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Michael Jagacki has already been apart of 3 trajectory changing programs in his short coaching career. He is an innovator on the defensive end, a relationship builder with his student-athletes and a powerful brand maker in the industry. Jagacki is the author of Lockdown Defense : Developing Elite Defenders which was released in 2021 and rose to #11 on Amazon's Best Basketball Books. He is also the creator of his Youtube Channel which has amassed over 4.5 million views and over 31k subscribers. Jagacki has presented at several coaching clinics where the pre-registrations for his talks has surpassed 6000 attendees. He conducts specialized camps for basketball teams to improve their defensive fundamentals during the off-season and consults with several coaches throughout the season. Coach Mike has gained experience and insights through a coaching journey that has touched all levels of basketball, from Division 1 to youth leagues, and has coached both on the male and female sides of the game. With the mindset of a life-long learner and the passion to help others succeed, Michael Jagacki is committed to sharing the game and improving those around him. 

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The Lockdown Book

Lockdown Defense : Developing Elite Defenders


4.5 on

"A must read for any coach looking to improve his or her defensive approach and scheme. Coach Jagacki is a rising star in the basketball world!"

​ - Steve Lanpher : Head Coach : Randolph College

Over 2000 Copies Sold

Top 10 Amazon Basketball Book

Notable Shout-Outs


Chris Oliver


Frank Martin


Books with Beste

Andrew Cobian


Jaycob Ammerman

Speedy Claxton

Coaching Journey...

Basketball Leather

SUNY New Paltz Men's Basketball

Assistant Coach


  • Assisted program to first Conference Championship in 2023-24

  • Helped program set season win record with most wins in 2023-24

  • Assisted program to best start in history 2022-23

  • Lead defense to Top 5% ranking in all of Division 3 in 2023-24

  • Helped program achieve first NCAA Tournament appearance

  • Defeated nationally ranked opponent (#5), achieved regional ranking, and had the best player retention in Conference for both years

​Responsible for all aspects of team defense, aided in all opponent preparations, and assisted in recruiting.

Personal Training

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Multiple players have worked with Coach Jagacki in private, partnered and small group training sessions. Each workout is tailored to the specific athlete from a detailed film study and breakdown. 

Notable clients included: Sean East II @ Mizzou, Rudy Fitzgibbons III @ The Citadel, Jovan Zelenbaba @ Northwestern St, Rodney Carson Jr @ New Orleans U, Kyree Brown @ Seattle, Tyrek Williams @ Catawba, and multiple D2, D3 and JUCO players.

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The Lockdown Camp

College and High School programs have had Coach Jagacki come in for a week long camp with their players focused on Developing their team's Individual Defense. 

Typical Week: 5 Days, 3 Hours a Day


Session Includes: Film Breakdowns, Agility Workouts, Defensive Technique and Drills in whole group and small group settings

Primary Focus: On Ball, Closeouts, Post, Recovery & Defending Offensive Actions - On and Off the Ball

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Appearances & Following


Over 30,000 Subscribers

More Than 4.5 Million Views

"The Best Basketball Channel out there!"

"Finally someone is talking about defense."

"Thank u coach! You have taught me so much. I am the best defender on our team because of you."

"The attention to detail on this channel is unreal. You make me better every video. Def changing the way we all see defense!"

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The Lockdown Defense Podcast


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Other Appearances...

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Guest: Lockdown Defense with Michael Jagacki

Championship Vision Basketball

Special Guest: Mike Jagacki Founder of Lockdown Defense









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Website & Products

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The Lockdown Ladder + Footwork Training Video


Online Clinics

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Packets + Teaching Tapes

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"Coach Jagacki is truly in a class of his own when it comes to defensive philosophy and strategy. But what truly makes him special is his understanding of culture, his player relationships and his constant innovation of tactical schemes. He is always pouring into the team and finding ways to get an edge."
Jared Goldstein
Head Coach - Middlesex High School Boys
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