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PRESSING TOWARD THE GOAL.

Philipians 3:14

Girls Basketball Coaches

Nick Tharp
Varsity Assistant Coach (7th year)

Nick has worked for Physicians Alternatives, a medical billing company, for the last 10 years.  He played two years of basketball at Perry Meridian High School, and enjoys the challenge of improving players on and off court. He is in his seventh year of coaching for the Wildcats. Three years ago his junior high team finished undefeated, and won the state and regional tournaments. Nick is a proud father of his 17-year-old son, Corey.  Their favorite activities include putt-putt, golf, frisbee, games, and watching movies. He attends Harvest Bible Church, in Greenwood, IN. 

Miriam Barnes
Varsity Assistant Coach (5th year)

Miriam Barnes lettered in basketball, volleyball, and fast pitch softball in high school.  She was recruited by multiple colleges to play basketball, but declined in order to go to the ministry school of her choice.  She has coached children and teens in different sports programs since she was a teen herself.  This is her fifth year coaching for the Wildcats.  Although she enjoys the game of basketball, her main desire is to mentor and encourage the girls in their relationship with the Lord and with each other.  She and her husband Matthew have been married for 21 years, 15 of which their family has ministered in the Indiana State Capitol.  They home-educated their three children: Sarah, Micah and Emma.

Scot Rosko
Elementary/Junior High Head Coach (4th year)

Scot has been involved with youth coaching for 17 years.  This is Scot’s 4th season with the Wildcats, starting as a Boys Varsity Assistant and now as head coach of the Girls Jr. Cats and Jr High teams. In those 17 years, he has coached basketball, baseball and football. Baseball for 14 years from Little League to high level travel baseball. He is passionate about teaching fundamentals and building character.  He was an assistant on the Wildcats Boys Varsity National Championship team in 2018 and has compiled a Girl’s Jr. Cats record of 26-6 over the last two seasons. Scot grew up in NW Indiana where he went to Highland High School and played Varsity Football, Basketball, Wrestling and 4 years of Varsity Golf.  After High School, Scot went on to get a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University.  Scot still enjoys playing golf, softball and basketball. Scot, his wife Emily and family attend Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and have four children: Sam (in seminary), Jake (2019 National Championship team), Sara and Catie (Wildcats).

Heather Overton
Elementary/Junior High Assistant Coach (2nd year)

This is Heather's second year helping out with the Junior Cat girls. She's loved basketball since she was a kid and played homeschool basketball in high school as a center. She loved rebounding and playing defense, and her favorite memories from her playing days are tournaments and getting to play on the court at Banker's Life. She feels blessed to be able to do what she loves every day, working with children and as a professional artist. She lives in Greenwood and enjoys playing the guitar, going to baseball games and the beach, cooking, volunteering, and spending time with family.