Allen McGriff (Varsity Head Coach)
Coach McGriff is starting his fourth season coaching the Park Forest Middle School Boys Basketball Team, but his first season as Varsity Head Coach. A New York City native, Allen moved to State College in 2007. He began coaching in 2014 for the YMCA and worked his way up to becoming an Assistant Coach for the Park Forest basketball team in January of 2018. Over the years he has coached both boys and girls, anywhere from Kindergarten to the Middle School level. Coach McGriff believes that basketball teaches more than just competition and honing talent, but also to develop numerous life skills such as commitment, understanding and focus.
Lonnie Koudela (JV Head Coach)
Lonnie Koudela is entering his second year of coaching basketball at Park Forest Middle School. He graduated in 2019 from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. As a graduate of State High, Coach Koudela is excited for his second year of coaching. He was a three sport letter winner in football, basketball, and track and field. His love for sports carries over into his love of teaching. He currently is a third grade teacher at Ferguson Township Elementary School and is looking forward to instilling the same values of the classroom onto the court.