The Orange Arrow Team

The mission of Orange Arrow Players Association is to coach student-athletes to aim for success off the field. 

Orange Arrow Staff

Shawn Robinson

Founder & President

First Quarter: Shawn is from Warren, OH and attended Warren G. Harding High School where he played football, basketball, and track.

Second Quarter: He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played football. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Rhetoric and a minor in Sociology, and later obtained his Master of Business Administration from Strayer University.  

Third Quarter: Shawn is a part of Orange Arrow because ultimately he aspires to make a difference. Shawn is the recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, an award established by President George W. Bush, and the City of Pittsburgh declared December 4, 2018 “Shawn Robinson Day” for his service to the community through Orange Arrow.

Fourth Quarter: Deion Sanders is his favorite athlete of all time.  

Tamica Mickle

VP, Operations

First Quarter: Tamica is from Pittsburgh, PA and attended Westinghouse High School where she played basketball.

Second Quarter: She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she was a member of the basketball team, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and, later, a Masters in Education.

Third Quarter: Tamica is a part of Orange Arrow because it plays a pivotal role in the lives of student-athletes by setting the tone and preparing youth to be successful in life. Anyone can be great at sports, but it’s how well you adapt to life after sports; how well you connect with the real world by utilizing the resources and people you have met along the way to reach your goals.

Fourth Quarter: Florence Griffith Joyner is her favorite athlete of all time.

Dvonya Sedlacko

Coordinator, Human Resources & Volunteers

First Quarter: Dvonya is from Latrobe, PA and attended Latrobe High School where she played basketball.

Second Quarter: She attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and later obtained a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University.

Third Quarter: Dvonya is a part of Orange Arrow because she wants to make a difference and see young athletes have a future and have the skill sets necessary to make them elite. She says there is a world of opportunity for our youth, but not everyone has the support needed to be able to obtain their dreams, but, with Orange Arrow, we can help them to succeed and hopefully one day make those dreams a reality.

Fourth Quarter: Michael Jordan is her favorite athlete of all time.

Ron Idoko

Coach and Consultant

First Quarter: Ron is from the Bronx, NY and attended John F. Kennedy High School where he played football.

Second Quarter: He attended the University of Pittsburgh, was a member of the football team, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He later went on to obtain his Master of Public Administration in Urban and Regional Affairs. 

Third Quarter: Ron is a part of Orange Arrow because he loves the impact it has on young student-athletes and he truly believes that Orange Arrow represents the new-age model of social skills development.

Fourth Quarter: Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete of all time.

Lucas Tucci

Coordinator, Programs

First Quarter: Lucas is from Verona, PA and attended Penn Hills High School where he played volleyball.

Second Quarter: He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played volleyball and graduated with a degree in Media and Professional Communications.

Third Quarter: Lucas is a part of Orange Arrow because he wants to help inspire student-athletes. He wants to be a voice and reason behind why youth grow up to be young adults who have a clear vision of what success is and to know that they have the skill set needed to be successful in life. He also wants to show them that there are so many ways to live a successful life and sports are great, but that shouldn’t be your only option for the future.

Fourth Quarter: Steve Nash is his favorite athlete of all time.

Hannah Smith

Team Manager

First Quarter: Hannah is from Hollidaysburg, PA and attended Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School where she played soccer for an indoor club team.

Second Quarter: She attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with minors in Political Science and History.

Third Quarter: Hannah is a part of Orange Arrow because it steps in at a crucial time and helps student-athletes to broaden their horizons and learn about all of the opportunities for growth outside of sports.

Fourth Quarter: Wayne Gretzky is her favorite athlete of all time.

Strive off-field, Thrive on-field

Orange Arrow Board of Directors

Jody Spolar

Chairperson

Amy Raslevich

Secretary

Lousaka Polite

Vice Chairperson

Shante' Pumphrey

Director

Alex Matthews

Director

Chad VanHorn

Director

Roberto Croce

Director

Justin Rudd

Director

Donna Sanft

Director

Duane Starks

Director

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