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Honor Radio

Honor Radio will provide listeners with people that The Honor Group have been associated with for years. This includes top High School Coaches and ADs, Military Officers, veterans and so many friends of The Honor Group.

It is about time for us to share our history of great games, events that motivates us to continue to plan and deploy The Honor Bowl and many other events that The Honor Group is involved in.

If you have a suggestion for a great guest, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Great Stories

Here from the front line, the gridiron and all over the world. The list of people that have been involved with both the formation of The Honor Group and Honor Bowl continue with a strong passion to educate athletes, coaches & communities about to constant and continued resources to help those who have served.


First-Hand Accounts

We love what we do because of the people who are in our lives. We believe these stories need to be heard and we are proud to be able to provide our Honor Radio to further their reach. It is an HONOR to have the ability to provide these to our listening audience. Be sure to share with your friends!

Honor Radio: Episode 001

Scott McEwen, Best-selling author and Patriot gets together with Coach Soto to discuss Chris Kyle, Education and the youth in today’s America.

Honor Radio: Episode 002

In 2015, Head Coach Joe Kennedy was placed on administrative leave when he kneeled down after a high school football game to silently pray. Listen to his story.

Honor Radio: Episode 003

Tim Ware, School Administrator, Former USC, NFL Football Phenom, Family Man. He is now overseeing security for all 42 school districts in San Diego County and continues to make a difference in the lives that he touches.

Honor Radio: Episode 004

Head Coach Kurt Hines, Coronado High School,  is very active on social media where he voices his beliefs and has gained a following to those who have been positively affected by Coach and his thoughts about what is important in life.

Honor Radio: Episode 005

Kevin Wright comes from a family of Football Fanatics. Wright, former Head Coach of IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL was in The Honor Bowl two times and we talk about his experiences in the national showcase. Insight from a storied, experienced and passionate – Great Stuff!

Honor Radio: Episode 006

Head Coach Ricky Rodriguez is young but has years of experience in football. Listen to this podcast and learn to appreciate the passion Coach has for teaching young men the values and importance that is part of the game of football.

Honor Radio: Episode 007

Ryan Partridge is the Head Coach of Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA. The Lions have been in The Honor Bowl three times and we hear from Coach what impact has been made around campus because of this event.

Honor Radio: Episode 008

On the 18th anniversary of 9-11, Honor Radio Episode 008 was recorded the Placer County Sheriff Offices in Auburn, CA.  Sheriff Devon Bell, Kathyrn Marie Holt, Honor Group Marketing and PR joined Coach Soto for a rousing conversation.

Honor Radio: Episode 009

With the onset of COVID-19 around the world, Dave Howe, VP Client Success & Compliance, MetroList, Sacramento, CA, offers his thoughts as to how Real Estate professionals are reacting to be proactive with their own business actions.

Honor Radio: Episode 010

Ron Nocetti is the State CIF Executive Director in Sacramento, CA. Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, we reached out to Ron to hear how the CIF is dealing with schools closing.

Honor Radio: Episode 011

Bill Gunn – Centennial High School Athletic Director – Corona, CA talks about how the current COVID-19 situation is affecting the students, athletes, teachers, Coaches, administration and community.

Honor Radio: Episode 012

Tim Davis – Movement Mortgage – National Sales Coach. Mark Soto talks with Tim Davis about the current COVID-19 situation and how today there is a need to be focused when working at home and gives a guideline that leads to success.

Honor Radio: Episode 013

Joe Davidson | Sacramento Bee Senior Staff Writer/Columnist talks to Mark Soto and Rick Sutter about how COVID-19 is affecting students, athletes and communities.

Honor Radio: Episode 014

Eric Sondheimer – LA Times Prep Sports Columnist talks about how COVID-19 is affecting Spring Sports, recruiting and potential issues due to conditioning and eligibility.

Honor Radio: Episode 015

Honor Radio Episode #015 – Nickole Sutter – Human Resources Manager – City of San Luis Obispo, CA. This podcast will focus on what the City has done to address the Local Emergency.

Honor Radio: Episode 016

Dr. John Jackson is the President of one of America’s most respected Christian Universities. He took a few minutes to talk about The Spirit of Calm. Listen as John talks about four important points: Reveal, Reset, Rentry and Reformation. America needs to listen to this inspiring and timely message.

