Leonard Pitt announced as the Director of Athletics for New York campus

Leonard Pitt announced as the Director of Athletics for New York campus

Senior Athletic Director for all ASA campuses, Kenney Wilcox, has appointed Leonard Pitt as the Director of Athletics for New York campus effective August 24th 2018.

"I would like to thank Provost Dr. Shanthi Konkoth and Kenney Wilcox for this opportunity.  I am really happy to join the Avengers Athletic department and I'm looking forward to growing and building off last year's success as a program," said Leonard Pitt.

Pitt joins ASA after spending the last 5 years working for New York Sports Clubs as Corporate Account Executive. In additional to his corporate experience, Pitt brings over 18 years of experience as a Men's Assistant Coach with stops at Bishop Loughlin HS, LIU Brooklyn, Miami Dade, Suny Old Westbury and Martin Van Buren HS.

In the 2012-2013 season, Leonard Pitt joined Bishop Loughlin High School as the Assistant Coach for the Boys Varsity Basketball team and went to the CHSAA Championship Game the same year.  In the next season, Bishop Loughlin would win the 2014 Brooklyn Queens Diocesan Championship, while once again advancing to the CHSAA championship game.  In the 2015-2016 season, the team won the 2016 Brooklyn Queens Diocesan Championship again, and were runner-ups in the AA championship.

At LIU Brooklyn, Pitt worked on scouting, recruiting, film exchange, and team travel.  In his first and last year as Blackbirds assistant basketball coach, he helped to lead the team to the conference semifinals.

Prior to LIU, Pitt spent three seasons as an assistant coach at SUNY Old Westbury under Bernard Tomlin. While at Old Westbury, Pitt played an instrumental role in in the Panthers' success from 2002-04. In three seasons at Old Westbury, Pitt and the Panthers posted three winning seasons and earned a pair of postseason tournament bids.

Pitt's coaching career began with a stint as the assistant coach at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, N.Y., from 1996-2001. An advocate of half-court man-to-man defense, he also coached the Running Rebels AAU squad from 1998-2001.

Pitt graduated from Adelphi University in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in economics and earned a master's in sports management in 1996. Prior to getting into coaching, Pitt worked as a marketing and basketball operations intern for the New York Knicks during the 1995-96 season and has also worked as an account representative for IKON Office Solutions.

Pitt and his wife, Jen, currently reside in Floral Park, N.Y., with their son Ayden age 15.