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2019/2020 Northeast United Coaching Staff

**All NEU coaches are certified in CPR and First Aid and have all taken a Concussion Awareness Course. **

Northeast United continues to grow its family, as we are adding new teams, we are seeking additional qualified coaches.  If you're interested or you have any questions, please contact Northeast United Youth Director John Donlon at jdonlon10@aol.com.

 

   John Donlon

 

Northeast United Youth Director

2006 Boys Head Coach

Email: JDonlon10@aol.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

University of Connecticut Men’s Soccer - Assistant Coach 2010-Present

Connecticut ODP Coaching Staff - 2014-2018

USSF National "C" License

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma

Associate Director of Ray Reid Soccer School

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Smithtown, NY

Favorite Team: Manchester United

Favorite Player: Wayne Rooney

Favorite Coach: Sir Alex Ferguson

Favorite Quote: "CNM, 1 touch if you CAN, 2 touch if you NEED, and 3 touch if you absolutely MUST." - Dick Bate

Coaching Philosophy: To develop young players, both on and off the field to become not only good athletes, but great people.

Fun fact: I'm a big Dave Matthews Band fan and I have a dog named Crush.

 

  Adam Boutot

2003 Boys Assistant Coach

Email: aboutot13@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

Second year coaching with NEU.

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Tolland, CT

Favorite Team: Liverpool

Favorite Player: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Favorite Coach: Jurgen Klopp

Favorite Quote: "You don't play the occasion, you play the game." - Sir Alex Ferguson

Coaching Philosophy: Teach players valuable skills such as communicating, and working hard to use those skills not only on the field, but off the field as well.

Fun fact: I love to ski or snowboard, and I can play the piano.

 

  Kyle Boutot

Goalkeeper Coach

Email: kboutot11@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

Current goalkeeper at ECSU.

Second year coaching goalkeepers with NEU.

Former Vernon Soccer Coach.

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Tolland, CT

Favorite Team: Tottenham Hotspurs

Favorite Player: Kevin De Bruyne

Favorite Coach: Kylian Mbappe

Favorite Quote: "Do you know what my favorite part of the game is?  The opportunity to play."  - Mike Singletary

Coaching Philosophy: Positivity keeps individuals motivated to be better people and the rest follows.

Fun fact: I have an identical twin brother.

 

Alanzo Cherrington

 

2004 Boys Head Coach

2005 Boys Head Coach

Email: cherringtona@yahoo.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

EO Smith High School Boys Soccer Coach 2006-Present

USSF National "D" License

NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I Diploma

USC Advanced Technical Training Diploma

USC Formation and Systems Diploma

2017 CJSA State Cup Champion

2017 US Soccer Region I Championship Participant

Mitchell College player 1995-1996

Captain at Mitchell College 1996

Eastern Connecticut State University player 1998

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Willimantic, CT

Favorite Team: Liverpool

Favorite Player: John Barnes & Lionel Messi

Favorite Coach: Louis van Gaal

Favorite Quote: Work Hard, Dream Big!

Coaching Philosophy: To create positive environment for the advancement of soccer, soccer skills, and knowledge of the game.

Fun fact: I enjoy wrestling (WWE) with my sons (they always win, and we have championship belts too)!

 

  Greg DeVito

2001/2002 Boys Head Coach

2003 Boys Head Coach

Email: greg3170@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

Head Men's Soccer Coach Eastern Connecticut State University, 2007-Present

Head Boys Academy Coach Oakwood DA, 2018-Present

USSF National "B" License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Willimantic, CT

Favorite Team: Manchester United

Favorite Player: Paolo Maldini

Favorite Coach: Sir Alex Ferguson

Favorite Quote: Little things make a big difference.

Coaching Philosophy: Utilize sports to have athletes become the best version of themselves on and off the field.

Fun fact: I enjoy hiking with my dog Zorro.

 

   Brian Dube

2005/2006 Girls Assistant Coach

2004 Boys Assistant Coach

Email: kbdube@hotmail.com

Bolton High School Boys’ Varsity Coach 2009 - Present

2013 NCCC Coach-of-the-Year

2013 Class M & SCSCA Coach-of-the-Year

USSF "E" License

NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I Diploma

NSCAA HS Special Topics Diploma

University of Southern Colorado Player & Captain

 

    Gui Estes

Girls Director

2004 Girls Head Coach

2007 Girls Head Coach

2008/2009 Girls Head Coach

U30 Girls Coach - Summer League

Email: gestes03@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

USSF National "E" License

High School Coaches License

UConn Women's Soccer team 2006-2007

EO Smith Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach 2016-Present

Glastonbury-Hartwell specialized trainer 2012-2018

AHM specialized trainer 2007-2012

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Mansfield, CT

Favorite Team: Manchester United & United States Women's National Team

Favorite Player: Mia Hamm & Lionel Messi

Favorite Coach: Jill Ellis

Favorite Quote: "I got places to go, people to see, lives to change." - Yours truly Gui Estes

Coaching Philosophy: In order to be your best, you must do more than just what we do at training.  It takes time, commitment, desire, and effort to progress.  Off the field training is just as important as on the field training.  Progress never stops.

Fun fact: I'm one of ten children in my family and I started coaching at age 14 with Northeast United.

