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Episode 205: Jared Grasso, Building a Program by Playing with Pace
Episode 2052nd March 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Jared Grasso, Bryant University Head Coach


Bryant University head coach Jared Grasso joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building a program by playing with pace.


Jared Grasso enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Bryant University men's basketball program in 2021-22.


Grasso, the 2021 USBWA District I Coach of the Year, has turned the Bryant men's basketball program around in three short years on the sidelines. Bryant is 40-44 in three seasons under Grasso, after going 23-71 in the three years prior to his arrival. Grasso has helped the Bulldogs grow into one of the region's top mid-major programs and guided the Black and Gold into the mid-major top 25 in 2021 for the first time in eight years.


The 2020-21 season will go down as one of the best in program history for the Bulldogs as they went 15-7 overall, advanced to and hosted the Northeast Conference Championship for the first time in program history, and earned a postseason berth for the second time in DI program history.


Grasso was tabbed to lead the Bryant program after most recently working for the last eight seasons at Iona, where he helped the Gaels to unparalleled success both at Iona and in the MAAC. Prior to Iona, Grasso spent four seasons on the staff at Fordham, including the majority of the final year as interim head coach. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater Quinnipiac.



1:00 - Inherited Three

3:00 - Captive Audience

5:00 - Tim Clews Influence

7:00 - Running a Win

9:30 - Teaching Points

11:30 - Emphasizing For The Point Guard

15:00 - Recruiting Talks

18:00 - Flowing Into Concepts

22:00 - Too Much In Retrospect

25:00 - Diversity of Experience

27:00 - Playing One Way

29:00 - Shooting Test

31:00 - Conditioning

34:00 - Transition Defense

39:00 - Recruiting

46:00 - Evaluate Shooting in Recruiting

48:00 - Toughness

49:00 - Biggest Pieces of Turnaround


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