Dave Arseneault Grinnell Pioneers Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached are three set plays from Grinnell College head coach Dave Arseneault. Known best for running “the system”, Arseneault always has his Pioneers scoring fast and scoring often. In 26 years at Grinnell, Arseneault has compiled a 345-257 record and 12 seasons with 15 or more wins. This year was his 27th and the Pioneers averaged 106 points per game.
Dave Arseneault Grinnell Pioneers Offense – Spread
In this play, the Pioneers spread the floor with shooters in the corners. Both post players screen down for the shooters. 3 and 2 cut off of the screens looking primarily for a 3-point shot.
Dave Arseneault Grinnell Pioneers Offense – Trailer Pick
1 dribbles down the right side of the floor as 4 follows into a drag screen. At the same time, 2 runs from the ball-side corner to the opposite wing off of a staggered down-screen from 5 and 3. 1 looks to shoot off of the initial ball-screen or pass to 2 cutting out to the 3-point line. If 2 gets the ball without a shot, he looks to the corner for 4 cutting off of a second staggered-screen from 5 and 3.
Dave Arseneault Grinnell Pioneers Offense – Stagger Triple
2 runs across the floor off of the staggered-screen from 3 and 5. If 4 is ahead of the point guard, he can join in on the screen to set a triple staggered-screen for 2. If 2 doesn’t have anything, he looks to the right as 3 cuts off of a screen from 4 and 1.