Lorenzo Romar Washington Huskies Press Offense

Lorenzo Romar

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 30, 2016

Lorenzo Romar Washington Huskies Press Offense by Wes Kosel

Here are some clips of press offense from Lorenzo Romar and his Washington Huskies. Romar, who played at Washington, has been the head coach of the Huskies since 2002 and has a 289-174 record. Overall as a head coach, he has a 382-262 record. He has also been the Pepperdine and Saint Louis Head Coach, winning 93 games between the two. Romar first coached as an assistant at UCLA from 1992-1996 after his playing career in the NBA. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors and played with the Warriors, Bucks, and Pistons. As an assistant, he was a part of the 1995 Championship team at UCLA. As a head coach, he has led Washington to two Pac 10/12 Regular Season Championships, 3 Pac 10 Tournament Championships, and has been named Pac 12 Coach of the Year in three different seasons (2005, 2009, and 2012). Some of Romar’s players from Washington that have gone on to the NBA include Nate Robinson (2005), Brandon Roy (2006), Spencer Hawes (2007), Quincy Pondexter (2010), Isaiah Thomas (2011), Terrence Ross (2012), and Marquese Chriss (2016). The Huskies are looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament with the last appearance coming in 2010-2011.

Lorenzo Romar Washington Huskies Offense

Press Offense

Most of the time, the defenses are simply pressing to take some time off of the clock and not to necessarily create turnovers. When this is the case, and the defense is going man to man, the Huskies clear up the court and let the guard bring the ball 1 on 1. Later in the video, the defense traps and Washington throws the ball in, sprints the inbounder in to get the ball, and they have a guard in the middle of the floor and two players deep. The video also shows some nice man and zone sets that Washington gets to after breaking the press and getting into half court offense.

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