Member-to-Member is a podcast series that will allow Monogram winners to share in-depth stories and personal experiences. The member-to-member name refers to the fact it’s produced by Monogram Club members for an audience of fellow members. A revolving door of member “hosts” will engage in conversation with other Monogram winners, covering topics such as success in the business world, transitioning from a playing career, caring for their community, current events, stories from their Notre Dame days and much more.
The inaugural episode features members of the Monogram Club leadership team. Don Casey (’82, ’83, swimming), Reggie Brooks (’93, football) and Jes Christian (’14, track & field) discuss racial injustice and their personal experiences related to that topic. They also talk about what the upcoming academic and athletic year may look like as a result of the pandemic. Click here to listen.
Notre Dame softball head coach Deanna Gumpf (honorary) and Callaghan Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Sachire (‘00, tennis) discuss taking over the top spot of their respective programs, building a team culture, balancing family/work life, adjusting to the new normal and what they’re looking forward to as student-athletes return to campus. Click here to listen.
Former Fighting Irish soccer standouts Kate Markgraf (’98) and Max Lachowecki (’15) share stories from their time at Notre Dame, which included both winning a national championship, and beyond. Markgraf enjoyed a stellar career with the U.S. Women’s National Team, and she now is general manager of that organization. She also serves as vice president of the Monogram Club. Lachowecki recently returned to professional soccer following a year off. He shares his story about what led him back to the game. Click here to listen.