LITTLE LIONS ARCHIVES

  •  Basketball

    • The Little Lions Archives seeks to preserve memories of the players, coaches, and teams that have been a part of the State College Area School District boys' basketball program over the years.  Collections of team rosters, photos, and scores are listed in separate tabs within the Little Lions Archives.
    • Program highlights and players who have exhibited outstanding performance are listed below.

PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division Champions: 2016-17, 2017-18
    Mid-Penn Conference Tournament Champions: 2016-17, 2017-18
     
     
    PIAA District 6 Champions: 1977-78, 1990-91, 1994-95, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
    PIAA Sweet 16: 1976-77, 2001-02, 2016-17, 2017-18
    PIAA Elite 8: 1995-96, 2004-05
    PIAA Final Four: 2003-04
    PIAA AAAA State Champions: 2002-03 
     
    *For the 2016-17 season, PIAA Basketball expanded from a 1A - 4A classification system to a 1A - 6A system. State College was re-classified from 4A to 6A at that time.

OUTSTANDING PLAYERS

  • Barry Parkhill ('69) is among the All-Time scoring leaders and broke the 1,000 point barrier during his senior year. He went on to star at the University of Virginia, was Player of the Year in the ACC where he scored 1,267 points and was an alternate member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team.

    Mike Koehler ('70) broke the 1,000 point barrier with 1,090 points and went on to play at the University of Delaware.

    Steve Brackbill ('71) broke the 1,000 point barrier in his senior year and completed his State High career with 1,198 points. Steve went on to play at Rutgers University.

    Chris Dodds ('77) is the all-time scoring leader at State College with 1,844 points. Chris went on to be a standout player at Davidson University and later at Clemson University.

    Jim Solic ('79) averaged over 20 points/game his senior season, and went on to play for Penn State from 1979 to 1982.

    Rob Krimmel ('96) scored 1,698 career points (2nd all-time) and led State College to the PIAA Elite 8 in 1996. He is ranked second in career 3-pointers with 164. He went on to play at St. Francis University and is currently the men's basketball head coach.

    Ken Krimmel ('98) scored 1,202 point in his State College career. He led the state in scoring in his senior year with 24.6 points per game average. Ken continued his basketball career at Penn State where he joined the team as a walk-on, eventually earning a scholarship.

    Gabe Norwood ('03) was the 2003 Player of the Year in the Mountain League and co-captain of the 2003-2004 State Championship team. In 2007, Gabe completed his collegiate basketball career at George Mason University, including a trip to the NCAA Final Four, and is now playing professionally in the Philippines.

    Willie Morse ('04) is the third-ranked scorer in State College history with 1,497 points. He is the State College career leader in assists, three-pointers, and free throw percentage. Willie played college basketball at St. Bonaventure and Colgate.

    Kevin Kanaskie ('05) was named All-State, All-Conference MVP and two-time All-Conference player. He led State College in points, steals and assists as a 3-year starter. Kevin played college basketball at Middle Tennessee State University.

    Eric Meister ('06) scored
    1,407 points during his high school career. He scored 17.5 points per game during his senior season and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Mountain Athletic Conference. Eric played college basketball at Holy Cross.

    Bryan Sekunda ('13) scored 1,112 points during his high school career.  During his senior year he averaged 20.5 points per game and was named a Mid-Penn Conference (Commonwealth) First team All-Star.  He will be attending Stony Brook University to play basketball.

Last Modified on October 19, 2020