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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP174 Mike Young on Being Yourself

In this week's coaching conversation, Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive and defensive philosophy, and how to be yourself. Mike Young was named 2020-21 ACC Coach of the Year as the Hokies made the NCAA Tournament. Under his watch in 2020-21, led Tech to being 4-0 versus the AP’s Top 25, with the four wins being tied for the most ranked w...

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In this week's coaching conversation, Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive and defensive philosophy, and how to be yourself. Mike Young was named 2020-21 ACC Coach of the Year as the Hokies made the NCAA Tournament. Under his watch in 2020-21, led Tech to being 4-0 versus the AP’s Top 25, with the four wins being tied for the most ranked w...

The Basketball Podcast: EP174 Mike Young on Being Yourself

In this week's coaching conversation, Florida State associate head coach Brooke Wyckoff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss moms in coaching and serving as an interim head coach. Brooke Wyckoff was the Interim Head Coach for the 2020-21 year as Sue Sem Rau took a one year leave of absence. The result was leading Florida State to its eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and a 4th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP172 Brooke Wyckoff on Balance in Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, Florida Gulf Coast head coach Karl Smesko joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive system, shooting psychology and the things that helped him become one of the most successful coaches in women's college basketball history. Karl Smesko’s resume sits among the best all-time in NCAA Division I women’s basketball as he enters his 22nd season on ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP170 Karl Smesko on Offensive Basketball

In this week's coaching conversation, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss relationships, switching and transition, along with many of the things that have sustained her remarkable success.  Few coaches across any sport can claim the level of consistency and standard of excellence as Brenda Frese can in her 19 years at Maryland. Two-time National Coach of ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP169 with Brenda Frese on Sustained Excellence

In this week's coaching conversation, Ohio University head coach Jeff Boals join us to discuss positive coaching and a next play mentality. Boals spent seven years as an assistant coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team under the tutelage of Thad Matta before replacing Steve Pikiell as the head coach for the Stony Brook Seawolves for three years. In the 2020-2021 season Jeff ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP168 with Jeff Boals on Positive Coaching

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Coach Mark Jablonski discusses a games approach to practicing, basketball decision training, and other aspects of training from a player's perspective, with former Windsor Lancer player Mike Rocca. Mike Rocca played his whole university career for Basketball Immersion founder, and head coach of the University of Windsor men's basketball team, ...

The Basketball Podcast: E17 Mike Rocca on Practicing with BDT

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, professional coach Tab Baldwin joins the podcast. Baldwin is an American-New Zealand basketball coach who currently serves as the team consultant for the Manila based PBA team, Talk N Text, and the head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eagles basketball team of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Coach Baldwin has coached professional...

The Basketball Podcast: E16 with Tab Baldwin on Philosophy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development trainer Phil Beckner joins the podcast. Beckner is currently a Player Development Consultant for numerous NBA players as well as several different college basketball programs. Phil works with players, teams, and organizations to enhance performance and maximize results. He has instructed and led elite level players, and hig...

The Basketball Podcast: E15 with Phil Beckner on Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm joins the podcast. Prohm’s success with point guards is well known as he has helped develop a number of NBA point guards include Monte Morris, Cameron Payne and Isaiah Canaan. Coach Prohm discusses the point guard position, offensive basketball concepts and other ideas that power Iowa State basketball. ...

The Basketball Podcast: E14 with Steve Prohm on Point Guard Play

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former Belmont University head coach Rick Byrd joins the podcast. Some of the many highlights of the podcast include discussions on building a program with staying power, skip passes and offensive efficiency at the rim. Byrd ranks 12th all-time among NCAA Division I head coaches with 805 wins. Byrd also led Belmont to national prominence in bo...

The Basketball Podcast: E13 with Rick Byrd on Motion Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk joins the podcast. Kowalczyk will enter the 2018-19 campaign, his ninth at the helm of the Rockets, after guiding UT to a 23-11 record and a Mid-American Conference West Division title last season. Over the last five years, Kowalczyk has guided Toledo to a 104-63 (.623) win-loss mark over the last fiv...

