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Ian Torney Director of Coaching: Ian Torney
Ian Torney is the NH ODP State Director of Coaching, and oversees all of the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program - he was a NH ODP Coach for six years before becoming the NH ODP Director in 1999. Ian is currently the Head Coach of the St. Paul's School Boys Varsity squad, and he serves both as the Director of the Independent School League and on the NEPSSA New England Tournament Committee. He coached Men's Soccer at Brown University prior to coming to St. Paul's; and he has been a member of both the USYS Region 1 Staff and the US Soccer National Goalkeeping Staff. Ian holds a USSF A License and National Youth License, and is certified as an ACEP Level 1 Coach. He was a two-time captain, All-League goaltender and Team MVP at Bowdoin College, and subsequently played soccer for numerous amateur and semi-professional clubs.
NH ODP Staff listed alphabetically - go to NH ODP Program Contact Information to see coaches listed by team, and click on name to jump to profile.

2005 NH ODP Coaching Staff and Administrators

2007 NH ODP Coaching Staff and Administrators
Al Alvine Al Alvine
Saint Anslem College Women's Head Coach joined the NH ODP Staff in 2006 - the same year that he took over the helm at St. A's. Al was a four year collegiate player at Robert Morris University in Pittsburg; and he served previously as the Head Coach of the women's varsity at Castleton State University in Vermont, and also served on the Vermont ODP Staff as well as the Director of Coaching for the Rutland County Soccer club. Al holds a USSF "C" License.
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson
Southern New Hampshire University Men's soccer coach Dave Anderson joined the ODP Staff in 2006. Dave played college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University and in 1987 won a DIV II National Championship as part of that team. Dave holds a USSF "A" Coaching License and also coaches club with the NH Classics.
Matt Arnts Matt Arnts
Assistant Goalkeeper Coach Matt Arnts joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. He currently holds a USSF "D" License. Arnts was a former NH ODP player, Manchester West Varsity goalkeeper and the Daniel Webster College starting goalkeeper. Arnts has been a goalkeeper clinician for numerous clubs, clinics and camps, including the Carumba Skills Camp.
Doug Blair Doug Blair
Doug joined the NH ODP Staff in 1998, and became a District Head Coach and Girls U13 JV Head Coach in 2000. He is a former Lebanon High School Girls Varsity Head Coach. Doug holds a USSF "C" License. Prior to his current coaching positions he coached soccer while serving in the US Navy, and he coached youth soccer in Virginia - Doug also ran the Cornish Soccer Club for five years. He has played soccer for numerous club sides in his career.
Donovan Bruenig Donovan Bruenig
Donovan joined the NH ODP Staff in 2002 - he holds a USSF "D" License, and he is also the Men's Soccer Head Coach at Daniel Webster College. Donovan grew up playing soccer in New Hampshire, starring for both Spaulding High School and Seacoast United Soccer Club. He went on to play soccer for West Virginia Wesleyan College, and club ball in the semi-pro A-League (D3) and the USL; Donovan still plays club soccer in New Hampshire.
Ron Butcher Ron Butcher
NH ODP Associate Coach and Keene State College Men's Head Coach Dr. Ron Butcher is closing in on his 500th career victory, and is considered the dean of men's soccer coaches in New England. At Keene State since 1970, Butcher has had success at all levels of competition, leading the Owls to 25 postseason tournament appearances, including NCAA Division III berths five out of the past six years. Butcher has been recognized often for his coaching accomplishments. He was awarded NAIA Coach of the Year honors in 1974 and 1981, was named the NEISL Division II New England Coach of the Year in 1991, and received LEC coaching honors in 1999 and 2002.
Glenn Christofori Glenn Christofori
Glenn is the former Massachusetts ODP Director of Coaching, now living in Nashua, and is the current Director of Coaching for the Massachusetts Stars Soccer Club - he also currently serves on the Region 1 Staff. Glenn joined the NH ODP Staff in 2005. Glenn holds a USSF "A" License, and has coached for over 25 years at youth, high school and college, including serving on the Harvard University, U-Mass Amherst, U-Mass Lowell and Emerson College Coaching Staffs.
Patrick Connolly Patrick Connolly
Patrick Connolly: former NH ODP and SUSC player joined the NH ODP Staff in 2007. Patrick was a four-year varsity letterman at Sanborn Regional High School, helping to lead that side to back-to-back state championships in his junior and senior years. He was selected by “People-to-People” to compete in Holland, and he was also a four-year varsity letterman in soccer at Plymouth State University.
