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Guests, Lou Vickery and Sonny Smith

The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil

Guests, Lou Vickery and Sonny Smith

Guest, Lou Vickery

Guest Name
Lou Vickery
Guest Occupation
Former Baseball Major League Pitcher with Cardinals & Yankees, Author, Speaker & Radio Host
Guest Biography

Lou Vickery is a former professional baseball player, stock broker, motivational speaker, radio and TV show host, and author of fifteen (15) books on a variety of topics (books in print can be reviewed at louvickerybooks.com and amazon.com}.

After graduating from Escambia County High School in Atmore, Lou signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Over a ten-year career, Lou also played for the New York Yankees organization and coached in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

 Lou got his B.S. degree from Troy State University (AL), graduating after his baseball career. He coached a year in Troy, then spent four years with Merrill Lynch as an Account Executive. Lou moved into the training and development field with Pat Ryan and Associates of Chicago, Ill. in l974.

After 1980, he did contract training for numerous national organizations and over a thirty (30) year period worked with over 2,800 companies in 44 states and two foreign countries. Lou has spoken in every city in the USA with a population of over 150,000 people. Lou spent almost fifteen years as a radio show host before retiring in 2017.

Lou is the author of fourteen books on a variety of topics. Books in print are available at Amazon and louvickerybooks.com.

Lou resides in Fairhope, Alabama where he plays tennis three to four days a week.

 

Guest, Sonny Smith

Guest Name
Sonny Smith
Guest Occupation
Famed former head basketball coach at Auburn, Virginia Tech & East Tennessee
Guest Biography

Roan Mountain, Tennessee native Sonny Smith was a head basketball coach for 22 seasons where he mentored and coached NBA Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley and NBA legend Chuck Person.

Smith served as a basketball head coach for 22 seasons. Best known as the head coach at Auburn from 1978 to 1989, he also coached at East Tennessee State (1976–1978), finishing with a 30-23 record and VCU (1989–1998).

He was hired by Auburn University in 1978. Under Smith’s leadership, Auburn secured its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1984, led by player Charles Barkley. Smith was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1984. In 1985, Smith led Auburn to win the SEC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days for the first time in tournament history. He then coached that team to the Sweet Sixteen of the 1985 NCAA Tournament. Smith would go on to lead Auburn to three more NCAA Tournament appearances. His streak of five straight NCAA Tournament appearances is the longest in Auburn history. Smith was again named SEC Coach of the Year following the 1988 season. To date, he is the only coach in Auburn men’s basketball history to have three consecutive 20-win seasons (1984-1986).

When Smith transferred to VCU, he led the team to win the Colonial Athletic Association regular season and tournament titles in 1996. He was named CAA Coach of the Year at the end of the season.

Smith retired with an overall head coaching record of 339-304. Post-retirement, Smith joined former Alabama coach Wimp Sanderson for a sports talk radio show, “The Sonny and Wimp Show” on WJOX-AM in Birmingham, Alabama. The show ran for more than six years. Smith currently works alongside Andy Burcham, providing color commentary for Auburn men’s basketball games on the Auburn Sports Network radio broadcast.

Welcome to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020, Sonny Smith.

The Sports Doctor

Show Host

The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

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Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
Wednesday
Starts
3:00 pm CT
Ends
3:55 pm CT