Up, Up, & Olé Podcast



The Up, Up,and Olé podcast showcases athletes and coaches on a weekly basis as we dive into the the personalities of UC Santa Barbara athletics. Hosted by Max Kelton, Up, Up, and Olé details the most recent UCSB sporting results, takes you into the mind of some of the most prominent faces in UCSB sports, and gives you the inside scoop on what to expect in the coming weeks for all UCSB Division I teams.

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Episode 1- Are We Rillie Doing This?: UCSB Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach, John Rillie stops by to talk incoming Gauchos, Gonzaga, and balling up at the UCSB Rec. Center.

Episode 2- Fergalicious: Coach Donegal Fergus jumps on the pod to talk ideal recruits, the switch from PAC-12 to Big West competition, and what it's like to live in Isla Vista.

Episode 3- Every Chip Begins With Kay: Coach Serela Kay and Kate Coski make an appearance on the pod to talk about their competitive mentality, senior leadership, and giving back to the local community.

Episode 4- He's Come to Save Us, It's Marty Davis: Marty Davis digs into the Gauchos first round matchup in the NCAA Tournament, a winning legacy, and the foundation of the ATP.

Episode 5- The Birds and the Biebs: Shane Bieber joins us on the pod to talk about the College World Series, his first major league start, and learning from one of the best pitching rotations in baseball.

Episode 6- Hopetathlon: Hope Bender leaps on the pod to paint a picture about setting records, a gritty work ethic, and what it takes to succeed in the NCAA regionals.

Episode 7- Flippin' Wedges: UCSB Golf Head Coach Steve Lass and senior Zach Smith join us on the pod to preview the NCAA Tournament and dig into Zach's second place finish at the NCAA Pullman Regional.

Episode 8- Cashin' Chex: UCSB Baseball Head Coach Andrew Checketts joins us on the pod form Stanford heading into the NCAA Regional to preview what the road needs to look like to get back to ChOmaha.

Episode 9- Bill's Bus: To recap this past year in UCSB Athletics, Bill Mahoney stops by the pod to talk about UCSB winning the Commissioner's Cup, what to expect for next year's basketball team, and covers each UCSB team's season from the 2018-2019 year.

Episode 10- Funding 'Chos: Associate Director of Development Christina Baglas joins us on the pod to discuss upcoming projects and facilities to look forward to in the world of UCSB Athletics.

Episode 11- The King of Soccer Heaven: The recipient of five Big West Coach of the year honors, Tim Vom Steeg joins us on the pod to discuss his championship pedigree, hosting the College Cup, and challenges facing collegiate soccer.

Episode 12- Transition and Defense: Brandon Cyrus joins us on the pod from the San Diego Swish Pro-Am League to detail his transition to UCSB and preview look forward to his first season in the Gaucho gold and blue.

Episode 13- The Scorer's Table: The reigning Player of the Year in Taiwan's Super Basketball League, Gaucho legend Orlando Johnson comes by the studio to reflect on his playing days at UCSB.

Episode 14- On Ball with Paul: Paul Stumpf is in his 20th season as the head coach of the UC Santa Barbara women's soccer program, and is the program leader in wins with 188 career victories.

Episode 15- Setting for Success: UC Santa Barbara Women's Volleyball Head Coach, Nicole Lantagne Welch, stops in this week for a preview of the 2019 season.

Episode 16- Gaucho Flex: Eric Schmitt details his athletic development strategies at UCSB and gives weight room superlatives to some of the most dedicated Gaucho athletes.

Episode 17- Ski, Hop and a Jump: Skip Schumaker, current first base coach for the San Diego Padres, stopped by the pod to talk World Series Rings, 'Chos in the Pros, and his transition to coaching.

Episode 18- Back Line Grind: Captains of the UCSB Men's Soccer team, Noah Billingsley and Hunter Ashworth join us on the pod from Harder Stadium to create their own Fifa cards, unveil the truth about the Blue-Green Rivalry, and detail representing their native New Zealand National Team. 

Episode 19- Big Sauce: UCSB Basketball legend Alan Williams joins us on the pod after signing a new deal to play with the Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia!

Episode 20- Squad Goals: UCSB Women's Soccer senior goalkeeper Hanna DeWeese and junior midfielder Lauren Moss join us on the pod to dig into their tough non-conference schedule, the effect of the US Women's National Team on the sport of soccer in America, and what it's like to compete at Harder Stadium.

Episode 21- Kill and Fill: UCSB Women's Volleyball's Lindsey Ruddins and Chloe Allen joined us on the pod to talk Blue-Green Rivalry and who to keep an eye on during the season!

Episode 22- Poppin' Polos: Captains of No. 1 UCSB Men's Water Polo, Tommy Fellner and Jacob Halle stop by the studio to describe the emotions around water, taking over the top spot in the nation, and how to maintain success during the second half of the season.

Episode 23- JD's Kingdom: Gaucho legend JD Slajchert joins us on the pod from the top of the infamous Storke Tower where he discusses his best selling novel Moonflower, a shift in sports culture at UCSB, and the importance of giving back to the community.

Episode 24- Promotion Near the Ocean: The men behind marketing at UC Santa Barbara Athletics, Richard Loza and Colt Busch take us inside the process of marketing the Blue-Green Rivalry, their award winning internship program, and the challenges of marketing to Isla Vista.

Episode 25- You've Got a Friend in SB: Goffin Boyoko joined the UCSB women's soccer coaching staff just prior to the 2017 season while Mario Felix joined the UCSB women’s soccer coaching staff in July as assistant coach for the 2018 season.

Episode 26- Captain Cutch: Director of Intercollegiate Athletics John McCutcheon joins us on the pod to underscore the importance of facility upgrades to athlete morale, having seen the Blue-Green Rivalry from both sides, and the process of searching for a head coach.

Episode 27- A Tal Glass of Hot Coco: Tal Sahar and Coco Miller, seniors on the UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team, hop on the pod to talk UCSB's elite development, their best friend origin story, and the importance of athletes being able to speak out on contemporary issues.

Episode 28- Father Heid and Chef Ramsey: From the Founders Room, Max Heidegger and Devearl Ramsey join us on the pod to dig into Max's final year, their basketball inspiration, and the teams focus for the upcoming season.

Episode 29- At the Helm: Joining us on gameday from the Founder's Room, UCSB Women's Basketball Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson came on the pod to discuss her fantastic freshmen, time at Kansas, and shifting the basketball culture in Santa Barbara.

Episode 30- Prince Pontius: Joining us on the pod for Episode 30, Chris Pontius talks the 2006 Championship run, playing alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the ever-evolving MLS.