Josh Verlin - President

One of CoBL’s co-founders, Josh has been running the organization since its inception. A graduate of Temple University with a degree in broadcast journalism, he made CoBL his full-time job after leaving Temple’s Beasley School of Law in early 2013, developing it into the area’s go-to source for high school and college basketball news and information. Since then, he’s covered thousands of games and events while mentoring well over 100 high school and college students who have contributed to CoBL over the years. He currently lives in Havertown with his wife, Aurora, and their two cats, Luke and Dinah.

Dick Jerardi - Secretary

One of the most respected writers in college hoops, ‘DJ’ spent more than 30 years with the Philadelphia Daily News, covering the Big 5 as well as horse racing, some professional sports, a decade of Penn State football, the Olympics, and everything in between. In his career, he’s covered more than two dozen Final Fours, more than 30 Kentucky Derbys, over a thousand local hoops games and a few professional championships along the way. A native of Baltimore, Dick now lives in Bucks County.

Rachelle Verlin - Treasurer

A graduate of Emory University with a degree in accounting, Shelley has spent her career in a variety of settings, from corporate accounting to managing the books at several small businesses. She’s been with CoBL since its inception, keeping the organization’s financial matters in order as well as managing logistics and apparel and other behind-the-scenes tasks. A native of Havertown, she currently lives in Penn Valley with her husband, Mark.


Andy Edwards

One of CoBL’s co-founders and former staff writer, Andy has served as director of athletic communications at The College of New Jersey since 2021, following six years in the same position at Ursinus College. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he’s also worked as a reporter and assistant sports editor at the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pa., as well as the Trentonian in Trenton, N.J, and with CoBL; Edwards is a two-time regional winner of CoSIDA's Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest. He currently lives in South Philadelphia with his wife, Molly, and sons Luke and Noah and daughter Eliza.

Linda Genther

A Delaware County legend on the hardcourt, Linda was an All-Delco and All-Catholic guard at Archbishop Prendergast, then went on to become a 1,000-point scorer and ALL-ECC selection at Rider, where she’s a 2015 inductee of their athletics Hall of Fame. She’s been director of the Philadelphia Comets Girls’ Basketball Club for more than 20 years, helping more than 200 area girls go on to play college basketball. Still a Delco resident, she lives in Drexel Hill with her husband Chris, a longtime girls basketball assistant at Cardinal O’Hara.

Ryan Hicke

Board member bio coming soon

Mike McCloskey

Board member bio coming soon

Charles Monroe

Born and raised in South Philly, Charles — who most people know as ‘Shoob’ — is a Temple University grad with a degree in speech communications. He founded what’s now known as the Rasual Butler All-City Classic in 1995 and still serves as the event’s director, showcasing the area’s top talent each year, from Kobe Bryant to the present; they’ve expanded into running annual Philly vs. New York and Jr. All-City Classic as well. By day, he’s worked for nearly two decades as a social worker with JEVS, helping people better themselves through a wide range of services. Charles currently lives in Delaware County.

Jason Ritter

A graduate of West Chester with his masters in math education, Jason has been the head boys' coach at West Chester Henderson since 2021; he also teaches math at Penncrest, where he was an assistant coach from 2005-2012. As the head coach at Downingtown West from 2012-16, Jason led the Whippets to the district playoffs in four of his five years, making Ches-Mont League championships in 2015 and 2016; his 2014-15 squad won the Ches-Mont and went on to a berth in the state tournament. During his time there, he helped develop a pair of Division I prospects as well as several D-II and D-III players. Jason’s been with CoBL since 2015, helping make our CoBL Exposure Camps a major success until the pandemic, transitioning to the board in 2021.

Eric Worley

Eric has spent his life in and around Philadelphia basketball and education communities, from growing up in Germantown and then playing at West Chester University, through serving as a teacher and administrator in Philly-area schools, and co-founding Philly Triple Threat (PTT) and Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB). After getting his masters of education from Gwynedd Mercy, Eric started PTT, one of the premier boys’ and girls’ youth AAU programs in the region, which he’s run for the last 14 years. In addition to his work with PTT,  Eric is also a co-founder and Program Director of PYB, which is a sports-based youth development program committed to empowering young people as students, athletes and positive leaders.