We're excited to extend a warm "State" welcome to our newest State Tournament Reps listed below. Each Rep will attend official, weekend State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Courtney lives in McClellandtown and is a Girls Varsity Assistant coach at Jefferson Morgan HS. She was also an All-American and 1,000 point scorer for Penn State Fayette's basketball team and currently shares her hoops knowledge with a local youth hoops program. This summer, Courtney received her Masters in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration - Congrats Courtney!
Matt currently resides outside the Pittsburgh area in Leechburg, PA. He recently earned a BS in Sports Management from Slippery Rock University. Before transferring to Slippery Rock, Matt played basketball at CCAC Boyce campus. While at Slippery Rock University, he was involved with the Sport Management department, the Intramural Program, and was a University Program Board committee member. Matt was previously an associate athletic director and a Scout for the Steel City Yellow Jackets.
Nicole resides in Pittsburgh. She played college basketball at Edinboro University in PA where she graduated with a 2018 BS in Health and Physical Education. At Edinboro, Nicole was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and was named a “Scholar Athlete”.
Billy Owens was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he led Carlisle High School to four consecutive state championships. His senior year, he was considered the number one high school basketball player in the country. He continued his career playing for the Syracuse Orange, where he earned the Big East Player of year in 1991 before leaving to the enter the NBA Draft. Owens was drafted the third overall pick to the Sacramento Kings and played for 11 years in the league. He now resides outside of Philadelphia and since retirement has been an assistant coach for Rutgers Camden University for 10 years.
Robert grew up in western Kentucky where basketball is life. Saying “Go Cats!” is a natural way of saying goodbye to someone. There is a basketball hoop in almost all yards and growing up it seemed like he always had a ball in his hand. Robert got his degree in Visual Art in Nashville and started shooting sports. Robert has travelled all over the Southeast and Midwest taking photos of some of the best youth and high school basketball players in the country. He loves to shoot sports, especially youth sports. Robert loves to see the children’s faces when he gets an image of them in action making a great play. When Robert is not photographing sports, he is outside trying to get a basketball game in or hiking and camping.
Nickolas lives outside of Pittsburgh, in New Wilmington PA. Nickolas was part of two WPIAL Championship basketball teams and a PIAA Runner up. In college, he was a scholarship football player at Penn State University. Nickolas teaches physical education and coaches. He has coached football, basketball, and track at the high school and college level. Nickolas completed his masters degrees from Slippery Rock University and Edinboro University.