Bob Hoffman Mercer Bears BLOB Playbook by Wes Kosel
Attached in this playbook are 3 baseline out-of-bounds plays from Coach Bob Hoffman. Hoffman has over 20 years of college coaching experience and has had success at several programs. He began his college coaching career at Southern Nazarene as the head women’s coach, and led them to the 1990 NAIA Women’s National Championship. From Southern Nazarene, Hoffman took the job as men’s head coach at Oklahoma Baptist. In 9 seasons at OBU, Hoffman never lost more than 9 games in a single season. In 1999, Hoffman took the job at UTPA where he coached for 5 seasons. He then spent time as an assistant at Oklahoma and coached in the American Basketball League and the NBA Development League before taking the head coaching job at Mercer. Two seasons ago, the Bears had a 27 win season and an upset over Duke in the NCAA Tournament. There’s no question, Hoffman can coach at any level.
Bob Hoffman Mercer Bears BLOB Playbook – Box Double
3 steps up the lane line as if screening for 1, then cuts to the corner. 2 passes to 3. 2 steps inbounds as 3 dribbles up towards the wing. 3 dribbles to the top of the key off of a screen from 1. 5 and 4 set a double screen for 2. 2 cuts to the wing for a shot. If 2 isn’t open, he loops around 4 and 5 as 1 cuts to the corner off of the double screen.
Bob Hoffman Mercer Bears BLOB Playbook – Box Option
In option 1, 5 sets a screen for 3 who cuts to the basket. If 3 isn’t open, 2 passes to 4 on the wing. 2 then cuts to the opposite wing off of a screen from 3.
In option2, 2 cuts to the wing off of a down screen from 4.
Bob Hoffman Mercer Bears BLOB Playbook – 1-4 Low Corner Shot
1 pops out to the wing and receives a pass from 2. 5 and 4 then set a double screen for 2 as he steps inbounds. 2 cuts to the wing for a shot.