westbrook Trade
Okay #DMV, as we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season our Chris Miles, Ted Jeffries and Deno Campbell weigh-in on the All-Star trade that sent John Wall to Houston for Russell Westbrook. The trio also breakdown the effects of the CoVid-19 pandemic on the NFL and college athletics.
Dec 5, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 34: Kenny Blakeney
With the start of the college basketball season upon us, the Step2TheMic team takes a visit to the hilltop and chats with Howard University Head Basketball Coach Kenny Blakeney. The head Bison talks recruiting, the upcoming season and his greatest basketball influence.
Nov 18, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 33: Jay Bilas
On episode 33, we are honored to have one of the best in the business join this pod! Former Duke basketball player/coach and current ESPN College Basketball analyst Jay Bilas joins Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries. Topics include: should college basketball players be paid, how will college basketball deal with the CoVid-19 pandemic and who's the next great college basketball coach
Nov 7, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 32: Donna Hopkins
On episode 32, our Andre Jones chats with a woman who embodies the word courage. Donna Hopkins, a former collegiate athlete and breast cancer survivor, Steps2TheMic to encourage and motivate anyone who is fighting this battle.
Oct 21, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 31: Bryant Stith
From Charlottesville, to the NBA and now Old Dominion University, Bryant Stith has excelled on every level. Recently, The University of Virginia's All-Time leading scorer sat down with his former college teammate, Ted Jeffries, to talk Nascar, coaching his sons, and his favorite basketball memories.
Oct 14, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 30: Dominique Dawes
Dominique Dawes is the living definition of class, style and elegance. On episode 30, the Olympic gold medalist and former co-chair of President Obama’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, steps to the mic with our Chris Miles. Topics include: Starting a gymnastics academy during a pandemic, her enjoyment watching Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas, and her 1992 meeting with the "Dream Team."
Oct 4, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 29: State of the Washington Football Team
It's GameDay #DMV, before you watch today's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football team, our Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries have a heated debate on the future of the burgundy and gold. Their main point of disagreement is quarterback Dwayne Haskins, is he ready to lead this team? Enjoy!
Sep 30, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 28: Jeff Jones
Episode 27 we honor a man who's a true champion on and off the basketball court. Old Dominion Men's Head Basketball Coach Jeff Jones Steps2The Mic. The head Monarch reflects on his collegiate playing days at the University of Virginia, as a head coach leading three different schools to the NCAA tournament, and his successful fight against prostate cancer.
Sep 25, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 27:Prostate Cancer Awareness, featuring Kenny Roy and Xavier Redd
Hearing the word cancer immediately strikes fear into those who have received this diagnosis from their doctor. But, in many cases, early detection can lead to a successful treatment plan and recovery. On episode 27, we are honored to have two men who heard these words and defeated this disease. Former University of Maryland football star Kenny Roy and DeMatha High School’s Xavier Redd chronicle their fight against prostate cancer.
Sep 1, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 26: A Tribute to John Thompson, Jr.
On episode 26, we honor one of the greatest basketball figures on any level. John Thompson, Jr., the long time head basketball coach at Georgetown University, passed away at the age of 78. We all know his impressive basketball resume: National Championship as a player at Archbishop Carroll High School; NBA Championship as a member of the Boston Celtics; National Championship at Georgetown University; and enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Those accomplishments will always be remembered along with the impact he had on the countless number of people he met in his lifetime. Three of members of our podcast team knew "Big Coach" well and shared their individual stories. Here is Monica McNutt, Ted Jeffries and Andre' Jones.
Aug 30, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 25: Where We Stand
On episode 25 we wanted to let our voices heard. Our Chris Miles was front and center hosting the national coverage on NBA TV when the Milwaukee Bucks players led a boycott protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha, Wisconsin police. Chris did an outstanding job anchoring the NBA's coverage of this fluid situation. In this pod, he reflects on what he saw and how NBA-TV handled this historic event. Monica McNutt, Ted Jeffries and Deno Campbell offer their insight on what's next and how the NBA and other professional leagues should move forward dealing with these crucial and important social issues.
Aug 27, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 24: Greg Penn III
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of high school sports across the #DMV. How are athletes dealing with their new normal? On episode 24, our Andre Jones and Deno Campbell hit the gridiron with one of the nation's top high school linebackers and recent LSU commit, Greg Penn III to talk recruiting and the challenges of playing high school football this season.
