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Casey Shoup

Head Coach, Women's Basketball

Office: Adler Athletic Complex

Phone: 814-312-0052

Email: CZS155@psu.edu

Casey Shoup was named the head coach of Penn State Altoona women’s basketball prior to the 2013-2014 season. She was an assistant coach with the team for the previous two years.

Shoup has a strong basketball background in the region. She graduated from Altoona Area High School, where she was a member of the varsity girls basketball team from 1996-1999. During her time at AAHS, she helped the Lady Lions win a District 6 AAAA championship and finish as state finalists in 1998.

Shoup continued her playing career at Juniata College, where she was a three-year starter and ranks eighth all-time in three-point field goals and seventh all-time in assists. She graduated from Juniata with a degree in Education/Business Management.

Shoup’s coaching experience began in 2009, when she was an assistant coach with the Bellwood-Antis High School varsity girls basketball team for two years. She went on to coach with the PA Pride girls basketball program, where she currently serves as a head coach. She also volunteers as an AAU basketball coach.

Assistant Coaches

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Janelle Nardozza

Former Lady Lions guard Janelle Nardozza returns to the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball program to make her coaching debut in the 2013-2014 season.

Nardozza was a three-year letter winner in basketball at Altoona Area High School before going on to play two seasons at Penn State Altoona. She holds several spots in the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball all-time record books, as she is currently ranked fourth all-time in assists (180), third in assists per game average (3.4), ninth in steals (107), and eighth in steals per game average (2.0). Nardozza’s total of 51 starts in a Lady Lions uniform is tied for fifth-most in program history, and her 1,586 minutes on the court is ninth-most. She also played AAU basketball for eight years.

Nardozza spent her final two years of college at Penn State University Park, where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She is currently employed by the Altoona Area School District.

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John Nardozza

John Nardozza returns to Penn State Altoona women’s basketball as an assistant coach beginning in the 2013-2014 season. He was previously an assistant with the team from 1993-2000, then served as the program’s head coach from 2000-2005. As head coach, he helped guide the Lady Lions to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships in the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 seasons – the program’s only conference titles to date.

Nardozza is retired from U.S. Foodservice and Nardo’s Café, and he is currently working part-time for IU 8.

Nardozza is a native of Altoona. He is a husband to his wife Kay, a father of four (Shauna Polito, J.M., Whitney, and Janelle), and a grandfather of four (Mya and Carmine Polito and Dominic and Michael Nardozza).

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Lindsey Port

Lindsey Port began her coaching career at Penn State Altoona in the 2013-2014 season as an assistant. She is a 2001 graduate of Altoona Area High School, where she played basketball. She went on to attend Penn State Altoona, playing basketball under head coaches John Nardozza and Donna Kling. Her total of 323 career rebounds ranks eighth on the Lady Lions’ all-time rebounds list.

Port’s experience as a coach includes coaching the Tyrone Middle School girls team, consisting of grades seven and eight, and coaching for the PA Pride AAU team with Casey Shoup.

Port holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has recently gone back to school to pursue a degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Mount Aloysius College. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, her stepson, Patrick, and her two daughters, Reagan Aileen and Blake Mareigh.