Drahos named head UPJ women’s coach

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – West Liberty University assistant women’s basketball coach Mike Drahos has been named head coach at Pitt-Johnstown. Drahos replaces Sasha Palmer, who left UPJ earlier this summer to accept an assistant coaching position at Syracuse.

Pitt-Johnstown was 14-12 a year ago and finished sixth in the WVIAC.

The Mountain Cats will begin competition in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) this fall.

Drahos leaves the hilltop following a highly-successful five-year run as the top assistant for Hilltopper head coach Lynn Ullom.

“I’m very happy to see Mike get this opportunity,” Ullom said.

“He’s an outstanding young coach and an even better person who has played a major role in our success during his time at West Liberty. I think Mike will do a terrific job at Pitt-Johnstown and wish him the best of luck now and in the future.”

The West Liberty women posted a sizzling 107-47 (.695) mark during Drahos’ time on the sidelines, producing four 20-win seasons and a pair of NCAA Tournament bids while playing in two WVIAC Tournament championship games.

Drahos and his wife, Courtney, are the proud parents of an infant son, Miles.