Aug 24, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 23: Shawn Springs
Episode 23 of the Step2TheMic podcast features one of the most dynamic ballers from the DMV. Shawn Springs, the Montgomery County native, reflects on his time at Springbrook High School, his All-American days at The Ohio State University and his 13-year NFL career with the Seahawks, Redskins and Patriots.
Aug 16, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 22: Julie Donaldson
On episode 22, our guest is a woman who is truly a game changer. Julie Donaldson, Senior Vice President of Media and Content for the Washington Football Team, Steps2TheMic. The former television sports anchor/reporter reflects on her career and new venture with Monica McNutt and Chris Miles. Topics include: the journey of women in sports, how Julie's personal battles inspire her to achieve and push forward, the new approach to the NFL Gameday broadcast, the return of quarterback Alex Smith and how special is rookie Chase Young?
Aug 10, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 21: Patrick Ewing
We are honored to have arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all-time join us on episode 21. Georgetown University basketball legend Patrick Ewing goes one-on-one with our Monica McNutt. The former Hoyas chat about Coach Ewing's battle with the coronavirus, Patrick's relationship with his former coach, John Thompson, Jr., and his support for the current Hoyas and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Aug 3, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 20: JP Finlay
Episode 20 features one of the top sports reporters in the #DMV. NBC Sports Washington's #NFL insider, JP Finlay Steps2TheMic with all the scoop surrounding the burgundy and gold. Topics include, the team's name change, training camp, and the latest information on quarterback Alex Smith.
Aug 2, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 20: JP Finlay Promo
Hey #DMV, are you ready for some football? On Sunday, NBC Sports Washington #NFL insider JP Finlay will Step2TheMic. JP chats with Monica McNutt and Chris Miles about the cancellation of the #NFL preseason, the Washington Football Team name change and the new Head Coach Ron Rivera; here's a preview.
Jul 27, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 19: David Aldridge
On episode 19, we are honored to have David Aldridge Step2TheMic. The veteran journalist chats with our Ted Jeffries and Chris Miles about the current state of the NBA, why the 90's and the Michael Jordan era were such a great time period, his Top 5 DMV ballers and the Washington Football Team name change.
Jul 20, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 18: Trevor Keels
Stepping to the mic on episode 18 is one of the nation's top high school basketball players. Trevor Keels chats with our Chris Miles and Monica McNutt on how the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to the summer AAU season, his top 10 college choices, his favorite basketball sneakers, and who's the greatest NBA player of all-time.
Jul 15, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 17: Brian Mitchell Part 2
We conclude our two-part series with Washington Redskins legend Brian Mitchell. In this episode, B Mitch reflects on his rookie season with the burgundy and gold, lessons he learned from Head Coach Joe Gibbs and the role of the black quarterback in the NFL.
Jul 14, 2020
Brian Mitchell Part 2 Promo
Our two-part conversation with Brian Mitchell continues on Wednesday; as the former Washington Redskin great reflects on his rookie season, playing for Joe Gibbs and the role of the black quarterback in the NFL. Here's a sample of what you can expect.
Jul 13, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 16: Brian Mitchell
Brian Mitchell has always been a fan favorite here in the nation's capital. During his 10 year career with the Washington Redskins, B Mitch was beloved for the way he conducted himself on and off the field. In Part 1 of our podcast with this Redskins legend, we get his opinion on team owner Dan Snyder, the financial pressure to change the name and what the new name will be.
Jul 7, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 15: Frank Oliver and Jakia Brown-Turner
On episode 15, we hit the hardwood and head over to Forestville, Maryland to catch-up with Bishop McNamara's Head Coach Frank Oliver and his former hoop star Jakia Brown-Turner. Topics include, the respect for players in the DMV; the night Jakia almost scored 50 points in a high school game and Coach Oliver remembering the day he met the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Jul 3, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 14: Caleb Williams and Randy Trivers
Happy Fourth of July weekend #DMV! On episode 14 we catch-up with a pair of Gonzaga Eagles; Caleb Williams and Randy Trivers. The Gonzaga dynamic duo relive their thrilling 2018 WCAC Championship win vs. DeMatha; Coach Trivers critiques his star quarterback's best attributes and Caleb talks recruiting and which school has his attention.
Jun 29, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 13: Tina Thompson
We are honored to have one of the greatest that has ever laced them up join us on episode 13. Tina Thompson, Steps2TheMic and reflects on growing up in Los Angeles, her playing days in Houston,winning four consecutive WNBA Titles and her current role at the University of Virginia.
