MEET THE PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS TEAM
CAPTAINS & PLAYERS - Seth, Ellen, Berko, Eli, Sam, Morris, Jeremiah, Dalton and more.
Our team is full of high energy individuals who love giving great service and having lots of fun at work. They all play sports, have been on winning sports teams and have experience as a mascots, waiter/waitress, team captains, fire-fighting and other super-hero accomplishments. Everyone here, every day, plays a part in making us the best sporting goods store in Bozeman and southwest Montana.
Whether you're parent, coach, player or team board member, our team has your back - we all have your best interest in mind. We don't sell sporting goods. We sell an incredible sporting experience with the gear you need.
Plus, we have all the local sports information for you at the store. Just call us or stop by and we'll get you and your kids registered for all the sports you play. (406) 587-7427 (PIAS). We're open daily.
Play It Smart, Play It Again Sports®.
JOHN ACHESON - Head Coach (since 2011)
While John might appear in this picture to be a loner-alcholic goalie-type, he's actually a team player and an awesome Head Coach at the store and on the baseball field. He's serious about his coaching baseball in Belgrade (since 2003) and served as a Belgrade Baseball board member for years. His passion for baseball runs deep - he studies the game. His glove hand has proven to be his asset as a hockey goalie too. He started playing hockey when started working at PIAS and while you don't want to shoot on his glove side, the five hole is always an option.
At Play It Again Sports, John continues to help outfit kids, coaches and leagues with all the sporting goods they need to participate in sports. He is also an incredible mentor and coach to the many teammates working at the store, helping them be more employable when the leave than when they started. He's helped place many of them in post-graduation careers - the hallmark of a great coach.
BECKY SCHONS - Team Sports Specialist (since 2015)
Becky is a former collegiate basketball player and is talented at many other sports. While she recently sold her badminton gear, she continues to play hockey, softball and bikes all summer and snowboards all winter.
At Play It Again you'll see her talking with sports leagues, coaches and schools making sure they have an easy time getting equipment and jerseys/apparel. She also is responsible for getting your skis and bikes tuned up quickly so you can head out and enjoy Montana - the way she does.
MATTHEW KRASKA - Owner, Coach, Player (since 2005)
Graduating from high school in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Kraska moved to Bozeman in 1987 to attend college at Montana State University. Raising 4 kids who all played hockey, soccer, football, lacrosse, track and more, he realized the value of trading quality used gear.
In the fall of 2004, Kraska left his wildlife biology research position at MSU to open a small (10ft x 15ft) shop called Panzer Hockey shop, located at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, that offered skate sharpening and new and used hockey gear. It was a fun winter hanging out at the rink all day, every day, but the business had to grow; Play It Again Sports was opened the next fall (2005).
For Kraska, the best part of owning Play It Again Sports is the fun of outfitting young kids and their families. Second to that is helping grow healthy community activities by partnering with area sports leagues and schools, making the Gallatin Valley a better place to live.
Bozeman, MT 59715
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