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Episode 236: Paul Sather, Heart Touches, Don Meyer, and Effective Terminology
Episode 2365th October 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Paul Sather, University of North Dakota Head Coach


University of North Dakota head coach Paul Sather joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on heart touches, Don Meyer, and effective terminology.


Armed with a collegiate coaching résumé that includes 24 years and a head coaching record of 303-169 Sather has built a pair of national-contending basketball teams at his two head coaching stops, Black Hills State and Northern State. Prior to that, he was a five-year assistant at Northern State, his alma mater, under legendary head coach Don Meyer.


Paul Sather had tremendous success at Northern State University. In his last year as head coach, the Wolves were the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament champions, finishing the league schedule with an 18-4 record, part of a 30-6 league mark in the past two seasons. Sather's team led the NSIC in scoring defense, scoring margin, 3-point field goal percentage defense, and assists. In addition, NSU sat sixth nationally in 3-point field goal percentage.



1:00 - Working with Don Meyer

5:00 - Favorite Quote

7:00 - Coaching at Different Levels

11:00 - Heart Touches

14:00 - Heart Touch Goal

16:30 - Footwork

19:00 - Getting to the Paint

22:00 - Developing a Post Player

24:00 - Motion Concept

28:00 - Fronting the Post

29:20 - 30:04 - Membership Sales Ads

30:00 - System of Talk

33:00 - S.V.P.T.A.M

36:00 - Emphasize Communication

38:00 - Three Point Shooting

40:00 - Wall Ups

42:00 - No Angles

45:00 - Know Your Personnel

47:00 - Dork and Opponent Terminators

52:00 - Giving Structure

53:00 - Changing Defense

55:00 - Conclusion


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