Jason Levy will enter his fifth season at LMU in 2012-13, joining the program in 2008-09. Levy has been key to the Lions' success the past four seasons, including its 3-2 record over ranked opponents in 2011-12.
Prior to LMU, Levy spent eight seasons with Cal State Fullerton, helping them to a Big West title and first trip to the NCAA tournament in 32 years.
The native of New York City has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest and on the East Coast in a variety of coaching positions. In two of the past five summers he has represented adidas at clinics in Beijing, China, where he worked directly with the national and junior nateams. He also worked with professional coaches there on drills and coaching concepts.
Playing a key role in recruiting, Levy has helped the Lions lands some of the best talent in two decades thanks to nine WCC All-Conference selections in four years, the team's first NABC All-District selection (Anthony Ireland) and three 1,000-point scorers. In addition, Levy has been instrumental in coordinating the Lions' schedule and scouting. He has helped the Lions to wins over No. 9 Gonzaga, No. 16 Saint Mary's, No. 17 UCLA and No. 23 Saint Louis.
Levy also assists Coach Good with the Lions' defense and he helped LMU finished the 2011-12 season ranked 20th in the NCAA Division I National Rankings in three-point field goal defense (30.2 percent). The Lions' defense held 15 teams under 30 percent for the game, including BYU's 2-for-25 (8 percent) effort.
At Cal State Fullerton, Levy was a big part of the Titans success over the years. Levy coordinated the recruiting efforts for the Titans, as well as working with the post players at practice, game preparation and coordinating the scheduling. For his efforts, he was recognized by Rivals100Hoops.com with a 2002 selection to the Top 20 of "Top Assistants Not at a High-Major Program." He was one of only two selected from west of the Rockies.
During Levy's tenure, the Titans boasted four straight winning seasons, and 20 wins in three of the past five years. The team has been in the top-20 in the nation in scoring in the last three seasons with the team ranking fifth in 2007-08. This past season the team won the Big West Conference Tournament for the first time since 1978 and first conference regular season title since 1976.
Levy helped recruit some of the best players in Fullerton history, including Bobby Brown (first-team All-Big West, Big West Freshman of the Year, all-time leading scorer at CSF).
Prior to coming to Fullerton, Levy spent three seasons as an assistant at the University of Portland of the West Coast Conference. He had three prior years of experience in the Big West Conference with two seasons (1994-95 and 1995-96) at Long Beach State under Seth Greenberg and one (1996-97) at UC Irvine under Rod Baker.
Levy played high school ball for La Salle Academy in Manhattan, NY, before venturing west and playing two seasons at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. He transferred to Cal State Northridge, where he graduated in 1993. He served one season (1993-94) as an assistant to Rudy Washington at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Long Beach State. He began his coaching career at the Double Pump Camp at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1992-93.
Levy has a son, Kyle.