How I Got Here with Corey Koskie

How I Got Here with Corey Koskie

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Welcome to Linklete’s podcast, the stories behind the youth, high school, college, and professional sports journey, where it leads and what we learn along the way Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/linklete/support


Marcus Foligno - Minnesota Wild
Nov 10 • 22 min
Marcus Foligno was a well-travel youth athlete. Not on his own accord but following his NHL star father. Where his dad played, the family lived. Where his dad coached the family lived. A budding baseball star’s final childhood move went from Hershey, PA…
Mike Tamte - Co-Founder Evereve
Oct 30 • 30 min
The Evereve Journey started in a women’s dressing room in a San Fransico clothing store. A young mom by the name Megan Tamte felt overwhelmed and alone! This is not how a young mother should feel about her shopping experience. Megan knew that the clothing…
Ryan Carter - Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks,Carolina Hurricanes,New Jersey Devils,Florida Panther
Oct 22 • 50 min
Mike Carter retired as a St. Paul police officer after 30 years in 2010. Mike loved watching Ryan play hockey. But Ryan didn’t get the hockey bug from dad. He got it from friends with whom he grew up and the White Bear Lake Hockey Association. Mike Carter…
Connor Wray - Co-Founder - CFO - Jonny Pops
Oct 13 • 36 min
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS—NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL—GOES A LONG WAY.” Eric Brust - Co-founder- CEO Johnny pop Armed with a blender, assorted kitchen utensils and Erik’s vision of a “better-for-you” frozen fruit bar, Andrew Sather, Connor…
TRYOUTS - Blake Sloan - Stanley Cup Champion with the Dallas Stars
Sep 29 • 21 min
Hockey tryouts are on us in Minnesota. Blake talks about how he had to process his 8-year old son getting cut from the top team and how this notion of being cut affected him, he was cut from a team as a youth hockey player. This episode talks is a…
Peter Taunton - Founder Snap Fitness and Lift Brands
Sep 22 • 32 min
Born in Willmer, Minnesota Peter Taunton was the youngest of 7 children. He went from small-town Minnesota to a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the…
Kyle Gibson - Minnesota Twins
Sep 15 • 35 min
Kyle Gibson started his path to the big leagues from the Hoosier state. He loved basketball but he loved baseball more. He has been around baseball his whole life, as his dad was a coach at the high school. Elbow surgery at 15 didn’t deter him and he…
Matt Majka - President - Minnesota Wild
Sep 8 • 28 min
Are you willing to do what it takes to get what you want? The no-brainer answer is YES, ABSOLUTELY! But then why don’t you have what you want? Is it because the over time we choose the easy road vs the hard road? There is no easy road to the top in…
Jake Odorizzi - Minnesota Twins
Sep 1 • 30 min
Jake Odorizzi, starting pitcher for Minnesota Twins, came to Minnesota via a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. This wasn’t the first time he was traded. The first time was from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Kansas City Royals, and then he went from the Royals…
Max Kepler - Minnesota Twins
Aug 25 • 23 min
Maximilian Kepler-Ró┼╝yck is a German born baseball player playing Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins. How does the offspring of professional ballet dancers go from Germany to play in the Major Leagues. Corey Koskie dives into that and much…
Corey Koskie - FmR MLB, Concussion Comeback
May 19 • 23 min
Corey Koskie played for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Milwaukee Brewers. He retired in 2009 while in spring training with the Chicago Cubs. His story has been told many times but Corey tells the detail behind his attempted comeback to…
Ping Yeh - Entrepreneur - Co-Founder and CEO Stemonix
May 6 • 30 min
How does somebody go from play youth sport growing up in California, to playing college tennis, to founding a company that could change the face of medicine. Ping Yeh fought a tough battle with blood cancer and survived. Yeh is cancer-free, but he still…
Ryne Harper - Minnesota Twins - Pitcher
Apr 28 • 28 min
In June of 2011 the Atlanta Braves selected Ryne Harper in 37th-round. On February 2, 2018, Harper signed a minor-league contract with the Minnesota Twins. We have all heard the saying “a cup of coffee in the big leagues”. Ryne Harper, literally, had a…
Gordy Engel - The Foursome - Men’s Fine Apparel, Special Teams Coach for Wayzata High School Football Team
Apr 21 • 36 min
The Foursome has been a part of the Wayzata Community for 80 years. It started as a little shop in Wayzata then grew to five different retail operations at the Wayzata Bay Center … men’s clothing, men’s big ‘n tall clothing, women’s clothing, children’s…
Tommy Watkins - Coach - Minnesota Twins
Apr 14 • 22 min
Have you ever sat in the stand and wonder how does one become a first base coach in the major leagues and what the heck does a first base coach do on a major league team. Does he just stand next to first base to collect the batter’s armor? According to…
Dustin Morse - Senior Director of Communications at Minnesota Twins
Apr 7 • 52 min
The path to Major League Baseball isn’t always on the diamond. There are other ways to work for a Major League Baseball team. Both paths require hard work, tenacity, and resilience. Dustin Morse has climbed the ranks from an intern with the Chicago Cubs…
