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Real Gauchos


REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

Mar 6, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Kathy Gregory on her Catholic schoolgirlhood, almost coming to UCSB in college but instead playing several sports at LA State, majoring in sociology and physical education and minoring in math, playing professional beach volleyball, coaching UCSB women's volleyball for 37 years and counting, continually learning from mistakes, how athletes today are soft, offering the ocean instead of scholarships, how playing in a beach tournament with The Panther at age 14 cured her of her shyness, coaching being about managing people, learning to be less honest, being brutally competitive, the challenges of success, wanting to make people feel better every day, seeing students benefit from study abroad, her long friendship with Wilt Chamberlain, playing for Team USA in the Pan-American Games and World Games, how she keeps feeling young, not planning for the future, and what student-athletes today need in order to succeed academically.