Trainers & Coaches


Owen Griffith - Technical Director

  • Played 4-years and made 77 appearances for the Penn State Men's Soccer team.

  • 2012 & 2013 Big-Ten Champions. NCAA Round of 16, 2013.

  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree graduated with a degree in Kinesiology.

  • 2015 Played for Eastern Suburbs AFC in New Zealand's Northern Premier League, League Title and the Chatham Cup winner.

  • 2015-2018 - Assistant Coach, Director of Operations, Penn State Men's Soccer.

  • 2019 - Assistant Coach, University of Denver Men's Soccer.


Gary DePalma

  • Professional Playing Experience:  Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-league), Philadelphia Kixx (MISL), Cleveland Force (MISL), Lechia Gdansk (Polish 2nd div) Drafted in 5th round by Dallas Burn (MLS)

  • Played for Virginia Wesleyan College (2-time All American)

  • Coached for Upper St Clair High School

  • 20+ years experience as a Youth Coach

Brian Wicker

  • USSF D License

  • 15+ years experience coaching travel and high school soccer

  • Collegiate playing experience: 2 years Saint Francis University; 2 years University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

  • All State 2nd team selection - Holidays Area HS

  • State Soccer Referee for PA West and PIAA.

  • Individual Soccer Trainer (6+ years experience)


John Lhota


  • Played at Washington & Jefferson College 2007-2010.

  • 2007 PAC Conference Champion & NCAA Tournament Participant

  • Played at Clearfield Area High School Varsity 2003-2006.

    • Team Captain

    • 4x District Champion

  • Youth Soccer Coach - 2+ years.


Dan Meehan

  • USSF E License

  • 15+ Years youth coaching experience

  • Played for Penn State Club Soccer (1996-2000) - National Champions in 2000

  • Member of an amateur team which won the Terrill/Blassie Cup in the WISL

  • Former Commissioner for the State College Premier League