Legerski at the Event Center in 2016.
July 24, 1957 |
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|
|1998–2003||Utah (assoc. HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MWC Coach of the Year (2004)|
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. 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.
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).
Named head coach at Wyoming on May 1, 2003, Legerski is the sixth head coach in team history. 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.
Head coaching record
|Wyoming Cowgirls (Mountain West Conference) (2003–present)|
|2005–06||Wyoming||21–9||10–6||5th||WNIT Second Round|
|2007–08||Wyoming||24–7||12–4||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Wyoming||21–12||9–7||T–5th||WNIT Third Round|
|2010–11||Wyoming||24–9||12–4||3rd||WNIT Third Round|
|2012–13||Wyoming||24–8||12–4||3rd||WNIT First Round|
|Wyoming:||263–164 (.616)||130–93 (.583)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
- "Joe Legerski". University of Utah. Archived from the original on January 10, 2004. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Kiggins, Steve (May 1, 2003). "UW goes with Legerski as women's basketball coach". Casper Star Tribune. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- "Joe Legerski". University of Wyoming. Retrieved July 31, 2016.