Kim Lusk
Kim Lusk
Title: Women's Basketball Head Coach
Phone: 845-398-4026
Previous College: Southern Connecticut '99

Coach Lusk enters her 10th year at the helm of the Lady Spartans.  In 2016-17, the Spartans finished tied for 2nd place in the highly competitive ECC and advanced to the ECC semi-finals for the 5th time in Coach Lusk's tenure.  Last years squad posted a 19-11 record, including Lusk's 200th career coaching win.  

In 2015-2016, the Spartans finished 18-11 advancing to the post season for the 8th time in Lusk's time at STAC.  The Spartans lost a heart breaking, 69-68 game to ECC Tournment host UDC in the quarter-finals. 

Lusk's best season with the Lady Spartans came in 2010-11 when she guided STAC to a Regular Season Championship and a 22-8 record.  Lusk was named the ECC Coach of the Year as well as the Met Division II Coach of the Year in 2011.  In 2011-2012, the Lady Spartans enjoyed another successful season finishing 3rd in the East Coast Conference and advancing to the conference championship for the first time in recent years, before falling to Dowling College, 59-54.  

Prior to STAC, Lusk served as Head Women's Basketball Coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology.  During her first four years as the head coach, the program was a Division II member of the Central Atlantic Conference.  In those years, Lusk produced a win/lose record of 63-49.  Lusk's third season (2004 - 05) saw the Highlanders post a program-best 18 wins and earn NJIT women's basketball its first postseason berth beyond its own conference tournament (2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Championship Tournament).  

In her final season at the helm of the program (2006-07), NJIT began the process of reclassifying to NCAA Division I, where they Highlanders finished 4-24 as an independent member. Lusk piloted NJIT to its first Division I win in the third game of the season, a 91-70 victory over Norfolk State.  Following the 2006-2007 season, Lusk took one year off to spend time with her young family.

In her first season at NJIT (2002-2003), Lusk, who was named "interim" head coach, was 24 years old and was noted as one of the youngest Division II coaches in the country.  She guided NJIT to a 16-12 record, tying the existing school record for victories in a season, and advanced the team to the conference tournament semi-finals.  The "interim" tag was removed from her coaching title in April 2003 and she was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics at the same time.

Before being named Head Coach at NJIT, Lusk spent one year as the top assistant for NJIT, in which she helped turn around a program that had only won four games the previous season.  Prior to NJIT, Lusk spent two years as a graduate assistant at the University of New Haven where she completed her MBA with a concentration in Sports Management. 

Lusk was a four-year point guard and two-year captain at Southern Connecticut State University, graduating in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  She broke the Owls school record for assists in a game(15) as a junior, and was named to the New England All-Conference team her junior and senior year.   

Lusk resides in West Nyack, NY with her husband, Jim, and their four children; Madison (12), Kallie (11), Jackson (5) and Justin (1).