Episode 10: The Ragin’ Cajuns Way with Coach Bobby Marlin

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Episode 10: The Ragin’ Cajuns Way with Coach Bobby Marlin
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The Ragin’ Cajuns Way with Coach Bobby Marlin

Guest: Bobby Marlin, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Bobby Marlin joins the podcast. Marlin is in his 8th season as Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Men's Basketball Head Coach. He has been the architect of a resurgence of the Ragin’ Cajuns as he has led the team to five postseason appearances in the past seven years. With a combined 112 wins since the 2013-14 season, Marlin has helped the Ragin’ Cajuns to their best win total among schools in the Sun Belt Conference. The 2017-18 season was a record-breaking year for the Ragin’ Cajuns as Louisiana won a school-record 27 games and earned its first outright Sun Belt Conference regular-season title since the 1999-2000 season. In the podcast, Coach Marlin discusses practice strategies, offensive and defensive ideas that have shaped his program, and a number of things that has shaped his long success as an NCAA basketball head coach.

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

1:40 - Continuing Process and Never Stop Learning

2:40 - Coach Marlin’s Shifted Basketball Philosophy

6:30 - Love - Building into the Basketball Program

8:00 - Cohesion and Activities that leads from that Love

10:30 - Coach Marlin’s on Player Development

12:07 - Help Screen Players on Player Development Process

14:00 - Coaching Your Best Players

14:30 - Talking about Offense - Ways of Improving over the Years

16:00 - The Dribble Pass Push

16:57 - Pre-Dominant Point Guard

17:30 - Where Players Go in the Traditional Trail?

18:30 - Slower Pace and Expectation of Transition Defensively to other Teams

20:00 - Never Call Timeouts and Decision Making to your Players

21:00 - “Good in Transition on Offense should be Good in Transition on Defense”

21:55 - Good Offense start with a Good Defense

22:15 - Corner Three’s

23:09 - It comes back to the Numbers and Certain Percentages

23:37 - 5 on 2 Drill, Advantage and Disadvantage Drills

26:06 - Example of the Player Executing the Drill

27:30 - Conditioned on Rebounding

29:30 - Coach Chris’s Favorite Advantage Disadvantage Drill

33:00 - Another One Disadvantage Drill for Coach Bob

35:30 - Core Philosophy of Adapt and Change

36:20 - Dig Deeper of 5 on 2 Drill Adaptation

38:30 - Another Good Thing about the 5 on 2 Drill

40:00 - Matching Up Players

40:40 - Philosophy if Coach Bob Didn’t get Any Type of Primary Action

42:20 - Freedom of Players in Terms Advantage Disadvantage

43:55 - Adapting Players to the 24-second Shot Clock

44:55 - Looking into International Games

46:30 - Coach Bob’s Transitioning to become a Head Coach

48:10 - Coach Chris’s Experience before becoming a Head Coach

48:40 - Clinics for Assistant Coaches

 

Bob Marlin’s Social Media

Bio: https://ragincajuns.com/coaches.aspx?rc=895

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/bobbymarlin

 

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