Bishop Guilfoyle High School
Head Girl's Basketball Coach,
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach,
Head Women's Basketball Coach,
Member of three District 6 Championship teams at Bishop Guilfoyle
Two - time Commonwealth Campus Athletic Association All-Conference player
NJCAA Region 20 All-Star
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Office: 103 Adler Athletic Complex
Donna Kling is in her eighth season as the head women's basketball coach at Penn State Altoona.
Kling's arrival at Penn State Altoona in 2005 was a homecoming of sorts, as the Altoona native began her coaching career at Ivyside -- first as an assistant coach in 1987, and then as the head coach from 1988 until 1991, when varsity athletics were eliminated from the Altoona campus.
Kling won consecutive Commonwealth Campus Championships during her tenure at Penn State Altoona, and one of her teams also earned an honorable mention ranking for the NJCAA.
After leaving campus, Kling began a successful coaching career at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, working as the assistant varsity coach for the girls' team from 1990 until 2001, when she was handed the head coaching duties for a year. She then returned to her position as an assistant coach during the 2002-03 season. Aside from being the assistant coach, Kling was also the junior varsity coach for 11 years, an assistant coach for the freshmen team for four years, and coach of the seventh grade team from 2003 until 2005. She has also worked at various local and collegiate summer basketball camps, as well as with a number of elementary programs.
As a player, Kling graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle in 1982 and was a member of three District 6 Championship teams. She graduated from Penn State University in 1986 with a degree in Special Education. She spent two years playing basketball at Penn State Altoona, where she twice received All-Conference honors from the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Association and was also named an NJCAA Region 20 All-Star.
In addition to her coaching duties, Kling is also a Special Education teacher in the Altoona Area School District. She resides with her husband, Kirk, and their daughter, Madeline.
Year by Year Coaching Record
Assistant coach Pat Nagle
Assistant coach Casey Shoup