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Jared Grasso, National Post Grad Coach and Head of Development at The Knox School

Sports Business Secrets

Season 4 || Episode 529

Today’s guest is Jared Grasso, newly appointed National Post Grad Coach and Head of Development at The Knox School in Long Island.


Coach Grasso grew up on the sidelines of basketball courts everywhere, watching his Father coach at the high school, collegiate and pro levels. He quickly outgrew the sidelines and developed into quite the player himself earning a McDonald’s All-American nomination when he was at St. Anthony’s HS. He chose Quinnipiac University to play his collegiate ball, where he was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2014.


After a brief opportunity at the next level in Italy, it was inevitable that he would return to the sidelines and get into coaching. He's had stops at Hofstra, Hartford, Quinnipiac, Fordham, Iona and Bryant before accepting the new role at the Knox School this spring.


Today we talked about:

  • Growing up living, eating and breathing basketball with his Father

  • The opportunity to play at the infamous ABCD Camp

  • His roles and responsibilities as a young assistant coach

  • How he learned to balance his job with his family

  • Questions he was asked during the coaching interview process

  • How he turned a struggling Division 1 program into an NCAA birth

  • How he adapted to NIL and how it's changed college forever

  • The mental side of coaching that the public doesn't see

  • Searching for purpose after being at "the top of the mountain"

  • All about The Knox School and his new role

  • The youth development landscape in the USA

  • The characteristics is takes to get to the next level

  • and much more


Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!


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