Coaches

Teresa Conn

Team Co-Owner/CEO/Co-Head Coach

Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA

Experience: 13 years Playing & Coaching 

Experience with the Passion: 13th Season

2013 WISE Pittsburgh "Sportswoman of the Year" 

"We don't see the world as it is, we see the world as we are." - Anais Nin

Franco Harris

Team Co-Owner 

2011-Present

Pittsburgh Steelers Alumni

NFL Hall of Famer

Harvey Smith

Co-Head Coach

Hometown: Aliquippa, PA

Experience: 40 years Playing & Coaching - WVU Football Alumni/Miami Dolphins

Coached: Penn State, WVU, Duquesne & Gateway HS

Experience with the Passion: 4th Season

Family: Allyson (wife) - Aaron, Jamie, Miles, Madison, Milan, Kyle, Terry, Amaris (Children)

Hobbies: Fishing & Youth Programs

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." - Anonymous

Adam Santoro

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA

Experience: 14 years Coaching High School, Youth & Women's Football

Experience with the Passion: 5th Season

Occupation: Teacher/Summit Academy

HS/College: Belle Vernon HS/Waynesburg University

Family: Ron (dad), Donna (mom), Abby (sister)

Hobbies: Watching Notre Dame Football - Hanging out with friends

“Give your perfect effort.” - When The Game Stands Tall

"To live is the rarest things in the world. Most people exist; that is all." - Oscar Wilde

Stephen Scureman

Offensive Line Coach

Hometown: South Park, PA

Experience: Played OT/DT for 6 years, all-conference senior year. 1 yr Renaissance Chistian Academy

Experience with the Passion: 3rd year

Occupation: Sous Chef - Parkhurst Dining

Hobbies: TV, Movies (The Shawshank Redemption), Karaoke,Chess, Video Games

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S. Truman

Janice L. Masters

Defensive Coordinator

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA/Lansing. OH

Experience: Coaching positions for softball, basketball & volleyball at collegiate levels.

Experience with the Passion: 9th year (2nd Coaching)

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Anonymous

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson

Defensive Line Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: 30+ years Playing & Coaching

Experience with the Passion: 4th Season

College: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Family: Marla (wife), Jesse & Isha (children) & Shelley

"AI play dumb to fool the fools." - Anonymous

Barãta A. Bey

Defensive Backs Coach

Hometown: Kennedy, PA

Experience: 15 years of Coaching & Playing

Experience with the Passion: 3rd year

Family: Tammy (wife), Ryan, Ayanna, Hope, Taylor (Children), David, Anthony, Solomon, John & Orissa (Siblings) & Vivian Bey (Mother)

Hobbies: Golf with my good friends.

"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke 

James “Jay” Beachom

Wide Receivers Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Coaching Belle Vernon Area HS

Experience with the Passion: 11th year 

College: Thaddeus Stevens & Kutztown University

Family: Talisa (wife) & Ciara (daughter)

Hobbies: Football, Fishing, Basketball

"Responsibility is the key to a person's maturity."  ~ Anonymous

Ashley Baxter

Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coach

Hometown: New Castle, PA

Experience: Coaching positions for softball, basketball & volleyball at collegiate levels.

Experience with the Passion: 7th year

Occupation: Claims Adjuster/Giant Eagle

College: Chatham University & Duquesne University

Hobbies: Softball, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Steelers games with friends.

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

Rob Garrity

Tight Ends Coach/Assistant Offensive Line

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Seton Hill University Offensive Lineman/Left Guard

Experience with the Passion: 1st year

Occupation: KYC Specialist for Global AML/Due Diligence Group at the Bank of New York Mellon

College: Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Seton Hill University & Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics from Carlow University.

Hobbies: Hiking, Football, Water Sports, Traveling & Golf

Favorite Quote: "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." - Sun Tzu

 

Tammy Spencer

Wide Receiver Asst. Coach/Community Events Coord.

Hometown: Bethel Park, PA

Experience with the Passion: 8 years

Occupation: Business Analyst - PNC Bank

High School/College: Bethel Park HS/Point Park University

Family: Barata (Husband), Taylor, Hope & Ayanna (Children)

Hobbies: Being around family, softball and volunteering.

 

Shelley VIctor

Assistant Coach

Hometown: Apollo, PA

Experience: 3rd Year

Occupation: RN, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

High School/College: Kiski/Freeport HS; Lock Haven University/CCAC

Family: Multiple siblings, parents, extended family & church family.

Hobbies: Mission Trips, Music & Sports

Favorite Quote: Psalm 37:24: "Though she stumbles she will not fall, for God upholds her with His right hand."

Jesse Hutchinson

Coaching Assistant

Hometown: Vandergift, PA

Experience with the Passion: 3rd year 

 

Nate Geisler

Team Statistician/Coaching Assistant

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience with the Passion: 7th year