We’d like to congratulate Natalie Winters on being hired as the head coach at Western Wayne! Natalie is one of the best athletes to ever wear the Carbondale Area Charger’s red and blue and was the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,887 points. Natalie played her college ball at West Chester University, where she was heralded as one of the school’s top all-time 3-point shooters, is in the top 10 all-time career 3-point field goals made at WCU, was a PSAC honor roll student and a member of the WCU AD Academic honor roll. Winter also had a stint as the head coach for Forest City, as an assistant coach at Scranton Prep and as an assistant for the University of Scranton.
At The Point After Show, we’re big proponents of Carbondale, PA born and raised talent, so we’re all rooting for Natalie and the Western Wayne Wild Cat’s girls basketball team!
The Times-Tribune.com: “She really knocked it out of the park with the interview process,” Butler said. “We knew pretty quickly she was the one we wanted to bring into the program.
“The people we interviewed were all great, but she fit what our kids need and all those good things. We’re just thrilled to get Natalie. Me, especially, I think very highly of her. I’m happy to get her on board.”
“I wanted to be on the sideline again with my own team and to build my own program,” said the 29-year-old Winters. “I wanted to have the opportunity to be a head coach again. I’m young and want to see what kind of coach I am.
“I love it. I love the grind of scouting, game planning, late-night films. As grueling as it is, it’s something I wanted to get back into it.”
“Western Wayne is a really good spot for me,” Winters said. “Being at Forest City, we got to play against each other and they always had a really sound program and their kids were taught the right things and taught the right way.
“Western Wayne athletics is moving in the right direction, so I think it’s really good spot for me to be in right now.”