Lincoln University Associate Head Coach Jason A. Armstrong is ranked as one of the top assistant coaches in Division II.
The Minority Coaches Association has ranked the first-year assistant as the sixth best assistant coach.
“It’s no surprise at all that Jason is rated as one of the top assistant coaches in the country,” said Lincoln University head men’s basketball coach Corey Lowery. “He has a championship pedigree, has developed numerous All-Conference players, he genuinely cares about the players, is a great recruiter, and has a great mind for the game. These attributes are exactly the reason I recruited Coach Jay to Lincoln University.”
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.
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 Print Friendly Version