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

Oracle VP Jason Williamson on Power and Privilege

Today’s guest is Jason Williamson, Vice President of Oracle for Startups and Oracle for research. Jason and Dr Debby have a lot in common – they both went to...

Pro Basketball Perspectives: Analytics, Leadership, and Mental Health, with NBA Charlotte Hornets VP Seth Bennett

The decisions made in the NBA front offices aren’t easy – and many of them have nothing to do with player trades or free agent signings. When other NBA...

NCAA Champion Tar Heels Sam Perkins and George Lynch will not “Shut Up and Dribble”

Sam Perkins and George Lynch are Tar Heel legends and NCAA basketball national champions – Sam in ’82 and George in ’93. As Black athletes, Sam and George have...

The power of diversity in life, learning and football, with Guy Troupe

Guy Troupe went to one of the best schools in Oklahoma, and his K-12 class was the first to be integrated. He grew up playing multiple sports, but committed...

A passion for wellness and basketball, with Jessica Breland

Growing up without much to do in Bertie County, N.C., Jessica Breland picked up a basketball. And despite the physical and mental challenges she’s faced, she hasn’t put it...

Bringing the NBA to the Classroom, with NBA Math Hoops’ Calvin Sibert and Nick Monzi

NBA Math Hoops is a board game and mobile app classroom curriculum that helps students uncover fundamental math skills through their love of basketball.  Nick Monzi and Calvin Sibert...

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...