OSNAS is proud to offer girls baketball at the varsity level. The season begins in November and goes until February. The program has produced a handful of athletes who have gone on to play at the collegiate level. In addition to the practices and games during the season, all girls interested in honing their skills have the opportunity to participate in year-long training and camps offered in Our Savior’s gymnasium.
Karla Welty has served as the head coach of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team at Our Savior New American School for ten years. She was awarded the Private Schools Athletic Association Girls Varsity Basketball Coach of the Year recognition in 2019. Her duties at Our Savior New American School include teaching Physical Education Classes, Middle School and High School Health Education Classes and Honors Anatomy and Physiology Class. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Arkansas with a specialization in Exercise Science Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Training.
Coach Welty’s experience includes serving as a student trainer with the Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball Team and a Master Fitness Trainer Instructor for the United States Army. She has earned an Exercise Leader’s certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and an Advanced Personal Trainer’s certification from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas. She is married to Tim Welty. Together they have raised two sons and served as host parents to seven international students.
Coach Paige graduated from SUNY Old Westbury college in 2019 where she competed collegiately all 4 years on the women’s basketball team. Coach Paige has been training and developing players and running camps and workouts for 3 years with the Our Savior Basketball family. She coached internationally at a primary school in Uganda in summer of 2018, and also coaches and assists with multiple basketball programs on Long Island such as Dix Hills, Port Jefferson and Commack Basketball Association.