Andre Strothers (head coach)
Andre is in his 11th year at Fencor. He is an assistant varsity and head JV coach at Germantown Academy. He previously served as an assistant at Plymouth Whitemarsh and Springside School. He also helps run Another Level Basketball, an instructional company.
Erin played as a two-year starter at William Penn Charter School and was a two-year starter at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was a two time all league player. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Erin is in her third year with Fencor.
This will be Maddie’s third year coaching AAU basketball. She helped coach Fencor U16’s National team and is starting her third year as an assistant girls’ high school basketball coach at Penn Charter. Maddi played basketball in high school at the Springside School and has 5 years of AAU experience playing experience.
Eric Glemser (head coach)
Currently an assistant college coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University. He is the former head coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School and assistant at Archbishop Wood. His teams have made several appearances in the AAU National Final 4 and has many players who went on to play Division I basketball.
Nicole is in her fifth year with Fencor. She played at nationally-ranked Bishop McDevitt and is a long-time teacher in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
Janice has coached at Team X as well as Montgomery travel ball. She played at Hatboro-Horsham High School and Cabrini College.
Note: 10th Grade Players are also eligible to play on 11th grade-Regional team under coaches Strothers, Martin and Hinchey.
Gary Christian (head coach)
Gary is an Assistant Coach at Central Bucks South High School after serving as an assistant at CB West. He has over 20 years of coaching experience.
Joe is a veteran AAU and travel team coach with the Warrington-Warwick organization. He is in his fifth year coaching at Fencor and his fourth as Assistant Varsity and Head JV Coach for Central Bucks South girls.
Taylor Sweeney (head coach)
Taylor is an assistant coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School. She played at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy and King’s College. Last year her team won 3 championships, all in different parts of the state. This is her third year coaching AAU.
Sarah Sherman (head coach)
Sarah has won three Gold Medals as a coach for the Philadelphia team at the National JCC Maccabiah Games. She played at Methacton High School and Juniata College. She was an assistant for both the 5th & 10th grade teams last year. This will be her fourth year coaching AAU
Andrea Jones (head coach)
After a brief sabbatical, one of our most popular coaches return. Andrea was an assistant coach for four years at Cheltenham High School. She previously coached Fencor for three years and won an AAU East Coast national title. She played Division I basketball at Delaware State and has been a professional basketball trainer with ProRebound Training for three years.
Antonia is an assistant coach at Pennsylvania State University-Abington campus. She has coached for Fencor for three years. She played Division I basketball at La Salle University.
Todd Rose (head coach)
Todd is a former assistant coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High school and at Springside School. Has been coaching Fencor for 11 years.
Kate Knudson (head coach)
Kate served for five years as head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Phoenixville High School. She played at Gettysburg College as well as Perkiomen Valley High School.
Coaches Box – A Note of Appreciation
Just a short thank you to all the men and women who; took all the time necessary, gave up all that family and even vacation time, planned all those practices, went to all those tournaments, listened to all those excuses for missing all those planned practices, put up with all those bad refs calls at all those tournaments, cared so much about each player, tried so hard to be positive in critiquing the players, and loved practically every minute of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Fencor prides itself on the quality of volunteer coaches we have. Not that each one is perfect all the time but overall there is a lot of basketball taught, team building done, individual improvement and positive relationships built. On average between 2 practices a week and about 7 tournaments per team, the coach spends a minimum of 120 hours with the team, not counting any travel, planning, phone calls, wondering time, tryouts, and meetings. Somewhere all this fits the definition of commitment. Thanks!
Interested in becoming a Fencor Coach? Here are the qualifications.
The club looks for people that can meet the demanding time commitment, have some knowledge of the game from playing and/or coaching, and can organize and manage practices and games.
At least as important as that skill set is that the coach can keep winning in perspective, handle varying levels of parental interest, create a team atmosphere, and understand the important impact a coach can have on a young player.
Different age levels clearly need coaches with different abilities and outlooks. The club has a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History Clearance done on each potential coach. We try hard not to have a parent coach a Fencor team with his or her child on that team.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.