Josh Schertz

Josh Schertz (born July 5, c. 1976)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Indiana State Sycamores
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Lincoln Memorial record^: 337-69 (.830)
Indiana State record: 34-33 (.507)
Overall record^: 371-102 (.784)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2023)
  • Missouri Valley Regular Season Champion:  0
  • SAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Missouri Valley Tournament Champion:  0
  • SAC (Div II) Tournament Champion:  5  (2011, 2016, 2015, 2018, 2020)
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2016)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  10  (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)


  • Clarence Gaines Award(2016)
  • SAC (Div II) Coach of the Year:  6  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Indiana State
2008-2021 Lincoln Memorial
2003-2008 High Point (assoc. HC)
2001-2003 Queens (NC) (assoc. HC)
1999-2001 Lynn (recruiting)
1998-1999 Florida Atlantic (grad. asst)

Josh Schertz Facts

  • Joshua Schertz
  • Born July 5, c. 1976
  • Hometown: Long Island, New York
  • Alma Mater: Florida Atlantic University (BA, 2000) / Lynn University (M.Ed)
  • Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Schertz was a star tennis player as a kid; his family moved to Florida when Josh was 12 to help with his tennis career and he eventually attended Spanish River HS in Boca Raton
  • Switched from tennis to basketball, spending time playing at County College of Morris (NJ), Weber College (FL) and Piedmont College (NC)
  • Coached at summer camp in Winston-Salem where he was noticed by Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom, who recommended him as a graduate assistant to FAU head coach Kevin Billerman; Schertz spent one season in that role to start his career
  • Worked at the D-II level for the next four years, with two years each as an assistant at Lynn (FL) and two as associate head coach at Queens (NC), the latter under Bart Lundy
  • Followed Lundy to D-I High Point in 2003, spending the next five seasons as his associate head coach there
  • Hired in 2008 to become the head coach at D-II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee
    • Won 836 games in thirteen seasons as the head coach, building the program into a D-II powerhouse
    • Went to ten D-II NCAA Tournaments, finished as National Runner-up in 2016 and returned to the Final Four in 2017 and 2021
    • The Railsplitters won nine SAC regular season titles and five SAC Tournament titles under Schertz
  • In March 2021, Schertz was hired to be the next head coach at Indiana State
    • Improved the team from 11-20 in his first season to 23-13 and a 5th place MVC finish in his second
  • Schertz is Jewish and has been named a finalist for the JCA’s Red Auerbach Award on several occasions through his career

Josh Schertz Coaching Tree

  • Jeremiah Samarrippas (Lincoln Memorial)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels