Point Park names Joe Lewandowski interim men’s basketball coach
Joe Lewandowski has coached basketball at some wide-ranging levels, from high school and community college to national-stage AAU and USA Basketball 3 -vs-3.
Now he’ll take a shot at a NAIA college.
Lewandowski on Tuesday was named interim head coach at Point Park. He replaces Gabe Bubon, who left to take the head boys job at Warren G. Harding High School in Ohio.
Bubon coached the Pioneers for 14 years, the last two as head coach.
Lewandowski is anxious to get started, even if the venture proves temporary.
“Point Park is a school with a long tradition of basketball,” Lewandowski said in a release. “I look forward to leading these men as they move forward into the future. Our job is to develop them into good citizens and help them further their personal journey.”
Point Park noted in a news release that a more extensive search for a “permanent” coach will begin after the 2018-19 season.
“His experience and expertise will provide our student-athletes with an opportunity to improve their skills and compete at a high level,” Point Park first-year athletic director John Ashaolu said.
The role Lewandowski has with USA Basketball keeps him busy. He serves regional head of youth development where he teaches youth coaches ways to improve. He has coached national men’s and women’s 3-vs-3 teams and also has been a coach with John Lucas Basketball Resources for seven years.
A Slippery Rock graduate after earning junior college All-American status at Butler County Community College, Lewandowski is the founder of the PK Flash AAU program and he has coached at Deer Lakes and Butler high schools and Butler Community College.
Before becoming a coach, he played two years of professional basketball in Denmark.