Name: Tara (Nader) Wood

Age: 48

Residence: Altoona

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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