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WASD Names New Varsity Head Coaches for Football, Girls Soccer

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February 02, 2022 | Athletics

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (FEBRUARY 2, 2022) — The Williamsport Area School District hired two new head coaches for its athletic program Tuesday night.

Michael Pearson and Beckham Sibiski will take over as head coaches for varsity football and varsity girls soccer, respectively. 

Pearson, who replaces Chuck Crews, comes to the district with more than 30 years of high school and college football coaching experience. His experience includes having served as head coach at South Williamsport Area High School, Morongo Unified High School in California, and most recently at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. 

In addition, he’s been a member of the instructional camp staff at Lycoming College and Penn State University, and served as a presenter with the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic.

He graduated in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lycoming College and later collected a master’s degree in sport management from the University of California (PA) in 2007.

Pearson was a four-year letterwinner at receiver at Lycoming College from 1987-90, helping the team to 36 wins, two MAC Championships (1989 and 1990), two NCAA Division III Championship appearances and an appearance in the Stagg Bowl, the Division III National Championship game (1990).

A Kutztown, Pa., native, Sibiski, who replaces Scott McNeill, graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in secondary math education. As a member of LHU’s mens soccer team, Beckham earned many accolades as a player and student-athlete. He was a two-year team captain and was named the PSAC-East Conference Player of the Year in addition to being named to the Division II All-American First-Team.

Beckham also was named to the First-Team All-Academic All-American team. He recently earned his most prestigious award, the National 2021 Division II Scholar-Athlete Player of the Year, in recognition of both his academic and soccer achievements.

Throughout his college years, Beckham was involved with coaching local youth soccer.
He’s previously coached with the West Branch Soccer Club and has worked instructional camps at Lock Haven University and at Kutztown High School. 

He plans to bring his passion for the sport and work ethic that have earned him his success in the classroom and on the field.

Beckham said he’s excited to start working with both the girls high school and middle school teams this spring.


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