Jeff Cook Jeff Cook
NH ODP Associate Coach Jeff Cook came to the Granite State in 2001 as the Dartmouth College Men's Head Coach. A 1989 graduate and four year varsity soccer letterman at Bates College, Cook began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Massachusetts before becoming the head coach at Division III Wheaton. Prior to taking over at Dartmouth, Cook was the head coach at the University of Cincinnati in 1996-2000. Cook is no stranger to the Dartmouth soccer program as he was an assistant coach under Fran O'Leary from May, 1994 to February, 1996. Cook also was director of coaching for the extensive Lightning Soccer program in New Hampshire's Upper Valley.
Jeff Cousineau Jeff Cousineau
NH ODP veteran coach Jeff Cousineau holds a USSF A License and National Youth License. He is the Derryfield Boys Varsity Head Coach and a member of the Region 1 Girls Staff. Cousineau was a former NH ODP State Head Coach of the U14 Girls for several years, and served on the inaugural NH ODP Scouting Staff. He became the U15 Boys Head Coach in 2005. Coach Cousineau is involved in many aspects of the New Hampshire soccer community: he is a member of NHSA Coaching Education/Instructional Staff and a member of the NH Soccer Coaches Association’s Executive Board; and he is the owner and the director of Magic Touch Soccer Academy.
Charlie Crull Charlie Crull
Goalkeeper Coach Charlie Crull hails originally from Wisconsin where he played for United FC and the Bavarians at the club level. Crull played Goalkeeper at the University of New Hampshire for one season and then began coaching at Oyster River High School, where he coached the reserves and the JV , and also assisted with varsity and trained the goalkeepers in the program. Charlie Crull joined the NH ODP Staff in 2001, and he currently holds a "D" License.
Derek Dane Derek Dane
NH ODP Associate Coach Derek Dane holds a USSF C License and National Youth License. He is the Salem Youth Soccer Director, and the former Daniel Webster College Men's Head Coach. Dane was a NH ODP State Head Coach for the U17 Boys for several years, before serving in his current position on the NH ODP Scouting Staff.
Dave Decew Dave Decew
New England College Men's Head Coach Dave Decew joined the NH ODP Staff for the 2004 season. He previously worked as an Assistant Coach at Babson College. DeCew played collegiately at Bowdoin College where he was a four-year letterman, a NSCAA 1st team All-American and a NESCAC First Team member; he was also honored as the Oustanding Male Athlete at Bowdoin, and won the George Levine Memorial Soccer Trophy as the team MVP in his senior year.
Matt Dion Matt Dion
Matt Dion holds a USSF C License, and has been a NH ODP Staff Coach since 1998, and a District Head Coach since 1999. He has coached with Milford Travel Soccer, the NH Wildcats, World Cup Soccer of Nashua, and Londonderry Soccer. Matt was honored as the New Hampshire Soccer Association Boys Coach of the Year in 1999.
Joe Donnelly Joe Donnelly
Joe Donnelly joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. He has served as the Colby-Sawyer Men's Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach, and he currently coaches the St. Paul's School boys; he holds a USSF D License. Joe played collegiate soccer for Norwich University, and he played semi-pro soccer for various clubs in New Jersey - he also was invited to participate in the MLS combine prior to the start of the league
Grant Fuller Stefano Franciosa
Endicott College Men's Head Coach Stefano Franciosa joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. Stefano has led the Endicott Gulls since 2002. Prior to that position he was the Newbury College Men's Head Soccer Coach in 2001. He is also currently the owner and Director of North Shore United Soccer Club and owner/ director of the North Shore United Soccer Camp. Stefano grew up playing soccer in Italy. He holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and National Youth License.
Grant Fuller Grant Fuller
Grant Fuller joined the NHODP Staff in 2004, after serving on state coaching staffs in Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, and also Louisiana where he served as State Director of Coaching in 1992 and 1993. He played college soccer for Ottawa University in Kansas. Grant has directed varsity programs at Marietta College and Metairie Park Country Day School, LA, Brenham H.S, Texas, Hobbs H.S., New Mexico, and Sanborn Regional in NH. He currently holds a USSF National Youth License and Avanced National Diploma from The NSCAA.
Melissa Hanke Melissa Hanke
Melissa has played and coached all of her soccer in New Hampshire: at Memorial High School in Manchester and for Nashua World Cup, Manchester United SC, MISL, and the Southern NH Force/Storm as a youth; for the University of New Hampshire in college; and for the NH Lady Phantoms as a pro. She joined the NH ODP Staff in 2001, and she also has coached for MISL. Melissa holds a USSF "C" License.
