with Bob Huggins,
West Virginia University Head Coach; over 600 career wins;
former University of Cincinnati Head Coach,
'00-'01 National Coach of the Year,
Conference USA "Coach of the Decade" (Cincinnati)
Coach Huggins demonstrates the pressure man defense that he has used to consistently win games during his successful coaching career at the University of Cincinnati. Coach Huggins modifies the defensive concepts of the past to neutralize the high-powered offenses in basketball today. He shares his learning experiences of team defense that was taught to him by his father and other legendary coaches and how it has impacted his defensive philosophy. In this video, Huggins outlines the man-to-man rules and also demonstrates the drills he uses to teach his stifling man-to-man defense. Areas covered include: Post defense, trapping, defending screens, defensive rotation, and rebounding. Coach Huggins stresses the importance of making the offensive team uncomfortable by forcing them to alter their shot, taking away direct passes, and putting the offensive team in difficult situations. This is a great overview that provides excellent philosophy and instruction for your pressure defense.
73 minutes. 2004.