eBook #1, NCAA Top Basketball Coaches Playbook
by Coach Gibson Pyper
Recently CBS took a poll of the top offensive minds in college basketball voted by their peers. This Playbook is built on that survey and contains over 300 sets from the best coaches in the NCAA. In this playbook you will find full playbooks of some of the best minds in college basketball and different styles as well.
John Beilein Michigan Wolverines teams play a fun style of Princeton hybrid offense that utilizes ball screens as well as smart execution of sets that can flow into their motion offense. Beilein’s ability to blend the Princeton style sets with modern NBA & NCAA advancements has allowed his teams at Michigan to flourish offensively.
Bo Ryan recently retired from basketball and the former Wisconsin coach had great teams offensively that executed every set and motion they ran as well as his legendary swing offense that really caused defense problems.
Coach K at Duke has been one of the most successful coaches in Division 1 men’s history, as well as one of the best coaches all time including the Olympic level with the men’s nation team. Coach K’s ability to adapt from the style played in the 90’s when he won his first national championship to the modern NCAA game is truly remarkable. Transforming his coaching philosophy to include lots of Horns and Elbow actions really allowed his teams at Duke to flourish offensively.
Kevin Stalling at Vanderbilt has a similar style of play to Michigan’s John Beilein. Coach Stallings blends and adds counters for quick hitters to his offensive motion.
The majority of coaches run sets, but the best offenses are random with no patterns to them and that is what Davidson’s Bob McKillop, BYU’s Dave Rose as well as Notre Dame’s Mike Brey. Each coach has a different style of motion, but the basic actions are very similar with spacing, back cuts, dribble hand offs and now including balls creens.
All of these coaches bring different things to the table for their teams offense, but it truly shows there are multiple ways to win basketball games.
Breakdown of plays in the playbooks:
Michigan Wolverines (John Beilein)-80 Sets
Davidson Wildcats (Bob McKillop)-35 Sets
Wisconsin Badgers (Bo Ryan)-45 Sets
Gonzaga Bulldogs (Mark Few)-31 Sets
Duke Blue Devils (Mike Kryzewski)-56 Sets
BYU Cougars (Dave Rose)-21 Sets
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Mike Brey)-32 Sets
Vanderbilt Commodores (Kevin Stallings)-26 Sets
eBook #2, Stephen F. Austin Playbook
The Lumberjacks use precise cuts, hard screens and selfless passing to get players open.
This playbook covers their man movements and counters he uses to run off of it.
The Playbook also features a variety of baseline out-of-bounds sets that will yield easy baskets or can seamlessly transition into the main motion offense.