Hampshire United SC

COACHES

Dan Milton

Daniel Milton is currently the First-Assistant Coach with the Franklin Pierce University’s women’s soccer team and has been with the program since 2019. In his most recent season at Pierce, the women’s soccer program went 9-4-4. 

Milton joined the Ravens coaching staff after completing his collegiate playing career with Southern New Hampshire University. While at SNHU, Milton maintained a 0.78 goals-against average while captaining the program in his final two years. In his first year, Milton captured a Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship. Prior to his collegiate career, Milton was a goalkeeper at Blackpool Football Club, as he made three appearances on the bench for the first team in the English Football League Championship. During this time he was an active member on the Canadian National U17 squad that qualified for the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup. 

Daniel is the Director of Coaching at Hampshire United Soccer Club, and oversees all of the girls teams. 

Dimitri Elias

Dimitri Elias grew up playing soccer for Hampshire United from a young age. He went on to play Varsity Soccer at Souhegan High School where he was a stellar defender. Dimitri went on to play football and lacrosse at Anna Maria College, before transferring to Franklin Pierce University where he also played football and made it back onto the soccer field with the club program. Dimitri started coaching at Hampshire United in the Spring of 2015 and has been coaching year-round for the club since 2017.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith played soccer at Phillips Academy Andover and started his youth soccer coaching career in 1993 in Waltham, MA. He has coached soccer in NH for the Amherst Soccer Club, the Nashua World Cup Soccer Club, the Inti Soccer Academy, and the Hampshire United Soccer Club. Since 2011, he has served as Hampshire’s Early Development Program (EDP) Travel Director, serving the U9 and U10 player pool. In addition, since 2017 he has coached BU11 and BU12 teams in the club’s competitive program winning the BU11 NH State Championship in the Spring of 2019. Coach Mark holds USSF National C, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Director of Coaching, and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 coaching licenses.

Russ Matthews

Russ Matthews spends significant time on a soccer field as a coach, ref, and parent. His 17 years of coaching started as a volunteer coach with the Milford community Athletic Association (MCAA), for which he led as co-director of soccer for 3 years and was one of the first travel coaches for Milford FC. Russ has been coaching with Hampshire United for 8 years, coaching both boys’ and girls’ teams from U11 -U18. He currently is the girls Milford High School Varsity. In his 7 years, he has reached the playoffs 6 times and taken the team to the Div. 2 state finals in 2018 and the semifinals in 2019. In 2018 Russ was named “Large High School Coach of the Year” for the state of NH by the US Soccer Coaches Association and the same year the NH Telegraph gave him the same honor for the Souhegan Valley Region.

Ellie Monteiro

Elie Monteiro was named the third head coach in Southern New Hampshire University’s women’s soccer program in 2014. He returned to his alma mater after 12 successful seasons as head women’s soccer coach at former Northeast-10 rival UMass Lowell. In 12 seasons at UMass Lowell, Monteiro built the River Hawks into a perennial contender in the Northeast-10 Conference, while in his final season (2013) he guided UML’s transition to the Division I ranks and the America East Conference. Between 2005 and 2011, UML made five NCAA appearances, culminating in an 11-6-4 mark and an appearance in the East Region title game in 2011. A two-time NE-10 Coach of the Year, Monteiro was honored in 2005 and again in 2009. He started his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the women’s program at Franklin Pierce University from 1997-99, helping guide the Ravens to a pair of Division II national championships. A two-year standout for then-New Hampshire College in 1994 and 1995, Monteiro helped the Penmen to a 30-6-2 record and an NCAA appearance in 1995. Elie coaches the high school age girls for Hampshire United.

Molly Dix

Molly Dix grew up playing soccer in Northern Virginia before moving to Vermont. She played for the U18 VT Olympic Development Program prior to her playing time at the University of Rochester where she was part of back-to-back NCAA national championship teams. Molly has coached in VT, NC, and at various ages for Hampshire. She is also on the Board of Directors for both Hampshire United and Amherst Soccer Club.

Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett grew up in Massachusetts playing soccer, played at Wheaton College and still plays competitively today. Over the years Sarah has coached a range of ages from 3-14. One of her favorite all-time jobs was working for her incredible youth soccer coach at his camps during middle school, high school, and college school vacations. She has enjoyed coaching for the ASC/HU club since 2017 with the Early Development Program, non-travel as well as travel. She is also on the Board of Directors for Hampshire United. Each fall she also helps to coordinate the Amherst Rec soccer program and coaches tot soccer for the Rec Department.

John Linton

John Linton played competitive soccer throughout his childhood years at the club and high school levels. John started coaching in 2011 with the Cainhoy Athletic Soccer Club in South Carolina and from 2014 for Amherst Soccer Club and Hampshire United. John has coached teams up to U12 and is active with Hampshire’s Early Development Program and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Elisabeth Larson

Liz grew up playing soccer in Massachusetts on a variety of town, club, school and ODP teams – most likely against Sarah Barret, a fierce rival in a neighboring town. Liz played Division III for Wellesley College where she was received Academic All-American honors her final two years. She has coached for HU and the Amherst Rec Department since 2009 and is also on the Board of Directors for Hampshire United.

Stuart Emerson

Coach Stuart Emerson grew up around coaching and sports, was a three sport athlete throughout High School (Soccer, Wrestling & Volleyball), Senior Male Athlete of the year and Volleyball League MVP. His soccer career started before he can remember and continues through his players today. He is “a big fan” of the United’s philosophy and coaching approach and thoroughly enjoys watching and helping his young athletes grow and learn the game. Coach Stuart has coached various sports and ages of athletes in addition to soccer, including baseball, and volleyball. During the day he can be found coaching software engineers and projects at BAE.

Shawn Burke

Shawn Burke grew up in New Hampshire playing competitive soccer during his childhood at both the club and high school levels.  Over the past four years, Shawn has coached a variety of youth sports ranging from Baseball and Basketball to Soccer.

Shawn has been coaching in our EDP Travel program for the past 3 years.

Michaella George

Michaella has been playing sports her who life. As a child, she played travel soccer into her teen years where she branched off to volleyball and basketball in HS. Now with 3 boys with the love for soccer, she has been coaching in Rec leagues since 2020. This is her first year with HUSC and is very excited to see all the kids develop.

Logan Clough

Logan Clough grew up playing soccer in Hillsboro, NH, and played his travel soccer with Seacoast United. He started his collegiate soccer career as a goalkeeper at New England College in 2022 before transferring and playing at Rivier University. Before joining the coaching staff at Hampshire United, Logan coached the Hillsboro-Deering high school boys varsity soccer team.

Elizabeth Downing

Elizabeth Downing grew up in Weare, NH. She played on various club teams locally and went on to play varsity soccer at John Stark Regional High School prior to her college career at Rivier University, where she led the team as captain.  Elizabeth started coaching youth soccer in high school and coached in Wakefield, MA before joining Hampshire United. 

Evan Cota

Evan Cota grew up playing in Vermont and came to NH to play goalkeeper at Franklin Pierce University, where he was part of the 2022 National Championship team.

Mark Stec

Mark Stec grew up playing club soccer for the Wyckoff Torpedoes in NJ where he also earned his referee patch as a teenager. His high school career included a NJ state title with the Ramapo High School varsity boys, and a county-level track title for the 110 High Hurdles.  Mark joined Hampshire after many years of coaching for MCAA. He continued to coach at MCAA and still works to unite our local soccer community. 

Jonathan Rudy

Jonathan Rudy played travel soccer in Hudson, NH, before joining the Men’s team at Rivier University. Jonathan also plays for International Soccer Club, who compete in the UPSL within the 4th Tier of the United States Soccer Federation. He has refereed soccer for 5+ years at the U8-U14 level.  Jonathan is enjoying coaching at Hampshire and giving back to help develop the next generation of soccer players.

Maggie Dix

Maggie Dix’s soccer career started in the Amherst Soccer Club Tot’s Program and continued through U19 with Hampshire United. After Hampshire, she played for the University of Rochester Women’s Club Soccer Team. Maggie runs the club’s Early Development Program (EDP) non-travel portion. She has coached in EDP, and at the Hampshire United summer camp for many years, and also is the head coach of the Souhegan Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Program.