All in With Allison – Butler takes the court

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

Butler High School has been represented at Point Park in many ways since its founding in 1960.

The Globe has had its fair share of Editor-in-Chiefs that attended Butler, as well as athletes, coaches and students.

My columnist predecessor and Editor-Emeritus, Josh Croup, went to Butler, and I myself am a Butler alum.

Now, I may be biased toward the Golden Tornadoes, but Butler is not all that bad of a place. During my time there, I played varsity basketball under head coach Joe Lewandowski.

Point Park just hired someone to be the new men’s basketball coach – a man named Joe Lewandowski.

I never thought my one-time basketball coach would ever attend college with me, yet here we are.

Speaking of basketball and Butler connections, women’s basketball coach Tony Grenek also attended Butler during his high school years. He returned in 2001 as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Butler County Community College (BC3). There, he turned a 5-25 team into regional champions, claiming the NJCAA Region 20 championship his
first season.

Lewandowski also has an impressive resume of coaching under his belt. He first played for BC3, where he earned All-American status at the junior college level, then played two years of professional basketball in Denmark. He returned to the United States to coach at a variety of stages – from Butler High School and BC3 to national-stage AAU teams and USA Basketball 3 vs. 3.

With both the men’s and women’s teams in the hands of Butler alumni, Butler blood runs deep at Point Park, and now it is getting ready to take the court for the 2018-19 season.