|Date of birth||July 10, 1955|
|Place of birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|1973–1976||St. Louis Billikens|
|1975||St. Louis Kutis|
|1978||San Jose Earthquakes||2||(0)|
|1979||Los Angeles Skyhawks|
|1979–1980||St. Louis Steamers (indoor)||14||(0)|
|1980–1981||Chicago Horizon (indoor)||29||(13)|
|1981–1985||Kansas City Comets (indoor)||129||(15)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In 1973, Handlan graduated from Kirkwood High School where he was a four-year varsity soccer player. He is a member of the Kirkwood School District Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended St. Louis University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1973 to 1976. In 1973, the team won the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship. In 1975, Handlan played for the St. Louis Kutis team which went to the semifinals of the National Challenge Cup.
In 1978, Handlan played two games each for both the Tulsa Roughnecks and the San Jose Earthquakes of the North American Soccer League. He moved to the Los Angeles Skyhawks of the American Soccer League for the 1979 season. In the fall of 1979, Handlan signed with the St. Louis Steamers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He played one season with the Steamers, one with the Chicago Horizon and four with the Kansas City Comets.