MUHLENBERG SOCCER CAMPS | Assistant Coach Dave Weitzman
After serving six seasons (1997-99 and 2006-08) on the Varsity Field sideline, Dave "Weitie" Weitzman returned to Muhlenberg for a third time as men’s assistant coach in 2016. After two seasons with the Mule men, he moved to the women's team in 2018.
Weitzman has been a coach at various levels for more than 20 years and owns and NSCAA Premier license. He played an integral part in the success of the Lehigh Valley’s NPSL (now USL-PDL) FC LVU Sonic in his six seasons as head coach, winning three NPSL conference championships, earning three NPSL "Final Four" berths, winning the 2012 NPSL national championship and losing (in PKs) to the Carolina Dynamo in the 2013 US Amateur finals. His Sonic team, which was ranked No. 1 in the country for all NPSL and PDL teams, also earned three US Open Cup tournaments berths.
Weitzman has also spent four years as a local high school coach at both Parkland (boys) and Whitehall (girls), where he compiled a 72-14-5 record and three of his four teams earned trips to the District XI finals. In 2014, his Whitehall team won the District XI championship, and Weitzman was named the Morning Call and Lehigh Valley Live coach of the year.
Weitzman played at Keystone Junior College, where he earned All-America honors, and at the University of Pittsburgh, from where he graduated in 1995. In 2005, he played on the team that won the silver medal at the Maccabiah World Games in Israel. He also has played for several Lehigh Valley Men’s amateur teams.
During his time away from the Muhlenberg pitch, Weitzman works as the general manager of the Iron Lakes Sports Dome & Field and is also the girls director of soccer for Western Lehigh United SC. He has also enjoyed past opportunities working part-time for Kwik Goal as a product consultant, regional sales rep for EDP/MAPS, EPYSA ODP program, men’s assistant coach at Lehigh University, regional staff coach for the NSCAA and as a webcast/television analyst for Lehigh and Service Electric Cable TV. Weitzman has also spent part of his professional life working as an athletic director at the Allentown JCC (1994-97) and as a child care counselor at KidsPeace National Hospital (1997-2005).
Weitzman and his son, Kai, currently reside in the West End of Allentown.