Lincoln College has formally named Jason A. Armstrong as its twenty third head males’s basketball coach, following his profitable stint because the interim head coach, the college introduced Friday.
Armstrong was appointed interim head coach in June 2022, succeeding two seasons because the affiliate head coach, a 17-15 report, and an unprecedented journey to the CIAA Match championship recreation, a primary within the College’s historical past.
“Jason’s demonstrated management, recruiting experience, and talent to domesticate our younger males into athletes had been key components in his official appointment,” mentioned Lincoln AD Harry Stinson III.
Reacting to his official appointment, Armstrong mentioned, “I’m honored and grateful for the belief positioned in me by President Brenda Allen and Athletics Director Harry Stinson. We made historical past final season, and whereas the ultimate consequence wasn’t what we hoped, the expertise has fueled a starvation in our gamers that I consider will propel us ahead.”
Armstrong’s teaching profession spans numerous ranges, starting on the Riverside Church Hawks AAU Program in Harlem, transferring to La Salle Academy Excessive Faculty, then to Bloomfield Faculty earlier than his seven-year stint at Dominican Faculty. He was named among the many Prime 10 D2 Black Assistant Coaches within the nation by the Minority Coaches Affiliation in 2020.
A former participant himself, Armstrong’s basketball profession began at LaSalle Academy Excessive Faculty and continued at Dominican Faculty. He concluded his participant journey on the College of the District of Columbia, incomes a Bachelor’s Diploma in Communications. Armstrong later labored at BET earlier than venturing into teaching.
“Our objective is to construct on the success began by Coach Corey Lowery. I’m excited to raise Lincoln College’s program academically and athletically, aiming for delight and distinction each on and off the courtroom,” Armstrong mentioned.