Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Box Set Play

Tommy Amaker

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.

December 10, 2016

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Box Set Play by Wes Kosel

Here is a Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Box Set Play. Amaker is in his 10th season as head coach of the Crimson and have started with wins over Fisher, Fordham, and Northeastern. Amaker is in his 20th season overall as a head coach and has won over 350 games in his coaching career. He played at Duke under Coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1983-1987 and then coached under Coach K from 1988-1997. In 1997, Amaker took over as head coach of Seton Hall posting a 68-55 record there in four seasons. His best season with the Pirates came in 1999-2000 when they went 22-10. In 2001, Coach Amaker took over for the Michigan Wolverines and won 108 games there in six seasons. His last two seasons were both 22 win seasons and he led the Wolverines to a NIT Championship in 2004. In 2007, he made the move to Harvard. He turned around a program that won just 8 games in his first year as head coach to 27 wins during the 2013-2014 season. Amaker was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year by FOX in 2010 and by College Insider in 2011. He led Harvard to it’s first NCAA Tournament Victory in 2013 when the Crimson beat New Mexico in a #14 seed upset.

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Box Set Play

Harvard starts this play in a box set and both 4 and 2 turn to screen across the lane. 3 and 5 cross each other with 5 going to the corner and 3 going out to the wing. If nothing is there, 1 passes to 3 and 3 passes to 2 (not 5 as in the diagram) stepping out. The corner man then sets a cross screen and a back screen. 3 looks to make the lob pass at the rim.

Tommy Amaker Harvard BLOB Box Set Play

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Harvard BLOB Box Cross Up

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