Episode 1- Mr. Scott Barker Athletic Director & Section V Football Chairperson
Your True North
When was the last time you were hit between the eyes? Like the scene from the movie Gerry McGuire. Tom Cruise leaves his current employer to follow his own True North. This is what Finding Your True North is all about.
The Podcast is about finding happiness in your life……about following your instincts and taking the risk in life. I remember when I took over the Aquinas Football Program as a 25-year-Old Head coach. As I prepared for my first game leading as a Head Coach, I purposely planned to onside kick after our first touchdown. Every single player on our team knew this. We practiced it every day for 14 days and sure enough it happened as planned. We scored a touchdown, onside kicked and recovered the ball!
I took the risk that day…. just like my other Podcast Heart Attack at age 45 Alive. I haven’t released a new episode in 36 months but on Christmas Day 2019 we had 25 downloads bringing the download total close to 30,000 around the world. That means 30,000 people have listened to me tell my story with my only intention of helping them recover from a Heart Attack.
Please take the time to listen to this new show, I promise that I won’t let you down as we all Find Your True North together!
Interview with Mr. Scott Barker Pittsford Central School
District Athletic Director & Section V Football Chairperson,
Father, Football Coach. Outdoor person & Leader in New York
state for educational based high school athletics.
Please tell us about yourself, your journey and your current
position? Can you tell us about what drives you to do the work that
What would you recommend to any young coach getting into
Your support of High School Fishing in New York has been
amazing. Can you tell us how Pittsford started fishing and what
some of your students have accomplished?
What are some of the things you have done to make Section V
Football a bigger Brand?
What is your biggest accomplishment with your children? Two
Division Lacrosse players at Ohio State
Tell us the story of your dogs and your passion for the
Who were your biggest mentors and why?
About the Podcast
Tony Lipani is an educator, heart attack survivor and State Championship winning high school football coach. During his 6 year stint at a high school athletic director, Tony became a founder of inter-scholastic high school BASS fishing in the state of New York . Following his heart attack, Tony made the decision to resign from his role as a high school Athletic Director. Tony did this to follow his True North. This included spending more time with his loving family and in the outdoors. Football, Fishing & Leadership have always been passions for Tony as grew up fishing the Thousand Islands Region of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river with his father and grandfather. Tony was also an assistant high school principal, college football coach and Head High School Football coach for 17 years. Tony's mission is to interview inspiring coaches in the sport of football, some of the best professionals in the fishing industry, and business/educational leaders. Specifically, inspirational women & men who have found their True North in life and within their respective professions! We have inspiration for you and all your football, fishing & leadership/entrepreneurial interests covered. So, hunker down, kick in back to neutral and follow your heart as you journey toward your True North to find your North 40.