Grey Giovanine Augustana-Illinois Set Plays

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.

December 3, 2015

Grey Giovanine Augustana-Illinois Set Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached are two set plays from Augustana-Illinois Head Coach Grey Giovanine. Giovanine is in his 17th season as head coach at Augustana and 23rd season overall. Last season, Augustana went 27-5 making it to the NCAA Division III National Championship game where the Vikings would lose to NCAA Champion Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In 16 years, Giovanine has won over 300 games compared to 121 losses. Before taking over for the Vikings, Giovanine was the head coach at Division 1 Lamar for 6 seasons. He took a program that won 10 games his first season to three straight winning seasons which included 17 wins in his final season with the Cardinals (1998-1999). This season, Augustana is ranked #1 in the Top 25 National Poll and will be looking to get back to the national championship game this season.

Grey Giovanine Augustana-Illinois Set Plays – Post Roll Back

Giovanine used this play to get a wide open layup in the national championship game against Wisconsin-Stevens Point last season. The play starts with 1 giving the ball to 3 on a dribble hand-off then moving to the block. 4 screens for 5 then cuts to the wing. 3 passes to 2. Once 2 has the ball, 5 sets a ball-screen and 2 kicks it out to 3. 3 passes to 4 as 1 sets a back-screen on the roll from 5.

Grey Giovanine Augustana-Illinois Set Plays – 1-4 Low BLOB

1 passes to 4 cutting up the lane line towards the elbow. Once 4 has the ball, 5 sets a ball-screen at the elbow for 4. 4 drives middle as 5 rolls to the rim. 1 moves to the corner and 2 moves up to the wing. As 4 drives middle, 3 can move up to the wing if x3 helps on the penetration.



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Wes Kosel is an assistant coach for men’s basketball under Head Coach Andy Partee at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Kosel joined the staff at Colorado College after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University and one season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Kosel has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), both certifications given through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has coached summer AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, USA Basketball, University of Houston, Colorado, New Mexico, Air Force, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Kosel is also a member of the NABC International Committee and serves as the committee’s social media manager.

Click on the pdf link below to download the Grey Giovanine Augustana Illinois Set Plays:

Grey Giovanine Augustana-Illinios Set Plays by Wes Kosel


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