PTHS Football Coaches
Coach T.J. Plack – Head Football Coach
Coach Plack is returning to PT for his 3rd season as Head Coach. 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 Darrin “Mac” McMillon – Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line Coach
Coach Mac is returning for his 4th season with PT football and his 21st 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 21st year of teaching and currently teaches 10th grade World Cultures in the North Allegheny School District.
Coach Troy Grunseth – Co-Defensive Coordinator
Coach Grunseth is returning for his 4th season with PT football, 3 consecutive years and 1 year previously. Coach Grunseth has 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 Moe Richardson – Wide Receivers Coach
Coach Moe is returning for his 3rd consecutive year of coaching at Peters Township HS, he had previously coached the Indians for four years in the past for a total of seven years with Peters Township. 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 Steve Macri – Assistant Coach, Cornerbacks Coach
Coach Macri is returning for his 2nd year at Peters Township HS. 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 Tim Burchett – Offensive Line Coach
Coach Burchett is returning for his 2nd year of coaching at Peters Township HS. Coach Burchett has lots of experience coaching the Offensive Line and has coached at Trinity High School, Bethel Park High School, Canon Mac High School, Char Valley High School and Washington High School before joining the Indians. 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 Reggie Wells – Offensive Assistant Coach
Coach Wells is joining PT football for the first time this year, he previously coached the OL for Fox Chapel High School from 2015-2017. In the past, he has served as the Tight Ends coach, as well as the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for South Park High School. Coach Wells played football and basketball at South Park High School from 1995-1998. He was an All League defensive end and an integral member of the 1997 team that captured the PIAA AA State Championship. He continued his football career at Clarion University where he garnered two All American honors and was a two time All PA State Athletic Conference honoree. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Coach Wells also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers during his long NFL career.
Coach Wells greatest sports moment involves both coaching and playing; and both football and basketball. While coaching girl’s basketball at South Park High School, Coach Wells was re-signed to the San Diego Chargers. When San Diego came to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, his entire 2013 South Park Eagles basketball team sat behind the San Diego bench, decked out in San Diego gear and cheered him onto victory. His basketball team then went on to win the 2013 PIAA 3A State Championship that season. When away from coaching, Coach Wells likes to stay “off the grid” and enjoy family time. He has deep conversations with his dogs and fish; and enjoys movies and music. He is happily and peacefully retired.
Coach Christian Breisinger – Quarterbacks Coach
Coach Breisinger is joining Peters Township Football this year after being the 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 Tom Irvine – Defensive Line Coach
Coach Irvine joined PT football this year after coaching Middle School football at Franklin Regional for two years. He played Guard and Defensive Tackle at Franklin Regional High School earning First Team All-Conference Selection. Coach Irvine continued his football career as part of the Offensive Line at Lycoming College.
Playing football in high school with his best friends are some of his fondest memories. When not coaching football, Coach Irvine enjoys golfing and skiing. He is a Special Education teacher with the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Coach Luke Mollis – Linebackers Coach
Coach Mollis has been coaching for 14 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.