The Pittsburgh Power Basketball Club was formed in 2006 by John Tate and a small group of dedicated volunteers. Under the direction of area coaching legends such as Duquesne’s Montel Staples, Clairton’s Von Pitts, and McKeesport’s Corey Gadson, the Power grew to be a dominant force locally, as well as achieving respect on the national stage with impressive finishes at several top rated national events and the program was highly regarded among scouts and college recruiters. Known for its up-tempo offense and pressure defense, the Power program brought its mantra of “getting better every day!” to the Bruins in 2009.
Since 2005, the Western Pa Wildcats developed one of the strongest girls AAU programs in the Pittsburgh area. It was Lou Waller’s vision to create a learning environment where the best young basketball talent could develop on and off the court.
By 2012 the Wildcats were producing great results at national and showcase tournaments and are now its players are leading forces on WPIAL teams across the region.