Alumna Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State-Altoona


Former Red Flash basketball standout Halee Adams was named the head women’s basketball coach at Penn State-Altoona earlier this month.

Adams was a four-year star and a state champion at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona before arriving at Saint Francis. She started 79 games in her SFU career, averaging seven points and four rebounds a game. She was a two-year team captain.

Before taking over the program at Penn State-Altoona, Adams served as an assistant coach at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson.

“There is no doubt about the dedication Halee has for basketball, and I am excited for her to bring that passion to our program,” said Penn State-Altoona Director of Athletics Brent Baird in a press release announcing Adams’ hiring.

“She has a good network of support in our area and will be able to recruit locally and regionally.”

Adams takes over the Penn State-Altoona program after Casey Wilt resigned following seven seasons as the program’s head coach.

This is Adams’ first head coaching opportunity.

“I am so energized and grateful to be allowed this chance to coach at Penn State-Altoona, a school I have grown up around,” said Adams.

Adams graduated from SFU in 2017 with degrees in management and marketing. She earned her MBA at Mount Aloysius.

In addition to coaching at Mount Aloysius, Adams has also coached at the Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut.