After The Glory

Meet The Hosts of After The Glory

Lucy Tseng

Lucy Tseng is a Life & Resilience Coach working with folks who are experiencing major changes, particularly athletes of all levels who are transitioning to life after sports. Additionally, she is part of the development team that raised $5.49 billion during The UCLA Centennial Campaign and focuses on raising funds for scholarships and student support.

With clients internationally, Lucy currently resides in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised.  In 2012, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Asian American Studies, and Education Studies. At UCLA as a student, she was involved with several campus organizations including UCLA UniCamp, Pediatric AIDS Coalition, and served as a Resident Assistant for the Office of Residential Life. In 2014, Lucy graduated from the University of San Francisco (Southern CA campus) with a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Her master's thesis was focused on building a comprehensive life skills program that included development training for student-athletes.

Shortly after grad school, Lucy was recruited to work for Environmental Charter Schools (ECS), where she learned in great depth about the world of business development. After two years of being hands-on with almost every project at this growing charter school network, Lucy returned to her alma mater to contribute to the development team. To this day, she is a very active Bruin alumna and staff member. In July 2020, she was appointed as a Staff Advisor to the UC Board of Regents by President Janet Napolitano.

Lucy's breadth of experience has helped her discover her passion: being a resource to all people. More specifically, her purpose in life is to inspire and support others in finding, pursuing, and living their own passions and purpose.

Outside of working at UCLA and pursuing her passion as a Coach, Lucy is involved with several global and local nonprofit organizations including Rotary International (fighting human trafficking), NextLA (formerly known as Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce), and Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity. She is a proud co-host of After the Glory podcast, featuring stories about elite athletes and their lives outside of sports. Lucy is passionate about living a lifestyle of natural healthcare and serves as a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA, an essentials oils company. Lucy also enjoys staying active and spending time with loved ones, including her furry children @Tunechi_Kobe the huskies.

Gary Stern

Since 1980, Gary N. Stern has been known as a lawyer’s lawyer, passionate about his clients, and equally passionate about bringing honor, dignity, and respect to the legal profession. For nearly 40 years, he has represented people from all walks of life. Those who know Gary know that as steadfast as he is in the pursuit of justice, he is equally committed to professionalism at every stage of a proceeding.  Along the way, Gary has earned the respect and admiration of opposing counsel, judges, mediators, arbitrators, and his fellow trial lawyers.

When not representing his clients, Gary is a passionate fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and since 2005, has been an active participant first with the Dodgers Fantasy Camp in Florida and then with an independent adult baseball camp, LADABC. As a result of Gary’s many baseball fantasy camp experiences, he had the opportunity to get to know several legendary athletes and how their lives had evolved after their playing days were over. He has always found it important for athletes to be recognized for their contribution to the sports world and to the broader society.

Gary has been married to Sandy for 35 years. His son Daniel has a Masters’ Degree in Special Education and works as a private tutor and at The Help Group, the leading education and research institution for autistic children. His daughter Laura retired in 2018 after 7 years as a cast member with Disney on Ice. Laura now works as an Event Coordinator for a prestigious boutique hotel in Redondo Beach, CA.

If you have any questions about After The Glory you can email us here at aftertheglorypodcast@gmail.com

 

Features Overview

Alterraun Verner

Season 05 Episode 06                                          36:24

Alterraun Verner played college and professional football from 2006 to 2017 and was known not only for his success as an elite cornerback, but also for being one of the most academically gifted athletes in history.  Now age 33, he is a mathematics teacher at the middle school level and a philanthropist following his accomplishments on the field, in the classroom at UCLA, and in the NFL.

Noelle Quinn

Season 05 Episode 05                                          34:07

Noelle Quinn, now age 37, is the head coach of the Seattle Storm of the WNBA.  Coach Quinn was a standout high school player, then starred at UCLA before playing in the WNBA for 12 years and then overseas.  Her pro career highlight was winning the WNBA championship in 2018 with the Seattle Storm.  Coach Quinn is an inspirational leader both on and off the Court.

Amobi Okugo

Season 05 Episode 04                                          41:48

Amobi Okugo, a former professional soccer player, is now an entrepreneur and founder of the financial literacy platform, A Frugal Athlete.  He was a member of the US Youth National Teams from U14 to the U23 Olympic squad as a young soccer player and turned pro in 2010 after a stellar year at UCLA.  Amobi spent the next 12 years as an elite player in the MLS and other leagues while never abandoning his educational pursuits.

David and Travis Wear

Season 05 Episode 03                                         37:30

David and Travis Wear were elite college and pro basketball players, now making their mark in the world of real estate lending.  As is so often the case, the Wear twins were a package deal throughout their athletic careers, bringing incredible skills as well as class to each level of their game. These UCLA standouts offer a unique insight into the world of competitive sports and the transition to life “After the Glory.”

