Coach Bitner is from Blanchard, Pennsylvania, and attended Central Mountain High School. While at Central Mountain, Coach Bitner was a 4-year starter in Football, 2-year letterman in Wrestling, and Lettered in Tennis before he graduated in 2016.
Coach Bitner attended Lock Haven University and played Defensive End and Linebacker. He graduated in 2020 with a degree in Secondary Education: Social Studies and Special Education (K-12). Coach Bitner currently teaches and resides in Wellsboro teaching Social Studies at Wellsboro High School as well as serving as the Head Varsity Wrestling Coach at Wellsboro.