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Saints FC - Boys' Coaching Staff

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DAN FOUNTAIN

Boys' Director of Player Development

U6/U8 Co-ed

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RYANN AUGSTELL

U6/U8 Head Coach

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MORGAN MCINTYRE

U6/U8 Head Coach

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JAZZMYN TUTHILL

U6/U8 Assistant Coach

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JAYANNA MONDS

U6/U8 Assistant Coach

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U9

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SCOTT SPECIALE

U9 Head Coach

sspeciale17@gmail.com

Coach Speciale is the U10 Boys coach for Latham Saints. He has 20 years of coaching experience from ages u10 through U18 both boys and girls. He holds a National “D” license, Futsal State Level 2, and other topics coaching certification. He played collegiately at several colleges. He currently works as a Social Studies teacher for the State of New York.

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GREG SAINT JOHN

U9 Assistant Coach

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U10

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SCOTT SPECIALE

U10 Head Coach: Tottenham
lax9869@gmail.com

Coach Speciale is the U10 Boys coach for Latham Saints. He has 20 years of coaching experience from ages u10 through U18 both boys and girls. He holds a National “D” license, Futsal State Level 2, and other topics coaching certification. He played collegiately at several colleges. He currently works as a Social Studies teacher for the State of New York.

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NATE MITCHELL

U10 Head Coach: Arsenal

Bio coming soon!

U11

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SEAN DUFORT

U11 Head Coach: Porto

sm09dufo@gmail.com

Sean Dufort is the U15 Bayern and U11 Porto coach for Saints FC, and also the Boys' JV Head Coach at Shaker High School - both since 2019. He has been coaching at the club since 2017, previously working with the U11 & U12 Boys. Coach Dufort played for LCSC from the age of 4 until he was 16. He played under Coach Fountain at Shaker, as a goalkeeper, during the 2012 & 2013 seasons. During his senior season, Coach Dufort helped lead the team to a 14-4 overall record and season-high ranking of 3rd in NYS. He then went on to Siena College, where he was in the class that founded the Siena Men's Club Soccer team. Coach Dufort was the starting goalkeeper for their inaugural competitive season in 2017 as a senior, leading the team to a 4-4 record. Coach Dufort is a big Barcelona fan, with Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp being influences on his coaching philosophy.

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AMMAR SINGAPOREWALA

U11 Assistant Coach

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U12

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MARCUS NAVARRO

U12 Head Coach: Sporting
marcusqnavarro@gmail.com 

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JOHN MICHALOWSKI

U12 Head Coach: Benfica

jmichalowski157@gmail.com

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AMMAR SINGAPOREWALA

U12 Assistant Coach

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U14

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WALT HARTL

U14 Head Coach: Red Bulls
whartl@hoffman-development.com

Coach Hartl has been involved with youth sports and the Latham Circle Soccer Club (LCSC) for 25 years. He’s been active as a volunteer, coach, board member, travel soccer program director, and currently serves as President Emeritus of LCSC. Coach Hartl has coached for 25 years for both boys and girls, at all ages and (U8 to U16) and skill levels from recreational to competitive, most recently with the LCSC U16 boys for the 2019-2020 seasons and prior to that he coached with Shaker Varsity Head Coach, Dan Fountain at the LCSC U14 level for 3 years. Coach Hartl has a USSF F License as well as several other coaching certifications. Additionally, he is a certified American Red Cross Instructor for CPR and First Aid. Coach Hartl also played Division 1 Soccer for Siena and is an avid soccer fan!

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MATT SPECIALE

U14 Head Coach: Sounders
specia67@
yahoo.com

Coach Speciale is the coach for the Latham Saints FC Dortmund team. Coach Speciale has a Grassroots license with eight years of experience coaching Travel and Rec soccer. In his playing days, he started for two years on the Shaker Varsity team and played for Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY New Paltz. Coach Speciale is also a branch manager at SEFCU.

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TREVOR ELMENDORF

U12 Assistant Coach

trevelmendo@gmail.com 

Bio coming soon!

U15

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SEAN DUFORT

U15 Head Coach: Bayern

sm09dufo@gmail.com

Sean Dufort is the U15 Bayern and U11 Porto coach for Saints FC, and also the Boys' JV Head Coach at Shaker High School - both since 2019. He has been coaching at the club since 2017, previously working with the U11 & U12 Boys. Coach Dufort played for LCSC from the age of 4 until he was 16. He played under Coach Fountain at Shaker, as a goalkeeper, during the 2012 & 2013 seasons. During his senior season, Coach Dufort helped lead the team to a 14-4 overall record and season-high ranking of 3rd in NYS. He then went on to Siena College, where he was in the class that founded the Siena Men's Club Soccer team. Coach Dufort was the starting goalkeeper for their inaugural competitive season in 2017 as a senior, leading the team to a 4-4 record. Coach Dufort is a big Barcelona fan, with Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp being influences on his coaching philosophy.

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HUNTER WITZENBURG

U15 Assistant Coach

hunterwitz@gmail.com

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U16

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MARCUS NAVARRO

U16 Head Coach: Union
dmarcusqnavarro@gmail.com

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HUNTER WITZENBURG

U16 Assistant Coach

hunterwitz@gmail.com

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U17

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DAN FOUNTAIN

U17 Head Coach: Crew
danfountain5@gmail.com

Coach Fountain is the Saints FC Director of Player Development for the boy’s teams and has been in that role since 2019. Since 2012 he has also coached the Saints FC Boys U13/U14 teams. Coach Fountain is also the Shaker Boys Varsity Coach since 2012. As Varsity Head Coach, he has become the all-time winningest coach in Shaker soccer history. While at Shaker he has been privileged to coach and help over a dozen division 1 and over 40 division 2 and 3 athletes get recruited for college soccer. Coach Fountain has multiple national licenses and special topics diplomas from USSF and USC. In his playing days, he was a 3 time, 1st Team All-Star at his high school in Buffalo, and played Division 1 soccer at Oneonta. Coach Fountain is also a US History and Economics teacher at Shaker High School. Coach Fountain emphasizes academic achievement, volunteering, and having fun in addition to improving as soccer players. His favorite saying; “Have Fun & Get Better”.

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EVAN AUSTIN

U17 Assistant Coach

ecaustin2002@gmail.com

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U19

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DANNY SANCHEZ

U19 Head Coach: Atletico

danielsanchez102801@gmail.com 

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EVAN AUSTIN

U19 Assistant Coach

ecaustin2002@gmail.com

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Goalkeeping

U18

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SEAN DUFORT

Head Goalkeeping Coach
sm09dufo@gmail.com

Sean Dufort is the Boys' goalkeeping coach for Saints FC, and also the Boys' JV Head Coach at Shaker High School - both since 2019. He has been coaching at the club since 2017, previously working with the U11 & U12 Boys. Coach Dufort played for LCSC from the age of 4 until he was 16. He played under Coach Fountain at Shaker, as a goalkeeper, during the 2012 & 2013 seasons. During his senior season, Coach Dufort helped lead the team to a 14-4 overall record and season-high ranking of 3rd in NYS. He then went on to Siena College, where he was in the class that founded the Siena Men's Club Soccer team. Coach Dufort was the starting goalkeeper for their inaugural competitive season in 2017 as a senior, leading the team to a 4-4 record. Coach Dufort is a big Barcelona fan, with Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp being influences on his coaching philosophy.

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