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
*basic fundamentals of basketball
*basic principles of team building
*how to maximize his/her
*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
****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 into his second season as the Head
Basketball Coach at Northridge High School in Dayton, Ohio where last season he led the
Polar Bears to their first SWBL Conference Title since 1980. Northridge is currently 17-2 and 11-0 in conference play and
currently ranked as one of the top teams in the state by the Associated Press. Prior to this Jeff
coached at Piketon High School where for nine seasons the Redstreaks were
140-68, Scioto Valley Conference league record of 93-33 with four championship
titles. In 2008-09 Lisath led the Redstreaks to the school’s first appearance
ever in the State Final Four. During Lisath's 9 year tenure at Piketon he 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
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.
Columbus State Community College
Unioto High School
Chillicothe High School (Girls)
Piketon High School
Two-Time All-Ohio basketball player
Two-Time State Champion (player & Asst. Coach)
Four-Time SVC Coach of the year
SWBL League Champions/Coach of the Year
Four-Time District Coach of the year
Winningest Coach in Piketon History
10 Sectional Titles, 5 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
Jeff Lisath started his career in Corrections in 1986 as a
Correctional Officer at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
In 1987 Jeff became a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist for the Scioto
County Counseling Center up until 1990 where he re-entered the Prison system as
a Correctional Officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Ashland, Kentucky.
Following a brief stint with the Federal Bureau of Prisons Jeff re-united with
the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction by becoming a Program
Specialist in 1990, promoted to Inspector in 1995, and promoted to Deputy
Warden in 1996 at The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. In
1997 Jeff received the Gold Star Award for his outstanding Community
involvement and leadership. In that same year he appeared in Corrections Today
Magazine as being named “The Best in the Business” as well as being promoted to
Tactical Response Coordinator for the entire Department of Corrections. In 1998
Jeff returned to the prison where he was named Deputy Warden of Operations at
The Ross Correctional Institution. In July 2012 Jeff was appointed Warden at
the Dayton Correctional Institution. Jeff received his Bachelor’s degrees at
Miami University and Ohio Christian University.
|2014-15 Dayton Northridge Polar Bears
|AP#5 Regular season 20-2 SWBL Champs 12-0