Norwin girls soccer coach steps down

Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 11:01 AM

Citing personal reasons, Norwin girls soccer coach Diane Metzger resigned after three seasons with the program.

Metzger, a former PIAA champion with Norwin as a player in 1996, had a record of 22-20-2 with one playoff appearance and one postseason win.

“I hope to be back in the soccer world in the future, though I’m not quite sure what that timetable may look like,” Metzger said. “The job requires a substantial amount of time to do it well. I couldn’t have been more dedicated to the position, but felt that it would not have been best for me at this particular point to remain in the position and do it well.”

Norwin missed the playoffs the last two years, going 9-25-2 in that span. Two years ago, the Knights did not reach the postseason for the first time in program history.

Metzger, a physical education teacher at Yough, said she enjoyed working with the girls, but it wasn’t all about wins and losses.

“So many great memories from my time there,” she said. “I enjoyed our playoff run even though it was a tough loss in OT against Seneca Valley. I am proud that I helped send several players on to play at the collegiate level for D-I, II, and III schools.

“I enjoyed taking our team to an AVSA summer soccer camp. I loved honoring our seniors on senior night and doing service projects as a team for various charities, like Beverly’s Birthdays. I loved the moments in between it all and the meaningful conversations that I got to have with high school girls about life.

“I cherished the opportunity to do something positive in the Norwin community and to teach and empower young ladies on their way to doing mighty things in the future.”

Bill Beckner Jr. is a TribLive reporter covering local sports in Westmoreland County. He can be reached at


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