University of Massachusetts Athletics and Learfield have announced the launch of the Plant The Flag–Inside UMass Athletics
podcast. The show, which airs monthly, will include discussion between UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford
and various guests on current topics around UMass Athletics, higher education and the intersection of college sports and business in the Commonwealth and beyond.
Episode three of the show, a two-part and March Madness-themed edition, launched on Wed., March 28, featuring Bamford with Atlantic 10 Associate Commissioner Matt Doherty and UMass head men's basketball coach Matt McCall. Doherty described his time as a player at North Carolina under the late Dean Smith and his more recent path to coaching and administrative basketball capacities. On the second half of the show, McCall reflected on his first season leading the Minutemen and outlined his time in college basketball, beginning at Florida before moving on to Florida Atlantic, returning to Florida and securing his first two head coaching jobs at Chattanooga and UMass.
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