NABC Research Committe


NABC Research Grant Program

The NABC sponsors $10,000 in research grants annually, with a maximum of $1,000 each.  These grants are designed to provide positive incentives to basketball coaches to further their profession and to encourage basketball-related research and the dissemination of corresponding results.  For more information, please click on the link below for the NABC Research Grant Program.


Interested in joining the NABC Research Committee?

The NABC Research Committee actively seeks to grow its membership and attendance at its annual meeting.  In accordance with this objective, NABC members are encouraged to attend the annual Research Committee meeting to determine if they would like to join the Research Committee.  The annual meeting for the Research Committee takes place during the annual NABC Convention.

Approved Research Projects


Smith, Daniel E.  (1987)  Evaluation of an Imagery Training Program with Intercollegiate Basketball Players  Abstract

Ryan, Peter  (1989)  Prediction of Free Throw Shooting Accuracy in Basketball  Abstract Article

Brennan, Steve  (1987)  NCAA Division I Basketball Officials Survey  Article

Schuetzle, Ralph K.  (1988)  The Relationship of Free Throw Shooting to Game Outcome  Abstract

Kayajan, James F.  (1988)  NCAA Basketball Rules Changes 1970-1986 and the Effect Upon the Game  Abstract  Partial Paper

Swalgin, Kenneth L.  (1988)  A Computer Assisted Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation System of Individual Basketball Performance by Position of Play for NCAA Division I College Basketball  Abstract  Partial Paper

Kozar, Bill, Myers, Gerald, Mechikoff, Robert, Whitfield, Kenneth & Lord, Russell  (1990)  The Influence of Selected Basketball Game Situations on Free Throw Shooting Percentage: Do the Statistics Support the Strategies? Abstract/Article Article Partial Paper

Andreason, W. Gundar & Jones, J. Richard  (1989)  The Effect of the Three-Point Rule Change in College Basketball  Abstract  Article

Phillips, Dennis  (1990)  The Evaluation of International Basketball Rules and Their Effect Upon the Game  Abstract

Brandenburg, Jim, Mechikoff, Robert A., Francis, Peter R. & Peters, Carolyn R.  (1992)  The Impact of a Basketball Specific Conditioning and Evaluation Program on Vertical Jumping Ability and Injury Prevention  Article

Kohls, Jeffrey J.  (1992)  The Effects of Flexibility Training on Vertical Leap  Abstract  Article  Partial Paper

Jonas, Craig  (1992)  The Three-Point Shot in College Basketball — A Statistical Assessment and Coaching Implications  Abstract Partial Paper

Kozar, Bill, Vaughn, Ross E., Dye, Bobby, Whitfield, Keith E. & Lord, Russell H.  (1994)  Free Throw Importance in Basketball Games  Abstract Article

Few, Mark  (1992)  The Effect of Three Point Field Goal Shooting upon Game Outcome in College Basketball  Abstract

Madagan, Michael  (1993)  Hiring Criteria Used by Division I Head Men’s Basketball Coaches

Hein, Mark  (1993)  Leadership Preferences of Male College Basketball Players  Proposal

Brennan, Stephen J.  (1993)  From “Territorial Guarding” to the Match-Up and Beyond: The Birth and Evolution of the Zone Defense in the Game of Basketball from 1891-1992  Abstract/Proposal Article

Hester, Robin C.  (1995)  Collective and Self-Efficacy and Their Relationship to Team and Individual Performance in Male Intercollegiate Basketball Players  Abstract  Article

LaBate, Raymond  (1994)  A Comparison of the Effects of a Target Rim on the Basketball Shooting Accuracy of Intercollegiate Basketball Teams Article

Schneider, Robert C.  (1994)  The Effects of Rim Base Color on the Shooting Accuracy of Male Junior College Varsity Basketball Players  Abstract  Article Proposal/Partial Paper 

Cox, Ron L.  (1995)  Effects of an Aiming Device on Basketball Shooting Accuracy and Self-Efficacy  Article Partial Paper

De Ferrari, David J.  (1995)  The Coach / Athlete Relationship and its Effect on the Attrition of NCAA Division III Basketball Players  Abstract Partial Paper 

Neidleman, Leon D.  (1995)  Predictive Quantitative Factors in Winning Basketball for Division One College Men  Abstract/Article  Partial Paper

Jonas, Jeffrey J.  (1996)  Perceived Effects of Trash Talking in Men’s NCAA Division I Basketball  Article Partial Paper

Priebe, Brian P.  (1997)  The Relationship Between Turnover Margin and Winning NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Games  Article Partial Paper

Dixon, Samuel L., Jr.  (1997)  A Study of Academic Learning Time – Physical Education and Opportunity to Respond to Determine Teaching Effectiveness of College Basketball Coaches  Abstract  Proposal Partial Paper

Eaton, Scott W.  (1999)  Analyzing Computer Applications in National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Basketball Programs  Abstract  Article Complete Paper

Schneider, Robert C.  (2001)  Effects of Game Variables on the Three Point Shot in Men’s College Basketball   Partial Paper

Blum, Mike  (1998)  Values and Ethics for Basketball

Collenan, Will  (1998)  Decision Making and Stress of College Basketball Coaches

Baker, Robert E.  (2001)  Assessing the Phenomenon of Trash Talking  Article  Partial Paper

Voigt, Mike  (2001)  Sources of Stress and Coping Strategies of NCAA Basketball Referees  Abstract/Article  Partial Paper  Proposal

Brennan, Stephen J.  (2001)  Coping Methods of Male and Female NCAA Division I Basketball Referees under Stressful Game Conditions  Complete Paper

Brennan, Stephen J.  (2005)  The Development of a Recruiting Tool for College Coaches:  Success Factors Scales  Abstract  Complete Report

Van Mullem, Pete & Croft, Chris  (2017)  Examining the Career Path to Collegiate Head Coach  Abstract Article Presentation

Turcott, Ryan J., Boolani, Ali & Smith, Matthew L.  (2018)  Foreign or Domestic?: Exploring United States College Basketball Coaches’ Recruitment Strategies for Prospective Student-Athletes from Abroad  Final Report/Abstract

England, Aaron  (2018)  The Cognitive Structure of the Basketball Free Throw in Adolescent Physical Education Students  Complete Paper

Johnson, James & Scott, Beau  (2018)  Competitive Balance in High School Basketball: An Evaluation of Policy and Non-Policy Factors  Final Report/Abstract