Coaching Staff




Tony Dzikas

Coach Tony Dzikas has been the head coach at Shenendehowa for 12 seasons. Through the efforts of his talented and hardworking teams, Coach Dzikas has compiled a Suburban Council League record of 182-33 which includes 48 game (2008-2011) &  55 game (2014-2017) league winning streaks.  Coach Dzikas led the Plainsmen to the Section 2 Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2018!  Regional Championship in 2015 & 2016, and the N.Y.S. Championship in 2015!

In his 13 years, Coach Dzikas' teams have been Champions or Co-Champions of their division eight times.   Coach Dzikas has been named Coach of the Year three times by his colleagues in the Suburban Council and received the same honor by varies media outlets including Roger Wyland's Channel 13 All-Star Coach of the Year in 2009,2015, and 2016. In 2015 & 2016, he was named Class AA Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York! The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recognized Coach Dzikas as Coach of the Year in 2015, an award that is given to only one basketball coach in the entire state! 

Coach Dzikas was named Northeast Sectional Coach of the Year in 2015.  The Northeast section includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont! 

"I feel very fortunate to be part of the Shen tradition.  I have been blessed to work with hardworking, high character young men who put the team ahead of their own personal accomplishments.”
He is a fifth-grade teacher at Tesago Elementary School and is also the Director of the Koubek Basketball Camps that run during the summer months.




Paul Yattaw

Junior Varsity

Coach Yattaw just completed his 10th season as the freshmen boys’ basketball coach and is beginning his first season as the JV coach.  He teaches at Tesago Elementary School and resides in Clifton Park with his wife, Samantha, and two boys, Mason and Ethan.

At Waterford-Halfmoon High School he was the first basketball player to score 1000 points and was elected into the school’s athletic hall of fame.  Going into his senior season, he was selected to play in a New York State all-star game.

He went on to play basketball at Hudson Valley Community College where he was awarded the Otto Guenther Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics. 

After Hudson Valley, coach Yattaw attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he also played basketball.  He was elected into the school’s Olympia Society for Athletics.



 Andy Guilz

Andy is beginning his first season as the Freshman Head Coach.  He was the Freshman assistant for Coach Yattaw during the 2016-2017 season.  Andy lives with his wife, April, and they are both very excited to be a part of Shen basketball.

Coach Guilz is in his 5th year as a math teacher at Shen High School East.  




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