Thursday, May 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College has named Kevin Siroki ('93) its new head men's basketball coach. Siroki previously was the athletic director and the head men's basketball coach at Galen University in Belize, Central America. Siroki, the team MVP as a senior and three-time letterwinner at point guard for the Titans in 1990-93, guided Westminster to a 58-29 record during his four years as an undergraduate.
"It's a dream come true, really," said Siroki. "There have been a lot of great coaches before me. I want my players to work as a family, that's the Titan tradition. Having a family atmosphere that includes alumni and past players coming to the games and being part of the program is important to me."
Siroki will bring a wealth of experience from the national level as well as the collegiate arena. Siroki has earned multiple championships and awards in professional international basketball, as a player and as a coach, over the past 10 years. Prior, Siroki was the assistant men's basketball coach at Tiffin University (00-01) and Westminster (1998-2000).
"I am very pleased and excited that Kevin has accepted our offer to be the next men's basketball coach at Westminster," said the school's athletic director Jim Dafler. "Everyone who knows Kevin knows of his tireless energy, his enthusiasm and positive attitude, his passion for competition, and his love for Titan basketball. I am confident the student-athletes he coaches will come to display most, if not all, of these same characteristics."
"I will bring passion and enthusiasm for the game to Westminster," Siroki added. "My coaching philosophy is based on the mentality of ‘Play hard, smart, and together.' I'm ready to get to work."
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.