Dr. Heather Bergeson - Tria Orthopedics
Mar 31 • 29 min
Dr. Heather Bergeson is an accomplished Primary Care Sports & Pediatrics Physician. She is also an athlete and youth sports mom. She has seen the good of youth sports and she has seen the bad. She has treated 1000’s of kids for overuse injuries and has…
Maggie Nichols - Gymnast- University of Oklahoma, Fmr USA National Team
Mar 24 • 15 min
On Jan. 9, 2018, Maggie Nichols released a statement informing the world that she, too, had been sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar. She also let the world know that she was the one who had been identified only as…
Kevin Warren - Chief Operating Officer Minnesota Viking
Mar 17 • 27 min
In 2015 Kevin Warren became the first African-Americas chief operating officer of an NFL team. He is a lawyer by education and got his first job in the NFL in 1997 when he was hired by Dick Vermeil in a legal front office position. He earned a super Bowl…
Jack Jablonski - USC student Fmr Benilde St. Margaret Red Knight,
Mar 10 • 30 min
With every sport there is a risk for injury. With contact sports the risk increases dramatically. It is every parents greatest fear that when their child gets hit they don’t get up. Jack Jablonski’s life changed forever after he was hit during a high…
Corey Koskie - Concussion Story of a Former MLBer
Mar 3 • 35 min
Corey Koskie played for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and retired in 2009 while he was in Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs. July 5th, 2006 would be a day that changed Corey Koskie’s career path forever. A little fly ball…
Latroy Hawkins - Special Assistant Minnesota Twins, Fmr MLB
Feb 24 • 41 min
Latroy Hawkins had a 21 year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, he played for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of…
Darrell Thompson - U of M Gopher Football, Green Bay Packers Alumni and President of Bolder Options
Feb 17 • 38 min
Darrell Thompson became a Minnesotan because of an IBM minority recruited push in the 1970’s. His dad was recruited and the Thompson family moved to Rochester. Making friends in a new city is hard enough but it can be even harder when nobody looks like…
Frank White - Author, RBI Coordinator Minnesota Twins
Feb 10 • 46 min
As a child in the 1950s, Frank White loved to watch his dad, Louis “Pud” White Jr., play baseball with the Twin City Colored Giants. That made an impression on him. The 50’s was also a time of segregation in the South but Jim Crow were not in the north.…
Torii Hunter - Fmr MLB All-Star and Entrepreneur
Feb 3 • 71 min
Through his acrobatic catches, booming bat, and contagious smile Torii Hunter captured the hearts of fans everywhere he played; Minnesota, LA, and Detroit. He was a guy that loved playing the game of baseball and his game showed it. Torii was a great…
Jeff Dubay - Fmr KFAN PA&DUBAY
Jan 27 • 63 min
On October 15, 2008, Jeff Dubay was arrested in Maplewood,MN for felony possession of a controlled substance. On October 24, 2008 KFAN terminated Dubay. Jeff Dubay was spinning out of control. Jeff Dubay had the sports geek dream roles. He was a clubhouse…
Tony Dungy - New York Times Best Selling Author, NFL Hall of Fame, Super Bowl Winning Coach
Jan 20 • 59 min
Tony Dungy is an Uncommon Man, Uncommon Coach, on a Uncommon path. The son of educators his coaching journey started in the living room of his home under the guidance of his mother and father. How is it possible to win the respect of his players and lead…
Tom Chorske - University of Minnesota, New Jersey Devils, Fox Sports North Hockey Analyst
Jan 13 • 67 min
Tom Chorske played for the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburg Penguins, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, and Washington Capitals through his 11 years career in the 90’s. After he retired from playing he had to get a job…
Corey Koskie - Fmr MLBer Fear Story
Jan 6 • 41 min
Corey Koskie is a former Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cub. He is also the founder of Linklete.com. January’s topic is fear on Linklete.com. Being fearless doesn’t mean eliminating fear. Being fearless means knowing how…
Dani Cameranesi - USA Olympic Women’s Hockey Team, U of M Gophers
Dec 30, 2018 • 57 min
In 2018 Dani Cameranesi was part of U.S Olympic History. The USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team won a gold medal for the 2nd time in history. The 1st time was 20 years ago. To become an Olympic champion requires resilience and grit. Dani had to learn that…
Winny Brodt-Brown - Inaugural Ms. Hockey, founder of Os Hockey Training
Dec 23, 2018 • 43 min
According to University of Minnesota yearbooks, approximately 30 women tried out for the first-ever Gopher Women’s hockey team in 1918. Fast forward 60 years, there is very little organized girls hockey. Girls just didn’t play hockey. They figure skated…
Gavin Kaysen - Chef, Founder of Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi
Dec 16, 2018 • 58 min
At 7 years old Gavin Kaysen saw what the power of food could do. He saw this making cookies with his grandma. Food can make people smile. This started his love for cooking. Playing youth sports helped him for years after he was done. The lesson learned…
Mark Manney - Andover High School Hockey Head Coach, FMR- Air Force One Pilot
Dec 9, 2018 • 67 min
