The Lancaster Bible College Athletic Department has announced a coaching change, as Director of Athletics Pete Beers has accepted the resignation of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Andrew Wingreen effective April 1, 2019.
Wingreen, the 13th head coach in program history, guided the Chargers to a 14-13 overall record this past season. Lancaster Bible won the North Eastern Athletic Conference South Division title for the second straight season, and posted an 11-5 record in conference play. The Chargers lost to SUNY Poly in the NEAC Semifinals, 67-64, before falling by three, 78-75 to Cincinnati Christian in the opening round of the NCCAA Division I Midwest Region Playoffs. One of the team’s biggest wins of the season came on February 2, when the Chargers defeated eventual NEAC Champion Morrisville State, 89-77 at Horst Athletic Center, handing the Mustangs their only conference loss of the season.
“My wife and I are incredibly thankful for the opportunity we had this past season to serve as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Lancaster Bible College,” Wingreen said. “Our family truly enjoyed being a part of the LBC community and we will miss the relationships we have built with so many great people. God clearly opened this door for us, and it has been a privilege to follow that calling in our lives. The opportunity to learn this season as a head coach has been tremendous and it will be exciting to bring those lessons to our next position. As it is said in Proverbs 16:9, ‘The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.'”
Lancaster Bible Director of Athletics Pete Beers thanked Wingreen for his time in Lancaster, and added, “We wish nothing but the best for Andrew, Julie and their girls. I pray that the Lord continues to guide them on their journey.”
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.