Jeff Locke

Season 05 Episode 02                                           31:36

Jeff Locke is one of those incredibly gifted individuals, both athletically and academically, who achieved his dream of elite status as a college and pro football punter, and then, still young at age 32, moved seamlessly into the world of financial services.  Jeff Locke was a true “student-athlete” and another in a long line of UCLA Bruin successes off the field, as well as on.  

John Sciarra

Season 05 Episode 01                                            39:17

John Sciarra is that rare elite athlete who achieved greatness as a star college quarterback for the UCLA Bruins, success as a defensive back in the NFL, all the while preparing himself for high achievement in the financial services field (retirement plans).  John is passionate about sports, business, and family, the ideal person to kick off Season 5 of our podcast devoted to UCLA athletics.

Revisiting Four Seasons of Elite Athletes, with Mickey Hatcher and Dale Torborg

Season 04 Episode 10                                            39:19

On this episode of After the Glory, creators and co-hosts Gary Stern and Lucy Tseng look back at four seasons of shows featuring elite athletes, those known throughout the world, and those less known but no less accomplished in the sport that drew their passion and commitment.  At a recent baseball fantasy camp, Gary caught up with MLB great Mickey Hatcher and pro wrestling icon, Dale Torborg.

Mathieu Schneider

Season 04 Episode 09                                         38:36

Mathieu Schneider, now age 52, was a standout American ice hockey player, known as an offensive defenseman in the NHL.  He played 1,289 games in the NHL, scoring 233 goals and totaling 743 points.  He was a key member of the 1993 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup champions.

Bart Oates

Season 04 Episode 08                                           38:19

Bart Oates played in the NFL with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.  He was a center on the offensive line, where he contributed to three Super Bowl teams over a 10-year career. Bart later became an accomplished attorney and the leader of the NFL Alumni Association and its Caring for Our Own and Caring for Kids programs.

Tim Leary

Season 04 Episode 07                                           32:13

Tim Leary was an accomplished pitcher with Major League Baseball from 1981 to 1994, including a memorable 1988 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, part of the pitching staff on that storied team that won the World Series, led by Tommy LaSorda and Kirk Gibson. Tim shares his thoughts about the challenges and accomplishments of a career as a professional baseball player.

Sue Enquist

Season 04 Episode 06                                            32:11

Sue Enquist was UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer.  In 2006, she concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with an 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. Sue is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player.

Willie Banks

Season 04 Episode 05                                         37:07

Willie Banks was one of America’s greatest and most popular track and field athletes in the ‘70s and ’80s.  As one of this nation’s most accomplished triple jumpers, Willie set a world record in 1985, was a member of the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic teams, and continues to set world records as an elite “Masters” champion in the triple jump.

Tim Lavin

Season 04 Episode 04                                         35:54

Tim Lavin played fullback and running back for the USC Trojans football team from 1988-1992, and never forgot what it meant to be a "walk-on" at an elite college football powerhouse.  The result was an influential and important book, Walk-On U: The Shocking Truth Behind Football's Unsung Underdogs, published in 2013.  

Austin Quick

Season 04 Episode 03                                          29:52

Austin Quick played college basketball for the University of California, Riverside, from 2011 to 2015.  A true student-athlete during his four years of elite basketball accomplishment, Austin was a two-time All-Academic Big West Player and record holder for the second-most games ever played in a Highlander uniform.  But his talents and plans for the future are the embodiment of what we celebrate on After the Glory.

Jennie Paul Gardner

Season 04 Episode 02                                           31:40

Jennie Paul Gardner is the only daughter of Gabe Paul, Baseball Hall of Fame nominee and former New York Yankees owner and President. As the author of The Yankee Princess, Jennie describes her life as a groundbreaking sports reporter and her often tumultuous experiences with her father and the controversial world of the Yankees in the 1970s. 

Dennis Gilbert

Season 04 Episode 01                                           40:53

Dennis Gilbert is one of the most respected leaders in the world of life insurance, who became an influential baseball player’s agent at the dawn of free agency in the 1980s and 1990s.  Dennis played baseball and reached elite status as a pro player.  When he fell short of the major leagues, he soon found his calling serving the off-field financial needs of some of the greatest players of all time.

Jenny Johnson Jordan

Season 03 Episode 10                                           35:02

Jenny Johnson Jordan is the Associate Head Coach for the UCLA Beach Volleyball program.   She graduated from UCLA in 1996, starring on the indoor women's volleyball team before going on to a world and Olympic career in Beach Volleyball.  And, by the way, Jenny is an integral part of arguably the first family of athletics; her father being the late and great Rafer Johnson, and her uncle, NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson.

