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We realize the important job coaches and family members have in training and supporting their Special Olympics athletes. That's why our committee seeks to provide you with as much support and hospitality as possible.

Through our Coaches site, you can:

Questions or concerns regarding the information listed here? Or just want to tell us about your experience? E-mail Chris Plucienik, our Director of Administration, at

Head Coaches’ Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled for head coaches to discuss sports-specific information and address competition concerns. Please note that breifings for head coaches may be held before and/or after competition at the competition venues.

It is the head coach’s responsibility and obligation to attend all Head Coaches’ meetings.

Athletes and Coaches from the 30th Fall Festival
Athletes and Coaches from the 30th Fall Festival

Games Rules Committee

In case of an appeal to a denied protest, the following individuals will act as the deciding body to rule on the final decision:

Fall Festival Director of Competition
Megan Kutzner

SOPA Senior Sports Director
Gina Reid

SOPA Staff
Announced at HOD meeting

TJ Dunn, Allegheny 

Alternate HOD
Kristen Lenig