Mark Gottfried NC State Wolfpack NCAA Tournament Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached are two plays used by NC State head coach Mark Gottfried during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Gottfried is in his 18th year as a head coach and 4th season as head coach of NC State. Before taking over for the Wolfpack, Gottfried was the head coach of Alabama and Murray State. During his 18 seasons, Gottfried has only had one losing season and has won over 350 games. Gottfried has led Murray State, Alabama, and NC State to NCAA Tournament appearances including an Elite 8 run with Alabama and the current Sweet 16 run by NC State. Before beginning his head coaching career, Gottfried was an assistant at UCLA where the Bruins won the 1995 NCAA Championship.
Mark Gottfried NC State Wolfpack NCAA Tournament Offense – Pinch Post
1 passes to 2 on the wing and then makes a UCLA cut to the block. 3 then pops to the top of the key and gets the pass from 2. Once 3 has the ball, 4 flashes to the pinch post as 1 cuts off of a double screen from 2 and 5. 3 looks to pass to 1 for a shot or pass to 4. If 4 gets the ball, 3 loops around looking for a hand-off and shot.
Mark Gottfried NC State Wolfpack NCAA Tournament Offense – BLOB Double Loop
1 cuts from the block to the corner and gets the pass from 3. 2 cuts off of a double screen from 4 and 5 at the free-throw line. 1 looks to pass to 2 for a shot, but if that isn’t there 1 can drive his man to the basket. 3 clears out from underneath the basket to the opposite corner. 5 dives to the opposite low post looking for a pass from 1 if help defense steps up on the penetration.
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 is pursuing a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. The Bartlesville, OK native is also a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), and taught weight training and aerobic fitness courses while coaching at Texas Lutheran. He has coached AAU programs, volunteered with elementary and middle school basketball teams, and has worked basketball camps for various programs including the Houston Rockets, University of Houston, Texas State, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
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