Tobin Anderson is currently the head coach of Iona University. Most famously, Anderson led the 2022-23 FDU squad to a 21-16 overall record and 10-6 in Northeast Conference play. The Knights earned the NEC's automatic bid and earned two wins in this year's NCAA Tournament, a First Four win over Texas Southern and the first-round win over the Boilermakers. It was just the second-ever win for a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed in tournament history. The year before Anderson's arrival, the Knights posted a 4-22 record.
This video series was recorded with his St Thomas Aquinas team. Tobin Anderson took over St. Thomas Aquinas College, a school that won five, eight and five games the previous three years before his arrival, and turned the program into a national powerhouse. Tobin Anderson’s St Thomas teams won 15 games his first year, followed by 20+ wins every year after his first, including 25+ wins each of the last 5 years.
Coach Anderson is a master coach, especially when teaching and implementing his pressure defense system. His teams press every day, on every make, on every dead ball...and on every missed shot as well.
There is no better coach to learn a pressure defensive system from as Coach Anderson opens the doors and gives you full access to three pressure defense practice videos, one full film session, and an instructional video covering skill development concepts for how they play.
Coach Tobin Anderson does a masterful job in presenting the philosophy and techniques behind having a highly effective defensive pressure team.
Defensive pressure is a key element of success at the highest levels. Defensive pressure feeds directly into offense and is a key in generating easy baskets for your team. Intense defensive pressure has helped St. Thomas Aquinas consistently rank among the top offensive teams in the country.
These videos show you how to implement a high intensity, player-led pressure defense. By empowering players to make decisions on defense, some key benefits that accrue to the defensive side of the ball include:
Basketball is a game of runs. One of the specific goals of Tobin Anderson’s high-pressure defense is to create runs for your team. Against good teams, that may mean a 6-0 run. Against other teams, this defense can lead to 10-point runs or more. How good can your team be if you are consistently gaining a scoring advantage by creating mini-runs throughout the game?
The high level of defensive pressure, fast pace, and a high-scoring offense that this system generates makes for teams that are exciting to watch and gyms that are a nightmare for opposing teams to play in.
Learn how you can help make your team better on offense, better on defense and more fun to watch with this comprehensive video series from Tobin Anderson.
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Currently the head coach of Iona University, Tobin Anderson famously led the 2022-23 FDU squad to a 21-16 overall record and 10-6 in Northeast Conference play. The Knights earned the NEC's automatic bid and earned two wins in this year's NCAA Tournament, a First Four win over Texas Southern and the first-round win over the Boilermakers. It was just the second-ever win for a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed in tournament history. The year before Anderson's arrival, the Knights posted a 4-22 record.
Tobin Anderson was previously the Head Coach of the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans. During his tenure, he has averaged over 23 wins a season, has a .752 winning percentage, and has led his team to six consecutive NCAA DII Tournament appearances. He has also been voted ECC Coach of the Year twice. Coach Anderson has over 16 years of coaching at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
Anderson joined the Spartan staff in 2013, as the 7th head coach in the program's history, bringing over 16 years of coaching experience at the Division I, II and III levels. Anderson comes to STAC after a two year stint as an assistant coach for Division I Siena College. He had an immediate impact with the Saints as he led them to one of the most remarkable seasons in school history. With only a 6-man player rotation, Siena greatly overachieved with an 11-4 home record and a run to the MAAC Tournament semifinals.
Before his time at Siena, Anderson was an established head coach at the Division III level at Hamilton College and Clarkson University. While at Hamilton, he posted a 118-63 record over a seven year span, with a .652 winning percentage.
Prior to arriving at Hamilton, Anderson earned his first head coaching position at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. In his five years with the Golden Knights, he broke the school record for wins, with a 19-10 season in 2001-02.
Anderson has also been a lecturer and clinician at the nation's two most prestigious basketball camps: Hoop Group Elite and Five-Star basketball camp.
Walk through the pressing defensive system so that you can learn the basics and the subtleties that make this system so effective. You’ll learn the keys to player positioning and how to identify and hold players accountable for maximum effort when playing this defense.
You’ll also learn the specific principles and rotations that make the defense extremely difficult to prepare for. By empowering players to make defensive decisions, you increase player buy-in and effort during both practice and games.
As you coach the pressing defensive system, you will also get to coach both sides of the ball so that you are developing press defense and press offense at the same time.
Find out invaluable information about both the White and Black presses in this video. Coach Anderson spends time discussing key terminology like what "X-Out" and "On a String" mean, rotations and trapping rules, initial matchup positioning, how to be unpredictable when trapping, and more. The result from this walkthrough is a pressure defensive system that can be used to disrupt and make an opponent uncomfortable.
Benefits of the pressure system include:
This video establishes the understanding of the pressure defensive system before other videos show different progressions and ways to teach it. Learn more about a winning NCAA coach’s unique system while also seeing how he introduces it to his team for the first time.
Coach Anderson and the STAC program emphasize development for all players. In this video, see how Coach Anderson, develops both offensive skills and defensive skills and his philosophy on development.
Learn various small sided games and drills to develop offensive footwork, playing against pressure, and getting open. By shaping the rules of the games, Coach Anderson shows how to emphasize different concepts or skills. His passion and enthusiasm for teaching the fundamentals is evident throughout this coaching clinic.
Following skill work, Coach Anderson spends time showing their Full Court Shell drill. Using this framework, he shows how you can use it to teach the details of their pressure defensive system and progress from it to teach their pressure defensive system in full.
Coaches will observe how to teach: