The appointment of Adam Gearhart as the new head coach of the Bellefonte Lady Raider basketball team is exceptional.
As alumni and last year’s team captains, we are excited to see a familiar face. During our four years as Lady Raiders we went through three coaching transitions. However, Gearhart was the one consistency (as part of junior high and junior varsity and as assistant varsity coach), and he supported us.
We are happy he is taking on this job with plans to stay, providing current and future Lady Raiders with stability.
As we begin our college seasons we realized that you can always give more. We encourage this year’s team to work hard and really push themselves. Soon, the coming season will have passed and you will be looking back. Don’t look back and wonder what would have been if you had just given a little more effort.
It is a wonderful gift to be part of a varsity team. Give this season your best and make the most of the time you have.
We are excited that Gearhart has been hired to lead the Lady Raider program. Last year the team made big strides, advancing to the postseason for the first time in five years. We hope this year’s team under his guidance continues to build on that success and creates a legacy for Bellefonte to be proud of.
Good luck, Lady Raiders!
Alexis Franks and Cass Book