LeShawn Hammett enters his 4th season as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The 2017-2018 season was the best season so far in Hammett’s 3 years as Head Coach. This past season the team finished 12-4 in the PSUAC Conference and 18-11 overall losing in the 1st round of the USCAA National Tournament. This past season was also the 2nd time in school history that the program has made it to the National Tournament. Coach Hammett has made the post season all 3 years of his tenure here at PSWB.
Coach Hammett has coached 2 USCAA All-Americans, 5 All Conference Players, 2 Newcomer Of The Year winners and 3 Accademic All-Americans. He also has 2 former players playing professionally abroad (Chris Cantine & Colton Lewis both from his 2016-17 team).
Before Wilkes-Barre he held this same position from 2012-2015 at Cecil College, where he won Region XX and District 14 Coach of the Year awards in 2013. During his tenure at Cecil he won a Region XX championship and went to the 2013 NJCAA National Tournament. While at Cecil he assisted over 18 student-athletes to obtain scholarships to play at the Division One and Division Two levels over a three-year span. Hammett coached a one-thousand point scorer (Donte Adams), who went on to be a 2nd Team NJCAA All-American, and two point guards (Charles Burley and Fat'eem Glenn), who both finished the season leading the NJCAA in assists. He also currently has 6 players from his Cecil stint playing professionally overseas.
Coach Hammett is a graduate of nearby Luzerne County Community College, where he currently ranks as the school’s all-time leading scorer. After a highly successful career at LCCC, Coach Hammett went on to play at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. Subsequently he played professionally in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia for 7 years.
Originally from the Bronx, New York, Hammett is married to Mahogany Hammett and has four children: Te’onna (18), LeShawn Jr. (13) Michael (8) and Liam Anthony (1).