Scott Colombo - Director/Founder
Hello, I developed this website to work on my dream of providing players, coaches and parents a wealth of information and services to enhance their ability to enjoy, teach and use their sports experiences as I did playing football, track and basketball.
I worked hard to fulfill my dream to play Division I Basketball, a dream I achieved when I was a walk- on basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh’s basketball teams from 1986-89. Through my hard work, I was able to achieve a basketball scholarship as a 5’8 inch guard playing in the Big East Conference and achieving two regular season Big East Championships. I was able to take advantage of my work ethic of drills, and conditioning to play at that level and the discipline to fulfill my academic and clinical requirements to graduate with a physical therapy degree.
After graduation, I began working in orthopedics and sports medicine, getting certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and coaching high school basketball. I developed The Player’s Edge Program in 1994 in the Pittsburgh Area that developed into one of the hardest working clinics for the development of fundamental skills and conditioning for basketball players both male and female athletes.
Over 2000 student athletes have gone through the program since its’ inception. You will be pleased with the content of our programs and services on our website. We take great interest in feedback so let us know what you think. I hope you get the opportunity to attend our clinics or participate in our online seminars-clinics. Please take this opportunity to read some of the comments from our past participants and their parents. Thank you for giving us a chance to assist you in achieving your dreams either as a player or coach.
Scott Colombo, 5'8", 155 pounds
Here are some of the other coaches that have made our program so special:
Doug West, Consultant
McDonald’s High School All American, Philly Big 5 Hall of Fame Member, 4th all time leading scorer at Villanova University and he enjoyed a 12 year career in the NBA playing for the Minnesota Timber wolves, and Vancouver (Memphis) Grizzlies. He is currently Athletic Director at Mt. DeChantel Visitation Academy in Wheeling West Virginia. He is a consultant with The Players Edge Program.
Rick Bell, Consultant
Head Basketball Coach at Canon McMillan High School. Has worked many camps in the Pittsburgh Area and has taken two basketball programs to great success in Peters Township School District and now Canon McMillan High School. He is The Players Edge Summer Camp Director and is coveted as one of the premier summer camp directors in the Pittsburgh Area. Other coaches included are Jennifer Hansberry, Justin Police, Leah Killeen and many more coaches and former players.