Kelly Lewandowski begins her third season as head coach of the women's basketball team at Salisbury University in 2013-14.
Lewandowski's Sea Gulls advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference 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."
Prior to her stint at Gettysburg she spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach at her alma mater, University of Scranton. Lewandowski helped guide the Royals to a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
The Willow Grove, Pa., native was a four-year letterwinner at
Scranton from 2002-06. Lewandowski appeared in 122 career games for
the Royals and scored over 500 points, pulled down nearly 400
rebounds, handed out nearly 200 assists and collected over 150
steals. The Royals made four straight appearances in the NCAA
tournament, including back-to-back appearances in the Final Four
(2005-06). Additionally, she was a three-time member of the Middle
Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll and spent two seasons as a
member of Scranton's women's lacrosse team.
Lewandowski graduated from Scranton with a psychology degree in 2006, before earning her master's degree in sports and recreation administration from Temple University in 2008.
|Totals||30-23||18-10||2 CAC Tournament appearances|