Coaches

Teresa Conn

Team Co-Owner/CEO

Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA

Experience: 12 years Playing & Coaching 

Experience with the Passion: 12th 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

Lou Rood

Assistant Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: 26 years Coaching High School [Belle Vernon Area HS, Elizabeth-Forward HS, Hempfield HS, Yough HS]

Experience with the Passion: 5th year Assistant Coach/ 1 year Head Coach

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail!” - Ben Franklin

Harvey Smith

Offensive Coordinator

Hometown: Verona, PA

Experience: 40 years Playing & Coaching 

Experience with the Passion: 3rd Season

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

Adam Santoro

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA

Experience: 13 years Coaching High School, Youth & Women's Football

Experience with the Passion: 4th Season

“Greatness is never satisfied.” - Ananymous

Barãta A. Bey

Defensive Back Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: 12 years

Experience with the Passion: 2nd year

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

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson

Defensive Line Coach

Hometown: Vandergrift, PA

Experience: 31 years Playing & Coaching

Experience with the Passion: 3rd Season

"As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord." 

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: 2nd year

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

Janice L. Masters

Linebackers Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

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

Experience with the Passion: 9th year (1st Coaching)

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patrick Ashcroft

Offensive Line Coach

Hometown: McKeeseport, PA

Experience: 13 years - South Allegheny HS,  Shaker Heights HS, Cleveland Fusion

Experience with the Passion: 1st year

"We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?" - Bud Wilkinson

 

James “Jay” Beachom

Wide Receivers Coach

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Coaching Belle Vernon Area HS

Experience with the Passion: 8th year 

"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."  ~ Colin Powell

Ashley Baxter

Wide Receivers Coach

Hometown: New Castle, PA

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

Experience with the Passion: 4th year (3rd Coaching)

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

Nate Geisler

Team Statistician/Coaching Assistant

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience with the Passion: 6th year 

 

Lambert Strayer

Defensive Line Coach

Hometown: Chambersburg, PA

Experience: 10 years Playing & Coaching 

Experience with the Passion: 1st Season

 

Jesse Hutchinson

Coaching Assistant

Hometown: Vandergift, PA

Experience with the Passion: 3rd year