Frank Marcinek, Head Coach/Assistant Director of Athleti...
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Frank Marcinek finished his 29th season on the Susquehanna sidelines in 2017-18. His career record stands at 417-320 (.566 winning percentage). He picked up win number 400 with an 89-83 win at Catholic on January 25, 2017.
He is the winningest head coach in the 112-season history of the Susquehanna men’s basketball team. When Susquehanna defeated Penn State University-Altoona, 89–77, in the 2003–04 season opener, Marcinek surpassed the mark of 201 wins set by his predecessor—longtime Susquehanna Head Coach and former Director of Athletics Don Harnum as the all-time leader in wins.
During his tenure, Marcinek has guided 18 of his 28 teams to a playoffs berth, including the 2016-17 team that advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. He has guided his teams to winning records in 21 of the 29 years at the helm.
In 2002–03, his efforts were recognized by his colleagues, as he was named Middle Atlantic Commonwealth Conference (MAC) Coach of the Year for the first time after leading Susquehanna to an 18–8 record and the MAC Commonwealth regular-season championship.
He and his assistants earned the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award three times including 2015-16 and 2014-15. Susquehanna has made four trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs (1991–92, 1993–94, 2015-16 and 2016-17) under Marcinek, won MAC Northwest Division titles in 1989–90 and 1992–93, captured the MAC Northern Division crown in 1991–92, won MAC Commonwealth regular-season titles in 1995–96 and 2002–03 and claimed the inaugural Landmark regular-season championship in 2007–08.
In addition to his coaching duties, Marcinek served as an assistant director of athletics at Susquehanna from 2003 until 2016.
Prior to becoming Susquehanna’s head coach, Marcinek served five years as an assistant coach under Harnum (1982–83 to 1985–86, 1988–89). During that time, Susquehanna made three trips to the Division III playoffs and won two MAC Northern Division titles.
Marcinek was an assistant for two seasons (1986–87, 1987–88) at Ithaca College while he earned his Master of Science degree in physical education.
A 1981 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education, Marcinek and his wife, Cindy, live in Shamokin, Pa. Marcinek’s sons, Scott and Frank Jr., were both members of the Susquehanna men’s basketball team.