2020 GIRLS COACHES

5th Grade Girls-Mandy Mullen: Played in High School from 2004-2008 at Titusville. Played 1 year at Pittsburgh before transferring to East Stroudsburg where she played 3 years of rugby. Coach at Susquenita from 2012-2017.

6th Grade GirlsSteve Day
Assistant Coach-Scott Sheroky

6th Grade Girls-Nicole Froelich: has coached youth basketball since 2002, with concentration on the girls 4th thru 8th grade level. Coaching philosophy of developing and improving a player’s strengths not concentrating on their weaknesses.  Nicole coached at Holy Name of Jesus the past 4 years and recently took a role coaching CD Select Travel Team.  This will be her first year with Team PA.

7th Grade Girls-Bob Felker: Current Head JV & Assistant Girls Varsity Coach at Central Dauphin having won back to back District III AAAAAA Championships, Former Collegiate Coach at Central Penn College, Named 2003 College Coach of the Year, Most overall wins in Central Penn History, Advanced Hoops Trainer specializing in Shooting, Strength & Conditioning and 5v5 Principles

7th Grade Girls– Chad Zeaser: Second year coaching for Team PENNSYLVANIA AAU, Coached 6th Grade Girls in 2019 and has continued with various Advanced Hoops training programs, Previously coached various Girls Rec Teams through Cumberland Valley Youth Basketball Association,  Also coached multiple Boys Travel Teams for CVYBA since 2009.

8th Grade Girls-Taylor Dippery: Administrative Assistant at Advanced Training Programs Inc., Coached TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU for the last 3 years, Coached CD Travel Select 5th/6th Grade Girls for two years and serves as DOO for CD Travel
Assistant Coach: Greg Cavoli: Greg has coached basketball at all levels for the last twelve years.  He has coached on the girls side of Team Pennsylvania for the last five years.  He also has added a unique type of training to our program at his facility; The Cavoli Barn https://www.facebook.com/Cavoli-Barn-628374420965596/?modal=admin_todo_tour

8th Grade Girls-Erika Carter: is the head Cedar Cliff JV Girls Coach since 2016 and assistant for the Varsity since 2015. She has coached 6th Grade Travel for Cedar Cliff as well, and is beyond excited to be joining the TEAM PENNSYLVANIA family this year!
Assistant Coach: Jeff Hoffman: is the Assistant Girls Varsity Coach at Cedar Cliff High School. He was the girls JV coach at Cedar Cliff prior to that for the 2014-15 basketball season. In addition to his high school coaching, he has coached a variety of sports and teams at the rec, travel, and AAU levels.

8th Grade Girls-Craig Hale: Current Millersburg Middle School Girls Coach. Has been coaching middle school girls basketball at Millersburg since 2008. Current Varsity Coach for Millersburg Area High School. Also coached the Millersburg Middle School boys in the past from 2013 until 2016.

9th Grade Girls-John Polly: 12 Years CYO Coach at St. Joan of Arc, 6 Years High School Showcase Girls Coach for TEAM PENNSYLVANIA, Trainer at Advanced Hoops for 10 Years, TEAM PENNSYLVANIA Girls AAU Coordinator
Assistant Coach: Aaron Gingrich: Varsity Asst Lewistown Area High School girl’s basketball 1994-1998 118-7 record, State Champs 1997, 1998, Head Boys Coach Lewistown Area High School and Mifflin County High School 1998-2014. Winningest boys coach in county history with 260 victories. Current head junior high girls coach and varsity assistant for Mifflin County H.S. Coached an independent team (H & G Law) in over 100 AAU games from 2017-2019.

9th Grade Girls: Marley Bonilla

9th Grade Girls: Adam Knudsen: Hershey Christian MS Girls Assistant 2013-2014, Hershey Christian / LMS Hershey MS Girls Head Coach 2014-2019, Hershey 4th Grade boys travel Assistant 2017-2018, Hershey 5th Grade boys travel Assistant 2018-2019, Mount Calvary HS Girls Assistant 2019-2020

10th Grade Girls-John Polly: 12 Years CYO Coach at St. Joan of Arc, 6 Years High School Showcase Girls Coach for TEAM PENNSYLVANIA, Trainer at Advanced Hoops for 10 Years, TEAM PENNSYLVANIA Girls AAU Coordinator

