St. Bonaventure BLOB Corner Handoff

Mark Schmidt

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.

November 17, 2016

St. Bonaventure BLOB Corner Handoff by Wes Kosel

Here is a baseline out of bounds play used by St. Bonaventure Head Coach Mark Schmidt. Schmidt is in his 10th season as head coach of St. Bonaventure and in that time has won 146 games. Before coming to St. Bonaventure in 2007, Schmidt was the head coach at Robert Morris from 2001-2007 and increased his win total in 6 years winning 82 games during that time. Last season, St. Bonaventure put together its best regular season in Schmidt’s tenure going 22-9 and just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. This year, St. Bonaventure is 1-0 with a 92-82 win over St. Francis (PA). The Bonnies take on Florida tonight and Arkansas Little Rock next week as part of the HEB Center Lone Star Showcase. Schmidt played at Boston College and after his playing career he became an assistant with Saint Michael’s, Penn State, Loyola (MD), and Xavier before taking the head job at Robert Morris. He was named the 2016 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.

St. Bonaventure BLOB Offense

BLOB Corner Handoff

The play starts with a screen in from 2 for 4. 1 passes to 4 cutting out to the corner and then sprints to the corner to get a quick handoff. Often the defensive man guarding 1 (the inbounder) will help off of the screening action putting him behind as 1 cuts to the corner. As 1 turns the corner he uses a ball screen from 5 stepping over. 2 clears away to the opposite side of the floor leaving room for 5 or 4 to roll to the rim on 1’s drive. If 1 isn’t open on the handoff, he can cut off of 5 and then 4 can use the ball screen from 5 in the corner. 1 may be open on the flare by 5 as well.


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St. Bonaventure BLOB Corner Handoff

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