POTTSVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL

2021 - 2022 Coaching Staff

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 Head Varsity Coach: This will be Coach Wartella second season as Crimson Tide Head Coach. Jake Wartella was born on April 8, 1987, graduated from Pottsville high School in 2006 and also Graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education. 

At Pottsville, Jake was a 4-year Starter and Letter Winner in Basketball. He was Captain of the team his senior year. He is also a 1000 point scorer and 3 Time All- League 1st Team Point Guard. He was a member of the 2004 Schuylkill League Championship Team. He also earned 4 Varsity letters in Football and 3 Varsity letters in Baseball at Pottsville. He currently is teaching Health and Physical Education at Pottsville Area School District

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JV Coach/Assistant Varsity Coach Tom McGeoy will begin his 13th year as the Head Junior Varsity Coach.  During that span, his team’s overall record has been very impressive,  Along with heading the JV team, Coach McGeoy is also an assistant coach with the varsity and is the program’s video coordinator.  Coach McGeoy also is the Crimson Tide Varsity Head Football Coach.  He just finished his 4th season in that capacity.

Prior to coaching, Coach McGeoy enjoyed a stellar career as an athlete at Pottsville and Lehigh University.  In basketball, McGeoy played three years, lettering each season for the Crimson Tide. He was captain of his team for two years. As a senior, he was named first-team All-Area, first-team All-Anthracite and a Schuylkill County All-Star after leading the Crimson Tide to the 2000 Schuylkill League title.

A fullback and linebacker for the football team, McGeoy lettered three times. He was awarded 1998 first-team All-Area and first-team All-Anthracite. In 1999 he was awarded first-team All-Area, Republican-Herald Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Anthracite and third-team Associated Press Big School All-State. Additionally, he was nominated for the Big 33 game and was the 2000 Schuylkill Chapter No. 25 Scholar-Athlete.  Coach McGeoy went on to star at linebacker at Lehigh University.

Coach McGeoy is currently a Social Studies teacher at Pottsville Area High School.  He and his wife Renee reside in Port Carbon with their children Ryan, Mya, and Macy.

   

E-Mail Address

Jake Wartella

Head Coach

Tom McGeoy

Assistant Coach/JV

John Toomey 

Assistant Varsity Coach



Tyler Heffner

Freshmen Coach


Craig S. L. Shields

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Director Of Basketball Operations

Dan Slotterback

Athletic Trainer/Strength Coach

Eric Rismiller

Athletic Director

erismiller@pottsville.k12.pa.us

John Liddle

Team Photographer

jdaml9903@comcast.net

Chuck Rinaldo

Scorekeeper

 

Dr. Robert Boran

Team Doctor

 

Dr. Jason Phillips

Team Doctor

 

Chris Lombel

MESSAGE BOARD OPERATOR

 

Mike Kinner

SCORE BOARD OPERATOR

 

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Stats Manager

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2021 - 2022 Coaching Staff