Your Crimson Tide Leaders
Head Coach Dave Mullaney : Begins his seventh season as Pottsville Boys Basketball coach. Coach Mullaney is a 2000 graduate
of St. Vincent College with a degree in mathematics. While at St. Vincent, Mullaney was a standout performer on the hardwood,
and served as a team captain for two seasons. He ranks among the all-time leaders in assists for the Bearcats, and helped
the team to post a 28-5 overall record in 1998. That season , St. Vincent also advanced to the NAIA Elite Eight. During his
final season with the Bearcats he played a key role in the team winning a school-record 18 consecutive games. Coach Mullaney
served five years as an assistant high school coach at Pleasant Valley and East Stroudsburg-South and two years as an assistant
coach at Wilkes University prior to coming to Pottsville for the 2007-2008 season.
Mullaney and his staff have led the Tide to 116-44 record since taking over in 2007. He has
helped lead Pottsville to four straight Schuylkill League Titles and a District XI AAA Title during his six years at
the helm. Twice Mullaney has been tabbed Republican Herald "Coach of the Year". He is currently a mathematics
teacher at the High School and resides in Pottsville.
Assistant Varsity Coach John Toomey:
Toomey just finished his 3rd season as the Varsity Assistant for the Tide. While contributing in all aspects of the
program, his major responsibilities include directing the scouting program and working with our post players. He has
been instrumental in the helping the Tide to Championships in each of his years as a Varsity Assistant.
Prior to becoming a Varsity Assistant, Coach Toomey Coached the 7th grade for the Program for two years.
From 1995-2002, Toomey was the Tide's head coach, leading the team to a 105-75 record and Schuylkill League Championship.
He was an assistant to Coach Jim Steidle prior to becoming head coach at Pottsville.
Coach Toomey has also had a major
impact on the football program at Pottsville. He has been Defensive Coordinator for the Tide for the past 25 years,
two of which resulted in State Final appearances. Coach Toomey is the one of the most highly respected coaches ever
to coach at Pottsville. He has been a mentor for many of Pottsville Coaches in a varying sports. He has taught special
education in the district for the past 34 years.
8th Grade Coach: Coach
Reichert is a 1971 Pottsville Gradute. He began his high school coaching career at Nativity High School, where he coached
the Freshman Basketball Team. He left Nativity after 5 years to coach Junior High under Coach Jim Steidle at Pottsville. Since
that time he has worked under three additional Head Coaches: John toomey, Tim Coyle and Dave Mullaney. He has coached 7-8th
grade, freshman, junior varsity and 8th grade during his tenure. In addition Coach Reichert coached the 8th grade girls at
Pottsville and boys and girls teams with Anthracite Action AAU. He also is coordinator and director at Pottsville Recreation
Hoopfest Basketball Program.
Grade Coach: Jake Wartella was born on April 8, 1987, graduated from Pottsville high School in 2006 and also Graduated
from East Stroudsburg University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education. This is Jake's
first year of coaching the 7th Grade Boys team. The 7th grade team posted an impressive 20 Wins and 2 losses season.
At Pottsville, Jake was a 4-year Starter and Letter Winner in Basketball. He was Captain of the team
his senior year. He is also a 1000 point scorer and 3 Time All- League 1st Team Point Guard. He was a member of the 2004 Schuylkill
League Championship Team. He also earned 4 Varsity letters in Football and 3 Varsity letters in Baseball at Pottsville. He
currently is teaching Health and Physical Education at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School. He also coaches Varsity football.
Jake Guzick, Team Manager