Greentree Sportsplex
600 Iron City Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 922-1818
D1 Sports Training

D1 Staff

Sean West

sean west

Position at D1 Pittsburgh:  Facility Manager

Education/Certifications:  Bachelor Science in Commercial Recreation from The Penn State University

Work Experience:  Facility Manager, Grounds Crew and Operations – PNC Park, Collegiate Athletics – event set up and coordination

Sports Played/Area of Expertise:  Baseball, all sports

Favorite Athlete:  Michael Jordan

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

Eve Pyle

eve pyle

Position at D1 Pittsburgh:  D1 Operations Manager/Recruiter

Education/Certifications:  Master of Arts– Integrated Marketing Communication – Duquesne University; Bachelors of Arts – Integrated Marketing Communication – Duquesne University

Work Experience: Marketing and Promotions Intern at 1250 ESPN Radio

Played/Area of Expertise:  2 years at Miami University (OH) on D1 basketball scholarship before transferring and earning a D1 basketball scholarship at Duquesne University.

Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Don’t ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something.  You got a dream, you gotta protect it.  People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it.  You want something?  Go get it. Period.” –Will Smith, Pursuit of Happiness

Mike Whiteman

mike whiteman

Position at D1 Pittsburgh:  Head Strength and Performance Coach

Education/Certifications:  Bachelors of Science in Biology – Seton Hill

Work Experience:  Director of Viper Speed and Strength Academy;  Director of Sports Science Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Sports Played/Area of Expertise:  Power, Strength Development, Conjugate Theory (Westside Method), Speed

Favorite Athlete:  Randy Orton

Favorite Inspirational Quote:  “Forty six and two are just ahead of me.” – Maynard James Kernan

Garrett Heron

BS in Exercise Science & Masters in Health Mgmt.


Previous Experience:

  • -Spectrum Physical Therapy, New York, NY
  • -Performance Coach at Parisi Speed School, Velocity Sports Performance, and Bluestreak Sports Training
  • -Played Football as a Defensive Back at Hofstra University and Duquesne University


“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to accept the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”


Justin Lonchar


Name:  Justin Lonchar

Position at D1 Pittsburgh: Strength & Conditioning Coach; Recruiter

Education/Certifications:  BS in Exercise Science with a Business Administration minor; NCSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specilist

Work Experience:  Strength & Conditioning Internship with Athletes’ Performance in Dallas, TX

Sports Played/Area of Expertise:  Football, Basketball, In-line Hockey, Archery Hunting, Tournament Bass Fishing

Favorite Athlete:  Troy Polamalu, Joel Hanrahan, Jordan Staal

Favorite Inspirational Quote:  “If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.”  – Vince Lombardi