STAFF

BRAD LEAR

Founder,

Director of Sideline Cancer AAU,

Director of Coaching,

2023 and 2026 Head Coach

BRAD LEAR is currently in his 7th 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, and has coached 15 Division 1 players throughout his career.

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 1994 Pennsylvania 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 Virginia 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.

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.

MIKE WALKER

2024 Head Coach

MIKE WALKER is currently in his 2nd year as a 9th grade Boys’ Basketball Coach at Altoona Area Junior High School. Before coaching the 9th grade team, he coached two years as a 7th grade coach at the Altoona Area Junior High School.  Walker is NCAA Basketball Gold Coach Certified.

Walker was a 1987 graduate of Mount Union Area High School. After high school, he served 8 years in the US Navy and served in Desert Storm.

He currently resides in Altoona with wife Lorinda, and his children Siara and Isaac.

DOUG FRAZIER

2025 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.

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.

CASEY WILT

2025 Assistant Coach

CASEY WILT was the Head Women’s Coach for 7 seasons at Penn State Altoona. Currently she coaches the 9th grade team at Altoona Area Junior High School.

Wilt graduated from Altoona Area High School in 1999. After high school she graduated from Juniata College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Education.

She is currently employed as the Pre-K Counts Director at Child Advocates of Blair County. She resides in Altoona with husband, Ernie, and daughters, Grace and Lanie

DARRICK BRICK

2026 Assistant Coach

DARRICK BRICK has 8 years of coaching experience at various levels. Brick focuses on player development, teamwork, and player confidence.

Brick graduated Berlin High School in 1995. After, he graduated Triangle Tech in 1999 with an Associate Degree in Architectural Design.

He is currently employed as a Transportation Construction Project Manager for PENNDOT. He resides in Hollidaysburg with wife, Amber, and daughters, Lauryn and Madalyn

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