Caleb Lawson begins his ninth season as a full-time assistant men’s basketball coach and 11th overall at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lawson was promoted to a full-time assistant coach on May 4, 2009, after spending two seasons as a part-time assistant. He also is in his third year of serving as the travel coordinator for the Department of Athletics.
In his 10 seasons on Mark Edwards’ staff, Lawson has been part of seven University Athletic Association (UAA) championships (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017) and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017). He has also been apart of two Final Four appearances, including a member of the coaching staff of the 2009 NCAA Division III National Champions.
His first season as a full-time assistant coach in 2009-10 saw the Bears post a 24-3 overall record, and capture their ninth UAA title in school history. WashU also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2013-14, WashU posted a 24-3 overall record and made an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. The Bears also won the UAA title for the third straight season with a 14-0 mark, the fourth undefeated season in UAA history.
Lawson was a part-time assistant during the 2008-09 season after spending the 2007-08 season as a graduate assistant coach at Division I Austin Peay State University.
The Governors posted a 24-10 overall record, won the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Tournament Championship, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He was also an part-time assistant coach at WashU during the 2006-07 season.
Lawson also spent three years as an assistant coach at Maryville University, winning two St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament Championships and participating in two NCAA Tournaments.
Lawson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Maryville University in 2007, and a master’s degree in sports and wellness leadership from Austin Peay in 2008.
Updated August 1, 2017