If You Only Knew…with Dr. Debby Stroman

Hosted ByDr Debby Stroman

Dr. Debby Stroman has witnessed the intersection of sports and racism her entire life. She's former basketball player and team captain at UVA, UNC coach, board member at the Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS), consultant to former professional athletes through their transitions from athletics to a career, business ownership, and/or the completion of an academic degree, and now a leadership professor in the domains of sport business and racial equity at UNC. On If You Only Knew, Dr. Debby brings on her friends and colleagues in sports to share their inspirational stories and perspectives on racism, success strategies, and current events.

Dr. Debby Stroman has witnessed the intersection of sports and racism her entire life. She’s former basketball player and team captain at UVA, UNC coach, board member at the Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS), consultant to former professional athletes through their transitions from athletics to a career, business ownership, and/or the completion of an academic degree, and now a leadership professor in the domains of sport business and racial equity at UNC. On If You Only Knew, Dr. Debby brings on her friends and colleagues in sports to share their inspirational stories and perspectives on racism, success strategies, and current events.


All Episodes

BLM, COVID, and Being More Than a Black Student Athlete, with Duke’s Mikayla Boykin, Lexi Joseph, and Darcy Bourne

What is it like to be a star athlete in 2020? What about a black female star athlete at Duke University during the time of Black Lives Matter, student...

Coach Mike Huff and UVA Center Jay Huff: Life in a Basketball Family

Jay Huff is a 7’1″ center at UVA and NBA prospect. Jay’s dad, Mike Huff, was Jay’s coach in high school at Voyager Academy in Durham NC. Together, they...

Bo Porter on Social Injustice, Diversity, and a Life in Major League Baseball

Bo Porter has spent his career in Major League Baseball – as a player, coach, manager, and now announcer.  On today’s episode, Bo talks about how he got into...

Changing Lives Through Grassroots Basketball, with Terrell Myers and Keith Stevens

Many people think that AAU basketball is all about providing a path for elite athletes to showcase their skills for college and the NBA. But that’s only part of...

NBA Alum & Duke’s 1st All-American on Athletes Using their Platforms

Of all the McDonald’s All-Americans that have come through Duke men’s basketball, Gene Banks is the first, and he’s a trailblazer in many ways. On the show, Gene talks...

Jordan McNair’s Tragic – and Preventable – Death on the Practice Field, with Martin McNair

Martin McNair’s son Jordan was an elite athlete – a 6’5″ 300 pound lineman in his freshman year at the University of Maryland. On May 29, 2018, Jordan was...

NCAA Basketball Head Coaches Fighting for Social Justice | Nikki Fargas (LSU) and Dave Leitao (DePaul)

Dave Leitao (DePaul) and Nikki Fargas (LSU) are NCAA basketball coaches of the year, leaders, mentors, and advocates for social justice. Today they talk to Dr. Debby Stroman about...

Racial and Social Justice in the ACC, with Mary McElroy

Mary McElroy is the Senior Associate Commissioner of Women’s Basketball at the ACC, and she’s now the chair of CORE (Champions of Racial Equity), the ACC’s racial and social...

What is ABIS? The Voice for Racial Equity in Sports | Felicia Hall Allen and Gary Charles

The mission of The Advancement for Blacks in Sports (ABIS) is to connect and inspire people to boldly advocate for racial, social, and economic justice for Blacks in sports....