STAFF

BRAD LEAR

Founder,
Director of Sideline Cancer AAU,
Director of Coaching,
2023 Girls and 2026 Girls Head Coach

BRAD LEAR is currently in his 9th year as head basketball coach for the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and 12th season overall as a head varsity basketball coach. During his time at Hollidaysburg he teams have had a record of 94-48, and overall 174-85.

He is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

In the 2015-2016 season, Lear won The Altoona Mirror Coach of the Year award. In previous years (2011 & 2012) he won the Virginia Coach of the Year award.
 
Lear graduated from United High School in 1990. Lear is a Class of 1995 Penn State University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After, he went on to receive the Physical Education Endorsement from the University of North Carolina and VA Commonwealth University.
 
Along with coaching, Lear is currently employed as a Physical Education teacher at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School. He resides in Hollidaysburg with wife Shannon, and his three daughters Rylee, Sydney, and Kamryn.

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JEFF LANE

Director of Operations

JEFF LANE was the past President of the Altoona Soccer Club and is a National “D” License Soccer Coach. Lane is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

Lane graduated in 1989 from Altoona Area High School. After high school, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering in 1994 from The Pennsylvania State University.

Now, Jeff Lane is currently employed as an Estimator/Project Manager at Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. He resides in Altoona with wife Tracey, and daughters Julia and Taylor.

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Rachelle Hopsicker

RACHELLE HOPSICKER is currently in her 1st year as head coach of our 2024 GIRLS. Before coaching for SIDELINE CANCER, she was the Head Girls Coach at Juniata Valley HS.  Coach "Rock" led the Lady Hornets to a District 6 Class 1A Title in 2018 and was PIAA State Runner Up in 2017 and 2018, compiling a 162-62 record.  Hopsicker is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

2024 Head Coach

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DOUG FRAZIER

2025 Girls Head Coach
2028 Boys Head Coach

DOUG FRAZIER has been coaching for 6 years at the travel level. Frazier is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

 

He is a 2000 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School.

 

Frazier is currently employed as a Paving Superintendent for Grannas Bros. He resides in Hollidaysburg with wife Lacy, and children, Emma and Wyatt.

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TIM HATAJIK

2023 Assistant Coach

TIM HATAJIK is a certified Athletic trainer and a licensed Physical Therapist.

He is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

Hatajik graduated from Highlands High School in 1990. From high school, he attended Slippery Rock University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. In 1997 he graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

He is currently employed Regional Therapy Supervisor at UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA. He resides in Duncansville with children, Jack, Lucas and Alison.

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MEGAN SMITH

2025 Assistant Coach

MEGAN SMITH 

Coach Smith is entering her first year with Sideline Cancer AAU.  She comes to us as Indiana University of Pennsylvania's all-time leader in season points (625), season 3-pointers (89), season 3-point attempts (220), career 3-point percentage (40.2).  Her 1,483 career points is fourth most in IUP history

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board members

Director of Sideline Cancer AAU/Director of Coaching- Brad Lear

President- Tim Hatajik

Vice President- Tracey Lane

Secretary- Shannon Lear 

Treasurer/Director of Operations-Jeff Lane