2009 Norwin Knights Coaching Staff
1st Row L to R:
Buzz Bryan, Dan Kozak, Bob Eagleson, Brian Mesich (Trainer)
2nd Row L to R:
Dave Brozeski, Steve Socrates, Lance Getsy, Dan Conwell, Brian Brozeski, Mike Choby, Jim Lane
Brian Brozeski (Asst. Off Coord./Wide Receivers Coach)
Hometown Blairsville Pa.
College Penn State University
Norwin Math Teacher 8 years
Coaching Experience Varsity Football Coach 8 years
Varsity Basketball Coach 7 years
Varsity Track Coach 3 years
4 year letterman at Penn State University (wide receiver)
3 time Big Ten Academic All-American
9 years of experience as wide receivers' coach at Norwin High School
Family Wife Jayme, daughter Averi (2), son Potter (9 months)
David Brozeski (Asst. Def Coord./Linebackers Coach)
Coach David Brozeski is in his 13th with the Knights, and has taught Chemistry for the Norwin School District for the past 14 years.
Coach Brozeski graduated from Blairsville High School where he was a 3 sport athlete. He earned letters in football, basketball and track.
Coach Brozeski attended and is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College where he graduated with a major in Chemistry. He was a four year letterman in football at W&J during the 1992 to 1996 football seasons, where the Presidents played in 2 Division III National Championship games.
In addition to coaching the linebackers for the past twelve years, Coach Brozeski also coached wide receivers during his first season at Norwin (1997). Coach Brozeski also coached linebackers at Derry Area High School during the 1996 football season for Coach Greg Dorn.
Coach Brozeski currently resides in the Norwin School District with his wife Cindy, and there four children, Emily, Aleksandra, Bella and Brandi.
Lance Getsy (Off. Coord./O-Line)
Coach Getsy is in his 5th year with the Knights, and is a Behavior Specialist for Transformation Learning at Beth Center High School.
Coach Getsy is from the Munhall area and a 1994 graduate of Steel Valley High School where he played four years of high school football.
After high school Coach Getsy attended Slippery Rock University and earned his B.S. in Sports Management. While attending Slippery Rock, he was a member of The Rock football team as a tight-end.
Coach Getsy began his high school coaching career in 1998 at Steel Valley. During his four years at Steel Valley he had the opportunity to coach his younger brother Luke Getsy who later went on to play quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh and won a MAC championship as quarterback of the Akron Zips. Lance joined the Knights coaching staff in 2004 as offensive line coach where he currently holds the same position as well as offensive coordinator.
Coach Getsy is the proud father of two beautiful girls, Taylar (7) and Kalei(6).
Coach Steve Socrates
Coach Steve Socrates is in his 14th year with the Knights. Coach Socrates brings with him 28 years of coaching experience, at both the high school and college levels.
Coach Socrates graduated from Norwin in 1977 as a 4 sport athlete. He earned letters in football, baseball, track and wrestling. While attending Norwin Socrates was captain of the football team where he earned many honors.
Coach Socrates then continued his education at California University where he graduated with a B.S. in Graphic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Geography and Regional Planning. At California, he was a 4 year starting linebacker, captain and earned numerous all conference and regional honors. Still today he is considered the second leading linebacker to graduate from California University. Upon graduation he was invited to attend the New England Patriots minicamp.
Coach Socrates then continued his career coaching at California University. While coaching at the University the football team won the State Title.
Coach Socrates currently resides in the Norwin School District with his wife Lisa, and their two children. Their daughter Tiffany (22) is attending California University majoring in Graphic Design and Marketing. Son, Steven (14) is in the 8th grade at Norwin Middle School.