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Basketball Coaching 401 (EDEX 178)

This course will not be offered after the Summer 2014 term.  Click here for details.

Course Overview

3 Semester Hours of Credit

Basketball Coaching Methods is designed to help high school level coaches identify and express their individual coaching philosophies. You will be challenged to evaluate your own communication and motivational skills by examining how some of the top coaches in the profession function and run their respective teams. We will look at cutting edge teaching techniques, as well as principles that have proven successful over decades. We will break down some of the most successful systems and ideas that are currently being executed by many of the nation's most successful coaches.


Chad Buchanan, NBA Scout; Former Assistant Basketball Coach Drake University, Des Moines Iowa; Former Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel, Kansas City Knights, Kansas City, Missouri; Former Assistant Coach, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa

Featuring Video Segments by the Following:

  • Eric Musselman, Coach, Sacramento Kings
  • Kevin Eastman, Assistant Coach, Boston Celtics
  • Jay Bruno, Coach, DePaul University
  • Steve Smith, Coach, Oak Hill Academy
  • Bruce Weber, Coach, Illinois University
  • Geno Auriemma, Member, Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Brian Gregory, Coach, University of Daytona
  • Jim Boeheim, Coach, Syracuse University
  • Morgan Wooten, Coach, DeMatha High School
  • Gary Williams, Coach, University of Maryland
  • Lon Kruger, Coach, University of Nevada-Las Vegas