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SE61 | Ged Doughton | Make the First Easy Pass and the UNC Tar Heels

September 11, 2020

You’ve got great talent around you, just make the first easy pass and move. In this episode, we feature Ged Doughton, the last UNC Tar Heels basketball player to wear number 23 before Michael Jordan. Ged shares his stories around making the first easy pass, good habits, and the power of practice. 

Ged played for the UNC Tar Heels from 1976-1979 and was a part of four regular season ACC Championships during his time in Chapel Hill. He is currently the Sr. Director of Development at UNC Charlotte while also providing virtual assistance to basketball coaches and individual coaching to players.

With a focus on making the first easy pass, Ged brings simplicity and legendary leadership to the podcast.

We are grateful for the lessons and stories from North Carolina, Number 23, Ged Doughton! We hope you enjoy this powerful episode on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.


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