Honor Radio: Episode 017

Daryl Rogers – Better Homes & Gardens RE | Faith Palmer – Old Republic Title. Mark Soto talks with two Real Estate friends about how the COVID-19 situation has changed their business. This is a time for a new way to be productive, creative, and appreciative.

Honor Radio: Episode 018

Kevin Bracy – Motivational Extraordinaire talks with Mark Soto about life during ‘stay at home’ 2020! Kevin does a lot of work with schools and has quickly adapted to be virtual in his approach. Brace yourself for words of hope, words of gratitude and GREATNESS!

Honor Radio: Episode 019

Paul Rudy is Mr. Prep Sports in the greater San Diego area. For years, KUSI has been the heartbeat of High School sports due to the genius of Paul Rudy, a multiple EMMY award winner. Paul and Mark talk about how COVID-19 has affected the San Diego area and the hopes that this situation will be cautiously be lifted to have schools return. It is always a fun time to spend time with Paul and we look forward to the fall when The Honor Bowl returns to San Diego in September!

Honor Radio: Episode 020

John Lynch Sr. talks w Mark Soto and Rick Sutter about how he got involved with The Honor Bowl, the U-T San Diego, his son John Lynch Jr and the 49ers and more. Great conversation and insight of a great American Family!

Honor Radio: Episode 021

Jared Muela is the Director of Prep Sports and Fan Engagement for the SF 49ers. Since 2017 Jared has been the conduit for The Honor Bowl and the 49er organization who has been the Presenting Sponsor for the nationally acclaimed showcase. Jared is a fan of the event and has helped provide validation that a National Football team recognizes the value that The Honor Bowl provides to the youth of America.

Honor Radio: Episode 022

Casey Taylor has been an inspirational partner and supporter of The Honor Bowl. When Taylor was head coach at Del Oro, Battle for Veterans has hosted in Loomis for three years. In 2013 The Honor Bowl had it’s first games on the Loomis campus. Now Casey Taylor has become the new head coach of a powerhouse football school – Inderkum in Sacramento where he will again provide leadership and football prowess. This Honor Radio segment will include a background to Taylor, his love for The Honor Bowl and the future of football in California during the COVID-19 situation.

Honor Radio: Episode 023

Mothers Day Special with Nancy Mathis and Yvonne Howerton, both Cancer Overcomers. Grab some tissue and delve into the journeys of two amazing women who continue living with Cancer that has been brought into their lives.

Honor Radio: Episode 024

Special Guest, Kirk Uhler. This man and his family have been a friend to The Honor Group for many years. He is a Placer County Supervisor and lately with the Covid virus crisis he has taken on a patriotic leadership role to engage the Governor regarding re-opening business in Placer County, CA. You will learn a great deal about Kirk, his family, his patriotism and why he is taking a stand for the people and businesses of Placer County.

Honor Radio: Episode 025

Here is a chance to listen to three Gold Star parents, who share the grief of raising a son and having each give the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Freedom is not free. Memorial Day is the ONE day that America gives respect to those who have died in war. Yes, BBQs and family times are special, but remember those who have given us liberty as Americans. Kevin Graves, Discovery Bay Father of Army Spc. Joseph Graves, Hope Ramirez, Sacramento. Mother of Army Spc. Ray A Ramirez. Patty Schumacher, Mother of USMC LCpl Victor Dew

Honor Radio: Episode 026

Listen to a stroll down memory lane as Mark ‘Coach’ Soto, Head Coach Casey Taylor and Rick Sutter talk about the History of The Honor Bowl – America’s finest High School Football Showcase. Since 2010, this event has had over 210 teams from 15 states experience why The Honor Bowl is ‘more than just a football game!’ Jim McCue from SportStar Magazine hosts this audio-only podcast to revisit an article he penned back in 2012 to talk about key moments since the first games were played back in 2010.

Honor Radio: Episode 027

This is a compelling podcast featuring, Coach Matt Logan.  Coach Logan is the Head Football coach of the Centennial Huskies out of Corona Ca. In our humble opinion, this school’s high school football program is arguably one of the best “public” school football programs in all of America. 

