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Dave Nedbalek

University of Texas at Tyler Men's Basketball Contributor since 07/03/17

About Dave Nedbalek

Dave Nedbalek is currently the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at The University of Texas at Tyler. Dave was hired by UT Tyler Head Coach, Jamon Copeland in July of 2016. His duties include high school recruiting, video coordinator, opponent scouts, and director of creative content. During his first season at UT Tyler Coach Nedbalek helped lead the Patriots to tie the second best season record in school history, and saw 5 players nominated for American Southwest Conference honors.

Prior to joining UT Tyler’s staff, Coach Nedbalek was the Head Boys Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at King’s Academy Christian School in Tyler, Texas. During his 4 years at King’s Academy Coach Nedbalek helped lead King’s Academy to four straight state tournament appearances, as well as coached 12 first-team all state, 11 second-team all state, 7 honorable mention, and the overall league Co-MVP. Coach Nedbalek compiled a record of 73-27 in four seasons as Head Coach. Coach Nedbalek was also named Coach of the Year in 2011, and 2012 and was selected to coach the Texas Christian Athletic League Eastern All-Star team in 2015.

Coach Nedbalek is native to Tyler, Texas attending high school and playing at All Saints Episcopal and Robert E. Lee High School before playing one season at Ouachita Baptist University. Coach Nedbalek lives in Tyler with his wife Nikki.

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Sample: Step Up

Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Sample: Step Up

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is another preview of an action that is beautiful that occurred organically in the Texas Tech motion offense. Of all the actions we prepare our team to guard, we don't guard post up defense to pin down into a double step-up ball screen very well. This action puts great pressure on the rim because of both the athletic ability of Tariq Owens and the vision and beautiful pass by Matt Mooney. Blog Posts: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert National Championship Game Preview: Texas Tech XsOs See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Sample: Kitchen Sink

Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Sample: Kitchen Sink

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is a sample of the Texas Tech true motion offense. This is not a set play but a picture of the sequences of actions you will have to guard when facing them. In one possession you have to guard: a drag screen, flare screen, slipped step-up screen, a pick & pop, and one last flare screen by the 5 to empty the paint. The spacing struggles at times but they force you into uncommon situations and actions that it presents the opportunity for miscommunication and scoring opportunities. Blog Posts: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert National Championship Game Preview: Texas Tech XsOs See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Floppy Flare

Texas Tech Red Raiders - Motion Floppy Flare

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is a sample of the organic nature of the Texas Tech offense. It is hard to know whether or not this is a designed action after the floppy with Culver due to the constant player freedom to screen off ball at any time but this does give you a preview of the certain type of actions you will be responsible to communicate through and guard when playing vs. Texas Tech. Blog Post: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - Iverson Point Ricky

Texas Tech Red Raiders - Iverson Point Ricky

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is another simple set that has high volume results. Depending on how the defense plays back-screens you can save this wrinkle for a key moment to get a great shooter a shot. If the defender is jumping to the ball and getting through the backscreen first the cutter can simply cut back out on the weak side for a wide open fade. The big can read the catch and go right into a step up screen if there is no advantage on the catch as well. A great wrinkle would be to slip your 5 man on the down-screen if there is switching or miscommunication. Blog Post: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - Hot Action

Texas Tech Red Raiders - Hot Action

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is an extremely difficult action to make x5 guard but is incredibly simple to run. We call this "Hot Action" which is a back screen off-ball, followed immediately by an on-ball screen. If the big tags the cutter on the back-screen as he should, unless they are switching, this puts him late to his ball screen coverage. Simple, yet effective. Blog Post: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert See More

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Basketball Play - Texas Tech Red Raiders - 25 Rub

Texas Tech Red Raiders - 25 Rub

Dave Nedbalek 04/08/2019

This is a very simple way to put 5's defender in a tough situation and a step behind a quick strike action. Notice the motion principles staying true off-ball with Culver adding the flare screen after 2's brush screen on 5. If x5 jumps to coverage early your big can slip to the rim wide open. As with most of Tech's offense were never 100% sure what is a natural occurrence in their true motion offense but nonetheless, this is a simple effective way to help your big arrive alone. Blog Post: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert See More

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Basketball Play - Ohio State Buckeyes - Weave Point Wide Fan

Ohio State Buckeyes - Weave Point Wide Fan

Dave Nedbalek 03/26/2019

Love this set. I am a huge fan of getting skilled bigs at the top of the key with the ball and space. The misdirection to begin softens the defense up and then there are countless possibilities you can finish this set with. I love the natural push of the drive off of the weave and Chicago action handoff into the flare on the weak side. That flare can be easily mis-guarded and result in a slip and a wide open layup for the screener. I love the built in throw-back, or "shake" action with the ball screen, roll, and corner lift as well. A lot of bang for your buck with this one. See More

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Basketball Play - Ohio State Buckeyes - Weave Euro Chase

Ohio State Buckeyes - Weave Euro Chase

Dave Nedbalek 03/26/2019

This set involves a great amount of false motion that can easily be used to create scoring opportunities if you look to exploit any missteps. Have your players not rush the backdoor cuts especially on the weak side opposite of the big as this is a viable scoring cut. If there are any miscues on the handoffs the ball handler can easily fake the handoff and have a wide open lane to the rim. There are lot of great counters you could run out of this such as turn the last backdoor cut into a smash cut or even cross screen for a throwback post feed. See More

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