Why You Should Listen?
Joe Mazzulla had a simple plan, to get one percent better every day. Following his father’s developmental plan at an early age transformed Joe into a 3 time State Champion and Gatorade Player of the Year in Rhode Island. That success granted him the opportunity to play at West Virginia for two future Hall of Fame coaches in John Beilein and Bob Huggins. Playing PG at West Virginia, he was able to lead his team to an NCAA Final Four.
After his playing career was over, Coach Mazzulla decided to take the lessons he learned on and off the court into his coaching career. He spent five years coaching at the NCAA Division II level and one year serving as an assistant coach for the Red Maine Claws (an affiliate of the Boston Celtics) of the NBA Developmental League. Coach Mazzulla’s successes as an assistant coach led him to recently be named the head men’s basketball coach at Fairmont State University.
In this podcast, you will receive an in depth conversation on strategies he used to develop into Player of the Year in Rhode Island, tips to become a great PG, lessons learned from Coach Beilein and Coach Huggins, how to get players to want to play for you and much more…
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You will Hear In This Podcast
- 1:46- How Joe Mazzulla became Gatorade Player of Year in Rhode Island and won 3 straight state championships
- 6:02- The opportunity to play one year for Coach John Beilein
- 6:51- The process of transitioning from Coach Beilein to Coach Bob Huggins
- 9:10- Key principles that Coach Huggins stresses on defense and rebounding
- 12:37- How Coach Huggins uses the treadmill to stress accountability
- 13:36- The reasons why a strength and conditioning coach is one of the most important parts of a basketball program
- 14:55- How Coach Mazzulla used his redshirt year to develop his basketball IQ and become extension of Coach Huggins
- 18:07- Strategies Coach Huggins uses to get players to want to run through a wall for him
- 20:45- Coach Mazzulla gives tips on how to be a great Point Guard
- 22:29- What Coach Mazzulla learned as being an assistant coach in the NBDL
- 25:35- Coach Mazzulla’s plans on continuing the success as head coach of Fairmont State
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