Legerski at the Event Center in 2016.
|Born||July 24, 1957|
Rock Springs, Wyoming
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1979–1984||Rock Springs HS (boys' asst.)|
|1984–1986||Rock Springs HS (girls')|
|1986–1987||Western Wyoming CC|
|1998–2003||Utah (assoc. HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3× MWC Coach of the Year (2004, 2017, 2018)|
Legerski earned a bachelor of science degree in business education from the University of Wyoming in 1979. After graduating from Wyoming, Legerski became a boys' varsity basketball assistant coach at Rock Springs High School, a position he would hold for five seasons. From 1984 to 1986, Legerski was the head women's basketball coach at Rock Springs High School. Following one season as head women's basketball coach at Western Wyoming Community College, Legerski was an assistant with the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team from 1987 through 1991.
From 1992 to 2003, Legerski was assistant coach at the University of Utah under Elaine Elliott; he was associate head coach from 1998 to 2003. During his time as an assistant, Utah won three conference tournament championships between the Western Athletic Conference (1991 and 1995) and Mountain West Conference (2000).
Named head coach at Wyoming on May 1, 2003, Legerski was the sixth head coach in team history and is the winningest coach in Wyoming history. He led the Cowgirls to ten 20+ winning seasons, most recently a 25-9 overall record and a 13–5 mark in the Mountain West in the 2018–2019 season.
During the 2018–2019 season Legerski won his 300th career game as the head coach of the Cowgirls. He was the first coach in program history to reach 300 career wins. He also took the team to their first ever Mountain West Tournament Championship appearance in the 2018–2019 season.
He won 3 Mountain West Conference coach of the year awards, most recently in the 2017–2018 season.
On April 24, 2019, Legerski announced that he would not be returning for the next season, as he planned to retire as coach after 16 years at the helm.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Wyoming Cowgirls (Mountain West Conference) (2003–2019)|
|2005–06||Wyoming||21–9||10–6||5th||WNIT Second Round|
|2007–08||Wyoming||24–7||12–4||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2009–10||Wyoming||21–12||9–7||T–5th||WNIT Third Round|
|2010–11||Wyoming||24–9||12–4||3rd||WNIT Third Round|
|2012–13||Wyoming||24–8||12–4||3rd||WNIT First Round|
|2016–17||Wyoming||22–10||13–5||2nd||WNIT Second Round|
|2017–18||Wyoming||22–11||13–5||3rd||WNIT Second Round|
|Wyoming:||314–186 (.628)||161–103 (.610)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
- "Joe Legerski". University of Utah. Archived from the original on January 10, 2004. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- Kiggins, Steve (May 1, 2003). "UW goes with Legerski as women's basketball coach". Casper Star Tribune. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- "Joe Legerski". University of Wyoming. Retrieved May 24, 2019.