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Head Men's Basketball Coach – Pratt Cannoneers

(Head) Coaching the Cannoneers

There are few moments in life that you will always remember where you were when they happened, and when Walter Rickard, Pratt Institute Director of Athletics, called to offer me … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Under Armour 30 – Under – 30 Team Recognition

Last week I received probably the greatest honor of my career thus far, being named to the Under Armour 30 – Under – 30 Team presented by the NABC. WESLEYAN … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Presser: Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell

It’s hard to believe it has been a full three years now that I’ve been coaching Division III basketball (first at Bard College and now Wesleyan University), but it was … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

TJ Rosene Zone Offense Clinic Notes

The last weekend of April I was in Atlantic City for a really good PGC/Glazier basketball clinic. The clinic ran Thursday, April 28 through Saturday the 30th and offered a … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oklahoma City Thunder Backdoor Sets

Play Diagrams: Thunder Backdoors So much of coaching is borrowing from other people and tweaking it to fit what you do and I think that has now evolved into coaching websites … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Favorite Sets: Warriors v Blazers Game 3

I’m an old man and fell asleep in the third quarter last night while the Trailblazers had a relatively comfortable lead on the Warriors and then I wake up this morning … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Presser: University of Vermont head coach John Becker

Just over a year ago as I got on a plane headed to Indianapolis for the Final Four, I was lucky enough to be seated next to John Becker, the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bo Ryan, Phil Martelli and more Final Four Coaching Lessons

If I learned one thing from this year’s Final Four, it was that I should have stayed for Monday night’s championship game. Each of the past two years that I … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tyler Ulis and Juan’ya Green: Ball Screen Reads (Video)

  Boiled down to its simplest form, a ball screen is an easy way to create an advantage on offense. An even five on five matchup changes when the ball handler … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Georgia State Sets & Actions for RJ Hunter

SET DIAGRAMS This time of March is spectacular and although there are no mid-majors still dancing, upset fever is still in the air (thanks Syracuse!). There certainly will be a … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 1 Comment