Basketball changes at Lewisburg: New varsity coaches on tap


LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Area School District is changing head coaches in the varsity basketball program. The superintendent Steve Skalka said Friday the school board recently approved hiring Matthew Salsman as the new boy’s coach.


Salsman is a math teacher at the Mifflinburg school district and has coaching experience at Mifflinburg and Midd-West school districts. The full release from Lewisburg is below.


Additionally, regarding the girls program, Dr. Skalka said they will soon post the job of girl’s head basketball coach. Phillip Stamm was heading the girl’s program, at Lewisburg, but has resigned from the position.





(LEWISBURG, PA) The Lewisburg Area Board of School Directors approved the hiring of

Matthew Salsman as the new varsity boys’ basketball coach for the 2018-19 season. A rigorous

search and interview process resulted in Salsman’s selection and recommendation by the district

administration. He came highly recommended for his passion for the game, demeanor, and

dedication to inspiring students.

Superintendent Steve Skalka said, “I was very impressed by the commitment, energy and

enthusiasm Coach Salsman demonstrated throughout the interview process toward not only the

game of basketball, but also to connecting with his players as individuals so as to help them achieve

their goals.”

Salsman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Susquehanna University, where he

was a two-time all-conference soccer player. He currently teaches math at Mifflinburg Area

Middle School where he has led the junior high basketball program for the past two years.

Previously, Salsman served as an assistant boys’ varsity basketball coach at Midd-West High

School and is currently a head coach in the Next Level Strong AAU program based out of the

Miller Center in Lewisburg.

“This was not an easy decision. The Lewisburg Area High School boys’ basketball program is well

known for success on and off the court. I am confident that while injecting a new fresh.

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