The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation


2022-23 Officers and Board Members


Sam Phillips

President of the C PA Chapter, NFF/CHoF
Retired President of Gardner's Candies Inc.
Former Rutgers Lacrosse Player
Active PIAA Lacrosse Referee

Ron Vanderlinden

Vice President of C PA Chapter, NFF/CHoF
Retired College Football Coach of 42 years
Linebacker Coach at Penn State University, 13 yrs
Won 5 Big 10 Championships, 3 Big 8 Championships, and the 1990 National Championship
Coached in 22 bowl games
Coached several All-American players
Coached at the Air Force Academy, Penn State, Maryland, Northwestern, Colorado, University of Michigan
Head Coach at the University of Maryland

Wally Richardson

Secretary, C. PA Chapter, NFF/CHoF
Director of PSU Football Letterman's Club
1996 National Football Foundation Scholarship recipient
Former Nittany Lion Quarterback & Team Captain
1996 Draft pick of Baltimore Ravens

Rob Irwin

Treasurer, C. PA Chapter, NFF/CHoF
Retired High School Teacher & Football Coach
Sec./Treas. Central PA Football Coaches Assoc.
Banquet Program Chairman

Board Members

Brandon Bailey

Head Football Coach at Richland HS
Director of Educational Services at Richland School District
Former WVU & UConn Football Player

John Barton

Former Head Football Coach at Hollidaysburg HS
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Loren Crispell

State College Area Asst. Athletic Director

Tim Janocko

Clearfield Area HS Head Football Coach
Retired Principal of Clearfield Area HS
Past President PA State Football Coaches Assoc.
Past President CPFCA
Former Penn State Football Player

John Kulka

Retired President and CEO of HRI, Inc.
Former Nittany Lion Football Player
Past President, Cent. PA Chpt. NFF

David Lintal

Retired High School Counselor
Coached football at prep and intercollegiate levels
Former head football coach at State College HS

Matt Lintal

State College Area Head Football Coach
State College Area School Counselor
Former Bucknell University Assistant Coach
Former Franklin and Marshall Football Player

Mike Lukac

Former Penn State football player
State College High School assistant coach

Tish Maclay

Athletic Director, Mifflin County High School
NIAAA–Certified Master Athletic Administrator
District VI Executive Committee
PSADA Member since 2017
Former Educator and Field Hockey Coach (20 years) – Mifflin County High School

Deb Moore

Athletic Director at Bellefonte Area HS

Phil Riccio

Athletic Director at Altoona Area HS
Former Head Coach at Altoona Area HS
Former NFF Board Member 1999-2011
Member of the District Committee
Sports chair for Tennis, Wrestling, Track & Field

Mike Snyder

Retired Teacher & Varsity Football Coach

John Stroh

Director of Sales & Marketing C3 Sports
Former Producer WHVL’s Game of the Week
Former Sports Information Director Slippery Rock University & Allegheny College

Tom Templeton

Past President, PA Chapter NFF/CHoF
Former Nittany Lion Football Player
Current Volunteer Varsity Football Coach at Tyrone
President, and co-founder of Samaritans Promise Foundation

Chris Weakland

State College Area Athletic Director
Former State College Football Coach

Jim Zauzig

Retired Educator in Huntingdon School District
Former Head Football Coach at Huntingdon HS
Former basketball coach at Juniata College