Catholic Sports Radio

Catholic Sports Radio
Helping listeners find the right balance and priority when it comes to their faith life versus their sports life, interviews are done with guests who are Catholics in sports - current or former athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and more, from the pro, amateur, and scholastic ranks. Whether you’re an athlete or a fan, youth or adult, Catholic or not, this show will deliver content that speaks to you and provides opportunities for ongoing reflection for your daily life.

17 Bailey Landry
May 27 • 31 min
She has played softball for Team USA as well as professionally, plus she enjoyed a college career at LSU that consisted of three Women’s College World Series appearances and her being named an All American two times. She is a relative newlywed and a…
16 Fr Chuck Dornquast
May 20 • 24 min
The team priest for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he also played football himself in high school. He was just ordained four years ago and is currently at St. Lawrence in Tampa, Florida. He talks about what his role with the team entails as well as how he…
15 Dr Joe Estwanik
May 13 • 26 min
An orthopedic surgeon who is in the Carolina Boxing Hall of Fame. He is a past president of the Association of Ringside Physicians and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society. Born and raised Catholic, he was a weightlifter back…
14 Sister Rita Clare Yoches
May 6 • 22 min
She played professional football for four years after having previously been an athlete in another sport, having earned a full basketball scholarship to Detroit Mercy, where she played for four years. Last year she took her final vows and became a nun,…
13 Theresa Feaster
Apr 29 • 27 min
The Director of Hockey Operations at Providence College for the men’s hockey team, she is a lifelong Catholic, the oldest of five children. Theresa attended Catholic elementary, high school (valedictorian), and college. She talks about working at a…
12 Neal Pionk
Apr 22 • 22 min
New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk cautions parents about putting too high of a priority on a child’s potential hockey career. Plus, he talks about being born into the Catholic faith and attending Catholic school (K-8), coming into the NHL, moving to…
11 Len Clark
Apr 15 • 27 min
He covers University of Notre Dame Athletics for Irish 101 and Irish Illustrated, and is also the Notre Dame reporter for Fan Media. Len has also served as a reporter for ESPN Radio’s “College Gameday,” as a stringer for AP Sports. A lifelong Catholic, he…
10 Pat McCaskey
Apr 8 • 23 min
A Chicago Bears’ Board Member and a Bears’ Vice President, he is the Chairman of Sports Faith International, which recognizes people who are successful in sports while leading exemplary lives. He is the author of six books (four about sports and faith)…
9 Joe Mesi
Apr 1 • 24 min
A former heavyweight boxer who finished with a 36-0 won-lost record (29 KOs), getting to No. 1 in the world where he would’ve fought for the heavyweight title but suffered a serious head injury (brain bleed). Last year he was inducted into both the New…
8 Chris Ledyard
Mar 25 • 24 min
Inducted into the Sports Faith Hall of Fame in 2015, the next year he became the Athletic Director at JSerra Catholic High School after more than 20 years at the helm of the athletic program at Franciscan University. Before that he was a Catholic high…
7 Jimmy Osting
Mar 18 • 26 min
He’s a cradle Catholic, having attended Catholic grammar and high schools, his kids are altar servers, and oh, he just happens to have pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres (drafted by the Atlanta Braves) and recently was a guest…
6 Jim Sweeney
Mar 11 • 26 min
Featured in an ESPN “30 for 30” called “Playing for the Mob,” he stood strong during the Boston College (basketball) point-shaving scandal, sticking to his moral roots and not taking a bribe. He is still involved with the sport today as the Head of USA on…
5 Joe DeLamielleure
Mar 4 • 31 min
A Pro Football Hall of Famer (Buffalo Bills, 1973-79, 1985 and Cleveland Browns, 1980-84) who is also being inducted into a Catholic hall of fame. He also is on the Board for an orphanage in Mexico, for which he helped raise funding by riding his bike…
4 Mike Candrea
Feb 25 • 28 min
Coached Team USA to the Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens and the silver medal in 2008 in Beijing in women’s softball, but, ten days before the 2004 Games he lost his wife unexpectedly to a brain aneurysm. Now entering his 34th season as the head…
3 Rebecca Dussault
Feb 18 • 29 min
She skied in the Winter Olympics in 2006 in Torino (Italy) and is a world champion, being a multi-sport athlete. Among other topics, she discusses peer pressure she had to stay away from in her late teens relative to partying, the deeper she moved into…
2 Kyle Schmidt
Feb 11 • 28 min
Playing with some teammates who are now in the NHL, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Michigan in the 2011 NCAA Championship game in front of 19,000 fans at the Xcel Energy Center and went on to play pro hockey in Germany and Norway.…
Introducing Catholic Sports Radio
Feb 1 • 26 min
An introduction to what this show is going to be as well as why the host is qualified to lead this project. There are also examples and quotes given from saints connected to sports.