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2019-2020 Coaching Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth basketball experience possible!  We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches.  Read the bios below to learn more about your coaches.

Dave Ireton

Head Coach - Lil' Dribblers 

Phone: 937-231-8000
Email: [email protected]

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Dave Ireton is returning for a 4th year coaching with JLK.  Last season Dave was the 3rd Grade coach and previously assisting both the Lil Dribblers and 5th grade team.  Prior to JLK, Dave has been involved in youth sports as a coach for soccer or basketball for the past 8 years.  He also has 6 years of officiating experience in both baseball and basketball at various age levels

Assistant - James Davis

Mickey Nuzzolese

Head Coach - 3rd Grade Brown

Phone: 517-990-2746
Email: [email protected]

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Mickey is originally from Jackson, Michigan and moved to Dayton to pursue her undergraduate degree. She went to the University of Dayton to run cross country and track and field and completed a bachelors degree. She then decided she loved the University of Dayton and did not want to leave! She now works in the Athletics Department at UD as the Assistant Director of Compliance. She has coached several teams since high school of grades ranging 3rd to 8th of boys and girls with the most recent being CYO at Holy Angels.

Assistants - Angie Petrovic

Aaron Miller

Head Coach - 3rd Grade White

Phone: 937-885-3745
Email: [email protected]

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Aaron Miller, is a member of the Incarnation Parish and has been involved in youth sports for over nine years as a volunteer coach or administrator in basketball, soccer and golf.  While most of the coaching has occurred in the game of soccer, basketball is where Aaron's passion resides.  An avid student of the game, Aaron returns for his fifth season coaching with the Junior Lady Knights.

Assistants - Mike Krug, Rory Garrity

Dave Ireton

Head Coach - 4th Grade

Phone: 937-231-8000
Email: [email protected]

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Dave Ireton is returning for a 4th year coaching with JLK.  Last season Dave was the 3rd Grade coach and previously assisting both the Lil Dribblers and 5th grade team.  Prior to JLK, Dave has been involved in youth sports as a coach for soccer or basketball for the past 8 years.  He also has 6 years of officiating experience in both baseball and basketball at various age levels.  Dave is looking forward to working with this age group again.

Assistants - Jesse Brand


Jackie Ewald

Head Coach - 5th Grade

Phone: 937-684-2124
Email:[email protected]

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Jackie returns for her seventh season coaching in the JLK Program.  Jackie is a former Junior Lady Knight and Alter Lady Knight and played five seasons of AAU select basketball.  Prior to coaching with JLK, Jackie was the Head Coach of St. Charles CYO teams for two years making the championship game both years.  Jackie also coaches with the Dayton Lady Hoopstars. Jackie is really looking forward to working with the class of 2026!

Assistants -TBA




Courtney Strauser / Jonathan Cain

Co - Head Coaches - 6th Grade Brown

Phone: 937-251-8975 / 937-430-3038
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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Courtney is returning for her fifth eason coaching in the JLK program. Courtney is a basketball enthusiast from a basketball family, and has been around the game her entire life. A former forward/center, she has played at the college level (locally for Sinclair, and NCAA Division 2 St. Joseph’s College). Courtney is also an AAU Basketball Coach with Dayton Metro. She takes pride in her experiences and being able to coach, teach, and promote basketball as a camp counselor, rec trainer, and during her employment as a juvenile counselor/probation officer. She looks forward to another year of coaching and is dedicated to each individual player’s development

Jonathan returns this year for his 5th season coaching with the program. Jonathan has coached basketball, football, soccer and track from youth recreational levels through high school for over 15 Years. Jonathan is a USA Basketball Licensed Coach and AAU Licensed Basketball Coach.

Assistants -TBA


Angie Petrovic

Head Coach - 6th Grade White

Phone: 937-620-9575
Email:[email protected]

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Angie enters her 3rd season coaching for JLK. This will be her first as head coach.  Angie brings extensive basketball coaching experience to JLK having coached for Dayton Lady Hoopstars and the JV Coach for Chaminade-Julienne.

Assistant -Sherri Markowski




Ritchie Moody

Head Coach - 7th Grade

Phone: 937-604-3455
Email: [email protected]

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Ritchie enters his 9th season coaching in the JLK Program.  Over this time, he has coached JLK teams at various grade levels. In addition to his involvement with JLK, Ritchie was a multi-sport athlete and is also very involved in providing baseball coaching and individual instruction and an AAU Basketball Coach for Dayton Metro.

Assistant - Brad Scheffer


Rob Carruth

Head Coach - 8th Grade
Phone: 513-884-6548
Email:[email protected]

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Rob returns this year for his 7th season coaching with the program. Rob has coached basketball, soccer, and baseball from youth recreational levels through high school for over 25 years.  Rob is President of the Junior Lady Knights, a Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach, a USA Basketball Licensed Coach, and a licensed Soccer Official.  Rob has also coached for Dayton Lady Hoopstars and Dayton Metro, including a 2019 3rd Grade AAU National Final Four.  This is Rob's tenth year in the program.  Rob is looking forward to his second season with the Class of 2024, and a can of Bacon!

Assistant - Meghan McDonald


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