2013-14 Men's Basketball
Coach: Parrish Petry
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|
|Misc||Jersey||Name||Position||Height||Class-Yr.||High School/Community College|
|52||Jacob Bare||Center||6'6"||Freshman||Musselman (West Virginia)|
|21||Ceontay Coit||Forward/Guard||6'0"||Freshman||Owings Mills (Maryland)|
|42||Ryan Gardner||Forward||6'4"||Freshman||Central York|
|45||Devin Gibson||Center||6'8"||Sophomore||Western Tech (Maryland)|
|5||Tim Hanle||Guard||5'9"||Sophomore||Baltimore Lutheran (Maryland)/North Country (New York)|
|44||Josh Jamison||Forward/Guard||6'1"||Junior||Dulaney (Maryland)|
|12||Lucas Jewell||Point Guard||5'11"||Freshman||Elizabethtown|
|*||20||Tyler Martin||Point Guard||5'11"||Junior||J.P. McCaskey|
|11||Roger Schumann||Forward||6'0"||Junior||Susquehannock/Harford (Maryland)|
|24||Logan Steckel||Guard||5'11"||Sophomore||Red Lion Christian|
|*||54||Ben Todd||Center||6'8"||Senior||Hereford (Maryland)|
|23||Jordan Williams||Guard||6'0"||Freshman||Dulaney (Maryland)|
(for latest game updates)
|2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule|
|November 7, 2013||7:00 p.m.||Thaddeus Stevens College Of Technology||Away||W||104-72|
|November 12, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Central Penn||Away||W||95-90|
|November 16, 2013||3:00 p.m.||Manor College||Home||W||89-75|
|November 21, 2013||8:00 p.m.||HACC||Home||W||109-71|
|November 25, 2013||7:00 p.m.||Harford Community College||Away||W||99-93|
|November 30, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Away||W||79-61|
|December 3, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn College||Home||W||85-65|
|December 6, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Hazleton||Home||W||76-63|
|December 7, 2013||1:00 p.m.||Penn State New Kensington||Home||W||99-55|
|December 11, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Away||W||81-63|
|December 13, 2013||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Home|
|January 9, 2014||7:00 p.m.||Thaddeus Stevens College Of Technology||Home|
|January 13, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Home|
|January 16, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Wilkes-Barre||Home|
|January 18, 2014||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Home|
|January 24, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Greater Allegheny||Away|
|January 25, 2014||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Fayette||Away|
|January 29, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Central Penn College||Home|
|January 31, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Beaver||Home|
|February 5, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Away|
|February 8, 2014||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Scranton||Away|
|February 10, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Away|
|February 13, 2014||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Home|
|February 15, 2014||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Dubois||Away|
|February 18, 2014||TBA||PSUAC Elite 8||Away|
|February 21, 2014||TBA||PSUAC Final Four||Away|
|February 22, 2014||TBA||PSUAC Championship||Away|
|March 4, 2014||TBA||USCAA's||Away|
Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.
Coach: Parrish Petry
Hempfield School District
- West York High School
- Shippensburg University, B.S. in Mathematics
- Millersville University, Masters Equivalency in Education
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.
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.
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.
Always Do What Is Right!