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From athletes to athletes by athletes. What's Next is dedicated to supporting current student-athletes beyond the playing field by broadcasting the stories of those who came before them.


“Human minds rely on stories as the primary road map for understanding, making sense of, remembering and planning our lives- as well as the countless experiences and narratives we encounter along the way.” - Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoe Company, author of Start Something That Matters

Welcome to What’s Next, a look into the lives and careers of former college athletes who have found answers to one of the most difficult questions every one of us faces: What’s Next?. Get ready to dive into an endless and exciting conversation about what lies ahead after our playing days have ended.


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The Stories,The Careers,The Road to What's Next


September 19, 2017

What's Next: Anthony, Kevin, Gary

Guest: Alex Bubnov 

Former collegiate and professional gymnast from University of Michigan. Currently the National Director of eSports Training at Barwis Methods

College Accolades: Back-to-back BIG10 Champions (2013 & 2014), Back-to-...

September 11, 2017


What's Next: Gary, Kevin, Neil

Guest: Matt Pegler, Ex-College of Charleston Pitcher and Current Financial Crimes Analyst & MLB Agent/Advisor

Very happy to have Matt on the podcast this week. He's a charismatic guy who jumped at the opportunity to chat with us abou...

September 6, 2017

Q: What the heck is a QUICK HIT?!

A: In this week's interview with Miniard we took a different approach. Sometimes our day-to-day doesn't allow for us to enjoy a full forty-five minute podcast. Things come up, we get distracted and we miss out on valuable information th...

September 3, 2017

Stonington, CT

A few days ago I was on the phone with one of our previous guests, Kevin Tarca. He had reached out to Neil on the same day to talk about some of his current ideas and experiences now that he’s returned back to the U.S. after spending a year with the Europ...

August 29, 2017


What's Next: Kevin, Neil & Gary.

Guest: Kevin Cope, MSU Soccer Alumni and Current Sales Director in Financial Planning.

Kevin's dream growing up wasn't all that uncommon from the rest of us athletes. He wanted to become a pro. What sets him apart is that he actual...

August 22, 2017

From child model, to lacrosse standout after picking it up late, to national champion, to coach/mentor for harlem students, to millennial consultant - Wyatt Melzer knows the value of setting goals, and what it takes to achieve them.

Thank you so much to our friend Gabi...

August 15, 2017

How a hunger for more from her 9 to 5 led Haley Jones to Co-found jonesbar with her brother, Taylor.

Welcome back everyone! Super excited about this week's interview with Haley Jones, ex- Field Hockey Player from Michigan and current Co-Founder of jonesbar. Haley was an...

August 9, 2017

Sometime in 2012 I was sitting in a chiropractor’s office waiting room in Hamden, CT. I picked up the Sports Illustrated like I always did because that's all I really knew. At that time that's what really connected me to well, me. Sports, baseball in particular, was th...

August 7, 2017

How an undersized basketball player from Jersey is chasing his dream. No matter which country it's hiding in.

"Ke-vin, Tar-ca!" The man needs no introduction for our fellow QU grads. Fans chanted his name during games whether he was playing or not. He's that kind of guy...

August 3, 2017

Boston, MA

As Neil stated in his previous post, the airport is a perfect place to sit down and reflect on the past few days. I’m awaiting an early morning flight today, so while I wait I want to take time to collect my Travel Thoughts.

First off, I would like to reiterat...

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