Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomes new women's basketball coach

Penn State Greater Allegheny recently hired a new women's basketball coach. Louis V. Zadecky of Belle Vernon, Pa., began his new position on Feb. 1.

The women's basketball program began at Penn State Greater Allegheny in the 2007-08 academic year. The team has a 25-game schedule in 2011. Next year, the campus will host a tip-off tournament that includes Lourdes College in Ohio, Pitt-Titusville and Bennett College.

?This is a very exciting time to bring on a new coach,? said Jim Chester, director of athletics for the campus. ?Coach Zadecky possesses the fire and determination to take our women?s basketball program to where it belongs, the top of the PSUAC,? he added.

Zadecky earned a master of science degree in sports administration and management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He holds a Pennsylvania State Certification (K-12) in Health and Physical Education. He earned a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

Zadecky began his career at Elizabeth-Forward School District as a substitute teacher. Since that time he?s held several teaching and coaching positions. He?s currently a physical education teacher at Yough Intermediate/Middle School in the Yough School District. He has 11 years of experience as a high school head coach and 11 years of experience as an assistant coach. For the past several years he?s coached three teams simultaneously -- as head coach of the Yough High School Girl?s Basketball team, assistant coach of the Yough High School Girl?s Lacrosse team and assistant coach of the Southmoreland High School Varsity Football team.