Football and Cheer | Coaching Biographies | Ironmen Board


The North Pittsburgh Catholic Ironmen are sponsored by Saint Kilian Parish
School in Cranberry Township
and play football in the Diocese of Pittsburgh
grade school league. Our program offers cheerleading and tackle football for
all northern Pittsburgh area Catholic school students. Last year's teams were
comprised of students from the eight area Catholic schools including Aquinas
, Butler Catholic, Holy Sepulcher, Providence Heights Alpha, Saint
, Saint Alexis, Saint Gregory and Saint Kilian. We provide a safe
and fun environment to learn competitive football and cheerleading under
Christian values.

We practice and play our games at local fields only 20 minutes from most of the
schools that make up our program. Our coaches are well trained in football/
cheer instruction and utilize the latest technique to keep participants safe. We
offer top of the line equipment throughout our program.

Expectations of a North Pittsburgh Catholic Ironman

Ironmen Players that Played in High School and College

2018 Parent Information/Program Overview

2018 Registration Information

Coaching Biographies

Football and Cheer

  • 2018 Participant Distribution
    Tackle football for boys in grades 3 - 8
    Season runs from mid-August to mid-November
    Football registration fees are $225 –  all the necessary equipment is provided with paid registration.

    Cheerleading for girls in Grades 4 - 8
    Pep Squad for girls in Grades 1 - 3*
    Cheer runs from July to mid-November
    Cheerleading registration fees are $100 – all the necessary equipment is provided with paid registration.

    North Pittsburgh Catholic Ironmen Board

    President – Steve Spotts
    St. Kilian
    Overall program oversight and responsibility, approve expense, conduct info sessions, engage board members on special projects as needed.
    Treasurer – Paul Higginbotham
    St. Kilian
    Financials, budget, safeguard program assets, collection of registration fees, makes deposits.
    Vice President – Joe Iaquinta
    St. Kilian
    Coordination of game day volunteers outside of concessions (i.e., sticks, announcers, time keepers, etc.), assemble and/or lead special projects as required.
    Program Head Coach Jim Valentine
    St. Kilian
    Games/practice schedule coordination, developer of practice routines.
    Cheer Coordinator – Monica Valentine
    St. Kilian
    Coordinator of all cheer activities, EOY banquet, highlight video, etc.
    Players Safety – Tom Franco
    St. Kilian
    Coordination of game-day EMT, iMPACT testing, first aid supplies, and training of coaches, USA Football certified "Player Safety Coach," etc.
    Concession Chair – Kristen Kalis
    St. Kilian
    Coordination of all home game concessions including gate and 50/50 receipts, etc.
    Equipment Coordinator – Becca Shoemaker
    Butler Catholic
    Handout, sizing, repair, care and upkeep of player equipment and practice equipment, recommendation for purchases and replenishment, coordinator of equipment return and off-season storage, coordinator of cheer equipment/uniforms, etc.
    Player/Cheer Recognition Coordinator - Melissa Iaquinta
    St. Kilian
    Coordinator of program/yearbook, 8th grade celebration day, EOY highlight videos, EOY banquets for each team, website updates and messaging.

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