LeShawn Hammett is enters his 3rd season as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Posting A 26-24 Record With 2 Post Season Appearance. Last season the team finished 9-7in the PSUAC Conference and 15-13 overall losing in the PSUAC Conference Final Four.
Last season Coach Hammett had two players who achieved great individual accomplishments. Chris Cantine was named USCAA 2nd Team All-American & Colton Lewis was named 2017 PSUAC Newcomer Of The Year.
He previously 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 tenure 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 three children: Te’onna Hammett (17), LeShawn Hammett Jr. (12) and Michael Hammett (7) Liam Anthony Hammett (1).