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Our Staff

Founder and Board President

Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Harrison is the founder of Steel City FC and the current Chairwoman of the executive committee. Stephanie works as a Psychologist at West Virginia University's Counseling Center. She received her Master's and Doctorate from Chatham University where she served as the assistant women's soccer coach for two years. She is also a graduate of Clarion University where she was the team captain for the women’s soccer team. During her doctoral studies, Stephanie began to research and become interested in the psychological benefits of sport for women and girls. At this time she was also attempting to find a women's team in Pittsburgh where she could continue reaping the positive benefits of sport. This is what inspired Stephanie to begin building Steel City FC in 2014. Stephanie, with the help of many others, officially founded Steel City FC in 2015 due to the lack of opportunity for female athletes in the Pittsburgh area. Further, Stephanie saw a need for positive female role models for the youth in our community. She is passionate about continuing to grow the women's game in the Pittsburgh area and facilitating the positive benefits of sport for women and girls across our community. 

General Manager

Jordan Daloisio

Jordan has been involved with Steel City FC as a player and volunteer since the club got its start in 2015.  Jordan is a youth soccer coach for Hotspurs SC where she is also the Youth Development Phase Leader for U13-U15 girls.  She also coaches for Nzone Sports in Pittsburgh as a multi-sport coach for children ages 2-6.  She is a graduate of Clarion University with a degree in History and has a Masters degree in Sports Coaching from the University of the West of Scotland.  Jordan played four years of collegiate soccer at Clarion University before going on to play a brief stint with the Hamilton Accies in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.  

Team Athletic TrainerĀ 

Anthony Bricker, MS, LAT, ATC, NASM-CES

UPMC Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer

Education and Certifications:

  • MS in Applied Exercise Science: Human Movement Science and Sports Nutrition, Concordia University Chicago
  • BS in Athletic Training, Presentation College
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM
  • Played 4 years of NAIA American Football during undergrad
Dr McLane

Team Physician

Dr. Melissa L. McLane, DO

UPMC Sports Medicine
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
  • Residency: West Penn Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, UT

Coaches

Head Coach

Tommo Ovenden

Qualifications

  • BSc - Sports Science - Liverpool John Moores University
  • PE - Diploma
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Badge
  • NSCAA National Diploma

Playing Experience

  • Local Youth Teams in the UK Growing up
  • U17-U18 - Yeovil Town FC
  • Liverpool John Moores University First Team
  • Colwyn Bay FC - Semi Pro

Coaching Experience

  • Gained first coaching qualification at Yeovil Town FC while playing at 17yrs old, coached summer programs and clinics in the UK as a young coach
  • Moved to the USA in 2004 coaching for Major League Soccer Camps, various community soccer programs around the north east of the USA
  • PFA (Pittsburgh) 2008-2010 - Various youth teams
  • Century North (Pittsburgh) - 2011-2014 - U14-U16 Premier Teams
  • Hotspurs SC (Pittsburgh) - 2015-2019 - U14-U18 Premier Teams

Coaching Philosophy & Goals
I’m looking forward to the challenge of working with the players at Steel City FC. To coach players who are either at college currently, or have recently graduated, is a challenge I have been working towards and I’m ready for.
I want the game to be played as simply as possible, with purpose and high energy both on the ball and off it. We will move the ball quickly and have a very clear style where we go forward. We will look between lines as soon as possible, but only if we can remain controlled in doing so. I hope to bring a style to our play where teams will come to Pittsburgh knowing they will have a game on their hands and play to the strengths of the players we have. It will also be important for me to judge my impact by how we improve the players we have individually, for when they return to their respective colleges, player development is constantly at the forefront of my mind.

Mark

Assistant Coach

Mark Duffield

Coaching Experience

  • Penn State New Kensington, Head Coach
  • Hotspurs SC (Pittsburgh) - Goal Keeper Academy Director
  • Hotspurs SC (Pittsburgh) - Coach, Girls’ College Prep Phase
Sam Bailey-Hockin

Goalkeeping Coach

Sam Bailey-Hockin

Coach Sam joined FC Pittsburgh in 2018 and is currently the Director of Goalkeeping and a coach on the girls’ staff.  In addition, he is an assistant coach for LaRoche College and their goalkeeping coach.

Prior to this, Sam had eight years experience coaching various teams from elite to academies, including two years at Westbrom FC Academy.

His playing experience as a goalkeeper includes 10 years professional academy, and six years playing semi-pro football representing southwest England, including Yeovil Town FC and various other teams.

Certifications:

  • USSF D license
  • UEFA C license
  • USSF Level 2 Goalkeeping
  • Diploma in sports coaching specializing in soccer