Mary Pinkowski comes to Lawrence Tech as the first ever Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Sports Athletic Director after five seasons at the helm of the University of Michigan - Dearborn women's basketball program and Wellness Center Director. Pinkowski transformed that program from numerous five or less win seasons to a respected competitive team in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC).
In the 2009-2010 season, Pinkowski was named WHAC Champions of Character Coach of the Year. An award voted on by the coaches in the league.
In 2008-2009, Pinkowski lead the wolves to the best record in school history with an overall record of 16-13 while knocking off the number two seeded team in NAIA D2, St. Francis, resulting in national votes.
In Pinkowski's first coaching stint she guided Webber International University to post season finals in each of her two seasons there, including the 2005 Florida Sun Conference Championship and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Pinkowski had an overall record of 35-20 and a conference record of 20-3 in two seasons at WIU. She was also named 2005-2006 Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year. Over the course of her short coaching career, Pinkowski has managed to coach over 10 players to All-Conference Team honors.
While her records suggest she can coach, Pinkowski also demonstrates a record of commitment to academics and complete development of her student-athletes. Moreover, Coach has been recognized for her ability to market, fundraise, community service work and endless hours on the recruiting trail.
Pinkowski played at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida where she was an accomplished player and student. Coach Pinkowski was honored for Team Captain, an All-Conference First Team Selection, nominated for National Player of the week, most consecutive games with 25 or more points, most consecutive games with 5 or more made 3- pointers, and most 3- pointers made in game (conference game) with 7. She was also named to the Dean's List. Pinkowski earned a BA in Communications majoring in Public Relations, Journalism, and Broadcasting, while minoring in Sociology. Coach later went on to earn her MBA with a major in Sports Management.