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Greater Lehigh Valley Athletics

Greater Lehigh Valley Athletics


Eric Neidig, Director 

All programs

For most of his life, Eric has been involved in sports.  From playing football, baseball and basketball to coordinating adult leagues and coaching his children, Eric has a passion for athletics.  His compassion and sports knowledge have earned him a level of respect among players and parents alike. As a Director of Greater Lehgh Valley Athletics, Eric will take that experience to ensure each participant learns the game, improves their confidence and understands the value of sportsmanship and teamwork.

Eric and his wife, Keri, reside in Bethlehem with their two young sons and labrador, Bella. He looks forward to meeting you and welcomes your comments and questions.  Feel free to contact Eric at [email protected]


Dave Orinski, Assistant Director

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Coach Dave grew up watching some of the NBA's greats play basketball at the University of Arizona.  Players like Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr, Luke Walton, and Jason Terry sparked a passion for the sport that Dave brings to the GLVA basketball program. Dave is both AAU certified as well as USA Basketball Youth Development certified.  He has coached youth basketball since he was a Sophomore at the University of Arizona when he coached basketball at a sports camp in Maine.  

Dave has two Masters Degrees from Lehigh University, and works in Strategy and Finance at Talen Energy.  Dave and his wife Ellen reside in Bethlehem with their three children and dog, Sheldon.  Feel free to contact Dave at [email protected]

Charlie Will, Assistant Director
Flag Football

Born and raised in Nazareth, PA and the father of 2 boys, Austin and Justin, Charlie has been involved in sports since a very young age.  Compassionate coach of baseball, wrestling, tackle football and flag football.  Charlie believes in teaching and coaching children with a full understanding of the sport.  All children are different and the approach to coaching that the GLVA instills is a philosophy of great importance. Charlie is a Sales Manager at Raceway Chevrolet and is dedicated to giving back to the community.  Feel free to contact Charie at [email protected]

Nate Smith, Assistant Director
Flag Football Tournament Program

A Marine Corps veteran of 8 years, Nate has actively been coaching in the GLVA system for over 3 years now, across 7 seasons with a tournament appearance under his belt and more soon to come.  Nate also coaches his son in basketball and plans to do the same for his daughter once she comes of age for organized sports.  Nate earned his Bachelor's in Sports Management while serving in the Marines and is very near the completion of his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem.  He is currently a Project Manager for Ryan Homes in the Lehigh Valley and has been building homes for them for well over 3 years now.  Nate currently resides in Easton, PA with his wife Julianna and two children, Collin and Ava. Contat Nate at [email protected]

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Greater Lehigh Valley Athletics

1540 Thompson Ave 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-674-3521

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