Josh Newman

Josh Newman

Head Men's Basketball Coach


Josh Newman was named head men's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in July 2006, signaling a return to the campus where he had served as an assistant coach during the 1998-99 year.


In his eight years as the UAFS head coach, Newman has won four conference championships (2008 Bi-State East Conference-NJCAA and 2011, 2013 and 2014 Heartland Conference-NCAA) and helped guide the Lions to their first ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2014. While at UAFS, Newman has coached 15 student athletes that have gone on to play professional basketball, and the program boasts an 80 percent graduation rate among its players. 


Newman, who has a master's degree in sports studies from Texas A&M-Commerce, also has a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and an associate degree from Glendale Community College in Arizona.




Men's Basketball at UAFS

Josh Newman has been involved with winning teams as part of the coaching staffs at several colleges and universities, including three conference championships at UAFS. Hear what the newest head coach at UAFS has to say about his team, his players, and the future of men's basketball at UAFS.