This week the 1590 WAKR Coaches Spotlight shines on Officer Howard Vaughn, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins' baseball team.
Coach Vaughn discussed how he is bringing baseball to the youngsters and helping young people.
"I started in coaching six years ago and I saw a dying Buchtel baseball program, and I wanted to get it back started," he said.
The City Series Boys' Basketball Championship will be taking place tomorrow at Firestone High School in what will be another competitive matchup.
First-year Buchtel head coach Matt Futch spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of the contest Friday.
Ellet head basketball coach Mark Fisher joined the show as well, talking about his team and how they can avenge an earlier loss to the Griffins this season.
Buchtel head football coach Ricky Powers spoke with Sam and Brad about the upcoming matchup with the Griffins and East Dragons Friday.
Marcus Wattley head coach of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad about the physical matchup with Buchtel on Saturday.
Buchtel head coach Ricky Powers also joined to talk about the game and their win last week over Columbus Beechcroft.
WAKR wraps up our City Series camp previews with Ricky Powers and the Buchtel Griffins. The Griffins open up the season against Columbus Beechcroft August 25.
Buchtel finished 4-6 in 2016.
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Brian Dawson, head coach of the Kenmore Cardinals previewed tonight's playoff matchup between themselves and the Buchtel Griffins tonight.
Head boys basketball coach of the Buchtel Griffins Steve White talked about garnering his 300th win of his career over the weekend, as well as tonight's matchup with Kenmore.
White said his team is focused on getting better each and every day, holding each other accountable.
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Buchtel head boys basketball coach Steve White joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his team's play heading into the holidays.
The Griffs are 3-2 on the year and will face Stubenville coming up.
The Ellet Orangemen are prepared to avenge last week's loss to the East Dragons, and they will be facing off against Ricky Powers and the Buchtel Griffins.
Joe Yost, the head coach of the Orangemen, spoke with Sam Bourquin on Wednesday to talk about his ballclub.
The Buchtel Griffins have been fighting hard, playing hard, and finding themselves as a team. They'll have a tough task on their hands against Lakewood St. Edward on Saturday.
Buchtel head coach Ricky Powers spoke with Sam Bourquin Thursday about his expectations for the program, getting better, and how his young men have responded to challenges.
Tournament time in the high school ranks is here and one of the Akron City Series' household names will be prepared for the slate ahead of them.
Steve White, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about the makeup of his team and what's been going on with the Griffs on the hardwood.
He says he and his team will do some scouting tonight as Tallmadge will be playing Alliance, and then Buchtel will play the winner of that matchup either Friday or Monday.
He says his team is starting to play their best basketball heading into the tournament.
"We got better as the season went along," White explained. "You always hear Coach (Keith) Dambrot say, 'Just get better, just get better,' and that's what we've been doing, we beat a very good CVCA team Saturday night here at Buchtel, and we've just been getting better."
He (White) says that he thinks his team can survive and advance, they just have to come to play when the game lights come on.
He also says his team's confidence is high and that they can go toe-to-toe with anyone if they play their game.
The Buchtel Griffins are coming off a big win over Firestone earlier in the week, and will have another stiff challenge ahead of them Friday night when they take on East.
Steve White, the head coach of the Griffs joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about his squad, their standing in the City Series, and the young men who have done their job on the hardwood.
The Griffins beat the Falcons 80-74 on Tuesday evening.
"I was very proud of the kids," White said. "We shot 80 percent from the free throw line, and we did a good job with our half court press."
Coach White says he likes the makeup of his team and their unselfishness on the court shows on game night.
"You never know what's going to happen, you never know who's going to step forward," he said.