St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy will have a new face leading its girls’ varsity basketball team this season, but it’s one that’s familiar in the community.
Katie Sosnoskie (fomerly Glusko) has officially signed a contract with the high school as the team’s new coach, St. Joe’s announced on Friday.
Sosnoskie played basketball at West Virginia from 2003-06 and was a two-time Big East Academic All-Star and helped her team to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 and 2004 as well as WNIT bids in 2004 and 2005.
However, her basketball career started locally at State College, where she was the 2002 Pennsylvania Player of the Year.
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Sosnoskie previously held position as a head coach, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in Division II Women’s Basketball at Francis Marion University, Gannon University and Concord University, respectively.
“In my new position, I am most looking forward to combining a solid program with a strong educational foundation to position Saint Joseph’s Women Basketball players for future success,” she said.
Added St. Joe’s athletic director Chad Walsh, “I fully believe that the combination of Katie’s energy and experience will propel our girls’ basketball program to new heights. Having her family back in the area and joining our family will be a great asset to the development of Saint Joseph’s Athletics. We couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the SJCA community, and I am excited to get things rolling for the 2016-2017 season with her at the helm.”