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2017 Collegiate Summer Camp Series – Meet Our Head Coaches May 31, 2017

Week 1 (Philadelphia University) – Head Coach, Jim Reilly Jimmy Reilly has been the top Assistant Coach at Philadelphia University under HerbMagee, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Head Coach, since May 2007. Coach Reilly also serves as the athletics department’s coordinator of conference events, and is responsible for the Team’s’ strength and conditioning program, the guard development program, on-court instruction, and in-game defensive adjustments. During his time at Philadelphia University, the team made appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, won two…

Event Highlight – Girls Empowerment Program May 31, 2017

  On Saturday, May 13th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball, in partnership with Philly Triple Threat and with the help of 20 volunteers, hosted its inaugural Girls Empowerment Program. Approximately 60 middle and high school aged girls participated in the event, which included basketball skill development, competitive gameplay, and personal-development activities centered around the question of what it means to be a female student athlete. While PYB is committed to serving all young people in Philadelphia, we believe that providing gender-specific programming to the…

Staff Member Spotlight – MaryKate O’Brien May 31, 2017

Starting as a full-time employee in February 2017, MaryKate is a relatively new member of the Philadelphia Youth Basketball team, but was born and raised in the Philadelphia basketball world. MaryKate grew up in Lafayette Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, and played basketball competitively since she was seven years old.  For MaryKate basketball is a family game – her Uncle played for Drexel Men’s Basketball from 1982-1986; her father played at La Salle high school, worked as a coach for ten years…

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