With Mark Fox, University of Nevada Head Coach; 3X WAC Coach of the Year; 3X WAC Champions.
Coach Fox's mantra is "if you don't defend, you don't play." Holding players accountable for defensive play starts with a commitment to that end of the floor. Coaches need to determine the most effective way to protect the basket. Fox teaches players to take charges to protect the goal. Another key is playing the pass as well as defending the dribble. The one-on-one drill emphasizes tracing the ball with hands. This drill can be done full court or stationary. Defending on the wing takes a square stance while defending the pass and the dribble. The shell drill puts several components of defense together into one drill. This versatile shell drill allows the coach to cover multiple situations that occur in a game. A defender must be able to guard every spot on the floor. Fox teaches his philosophy on teaching the down screen, back screen, on ball screen, curl cut, denying cutters, help side position, one-on-one from the wing, help and recover, getting through screens and the cross screen.
57 minutes. 2008.