Philly Girls Got Game is an organization committed to the development and improvement of the game of girls’ basketball. Through player development activities, as well as coaches instruction and training, the objective is to introduce more girls to the game, provide them with the tools they need to improve their fundamental skills, allow them to enjoy the game with friends, and achieve success on the court and beyond.
Letty Santarelli - Outreach Director
Letty Santarelli is presently a Head Coach in the Philadelphia Catholic League for the Neumann-Goretti varsity girls basketball team.
She has also been a Head Coach for the Philadelphia Comets AAU Organization for the past 8 years.
Her teams have competed in national tournaments every year.
Most recently her AAU team placed third nationwide in a field of 76 teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports AAU National Tournament in Orlando.
Letty's CYO teams, over the past four years, were 63 and 1, winning 4 consecutive regional championships.
Letty is a 1986 graduate of Immaculata University where she was selected NCAA 1st team All-American and holds
NCAA national rankings in scoring and rebounding. Upon graduation from Immaculata, Letty was selected in the draft
for the women's professional basketball league preceeding the WNBA.
She is a 1982 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School where she has was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Spring of 1987.
Letty is a long term resident of South Philadelphia where she and her husband have raised three children ages 19,17 and 14.
Beth Devine - Program Director
Beth has been running girls basketball programs for over 20 years. After playing Division I basketball and softball at Lafayette College, she directed the Future Stars Basketball Camps for 10 years teaching fundamentals and skill development.
Beth has coached the CYO High School Team at SS. Colman-John Neumann School in Bryn Mawr, and has also coached the Varsity 5th & 6th Grade Team and the Varsity 7th & 8th Grade Team there. From 2000-2006, Beth was called on by the Office of Youth and Young Adults to deliver coaches trainings throughout the Archdiocese, teaching effective methods of coaching young athletes, as well as practice strategies and positive communication with players.
Devine spent four years as the Associate Director of the Philadelphia Big 5, and was involved in programming, marketing and PR for the organization. She also coordinated outreach amongst the athletes at all 5 schools, and was active in the Coaches vs. Cancer program.
She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University, and currently runs Philly Girls in Motion, a program that encourages girls and their families to participate in activities that promote healthy lifestyles. Visit www.phillygirlsinmotion.org to learn more.