The Uncommon Leader Podcast

13 - Jacob Gruse - State Championship Basketball Coach, Dad, Husband, Mentor - "Be a Good Person" #CueCountryRoads

November 02, 2021 John Gallagher
The Uncommon Leader Podcast
13 - Jacob Gruse - State Championship Basketball Coach, Dad, Husband, Mentor - "Be a Good Person" #CueCountryRoads
Show Notes

Welcome back uncommon leader podcast listeners. My guest today is Jacob Gruse, the Head Basketball coach at cave spring high school in Roanoke, Virginia. The Knights achieved the pinnacle when they won the state championship during the 2019-2020 season. The team faced turmoil that year as they played all of their games away from home as their gym was being rebuilt and the season ended early as a result of the Covid pandemic.  That season  was documented recently in a book by Eddie Lloyd called There's No Place Like Home.  Coach Gruse and I talk about the book and other stories about people have influenced his life and who he is and wants to be as an uncommon leader. This interview was a lot of fun. If you listen to the end, learn how you can win a copy of the book!

Uncommon themes in this podcast related to:
Family
Servant Leadership
Sacrifice
Be a Good Person

Stay in touch with Coach Gruse on Instagram.

Ernie Johnson story - Make somebody's life better

Cue Country Roads