Meet the Staff

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Abe Badmus
General Manager

The Liberty Arena is excited to introduce its new General Manager, Abe Badmus. Abe Badmus hails from Chicago, IL. He was a former standout at Bucknell University as the starting point guard. Badmus was a key member of both of Bucknell’s Patriot League Championship teams that went on to upset wins over Kansas and Arkansas in the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Tournaments, respectively. He has professional experience playing in the National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBDL), and abroad in the countries of Germany and Brazil. He was also a former Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at St. Francis University (PA). In addition to his collegiate and professional playing experience, Badmus has been a member of the Nigerian Men’s National Basketball Team. Badmus has held basketball camps, clinics, and individual instruction through his private corporation AbeHoops,LLC. Over the past two years, Abe was the Facility Operations Manager at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, where he managed the sports facility that housed East Coast Power Volleyball, Philly Futsal and the Competitive Edge Basketball Academy sports programs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

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Tom Ott
Program Operations Manager

Coach Tom Ott graduated from Montoursville High School in 1989 and comes from a baseball family. His uncle, Ed Ott, was a catcher for the 1979 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Coach Ott has coached at all levels including youth baseball programs, junior baseball teams, successful elite travel teams and high school. He has also has served as a private instructor over the past 12 years.

He is the co-owner of Total Sports LLC, where he gives private baseball/softball lessons and runs a travel team named the TSA Titans which has teams competing in the 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U & 16U divisions.

Coach Ott has been coaching in the US Elite travel baseball organization from 2010 to present. He will be the head coach for the US Elite 13U team for the 2016 season. For more information on this organization please visit

Coach Ott has a very strong background in baseball and has a passion for teaching baseball the right way. He enjoys the life lessons that can be taught to players on the field such as building character, perseverance, leadership skills and overall team unity.

He currently resides in Montoursville, PA with his wife Diane. They have 3 sons, Cameron, Nolan, and Logan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”staff-bios”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Facility Operations Co-Manager

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Facility Operations Co-Manager

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