Cheltenham resident, former CHS asst. athletic director, appointed head coach for Lansdale Catholic boys’ basketball

Mr. Torre Harrison, a resident of Cheltenham Township, has been appointed the new varsity boys’ basketball head coach at Lansdale Catholic High School.

Harrison served as Cheltenham High School’s assistant athletic director as well as a boys’ basketball assistant coach. His son, Zahree Harrison, was on those teams until his 2020 graduation, and became one of the top point guards in Cheltenham’s history, averaging 17 points, six assists, and four rebounds a game as a junior. That season, he was named the first junior guard in 15 years to be named First Team All-League.

Coach Harrison has 18 years of coaching experience in the Philadelphia Catholic League, District XII, District I, the Penn-Jersey League and the Suburban One League. He has also served as City of Basketball Love’s Camp & Event Director and the Director of Baseline Hoops.

His coaching philosophy is “to stress teamwork, integrity, self-respect and respect for others,” Lansdale Catholic officials said.

“I believe that Coach Harrison will set a great example for our young men at Lansdale Catholic. I trust that he has the ability to not only lead a successful basketball program in the Philadelphia Catholic League, but will model the values and mission of our school on a daily basis,” said athletic director BJ Hogan.  

For more on Coach Harrison, you can watch this 2023 interview following the second annual MLK Day of Unity Basketball Clinic at Cheltenham High School:

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