Jason Hawkins takes over the reins of the men’s basketball program for the 2018-19 season. Hawkins brings experience to the position as he has coached at the collegiate and high school levels for the past 15 years.
For the past four years he has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Don Bosco Prep Institute in Crown Point, Indiana, where he has led the team to Mid-American Prep Tournament titles for three seasons. He has also successfully helped his athletes transition to collegiate programs with 24 student-athletes receiving NCAA Division I scholarships.
From 2011-14 Hawkins was the head men’s basketball coach at Indiana University-Northwest, where he increased the team’s winning percentage each season. He was the head coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph from 2004-06 and led that program to their first-ever post-season victories.
In addition Hawkins spent one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Elmhurst College and was with Valparaiso University’s basketball program for two years as an assistant.
Hawkins played collegiately at Valparaiso University for three seasons from 2000-03. In his career the Crusaders were regular season conference champions each season, earned a NCAA Tournament bid in 2002, and participated in the 2003 NIT Tournament.
In addition Hawkins has been involved in high school athletics for a number of years. Since 2015 he served as the Athletics Director at Lake Station Edison High School and the prior year at Charter School of the Dunes in Indiana. At the high school level he also previous coached, taught, and was an assistant athletics director at Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City, Indiana from 2007-10.
Hawkins earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Valparaiso in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University in 2010.
Hawkins holds game manager duties at the College. He resides in Gary, Indiana,