Penn State York Athletics

2013-14 Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball 2013-2014

Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
Semester: Fall/Spring
Assistant Coach: Alex Knox
Assistant Coach: Matt Rotonda
Assistant Coach: Josh Czerski

A Season to Remember

February 18, 2013

The score was tied at 79. The number-one seed and host team Penn State Beaver committed a foul with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. Ben Todd, 6’ 8” tall, sinks the first free throw to give the Penn State York Lions the final point, an 80-79 victory, and the first men’s basketball Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship in the history of the campus belongs to York.

It was an unbelievable season; twenty-two victories, a fifth consecutive Southern Division championship, a first-ever conference title, and a bid to the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament. Graduating senior Xavier Smith, guard Logan Steckel, forward Josh Jamison, and center Ben Todd all garnered praise and post-season accolades.

That was then.

Realizing they are no longer under the radar, the Lions of Penn State York know it only gets tougher, as the defending champions of the conference, they expect the best efforts from all of their opposition in the coming season.

This is NOW.

Unwilling to hang their hat on the past, Parrish Petry (Shippensburg '85) and Matt Rotonda (Penn State '11), Lions coaches, understand exactly what awaits them as the season gets under way. In preparing for this season, the Lions coaching staff has adopted a motto: “That was then, this is NOW.” In doing so, the coaching staff has brought in an impressive recruiting class to add to their six returning players. With eight new faces, a renewed focus on fundamental execution and defensive intensity, and an understanding that they are the defending PSUAC Conference Champions, the Lions are poised to make a charge to be in a position to build on their success and repeat history. Alex Knox, former Central York High School Boys Varsity coach, and Josh Czerski, former York Lion, will also lend their knowledge, efforts, and experience to the program once again this season.

The Leaders of the Pack

The Lions will depend on their six returners to bring forth their championship experience as they try to defend their crown. Co-captains Ben Todd (center, senior - Hereford, Md.) and Tyler Martin (point guard, junior, J.P. McCaskey) have set the tone for what has been a strong and productive pre-season. Josh Jamison (forward/guard, Junior, Dulaney, Md.) and Logan Steckel (guard, sophomore, Red Lion Christian) figure to be high-level key contributors to the Lions attack. Local product Judd Gemmill (guard, sophomore, Dallastown) and the much-improved Devin Gibson (center, sophomore, Western Tech, Md.) round out the returners.

The New Faces

With voids left by the departure of several key contributors, a new group of Lions will look to prove their abilities and demonstrate consistency with their performance both on the court and in the classroom. This group includes six freshmen and two transfers. Bringing a good mix of effective skills, these eight new faces are looking to prove to be positive additions to the roster. The first-year players are: Jacob Bare (center, Musselman, W.Va.), Skyler Brandt (forward, Stroudsburg), Ceontay Coit (forward/guard, Owings Mills, Md.), Ryan Gardner (forward, Central York), Tim Hanle (guard, Baltimore Lutheran, Md./North Country CC, N.Y.), Lucas Jewell (point guard, Elizabethtown), Roger Schumann (forward, Susquehannock/Harford CC, Md.), and Jordan Williams (guard, Dulaney, Md.).

2013-2014 Men's Basketball Roster
MiscJerseyNamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School/Community College
52Jacob BareCenter6'6"FreshmanMusselman (West Virginia)
10Skyler BrandtForward/Center6'4"FreshmanStroudsburg
21Ceontay CoitForward/Guard6'0"FreshmanOwings Mills (Maryland)
42Ryan GardnerForward6'4"FreshmanCentral York
3Judd GemmillGuard5'9"SophomoreDallastown
45Devin GibsonCenter6'8"SophomoreWestern Tech (Maryland)
5Tim HanleGuard5'9"SophomoreBaltimore Lutheran (Maryland)/North Country (New York)
44Josh JamisonForward/Guard6'1"JuniorDulaney (Maryland)
12Lucas JewellPoint Guard5'11"FreshmanElizabethtown
*20Tyler MartinPoint Guard5'11"JuniorJ.P. McCaskey
11Roger SchumannForward6'0"JuniorSusquehannock/Harford (Maryland)
24Logan SteckelGuard5'11"SophomoreRed Lion Christian
*54Ben ToddCenter6'8"SeniorHereford (Maryland)
23Jordan WilliamsGuard6'0"FreshmanDulaney (Maryland)

