Sitler Takes Over Boys Basketball

Posted on January 16, 2013 by

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Terry Sitler recently came out of retirement to take over the Fleetwood Boys Basketball team. The team has had recent struggles, having not won a league game in two years, but that didn’t stop Sitler’s decision to try to rebuild a once successful program.

Sitler currently works at Kutztown University as director of Conference Services. Coach Sitler is married to Maureen Sitler, an Elementary School teacher at Andrew Maier. Terry and Maureen have two children, Zach and Stephanie.

Zach is a sophomore at Bloomsburg University, and Stephanie is a 26-year-old college graduate.

When Coach Sitler isn’t on the court, he likes to travel with his wife. He enjoys watching sports along with collecting sports memorabilia. He is a huge Notre Dame fan.

Sitler went to Central Columbia High School and played tennis and basketball for the Blue Jays. As a senior in high school, Sitler’s basketball team won the State Championship, with him winning All-County power forward and receiving an All-State honorable mention.

He also was a part of the European tennis team during high school.

Coach Sitler attended East Stroudsburg University, where he made the basketball team as a freshman, until tearing his ACL, ending his playing career.

Sitler Coached the Brandywine girls’ Basketball team from 1994-2006, winning 127 games. He led them to three division titles and won division Coach of the Year 3 times.

“I like how Coach Sitler keeps everything organized.  That’s something we haven’t had,” player Clay Weidemoyer said.

After retiring from high school basketball, Sitler concentrated on his partial ownership of Athletes For Better Education, or AFBE, an organization that specializes in basketball clinics and tournaments. During his time off from high school basketball, he coached BC United, an AAU team with top players from the county, for six years.

“I am very excited for this upcoming season.  The team has a very positive attitude after the recent struggles they have gone through. The team is full of a bunch of good kids.  We don’t have kids with behavior issues. My goal is to have everyone improving each day to make the team collectively better. I also hope to have the team .500 or better and improve off the three wins they had last year,” Sitler said.

“I’ve known Terry for a long time.  He’s a good guy and knows what he is doing. I believe he will help improve the basketball program,” Brian Schumacher said.

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