Coach Rozy S&C CHALK TALK – with Kenny Mauer & Mary Schrad

Updated: September 12, 2019

Athletic Legends Mauer, Schrad To Share Sports Performance Tips

Two very special sports legends will be sharing their tips for success with a Yankton audience Wednesday, Sept. 18, during the Coach Rozy Monthly Strength & Conditioning Chalk Talk.

Kenny Mauer, who has officiated NBA games for 33 years and is owner of Mauer Sports Nutrition, will share performance expertise he has learned from keeping up with world-class athletes for more than three decades.

He has the longest tenure among active NBA referees.

Among Mauer’s most memorable assignments was Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. He also officiated Michael Jordan’s first game back from retirement, when the Chicago Bulls faced the Indiana Pacers on March 19, 1995. You can also find the best basketball hoop ring system here.

Also speaking will be Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mary Schrad. Her accomplishments are numerous: She is a former women’s professional basketball player; spent 20 years coaching women’s college and high school basketball and volleyball; has won eight Coach-of-the Year awards; and was the first woman to be inducted into the Briar Cliff Athletic Hall of Fame.

This free event is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Avera Sacred Heart Professional Office Pavilion Amphitheatre located at 409 Summit St., Yankton.

For more information, contact Coach Rozy at 817-219-2811.

    Kenny Mauer 

NBA Official – Owner/Founder – Mauer Sports Nutrition

Currently in his 32nd season as an NBA referee, Kenny Mauer spends much of his time around world-class athletes. He’s been subjected to all sorts of protein bars and supplements used by athletes to fuel performance and support recovery. Mauer sought more information on these products out of curiosity. 

He started to read labels more closely, which revealed most sports nutrition products are made with artificial preservatives, refined sugars, and even GMOs (genetically modified organisms). But what does all of this mean?

After years of reading, speaking with scientific researchers, and devoting his time to understanding proper nutrition, Mauer completely changed his diet. But he quickly realized clean eating can be difficult for those of us who lead a busy lifestyle, so he took matters into his own hands.

“We wanted to start something that we believed in — something that we were passionate about. It needs to be something that is good for all people. What can a mother give her 8-year-old? What can a high school kid eat? How about a professional athlete? How about an NBA referee? How about the working class men and women who deal with stress every day? Something for everybody.” 

~ Kenny Mauer, Founder of Mauer Sports Nutrition

 Mary Schrad

-Runs and runs baseball clinics around the country.

Mary Schrad is in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.  She was induction for the “Trailblazers” with the Women’s Basketball League (WBL) being recognized for pioneering the way for the WNBA. As part of the 25th Anniversary of the WNBA, the WBL was honored by the WNBA for setting the path for them to be successful. The WBL was the first women’s professional basketball league and Schrad played for the Iowa Cornets for one season. The Cornets were based out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Following her stint with the Cornets, Schrad then moved on to play in the European Professional League for three seasons. Schrad said a big reason for the move to Europe was the constant rumors as to whether or not the WBL would be around for another season. The WBL was first made up of eight teams before expanding to 12. The league operated for three seasons from 1978-1981.

All of her accolades led to her being drafted into the WBL and she was the first player in Briar Cliff history in any sport to be drafted by a professional league.

“It is such an honor to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and to go in as a trailblazer knowing we paved the way for women and minorities to not only succeed in professional sports but also to get scholarships and other benefits in college sports,” said Schrad. “I am so proud to be a part of it because as a group of players in the WBL we just had a pureness and love for the game that branched out to others for their opportunities. The WNBA really viewed us as what led them to being able to be such a successful league as they were able to learn from the good and the bad things of the WBL. We helped push through the culture of learning that women can be just as competitive as men.”

Schrad, who resides in Florida, now runs which is a website focused on building a team through synergy and she is also highly involved in basketball clinics.

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