Mark Manney was born in Morris, Minnesota and after his family moved to Bemidji, Minnesota he played his first organized hockey game at age 13. He was a multi-sport athlete that choose to play hockey in high school in Moorhead, Minnesota. His high school…
Rob Stauber- USA Women’s Hockey Head Coach
Dec 2, 2018 • 85 min
Rob Stauber has had a lot of success in his life and a lot of adversity. He is a lifelong learner. He was the first goalie in history to win the Hobey Baker Award, played in the NHL, and has had a successful transition to a post-career life as the founder…
Sean Goldsworthy - Minnetonka High School Hockey Head Varsity Coach
Nov 25, 2018 • 62 min
Anybody that follows Minnesota High School sports knows that the event of the year is the hockey state tournament that is held at the Xcel Energy Center. More than 100,000 people will go through the gates and the state final is played in front of a…
Tim Tschida - Major League Umpire
Nov 18, 2018 • 61 min
How the heck do you become a Major League Ump? Do you wake up one day and just show up or is there a process to get there? Well, there is a process and it is a GRIND. To get to the top of any field you have to put in your time and be really good at what…
Dr. Corey Wulf - Twin Cities Orthopedics
Nov 11, 2018 • 57 min
Corey A. Wulf, MD, provides specialty care in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Twin Cities Orthopedics. Before this, he was a multisport athlete in Lennox, South Dakota. Playing youth sports doesn’t mean that you are going to “go pro” and make millions of…
Lou Nanne- Minnesota North Stars
Nov 4, 2018 • 55 min
* Louis Vincent “Lou” Nanne born on June 2, 1941 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His nickname, “Sweet Lou from the Soo,” stems from his native town in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario where he played his minor pro hockey with the Esposito brothers. Lou Nanne’s mom…
Blake Sloan- Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames
Oct 21, 2018 • 63 min
It is not easy to be a youth hockey player in the US in the 80’s. There are few teams ,the travel is crazy, and it is expensive. The path to the NHL is hard. It is even harder when you get cut from your bantam travel team, you have no interest from any…
Justin Morneau - Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates
Oct 14, 2018 • 76 min
As a Canadian growing up in New Westminister, British Colombia Justin loved hockey. But he also played every sport he could; ball hockey, golf, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. He loved hockey growing up but he had to make a choice, hockey or…
Chad Greenway - Minnesota Viking
Oct 7, 2018 • 50 min
Chad Greenway was raised on a hog and crop farm in Mt. Vernon, S.D., where he played 9-man high school football and had 26 kids in his class. Greenway learned the rigors of farm life. Summer seemed the worst season. At 5 a.m. it was wake up to help load…
Joe Mauer -Minnesota Twins
Sep 30, 2018 • 51 min
Joe Mauer was a high school All-American in every sport he played. Being the youngest of 3 boys he did his best to keep up with his older brothers. He was living his dream of playing baseball for his childhood team, the Minnesota Twins. Listen to Joe tell…
Mark Parrish - Minnesota Wild Part 2
Sep 26, 2018 • 34 min
It is Sept 15, 2012, and the players have been locked out by the NHL because of the labor dispute between the NHL and the NHLPA. Some players go to Europe to play and others stay back. Mark talks about the turmoil between the players during the lockout.…
Mark Parrish- Minnesota Wild Part 1 - Early Years
Sep 23, 2018 • 34 min
In 1992 Mark Parrish started high school and dreamed of wearing the baby blues of Bloomington Jefferson. He quickly made an impact and went on to win two states titles before he moved on the college hockey. He was on the fast track to the NHL. Everything…
Steve Johnson - University of Minnesota Gopher Part 2
Sep 19, 2018 • 23 min
Steve’s tenacity, resilience, and grit have paid off in high school and junior hockey. Now the fun starts. Steve talks about what it was like getting recruited, playing for Team USA, and being drafted by the LA Kings. Anybody that doesn’t know Steve…
Steve Johnson - University of Minnesota Gophers - Part 1
Sep 17, 2018 • 29 min
As a youth athlete, Steve Johnson loves to compete. He loves sports and plays baseball, hockey, and soccer. He wants to win. As he is getting to high school age he starts to lean more towards hockey. He is small and he is playing a physical sport at a…
Baseball Getting Young Men Off The Streets
Aug 28, 2018 • 22 min
Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, Major League Baseball’s RBI program is having an impact on young inner-city men’s lives. Ron Hayward is on dialysis 9 hours a night hoping for a donor and coaching at-risk youth. He tells his story of being raised on…
Hitting Your Potential - Corey Koskie
Aug 9, 2018 • 15 min
In 1995 Corey Koskie had a breakout season playing for the Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League. He didn’t want that season to end. Corey describes how playing baseball without a break between seasons led to a very disappointing 1996 season. Listen as…
Trust Your Gut- Corey Koskie
Jul 30, 2018 • 28 min
In 1994, Corey Koskie was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and is shipped to Elizabethton, Tennessee to start his professional baseball career. He shares a story of his first couple of weeks playing professional baseball. —- Support this podcast:…