Episode 182: Ben McCollum, The Defense Will Show You What To Do and Love Your Player’s Strength

1:14:41
 
Share
 

Manage episode 302905827 series 2505186
By Chris Oliver | Sports Drink. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Guest: Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State Head Coach

Northwest Missouri State head coach Ben McCollum joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights in his coaching, including how the defense will show you what to do and how love your player's strengths. McCollum is quite simply one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all-time.

Over the past five seasons, McCollum has guided Northwest to a mark of 159-8 and three NCAA Division II national championships (2017, 2019, 2021). Over the past three seasons, Northwest has gone 97-3. McCollum has guided the Bearcats to eight straight MIAA regular season titles and five consecutive MIAA tournament crowns. In 12 seasons at Northwest, McCollum has an overall record of 300-78.

Northwest captured the program's third NCAA Division II national championship in the 2020-21 season. McCollum guided the Bearcat to a 28-2 overall record. Northwest set an NCAA Elite Eight record by winning its three games by a total of 78 points - the most ever by a Division II national champion. McCollum was named the MIAA Coach of the Year for the seventh time after he helped guide the Bearcats to an MIAA record 21 league victories.

• Career record of 300-78 (183-55 MIAA)

• 2021 NABC Division II National Coach of the Year (4th time - most in NABC Div. II history)

• 2020 NABC Division II National Coach of the Year

• 2019 John McLendon National Coach of the Year (all divisions)

• 2019 NABC, Basketball Times, HoopDirt.com Division II National Coach of the Year

• 2019 Kansas City Sports Awards Coach of the Year

• 2017 NABC and DII Bulletin Division II National Coach of the Year

• Nine MIAA Regular Season Titles (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

• Five MIAA Tournament Titles (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

• 23-5 NCAA Div. II Tournament Record (2017 NCAA National Champions, 2019 NCAA National Champions, 2021 NCAA National Champions)

• Seven-Time MIAA Coach of the Year (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Breakdown

1:00 - How to Stay Motivated

3:00 - Developing Competitiveness

6:00 - Loving team's Strength

12:00 - Hunt Matchup Relentlessly

14:00 - Process of Cutting Off The Ball

21:00 - Playing Pickup

24:30 - Decision by the Screener

27:00 - Philosophy on the Cutter Emptying

30:00 - Compliment

34:00 - Teaching Shooters on Ball Spacing

36:00 - Scouting Report

40:00 - Communicate to his Players

45:30 - Attacking Switches

48:30 - Drawback

52:00 - Eliminating Unnecessary Progressions

56:00 - Teaching

1:01:00 - Talking Too Much in Practice

1:04:00 - Process of Connecting the Game

1:07:00 - Develop a Process Focus Team

1:09:00 - Conclusion

Ben McCollum’s Bio:

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_McCollum

Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachmccollum

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

BetOnline Website:

Website: www.betonline.ag

Best in the West Video Series

Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

185 episodes