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Jamison Roth
General Manager
Office Phone: 724-938-5826

Jamison is a graduate of California University of PA, and is the current Director of Sports Clubs.  Jamison has been overseeing all off-ice operations for  the team since the 2002-03 season and has been recognized as the CHE GM of the Year twice (2004 & 2010). Jamison, a native of Erie, PA, played four years for McDowell High School. Jamison is not only a former player (2002-07) for the CHE team, but he also handles most off ice operations for the team  including all scheduling and financial activities. Under Jamison’s tenure as President (2002-06) of the Cal Hockey  Club, the club has been revamped and is looking like a strong contender in the CHE for years to come. In Jamison’s final season as a player the CHE named their Student Athlete of the Year Award in his honor.  Feel free to contact Jamison with any questions concerning off ice operations.

Brenda DePaoli
University Advisor
Office Phone: 724-938-4439

Brenda DePaoli is the Executive Staff Assistant in the Office of Student Development and Services at California University of PA, and is in her seventh year as advisor to the Hockey Club. Brenda has been following Cal Hockey since her brother played goaltender back in the late 1980’s. Brenda began her recent involvement with Cal Hockey beginning in 2004 when she served as one of the coordinators of the ACHA National Tournament, which Cal U hosted. In addition to being an avid hockey fan, Brenda’s hockey experience comes from years of watching her daughter Brandie play for the Mon Valley Thunder girl’s team and her son William ‘BJ’ who played for Serra Catholic High School, Detroit Honeybaked and the AAA Pittsburgh Hornets. BJ played on the CHE (Cal I) team for five seasons.

Barry Bilitski
Admissions Counselor
Office Phone: 724-938-5917

My name is Barry Bilitski and I would like to welcome you to California University of Pennsylvania. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. I will be glad to provide you with any information that will help you to achieve your educational goals.

My career in admissions began in 1994 when I joined the admissions staff at Waynesburg College. I spent 12 years at Waynesburg before coming to Cal U in March 2007 as an assistant director of admissions. I look forward to working with you and hope to see you on campus soon!

My territory includes Adams, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Juniata, Lancaster, Montgomery, Perry and York counties in Pennsylvania, as well as southern New Jersey.

Justin Berger
Director of Hockey Operations
Head Coach Cal-I
Phone: 412-855-4029
Email: or

Coach Berger, a native of Jefferson Hills, PA returns to California University of PA for his tenth full season with the team and his ninth as head coach. Coach Berger has an extensive hockey background as both a player and coach. He has competed both at the Junior Level as well as in the ACHA Division I. Coach Berger also served as the Head Coach for clubs such as; Chartiers Valley Junior Varsity, Eastern Amateurs Midgets, and Mt. Lebanon Hornets Midget hockey programs before joining Cal U of PA’s staff in 2004. Justin is a two time CHE Coach of the Year (2007 & 2010), thee time ACHA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year (2008, 2010, & 2011), five time CHE Champion and led the Vulcans to their first National Championship in 2008.  Most recently Coach Berger was selected as the ACHA DIII National Coach of the year for 2010/11 season.  He looks forward to leading the California hockey program back to the ACHA DIII National Tournament and CHE Playoffs. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions.

Philip Locante
Sports Information Director
Phone: 412-720-4402

Philip, a native of Brentwood, PA, is a graduate from California University of PA with a Master of Science in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a Minor in Business. This season marks Philip’s fourth with the hockey club and third as the Sports Information Director. Before coming to the hockey club, he served as a Facility and Event Management Intern in the spring of 2010 for the California University of PA Athletic Department. Beginning in the 2010-11 season, Philip served as the Sports Club Graduate Assistant where he was able to work directly with the hockey club.  In October of 2011 he was honored with the Bill Swan Award For Dedication by the Pennsylvania Intramural and Recreational Sports Association for his contributions during the 2010-11 season.  Feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns.

Larry Briggs
Scouting/Recruitment Coordinator

Larry, a native of Elizabeth, PA, begins his third season as the Scouting/Recruitment Coordinator.  Over the past 11 years Larry has spent time coaching in both the PIHL and local amateur organizations.  Most recently, Mr. Briggs spent the past five seasons as the head coach of Elizabeth Forward High School.  Larry also served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh 18U AA Predators the past two seasons.  Larry began his coaching career with Serra Catholic of the PIHL and Mon Valley of the PAHL.  He spent a total of 9 years with Mon Valley as both an Assistant and Head Coach eventually progressing to the 18U AA level.  Feel free to contact him with any questions regarding scouting/recruitment (412) 310-5935.

