Joe Legerski

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Joe Legerski
Joe Legerski in 2016.JPG
Legerski at the Event Center in 2016.
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Current position
Team Wyoming
Conference Mountain West
Record 263–164 (.616)
Biographical details
Born (1957-07-24) July 24, 1957 (age 59)
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Alma mater University of Wyoming (1979)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1984 Rock Springs HS (boys' asst.)
1984–1986 Rock Springs HS (girls')
1986–1987 Western Wyoming CC
1987–1991 Wyoming (asst.)
1991–1998 Utah (asst.)
1998–2003 Utah (assoc. HC)
2003–present Wyoming
Head coaching record
Overall 263–164 (.616)
Tournaments NCAA: 0–1
WNIT:11–4
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
WNIT (2007)
Awards
MWC Coach of the Year (2004)

Joseph Julius Legerski (born July 24, 1957)[1] is the head women's basketball coach at the University of Wyoming.

Coaching career[edit]

Legerski earned a bachelor of science degree in business education from the University of Wyoming in 1979. After graduating from Wyoming, Legerski became a boys' varsity basketball assistant coach at Rock Springs High School, a position he would hold for five seasons.[2] From 1984 to 1986, Legerski was the head women's basketball coach at Rock Springs High School from 1984 to 1986. After one season as head women's basketball coach at Western Wyoming Community College, Legerski was an assistant with the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team from 1987 through 1991.[2]

From 1992 to 2003, Legerski was assistant coach at the University of Utah under Elaine Elliott; he was associate head coach from 1998 to 2003. During his time as an assistant, Utah won three conference tournament championships combined in the Western Athletic Conference (1991 and 1995) and Mountain West Conference (2000).[3]

Named head coach at Wyoming on May 1, 2003, Legerski is the sixth head coach in team history.[4] He has led the Cowgirls to seven 20-win seasons, most recently a 20-11 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the Mountain West in the 2013-2014 season.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Legerski is married and has three children, including stepson Zane Beadles, currently an offensive guard in the NFL.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wyoming Cowgirls (Mountain West Conference) (2003–present)
2003–04 Wyoming 11–18 6–8 5th
2004–05 Wyoming 16–12 7–7 4th
2005–06 Wyoming 21–9 10–6 5th WNIT Second Round
2006–07 Wyoming 27–9 11–5 T–2nd WNIT Champions
2007–08 Wyoming 24–7 12–4 3rd NCAA First Round
2008–09 Wyoming 16–14 8–8 T–5th
2009–10 Wyoming 21–12 9–7 T–5th WNIT Third Round
2010–11 Wyoming 24–9 12–4 3rd WNIT Third Round
2011–12 Wyoming 12–17 7–7 5th
2012–13 Wyoming 24–8 12–4 3rd WNIT First Round
2013–14 Wyoming 20–11 10–8 5th
2014–15 Wyoming 16–14 10–8 T–5th
2015–16 Wyoming 13–16 6–12 T–8th
2016–17 Wyoming 18–8 10–5
Wyoming: 263–164 (.616) 130–93 (.583)
Total: 263–164 (.616)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Joe Legerski". University of Utah. Archived from the original on January 10, 2004. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/utah/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2015-16/misc_non_event/mg-record-book.pdf
  4. ^ Kiggins, Steve (May 1, 2003). "UW goes with Legerski as women's basketball coach". Casper Star Tribune. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Joe Legerski". University of Wyoming. Retrieved July 31, 2016.