Johnny J - as he was known around Lethbridge and ACAC basketball circles- is as close to a coaching legend as anyone who's ever led any team in any sport in the southern Alberta city. During his long career guiding the Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks women's basketball program, Johnny J's teams won 3 ACAC titles (1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90) and 2 CCAA National Championships (1988-89 and 1989-90). He was twice honored as ACAC Coach of the year and in 1989-90 won the CCAA Coaching Excellence Award.
Throughout his coaching career at Lethbridge College, John was able to influence and touch many student athletes' lives through his mentoring and coaching. He forged close relationships with his players and worked hard to further their careers not only in sports, but in life. 6 players he coached were selected ACAC All Conference team members and one athlete earned CCAA All Canadian status under his tutelage. He also helped two players receive full scholarships to play south of the border, after enjoying success in his program. The John Jasiukiewicz Basketball Award of Excellence Fund was established in his honor in March of 2006 at Lethbridge College.