Oct. 3, 2006
Brown head baseball coach Marek Drabinski has added Jason Lefkowitz to his staff, rounding out the coaching roster for the 2007 season.
Lefkowitz joins the Brown baseball staff in 2006 from Southern California where he recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He played for the Lions for two years, starting at both shortstop and second base, while helping to lead LMU to the WCC championship game, narrowly missing a trip to the Regional Championships in 2005. A psychology major, Lefkowitz earned student-athlete academic honors in each of the years he was there. He also coordinated an undergraduate research project on the "Effects of Stress and Anxiety on Athletic Performance."
Prior to Loyola Marymount, Lefkowitz played at Solano Community College for two years, where he was the starting shortstop, while also seeing time at both third base and left field. In 2003 he led the team with 12 doubles, and in 2004 he stole a school record 22 bases, while hitting a team-leading .351 and earning All-Bay Valley League honors. While at Solano he earned an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Athletic Training. He was named "Student of the Year" (2004), Dean's List (2003 and 2004), and Scholar athlete (2003 and 2004). He was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Lefkowitz's coaching debut was at Loyola Marymount where he assisted the Lions on several occasions when the assistant coach was unavailable. He then coached in the Northwoods League over the summer before his arrival at Brown.
Lefkowitz currently resides in Pawtucket, RI.