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Wins: 25| Losses: 3| Winning Percentage: .893

2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule
November 7, 20137:00 p.m.Thaddeus Stevens College Of Technology AwayW104-72
November 12, 20138:00 p.m.Central Penn AwayW95-90
November 16, 20133:00 p.m.Manor College HomeW89-75
November 21, 20138:00 p.m.HACC HomeW109-71
November 25, 20137:00 p.m.Harford Community CollegeAwayW99-93
November 30, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh Valley AwayW79-61
December 3, 20138:00 p.m.Penn College HomeW85-65
December 6, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Hazleton HomeW76-63
December 7, 20131:00 p.m.Penn State New Kensington HomeW99-55
December 11, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Brandywine AwayW81-63
December 13, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Schuylkill HomeW91-72
January 9, 20147:00 p.m.Thaddeus Stevens College Of Technology HomeW89-65
January 13, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Brandywine HomeW87-72
January 16, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Wilkes-Barre HomeW77-73
January 18, 20143:00 p.m.Penn State Mont Alto HomeW69-65
January 24, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Greater Allegheny AwayW88-60
January 25, 20143:00 p.m.Penn State Fayette AwayW84-75
January 29, 20148:00 p.m.Central Penn College HomeL97-90
January 31, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Beaver HomeW89-88
February 8, 20143:00 p.m.Penn State Worthington ScrantonAwayW89-66
February 11, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Mont Alto AwayL70-66
February 15, 20143:00 p.m.Penn State Dubois AwayW88-66
February 16, 20146:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh Valley HomeW67-58
February 17, 20148:00 p.m.Penn State Schuylkill AwayW87-68
February 22, 20145:00 p.m.PSUAC Tournament, Final Four - Penn State FayetteHomeW87-78
February 25, 20148:00 p.m.PSUAC Championship - Penn State Mont AltoBryce Jordan CenterW72-63
March 6, 20142:00 p.m.USCAA Tournament, Quarterfinals - Berkeley College (NJ)Penn State FayetteW95-89
March 7, 20143:00 p.m.USCAA Tournament, Semifinals - Andrews UniversityPenn State FayetteL74-54

Trimmer Award Tyler R. Martin, Lancaster, Pa.

USCAA Championship All-Tournament Team: Tyler R. Martin, Lancaster, Pa.

USCAA 1st Team All-American: Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa.

USCAA All-American Honorable Mentions: Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Md.

PSUAC Player of the Year in men’s basketball: Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa.

PSUAC 2nd Team Honors: Joshua K. Jamison, Cockeysville, Md.;Tyler R. Martin, Lancaster, Pa.

PSUAC 1st Team Honors: Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa.

Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Academic All-Conference: Logan P. Steckel, York, Pa.

Parrish Petry

Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
Semester: Fall/Spring


Mathematics Teacher
Hempfield School District


  • West York High School
  • Shippensburg University, B.S. in Mathematics
  • Millersville University, Masters Equivalency in Education

Coaching History:

Veteran high school coach of twenty-four years in both York and Lancaster counties. Most recently he was the head boys coach at Red Lion High School and during that time the basketball program enjoyed the most success in the history of the school earning five division championships, played in two Division 3 AAAA finals, three state tournaments, and finished in the eastern semi-finals in 2004.

Voted Coach of the Year four times in York County.

Playing History:

Three sport athlete in high school – basketball, baseball, and football - and earned All League honors in each sport. Voted one of West York’s Top Ten athletes in school history and holds the school record for the most points scored in a career with 1,359.

Four-year varsity athlete at Shippensburg University earning All Conference first team selection in his junior and senior years. Served as team captain.

Basketball Goal:

Build on the past season’s success in becoming an annual participant in the conference play-offs. We hope to build a reputation within our conference of being a strong contender for divisional and league championships each and every year. With the talent in York and Lancaster areas combined with a rich northern Maryland recruiting base we hope to bring in student athletes that are interested in earning a Big Ten education while playing against some of the best local Division 3 colleges.

Life Philosophy:

Always Do What Is Right!

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