Meet our Staff
Youth Athletic Director
Director of Basketball Operations
As a high school athlete Gabe young was leader for his team in Boston, MA. Football was always first love. After high school he continued to play football at Hudson Valley Community College, then semi-pro football with the Glens Falls Greenjackets and now the Albany Metro Mallers. He was part of the team when they won the National Championship in 2008. He also played arena football for the Albany Conquest, New Jersey Revolution and New England Surge. He pursued his personal training certification in 2007. Gabe coached for 4 years as an assistant varsity football coach at Shaker High School. He also volunteers his time as a head coach for South Colonie Pop Warner at the Pee Wee level. Gabe was recently hired by the South Colonie school district. He worked as the strength coach for indoor track this winter and will begin working as an Assistant coach with their varsity football team this fall. Gabe has worked endlessly with area youth athletes in running speed, agility and strength clinics as well as in on-on-one training sessions. Gabe is co-founder of Prject HEAL (Healthy Educated Active Lifestyles), a local non profit whose goal is to keep people healthy and fight childhood obesity through physical activity.
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USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Level 1
Jessica played high school sports as well participating in soccer and softball. After high school she took some time off from athletics to pursued her degree in Dental Hygiene and raise her son. In her mid-20's Jessica decided to re-enter the world of athletics by taking on her first triathlon at the half ironman distance. After that first race she became hooked on the sport and began training to improve her times. Along the way Jessica pursued an indoor cycling certification which she has been teaching for 4 years. She also received her personal training certification through ACE and took many courses on coaching runners. Jessica recently earned her certification for USAT as a Level 1 triathlon coach. Jessica coached 12 athletes in 2009 to complete the Pine Bush Triathlon. To date Jessica has completed Ironman Lake Placid and Ironman Louisville, 10 half ironman distance races and many shorter triathlons. Jessica races regularly in all distance runs from 5k to marathons. Jessica has completed 6 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2010. To contact Jessica, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Personal Trainer
Graduated from Lansingburgh High School in Troy, NY. Mike was a captain of the Football, Basketball and Baseball teams for his high school. Mike went on to play college football and baseball at Mount Ida college in Boston, Ma. Member of many different organizations in Mount Ida also ran the intramural programs for football and basketball. Graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in criminal justice. From there Mike coached college football at Mount Ida and Stevenson University in Baltimore, Md. He has returned home and worked some local football camps for younger players. Currently plays semi-pro football for the Troy Fighting Irish where he won MVP of the national championship game in Miami. Mike recently earned his training certification and has joined the Power House team.. To contact Mike, please email him at email@example.com
Basketball has been the vessel that has taken Pedro all over the world. His career began in college when he played on the men’s basketball team at Dutchess Community College. After a year away from the game he began coaching at various college basketball camps (Marist, Lehman College, etc) and began workouts with individual high school students looking to improve their games. Now as a full-time student at SUNY Albany he is studying psychology and is currently an assistant coach for the Albany Devil Dogs which participate in the Special Olympics of upstate New York. Known for his incredible work ethic Pedro is the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the gym. He brings energy and commitment to Power House Athletics and we are excited to have him. To contact Pedro, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Basketball has always been a major part of Dan's life. Attending Oakwood Christian School, he lead the team as well as the league in scoring both his Junior and Senior years. He was named the NCAC MVP in 2004. After graduating high school, he played three years of college basketball at TFC in Georgia. Working for the athletic department, he scheduled and officiated Intramural basketball. Dan also coached basketball camps on campus. During the summer breaks he used basketball in different capacities in South Africa and through Score International in the Dominican Republic. To contact Dan, please email him at email@example.com
Henry “Hank” Hren
Henry “Hank” is the newest member of the Power House Athletics’ Coaching staff, having joined our coaching staff in early 2011. In his first season with us, Hank served as the head coach of our newest AAU team – our 14U Boys team. Hank coached this “first-year” PHA basketball team to a respectable 6-4 league record – a record that qualified our 14U basketball team for post-season play. Hank is a highly-motivated and organized “detail-oriented” coach who has a great deal of experience both playing and coaching basketball and working with younger athletes and their families. As the father of four young children, Hank has coached CYO basketball and other youth sports including soccer, softball, and baseball for nearly a decade. During his own youth, and later in high school and college, Hank played competitive men's basketball. Although Hank also competed on several other school sports teams including football, baseball, and tennis, his true "sports passion" continues to be basketball. Importantly, Hank is a devoted and responsive coach who is deeply concerned with the development and growth of every basketball player/athlete entrusted to him, and while Hank believes in a disciplined approach for coaching his players/athletes and he strives for positive results, he also believes that having fun - while competing - is of equal importance. Power House Athletics is pleased to have Hank on our coaching staff. To contact Hank, please email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Activity Assistants
Alex is currently a junior at Ballston Spa High School. She has played soccer for 10 years. She also plays varsity lacrosse and has participated in track in the past.
John is a junior at Shaker High School and holds a GPA of 3.5. He will be a 2 time Varsity Letterman for the Shaker Bison in the 2010 season.
If you are a high school athlete and interested in becoming part of our Youth Activities team
contact Coach Gabe at (518) 209-4190 or click here to send him an email