PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia University assistant men's basketball coach Shawn Werdt has accepted the head varsity boy's basketball coaching position at Germantown Friends School on Friday.
"My five years at Philadelphia University were truly incredible," stated Werdt. "Having the chance to work with and learn from a Hall of Fame coach is something that I will take with me forever. The men's basketball program is the epitome of excellence and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I had at Philadelphia University."
For the last five seasons, Werdt was responsible for player development and the Rams' strength and conditioning program. He also handled game preparation duties which included film exchange, film breakdown, in-person scouting, and scouting report preparation. Werdt also assisted in recruiting, fundraising, and academic progress monitoring.
Since Werdt joined the coaching staff of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame head coach Herb Magee in 2008, the Rams posted a 104-46 overall record, made three NCAA Tournament appearances—including a trip to the East region final in 2010, won three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference southern division titles, and the 2009 conference tournament title.
"I'd like to thank Shawn for his five years of service," said Magee. "He did a tremendous job for us and I know he will be successful at the next level. This is something he has always wanted to do."
Before coming to Philadelphia University, Werdt was an assistant coach at Kennett Square High School for the boy's varsity and junior varsity basketball teams. He also served as a strength and conditioning coach at Summit Sports Training Center, and as a basketball camp director and counselor at several boy's basketball camps—most notably Hoop Group Elite.
Werdt has a bachelor's in health science and a minor in coaching from West Chester University, and master's in exercise science from California (Pa.) University.