Who is Steve “Stay Humble” Novosel? He is a product of hard work and perseverance. Growing up in the Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania, Mr. Novosel attended Central Dauphin High school. He played all four years on the basketball teams. Steve was no stranger to hard work as he fought to get playing time and earn his position on every team. Including, playing on the same team as our very own Hall of Famer Blake Hamilton. Mr. Novosel’s character was one of sturdy integrity and this showed when he decided to go into the Pennsylvania National Guard. Steve is currently still serving his country.
Steven Novosel: Military Service
Not only has he been on duty for 20 years, a teacher for thirteen years, but he’s also a dedicated basketball coach for over six years at Northeast High School in Philadelphia. Steve got his start in coaching while attending Shippensburg University, where he became a volunteer assistant.
After college he would go on to teaching and becoming a JV coach for Simon Gratz High School, Frankford High School, and has now found a home at Northeast High School. Steve seems right at home in Philly and has been doing much to uplift the youth who seem to be dragged down by their environment.
Coach Novosel: Basketball Coach
Mr. Novosel uses basketball as a way to empower the youth in a rough area. Basketball is a tool for him to help teach these young men important characteristics in life. He calls it the 4 Pillars: Grit, Gratitude, Selflessness, and Integrity. Coach “Novo” uses these values to help develop their character. In hopes to help drive them to be successful in life. By establishing the mentality that they are people first and basketball is a tool to get them further in life, Steve is doing his best to give the next generation a chance in the real world.