The COMETS are a non-profit girls basketball club started in the Mid 1980's. The club continued to grow under long time NBA referee Joey Crawford, current Notre Dame coach Linda Genther , her husband, long time coach at Cardinal O'Hara Chris Genther and Carroll head coach Renie Shields. The main objective that began back then, has continued through today.
The COMETS strive to provide quality basketball instruction and superior competition for females from ages 9 to 17. These young ladies compete against teams from around the country, and continue to thrive at college exposure events and Nationals. Since the very beginning, the COMETS have created a reputation for fielding groups of hard-working, fun-loving, highly competitive and really talented teams.
Currently the COMETS boast 35+ girls playing college basketball, and over 300 former players receiving college scholarships. Our priority continues to be development through instruction and EXPOSURE by participating in the MAJOR College Viewing tournaments. Our instruction comes from the best coaches in the area.
Linda Genther (long time coach at Notre Dame Academy/ Rider and MAAC Hall of Famer, Chris Genther (long time coach Cardinal O'Hara) John McFadden(former Rutgers player and coach), Renie Shields(former SJU/Atlantic 10 legend and Big 5 Hall of Famer), Matt Githens (Cardinal O'Hara coach), Ky McNichol (head coach at Springfield High), Kacy McNichol (head coach at Harriton High) , Katie and Chris Gardler (SJU hall of famers and owners of the Gardler clinics) Chris D'Ambrosio (long time CYO coach St. Francis) and Shana Foody (Former high School /Springfield HOF). The 2017 version of the COMETS promises to be no different!