Julie Hemsley Julie Hemsley
Julie Hemsley joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. Julie has held several coaching positions, most significantly she served in 1995 as an Assistant Coach for the English FA Women's National Team as part of the Women's World Cup competition in Sweden. Julie was the first woman to be elected to the English FA Council, and has accomplished much for the development of women's youth soccer in England. She has represented England as a player in international competition, and has coached the NH Lady Phantoms among other teams here in New Hampshire; she is currently coaching at MISL. Julie holds a UEFA "B" License and a USSF 'D' License, and also serves as an Assistant Coach for the St. Anselm College women's soccer program.
Mike Higgins Mike Higgins
Bio coming soon
emily_houghton Emily Houghton
Emily Houghton serves as the Head Coach with New England College Women's Soccer program, and joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. She played collegiate soccer at Elmira College (NY), where she was a 4 year starter, captain and MVP her senior year. Before coming to New Hampshire, Emily was the head soccer at Washington & Jefferson College (PA). She also worked as an assistant coach at both Elmhurst College (IL) and Hamilton College (NY). While living in Illinois, she coached youth players at the club and ODP levels as well. Emily possesses a C license from the USSF and a National Diploma from the NSCAA.
Lauri Izzi Lauri Izzi
Lauri Izzi joined the NH ODP Goal Keeper Staff in 2004. She is currently the Junior Varsity coach for Hopkinton High school, where she coached her team to a championship in 2003 and an undefeated season in 2004. She was recently named NHIAA JV Coach of the Year for 2004. Izzi has played at both the high school (Salem, NH) and collegiate (Notre Dame College) levels as a starting Goal Keeper at each level.
Tom Johnson Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson first coached NH ODP in the late 80's, and returned to the NH ODP Staff in 1999 as the U14 Boys Head Coach. Tom played collegiately at the University of New Hampshire, and professionally for the Toronto franchise of the NASL. Tom owns the soccer tour company "Atlantic Crossing" and he is currently the Varsity Boys Head Coach at Oyster River High School. Tom holds both a USSF A License and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Ryan Joy Ryan Joy
Ryan joined the NH ODP Staff in 2008. He played at the collegiate level for WPI, and was a 1st-Team All-State high school player at Concord High School, and he played on 2004 Twin State Lion's Cup team representing NH. Ryan played NH ODP soccer for three years, and club soccer for NH Classics, Hampshire FC and the NH Phantoms Super Y league teams. Ryan currently coaches for the Concord Express soccer club.
Gary Karibian Gary Karibian
MISL-Attack Director Gary Karibian joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. He played goalkeeper for Salem High School and Notre Dame College, and still plays club ball. Gary holds a "D" license and an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma. He has coached numerous successful MISL teams, served as the Head Girls Varsity Coach as both Alvine and Trinity High Schools, and he most recently coached the NHSA U23 Girls State Select squad.
Tony LePore Tony LePore
NH ODP Associate Coach Tony Lepore was the former NH ODP Director of Coaching, before joining the USYSA Region 1 Boys Staff. LePore holds a USSF B License and National Youth License. LePore enjoyed a stellar playing career, including a pro tour of duty with the New Hamsphire Phantoms. He currently coaches for Seacoast United Soccer Club, and was the former Londonderry High School Boys Head Coach.
Anthony Marino Anthony Marino
Tony joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. He played youth soccer in Connecticut, and played collegiate soccer at Franklin Pierce College, as well as semi-pro soccer for Connecticut Acadamia FC. He has coached youth soccer in Connecticut, and most recently for the Boston Bandits while he also served as the Assistant Coach for the U-Mass Lowell Women. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Franklin Pierce Men.
Rico Marino Rico Marino
Rico Marino joined the NH ODP Staff in 2002, and is also currently the Boys Head Coach at Con-Val High School after coaching for two years at Monadnock High School. He holds a USSF National "C" license, and is a Head Coach at Nashua World Cup Soccer Club. Marino played collegiate soccer at Plymouth State and grew up playing soccer in Italy.
Kelly Martin Kelly Martin
NH ODP Coach Kelly Martin holds a USSF B License and NSCAA National Diploma. She is currently the University of New Hampshire Women's Assistant Coach, and has served on the NH ODP Staff since 1999. A native of Keene-NH, Martin was a standout four-year player, two-time captain, and three-year All-New England selection for the University of Vermont; and she played professionally for Sheffield Hallam United soccer Club of Sheffield, England before joining the Wildcat Staff in 1995.
