Associate Head Coach
George Porcha enters his first season as associate head coach and second overall on the Mountaineer women’s basketball coaching staff after serving as an assistant last season.
Last season, Porcha played an integral role in WVU’s WNIT second round appearance and was instrumental in the day-to-day coaching of the team, including the post players. He helped Liz Repella and Takisha Granberry earn all-BIG EAST second team honors and assisted in Sarah Miles obtaining the BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award.
Porcha came to WVU from Virginia Tech where he spent one season with the Hokies in 2007-08.
Prior to his stint at Tech, Porcha, a Spring Valley, N.Y., native, spent 2004-07 at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., where he served as head varsity girls basketball coach. While at T.C. Williams, Porcha led the team in 2006 to a second-place finish in the Northern Region and to the Virginia State Elite Eight tournament.
He guided the squad to an undefeated Patriot District Championship and was named the District Coach of the Year for his efforts. Porcha's 2007 squad also captured the Patriot District title. Several of his players at T.C. Williams later played at the collegiate level. Academically, Porcha served as a special education teacher for two years and was the assistant athletic director in 2007.
Prior to T.C. Williams, he was the head varsity girls coach at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., for five years leading his team to the regional playoffs each year while compiling a 62-43 record. He was named the 2001 National District Coach of the Year and coached seven players who went on to college playing careers. Porcha's teams compiled an average GPA of 3.2 during his tenure. He also served as head junior varsity girls coach (1997-1999), head freshman girls coach (1995-1997), varsity track assistant coach (1995-1999) and varsity football coach (1995-1999).
Porcha also has a wealth of AAU coaching experience where he has coached 20 players who received Division I scholarships. He worked in the Boo Williams Summer League in Hampton,Va., for the past three years. His 2005 and 2006 teams were the Boo Williams NIKE Elite tournament champions with his 2007 team finishing second. Porcha also guided his team to the End of the Trails NIKE Elite tournament championship in 2005 and a runner-up finish in 2006. His team captured the Virginia State Championship in 2006 and 2007.
Additionally, Porcha has also served as a camp counselor at several universities including Virginia Commonwealth (2005), Richmond (2003-05), UNC Greensboro (2002) and Virginia (2000-01), as well as being the Camp Facilitator at the T.C. Williams Camp for four summers.
Porcha earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from New Haven. While at New Haven, he played safety on the football team. He garnered his master’s degree in education from George Mason in 2006.
Porcha has been married for 15 years to his wife Robyn and they have a 15-year-old son George Jr., 11-year-old Jalen, and six-year old Quincy.
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