Joe Golding, ACU: High/Low Offense Executionby Texas High School Coaches Association
Coach Joe Golding lectures on the basic setup and execution of the High/Low Offense during the 2019 THSCA Convention. The high/low is designed to create scoring opportunities around the rim and can be utilized with undersized post players. Coach Golding discusses the basic actions of the offense and also teaches how to flow into the offense out of transition and half court entries. In addition, Coach Golding shares how to incorpate ball screening actions within the offense to add an additional scoring option.
Former Abilene Christian letterman and assistant basketball coach Joe Golding is in his seventh season as the head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater.
The 2017-18 season was a historic one for ACU as the team had the highest win total (16) since the 2007-08 squad won 20 games. The Wildcats earned a berth in the collegeinsider.com (CIT) Tournament, the program’s first national postseason tournament at the NCAA Division I level, and its first national tournament appearance of any kind since the reaching the 1998-99 NCAA Division II national tournament.
Before returning to Abilene prior to the 2011-12 season, Golding coached the previous three seasons for head coach Steve Shields at Arkansas-Little Rock, helping the Trojans to the Sun Belt Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Division I national tournament. In addition to his normal coaching duties – which included working with the UALR guards – Golding was the Trojan's recruiting coordinator.
Golding joined the UALR coaching staff on July 1, 2008, bringing with him nine years of coaching experience at the junior college and high school levels. Prior to joining the Trojans, Golding spent three seasons (2005-08) as the top assistant to head coach Jason Copeland at Abilene Christian, where his primary duties included recruiting, scouting and on-floor coaching. A former point guard at ACU from 1994-98, he was also responsible for coaching the Wildcat guards.
In 2007-08, Golding helped guide the Wildcats to a 20-9 record, marking the program's first 20-win season since the 1998-99 campaign. The 2007-08 ACU squad qualified for the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time since 1998, Golding's senior season.