11th Grade Girls-Don Lepley: Coached 6 yrs of a Youth Girls Travel Basketball Program for Lewistown and then Mifflin County, Coached 2 yrs 8th grade girls for Mifflin County High School, Coached 1 yr 9th grade girls AAU for Naylor Basketball, Coached 1 yr of 8th grade AAU Advanced Hoops, 2 yrs 10th grade Team Pennsylvania & 1 yr 11th grade Team Pennsylvania.
Assistant Coach: John Polly: 12 Years CYO Coach at St. Joan of Arc, 6 Years High School Showcase Girls Coach for TEAM PENNSYLVANIA, Trainer at Advanced Hoops for 10 Years, TEAM PENNSYLVANIA Girls AAU Coordinator

11th Grade Girls-Aaron Gingrich: Varsity Asst Lewistown Area High School girl’s basketball 1994-1998 118-7 record, State Champs 1997, 1998, Head Boys Coach Lewistown Area High School and Mifflin County High School 1998-2014. Winningest boys coach in county history with 260 victories. Current head junior high girls coach and varsity assistant for Mifflin County H.S. Coached an independent team (H & G Law) in over 100 AAU games from 2017-2019.

11th Grade Girls-Bob Sweger: Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant for Lampeter-Strasburg Boys High School Team 2013-18, Coached AAU basketball for multiple teams (15 teams total – 9 boys AAU teams and 6 girls AAU teams) for Boys and Girls at Advanced Hoops, Susquehanna Valley Wildcats, Spooky Nook, and L-S Thunder (2005-present), Directed Lampeter-Strasburg Travel Basketball Program and coached teams for Boys and for Girls in grades 5th and 6th (2010 – 2015), Developed and ran youth basketball programs for Lampeter-Strasburg; one league for boys and a second league for girls in 2nd – 4th grades (2007-20015), Coached Youth Basketball for Lampeter-Strasburg (2000-2012), Played college basketball at Susquehanna University 1981-85, Played high school basketball at CD East 1978-81

2020 BOYS COACHES

4th Grade Boys: Corey Dickerson: Julia R Masterman, 1000 pt scorer, Member of the Hunting Park Warriors AAU team in 96 & won the highly touted Adidas Big Time Tournament, Attended Kings College, named Division III newcomer of the year, MAC Conference MVP, All Time Leading Scorer (2,059 pts), MAC Conference Hall of Fame, Played 1 yr in Ireland professional basketball Super League while playing for St. Vincent. Played 2 yrs in Iceland winning a regular season championship as the leading scorer for Snaefell. Owner & Coach at Signal 5 Crossfit for 7 yrs
Assistant Coach: Kenny Hall

5th Grade Boys: Justin Newman: Was the assistant coach for LD 4th grade last season. Head coach for Team PA 4th Grade last season and the head coach for LD 5th grade this season. His teams play in the Central Penn Travel League and the Lancaster Lebanon League.

6th Grade Boys: Archie Smith Jr: Advanced Hoops Skills Coordinator, Coached several years of CD Travel Select, Currently serves as the Head Coach of the 7th Grade Central Dauphin Junior High Team and an assistant coach of the Central Dauphin Boys Varsity team. Former Division I & Arena Football Player at Alabama State and the Harrisburg Stampede.
Assistant Coach: Maurice Brown: Graduated from Harrisburg High School in 2001, Graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2006, Harrisburg Cougars Basketball Freshman/Junior Varsity in ’98-’00, Harrisburg Cougars Track & Field/Cross Country, Masters in Adult Education and Elementary Education, Coaching experience with STYBA, Susquehanna Twp. Football, TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU, Advanced Hoops Trainer and Boys & Girls Club

6th Grade Boys: Greg Cavoli- Greg has coached basketball at all levels for the last twelve years.  He has coached on the girls side of Team Pennsylvania for the last five years.  He also has added a unique type of training to our program at his facility; The Cavoli Barn https://www.facebook.com/Cavoli-Barn-628374420965596/?modal=admin_todo_tour

7th Grade Boys: Sean Burke: played at Central Dauphin and was the starting point guard and captain his senior year. Has been with the Advanced Hoops program from 6th grade to 11th grade and played on the showcase teams in 10th and 11th. For my coaching experience, I helped coach a high school level CDABA team.

