Fran McCaffery Iowa Hawkeyes Post Up Plays

Fran McCaffery

Written by Wes Kosel

Wes Kosel will enter his first season as an Assistant Coach at Augustana University under Tom Billeter in 2016-2017. Kosel came to Sioux Falls after two season at Colorado College as the lead assistant. Kosel, a native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, served as an assistant coach at Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Texas Lutheran University from 2012-2014. Kosel graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also has a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston. While attending Kansas, Kosel served as an assistant coach at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. A life-long student of the game, Kosel honed his coaching skills by working summer camps for various programs in Texas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. Kosel also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Colorado Springs.

July 29, 2016

Fran McCaffery Iowa Hawkeyes Post Up Plays by Wes Kosel

Below are two post up plays used by Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach Fran McCaffery. McCaffery has taken four different programs to NCAA Tournament appearances. McCaffery got his coaching start in 1985 at Lehigh and made it to the NCAA Round of 64 in 1988 after a 21-10 record. He then was an assistant coach at Notre Dame from 1988-1999 until taking over at UNC Grennsboro in 1999. He would then make another jump to Siena in 2005 and lastly to Iowa in 2010. Overall, he has won 369 games in his career and 118 at Iowa. This past season, Iowa went 22-11 and lost to the eventual champion Villanova Wildcats in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

The video below shows a couple of plays that McCaffery uses to get the ball into the post.

Fran McCaffery Iowa Hawkeyes Post Up Plays

Horns PTP Post Up

In this horns play, the point guard dribbles off of the screen from 4 as 2 moves in from the corner to set a back screen for 5. 1 looks to pass inside to 5 posting up, but if he isn’t open 1 can pass to 2 cutting off of a down screen from 4 (in the screen the screener action). The play can also be ran out of a box set.

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Pin Clear Hi/Lo

In this play, the big does a good job trying to get position early on the left block. If nothing is there, 4 sets a down screen for the wing in the right corner. 1 passes to 3 at the high post and 2 clears out from the left side of the floor. With 5 working for position early in the possession, the defender is now on his high side hip when 3 gets the ball. 5 holds position for the hi/lo pass towards the rim from 3.

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Click on the pdf link below to download the Iowa Hawkeyes Post Up Plays Playbook:

Iowa Hawkeyes Post Up Plays Playbook 


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