With Coach Ersland out of town on an NCAA committee, Hunter and Tanner welcome Big Ten Coordinator of Officials Mike Hagerty to the show. A veteran of the NCAA officiating scene, Hagerty takes the show behind the curtain of a variety of issues for the guys in the stripes, and talks about some of the challenges and opportunities he’s faced in his first year on the job.
A native of Blue Springs, Missouri, Hagerty talked a little bit about Purdue graduate assistant Daniel Lewis, whom Hagerty coached in high school and helped to four Missouri high school state titles before going on to become a four-time All-American for the Tigers.
Hagerty also goes into some of the details on how he’s preparing for next weekend’s Big Ten Championships at Rutgers, how officials are selected for matches and championship rounds and how he hopes to make this year’s conference tournament one to remember.
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