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    Episode 192: Rob Gray, How We Learn to Move

    Episode 192: Rob Gray, How We Learn to Move

    Guest: Rob Gray, Professor, Researcher, Podcaster, and Author

     

    Professor, researcher, podcaster, and author Rob Gray joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the way we coach and practice sport skills.

     

    Rob Gray is a professor at Arizona State University who has been conducting research on and teaching courses related to perceptual-motor skill for over 25 years. He received his MS and PhD from York University in Canada with a focus on the visual control of movement. An important aspect of his work has been applying basic theory to address real-world challenges which he has done in positions with Nissan Motor Corp, the US Air Force, serving as an expert witness for driving accident cases, and consultant roles with several sports teams and organizations. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

     

    One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is the baseball batting virtual environment/virtual reality that he developed over the course of several years and which has been used in over 25 published studies. In 2017 (Gray, Frontiers in Psychology) he published the results of a 10-year study using a virtual reality training protocol which led to clear evidence of transfer of training to real performance.

     

    In his career, Gray has strongly emphasized the communication and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2015, he started the Perception & Action Podcast (perceptionaction.com) to help bridge the gap between theory and the field. With over 350 episodes and 2 million downloads, it has become a critical resource for individuals working in areas including coaching, talent development, training and rehabilitation.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Ways Where Coaches Can Do

    6:00 - Player vs Coach Led Development

    8:00 - Evidence-Based Ideas

    11:00 - Shoot The Lamp

    14:00 - Interventions in Games as a Coach

    18:00 - Block Practice

    21:00 - Progressions

    24:00 - Constraint Ladder Approach

    28:00 - Googles

    31:00 - Individualization

    34:00 - Constraints to the Defense

    37:00 - Adding Variability in Practice

    40:00 - Conditioning

    43:00 - Education

    47:00 - Keep Them Coupled

    49:00 - Concept of Fake Unopposed Drills

    54:00 - Exaggeration and Teaching

    58:00 - Concept of Form Shooting

    1:00:00 - Conclusion

     

    Rob Gray’s Bio:

    Bio: https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/391944

     

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 191: Fred Hoiberg, Coaching Insights from the NCAA and NBA

    Episode 191: Fred Hoiberg, Coaching Insights from the NCAA and NBA

    Guest: Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska Head Coach

     

    Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss insights from the NBA and NCAA that can help your coaching.

     

    Fred Hoiberg brought a distinguished resume to Lincoln that includes four years as an NBA front office executive, four years as an NBA head coach, and five years at Iowa State, where he orchestrated the biggest turnaround in Big 12 history in 2011-12 and guided the school to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

     

    Following his 10-year NBA playing career, Hoiberg worked in the front office for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, serving as assistant general manager before being promoted to vice president of basketball operations. He left the Timberwolves to get into coaching, accepting the head job at Iowa State, his alma mater. Hoiberg led the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of Big 12 Tournament championships in his five seasons at the school. His success in Ames led him back to the NBA as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, where he helped the Bulls to a playoff appearance in his second season.

     

    Fred Hoiberg has experienced incredible success at the collegiate level. He won more games than any other player during his time as a Cyclone guard and then returned to post the top winning percentage of any coach in Iowa State history. He won four NCAA Tournament games at Iowa State – a program record – and developed four players who eventually became NBA Draft picks and four All-Americans in his five seasons.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Difference between NCAA and NBA Training Camp

    4:00 - COVID and Coaching during Pandemic

    9:00 - Play with Pace

    12:00 - Modern Spacing

    15:00 - Hunting Potential Mismatches

    19:00 - Spacing

    24:00 - Passing Ahead

    26:00 - Matchup Hunting

    28:00 - Ball Screen Defense

    33:00 - Centerfield Action

    36:00 - Preparing Him as a Coach

    40:00 - Building Relationships

    45:00 - Conclusion

     

    Fred Hoiberg’s Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hoiberg

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachhoiberg

     

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    Episode 190: Ulric Maligi, Adrian Autry and Joel Justus, Assistant Coach Summit

    Episode 190: Ulric Maligi, Adrian Autry and Joel Justus, Assistant Coach Summit

    Guest: Ulric Maligi, Adrian Autry and Joel Justus

     

    In this week's coaching conversation, three power five assistant coaches, Ulric Maligi, Joel Justus and Adrian Autry join the Basketball Podcast to discuss roles, responsibilities and being the best assistant basketball coach you can be.

