Brian Gregory 2009 Final Four Notes

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

July 4, 2014

Brian Gregory 2009 Final Four Notes

Brian Gregory will likely be coaching for his job this season at McCamish Pavilion and He will be doing it with one of the youngest rosters in the ACC. You can look at it this way, they have great talent, but not great since they won’t have much veteran leadership. Rising Juniors Marcus Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden are the team’s oldest players heading into the 2014 season and they have no returning seniors on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket team. Nobody has a clue what to expect from the start of the season, but there could be some chemistry issues. Only four players have seen time in a game together. That could be a problem when playing veteran, talented teams in the ACC.

Brian Gregory is an outstanding X’s and O’s Coach and was an assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State University before he became the Head Coach at the University of Dayton. When he went to Georgia Tech, a lot of coaches wondered if it was the right fit. Coach Brian Gregory has his teams centered around defense and transition defense. In these basketball coaching clinic notes, he gives a ton of helpful hints and sayings to remember.

He is very big in ATO’s which are After Time-out plays. You need to make sure that you have your ATO’s in order to score right away when you break the huddle. He is huge in open gym and practicing one on one. He puts an emphasis on guarding the basketball during those times.

Georgia Tech wanted a Head Basketball Coach that could help rebuild them. He had to be a resourceful candidate and understand the unique challenge of home games away from home. He also needed the ability to exist under the shadow of NCAA sanctions. I think that they need to give Brian Gregory a couple more years, but we all know about the “hot seat”.

Click on the pdf link to download the basketball coaching clinic notes:

Brian Gregory 2009 Final Four Notes

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