 

   Roy Gurnon

2003 Girls Head Coach

2005 Girls White Head Coach

Email: roykgurnon@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

Ellington High School Boys’ Varsity Coach

Nichols College Women's Soccer Assistant Coach 2017-Present

Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year 2014 & 2002

National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year Finalist 2009

Connecticut High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year 2006 - 2007

8-time North Central Connecticut Conference Coach-of-the-Year

5-time George Richie Sportsmanship Award awarded by the Central Connecticut Soccer Referees Association

3 Class M State Championships and 7 finalist appearances

USSF "D" License

NSCAA Special Goalkeeping Certification

NSCAA HS Special Topics Diploma

Former WSPL New England Mutiny Women's Head Coach 2013 - 2014

   - WPSL National Semi-finalist 2013

New England Mutiny Assistant Coach 2010 - 2012

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Tolland, CT

Favorite Team: Liverpool

Favorite Player: Frank Beckenbauer & Virgil van Dijk

Favorite Coach: Dick Bate

Favorite Quote: "It is not one thing you do, it is everything you do." 

Coaching Philosophy: Teams are made up of individuals but it is their collective spirit that can allow them to do great things.

Fun fact: I have visited 29 National Parks.

 

Scott Halpern

2005 Girls Blue Head Coach

2006 Girls Head Coach

2007 Boys Head Coach

Email: Scotthalpern3@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

University of Connecticut Men’s Soccer - Assistant Coach 2017-Present

USSF National "C" License

Former Total Soccer Fitness & Training Technical Director

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona

Favorite Player: Lionel Messi

Favorite Coach: Dabo Swinney - Clemson Football

Favorite Quote: "The most important play is the next one." - Tab Ramos

Coaching Philosophy: Everyone is different but a team is built on trust.  Trust builds relationships and when those relationships are strong between players, anything on the field is possible.

Fun fact: I am a huge New Jersey Devils hockey fan.

 

Alejandro Jimenez

2007 Boys Assistant Coach  

Email: alejandro.jimenez@uconn.edu

Coaching Experience and Licenses

University of Connecticut Men's Soccer Head Manager - 2018-Present

Coach at East Hartford Soccer Club 2014-2017

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: East Hartford, CT 

Favorite Team: Chelsea

Favorite Player: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Favorite Coach: Frank Lampard

Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." - Dwayne Faust

Coaching Philosophy: Construct a system where players can develop, as well as learn essential life lessons along the way.

Fun fact: I swam with sea lions and manatees in Mexico.

 

Keith Laramee

2007 Girls Assistant Coach  

Email: klaramee@sbcglobal.net

Coaching Experience and Licenses

USSF National "E" License

Coach at Enfield Soccer Club for 10+ years

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Enfield, CT

Favorite Team: Liverpool & United States Women's National Team

Favorite Player: Kevin De Bruyne

Favorite Coach: Jurgen Klopp

Favorite Quote: "How you do anything is how you do everything."

Coaching Philosophy: Guide players to fulfill their potential - whatever that may be - and have fun doing it.

Fun fact: I can juggle 3 bowling balls.

 
Sara Loniewski

2008/09 Girls Assistant Coach

Email: loniewskisara@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

Current Little Kicks Soccer Clinic Coach

Former player at Northeast United.

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Storrs, CT

Favorite Team: Manchester City

Favorite Player: Kevin de Bruyne

Favorite Coach: Jill Ellis

Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Coaching Philosophy: Make sure every player is having fun.

Fun fact: I play on the UConn Club Soccer Team.

 

  Abby Mulligan

 

2004 Girls Assistant Coach

Email: amulligan@springfieldcollege.edu

Coaching Experience and Licenses

USSF National "F" License

Springfield College Women’s Soccer 2012 – 2013

Youth Soccer Coach Hebron, CT 2010 – 2011

Youth Soccer Referee 2008 - Present

RHAM Varsity Soccer Player 2008 – 2011

State of Connecticut Class L State Champions 2010

All-Conference 2009 & 2010

Captain 2011

Oakwood Soccer Club 2007 – 2012

State Champions 2008 & 2009

Regional Qualifier 2008

Northeast United Soccer Club 2005 – 2007

Olympic Development Player

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Hebron, CT

Favorite Team: FC Barcelona

Favorite Player: Thierry Henry

Favorite Coach: Pep Guardiola

Favorite Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Coaching Philosophy: Encouraging each and every one to give 100% to what you're doing, be present with the task at hand, team work makes the dream work.

Fun fact: I also love my job as a physical therapist!

 

 David Stearns

2003 Girls Assistant Coach

2005 Girls Assistant Coach

Goalkeeper Coach

Email: david.stearns@comcast.net

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Junior Level VI Diploma

NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I Diploma

USSF "E" License

National Center for Sports Safety Diploma

Bolton Soccer Club Director of Coaching

Bolton Soccer Club Board of Directors

 

Jackson Toomey

2005 Boys Assistant Coach

Email: jctoomey229@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

USSF National "E" License

Coach at Enfield Soccer Club for 10+ years

 

Quick Facts

Hometown: Willimantic, CT

Favorite Team: Paris Saint-Germain

Favorite Player: Neymar

Favorite Coach: Jurgen Klopp

Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." - Marianne Williamson

Coaching Philosophy: TEncourage players to challenge themselves, learn everyday, work within the group, and love the game.

Fun fact: My brothers and I all have played for Northeast United.

 

Adam Traxler
 
 
 

2006 Boys Assistant Coach

2007 Boys Assistant Coach

Email: adamtraxler27@gmail.com

Coaching Experience and Licenses

 

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