Jun 26, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 12: Jeff Hathaway
On episode 12, former UConn Athletic Director, Jeff Hathaway Steps2The Mic to reflect on his days in the Big East conference; his relationship with five Hall of Fame coaches, Gary Williams, Lefty Driesell, Jim Calhoun, Geno Auriemma and the late, Morgan Wootten. Also, Jeff offers his opinion on the hot topic in college athletics, should players be paid? And, he relives a funny story of a meal he shared with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.
Jun 22, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 11: Tony Bennett
Step2TheMic Episode 11 features one of the best coaches in college basketball; The University of Virginia's Tony Bennett. In this episode the head Wahoo talks about his legendary shooting contest with former NBA teammate Dell Curry, lessons learned from losing to UMBC and winning a NCAA National Title.
Jun 19, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 10: Brenda Frese
As we continue our Championship series,The Step2TheMic team welcomes the University of Maryland women's Head Basketball Coach, Brenda Frese, to the show. On Episode 10, Coach Frese talks recruiting, the talent rich #DMV area and the importance of player development.
Jun 15, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 9: John Tillman
The Step2TheMic team is honored to have the University of Maryland Men's Head Lacrosse Coach John Tillman join us on Episode 9. Coach Tillman discusses how the corona virus pandemic affected their season, he reflects on Maryland's 2017 National Championship team and he remembers lessons learned from the late Brendan Looney.
Jun 12, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 8: Rodney McLeod and Jonathan Mason
They were difference-makers on the football field and now they are using their platform to make a difference off it. Stepping to the Mic on episode eight are two dynamic young men; Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod and his former high school teammate, Jonathan Mason, join Monica McNutt and Deno Campbell to discuss the #NFL#DrewBrees,#BlackEmpowerment and #BlackLivesMatter
Jun 8, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 7: Malcolm Brogdon
Stepping to the Mic on Episode 7 is a man who’s making an impact on and off the basketball court. Malcolm Brogdon chats with Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries about his clean water initiative in Africa, winning an #ACC title and playing with NBA All-Stars Victor Oladipo and Giannis Antetokounmpo
Jun 3, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 6: Where we stand
The death of George Floyd just may have caused our nation to reach its boiling point. Americans are visibly upset, and rightfully so. Some groups are expressing themselves through organized demonstrations. The mass protesters are demanding change. But is anyone listening? Our "Step2TheMic" crew weighs in, sharing their views on racism in America today, how we can get past this tragic moment and a vision for better days ahead.
Jun 1, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 5: Mike Brey
From Hyattsville to Tobacco Road and now South Bend, Mike Brey is a difference-maker. On episode five, he goes one-on-one with our "Step2TheMic" crew to talk about his relationship with Morgan Wootten, Coach K at Duke, and his time as the Notre Dame Head Men's Basketball coach.
May 25, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 4: Azzi Fudd
Azzi Fudd is the nation's top girl's high school basketball player; On Episode #4, she talks about her college recruitment, tips she learned from Steph Currry, her legacy, and the late, Kobe Bryant #RIP #motivate #hardwork #pushthrough #MambaForever
May 20, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 3: Basketball County: In The Water Documentary Critique
Tremendous buzz is circling the #DMV about #BasketballCounty, the #InTheWater documentary that recently aired on #Showtime. So our “Step2TheMic” crew joins the #conversation to drop some of their basketball knowledge on you!
May 18, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 2: Dickey Simpkins
He won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, he won a Big East title at Providence College and he's one of the top basketball players from Prince George's County. Dickey Simpkins "Steps2TheMic," with Chris Miles and Ted Jeffries talking the #LastDance and #BasketballCounty documentaries.
May 14, 2020
Step2TheMic Episode 1: DMV legends Walt Williams and Tony Massenburg
We are off and running with the inaugural episode of "Step2TheMic". Our first two guests include #DMV legends Walt Williams and Tony Massenburg. This dynamic duo enjoyed successful careers at the University of Maryland and in the NBA. Walt and Tony will discuss their new book "Lessons from Lenny," the Michael Jordan vs. Len Bias rivalry, Prince George's County basketball culture, all-time favorite NBA cities, and why WWF superstar, "The Junk Yard Dog" gave Walt a ride home from the club one night. You don't want to miss it!