2013-2014 Coaching Staff

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.

 9th 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



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Dave Mulaney    

Head Coach


John Toomey

Assistant Head Coach


Tom McGeoy

Assistant Coach/JV

Tim Coyle

Program Coordinator


Jake Wartella

Freshmen Coach


Scott Reichert

8th Grade Coach


Mick Kondrack

7th Grade Coach


Dan Slotterback

Athletic Trainer/Strength Coach

Eric Rismiller

Athletic Director


John Liddle

Team Photographer


Dave Wapinsky



Cody Blankenhorn

Jake Guzick

Team Manager

Team Manager


Dr. Robert Boran

Team Doctor


Dr. Jason Phillips

Team Doctor