Derrick Fluhme, M.D.
Team Physician
Phone: 412-429-0880

Derrick J. Fluhme, M.D. attended the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his Intership and Orthopedic Surgical Residency at the University of Pittsburgh under the Chairmanship of Freddie H. Fu, M.D. He recieved Sports Medicine Fellowship trianing at the internationally renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA where he served as a fellow Team Physician for the Dodgers, Lakers, Sparks, and Kings. He now specializes in sports medicine, primarily involving arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Eric Francis
Graduate Assistant
Phone: 724-938-5826

Eric, native of New Castle, PA, is entering graduate school majoring in Criminology after graduating from Cal U with a Bachelors degree in Justice Studies.  This is Eric’s first year serving as the Sports Clubs Graduate Assistant.  In his free time he enjoys playing flag football, softball and golfing.  Upon graduating Eric plans to pursue a career as a researcher in the criminal justice field.

Brian Proud
Club President

Brian, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is entering his junior year as a Sport Management major.  This is Brian’s second year as a board member after serving as the Social Media Coordinator last season and has been a member of the Cal-II team for three years now.  Brian is a member of Student Government at Cal U and in his free time enjoys hanging out with club members, playing hockey and drinking his morning coffee.  Upon graduating he plans on finding a job in the sport management field.

Kelsey DeNardo
Club Vice President

Kelsey, a native of Moon Township, PA, is entering her sophomore year as an Elementary Pre K-4 and Special Education major.  This is Kelsey’s first year as a board member after spending the fall semester as the Social Media Coordinator and her second as a member of the women’s team.  Outside of playing hockey Kelsey is a member of Student Government, the Mentoring Program, the Honors College and a Student Ambassador.  Upon graduating Kelsey plans on obtaining a masters degree in Psychology and a doctorate in Special Education.

Tim Brown
Club Treasurer

Tim, a native of Connellsville, PA, is entering his sophomore year as a Business Finance major. This is Tim’s first year as a board member and second year as a member of the Cal-II team. Tim is a member of student government at Cal U. In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey and running his business. Upon graduating he plans on getting his MBA and finding a job in the investment field.

Michelle Daley
Club Secretary

Michelle, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is entering her senior year as a History major.  This is Michelle’s fourth year as a board member after serving as the Treasurer and Risk Management Coordinator in the past and has been a member of the women’s team for five years now.  In her free time Michelle likes to play hockey and spend time with family and friends.  Upon graduating Michelle plans on attending graduate school then teaching high school history.

Anthony DiBiccaro
Club Social Media Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon!

Zach Stewart
Club Risk Management Coordinator

Zach, a native of Irwin, PA, is entering his junior year as a Business major.  This is Zach’s first years as a board member and his third year as a member of the Cal-I team.  In his free time Zach enjoys hunting as well as doing landscaping.  Upon graduating Zach plans on owning his own landscaping company.

Josh Famularo
Head Equipment Manager

Josh, raised in Bridgeville, PA, is entering his Senior year as a Business Marketing major as well as a Leadership minor.  This is Josh’s second year serving as Head Equipment Manager for the Cal U hockey clubs.  Josh oversees and travels primarily with the CHE team and travels with CHA and Women’s when possible.  Before his career as an equipment manager, Josh played two years of PIHL Hockey for South Fayette High School.  Currently Josh works at Pure Hockey in Bridgeville as a Sales Associate.  In his free time Josh enjoys getting on the ice with his co-workers and friends, mini adventures, traveling and hanging out with friends.

Tyler Steve
Cal-II Equipment Manager

Tyler, a native of Dallas, PA, is entering his sophomore year as a Computer Science major.  Tyler has played hockey for just over two years and spent time working with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins Hockey School.  In his free time Tyler enjoys playing video games, golfing, listening to music and relaxing.

Casey Hamilton ATC
Athletic Trainer
Phone: 440-915-6831

Casey, a native of Westlake, OH, is entering graduate schools majoring in Athletic Training.  Before coming to Cal U Casey earned her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Wheeling Jesuit University.  Upon graduating Casey plans to work with a sports team at either the collegiate or professional level.

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February 15, 2014

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