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Club Sports Coaches

About our coaches

While our Club Sports are all student run organizations, oftentimes they employ a coach whose expertise in skill development, strategy, and guidance are valuable assets to the club's success on the smallest and largest stages. Our coaches come from all walks of life but all have great backgrounds in sports and are dedicated to helping are athletes succeed and grow in their athletic and academic pursuits. All of our coaches meet the certifications of the sports national governing bodies as well as meeting other requirements set forth by the University. All coaches are also committed to the safety and well being of our students and hold this as their utmost priority.

Are coaches paid?

Many of our club coaches are compensated for their efforts but as club's operate on a limited budget the compensation is not substantial and none of our coaches are full time. As club budgets are meager compared to Varsity counterparts many coaches volunteer their time and services for less than market value

What is the philosophy of coaching at UVM

While coaches inevitably have different styles, all coaches follow the student development model emphasized by the University. This means that coaches facilitate the growth of our students and do not entirely "run the show". Students hold important leadership roles within the organiation and learn the administrative pieces and assist with key decisions guiding the organization. In this way coaches help students prepare for the real world they will encounter after UVM

How do I get involved in coaching at UVM

If you have a passion for a sport and are interested in coaching at the collegiate level you are strongly encouraged to look into coaching Club sports at UVM. By contacting the club or the Club Sports Coordinator (llifschu@uvm.edu) you can learn more about the club and if your skill set and experience is suited for the organization. A key ingredient is acquiring certification from the sports governing body. If you do not already have it, the Club sports department can assist you in acquiring it. It is expected that prospective coaches have prior experience and are excited about working in a partnership with student leaders.

List of Club Coaches

Baseball

Name:  Jim Carter

Years with the club: 4

Years coaching: 25 +

Experience and Accomplishments:  Coached at Winooski High School; Coach of state championship team;  Several years as assistant coach with former Division 1 team;  Retired High School teacher

 Contact info:  jtcarter@uvm.edu

Brazilian Ji Jitsu

Name:  Vincent Guy

Years with the club:  8

Years Coaching:  11

Experience and Accomplishments: 

Contact info:  vteguy@yahoo.com

Cheerleading

Name:  Maloree Kish

Years with the club:  2

Years coaching:  8

Experience and Accomplishments:  Former high school and college coach

Contact info: Maloree.Kish@yahoo.com

Crew

Name:  Doug Connelly, Women's Varsity Coach

Years with the club:  1

Years coaching:  10+

Experience and accomplishments:  College rower and lots of experience coaching at the Collegiate level including head coaching stint at Franklin Pierce

Contact info:  douglasscottconnelly@gmail.com

Name:  Bob Wilson, Men's Varsity Coach

Years with the club: 1

Years coaching:  20+

Experience and Accomplishments: 

Contact info:  wilsonvbc@aol.com

 Name:  Casey Clark, Men's Novice Coach

Years with the club:  9

Years coaching:  5

Experience and Accomplishments:  Former UVM Crew President

Contact info:  CClark@uvm.edu

Name:  Ian Anderson

Years with club:  7

Years coaching:  3

Experience and Accomplishment:  Former UVM Crew President

Dance Team

Name:  Lynn Bessette

Years with the club:  10+

Years coaching:  20+

Experience and Accomplishments:  Member of College and NFL Dance teams, Former cheerleading coach at Dixie Hollins High School and Burlington High School, Vermont High School Dance competition judge, certified NCAA dance competition judge

Contact info:  lgbesset@uvm.edu

 Dressage

Name:  Bonnie Timmerman

Years with the club:  5+

Years coaching: 10+

Contact info: swass@mindspring.com

Equestrian

Name:  Madeline Austin Erdman

Years with the club:  19

Years coaching:  35+

experience and accomplishments: International level rider, Owner of Imajica Barn (home of the UVM Equestrian team and many other elite and beginning riders)

Contact info:  imajica@imajica.net

 Fencing

Name:  Daniel Crocket

Years with the club:  7

Years coaching: 7

Experiences and accomplishments:  Ranked 30th in the nation in Men's 50+ Epee, National Certified Fencing Referee (rating of 3)

Contact info:  dcrocket@uvm.edu

 Football

Name:  TJ Sawyer, Head coach

Years with the club: 3

Years coaching:  7

Experiences and accomplishments:  NCAA player, Former Assistant coach at Marblehead and Endicott College, Received Coaching certification from Endicott College, also coaches high school basketball

Contact info:  tjsawyer5@gmail.com

 Name:  Martin Morrison, Assistant coach

Years with the club:  2

Years coaching:  2

contact info:

Name:  Shane Bluto, Assistant Coach

Years with the club:  1

Years coaching:  1

Experiences and Accomplishments:  Former UVM Club football team member

Contact info:  SBluto@husky.ca

 Name:  Steve Sheeler, Assistant coach

Years with the club:  3

Years coaching:  6

Experiences and accomplishments:  Former coach at Marblehead High School and Endicott College

