THIS IS EPISODE 183 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Jason Eaker joined Oklahoma Baptist as the head men’s basketball coach in April 2018. Eaker, who spent one season in a Bison uniform before finishing his playing days at Hardin-Simmons University, grew up attending to OBU games. His father, Allen Eaker, is an OBU Athletics Hall of Famer who played on the 1966 OBU national championship basketball team.
Eaker came to OBU from Mercer, where he was an assistant coach beginning in 2013. He has 15 years of coaching experience, including nine years as an NCAA Division I assistant coach. He has been in the postseason six times with three different programs, and has recruited or developed 16 players that have earned All-Conference honors.
Eaker previously worked as an assistant coach at Liberty University from 2007-2013, after being director of basketball operations for the Flames from 2005-2007.
Eaker spent a year as Kelvin Sampson’s graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma in the 2004-05 season, and started his basketball staff career as a video coordinator at Texas Pan-American in 2003-04.
In Part 2 of our two-part conversation, Eaker opens up about a mistake he made that led to him stepping away from coaching. He shares why he did what he did, and the lessons he’s learned from God about healing, reconciliation and redemption.
Listen to Part 1 of the podcast here.
“You can’t just tell a player to “be confident”. Confidence is only learned & developed through hours & hours in the gym. Confidence is knowledge gained from deliberate repetition.” @CoachJonBeck
Fight for Team Habits Everyday
— Jason Eaker (@jeaker) September 22, 2018