Deb McDonough Deb McDonough
The NH ODP Girls staff is led by veteran Deb McDonough, who is the U13 Girls Head Coach. Deb has been a NH ODP coach since 1994, and has been a Head Coach for the Academy of Notre Dame Varsity, for the Trinity High School Varsity, and for U17 and U18 MISL Girls. She was a High School All-American at state-champion Tolland High in Connecticut, and played collegiately at William and Mary. Deb holds a USSF C License.
Chris Morrill Chris Morrill
NH ODP Associate Coach Chris Morrill holds a USSF A License, a National Youth License and an ACEP Level 1 Certification. He was the NHSA Director of Recreation and former NH ODP Director of Coaching; and he was named the United States Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 1998.
Bill Nardino Bill Nardino
Bill Nardino received several collegiate athletic honors before turning to coaching; he joined the NH ODP Staff in 2006. He's currently the Head Coach for The Derryfield School Varsity Girls, Assistant Coach for the New England College Women's Soccer Program, Head Coach for Express SC Select U13 Girls, and is a Staff Coach with Concord Soccer Academy and Caramba Skills Camps/NH Phantoms Camps. Coach Nardino also holds coaching Licenses with USSF, NSCAA and Certificates with English FA.
Paul 'Ozzie' Ostberg Paul Ostberg
Paul "Ozzie" Ostberg was a two-time All-New England and an All-American at Babson College, and played professionally for the A-League Connecticut Wolves. He served as an Assistant Coach for both the Wolves and for Babson. He joined the NH ODP Staff in 1999 and has served as the U16 Boys Head Coach for several years; and he is also a soccer coach at Memorial High and for Nashua World Cup. Ozzie holds a USSF A License and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Ostberg was voted NHIAA Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in 2003.
Jorge Pardo Jorge Pardo
Jorge Pardo has served on the NH ODP Staff for a number of years, and currently assists with NH ODP Scouting and Player Identification efforts. Jorge holds a USSF B License and National Youth License, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and is currently the St. Paul's School Girls Varsity Head Coach - he was named the NHSA Girls Coach of the Year in 1998 and the NH Class L High School Coach of the Year in 1997.
Jeff Pill Jeff Pill
NH ODP Associate Coach Jeff Pill got started on his US Soccer National Staff coaching career as a NH ODP Head Coach. Pill holds a USSF A License, National Youth License, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He was formerly the Derryfield High School Boys Head Coach and won ten straight state titles, before becoming a member of the US Soccer Womens National Staff. Pill was also the former NHSA State Director of Education; and is also currently a member of the Region 1 Girls Staff, and is the US Soccer Region 1 Women's Director of Coaching.
Mark Ruest Mark Ruest
U13 Boys Head Coach Mark Ruest has been on the NH ODP Staff since 1994; Mark also serves on the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Girls Coaching Staff, and is the NHSA Director of Coaching and Player Education. Mark has worked as an Assistant Coach for the New Hampshire College Women, and as the Head Coach for the Kennet High School Varsity Boys. Mark holds a USSF A License and National Youth License.
Tracey Ruest Tracey Ruest
NH ODP Associate Coach Tracey Ruest holds a USSF C License, and was awarded the "April Heinrichs Scholarship" by US Soccer to attend the National Coaching School in 2002. Ruest has been the Barrington Middle School Girls Head Coach, and coaches at the Caramba Skills Camps. She has been a NH ODP Coach since 2001.
Fritz Shenk Fritz Shenk
NH ODP Associate Coach Fritz Shenk joined the NH ODP Coaching Staff in 1997; he served most recently as the Head coach for the U15 Boys for three years. He grew up playing soccer in New Hampshire - as a youth for the Amherst Soccer Club, in high school for the Milford varsity, and in college for Plymouth State University. Fritz also played for the NH ODP U23 Amateurs, and played professionally for both the Boston Storm and the NH Phantoms of the USISL. Fritz holds a USSF A License.
Gene Smith Gene Smith
Gene Smith joined the NH ODP Staff in the spring of 2005, simultaneous to his acceptance of the Women's Head Coach position at Plymouth State University, and after serving one season as an assistant coach at Norwich University. A 1998 graduate of Norwich, Smith was a former two-year starter for the Cadets. He also was a two-year starter at Xavier University in Cincinnati before transferring back to New England at Norwich. Smith was a former All-State player in Guilford, Conn., and has competed and coached for several Premier teams in the Constitution State. He has also enjoyed success in semi-professional and professional settings with various teams in the USISL. Smith also has coaching experience at the high school level in Connecticut and with Olympic Development Programs in Connecticut and Vermont. He currently holds a USSF ³B² Coaching License.
