Antowin Edwards begins his second season with the Lady Trojans. Edwards comes to Colby after spending four season rebuilding and guiding the Lady Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College. Last season he guided the Lady Spartans to 14 wins, which were the most wins in 14 seasons. While at Colorado Northwestern Community College he has had six players receive All-Region Selections and nine players receive All-Academic Selections.
After last year’s graduating class, Coach Edwards has had 17 of his sophomores moved on to four year institutions. Prior to Colorado Northwestern Community College he spent 10 seasons as an assistant for the men’s basketball team at Park University.
Coach Edwards also pulled double duty for seven years by coaching at Park Hill High School and Park University. While at Park Hill high School he had an opportunity to coach all the lower levels and gain some valuable leadership and instructional experience.
Coach Edwards has worked several camps and clinics throughout his career. He also directed and coached the Northland Kings AAU Youth Basketball Program. His program sent several players to NCAA Div. II; NAIA I & II; and NJCAA programs.
Coach Edwards began his coaching career with the Pirates 1999, under current Athletics Director Claude English and remained on staff when Jason Kline took over the Park men’s basketball program in 2004.
Coach Edwards played 3 seasons at Park College, now known as Park University. He played for Claude English and was a member of 3 consecutive 19 win teams that fell one game short of making the NAIA National Tournament.
Coach Edwards holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degrees in Human Services and Criminal Justice all of which he attained a Park University.
Coach Edwards is married Jamila Edwards and they have one beautiful daughter Brianna and one handsome son “AJ” Antowin Jr.