Monday, February 9

About the show:

Join EMU Head Men's Basketball Coach Rob Murphy and our own Tom Mazaway for an inside look at the sports programs at Eastern Michigan University.  You’ll hear about the players and plays that add up to a winning EMU season, plus get insight and analysis on the world of college sports from experts who know.  


Meet the hosts:

EMU Head Men's Basketball Coach, Rob Murphy:

In just three seasons since arriving from Syracuse University, Head Coach Rob Murphy has made great strides at Eastern Michigan University. At the conclusion of the 2013-14 season after guiding the Eagles to a 22-15 record and the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, Murphy was named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award. The Eagles' 22 victories were the most since the 1996-97 season and tied for fourth-most in EMU history. Under Murphy, EMU reached the second round of the Tournament (CIT), marking the first time the Eagles had competed in postseason play since the 1997-98 season. During the historic season, the Eagles led the nation in field goal percentage defense behind the 2-3 zone Murphy implemented upon arriving at EMU. In addition to the team success, Murphy coached Da'Shonte Riley into becoming Eastern's first ever MAC Defensive Player of the Year during the 2013-14 campaign. Thus far, Murphy has coached a pair of All-MAC Third Team award winners, in addition to an All-MAC Honorable Mention student-athlete.

After Murphy was hired on April 21, 2011, he and his staff worked tirelessly to implent his defensive philosophy and begin the process of reviving the EMU men’s basketball program. During Murphy’s inaugural season, 2011-12, the Eagles won Eastern’s first-ever MAC West Division Championship.

For his efforts in leading the team to that West championship, Murphy was  named MAC Coach of the Year and Co-Coach of the Year in the NCAA District 14 Division I ranks by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Learn more about Rob Murphy and the EMU Eagles by visiting  


Detroit Sports 105.1 Host and Producer, Tom Mazawey:  

Tom “Maz” Mazawey has worked in the Detroit sports radio market for over 17 years.  Producer, reporter, anchor, host, and sports director … you name it and Tom’s done it!  

Tommy was born and raised in New Jersey, but took his show on the road to Michigan in 1993 and has lived here ever since.  He met his Michigan-native wife Kathy in New York City and followed her back to the Motor City where they reside with their three young daughters, Lili, Abby and Maddi. If family, bowling, horse racing, and nearly everything else sports are your passions, Maz is your man!