Head Men's Basketball Coach Delvin Maston
Coach Delvin Maston ("COACH D") enters his second season as the head coach at Lawson State Community College. A native of Manhattan, New York moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1994; where he continued his education graduating from Wenonah High School in 1997 and earned his bachelors degree from Miles College in 2003. Delvin played point guard for the golden bears. After college Coach Maston decided to join the United States Army as an Infantryman. While serving his country, Coach Maston continued to pursue his passion of basketball by playing on the All-Army Basketball Team. Coach Maston is now a retired Sgt. of the United State Army with eight years of experience coaching basketball to include four years on the High School level, two years with the American Basketball Association, and two years on the Collegiate level. Coach Maston hopes that is love, desire and determination to win will inspire others. He is very excited to play a vital role in the development of young men. "Hopefully my competitive nature will transfer onto these young man, not just in sports, but in life." Just as basketball is part of his pride and passion so are his two beautiful children, Malachi, 13 and Danym 9.
Asst. Men's Basketball Coach Julian Springer
Julian Springer arrives at Lawson state community college after working at Division 1 Northern Illinois University. Prior to coaching at NIU, he served as head men's basketball coach at Kankakee Community College for three years making appearances in the region IV championship game all three seasons. The Cavaliers finished the 2014-15 season as the Region IV Tournament Champions while winning back to back Region IV regular season titles. Springer received Region IV Coach of the Year honors and the team finished with a record of 24-9.The 2013-14 Cavalier season ended with a 25-5 record and the team was ranked in the top 25 in the final national poll. KCC finished the season no. 1 in the country in field goal percentage at 53.3%, breaking a school record held since the 1978-79 season. The Cavaliers only allowed 53.8 points per contest, also the best in school history.Prior to his arrival at KCC, Springer served as the head coach at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL for two seasons (2010-2012).Springer led the Golden Eagles to their first winning season in more than a decade, finishing with a record of 20-11 for the 2011-12 season. Springer's only recruiting class improved from last place to second place in the region and recorded the biggest conference turnaround in school history, going from 4-10 in his first season to 9-5 the following season.Prior to becoming a head coach, he spent one season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Jackson State University. That season the Tigers won the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship finishing with a 17-1 record, the best mark in conference history. Jackson State received an invite to the National Invitational Tournament where they traveled to play Mississippi State University in the first round. He coached three All-SWAC performers including SWAC Player of the Year, Garrison Johnson and SWAC Newcomer of the Year, Tyrone Hanson. Springer also spent two seasons as an assistant coach and director of campus recreation at Alma College (Mich.). There, he assisted with a recruiting class that doubled its win total from the previous season.Springer has a bachelor's degree in recreation and a minor in coaching from Southern Illinois University (2005). In 2007, he earned a master's degree in athletic administration while serving as the graduate student assistant coach for the Central Michigan University Chippewas. In 2011, Springer received a master's degree in health, physical education, and recreation from Jackson State University. He and his wife Amber have a son, Julian Jr, two daughters, Jocelyn and Jordan.
Strength Coach, Eric Agee