Name: Tara (Nader) Wood
High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Class of 1989
College: Shippensburg University
Favorite sport: Basketball
I Usually Attend Games with: My husband Scott and kids (Scotty, Alex, Lauren and Kara) when they aren’t the ones playing, and my sisters, Becky Irwin and Amy Seymore.
Favorite HIGH SCHOOL Team: Bishop Guilfoyle
Favorite College Team: Penn State
Favorite Pro Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
My Favorite Sports Memory: It’s a tie: Being there to see Evan Chadbourn of BG score a touchdown in the state championship game vs. Clairton after overcoming his ACL injury that kept him sidelined during the entire regular season. And seeing Luke Ruggery lead BG to a win over OLSH (while losing teeth mid-game) to get to the title game in Hershey this past March.
The Local Athlete I’ve Most Enjoyed Watching While Growing Up: Doug West
My All Time Favorite Local Coach: Jim Luciano and Val Preston (my grade school coaches)
The Most Famous Athlete(S) I Ever Met: I got to golf with Terry Bradshaw and Bill Mazeroski
My Most Prized Autographed Picture: A PSU football autographed by Joe Paterno
If I had a Claim To Fame as a Fan it would be: I’m an avid supporter of all Bishop Guilfoyle sports and their student-athletes.
If I were a Boss of Local Sports, the One Rule I would Enforce Would Be: While training and practicing for their sport, try to have kids and teens understand the life lessons they can learn from sports. Examples would be: Teamwork, trust, hard work, integrity, sacrifice, goal setting, accountability and overcoming adversity.
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