John Lamanna | Head Coach | Men’s Basketball | Franciscan University of Steubenville

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Franciscan University looks for student-athletes who are strong in their Catholic/Christian Faith, who aspire to be a part of a university where they will be challenged Spiritually, Academically and Athletically. As far as the basketball aspect, we look for student-athletes who are tough, strong and competitive.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

We have had student-athletes who have exceeded expectations through their hard work in the off season. I have always experienced student-athletes improve well past their expectations when they dedicate themselves in the off season.