Ruben Resendes, Hampshire’s Director of Boys is the head coach of the Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer program. In the 2020-2021 season, his third with the program, he led the team to their first NE10 Championship title in 10 years, as the team finished with a 20-1 record (11-1 In-Conference), outscoring opponents 53-7, and earning a trip to the NCAA tournament. Prior to joining Franklin Pierce, Resendes was head coach at Dean College, and as top assistant at UVM, having started his coaching career at Emmanuel College, and his alma mater SNHU. Ruben has coached for Hampshire, and at one time led the club’s Early Development Program.
As an undergraduate, Resendes was a four-year standout. He was named the NE10 Rookie of the Year in 2009, and followed up with three straight All-NE10 selections in his sophomore through senior seasons, including First Team nods in 2011 and 2012. Resendes was also a three-time All-Region selection during his career, including consensus First Team All-Region honors as a senior, when he started all 23 games in the midfield and capped his career with an All-America Second Team selection as well. During his career, the Penmen qualified for the NCAA Championship in all four seasons and advanced to the national quarterfinal on three occasions. Resendes went on to play one season professionally in Iceland’s top division with UMF Tindastoll.