Greg Lansing, a native of Harlan, Iowa, is in his seventh season as assistant basketball coach at the University of Iowa. Lansing joined the Hawkeye staff after serving as an assistant coach at Indiana State University for four seasons.
Iowa posted a 21-12 record in 2005, giving the Hawkeyes their fifth consecutive winning season and highest regular season victory total since 1998. The Hawkeyes earned their second NCAA Tournament invitation in the past five years. Iowa won two games in the Big Ten Tournament to advance to the semi-finals for the third time in five seasons and during the year earned three wins over teams that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.
The Iowa coaching staff earned national recognition and respect for the play of the Hawkeyes late in the 2001 season. The Hawkeyes hit their stride at the end of the year, winning the Big Ten Conference Tournament title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Overall, Iowa ended the season with a 23-12 record, matching the fourth highest victory total in school history.
The Hawkeyes won 17 of their first 21 games before injuries took their toll. Despite the loss of guard Luke Recker for 17 games and guard Ryan Hogan for the final 10 games, Iowa played its best basketball at the end of the season in earning the Big Ten Tournament title with four wins in four days.
The Hawkeyes won 19 games in 2002, reaching the championship game of the Big Ten Conference Tournament for the second straight season. Iowa set a tournament record by winning seven straight games in the Big Ten Tournament in 2001 and 2002. Iowa lost to Ohio State in the championship game in 2002 after defeating Wisconsin and Indiana, two of the regular season co-champions, in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.
In Lansing's first year as an Iowa assistant, the Hawkeyes posted a 14-16 record in 2000, including wins over nationally ranked opponents Connecticut, Ohio State and Kansas and Final Four participant Wisconsin. The win over top-ranked Connecticut, the defending NCAA champion, came in the season-opener in New York's Madison Square Garden.
In Lansing's final two seasons at Indiana State the Sycamores posted back-to-back winning campaigns for the first time since 1979 and 1980. When the Sycamores posted a 16-11 record in 1998 it marked the first winning season for Indiana State since 1980. In 1999 Indiana State was 15-12, with wins over NCAA participants Creighton and Southwest Missouri State. Indiana State advanced to the NCAA Tournament in both 2000 and 2001.
Prior to joining the staff at Indiana State, Lansing was the head basketball coach at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA. Roosevelt had not had a winning season in 12 years before Lansing's initial season. The Roughriders went on to have back-to-back winning seasons under Greg's direction.
Along with serving on the Indiana State staff, Lansing has served as co-Director of Pro-Tech Basketball Camps, where he assisted Golden State Warrior Head Scout, and longtime friend, Ron Meikle, in running the nation-wide youth camps.
Lansing earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Dakota in 1990 and a master's degree in counseling from USD in 1992.
As a member of the Coyote basketball team Lansing helped South Dakota reach the NCAA Division II Tournament during his junior and senior seasons, the first NCAA invitation for USD since 1954. He was twice named the South Dakota Defensive Player of the Year and as a senior he earned conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. Greg is currently ranked among the leaders in career assists at USD.
Following his playing career, Lansing served as a graduate assistant coach at South Dakota for two seasons. In 1992-93 he was a full-time assistant.
As a prep at Harlan HS, Lansing earned second team all-state honors as a senior, in 1986, after earning fourth team honors as a junior. He was a member of the Iowa all-star basketball team that competed against the Michigan all-stars following his senior season. Greg also earned all-state honors in both football (quarterback) and baseball (pitcher).
Greg's father, Dave Lansing, coached high school basketball for 33 years at Mt. Pleasant and Harlan high schools in Iowa. Dave Lansing won over 450 games during his outstanding coaching career and was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame during the 1999 Iowa boys state basketball tournament.
Lansing's dad, his mother, Diane, his sister, Angela, and his nephew, Jordan, live in West Des Moines. His brother, Steve, is the head basketball coach at Faribault, MN High School, where he was named Regional Coach of the Year in 2004.
Greg was born December 9, 1967. His wife's name is Angie, who is a native of Batesville, IN, an Indiana State graduate and a former track and cross country academic all-American. Angie is the financial planner for Panchero's.