Doreena Campbell and Erica Tukiainen - UCLA Basketball to Medicine

Season 03 Episode 09                                           31:37

Rachael Doreena Campbell and Erica Tukiainen were standout players on UCLA’s winning women's basketball team.  Doreena played from 2008 to 2011, and Erica from 2007 to 2010.  But both of these women athletes had grand goals for their lives beyond the hardwood, and today are accomplished in the field of medicine, living lives of amazing meaning and purpose beyond their days as elite athletes.

Dani Rodriguez

Season 03 Episode 08                                          33:05

Danielle “Dani” Rodriguez is the new Assistant Coach for the University of San Diego Women’s basketball team.  As you will hear from her appearance on After the Glory, Dani is passionate about basketball and life as she returns to America from a 5-year professional basketball career in Iceland.

 

Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Season 03 Episode 07                                           34:21

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D., is an American swimmer who won three gold medals and one silver in the 1984 Summer Olympics.  As the CEO of Champion Women, an organization leading targeted efforts to advocate for equality and accountability in sport, she is arguably the foremost authority in the nation regarding Title IX.  Nancy is passionate and engaging, a true visionary who genuinely embodies the elite athlete who went on to achieve and continue to live a life of profound meaning and purpose.

Rick Barry

Season 03 Episode 06                                         45:40

Rick Barry was voted by his peers as one of the 50 greatest professional basketball players of all time.  A basketball trailblazer, he was an All-American at the University of Miami and an All-NBA player in his first two years before starring in the fledgling American Basketball Association.  Rick is irreverent, opinionated, and never dull, with a passion for life, challenges, and competition that is amazing.

Tyus Edney

Season 03 Episode 05                                           32:10

Tyus Edney, an elite basketball player and member of the UCLA Bruins varsity from 1991-1995, led the Bruins to their first post-John Wooden national championship in 1995.  He will forever be remembered for one of the greatest moments in NCAA ‘March Madness’ history - the ‘4.8-second dash’ to beat Missouri. Tyus continues to this day to be an important figure in UCLA Athletics.

Rick Reichardt

Season 03 Episode 04                                          29:24

Rick Reichardt is one of baseball’s most interesting characters. The last so-called “bonus baby” in major league baseball for the Los Angeles Angels in 1964, Rick played in the MLB until 1974 and was a key figure in the rise of the player’s union that fundamentally changed professional sports.

 

 

Chris Kluwe

Season 03 Episode 03                                          33:45

In our Season 3 look at "Trailblazers, Community, and Social Activists" among the former elite athletes of the past few decades, there is no more appropriate guest than elite college and pro football punter Mr. Chris Kluwe.  At age 39, Chris Kluwe has packed more meaning and purpose into his life than most.  The story of Chris Kluwe and the NFL is important and timely.

 

 

Megan Hankins-Maldonado

Season 03 Episode 02                                          35:45

Continuing with our Season 3 theme of “Trailblazers, Community, and Social Activists”, you will discover the passion for basketball and people that is Megan Hankins-Maldonado.  Megan has been an elite women’s basketball player and championship coach for over 20 years, all while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in clinical psychology, marriage, and family therapy. 

 

George Foster

Season 03 Episode 01                                           37:20

Our third season, themed "Trailblazers, Community, and Social Activists," opens with George Foster, one of the baseball greats of the '70s-'80s. As a Cincinnati Red, he helped lead the team to four National League Pennants and two World Series championships. Jack DeLance, his friend and promotions agent, joins us to talk about how elite athletes stay in touch with fans through promotional opportunities and events that serve as a link between fans and their heroes.

Andy Hill

Season 02 Episode 10                                            38:12

The story of Andy Hill highlights the themes of “After the Glory,” but in ways that might not be readily apparent.  An elite UCLA basketball player in the 1960s,  Andy ended up playing very little for his hero, the legendary Coach John Wooden.  Run-ins with the Coach resulted in a short career as a player that might have been otherwise.  Join us as Andy tells the story of his life with Coach Wooden, beautifully memorialized in his 2001 book “Be Quick - But Don’t Hurry.”

 

Scott Hamilton

Season 02 Episode 09                                          38:22

Scott Hamilton is the most recognized male figure skating star in the world, with over 70 titles, awards, and honors to date.  After winning Olympic gold in Sarajevo in 1984, he has continued to convey his love and enthusiasm for the sport as an analyst/commentator, performer, producer, and best-selling author.  Scott now hosts an inspiring podcast called “Live Your Days” and shares with us his story of triumph, setback, and recovery.

 

Marti Reed

Season 02 Episode 08                                          28:43

Marti Reed played softball at UCLA from 2008-2012, where she won a National Championship in 2010 and graduated as Senior of the Year in 2012. She is a trainer, national speaker, the National Partnerships & Marketing Manager of Positive Coaching Alliance, and the author of Utility Player Life: How to Purposefully Leverage Your Experience as an Athlete to Take You Where You Want to Go in Life.

