Waynesburg University announced Friday the hiring of Tim Fusina as the new head men’s basketball coach.
“It is truly an honor to be named head men’s basketball coach at Waynesburg University. I would like to thank the entire search committee, President Lee, new Director of Athletics Adam Jack and Larry Marshall for this tremendous opportunity,” Fusina said in a press release. “I had the chance to speak with the entire team this weekend and they all are excited to get started. I look forward to getting to know them on a more personal level over the next few weeks.”
Fusina, a native of Charleroi, is a 2004 graduate of Geibel Catholic High School and graduated from California University of Pa. in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management Studies. He then earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management Studies in 2008.
Fusina comes to Waynesburg from California Lutheran University, where he coached for two seasons. Fusina also coached at Centenary (N.J.) from 2013-17 and held a number of assistant coaching positions. He also served as compliance director at California Lutheran, was the athletic department budget coordinator and coordinator of athletic events at Centenary and sports information director and assistant men’s basketball coach at Pitt-Greensburg.
Prior to his time on the West Coast, Fusina was the leader of the Centenary men’s program in Hackettstown, New Jersey, from 2013 to 2017. He boasted a winning record over the final three years of his tenure (41-40) that included a 29-25 mark in the Colonial State Athletic Conference (CSAC). Over that same stretch, he put together the first two winning seasons in school history and the first two seasons with winning conference records.
“I think each experience has helped me evolve both as a coach and as a person. I’ve been able to figure out what works and what doesn’t at each spot and intend to continue to develop as a coach here at Waynesburg,” Fusina said. “I am excited for the challenge ahead and look forward to getting to know everyone. I am proud to be a part of the Waynesburg Family.”