Matt Sprague Matt Sprague
Matthew Sprague joined the NH ODP Staff in 2001. He is currently the Head Coach of the Manchester United Boys U-13 Premier team as well as the Manchester West Girls JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. Matt is a staff member for Magic Touch Soccer Academy and holds an USSF National "C" license. Sprague played his collegiate soccer at St. Anselm, helping to win two conference championships and two ECAC Championships during his tenure there.
Craig Stam Craig Stam
Craig Stam joined the NH ODP Staff in 1999, and has served in the role of Head Coach since the 2003 season. He holds a USSF B License, and also coaches soccer at Bishop Brady. Stam presently plays with several club teams in the state; and he played collegiately at the University of South Florida.
Peter Steese Peter Steese
Peter Steese has been a NH ODP Staff Coach since 1986! Peter currently coaches the U19 Boys squad. He is the Colby Sawyer College Men's Head Coach. Peter grew up playing soccer in Germany, and was the soccer Captain and Team-MVP his senior year at the University of Maryland; subsequently he has played for numerous semi-professional clubs. Peter holds a USSF B License and both the NSCAA Advanced and Premier National Diplomas.
Paul Stinson Paul Stinson
Paul Stinson is the head coach of Colby-Sawyer's women's soccer team, and joined the NH ODP Staff in 2004. Stinson was previously at Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.), where he was an assistant women's soccer coach; additionally he has also served as a staff member for summer soccer camps at Dartmouth College (N.H.) and Miami University (Ohio), and he began his collegiate coaching career in 2000 as a men's and women's soccer assistant at Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, Iowa). Stinson graduated from Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio); he played three years of soccer for the Lords who won the North Coast Athletic Conference in 1996 and 1997 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in each of those years. The 1996 team finished as the national runner-up.
Tobias J. Svantesson Tobias J. Svantesson
Tobias hails originally from Sweden; he joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. Tobias was a two All-American goalkeeper at Southern New Hampshire University, and has continued on as the goalkeeper coach there; and he has coached at various camps and clinics, including working with the Boston Bandits and the Bedford Classics.
Brooke Tanger Brooke Tanger
The former Connecticut ODP player joined the NH ODP Staff in 2007, after a four-year high school varsity career culminating in all-conference honors, and play for numerous CT premier soccer clubs including Oakwood, Wolves, Northeast United and World Class United. Brook played collegiately for Plymouth State University, and is also currently the girls coach at Plymouth Regional High School.
Rob Thompson Rob Thompson
NH ODP Associate Coach and current University of New Hampshire Men's Head Coach Rob Thompson holds a USSF B License, and is also a member of the USYS Region 1 Staff, and is the NSCAA State Director. Thompson has been coaching at UNH since 1993, and has been the Head Coach there since 1995. Thompson has been an active force in youth soccer on the NH seacoast since his arrival; and he coached in the Virginia ODP prior to coming to the Granite State.
Elizabeth Thornton Elizabeth Thornton
Daniel Webster College and former Rivier College Women's Head Coach Liz Thornton joined the NH ODP Staff in 2000 after numerous years with the NH ODP as a player. Liz was a born-and-bred New Hampshire soccer player for West High School, the Bedford Classics and for the Keene State College varsity; she holds a USSF B License and a National Youth License, and is also an accomplished referee.
Bryan VanAlstine Bryan VanAlstine
Bryan joined the NH ODP Staff in 2006 - he is a former NH ODP player who played for current Director of Coaching Ian Torney. He was an all-state selection at Pinkerton Academy his junior and senior year and also played club for Nashua World Cup. Bryan played his collegiate soccer at Assumption College and was the starting center back for the Greyhounds.
Paul Vazquez Paul Vazquez
Paul Vazquez joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. He has been the boy's varsity coach at Hillsboro-Deering High School, and he is currently the Men's Assiatnt Coach at New england College - he holds a USSF C License. Paul played collegiate soccer at Canisius College.
