Lincoln University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Corey Lowery has announced an addition to his coaching staff with the hiring of Jason A. Armstrong as the program’s associate head coach.
Armstrong comes to Lincoln University after serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Division II Dominican College for the past seven seasons. During his tenure at Dominican, the Chargers reached four consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship games while claiming back to back CACC championships the last two seasons.
“I am extremely excited to add Jason A. Armstrong to the staff as the Associate Head Coach for Lincoln University’s men’s basketball program,” said Lowery. “Jason has been an integral part of two championship programs at the Division II level. He was a part of two championship teams at Bloomfield College and two championship teams at Dominican College.
“It was very important to me to find a coach that I felt had the experience of winning championships and understood the time and work it takes to build a championship program,” Lowery continued. “Jason has proven that he can recruit high caliber student-athletes at this level, he has developed solid recruiting relationships over the years with high school, prep school, AAU, and Junior College coaches in the Northeast Region. He understands the importance of building strong relationships with administration and alumni, he cares about the student-athletes on and off the court, and I feel this is the next step in preparing Coach Armstrong for a head coaching opportunity when his time comes.”
Armstrong began his coaching career guiding the Riverside Church Hawks AAU Program (Senior Team 18 and under) in Harlem, New York from 2006-2011. His teams won numerous tournaments on the AAU circuit, including Elmcor, Stop the Violence – Memorial Day Tournament, Atlantic City Showcase, NY Blaze Invitational, and the Holcombe Rucker Tournament. Armstrong has also coached at the high school level, serving as the head junior varsity and an assistant varsity coach at La Salle Academy High School (2007-09) before taking the head JV, varsity coach, and Athletic Director jobs at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY.
He moved to the college ranks for two seasons as an assistant coach at Bloomfield College, where the Deacons claimed back-to-back CACC championships as well. He moved to Dominican from Bloomfield College. At Dominican College, Coach Armstrong’s coaching skills flourished, as he served as a recruiter, managed the scouting of opponents, was the academic liaison, and handled player development.
“I am grateful and blessed for the opportunity to be the associate head men’s basketball coach on Coach Lowery’s staff at Lincoln University,” said Armstrong. “I am excited to be a part of the Lion Family and to bring a championship mentality to the program. I can’t wait to get started.”
During the summer, Armstrong works at Basketball City Basketball Camp, Hoop Mountain Elite Camp, NBPA (National Basketball Player Association) Basketball Camp, NBPA/Five Star Basketball Camp, Scout Focus Elite Camp and has served as an Assistant Director of the New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp. This season is dedicated to my mom; Gracie Massenburg, Mike Coffey, and Alton “Craig” Swift.
A 1995 graduate of LaSalle Academy High School in New York City, Armstrong played alongside a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans – Shammgod Wells aka God Shammgod (1995), and Ron Artest (1997) – during his standout high school career. His collegiate basketball career began Dominican College, where he played two seasons – including playing a part of the 1995-96 regular season championship team.
He finished his career at The University of the District of Columbia, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (television/radio) in 2000. Upon graduation, Armstrong accepted a position at Black Entertainment Television (BET), working at the network on the show Rap City Tha Bassment from 2000-2005 before beginning his basketball coaching career.