     

    Adrian Autry

     

    Adrian Autry returned to his alma mater Syracuse when he was named an assistant coach prior to the 2011-12 season. In March of 2017, Autry was promoted to associate head coach.

     

    Autry embarked on a coaching career in January 2006 when he was hired as associate head coach at Bishop Ireton Catholic High School (Va.). He became AAU basketball coach with Nova United in April 2006, leading the 14-Under team and then the 15-Under squad. In September 2007, he became assistant basketball coach at Paul VI High School (Va.). He was named an assistant coach on the AAU Triple Threat squad, working with the 17-Under team, in 2008. He moved into the collegiate ranks in 2008 when he was hired by then-head coach Seth Greenburg as director of basketball operations at Virginia Tech. He was later promoted to an assistant coach post.

     

    Autry started 116-of-121 games in four seasons with the Orange, a stretch that began in 1990 and ended in 1994. Autry still ranks fifth in career assists (631) and sixth in career steals (217) at Syracuse.

     

    Autry has strong, deep ties in the Northeast, particularly in the DC area, Canada and Upstate New York. Among the players he’s recruited include Chris McCullough, Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant and a host of others.

     

    Joel Justus

     

    Joel Justus joined Arizona State's staff in May of 2021 after working the previous seven seasons at Kentucky, including the past five as the assistant coach. He previously worked as the director of analytics and as the special assistant to the head coach.

     

    Justus came to UK after serving as the head coach at Davidson Day High School in Davidson, North Carolina. In both years at the helm, he guided the Patriots to the Elite Eight in the state tournament. Prior to his time at Davidson Day, Justus served as the head boys' basketball coach at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry, Virginia, from 2008-12. During his time at Woodberry Forest, he guided his team to the Virginia Prep League regular-season championship in 2010 while advancing to the Virginia Prep League championship game in consecutive years, a first in more than two decades.

     

    Justus has spent time in college basketball as an assistant coach at Elon University from 2004-08, where he helped guide the Phoenix to a Northern Division title in 2006 and the Southern Conference championship game in 2008.

     

    While at Kentucky, Justus played a significant role in their recruiting success, recruiting a number of five-star recruits, including Bam Adebayo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and a host of others.

     

    Ulric Maligi

     

    An assistant coach under Chris Beard at Texas Tech for the previous two seasons, Ulric Maligi enters his first year as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at The University of Texas. Maligi brings 14 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Texas staff.

     

    Maligi worked as the national scouting director for John Lucas Enterprises in Houston for one year (2015-16). He spent three seasons (2012-15) as an assistant coach under legendary college and NBA head coach Larry Brown at SMU. Maligi worked as an assistant coach at the University of Houston for two seasons (2010-12). Prior to his time at Houston, Maligi spent three seasons (2007-10) as an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin.

     

    Maligi accepted the job of assistant coach at UTA for the 2006-07 season when he was 21 years old, making him the youngest Division I assistant coach in the country at the time. He began his coaching career as the head manager during his undergraduate time at Howard University.

     

    Maligi has made his mark as a recruiter at every coaching stop. His strong relati

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 189: Bart Lundy, Bootcamps and Creating Margins

    Episode 189: Bart Lundy, Bootcamps and Creating Margins

    Guest: Bart Lundy, Queen’s University Head Coach

     

    Queen's University head coach Bart Lundy joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to run boot camps and to create margins.