Contact info:  ssheeler@uvm.edu

Freestyle Ski

Name:  Noah Labow

Years with the club:  2

Years coaching:  5

Experiences and accomplishments:  Competed at US Freeskiing Open and numerous other prestigious competition, former Academy coach

Contact info:  Nlabow@uvm.edu


Gymnastics:

Name:  Bob Abbott

Years with the club:  2

Years coaching:  25+

Experiences and Accomplishments: Experienced level 9 Gymnastics coach; USA Gymnastics certified

Contact info:  bobsummit5045@hotmail.com

Men's Hockey

Name:  Dan Sherburne

Years with club: 6

Years coaching: 20+

Experiences and Accomplishments:  Former High School coach, USA Hockey certified

Name:  William Bodette

Years with club:  6

Years coaching 15 +

Experiences and accomplishments:   Former High School coach, USA hockey certified

Men's Rugby

Name:  Declan Connolly

Years with the club:  9

Years coaching:  118

Experiences and accomplishments:  Senior Men's and Representative Rugby Player, Former University of Wales head coach, IRB Level 3 coach

Contact info:  dconnoll@uvm.edu

Name:  Charles Bates

Years with the club:  6

Years coaching:  9

Experiences and accomplishments: Competed in Eastern Rugby Union Championship, Participated on many select sides, Refereed matches at the regional and national levels, USA Rugby certified coach

Contact info:  cbates@gmavt.net


Men's Ultimate

Name:  Mike Lee

Years with the club:  3

Years Coaching:  11

experiences and accomplishments:  Senior level player, former Dartmouth Women's team coach

Contact info:  mikelee00@gmail.com

Sailing

Name: David Thompson

Years with the club:  1

Years Coaching:  5

Experiences and Accomplishments:  All-American Collegiate Sailor;  former Hobart Assistant Coach; Junior Sailing coach at reputable summer academies

contact info:  drthomps@uvm.edu

Name:  Coco Solvig, Assistant coach

Years with club:  5

Years coaching:  3

Experiences and Accomplishments:  Former UVM Sailing team member; Collegiate Sailing All-American, numerous youth sailing awards

 Salsa and Swing Society

Name:  David Schneider

Years with club:  5

Years coaching:  11

Experiences and Accomplishments:  experienced Senior level competitor

Name:  Paula Schneider

Years with club:  5

Years coaching:  11

Experiences and accomplishments:

contact info:  schn@together.net

 Name:  Carolyn Pedrick

Years with club:  5

Years coaching:  11

Experiences and accomplishments:

Contact info:  CPedrick@nationallife.com

 Name:  Bill Pedrick

Years with the club:  5

Years coaching:  11

Experinces and accomplishments:

contact info:  BPedrick@nationallife.com

Shooting Sports

Name:  Michael Macduff

Years with the club:  6

Years coaching: 4

experiences and Accomplishments:  Instructor for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, NRA Certified instructor, Former club treasurer

Contact info:  vthuntered@gmail.com

Name:  Adam Nilson

Years with club:  2

Years coaching:  5

Experiences and accomplishments:  Sig certified pistol and rifle instructor

Swim

Name:  Jenn Turmel

Years with the club:  1

Years Coaching:  5

Experiences and accomplishments:  Swam Collegiality at the club level; Barre Swim coach for 5 years - 3 as head coach; BS in recreation management

Contact info:  Jennifer.Turmel@uvm.edu

TaeKwon Do

Name:  Ernest Hart

Years with club:  20

Years Coaching:  19

Experiences and accomplishments:  6th degree black belt; National level coach and referee; 2007 National Championship Silver Medal (poomsae)

contact info:  ehart@uvm.edu

 Water Polo

Name:  Todd Nenninger

Years with Club:  1

Years coaching: 

Contact info:  todd.nenninger@willis.com

Women's Frisbee

Name:  Daron Byerly

Years with club:  8

Years coaching:  8

Experiences and accomplishments:  Former Team Chill (UVM Men's team) player, Experienced Senior level player for Chuckwagon and participant in World Club Championship 2010

Contact Info:  Daronbyerly@gmail.com

Women's Hockey

Name:  Michael Fisher

Years with club: 2

Years coaching: 6

Experiences and accomplishments:  Former Collegiate Club player; Coached collegiately at Mt. Holyoke and North Country Community College; Member of USA Hockey and American Hockey Coach's Association

contact info:  fisher@mbfisherlaw.com

 Women's Rugby

Name:  Douglas Shimel

Years with club:  6

Years coaching:  6

Experiences and accomplishments:  Burlington Men's side player, USA Rugby registered coach

contact info:  Douglas_Shimel@yahoo.com

 Women's Soccer

Name:  Les Johnson

Years with club:  2

Years Coaching:  25+

experiences and accomplishments:  Former collegiate and semi-pro level player;  Founder and coach of Vermont ODP program; Former coach of Champlain college, St. Michaels college, and Essex High School, USSF "A" licensed coach

contact info:

Wrestling

Name:  Jared Royer

Years with club:  2

Years coaching:  2

Experiences and accomplishments:  Former Division 1 Wrestler at University of North Carolina

contact info: jaredkaneroyer@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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