7th Grade Boys: Sam Freeburn: Lower Dauphin Class of 2014 Guard, Advanced Hoops Trainer since 2017, Team Pennsylvania AAU Coach for 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Teams, 1 season as a Varsity Assistant for Red Land, Current Head Coach for 6th Grade CD Travel Select
Assistant Coach: Scott Smith

8th Grade Boys: Logan Acri: has coached basketball for over five years and studies the game on many different levels. He understands what it means to create a culture and coaches by that same mentality. Logan specializes in team and player development through footwork, fundamentals, and defensive techniques. Focuses on defensive matchups and schemes, Has been with Advanced Hoops for two years, Helps run training class all year round, Varsity Assistant at Susquenita, JV and Varsity assistant at Red Land and CDABA Skill Builders instructor

8th Grade Boys: Calvin Hynson: Entering his 3rd year as an AAU Basketball Coach for Advanced Hoops/TEAM PENNSYLVANIA. Has coaching experience with 11U and 12U the last 2 years, also has experience with coaching 8th through 12th grade, has been involved with many basketball camps and clinics, and skill development sessions, Played at CD East and graduated as part of the Class of 2012. Played college ball for 3 yrs, 1 year at HACC & 2 years at Penn State York.

8th Grade Boys: Aaron Gress: Played Basketball & Baseball at Central Dauphin with Big 15 honors, Continued his career playing Baseball at Harford Junior College and played in the JUCO World Series in 2016, Played on the original TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU Team in 2015, Trainer at Advanced Hoops for the past 3 years and head trainer for the Central Dauphin Area Basketball Association Skill Builders.
Assistant Coach: Lon Lebo

9th Grade Boys: Aaron Yancey: Dribbling, Shooting, Quickness/Agility & Defensive minded trainer. Coach Aaron Yancey has been around the game of basketball for his entire life having served as the Middle School Head Coach at Susquehanna Twp. for three years, an Advanced Hoops AAU Showcase Head Coach for eight years, an Advanced Hoops Trainer for 12 years and the Director of Operations for the 3-Star League. Has guided the most players into college programs than any coach at Advanced Hoops/TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU.

9th Grade Boys: Damon Blair Jones: Four year player at Bishop McDevitt High School, 2015 District III Runner-Up, Trainer for Advanced Hoops, Volunteer and Coach for 3-Star Program and returning coach for TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU.

10th Grade Boys: Charlie Fortney: Owner of Advanced Hoops & TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU, Played High School Basketball for the Steel High Rollers, Division I Shooting Guard at UNC Greensboro, played professionally in the CBA, 3pt Shooting Champion in the EBA, Teaches Shooting to fit every level of play, responsible for so many top shooters in South Central Pennsylvania year after year.

10th Grade Boys: Logan Acri: has coached basketball for over five years and studies the game on many different levels. He understands what it means to create a culture and coaches by that same mentality. Logan specializes in team and player development through footwork, fundamentals, and defensive techniques. Focuses on defensive matchups and schemes, Has been with Advanced Hoops for two years, Helps run training class all year round, Varsity Assistant at Susquenita, JV and Varsity assistant at Red Land and CDABA Skill Builders instructor

11th Grade Boys: Erik Larson: Team Pennsylvania Class of 2021 Head Coach, Maryland 3D Head, Assistant Coach, Operations Director, DMV Elite Scouting Director, Camp Coordinator, Hoop Group Camp Evaluator and Coach, Essex Community College Assistant Coach, North County High School Assistant Coach & Player at McDaniel College

11th Grade Boys: Don Smith: Entering fifth year of coaching AAU, fourth with Advanced Hoops/Team Pennsylvania AAU, having experience coaching at the 11u, 13u, 14u, 15u and 16u levels, is a current high school varsity assistant coach, has three years of high school varsity head coaching experience, three years of junior high boys head coaching experience and has run camps, clinics and skill development sessions for players of all ages

11th Grade Boys: Aaron Gress: Played Basketball & Baseball at Central Dauphin with Big 15 honors, Continued his career playing Baseball at Harford Junior College and played in the JUCO World Series in 2016, Played on the original TEAM PENNSYLVANIA AAU Team in 2015, Trainer at Advanced Hoops for the past 3 years and head trainer for the Central Dauphin Area Basketball Association Skill Builders.