Danny Sancomb returns to Wheeling Jesuit
University this season as the universityís 8th menís basketball coach. A
native of Severn, Md., Sancomb most recently was head boysí basketball
coach and athletic director of St. Maryís Ryken High School, where he
led a team that had never before won a Washington Catholic Athletic
Conference (WCAC) game to back-to-back winning seasons (16-10 in 2005-06
and 17-10 in 2006-07).
Under Sancombís leadership, the team became one of the
highest-rated in the Washington D.C. area, earning rankings of #5 (Rise
Magazine) and #7 (Washington Post). After his first season as a head coach at
St. Maryís Ryken, Sancomb was honored with the prestigious 2005-06 WCAC Coach of
the Year Award.
Before his head coaching success at St. Maryís Ryken,
Sancomb was an assistant menís coach at Wheeling Jesuit under Coach Jay
DeFruscio from 1999 until 2005.
A Maryland high school basketball standout, Sancomb began
his collegiate career at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Md., where
he twice was second in the country in scoring and helped Howard record
back-to-back 20- win seasons. He scored 1620 career points at HCC and was named
first team All-Maryland Junior College, HCC Athlete of WHEELING JESUIT
UNIVERSITY the year, Maryland Junior College Player of the Year and MVP of the
Charm City Junior College All-Star Game.
His playing career at Wheeling Jesuit was equally
auspicious. Sancomb was the WVIACís leading scorer for two successive years, and
was the NCAAís leading DII scorer in the nation with 27.2 points per game. He is
Wheeling Jesuitís sixth all-time leading scorer with 1454 points, and was named
MPV of the 1998 Cardinals and the Wendyís Tip-Off Tournament. Sancomb was also
named to the NABC/Chevrolet Division II All-American Team and the First Team
While at Wheeling Jesuit Sancomb earned a bachelorís
degree in criminal justice and a masterís in business administration. He resides
in Wheeling with his wife, Becky, and their son Eli.
Dickman comes back for his fourth season as assistant coach at
Wheeling Jesuit. He has played a key role in the Cardinalsí two
consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. He is actively involved in
scouting, individual workouts and game preparation. Additionally,
Chad is the recruiting coordinator for the program. He also serves
as the NCAA Compliance Coordinator.
Dickman comes to WJU after a one-year stay at
St. Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) as an assistant coach, helping to
lead the Bearcats to a 25-7 record and a spot in the NAIA National
Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Dickman
played his high school ball at Thomas Johnson High School. While
there, Dickman helped the Patriots win the 1997 State Championship
and led the team to the 1998 State Final Four, earning All-State
Honors his senior year.
Dickman continued his playing career at St.
Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) from 1998-2002, scoring
1,279 points, currently ranked 8th in school history. He
also earned All-Conference honors his junior and senior year.
Dickman led the Bearcats to the NAIA National Tournament twice,
reaching the National Elite 8 in 2002.
Dickman received a bachelorís degree in finance
from St. Vincent in 2002 and earned his MBA from Indiana University
of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Tom Dickman, his father, is a native of
Wheeling and is the All-Time Leader in Public High School victories
in the state of Maryland. He is now the head coach at Hood College
in Frederick, MD.
Jay Morris begins his third season as an
assistant coach at Wheeling Jesuit. Morris came to WJU last year
after a highly successful 13 year stint as the Head Coach at Ohio
University Eastern. At OUE, Morris won the Ohio Regional Conference
Championship in 2001.
Morris is actively involved in all phases of
the program especially in individual workouts, game preparation and
recruiting. His past experience as a Head Coach is a valuable asset
to the Cardinal program.
Morris earned his Bachelorís degree from
West Virginia University and a Masterís degree from Southern
Illinois University. He and his wife Tina reside in Wheeling with
their daughters Mallory and Madison.
Ryan Kostur begins his first season as an
assistant at Wheeling Jesuit University, after serving as an
assistant at Weir High School in Weirton, W.Va. for the past two
seasons. Kostur has been around basketball his whole life.
His father, Jack Kostur, coached at Weir High
for 28 years before recently retiring. Kostur played his high school
ball at Brooke High School in Wellsburg, W.Va. from 1991 to 1995.
After graduating in 1995, he continued his playing career at
Wheeling Jesuit University from 1996 to 1999. Kostur and Coach
Sancomb were teammates on the 1997 and 1998 teams at Wheeling Jesuit
Kostur earned an accounting degree from
Wheeling Jesuit University in 1999. After graduation, Kostur moved
back to Weirton, W.Va., where he resides today.