On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the Parkland Board of School Directors appointed Timothy Moncman as the new PHS Head Football Coach and successor to Jim Morgans who is retiring from the position. Tim inherits a program from Jim that has seen unparalleled success in the Lehigh Valley.
As Parkland’s 11th Head Football Coach, Mr. Moncman will move from his current Defensive Coordinator position to the helm of a Trojan football program that has won four consecutive PIAA District XI titles and reached the PIAA State Championship game this past season. While the Parkland offense put points on the scoreboard, the Moncman-run defense was the constant backbone of the team, providing key turn-overs and last-down stops to put Parkland in a position to win games.
Tim Moncman has been a successful football coach for the last 24 years. After a stellar playing career at Freedom High School and Lafayette College, Tim began his coaching career at the collegiate level. From 1992-1997 he was a defensive coach at the University of Albany, Lehigh University, and Moravian College. During that time he moved from being a position-specific coach at his first two schools into the Defensive Coordinator at Moravian College. His high school coaching career spans almost two decades as a Head Coach at Southern Lehigh and Liberty, and as Defensive Coordinator at Wilson Borough and Parkland. During Coach Moncman’ s high school coaching tenure, he has helped guide his teams to five conference championships, seven PIAA District XI championships, and has coached teams that appeared in four PIAA championship games. He won a state title for Liberty in 2008.
Jeff Geisel, Director of Athletics at Parkland, stated, “Beyond the technical part of his coaching, Timothy Moncman’s on-field successes have been created by the close bond he forms with his teams and individual players. He fields teams with athletes who play fast and hard while understanding the game as well as how each role is part of the team. Tim will continue Parkland’s tradition with a high level of enthusiasm that we expect will permeate throughout our football program.”
Coach Moncman is currently teaching social studies and business courses at Bethlehem’s Liberty High School. He lives in Center Valley Pa with his wife Kim, daughter Taylor, and son, AJ.