Episode 43

Published on:

22nd Apr 2021

Anthony Pugh - Founder & Head Skills Trainer at Clockwork Athletics

Anthony Pugh is the founder of Clockwork Athletics. The game of basketball has been Anthony’s passion since the day he was born. He grew up a coach’s son and was in the gym constantly. He attended McDonald High School in Ohio and played varsity basketball for 4 years. During his 4 year career at McDonald, Anthony scored 1,000+ career points, accounted for 300+ career assists and is currently still top 5 in program wins. After being recruited by several D2 and D3 programs, Anthony was given the opportunity to be a walk on at Robert Morris University. He knew that his eventual basketball goal was to coach, so the opportunity to be a part of a Division 1 program would be very beneficial in the long run. During his freshman season, he appeared in 4 games and became very close to junior starting point guard, Kavon Stewart. They would work out regularly before and after games/practices. This lit a spark in Anthony and is when he realized that skill development was his real passion. After his freshman season concluded, he made the toughest decision of his life and decided to stop playing and dedicate his full attention to skill development.

Clockwork Athletics was born on April 20, 2016 in his dorm room. Anthony graduated from Robert Morris University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport psychology. Clockwork Athletics continues to grow as one of the best skill development training companies in Ohio. Anthony works with players of all ages and skill levels from kids just learning how to play, all the way up to professionals. Anthony's passion and love for the game is what separates him from everyone else. During all of his training sessions, he focuses heavily on the smallest of details to ensure that the players who work with him get the most out of every training session and leave the gym better than they came.

Email - anthony.pugh222@gmail.com

Twitter - @Anthony_Pugh2  @ClockWorkSkills

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGT2U9-vGDDVM7hRaO0Ntzw


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About the Podcast

Beyond the Ball
“Fueling your Faith and Family through Sport”
Welcome to the “Beyond the Ball” podcast with Coach Eric Klumpp and Coach Justin Gerstung, two basketball coaches here to celebrate the game of basketball, and all sport, with real discussions, with real coaches from all levels, that use their platform to serve others while finding balance off the court in their faith, with their families, and in their communities. Join us in celebrating the way YOU serve, love, and care.

About your hosts

Eric Klumpp

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Eric Klumpp is a high school basketball coach in the Western New York area at Newfane HS. He has coached at the JV level for 9 years and at the varsity level for 9 years. He grew up on a dairy farm in northern Niagara County and has been teaching health and physical education at Newfane HS for the past 17 years. He is co-owner of Tents Unlimited; a party tent rental company that supplies large tents to customers for all occasions. He is an active member of Ridgewood Bible Church community and also has participated in men’s physique bodybuilding competitions.
Some thoughts from Coach Klumpp, “The journey of life is a difficult one, life will give you tests; and through those tests you learn valuable lessons. Through basketball and all sport, we get to learn valuable lessons to be used to serve ourselves and allow us to grow. I am very excited to share my experiences and knowledge in hopes to serve others on the same coaching journey that I have been on”. Through this pod I pray to bring light on important issues that surround the importance of mental, social and physical wellness and how it creates a better environment for us to thrive as a coach and build lasting relationships with those that we serve. One of my favorite verses in scripture is Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Justin Gerstung

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Justin Gerstung is a high school basketball coach in the Western New York area at Akron HS. He has coached at the JV level for four years and at the varsity level for fifteen years. He has been married to his beautiful wife Rochelle since 2003 and has four children, Emma, Benjamin, Abby, and Noelle. Coach G teaches MS Social Studies at Akron MS, helps run the youth basketball program in the community, coaches AAU with the Buffalo Titans, and most importantly to him, is a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church vestry. In addition, he runs the Wall of Fame Committee at Akron, coaches youth soccer, and loves the Buffalo Bills. Some thoughts from Coach Gerstung “I believe that basketball is a microcosm for the game of life, those with the best spirit, approach, and perseverance are the ones that find true happiness. The game of basketball, and all sport, have created so many positive experiences in my life that the desire to share is overwhelming. This pod is a way to show gratitude for what I have, while trying to serve others. Taking initiative and being fearless is something I try to model for my kids and students and it is ultimately my goal to serve that helps define my priorities and in turn helps me create balance. I could not do any of this without the support of my wife and kids, family, and friends. Our family words… hungry, humble, fearless embody the approach I try to take everyday and pass on to my kids. I am learning as I grow as a Christ follower and husband, the value of the process and the importance of celebrating others and celebrating their successes! My hope is that this podcast can spread some of the love that I have for this game!” Coach Gerstung hopes that those that listen enjoy all the extra stuff that sport has to offer and encourages feedback and the creation of dialogue.