Tommie Talks

Tommie Talks provides an inside look at St. Thomas athletics, where we get to know those who wear the purple and grey. Hosted by the Voice of the Tommies, Corbu Stathes.

Latest Episodes

Brooke Ellstad – Freshman Shortstop, Softball

The Tommies’ shortstop talks about the advantages of being on the younger side of a big family, her mentality on the field, and why she chose St. Thomas. We also talk about bat flips, and when they are acceptable.

Jack Nasby – Senior, Men’s Golf

This week we are joined by senior golfer Jack Nasby. Jack grew up around golf and we talk about getting to play with his brother in college. He also tells us about the hole-in-one he only sorta counts, and how caddying has helped him succeed on and off the course.

Isabelle Lynch – Freshman, Women’s Golf

This week we are joined by freshman golfer Isabelle Lynch. Isabelle was not only a successful prep golfer, but tennis player as well. We talk about playing those sports growing up, how playing in tournaments in those sports helped her growth, and playing an individual sport as part of a team. Also…is Caddyshack required viewing for golfers?

Jazz Hampton – Alum, CEO & General Counsel for TurnSignl

Former St Thomas football and rugby player Jazz Hampton joins us this week.
Jazz was involved in a lot of activities on campus, and he tells us about how his diverse campus life has helped him succeed. We also talk about how he ended up at St Thomas, and the app called TurnSignl he co-founded to help make getting stopped by the police safer for everyone. You can learn more about the app here:

Lois Arterberry – Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Coach Arterberry talks about growing up in Grenada and the culture shock when she moved to the United States. She also shares how race is viewed differently in the two countries, her experience as a player and coach at HBCU’s, and a breakdown of this year’s tennis team.

Peter Thome – Grad Transfer Goaltender, Men’s Hockey

Goaltender Peter Thome walks Corbu through his atypical start to hockey, getting drafted on vacation, and why he chose to be a part of laying the foundation for Division I men’s hockey at St. Thomas on this episode of Tommie Talks.

Amy Olson-Cooper – Senior Associate Athletic Director, SWA

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Administration and Senior Women’s Administrator Amy Olson-Cooper dives in to the path from player to coach to administrator in this episode of Tommie Talks. She details her experiences along the way from Washburn High School to a pair of Historically Black College and Universities in all three roles.

Riley Miller – Sr Guard, Men’s Basketball

The journey from lightly recruited to one of the deadliest shooters in Division I, COVID stealing a run at a potential national title, the ‘stache and much more on the newest episode of Tommie Talks with Corbu Stathes

Joel Johnson – Head Women’s Hockey Coach

Host Corbu Stathes premiers the new Tommie Talks Podcast with Head Women’s Hockey Coach Joel Johnson to chat about why he wanted to coach at St. Thomas, the WCHA, becoming the Head Coach for the Olympic team, and much more!