Michael Lavetsky has served as an assistant basketball coach at Penn State Brandywine since 2010.
His main responsibilities include recruiting, scouting opponents and game preparation, in addition to aiding in practice planning, player development, strength and conditioning, academic monitoring and video coordination.
Lavetsky has recruited and developed numerous all-conference and
all-American players, while mentoring multiple 1,000-point
scorers. During his time at Brandywine, Lavetsky helped guide
the team to the PSUAC Tournament in four-of-five years, including
two final four berths. The Lions have also been ranked in the USCAA
top-10 during that time.
Lavetsky played basketball at the high school and collegiate levels, achieving all-star honors. Notably, he was a member of the 1997-98 Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference championship team at Penn State Scranton before transferring to NCAA Division II West Chester University in 1999, where he was a walk-on invitee. A 2002 graduate of West Chester, Lavetsky earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice before receiving his master's degree in counselor education from the University of South Florida in 2006.
Prior to joining the PSU Brandywine athletic staff, Lavetsky served as a varsity boy's basketball coach at Earl J. Lennard High School (2007-2008) and Bloomingdale High School (2008-2010) near Tampa, Florida before relocating back to the Philadelphia area.
He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified secondary school guidance counselor and is currently employed as a guidance counselor at Upper Darby High School.
He lives in Media, Pa., with his son, Michael Lavetsky, Jr.
Coach Lavetsky can be contacted at [email protected].