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Jeff Lisath Basketball Inc. IS A 501 (C) Non-profit organization
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Poverbs 3:5-6  "trust in the Lord with all of your heart and mind; and lean not unto your own understanding; In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths"

"If God be for us"
"Who can come against us"

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Byron "BJ" Mullens (Charlotte Bobcats ) NBA

Jeff Lisath Basketball Inc. was created in 1979 in Portsmouth, Ohio. The initial purpose was to give at risk youth a positive alternative to "street life."
Jeff Lisath, founder, Executive Director and CEO of JLBI found through research that kids with idle time, low self-esteem, and those who have demonstrated behavioral problems, often turn to crime, drugs, violence, gangs, therefore becoming permanent threats to the community.
The Mission of JLBI is to ensure that all kids receive a holistic and individualized educational experience that will enable their growth and understanding of:

*basic fundamentals of basketball
*basic principles of team building
*how to maximize his/her potential
*how to interact with others

The JLBI Social Service Programming

The objective of the JLBI's Social Service programming is to educate kids on the physical, developmental, and psychological affects of alcohol and other commonly abused substances. To assist kids with their development and enhancement of life skills.


Jeff Lisath Basketball Ministries

Sharing Scriptures that motivate the kids to live a meaningful, productive, and happy life while inspiring them to strive for excellence and character in living. Each session starts with a thought-provoking quote, supplying participants with Godly insight on numerous topics vital to life. You will find familiar and unfamiliar quotes covering subjects as career achievement, excellence, character, and integrity in living, the importance of relationships, and finding real success in life. A Scripture is included after each quote, so the kids can understand what God's Word, has to say about the topic. This is a Christian based organization.

Christian Basketball Camp

This is a random yet annual event that takes place during the summer months. The ultimate goal is to use basketball as a platform for ministry. Jeff invites fellow Christian athletes from all levels to come in and share what they have learn through life and how God has directed their paths to become the person they are today. Starting with his testimony Jeff will draw kids in and then challenge them on the court while giving out free t-shirts and basketballs! Pro and College athletes have participated over the years to make this a huge success.

The JLBI Enrollment Policy

Open to all students grades 4 through 12
*Tuition is based on yearly funding.
****Please send donations to Jeff Lisath Basketball Inc. 16776 State Route 104 Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 (Receipts will be sent to all Sponsors 501 (c) Non-Profit organization) 

Byron "BJ" Mullens, Jeff Lisath, Luke Babbitt
Basketball Camp 2011 at Piketon







          Jeff Lisath is currently the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Piketon High School where for the past nine seasons he led the Redstreaks to a 140-68 record, this includes a Scioto Valley Conference league record of 93-33 with four championship titles and two second place finishes.


          This past season the Redstreaks finished at 22-4 winning the SVC for the third year in a row and another District Title. In 2008-09 Lisath led the Redstreaks to the school’s first appearance ever in the State Final Four. In just nine seasons Piketon has won seven Sectional Titles, three Holiday Classic Championships, two District Titles, District Runners-up and a Regional Title. The Redstreaks were AP State Ranked #8 in the 08-09 season and #6 in the 2010-11 season and #9 in the 2012-13.


          At Piketon Jeff was named SVC Coach of the Year four times and District Coach of the year and became the all time winningest coach in Piketon High School history while ranking first in several coaching categories.  Prior to taking over at Piketon Jeff was the head girls basketball coach at Chillicothe High School where he led the Lady Cavs to a 15-6 record in his final season.  In three years the Lady Cavs won two sectional titles and one district title.


          Jeff was named Associated Press Ohio Division I District Coach of the Year two years in a row and District 14 Coach of the year for Division I & II by the Southeast District Coaches.  Jeff was twice named an All-Ohio basketball player at Portsmouth High School, where he led the Trojans to a State Championship in 1978.  Jeff was named the State Tournament MVP, a member of the PHS Hall of Fame.  He attended college at Miami Ohio University where he lettered four years in basketball. He was Team Captain, Defensive Player of the year, Marshall North Award Winner.


          Jeff is the founder and CEO of Jeff Lisath Basketball Inc. where he directs camps, clinics, tournaments and summer leagues.  He started his coaching career as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Columbus State Community College where he led the Cougars to a 59-9 record over a three-year period.  Jeff was a 10 year assistant boy’s basketball coach at Portsmouth High School where in 1988 the Trojans won another State Championship.  Jeff’s first Head High School coaching job was at Unioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1998, where he was 39-28 finishing twice 2nd in the SVC  and a sectional title in 2000.


          As a Head Coach Jeff’s record stands at 271-139, and remains one of  a couple coaches that has won a State Championship as a player and assistant coach and also leading a team to the Final 4 as a Head Coach.


Coaching Career:


Columbus State Community College          59-9

Unioto High School                                         39-28

Chillicothe High School (Girls)                 33-34

Piketon High School                                140-68

Totals                                                       271-139





Two-Time All-Ohio basketball player

Two-Time State Champion (player & Asst. Coach)

Four-Time SVC Coach of the year

Four-Time District Coach of the year

Winningest Coach in Piketon History

10 Sectional Titles, 4 League Titles, 3 District Titles,

1 Regional Title, 1 State Final 4

Three times to Coach the District 14 All-Star Team (both boys and girls)

2012 Named to coach the North/South All-Star Team

All-Ohio AAU Coach 1987-1997

NBA Tryouts New Jersey Nets 1982; Washington Bullets (Wizards) 1983


 Jeff currently serves as Warden at the Dayton Correctional Institution; Married with five Children. Jeff earned his Associate and Bachelors Degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio.

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Playing days at Miami

Miami signed three players from Portsmouth and called them the "Portsmouth Connection" Jeff Lisath in 1978, Craig Tubbs and Al Watkins in 1979. Scot Taylor also from Portsmouth was a walk on in 1979.

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