Kelly Lewandowski enters her fifth season at the helm for the Sea Gulls in 2016-17 following a successful 2015-16 season where the team posted a .500 record in both conference play (9-9) and overall (13-13).
Lewandowski brought the group back to the CAC playoffs, having done so each year she has been with the team. Throughout the season, Lewandowski coached Julia McLaughlin to a stellar senior season as she was named the CAC Player of the Year, in addition to the D3hoops.com All-Mid Atlantic Region second team.
Lewandowski concluded her fourth season as head coach of the women's basketball team at Salisbury University in 2014-15 with the program's most record-breaking year to date. The Gulls finished the season with a 28-3 overall record, advancing to the Elite Eight of the national tournament, the furthest any team in program history has ever gone. Collecting 17 victories in Capital Athletic Conference play in the regular season, most in league history, and just falling just once, Salisbury collected its fourth league title, first in 13 years. Senior Anna Hackett earned first-team All-American for D3hoops.com, while grabbing honorable mention by WBCA. Hackett also garnered Player of the Year for the region in D3hoop.com and the CAC. Lewandowski was named Coach of the Year for the CAC, along with the region by WBCA and D3hoops.com, before earning Coach of the Year in the ECAC.
Salisbury advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals for the third-consecutive season and finished with a 18-9 record, with a 12-4 mark in league play. Lewandowski coached Anna Hackett and Sarah Seipp to the first and second all-conference teams, respectively. Hackett was also named to the D3hoops.com all-region third team.
Lewandowski's Sea Gulls advanced to the CAC semifinals for the second straight season in 2012-13, also posting their second consecutive double digit win campaign under her watch. Salisbury finished 15-12 overall and 7-5 in the league on the year.
Lewandowski coached sophomore Anna Hackett and senior Katie McGahagan to All-CAC first- and second-team selections respectively. Freshman Julia McLaughlin was named CAC Rookie of the Year, the second Sea Gull to earn the award in as many years. Hackett also picked up D3hoops.com all-region honors on the year.
In her first year at the helm of the Sea Gulls, Lewandowski led SU to its best season in 10 years as it earned the No. 3 seed and advanced to the semifinals of the CAC tournament. Salisbury finished the season 15-11 overall and 11-5 in the CAC, marking it the first time since 2001-02 that the Gulls posted double-digit wins in the league.
Lewandowski coached 2011-12 CAC Rookie of the Year and All-CAC second-team selection Hackett, the first All-CAC choice since 2007-08. Hackett averaged 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game.
Lewandowski was named the 14th head coach in Salisbury history on July 1, 2011 after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. The program posted a 57-23 record (.713) during that span. The team's best performance came during the 2009-10 campaign, as Gettysburg collected 24 victories and advanced to the NCAA Division III "Sweet Sixteen."
Lewandowski graduated from University of Scranton with a psychology degree in 2006, before earning her master's degree in sports and recreation administration from Temple University in 2008.
Coach Lewandowski News
04/08/15 Hackett, Lewandowski earn top honors for ECAC South All-Star Team
03/19/15 Lewandowski named WBCA Division III Regional Coach of the Year
03/16/15 Hackett, Lewandowski tab top honors in D3hoops.com All-Region awards
03/02/15 All-CAC announced; Hackett, Lewandowski claim top honors
11/14/12 Lewandowski to join Coach Wood at Varsity Club Coaches Luncheon
11/20/11 Lewandowski earns first win as Sea Gulls take down Oneonta, 72-57
07/01/11 Kelly Lewandowski tabbed as new women's basketball head coach at SU
Lewandowski's record at Salisbury
|2014-15||28-3||17-1||CAC Champions; NCAA Elite Eight|
|2015-16||13-13||9-9||CAC Tournament Participant|
|Totals||89-48||56-24||5 CAC Tournament appearances;
1 NCAA Tournament appearance