Pam Snyder Etters is in her 10th season as the head coach for the Penn State Altoona women's soccer program.
Etters served as an assistant for the team from 2005 to 2009, helping the Lady Lions to their first-ever undefeated season and Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship in 2008, followed by a record-breaking 18 wins and the squad's first Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament appearance in 2009.
In her first season as head coach of the Lady Lions in 2010, Etters helped guide the team to its second-ever AMCC championship and the second NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament appearance in program history.
Etters earned her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Penn State University. She currently works as the Executive Director for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and is also the Founder and Lead Muralist with her own organization, Murals Talk, an initiative using mural construction to build bridges over cultural, social, and economic barriers for youth. Etters also serves on several local and state boards, including: Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania, Explore Altoona, City of Altoona Beautification Committee, and Arts Altoona.
During her playing career, Etters was a standout forward at Altoona Area High School. In her four-year career, she was a varsity starter, leading her team in goals and assists in each of her four seasons. She was named to the PIAA All-State roster in both her junior and senior seasons. Etters also represented the U.S.A., playing in the 1998 Belgium Cup, where she led her team of US Scholastic standouts to victory, earning the tournament's Golden Boot in the process. Following her time at Penn State, she joined the Maryland Pepsi Pride in 2003, playing for two seasons in the WPSL before joining Penn State Altoona’s coaching staff.
Etters is a USSF Licensed Coach and has also been active in the area Youth scene for many years. Etters coached the HSA Storm Girls from 2013-18, guiding them to the top tier in PA West. 14 of the 18 team members went on to play soccer in college at the NAIA, Division II, and Division III levels.
Etters is a native of Altoona and currently resides there with her husband, Travis, and their two daughters, Emma and Tobin.