     

    Bart Lundy enters the ninth season of his second stint at the Queen’s University of Charlotte, and his 14th year overall, as the winningest coach in Queens Basketball history. After leading his team to a sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in 2020-21, Lundy holds a record at Queens of 303-99 (.754 win pct.) and an overall coaching record of 399-186 (.682 win pct.) in 19 seasons as a head coach in NCAA Division I and Division II.

     

    Lundy first took over the Queen’s program at the age of 25 after helping then-head coach Dale Layer as an assistant for two years. In his first stint as head coach (1998-2003), Lundy took the Royals to their first regional title and Elite Eight appearance in 2001 and followed the success with a trip to the national semifinals in 2003. Three times in the five-year span Lundy’s teams set the school record for wins in a season.

     

    In his 11 years leading the Royals, Lundy has guided Queens to all four of its Elite Eight appearances, eight NCAA Tournament berths, five conference regular-season titles, and two conference tournament titles. Lundy was also named Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year in 2000-2001, Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2003, and has coached one National Player of the Year, three conference players of the year, 13 first-team all-conference selections, and all seven All-Americans in program history. Under Lundy’s direction, from Nov. 24, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2019, Queens spent 65 consecutive weeks ranked in the coaches’ poll (1,498 days), the longest such streak in program history.

     

    Lundy returned to Queens after a one-year stint at The University of North Texas (2012-13), where he served as an assistant to first-year head coach Tony Benford and helped develop first-round NBA draft pick, Tony Mitchell. Prior to North Texas, Lundy coached at Marquette University where he assisted head coach Buzz Williams for three years (2009-2012). In that time, Marquette made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and two-straight Sweet 16 appearances with a roster that featured eight future NBA players including All-Star Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Bootcamp

    5:00 - Shared Suffering

    7:00 - Around The Horn

    9:00 - Modern Version Coping Strategies

    13:00 - Idea of Setting an Intention

    17:00 - Competition

    20:00 - Leadership and Habits

    25:00 - Rite of Passage

    30:00 - Biggest Challenges in the Bootcamp

    34:30 - Analytics

    38:30 - Goals to Accomplish

    43:30 - Understanding the Margins

    45:00 - Post Game Analytics

    46:00 - Succeeding Off The Court

    48:00 - Conclusion




    Bart Lundy’s Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Lundy

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachbartlundy

     

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    • 51 min
    Episode 188: Jeff Linder, Minimize Three-Point Attempts, Free Throws, and Offensive Rebounds

    Episode 188: Jeff Linder, Minimize Three-Point Attempts, Free Throws, and Offensive Rebounds

    Guest: Jeff Linder, University of Wyoming Head Coach

     

    University of Wyoming head coach Jeff Linder joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to minimize three-point attempts, free throws, and offensive rebounds. 

     

    Jeff Linder led the Pokes to a 14-11 overall record in his first season. The Pokes went 6-1 in non-conference play including a road win over an Elite Eight team in Oregon State. Wyoming won six total road games on the season for the most away from Laramie since the 2012-13 season. UW also had a winning record on the road since the 2000-01 season.

     

    The Cowboys featured the top offense in the Mountain West in Linder’s first season. He revamped the Cowboy offense to averaging 76.5 points per game. Wyoming also led the MW in three-point field goals per game at 10.1. The Pokes ranked No. 12 in the nation in three-point field goals per game as well.

     

    Jeff Linder was previously an assistant coach at Emporia State, Midland, Weber State, San Francisco, and Boise State from 2001 to 2016.

     

    Linder posted an impressive 80-50 (.615) record in four seasons at Northern Colorado. He was named the Big Sky Coach of the Year during the 2018-19 season leading the Bears to 15 conference wins for a program record. The Bears tied that record of 15 conference wins again in the 2019-20 season. Over the last three seasons, Linder led UNC to the most wins during a three-year stretch in program history, with 69 wins. The Bears also finished in the top-100 of the NCAA NET Rankings.

