Jim Calhoun UCONN Basketball Playbook by Adam Short
I have spent most of my recent free time watching Final Four games from the past. I have watched every Final Four from Duke vs Indiana in 1992 to Utah vs North Carolina in 1997. Like most coaches, I am also eager to learn. I wanted to watch and pick up new things from teams that made magical runs in the National Tournaments. I would pick out specific teams based on the players they had. For instance, I wanted to see what UCLA ran for Kevin Love or what Syracuse ran for Melo against Kansas. A team that I really liked was the 1998-1999 UCONN team. I really like my teams to push the ball in transition, off of makes or misses. UCONN did a great job of that during their National Championship run so I decided to put together a Jim Calhoun UCONN Basketball Playbook.
The National Championship game against Duke is game footage that I will use when showing my teams how I want them to run the floor. The first big rim ran, the wings ran wide and their guards really pushed the ball out the floor with the PASS. In the half court, Coach Calhoun ran some great sets for “Rip” Hamilton. This Jim Calhoun UCONN Basketball playbook will be useful for any coach that wants to get their 2 guard open shots!
Coach Adam Short is entering his first season as men’s basketball assistant coach at Missouri State University-West Plains. Prior to Missouri State University-West Plains, Adam Short was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Cowley College. Short grew up in Indiana and was a First-Team All-Conference selection as a senior at Lake Central High School. He went on to attend Joliet (Ill) Junior College and helped the team to a NJCAA Division III national runner-up finish, while being named First-Team All-Conference and a two-time Region 4 Player of the Week. After Joliet, Short spent his final two years of college basketball playing at NAIA school Avila University in Kansas City, MO. At Avila, he scored more than 1,000 points in his career and earned all-conference honors each year at the school. He graduated from Avila in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing. Short then served as a graduate assistant coach with the Avila men’s basketball team from 2011-2013 and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Development in 2013. During his time at Avila, Coach Short help led the Eagles to their best record in a decade. As well As well in 2011 where they were 1st in the Nation in three pointers made per game and 3rd in the Nation in three point percentage per game 38%. Short also help lead team to first ever conference tournament hosted game in school history 2012 He also spent the past four years working with MoKan Nike Elite Youth Basketball League out of Kansas City, MO. His job duties consisted of coaching, scouting, and breaking down film.
Learn from the scouting that Adam Short did with the Jim Calhoun UCONN Basketball Playbook.
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