One of the top junior college coaches in the country is making the move to Brockton as Mark Leszczyk was named the next Massasoit Community College women’s basketball head coach, recently announced by Athletics Director Julie Mulvey.
Leszczyk boasts one of the most successful NJCAA women’s basketball coaching resumes in the country, owning an overall record of 264-78 (77.2 winning percentage) in 14 years coaching at the junior college level.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Leszczyk join our athletics staff here at Massasoit,” Athletics Director Julie Mulvey said. “Mark’s resume speaks for itself and he has showed national success at the NJCAA level throughout his coaching career. Not only has he shown incredible success on the court, he is excellent at promoting his student-athletes to go on and play at the next level.”
Over the last 11 years, Leszczyk was the head coach at Roxbury Community College, where he led more than a decade of dominance with the Tigers. During that span of success, Leszczyk coached the Tigers to six NJCAA National Championship appearances, making the finals on five occasions and winning the title in 2015-16. He also captured six Region 21 Championships, tallied seven seasons of 20-or-more victories and won nearly 79 percent of his games at Roxbury, posting a 209-57 overall record.
Leszczyk has coached nine NJCAA All-Americans, two National Players of the Year and earned three National Coach of the Year awards. The first coaching accolade earned was the “Rawlings” National Coach of the Year in 2013 awarded to only one junior college coach in the country. He also garnered the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Coach of the Year award in 2015 and the NJCAA Division III Coach of the Year in 2016.
In addition, since 2012-13, Roxbury went an incredible 66-3 against Region 21 Division III opponents during the regular season under his watch.
“I am extremely excited to join the athletic department at Massasoit,” Leszczyk said. “I have known Athletic Director Julie Mulvey for many years and you would be hard pressed to find a stronger advocate for women’s college basketball and for the mission of Junior College athletics than Julie. We look forward to working as a team and bringing this program into national prominence in a very short time.”
Prior to his time at Roxbury, Leszczyk spent four years coaching at former NJCAA Division II member Dean College, three seasons as head coach, where he posted a record of 55-21.
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Leszczyk served for four years in the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating from Johnson High School. In addition, he founded the Ocean State Pride Amateur Athletic program and is the Vice President of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.Mark Leszczyk NJCAA