     

    He also helped lead Northern Colorado to its first postseason title in 2017-18, as the Bears won the College Invitational Tournament. It marked the first postseason title for any Colorado school since the 1940 season. It was also the first postseason title for a team from the Big Sky Conference. During the 2017-18 campaign, UNC won a school-record 26 games on their way to the CIT Championship. The Bears finished the season ranked in the top-100 of the RPI.

     

    Prior to his time at Northern Colorado, Linder spent six seasons at Boise State with the last three years serving as associate head coach of the Broncos. Linder helped guide Boise State to two NCAA tournament appearances and the team’s first Mountain West Conference Championship during his tenure.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Defense Behind the Arc

    5:00 - Offensive Philosophy

    9:30 - Using Video To Teach

    14:00 - Playing 5-on-5

    18:00 - Video Sessions 

    21:00 - Scouting Report Terminology

    24:00 - Shot Clock

    28:00 - Three-Point Line Conversation

    32:00 - Defensive Rebounding Philosophy

    36:00 - Help

    40:00 - Minimizing Attempts

    44:00 - Imagine Emphasis

    48:00 - Getting Threes

    51:00 - Recruiting

    52:00 - Conclusion




    Jeff Linder’s Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Linder

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jtlinder

     

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    • 56 min
    Episode 187: Amy Eagan, Make Them Adjust To Us

    Episode 187: Amy Eagan, Make Them Adjust To Us

    Guest: Amy Eagan, Drury University Head Coach

     

    Drury University head coach Amy Eagan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to make your opponent adjust to you.

     

    Amy Eagan will enter her second season as the Drury Lady Panthers head coach in 2021-22 and her 13th year as a collegiate head coach.

     

    Eagan was named head coach at Drury on April 13, 2020, after serving as an assistant coach for the Lady Panthers in 2019-20. While Eagan inherited a team that had gone 32-0 the year before, the squad graduated two All-Americans including the two-time NCAA-II Player of the Year, Hailey Diestelkamp.

     

    She followed that season, working the challenges of a season clouded by the uncertainty of a global pandemic, with an NCAA-II Runner Up finish for the second time in program history. The won their fifth-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference championship, and finished 24-2. The team produced the NCAA-II Player of the Year for a third straight season as junior Paige Robinson was voted as the nation’s top player, and Eagan was named the national Coach of the Year in D-II by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

     

    The Lady Panthers also produced seven Academic All-GLVC performers, and won a GLVC Team Academic Award. Paige Robinson was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, and was named the GLVC Student-Athlete of the Year in women’s basketball.

     

    She will enter this season with a career record of 211-144 (.594). Eagan has been the head coach of teams that have reached three NCAA-II tournaments, one NAIA tournament, and have won three conference championships (two GLVC titles, 2021 with Drury, 2014 with Truman St., and a Midwest Classic title at St. Ambrose in 2007).

     

    Eagan came to Drury after a successful tenure as the head coach at Truman State. In six seasons with the Bulldogs, she became the program's all-time leader in career coaching wins and winning percentage posting a mark of 111-62 (.642).

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Expectation on Molly Miller Leaving

    3:00 - Relationship-based

    7:30 - Roles

    11:00 - Blending Style

    14:00 - Building Offense and Defense

    18:00 - Balancing the Floor

    21:00 - Transition Fundamentals

    23:00 - Benefits of Crossing the Nail

    27:00 - Set Spots on Initial Transition

    32:00 - Dribble Drive

    35:00 - Adjustments to the Game

    39:00 - Value of Personal Growth

    42:00 - Buy-In

    45:00 - Advice on Coaches

    47:00 - Conclusion




    Amy Eagan’s Bio:

    Bio: https://drurypanthers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/amy-eagan/1868

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyEagan

     

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    • 49 min

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