Josh Schertz

Josh Schertz (born July 5, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Saint Louis Billikens
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Lincoln Memorial record: 337-69 (.830)
Indiana State record: 66-40 (.623)
Saint Louis record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 403-109 (.787)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Saint Louis
2021-2024 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 Jacob Schertz
  • Born July 5, 1975
  • 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
    • Led the Sycamores to an outright MVC title in 2024, the program’s third-ever and first since 2000; Schertz was named MVC COY and won the Hugh Durham Award as the nation’s top mid-major HC – the team won 32 games and were NIT Runner-up
  • Left ISU in April 2024 to become the new head coach at Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10

Josh Schertz Coaching Tree

  • Jeremiah Samarrippas (Lincoln Memorial)


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