Justin Baxter enters his second season as the men's basketball coach at Bryn Athyn College.
During the 2013/14 season, Baxter led his team to victories over future NEAC opponent Lancaster Bible, and the defending Freedom Conference Champions, Delaware Valley.
Baxter played college basketball at Arcadia University. He was recruited by and played for current University of Richmond Head Coach Chris Mooney. He was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Knights. His freshman season he was named to the Franklin and Marshall Tip-Off All-Tournament Team. As a sophomore, he was named to the Lycoming Tip-Off All-Tournament team and finished 2nd in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference in assists. During his junior season, Baxter was named to the Elizabethtown Tip-off All-Tournament Team and placed in the top three in the PAC for assists.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Baxter returned to his high school alma mater to be the assistant basketball coach. During Baxter’s six years at Pennsbury High School, the team had unparalleled success: five Suburban One League championships, four state playoff berths, a state final four appearance, and an overall record of 138-37. Baxter played an integral part in cultivating the players, some of whom went on to play Division I basketball and be drafted by the NBA. Most notably Lavoy Allen who was the 50th pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2011 NBA draft.
Baxter left Pennsbury to become assistant coach at Neumann University. In his first season with the Knights, Baxter helped recruit and develop the CSAC Rookie of the Year and now returning as a 1st team CSAC selection Mark Blount. He also help lead Neumann to their first CSAC championship game and back-to-back appearances in the ECAC South tournament.
Most recently, Baxter was assistant coach at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. There he helped develop the CACC Freshman Player of the Year, reigning CACC Player of the Year, and current preseason 1st team all-American selection Garrett Kerr.
Between seasons, Baxter works for Hoop Group basketball camps. Hoop Group is an organization for boy’s grassroots basketball on the east coast. They host camps, top 100’s and tournaments for high school athletes to get instruction, competition and college exposure. Over the years, Baxter has performed many roles for the Hoop Group such as camp coach, camp commissioner, top 100 evaluator, and tournament site director.