The Basketball Podcast: E12 with Tod Kowalczyk on Offensive Philosophy

In this basketball coaching conversation, Alex Sarama of NBA Europe asks questions, and discusses, a games approach to coaching concepts with the creative mind behind Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver. Chris and Alex discuss the value of 1-on-0 drills and adding a defender can change skill development. Alex Sarama has been working for the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2016. In...

The Basketball Podcast: E12 with Alex Sarama on 1-on-0 Drills

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Miami University assistant coach Chris Caputo discusses defense. Coach Caputo is in his eighth season with the Hurricanes and his 17th season on head coach Jim Larrañaga’s staff. Caputo is the associate head coach at Miami, and also the team's defensive coordinator. The podcast starts with discussion about being a long term assistant coach to...

The Basketball Podcast: E11 with Chris Caputo on Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Bobby Marlin joins the podcast to discuss practice strategies and ideas that have built his program. Marlin is in his 8th season as Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball head coach. With his team competing at a championship level both on the floor and in the classroom, Bob Marlin enters his 12th season as head coach of the Louisiana Ragin’ Caj...

The Basketball Podcast: E10 with Bobby Marlin on Practice Strategies

In this basketball coaching conversation, Coach Jake Scott asks questions, and discusses, a games approach to coaching with the creative mind behind Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver. Jake Scott just completed his first season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Division 3 SUNY Cobleskill. Scott’s previous coaching experience came as the Head Coach at SUNY Maritime. He also spent three se...

The Basketball Podcast: E09 with Jake Scott on a Games Approach

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Alabama head coach Nate Oats joins the podcast offensive basketball.  On March 27, 2019, Oats became the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 regular season, and in his second season as head coach, Oats won the SEC Coach of the Year award. The Tide won the SEC regular-season and tournament titles and made ...

The Basketball Podcast: E08 with Nate Oats on Offensive Basketball

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Amanda Butler. Butler is the head coach of the Clemson Tigers women's basketball team. Prior to that, she was the head coach for the Florida Gators women's basketball team and the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team. This past year she took a year off and invested in her learning as she visited the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pis...

The Basketball Podcast: E07 with Amanda Butler on Learning

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Coach Mark Jablonski discusses Basketball Decision Training with the creative mind behind Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver. Mark Jablonski is a former Division 1 collegiate basketball player from the University of Pennsylvania and was part of Penn's run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. He also holds a Certificate in Basketball Analytic...

The Basketball Podcast: E06 with Mark Jablonski Interviewing Chris Oliver

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Dave Love. Coach Love has worked as an NBA shooting consultant with the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, as well as a number of other teams and national programs. He also has conducted shooting clinics around the world for over 10 years. The podcast discusses many aspects of shooting including technique, retentio...

The Basketball Podcast: E05 with Dave Love on Teaching Shooting

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Billy Wuczynski. Coach Wuczynski is a former assistant coach with Boston College, TCU and Ohio University under head coach Jim Christian. Prior to working under Coach Christian, Billy Wuczynski was an assistant coach at UNLV. The podcast starts with a discussion about unstructured offensive possessions and their value, and flows ...

The Basketball Podcast: E04 with Billy Wuczynski on Transition Offense

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Guy Molloy. The podcast starts with a discussion about coaching in international competitions, and continues with an in-depth conversation about Guy's 8 Things to Develop Your Coaching. Coach Molloy is the current New Zealand Women’s National Team Head Coach, and the head coach of  the Melbourne Boomers of the WNB. Previously he ...

The Basketball Podcast: E03 with Guy Molloy on Developing Your Coaching

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Dusty May. Coach Oliver and Coach May have a discussion on taking over a new basketball program. Coach May is head men's coach at Florida Atlantic University. Previously he was a long time assistant coach under Mike White at the University of Florida and at Louisiana Tech. Action items that a first time head coach needs to cover ...

The Basketball Podcast: E02 with Coach Dusty May on Taking Over a Program

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by Dave Paulsen. Coach Paulsen is the former head coach of the George Mason University men’s basketball program. Host Chris Oliver, and Coach Dave Paulsen discuss ideas for preparing for a game. Game week, game day, practice, opponent scout, self-scout, and other ideas about coaching basketball, and running a basketball program, are...

The Basketball Podcast: E01 with Coach Dave Paulsen on Game Preparation