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CHN's Coaching Week

Agnus Berenato Tricia Floyd Dan Hipsher Greg Kraley Tanya Haave Art Prevost Bobbi Morse

February 26th, 2003

Question #2: Do you feel offenses should be catered to players, or that you should try and mold players to fit a set offensive system?

Agnus Berenato (Georgia Tech):  I think every coach has a philosophy: run, half-court sets, etc. but I think you need to adjust your style to fit your players-however, you cannot be an up-tempo coach if you don't believe in it.

Tricia Floyd (SIU):  I recruit players to fit the style I want to play.  If I have a scorer, I certainly want the ball in their hands more and give that player more opportunities. 

Tanya Haave (Colorado):  I believe that tweeking offenses and offensive sets to fit what players do best is more beneficial than trying to mold players to certain offenses.  Trying to mold players to do something that they aren't particularly good at is setting them up to fail in some respects.  By setting up offenses that play into players' strengths, you are getting the most out of players so in this sense a coach isn't necessarily "catering" an offense to players, rather getting the most out of your players.

Daniel Hipsher (Akron):  I think you can tweak your system to fit the guys you have. That is the challenge--giving kids the best chance to be successful. 

Greg Kraley (Akron): Offenses should be adapted to players strengths.

Steve Mergelsberg (Rutgers-Newark):  You adjust your offensive patterns to the type of talent
you have for that season. I try and make use of size, quickness, ability and intelligence. What will work for one team, may not work for another, so you adjust.

Arthur Prevost (Akron):  I think as a coach you should have a system in place, the system should be flexible however, to your players. For instance if you run a motion offense and your kids cant quite catch on, then your motion should include some set patterns that will allow your best players to function. 

Continue to the next question:

Question One:  The biggest force in creating your coaching philosophy has been..

Question Two:  Do you feel offenses should be catered to players?
Question Three:  Who do you feel is the most original  X's and O's coach out there?  What's the wackiest play you've ever seen work?

Question Four: Do you change your approach for road games?

Question Five: Breaking down basketball into three simple maxims..
Question Six: What's your most trusted teaching drill and why?

We'd like the following coaches for their help in CHN's Coaching Week.  Agnus Berenato (Georgia Tech), Tricia Floyd (SIU), Tanya Haave (Colorado), Daniel Hipsher (Akron), Greg Kraley (Akron), Bobbi Morse (SLU), Arthur Prevost (Akron). Special thanks goes out to Steve Mergelsberg (Rutgers-Newark)

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