Greater Providence Basketball League Staff

The mission of the league is “strive to be more Christ-like, showing the Spirit of Jesus Christ, while bringing young people together to glorify God through an organized basketball program and competition.”

Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  
Priscilla Rickenbacker, GPBC Athletic Director/GPBL Commissioner
Phillip Nowlin, Assistant Athletic Director
Aaron Howie, Assistant Athletic Director
Demetrius Harris, Assistant Athletic Director

About Our Director


Priscilla Rickenbacker, Athletic Director & League Commissioner

Priscilla Rickenbacker, also known as Coach P., is Commissioner of the Greater Providence Basketball League. She oversees all league operations including the management of 30 church teams within the city of Charlotte and serves approximately 500 youth, ages 4 – 18 each season. In addition to learning and playing basketball, youth learn important life lessons such as respect, responsibility and self-discipline by participating in community service projects and informative field trips.
Although Coach P. is an accomplished athlete, she has had meaningful experiences in the sports arena as a player and coach. As a player for North Carolina Wesleyan College she earned All Region, All Conference, All Tournament and Most Valuable Player honors and the school’s first  female athlete to be named an All-American  by the American Women’s Sports Foundation. She was inducted into North Carolina’s Wesleyan College Hall of Fame in for Basketball and Softball in 2008. Coach P was also inducted into the Kings Mountain High School Hall of Fame in 2015. As a high school coach, she brought notable success to North Gaston High School in Dallas NC as head women basketball coach from 1997-1999 leading the Wildcats to their first Conference Championship in 20 years with an overall record of 23-2. She then proceeded to earn Conference Coach of the Year accolades the following season.
Coach P is a native of Charlotte NC and earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1985 from North Carolina Wesleyan College. She went on to enjoy an impressive collegiate coaching career, serving as assistant women’s basketball coaches at institutions as Johnson C Smith University, the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Cincinnati and Appalachian State University.
For more information regarding the league and off-the-court activities, email Coach P. at

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