 

  

Steve Garvey

Season 02 Episode 07                                          37:29

Beloved Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey joins Gary and Lucy in looking back not only at a storybook career but in identifying those moments in his life that set him on a path toward inspiring others, a path Steve continues to travel.  Steve is one of those select few elite athletes who, more than three decades after retiring from the game, is as known throughout the baseball world now as if he just retired yesterday.

Disney on Ice : Laura Stern, Kirstie Nelson, Shannon Brakke

Season 02 Episode 06                                          29:57

Figure skating is often thought of as an individual sport for the amateur who dreams of the Olympics.  In this episode, we feature three young women who established professional careers with Disney on Ice and now look to a future off the ice, but never far from memories that will last forever.  We know you will enjoy hearing from Laura Stern, Kirstie Nelson, and Shannon Brakke.

James Loney

Season 02 Episode 05                                          32:50

James Loney spent 11 years as a major league first baseman, including six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Listen in as James talks about his search for just the right endeavor after retirement as a player and the journey that led him to the world of the sports agent.

Thomas R. Williams

Season 02 Episode 04                                           31:36

Thomas “The Hitman” Williams, a 2008 graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology, captained USC’s football team, helping his Trojan teammates achieve a 59-6 record, two National Championships, and three Rose Bowl victories.  He is a motivational speaker who brings his enthusiasm for life to the After the Glory podcast, eager to motivate all elite athletes to plan for greatness even after their playing days are over.

LA Dodgers and The City of Hope

Season 02 Episode 03                                          47:53

Legendary Dodgers Fred Claire, Reggie Smith, and Steve Yeager sit down with the After The Glory team to share their experiences as members of one of the most iconic teams in baseball and pay tribute to the life-saving City of Hope.

Derek Cox

Season 02 Episode 02                                          33:45

Derek Cox, former College of William & Mary cornerback, third-round 2009 NFL draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and current Master’s Degree candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Business, joins the After The Glory team to talk about the business side of being a professional football player.

Valorie Kondos Field

Season 02 Episode 01                                            33:18

Legendary UCLA Gymnastics Coach kicks off Season 2 of “After the Glory” with inspiring and empowering life experiences that apply to any athlete in any sport.

Season 2 Preview

Season 02 Episode 00                                            6:44

Tune in for a preview of our exciting second season featuring Valerie Kondos Field, Derek Cox, James Loney, and many more elite athletes and coaches who are finding glory … "After The Glory”.

Patrick Cowan

Season 01 Episode 10                                             35:14

Former UCLA quarterback and hero of the 2006 victory over rival USC, Patrick Cowan, brings his important perspective about college and pro football to the After the Glory team.

Dr. Mark Stevens

Season 01 Episode 09                                           29:40

Sports psychologist Dr. Mark Stevens, a pioneer in the “men’s movement” and a preeminent expert in “men’s therapy”, shares his experiences with helping athletes face the challenges that accompany transitioning behaviors they’ve learned in the sports culture into positive actions off of the field.

Tina Martin

Season 01 Episode 08                                           23:55

Volleyball star and personal trainer Tina Martin stops by to share how teaching the power of positivity and embracing a can-do spirit are essential gifts that transcend all facets of life, both on the court and off.

Najee Toran

Season 01 Episode 07                                            33:31

Najee Toran was an accomplished offensive and defensive lineman for the UCLA Bruins from 2014-2017 and today is a member of the New England Patriots, but sitting out the 2020 season.  Najee has always played football at the highest level, both now and during his academic career, never failing to achieve stellar grades with an eye toward success in the business world.

Sean Conley

Season 01 Episode 06                                           32:06

Sean Conley is the author of the well-reviewed 2020 book The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned there was More to Life than the NFL.  The title says it all, as Sean talks about his search for meaning, found in his now-wildly successful career with his bride and partner Karen as a yoga instructor and studio owner in Pennsylvania.

Billy Martin, Chip Humphries, Justin Gimelstob

Season 01 Episode 05                                           37:29

The athlete who engages in an individual sport at the highest level also faces challenges as they prepare for life “after the glory.”  Tennis is one such sport and is represented here by nationally respected UCLA head tennis coach Billy Martin, his former player/team manager, Chip Humphries, and international star Justin Gimelstob.

Jerry Reuss

Season 01 Episode 04                                           39:48

One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four different decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player can.

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Season 01 Episode 03                                           34:03

Olympian and WNBA Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale shares her ground-breaking and inspirational journey to become one of the foremost athletes in women's basketball with the After The Glory team.

Roman Phifer

Season 01 Episode 02                                           30:35

UCLA Football Star and three-time New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer visits with the After The Glory team!

Carl Erskine

Season 01 Episode 01                                            49:53

Gary Stern and Lucy Tseng, the After The Glory team, talk about the amazing lives of Carl and Betty Erskine.