Jack Schenzel enters his second season at the helm of Mont Alto’s basketball team. The team went 8-16 last year but made great strides down the stretch, winning 4 of their last 5 games. Mont Alto ranked first in the conference in two key defensive statistics, points allowed and field goal percentage defense, last season.
“I came in last year and enjoyed the transformation of the team. We really embraced the defense first philosophy,” commented Coach Schenzel.
In year two, the coaching staff has worked hard with the returning players to further develop their skills. Also the staff was able to recruit a group of 6 student-athletes that will help add to the roster of returning players.
Most importantly, in the classroom the team GPA rose by over half a point. The players now understand the importance of a good education and are striving to be as great in the classroom as they are on the court.
A Franklin County native and athlete, Jack Schenzel has been coaching for thirteen years, half of that time was spent at the high school level and the other seven years at the collegiate level. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University where he was a four year member of the Track and Field team. During his career as a college athlete, he was named All ECAC (2) and All PSAC in Track and Field.
In 1995 he began his coaching career in basketball as the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Shippensburg High School. He then moved on to the Women’s program at Shippensburg University as the Assistant Coach. Schenzel believes in a high energy defense, transition basketball and that the team should play every possession hard. He says that his team should never take today for granted, play each game like it could be your last.
As a coach, Schenzel’s mission is to teach fundamentals with high energy to the players and sport specific skills along with life skills, while keeping in mind that the main reason the student-athlete is at school is for an education. His goals for the 2012-2013 season are to not only win on the court, but in the classroom, as well. Coach Schenzel is also working toward his team making it to Bryce Jordan for the Final Four Conference before making it to the USCAA National Tournament.
Favorite Quotes by John Wooden
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
Coach Paul Lundy is in his secondseason as assistant coach at Penn State Mont Alto where he is “excited to be a part Coach Schenzel’s staff”, he has an array of coaching experience under his belt through the past ten seasons.
Coach Lundy started his coaching career in 2002 when he was the head coach of the middle school boys at Lynchburg Christian School Academy in Lynchburg, VA until 2005. He then returned home to take an assistant coaching job for the varsity women’s basketball team at Cumberland Valley Christian School(CVCS) in Chambersburg, PA for a year before becoming the head coach of the boys junior varsity team, as well as the assistant on the men’s varsity team from 2006-2008.
In 2008 he accepted the position of head coach of the women’s varsity team at CVCS where he held the position for a year until he was able to break into college coaching in 2009. In 2009 he volunteered as an assistant coach on the men’s basketball team at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA. In 2010 he went back to coaching at CVCS as the head coach of the middle school boys’ team.
Coach Lundy has had the opportunity to work at many prestigious basketball camps over the past decade. He worked for five years as a coach at Hoop Heaven Basketball Camp, as well as Five-Star Basketball Camp. He coached at the highly regarded Hoop Group Elite and Skills Camps for three years, and in 2009 and 2010 was on staff for several weeks at Duke University’s Basketball Camp. Coach Lundy also worked for Liberty University and Shippensburg University Basketball Camps.
Coach Lundy earned his undergraduate degree in Physical Education in 2004 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He then received his Master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy in Sports Studies (Coaching and Athletic Administration) in 2010.
Coach Lundy is currently employed as the Physical Education teacher and Math teacher at CVCS. He also is the Athletic Director at CVCS, where he has held that position since 2007.
Coach Lundy lives in Waynesboro, PA with his wife Kristin.
Coach Scott Ogden is in his second season as the assistant coach at Penn State Mont Alto.
“It has a rich basketball tradition and I am looking forward to carrying on that tradition,” says Coach Ogden about the basketball program at Penn State Mont Alto.
Coach Ogden attended Penn State Mont Alto for a short period of time before transferring to Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA. There he attained his undergraduate degree in Sports Administration in 2009.
Coach Ogden then accepted the position of assistant coach on the men’s basketball team at Lock Haven University under Head Coach John Wilson, Jr. While on the staff at Lock Haven his duties included scouting, academic coordination, fundraising, and day to day operations of the basketball program