May 2018: Gabe McCarthy


A South Philly native, Gabe McCarthy joined the Monarchs at age 11. Even at a young age, Gabe was self-motivated and stood out due to his constant desire to learn and improve. After a stellar career at Friends Select High School, Gabe decided to leave the playing field behind and apply his love of a learning to a global setting. He earned a scholarship that allowed him to spend a year in Ecuador teaching English. Upon his return, Gabe enrolled in the honors program at the Community College of Philadelphia. In addition, he enrolled in the Up2Us Coaches Training Program. As an Up2Us Coach, Gabe is working directly with the Anderson Monarchs, providing 15-20 hours of coaching each week for our Travel baseball teams and In-House Leagues. He also receives monthly professional development from Up2Us, and attended their four day Coaches Training Institute in Chicago. 

We asked Gabe what he likes the most about coaching and he had this to say:

"Developing relationships with the kids. I know when I was that age I looked up to older players but I was also intimidated. Now we are at the point where the players feel comfortable approaching me to talk or ask about anything so I know things are going well. They trust me to give good advice, and I trust them to follow through."

We're excited to have Gabe coaching with us through the end of 2018, and we look forward to seeing all the great work he'll do with the Monarchs and beyond!


March 2018: Demetrius Isaac

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On February 24th, dozens of members of the Monarchs family gathered to honor Demetrius Isaac at Chestnut Hill College Basketball's Senior Night. A graduate of Penn Charter School, "Meech" has had a stellar career for the Griffins. He was a captain during both his junior and senior seasons, and was named the team's MVP in 2017. The first two-sport collegiate athlete in Anderson Monarchs history, Meech now turns his attention to the baseball diamond, where he batted .294 in 2017. An honor role student, he will graduate in May 2018 with a degree in Business Administration and Management. After graduation, Meech hopes to continue his basketball career oversees and is also exploring coaching opportunities. Congratulations to Demetrius Isaac and his parents Ron and Liz on an outstanding college basketball career conducted with class and sportsmanship.