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Meet the FC United Coaching Staff
 

DIRECTOR/COACH:

Kelly Vegliante

  • National Field Hockey Coaches Associations Junior Field Hockey Coach of the Year.
  • Founding member and Director of Fairfield County United Field Hockey Club
  • USA Field Hockey Certified Coach - Level 1 and Level 2 coaching certification
  • State of Connecticut Coaching Accreditation
  • 4 year starting midfielder and defenseman at Villanova University ( D1)
  • Captain of the Villanova Field Hockey team
  • Director/Coach of the Darien Youth Field Hockey Program
  • Founder and Director of the Fairfield County Field Hockey Associate
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach at Fairfield University (D1)
  • Darien High School Varsity Field Hockey Coach- Defensive Coordinator

 

 

FOUNDING  CO-DIRECTOR:

 

Kara Vélez

  • Assistant Coach - Hofstra Univeristy (D1)

  • Head coach - Siena College (D1)

  • Assistant Coach - Fairfield University (D1)

  • Co-Founder of FC United Field Hockey Club 

  • US Field Hockey Level 2 coaching certification

  • University of Iowa forward and midfielder

  • Team captain at University of Iowa

    • Masters Degree from Fairfield University

    • CT state certified elementary education teacher 

 

Coaches (Alphabetical Order:

Caroline Aronowitz

 

Jinger Berry

 

Erin Buckley

 

Steve Dennis

 

Shannon Doherty

 

Tori Fairchild

 

Olivia Islami 

 

Wendy Massaro

 

Niki Miller

 

GOALIE COACHES:

Caitlin Bennett

 Strenghening and Conditioning TRAINERS:

PJ Johns

Amir Islami