Pop Warner National Staff

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Jon Butler
Executive Director

Jon's background has prepared him well for his role in Pop Warner.  It combines an unusual combination of football experience and business knowledge.  For eight years he was President of Rae Crowther Co., the leading manufacturer of football blocking sleds and field equipment. He also spent six years as a high school assistant football coach and one year coaching CYO.  Furthermore, he is a long-time member of the American Football Coaches Association. 

Jon has always enjoyed working with children, as shown by his eight years service as a Big Brother.  For his volunteer work with fundraising and recruiting for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia, Jon was recognized by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.  In 2006, He was selected as the Hershey’s S.T.R.I.V.E Awards’ National Youth Sports Administrator of the Year.

After several years as a Director, Jon was elected Vice President of the National Council of Youth Sports.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Children’s Literacy and Book Alliance, the Editorial Advisory Board of Sports Events Magazine, the Diversity Committee of U.S. Lacrosse, the Board of Directors of USA Football and the Board of Hopewell Valley Recreation Foundation. 

Sam Mutz
National Football Commissioner

Sam Mutz is the National Football Commissioner for Pop Warner Little Scholars. He has been with Pop Warner since 1994. Sam recieved his undergraduate degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in Sports Administration.

Mutz currently serves on the Advisory Board for Kickoff Magazine, the official magazine of Pop Warner Little Scholars, as well as the Technical Committee for USA Football, a youth football advocacy group formed in 2002. Sam currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife and kids.

Lisa Moroski
National Cheer & Dance Commissioner

Lisa Moroski is the National Cheer & Dance Commissioner for Pop Warner Little Scholars since 1998 and is responsible for the development of the Spirit Rules Book, Coaches Education and Judges' Training. She has increased the National Championships to a five-day event featuring over 400 cheer & dance squads.

A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, she has continued to serve her alma mater as the Advisor/Coach for the Hawk's Cheerleading Program since 1989. Lisa carries several National Safety Certifications and National Judges Credentials. She holds the designation of Certified Sports Administrator as a member of the National Council of Youth Sports in conjunction with the George Washington University. Lisa currently resides in Bucks County, Pa. with her husband Thom, and their son, Thomas.

Beth Dietz
National Events Manager

Beth is the National Events Manager for Pop Warner and is responsible for the strategic planning and operations of Pop Warner National Events including the National Championship Week and the National Scholastics all-American Banquet. 

Beth also serves as the Insurance Manager for Pop Warner.  She has been with Pop Warner since 1993.  She currently resides in Bucks County with her husband, Steve, sons Jeremy and Brian, and their cock-a-poo dog, Jessie!

Phyllis Farruggio
Business Partner Coordinator &
Office Manager

Phyllis has been with Pop Warner since 1995 and administers the coordination of all forms and data for Pop Warner programs across the country.

Phyllis also handles all day to day licensing and business partner communications, and is responsible for the general management of the national office.

Phyllis currently resides in Bucks County, PA with her family.

Pop Warner Internship Program

Pop Warner understands how challenging it can be to obtain valuable experience in the sports industry and therefore offers summer, semester and year round internships for college students in order to provide them with a valuable learning experience in the non-profit youth sports industry.

Qualifications: Proficient in all Microsoft products, esp. Excel and Access, excellent writing, speaking and communication skills, willing to work independently, outgoing, creative, customer service experience or skills.

Duties: Sponsorship research and proposals, assisting with grant applications, assistance with preparing for youth camps and coaches' clinics, on-site event assistance, recruiting, database entry, responding to marketing requests, input for website development and improvement, working with NFL teams on community affairs, assisting with football, cheer and academic programs as well as general office duties.

Type of Remuneration:
Hourly wage and/or academic credit.

Learning Objectives We Strive to Accomplish:
1. Understanding of non-profit management
2. Proficiency in communicating with professionals and volunteers
3. Knowledge of sports event management

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to business@popwarner.com.