Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree Podcast
Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree brought to you by Blackfoot Communications, Berkshire Hathaway, and Stockman’s Bar is an interview series hosted by Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez from ESPN Missoula. University of Montana basketball has an illustrious reputation for producing some of the best college basketball coaches that the game has ever seen, and it can be traced back to legendary Michigan State head men’s basketball coach Jud Heathcote, who got his first college head coaching job at the University of Montana. The coaches that have followed him have gone on to make their own significant marks in college basketball at places like Stanford, Old Dominion, and Utah to name a few. Ryan and Colter sat down with every Montana head men’s basketball coach who followed Jud Heathcote to talk about what makes Montana basketball and Missoula special. Bonus episodes include interviews with some former Montana basketball players and other significant influences on the program.
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Robin Selvig played for Jud Heathcote before becoming the women's head basketball coach at the University of Montana for more than three and a half decades. He won 20 conference coach of the year awards and never left his perch as the University of Montana head women's basketball coach. ESPN Missoula's Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez asked Selvig about his relationship with the men's program, how he was able to cultivate such success at the University of Montana for himself and the women's program, and what it was like coaching so many family members.