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Kosmalski hire extends UT-Spartan ties


Webb School’s hiring of Landry Kosmalski as new boys varsity basketball coach extends its ties with past hoop success at The University of Tennessee.

While Shelley Sexton-Collier, head coach of the Division II state champion Lady Spartans, is a former Lady Vol under Pat Summit, the Kosmalski name goes back to the Ray Mears coaching era.

Landry Kosmalski’s father, Len, was a center at The University of Tennessee from 1971 to 1974 who went on to play for the NBA’s Kansas City Kings (now Sacramento Kings).

Landry Kosmalski, a former assistant coach at Davidson College (S.C.), his alma mater, has most recently coached both a professional team and a developmental team in Sweden.

“Through personal example and his relationships with his players, we felt that Landry would be best able to impart the lessons in character building, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, and a passion for basketball,” Webb athletic director David Meske said.

“I think that Davidson’s culture and expectations for student/athletes are similar to Webb’s, and I highly value Landry’s experiences in that area and his ability to apply those experiences to Webb’s basketball program.”

Kosmalski was a four-year starter at Davidson (1996-2000) and a two-time first team All-Southern Conference player (1999 and 2000) who played professional basketball in France and Sweden for four years.

 

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