PTHS Football Coaches
Pictured from left:Luke Mollis, R.J. Pfeuffer, Christian Breisinger, Tim Burchett, Darrin “Mac” McMillon, TJ Plack, Joe Farcas, Arron Vannatter, Moe Richardson, Lindale Smith
Coach T.J. Plack – Head Football Coach
Coach Plack is returning to Peters Township for his 4th season as Head Coach. In 2018, he and the coaching staff led the PT Indians to their first conference title in over 40 years and he was named the Allegheny 8 Conference Head Coach of the Year. . He previously was the Offensive Coordinator at PT under Nick Milchovich from 2007-2010. Coach Plack started his coaching career at South Fayette High School as the Wide Receiver and DB Coach 1998-2001 and then Head Coach 2002-2006. He coached RBs and Special Teams at Bethel Park High School 2011-2013 and was the OC at Ringgold High School 2014-2015 before returning to Peters Township. Coach Plack played football for South Fayette High School and Duquesne University.
Coach Plack appreciates every game that he has won or lost, as a player or coach, when his parents and/or children were in the stands. He loves spending time with his family, especially the summer months of camping and swimming with his children. Coach Plack is a Special Education and Math Teacher at Peters Township High School.
Coach Moe Richardson – Offensive Coordinator / Runningbacks
Coach Moe is returning for his 4th consecutive year of coaching at Peters Township. He had previously coached the PT Indians for a span of four years, so this year will be his 8th year with PT Football. Coach Moe has also coached at South Fayette High School, Penn Hills High School and Mount Lebanon High School.
Coach Moe appreciates seeing the boys develop athletically and watching the boys mature into men. He is also proud to have coached some players who have found success in the NFL. When not coaching, Coach Moe enjoys riding his motorcycle and hunting. He is employed by the PA Department of Corrections.
Coach Troy Grunseth – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
Coach Grunseth is returning for his 4th consecutive season with Peters Township Football and his 5th season with PT, overall. Coach Grunseth has over 20 years of coaching experience and has coached at Penn Hills High School, Mt. Lebanon High School, Canon Mac High School, and South Fayette High School to name a few. Coach Grunseth was a high school football player and continued his football career at Duquesne University.
Coach Grunseth’s greatest football memory was seeing the looks on the players faces when we team defeated Pine Richland High School. When not coaching, you can find Coach Grunseth relaxing in his pool. He works in the Career Development department at the Pittsburgh Technical College.
Coach Darrin “Mac” McMillon – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line
Coach Mac is returning for his 5th season with Peters Township Football and his 22nd year of coaching. He was the DC with Mt. Lebanon HS 2012-2014, coached DL at North Allegheny HS 2005-2009, coached both OL and DL at Washington High School 2004, coached DL at California University of PA 2003 after starting his coaching career with Washington and Jefferson College in 2000. Mac was an Offensive Lineman for Lake Brantley HS in Altamonte Springs FL and a 4-year starter at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He also played in the Professional Indoor Football League with the Steel Valley Smash and Ohio Valley Greyhounds.
His greatest football moment as a player was winning the WVIAC Conference Championship in 1995 at West Virginia Wesleyan College. As a coach, he enjoyed PT’s last second defensive stand at Hempfield HS during the 2016 season where Angelo Quarture and Aidan McCall’s relentless efforts were simply phenomenal. When not coaching football, Mac and his wife Shelley enjoy spending time with their four sons; laughing with them and watching the boys excel in their individual sports. Mac is in his 22nd year of teaching and currently teaches 10th grade World Cultures in the North Allegheny School District.
Coach Christian Breisinger – Offensive Assistant / Quarterbacks
Coach Breisinger returns to Peters Township for his second year of coaching. Previously he served as interim coach at Carmichaels Area High School. He played QB, LB and Safety at Thomas Jefferson High School, earning First Team Big 9 Safety honors. He also played high school basketball and graduated from TJ in 2014. Coach Breisinger continued his football career at Waynesburg University playing QB, WR and Safety.
Coach Breisinger’s favorite football memory was scoring 4 touchdowns in a football game against Holidaysburg during his senior year of high school. He looks forward to making some great football coaching memories with PT football. Coach Breisinger currently works for Pleasant Hills Public Works and enjoys hanging with his family and friends.
Coach Tim Burchett – Offensive Assistant / Offensive Line
Coach Burchett is returning for his 3rd year of coaching at Peters Township. Coach Burchett brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Indians, having coached offensive lines at these high schools: Trinity, Bethel Park, Canon McMillon, Chartiers Valley and Washington. He was a starter on the offensive line and a captain of his Trinity HS football team.
Coach Burchett loves working with the players and strives to have a positive impact on the future generations of leaders both on and off the field. When not coaching, Coach is teaching in the Derry Area School District.
Coach Steve Macri – Defensive Assistant / Cornerbacks
Coach Macri is returning for his 3rd year with the Indians. Coach Macri was a three-year starter at Mohawk HS from 1992-1994 and a senior captain. He was named to the All Mac Conference team as a wide receiver both his junior and senior years. Additionally, Coach Macri was selected to play in the Western PA North South All Star Game in 1994.
Coach Macri believes that we have a great group of Indians players and he feels honored to be able to coach them each day. When not coaching, Coach Macri loves spending time with his daughter and family. He works in the Admission department at the Pittsburgh Technical College.
Coach Luke Mollis – Defensive Assistant / Linebackers
Coach Mollis has been coaching for 15 years. He served as an assistant coach at Charleroi HS 2004-2006, at California HS 2012, and at Ringgold HS 2013-2016. He was also the Head Football Coach at Charleroi HS for their 2007-2011 seasons. This will be coach Mollis’ first year at Peters Township and he is excited to be back coaching football.
Coach Mollis played both baseball and football at Charleroi HS. He continued his baseball career at Slippery Rock University and graduated in 2004. In addition to coaching football, Coach Mollis is the Head Baseball Coach at Charleroi HS from 2013 to present. When not coaching, he enjoys playing sports, hunting and being outdoors.