Christine French enters her second season as the head coach of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Women's Basketball team in the 2017/18 season. Coach French lead PSUGA to a 6-16 record in her first season with the team including a 3-10 record in conference play.
French, 1990 graduate of McKeesport High School, received a four-year basketball scholarship to Duquesne University. At Duquesne, Christine was named 1994 Female Student-Athlete of the Year as well as First-Team All-Academic in Black Issues in Education Magazine.
After graduating from Duquesne University in 1994 with a degree in elementary/special education, French returned to her Alma Mater and served as teacher and assistant basketball coach for 5 ½ years. Christine was promoted to head coach taking over for the legendary Coach Gerald “Puddin” Grayson. Serving as head coach for another 5 ½ years, French started McKeesport High School Girls Basketball Summer League and Coach French’s Hoop Camp.
Christine left high school basketball and began coaching AAU starting her own club, PA Lil Ballers, for four years before joining Courttime Sports Center (CTS). At Courttime Sport Center, the veteran coached many different teams at many different age groups before now serving as both the Program Director and coach of a junior high and high school elite team.
Coach French has been back in the WPIAL state of mind as the local led Woodland Hills High School Girls Varsity Basketball team for two seasons prior to her tenure at PSUGA. French's passion for the game has never faded over the past 23 years. French stated, "I am very excited to share my wealth of experience at the collegiate level."