Marching to Madness Podcast: Cal head coach Wyking Jones interview

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, we caught up with new Cal head coach Wyking Jones.

Jones takes over for Cuonzo Martin, who recently left the Golden Bears for Missouri.

Topics of discussion in this episode include:

  • The player reaction to Jones taking over as the lead man in Berkeley
  • What Jones has learned from coaches like Martin and Rick Pitino
  • The California high school basketball scene and how it’ll affect the program’s recruiting going forward
  • Development of the team’s young players last season
  • The strength of the Pac-12 as a whole
  • So much more

While some thought Cal would go outside of the program to hire its new head coach, Jones has the pedigree to succeed in the Pac-12.

Click on the play button below to listen to our entire interview with Jones.

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Blake Lovell has worked in sports media for over 10 years. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Time Warner Cable,, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers SEC football and basketball for various publications.