Men’s Basketball Head Coach Resigns

Shawn Postiglione Leaves Bridgewater After Four Seasons


Dean Barker

Bridgewater Head Coach Shawn Postiglione holds his head in frustration after one of the Eagles’ 18 turnovers.

Holden Andrews, Tristan Supples, and Jake Vetter

Bridgewater, VA. – Bridgewater Men’s Basketball Head Coach Shawn Postiglione resigned from his position on Monday, Sept. 16, to take over as head coach at Moravian College, located in Bethlehem, Pa. 

In a press release from Moravian College’s athletic website, Postiglione said, “I am very grateful and excited to lead the Moravian College men’s basketball program. I would like to thank President Bryon Grigsby, Coach Spirk, and the rest of the search committee for this opportunity. Over the past few seasons, the coaches and student-athletes in the program have built a strong foundation and winning culture, and we will work every day to keep that progress going on and off the court.” 

Postiglione led the Eagles to a record of 12-14 last season beating three nationally ranked teams during the course of the 2018-2019 season. In his four year tenure he led the Eagles to one of their first winning campaigns in four years.

Postiglione has previously held assistant coaching positions at Randolph Macon College and Christopher Newport University. Moravian College will be his second head coaching position. 

When learning of Postiglione’s resignation, former Bridgewater student and player Joshua Cammon said, “Much love to Coach Post on his journey. I learned many things from him and my Bridgewater family and friends, and it’s an experience that made me better.” 

Cammon played two seasons at Bridgewater, before transferring. 

Bridgewater College freshman and current player Micah Johnson said, “the team has been kept out of the loop for the most part.”

With a fast approaching season, the search for a new head men’s basketball coach has begun.