As a basketball coach, part of Mike McCusker wishes life had a fast forward button that he could push, magically making next season appear?
For the Archbishop Ryan girls basketball team, it was a good news/bad news type of scenario.
As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs.
After a stellar career as a student-athlete at Archbishop Ryan led Megan Tole to Holy Family University on a soccer scholarship, she knew that she wanted to come back and return the favor.
After spending the past five years as head coach of the Archbishop Ryan girls basketball team, Jackie Hartzell has accepted a position at the University of the Sciences.
“We never held a funeral. To me, we were always a body with a pulse.” — St. Hubert athletic director Mike Prendergast on remaining optimistic
Friday night’s game with St. Hubert was personal for Jackie Hartzell. The Archbishop Ryan basketball coach is a Hubert grad and former Bambie player.
Although the four local girls squads hailing from the Philadelphia Catholic League and Catholic Academies League have very different strengths and strategies, there seems to be one common theme shared on the hardwood this winter — youth.