Blessed2Play

“Blessed 2 Play” is sports radio with heart & soul! Uncovering the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals, host Ron Meyer shines a spotlight on the world of sports and the motivation behind life on and off the field.
Blessed2Play - 05/02/2021 - Best Of Trevor Williams
May 2, 2021
This week’s guest is Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams. Host Ron Meyer talks to Trevor about where he finds his true identity as a pitcher on the world’s largest baseball stage.
Blessed2Play - 04/25/2021 - Sister Stephanie Baliga
Apr 25, 2021
This week’s guest is Sister Stephanie Baliga, a former division one cross-country runner at the University of Illinois, now a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, who is also known as the running nun. She heads a charity team that runs in the Chicago Marathon every year — and has raised over $1 million for a inner city food pantry.
Blessed2Play - 04/18/2021 - Thomas Wurtz
Apr 18, 2021
This week’s guest is Thomas Wurtz, current director of Varsity Catholic. Host Ron Meyer talks with Thomas about bringing faith to athletes on the college campus and some of the challenges the lie ahead in competitive athletics.
Blessed2Play - 04/11/2021 - Craig Wolfley
Apr 11, 2021
This week’s guest is Craig Wolfley, a former NFL offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. Ron talks with Craig about his 11 year career in the National Football League and how his faith motivates him to reach out those less fortunate.
Blessed2Play - 03/28/2021 - Best Of Mike Sweeney
Mar 28, 2021
This week’s guest is Mike Sweeney a 5x MLB All-Star who currently serves as special assistant to the general manager for the Kansas City Royals. Ron talks with Mike about his role in the movie set to release in theaters, Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton.
Blessed2Play - 03/21/2021 - Best Of Vilinsky
Mar 21, 2021
This week’s guest is Drew Vilinsky, Director of Sports and Arts Chaplaincy program at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Ron talks with Drew about his work as a theology teacher helping form boys to becoming men thru the platform of sports.(This is an encore of the 02/29/20 show)
Blessed2Play - 03/14/2021 - Best Of Alan Webb
Mar 14, 2021
This week’s guest is Alan Webb the current American world record holder in the mile. Webb also represented Team USA at the 2004 Olympic games. Host Ron Meyer talks to Alan about his career to becoming an elite runner and why he joined the Catholic faith.
Blessed2Play - 03/07/2021 - Best Of Garrett Jones
Mar 7, 2021
This week’s guest is former major league baseball player Garrett Jones. Host Ron Meyer talks with Garrett about his professional career that would span 8 seasons in the big leagues and about his life of faith which guides him daily.
Blessed2Play - 02/28/2021 - Best Of Jay Phillips
Feb 28, 2021
This week’s Blessd2Play collegiate spotlight show features Jay Phillips the director of cross-country and track and field at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. Host Ron Meyer talks to Jay about how he integrates his Catholic faith while coaching division one athletes.
Blessed2Play - 02/21/2021 - Alison Maillard
Feb 21, 2021
This week’s guest is Alison Maillard, who competes as a diver for Auburn University. She is a 5X All-American and scholar athlete. Alison is planning on competing in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Host Ron Meyer talks with Alison about how Catholicism keeps her grounded amidst competitively diving.
Blessed2Play - 02/14/2021 - Joe Patterson
Feb 14, 2021
This week’s guest is Joe Patterson Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Ave Maria University. In 2018, he was named the Sun Division Coach of the Year as the Gyrenes captured the league championship after beating three nationally ranked teams and posting a 5-1 conference record. Host Ron Meyer talks with Joe about his coaching success on the gridiron and how he incorporates the Catholic faith in his principles of coaching collegiate athletes.
Blessed2Play - 02/07/2021 - Brad Soderberg
Feb 7, 2021
This week’s guest is Brad Soderberg, University of Virginia Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach. Host Ron Meyer talks with Brad about being part of the coaching staff that help lead the Cavaliers to a National Championship and why the Catholic faith is instrumental in his life.
Blessed2Play - 01/31/2021 - Best Of Steve Lavin
Jan 31, 2021
Today’s guest is Steve Lavin who can be seen on FS1, Turner, and CBS as a college basketball analyst. Host Ron Meyer talks with the former head coach at UCLA and St. Johns about his career thru the coaching ranks and how virtue guided him in developing the student athlete.
Blessed2Play - 01/24/2021 - McKenzi Weber
Jan 24, 2021
This week’s guest is McKenzi Weber who played division one volleyball at Kansas State. Host Ron Meyer talks with McKenzi about competing as a volleyball player in the Big 12 and why her Catholic faith was an important part of her life as a collegiate athlete.
Blessed2Play - 01/17/2021 - Jackie Sherrill
Jan 17, 2021
Join Ron Meyer as he speaks with legendary college football coach Jackie Sherrill about his on the field success as well as his life of faith and how it related to coaching.
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