Els Van Woert Els Van Woert
A recent graduate of Middlebury College in VT, Els earned All-American honors there, captaining a team which advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 in her senior year. Growing up, she advanced through levels of club with Nordic Spirit of VT and VT ODP. She captained her high school team, Champlain Valley, earned All-State honors and won three state championships. She has coaching experience at various summer camps, with VT ODP, with the St. Paul's School varisty girls, and she joined the NH ODP staff in 2005. In 2006, she will serve as the assistant coach at Caroll College in Helena, MT.
Jay Vogt Jay Vogt
Jay Vogt is currently the Bow High School girls Varsity Head Coach, and holds a USSF D License - he has served on the NH ODP staff since 1996. Jay has been a District head coach since 1999, and has been an assistant coach with both the U16 and U19 boys teams, and now the U15 Girls. He also coaches club soccer with the Bow Soccer Club. Jay played collegiate soccer at Castleton State College, and was named the NHIAA JV soccer coach of the year in 2000!
Jeff Vogt Jeff Vogt
Jeff has been a NH ODP coach since 1996 where served as a NH ODP District Boys coach until 2002 when he took over the U16 Girls. Since 2003 he has been the U15 Girls State coach. Jeff is very active with youth soccer in the Upper Valley and south, and also coaches soccer at John Stark High School and Express SC; he played collegiately at Castleton Sate College. Jeff holds a USSF C License.
Tony Wallis Tony Wallis
Tony Wallis, who has been a NH ODP Coach since 1998, moves to become the U19 Girls State Team Head Coach after serving as the U14 Girls Head Coach in 2002. Tony holds a USSF C License. He also coaches for Seacoast United Soccer Club, and he serves currently as the Raymond High School Varsity Girls Head Coach. Tony was named the New Hampshire Soccer Association Girls Coach of the Year in 2000!
Kevin Walsh Kevin Walsh
Kevin Walsh joined the NH ODP Staff in 2002, and holds a USSF C license. He coaches club soccer with Manchester United, and school soccer with Central High School - Kevin was named the NHIAA JV Soccer Coach of the Year in 2003! Kevin is also an NHSA Staff Coach.
Lenny Web Lenny Webb
Lenny joined the NH ODP Staff in 2006. He is the Coaching Director and co-founder of Elite UK Soccer Training, LLC, and holds a U.E.F.A ŒB¹ Coaching License. Lenny was a youth school boy player with English Premier team West Ham United, semi-professional soccer player in the English Hellenic and the Ryman Soccer Leagues, and has been the Varsity Head Coach at Milford High School boy¹s team, and Head coach of club sides within the Granite State and Seacoast Leaguesas well as the Co-head of development for 12 teams at Souhegan Valley United Soccer Club.
Meghan Welcome Meghan Welcome
Meghan Welcome joined the NH ODP Staff in 2008. Originally a youth and high school player from Massachusetts, Megan played four years of varsity soccer at Franklin Pierce College and was honored as an All-Conference, All-New England and All-America three years in a row. After college Meghan went on to play with Lady Phantoms for three years then moved up to play for the Boston Renegades for two years, after which she played professional soccer overseas in Sweden for two years. Megan has coached for Massachusetts Premier Soccer, and also for the Boston Renegades U-14 Girls Classics.
Robert Wright Robert Wright
Plymouth State University Men's Head Coach Rob Wright joined the NH ODP Staff in 2002 as the Head Goalkeeper Coach, and also served as the interim Head Coach of the U17 Boys State Team that year; he was elevated to the position of Head Coach for the 2003 season. Coach Wright holds a UEFA - English FA Coaching Certificate, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and National Goalkeeping Diplomas, and a USSF A license and National Youth License. Rob is also the Director of Coaching for PLAY SOCCER camps in New England.
Michael Zahn Michael Zahn
Former NH ODP standout player Michael Zahn joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. Zahn was an All-State selection as a high school junior, and All-New England as a senior; and in college he received All-Conference and All-Region honors as both a junior and a senior. He currently plays club and semi-pro soccer, and he currently holds a USSF-D license. Zahn has coached the Nashua World Cup U-16 and U-17 boys travel teams and was the Men's Assistant coach at Notre Dame College in NH. He has done summer clinics for both the John Rootes Soccer Camp and also mini clinics for the MLS youth coaching.
Scott Zipke Scott Zipke
Scott Zipke is a former NH ODP goalkeeper; he joined the NH ODP Staff in 2003. Zipke played and coached soccer in Colorado for 5 years prior to returning to his home state, working as a club goalkeeping coach and as a U12-U16 boys coach. Zipke currently works as a NH ODP Goalkeeper Coach, and is an Assistant Coach at Hopkinton High School. Scott holds a USSF 'C' license.