University of Vermont

Club Coaches

Club Coaches

UVM Club sports Coaches page

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 organization 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 ( 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

Below is a list of our head coaches for each sport.  If you do not see your sport listed then there is no coach and you should direct all inquiries to the student leaders listed on the Directory page.





Kimberly McNeil



James Carter


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Vincent Guy






Crew (Men)

Ian Anderson


Crew (Women)

Doug Connelly



Will Duggan


Dance Team

Lynn Bessette



Bonnie Timmerman



Madeline Austin



Daniel Crocket


Figure Skating

Martha Harding



Jeff Porter



Noah Labow


Men’s Hockey

Dan Sherburne


Men’s Lacrosse

Hap Giraud


Men’s Rugby

Declan Connolly


Men’s Soccer




Men’s Ultimate

Jacob Saunders 



David Thompson



Carolyn Pedrick



David Schneider



Paula Schneider




Bill Pedrick


Shooting Sports





Charles Souchuns



Justin Bouffard


TaeKwon Do

Ernest Hart



Ramsey Hoehn


Women’s Hockey

Tom Ryan


Women’s Lacrosse

Alex Ostrum


Women’s Rugby

Douglas Schimmel


Women’s Soccer

Les Johnson


Women’s Ultimate

Daron Byerly



Jared Royer


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