Joe Dooley FGCU Zone Offense

Joe Dooley

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.

October 8, 2016

Joe Dooley FGCU Zone Offense by Wes Kosel

Below are two zone set plays from Florida Gulf Coast Head Coach Joe Dooley. Dooley has been the head coach at FGCU since 2013, winning 20+ games in all three years. Dooley also has been the head coach at East Carolina, where he won 57 games in four seasons leading the Pirates. Dooley played at George Washington in the 1980’s and then started coaching as an assistant at South Carolina and East Carolina before becoming East Carolina’s head coach in 1995. After leaving ECU, he was an assistant at New Mexico, Wyoming, and Kansas from 1999-2013. He was an assistant for Bill Self’s 2008 NCAA National Championship team.

Joe Dooley Florida Gulf Coast Offense

Zone Flash

Against a 2-3 defense, 1 dribbles towards 4. On the dribble, 4 cuts into the middle of the floor to the left elbow. 1 passes to 3 to get the defense to move, then 3 passes back to 1. 4 moves to the high post on the right side trying to force x5 to step up. If he does, x3 will step in front of 5 to guard the post. If the ball can go into 4, he looks to skip to 3 in the corner on the left side. x3 will have to recover out to the corner leaving 5 open in the post.

Joe Dooley

Zone Lob

1 passes to 3 who passes back to 1. On the pass back, 3 runs to the right corner and 4 moves to the right block underneath 5. The run creates an overload on the right side of the floor. 1 passes to 2 then gets it back. As 2 is passing back to 1, 5 screens in on x5 and 1 throws the ball over the defense and lobs it to 4. The point of this play is to get x3 to not guard anyone leaving x5 and x4 to guard 3 players.

Joe Dooley

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