Mark Few Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB Plays

Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB

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 18, 2016

Mark Few Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB Plays by Wes Kosel

Attached are two baseline out-of-bounds plays from Gonzaga Bulldogs Head Coach Mark Few. These plays were used in the 2016 NCAA Tournament against Syracuse and Seton Hall. Gonzaga went 28-8 this season and made it to the Sweet 16. The Bulldogs tied for 1st in the WCC with a 15-3 record. Gonzaga shocked the NCAA Tournament field making it to the Sweet 16 as a #11 seed. Mark Few just finished his 17th season as Head Coach of Gonzaga and has won 466 games during that time. Gonzaga has finished 1st or 2nd in the WCC since 1999 and finished 1st 15 seasons. Mark Few has been a part of the Gonzaga program since 1989. He started as a Graduate Assistant and then was an assistant coahc from 1990 to 1999. He worked under Dan Monson and took over as Head Coach when Monson left to coach at Minnesota.

The first BLOB gets the ball in against Syracuse’s zone defense. The second BLOB is an isolation play for Sabonis on the block.

Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB Plays

Zone BLOB to Zone O

Gonzaga dives 4 into the lane and out to the corner, 2 cuts out to the wing, and 5 looks for a quick cut to the block. If nothing is there, 1 passes out to 3 then cuts to the left corner. If the rotations work, 1 may have an open shot in the corner. If not, Gonzaga gets into a zone offense.

Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB

BLOB 4 Low Empty Out

This quick hitting baseline out-of-bounds play throws the ball into Sabonis at the block. 4 moves out of the way to the left corner allowing Sabonis to go to work. With the lane cleared, he can make a move towards the baseline or to the middle of the floor.

Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB

Click on the pdf link below to download the Mark Few Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB Plays Playbook:

Gonzaga Bulldogs BLOB Plays Playbook

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