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Dori Oldaker

As of Feb. 25, 2016

Named as head coach of the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team on March 3, 2016, Oldaker previously helped lead the USA to a bronze medal as the USA head coach at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Puebla, Mexico; a gold medal and a 13-0 record as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Women’s 3x3 Basketball Team; and four times she has served as a USA Basketball court coach, including the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials, the 2012 USA U17 and U18 National Team Trials and the 2011 USA U16 National Team Trials.

“I’m very grateful to have this opportunity to coach this USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team,” Oldaker said. “I’m very humbled by it, and I’m excited, too, to give my best effort.

“I really felt like we worked well together as a coaching staff,” Oldaker said of her assistant coaches, Dianne Lewis and Samantha Quigley, who joined her on the USA coaching staff in 2015 as well. “We just really kind of bonded and had the same philosophy. We used a team concept as a coaching staff. It was a ‘we,’ not a, ‘me.’”

In 17 seasons (1998 to present) as a high school head coach, Oldaker owns a career record of 373-85 (through 2014-15), and she has collected four Pennsylvania

Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 4A state titles (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and two 3A state championships (1999, 2000).

As the girls basketball coach at Mt. Lebanon for the past 13 seasons (2003-04 to present), she owns a 268-67 record (through 2014-15). Thus far in 2015-16, Oldaker and Mt. Lebanon are 16-9 (as of Feb. 25.).
         

In 2014-15, she led her team to a 13-10 mark and a second-place finish in the PIAA Section 4.

Before taking over at Mt. Lebanon, Oldaker was the varsity girls coach at her alma mater, Blackhawk High School (Pa.), for four seasons (1998-99 through 2001-02), where she compiled a 105-18 record (.854 winning percentage) and captured consecutive WPIAL and 3A state titles in 1999 and 2000.

Five times Oldaker has been named the Associated Press Pennsylvania Big School Coach of the Year (1999, 2000, 2008, 2009 and 2010). In 2005, she was honored as the Johnny Unitas Sportsmanship Coach of the Year and as the Class 4A WPIAL Coach of the Year, and in 2001 she was tabbed as the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year.

Oldaker was inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015, the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Western Pennsylvania Girls’ Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

As a basketball player at Blackhawk High School, she earned Beaver County Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1986.

She graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

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