By Matt Leon

By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Division III Swarthmore College has a new head men’s basketball coach.  Landry Kosmalski has taken over the program, replacing Lee Wimberly.

Kosmalski, the 31st head coach in program history, comes to Swarthmore via Division I Davidson College where he was a standout player and then an assistant coach.  Kosmalski says this was the right move at the right time.

“I felt Swarthmore was the right place because it’s very similar to Davidson, where I have experience as a former player, student athlete and coach.  So the similarities were great.  Then just being up there on campus, meeting the people, you see how special and unique a place it is.  So all those things put together just made it feel like a really great fit.”

Kosmalski says he will look to implement an up-tempo style.

“That’s the way I like to play and that’s the way we’ve always coached in the places I’ve been.  I’m sure the fans will like that, but besides that I think it’s a very successful style of play, just keeping the pressure on the other team’s defense.  That’s what we’re going to strive for and try to implement right off the bat.”

A great big man as a player, Kosmalski ranks third all-time at Davidson in rebounding (877), 13th in scoring (1,438), and 10th in steals (121).
Swarthmore, a member of the Centennial Conference, is coming off a 3-22 season.

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