2023 COACHES

11th GRADE – Team 1

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 Martin

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.

11th GRADE – Team 2

Rick Barry

A former college player, Rick is a long-time AAU coach who had his own club at one time.

Taylor Sweeney

Taylor is an assistant coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University. She played at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy High School 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.

10th GRADE

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 Martin

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.

9th GRADE

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 ProBound Training for three years.

 

8th GRADE

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.

Siani Wynn

Siani was on ABington Friends School’s FSL championship team. She is in her second year as a coach at Fencor.

7th GRADE

Stuart London (head coach)

Stuart has won a gold medal coaching at the Keystone State Games and twice won the NCAA-sanctioned Priscilla Abruzzo Memorial League.

 

6th GRADE

Charles Cooper (head coach)

Charles is currently an assistant coach at Northampton County Community College. He has previously coached at Harcum Junior College and Valley Forge Military College. A graduate of Cheyney, Cooper has AAU coaching experience with the East Coast Power Timberwolves in 2019..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

5th GRADE

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 ProBound Training for three years.

 

4th GRADE

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 ProBound Training for three years.

 

3rd GRADE

Greg Godfrey

Greg is a former college coach at Penn State-Abington. He was also the high school varsity head coach at Nazareth Acdemy. Greg also had his own AAU club, the Greg Godfrey All-Stars. He was a standout player at Abington 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 fencor@fencor.org.