Honor Radio: Episode 028

Mitch Stephens is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist. He spent 16 years in the Bay Area Newspaper Group and several years as a freelancer before landing as The San Francisco Chronicles prep editor in 2002. In 2007 he accepted a national columnist post with CBS/ and the following year took on both the MaxPreps and Chronicle roles. In 2023, Mitch became the Senior Editor for Scorebook Live.

Honor Radio: Episode 029

Coach Von Vogt has been a friend of Honor Radio for many years. Recently we talked with Coach V about his story as a highly respected championship basketball coach and Athletic Director.  Lance’s life has been full of ups and downs but his story of perseverance through tough times will inspire you. Recently, Lance took over the role of VP of Athletics at Jessup University and has personally overseen the university’s athletic program expansion from the highly recognized NAIA to the vaulted and respected NCAA. 

Honor Radio: Episode 030

Over the years and since the creation of The Honor Bowl we have been blessed to have our games photographed by some of the best sports photographers in the game. In our opinion, Steve and Rudy are two of the best in the business. Every year they attend the Honor Bowl and in this episode, you will learn why.  Many times, the photographers go unnoticed, but not to us.  We value these men and want you to have a chance to meet them. Enjoy!

Honor Radio: Episode 031

This podcast is one of the most powerful we have ever done. Meet Gretchen Catherwood, co-founder of Darkhorse Lodge. A peaceful retreat in eastern Tennessee for combat veterans from all branches-of-service. We talked and remembered with Gretchen as she told the story of her son, Alec Catherwood who was killed in action, and how she and her husband produced the idea of the lodge. Gretchen is a great woman of passion, character, and strength. We have been following her story for 13/yrs. and it was great to get caught up with her and hear about the grand opening of the lodge and what more is to come. Statistics from the Department of Defense say that we’re losing 22 veterans a day to suicide. We hope this podcast inspires you and please share with loved ones from any walk of service who may need a place to go to reunite, bond, heal, and find peace again.

SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Rest in Peace, US Marine and friend, Carlos “Gonzo” Gonzales (April 24, 1988 – October 7, 2023)

Honor Radio: Episode 032

In honor of Veterans Day weekend, we taped a podcast with our dear friend and warrior, US Navy (Ret), Jordan Stevenson. His story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and completely captivated. Listen as he describes awakening from a medically induced coma for the first time completely alone, learning to speak and walk again, the loss of his leg and the phantom pain this created, the pain of addiction, the suicide of his friend and military commander, to now living a life as a respected motivational speaker, author, and using his platform to educate military veterans about suicide awareness.

Honor Radio: Episode 033

It brings us great pride to welcome these two great Marines and dear friends to Honor Radio. Welcome US Marines, Gunnery Sgt. Freddy Torres (active) and Sgt. Marcus Chischilly (ret.). Both served under the 3rd Battalion/5th Marines, and both received Purple Hearts from wounds they suffered while in combat. It brings us great pride to welcome these two great Marines and dear friends to Honor Radio. Welcome US Marines, Gunnery Sgt. Freddy Torres (active) and Sgt. Marcus Chischilly (ret.). Both served under the 3rd Battalion/5th Marines, and both received Purple Hearts from wounds they suffered while in combat. Freddy suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg that hit his femoral artery which caused him to almost bleed out on the battlefield. We also introduce Sgt Marcus Chischilly who is from Navajo Indian ancestry. As a rifleman, Marcus was wounded by an IED blast two weeks into his deployment. The blast would take his right leg and left him with severe injuries to his left leg and arm.  Both Marines would struggle with recovery but would find healing in a life of ongoing service, family, and faith.

Honor Radio: Episode 034

This podcast will tell the story of how Joe Kennedy, a USMC 20-year veteran and a high school football coach has provided millions of Americans more religious liberty in more than a half century.

In 2008, the newly minted Coach Kennedy committed to God that he would give thanks after every game – win or lose – for the opportunity to be a football coach and for his players. It was soon after this and after retaining his attorneys who specialize in religious First Amendment rights to free speech cases called, They asked the school to make a religious accommodation and we first became acquainted with Coach Kennedy.

We followed this case to the Supreme Court winning gavel and had Coach Kennedy on our HONOR RADIO podcast back in 2018. We decided it was time to catch up with Coach Kennedy and it was awesome that he invited his First Liberty attorney, Jeremy Dys on this powerful podcast.

Turn it up and if need be, get your notepads handy. This podcast is going to fire you up!