Going Deep is a smart, lively, substantive conversation about some of the most important and pressing issues of our time. It is a radio show about sports and so much more. Coach Shoop, a 26 year veteran of football coaching at the highest level, and Dr. Shoop, a theologian, minister, and author, host engaging and high profile guests on each show in a round table setting.
The Shoops engage the toughest topics with intellect, humor, and years of first hand experience in big-time sports. No issue is too complicated for Going Deep.
These are important times in the world of college revenue athletics. Athletes, coaches, administrators, fans, and parents are being called to courageous conversations about things like concussions, due process, race, and economic justice. We will engage these issues with a former player, a litigator, and a social worker: all three tireless advocates for sports reform. On this show we’ll hear from experts on the most pressing issues in sports today. We’re going deep on sports justice!
Bob is an award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of experience producing, writing, and directing. In 2009 he produced his first documentary “Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene”, which was narrated by Don Cheadle. The film was distributed by PBS’s “Independent Lens” and went on to win the program’s Audience Award for the year. He received his degree from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Justice Robert F. Orr is a retired N.C. Supreme Court Justice and Of Counsel with Campbell Shatley, PLLC, Asheville, NC. Justice Orr represents college athletes in NCAA matters across the country.
Natalie Graves has a private practice specializing in athletes’ mental health & wellness. Natalie is also the founder and president of the 1 in 4 PROJECT. This organization is comprised of social workers focused on bringing awareness of mental health and wellness to the sport community.
John and Marcia Mount Shoop have a lifetime of experience in sports as former athletes, coaches, and as a football family for over two decades.
John spent twenty-six years coaching in the NFL and Division I College Football. Coach Shoop has coached for some of the most storied franchises in the League: Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Oakland Raiders. He was also the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of North Carolina and Purdue University. Marcia has a PhD from Emory University and is ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Dr. Shoop is the author of several books including Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports. They are coaches, former athletes, and parents of athletes.
Going Deep: Sports in the 21st Century brings it all to the table along with expert guests that you’ll want to get to know. You’re invited to join the Shoops, along with many from the sports world who have stories to tell, questions to ask, and answers that may surprise you about some of the most important issues of our time.
The Shoops engage the toughest topics with intellect, humor, and years of first hand experience in big-time sports. No issue is out of bounds on Going Deep, it’s a radio show about sports and so much more.