Head Coach Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland enters his second season at the helm of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Men's Basketball Program after leading the Bobcats to a 9-16 record in 2010-11.
Strickland comes to Pitt-Greensburg from Baldwin Wallace College where he served as the top assistant coach for the women’s program for the last two seasons. During his two year tenure he helped lead BW to an average of 20 wins each season including a conference championship appearance and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Strickland’s Baldwin Wallace squad knocked off Pitt-Greensburg 52-44 in the first round of the 2009 Division III NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
From 2004-2008 Strickland was the Slippery Rock High School’s Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach. In 2008 he led Slippery Rock to the most wins in the past 30 years of the program and to only the seventh playoff appearance in the school’s history. Strickland was named a finalist for the 2008 Butler County Coach of the Year Award.
Strickland a 1993 graduate of Penn State University played two seasons of collegiate basketball at Penn State Beaver. He left the program with single game records for points (46), assists (12) and 3-pointers (8), scoring over 1,000 points in just two years. A captain during his time at Penn State Beaver he was named to the All-Star teams of both the CCAC and WPCC athletic conferences. Strickland also earned his master’s degree from Slipper Rock University in Sports Management.
A 1989 graduate of Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) High School, Strickland lettered in both basketball and football and was an All-County and All-Greater Rochester selection as a senior in basketball. A native of Henrietta, NY, Strickland and his wife Tracy have four children Taryn (10), Trey (6), Tayton (4) and Tyler (1).
Asst. Coach Dave Washburn
Entering his 15th year, Dave Washburn has been an assistant coach for the Bobcats since the 1996-97 season, the first season of competition at the four-year level. Washburn has been a valuable asset in recruiting and brings unmatched enthusiasm to his on-the-court teachings.Before his tenure at Pitt-Greensburg, he spent two years as the head coach at Elizabeth Forward High School. Prior to his stint at Elizabeth Forward, he coached in the Gateway School District, beginning as a junior high school coach where he served from 1968-1983. In 1983, he moved up to the High School level serving as the assistant varsity coach for 11 years until becoming the head coach at Elizabeth Forward.
A Clarion University graduate, Washburn taught mathematics in the Gateway School District for 35 years before retiring in 2001. Washburn is married with three daughters and five grandchildren.