Dave Lindberg enters his 21st year as the head coach of the men's basketball team with a record of 252-301. Coach Lindberg earned his 250th win during this past season in a triumph against Fitchburg State.
Since taking the reins of the program in 1994, Coach Lindberg has instructed 32 All-MASCAC Players which have included three rookies of the year, 13 first-team players, two conference players of the year and six 1,000 point scorers.
In 1999-2000 Coach Lindberg was also selected by his peers as the MASCAC Coach of the Year after he helped guide the squad to its first regular season championship and tied the program record for wins in a season (19).
Overall, Lindberg has directed seven of his 19 teams to the conference tournament championship game. In 1997-98 and in 1999-2000, both teams were selected to the ECAC New England Basketball Tournament.
A 1991 graduate of Worcester State, Coach Lindberg was a three-year starter and captain for the basketball team while he was also a member of the WSC football and track squads. Following his graduation, Coach Lindberg served as an assistant coach for four years under Coach Tom Moore, who was an assistant at UConn and current head coach of Quinnipiac. Coach Lindberg helped guide the 1992-93 Lancers to the ECAC's and in 1993-94 the squad won the MASCAC Championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Lindberg emphasizes the importance of toughness, rebounding and defense. Coach Lindberg expects his players to get better every day in practice, to focus on the next day's task, do well in the classroom as student-athletes and to represent the institution the right way.
In the past, the Lancers have competed in several regional and far away tournaments to play top-notch competition. In 1997-98 the squad went on an eight-day trip to Hawaii to face two DII teams and in 2000 the team went to the V Foundation Classic in Salem, Virginia. WSC has also competed in the Menards Holiday Classic in Eau Clair, Wisconsin, the Mary-Hardin Baylor Tournament in Austin, Texas, and the Washington University Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Two years ago, the Lancers traveled to Newport News, Virgina to play in the Captains Shootout at Christopher Newport and this past season, the Blue and Gold made their second trip to the Norwich Hockenbury Tournament.
In 1997, Coach Lindberg started the first WSU Basketball camp and instructional clinic on campus. Coach Lindberg also helped lead teams during the Bay State games to silver and bronze medals in 1997 and 1996, respectively. Coach Lindberg has been a congressman for the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the last ten years and he is a former President of the Worcester Area Basketball Coaches Association.
From 2010-12 he served as the chairman of the NCAA New England Division III Regional selection committee and he formerly was on the NABC Reese All-Star National Commitee that chooses the teams that compete in the Division III All-Star game, which plays the morning of the National Championship.
Coach Lindberg is an Assistant Athletic Director on campus, previously served as a member of the WSU Hall of Fame Committee and he wass responsible for remodeling the Oscar Larsson Fitness Center in the old Gymnasium Building. Coach Lindberg also helped create the MASCAC DVD/Video Exchange conference policy.
Coach Lindberg lives in Dudley, MA with his wife Melissa with his three children.