St. Thomas Aquinas Boys Soccer Coaches

Coach Scott Suleski

 Coach Scott Suleski Coach Scott Suleski Coach Scott Suleski St. Thomas Aquinas 2016 St. Thomas Soccer Coaches

Coach Suleski has been the varsity coach at St. Thomas since 2006.
His teams have a combined record of 105-76-11.
His teams have been in the play-offs 8 of his 10 years.
They have advanced to the semi-finals three times and the state finals once.

On October 22, 2015 the team won his 100th career game.

In 2012 they petitioned up to play in Division 2 when enrollment put them in the middle of Division 3.

NFHS certified coach
  
Acredited Interscholastic Coach - Level 1 National

NSCAA and NHSCA member coach
US Soccer licensed coach

NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate

NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Training the Goalkeeper.
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Defending Principals of Play.
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Attacking Principals of Play.

Coach Suleski is also a USSF soccer referee

Coaching honors the teams have won him:

2016 NSCAA Team Ethics & Sportsmanship Silver Award
2016 NSCAA Team Academic Award (2015 Team)
2015 NSCAA Team Ethics & Sportsmanship Silver Award

2014 NSCAA Team Ethics & Sportsmanship Silver Award
2013 NSCAA Team Academic Award
(2012 Team)
2012 NSCAA Team Academic Award (2011 Team)
2009 NSCAA Team Academic Award (2008Team)
2008 NHSCA Class I Coach of the Year
2008 James "Skip" Regan Memorial Sportsmanship Award from NH Soccer Officials
2008 Foster's Coach of the Year
2008 NSCAA Team Academic Award (2007 Team)

2007 Foster's Coach of the Year
2007 NSCAA Team Academic Award (2006 Team)

from 2003-2005 Coach Suleski was the JV Coach at St. Thomas

from 2000-2002 Coach Suleski was the JV coach at Amesbury High School in Amesbury, MA.
    In one season his team set a record for only allowing 4 goals in 16 games.

from 1997 to 2001 Coach Suleski coached Amesbury Travel Soccer teams in U-10 and U-12 divisions.
Winning the Haverhill PAL Columbus Tournament twice.
Having two teams win the Sportsmanship award at the Danvers Invitational Memorial Day Tournament.

Coach Suleski held the Positions of Director of Fields, Director of Summer Referee and Director of Travel for the Amesbury Soccer Association from 1997-2002

Coach Suleski is a self employed third generation sign designer and installer.
You can check out his company at Sign Design & Sales.

Coach Suleski is also a Level 1 presenter for Operation Lifesaver.

In June of 2013 Coach Suleski received recognition for 35 years of service as an Emergency Medical Technician.
In January of 2014 Coach Suleski received recognition for 15 years of service as a USSF Soccer Referee

 

Coach Dave Salvacion

 Coach Dave Salvacion  Coach Dave Salvacion St. Thomas Soccer Coach Dave Salvacion 

Coach Dave Salvacion is back as Assistant coach.

NFHS certified coach
NSCAA and NHSCA member coach
US Soccer licensed coach

NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate

NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Training the Goalkeeper
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Defending Principals of Play.
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma - Attacking Principals of Play.

 

in 2012-2013 Coach Salvacion was the girls varsity coach at St. Thomas..
in 2006-2011 Coach Salvacion was the Assistant coach and JV coach at St. Thomas.
in 2005 Coach Salvacion was the Dover high school girls varsity coach.

in 2002-2004 Coach Salvacion was the boys varsity Coach at Newmarket high school.
in 1999-2001 Coach Salvacion was the Assistant coach and JV coach at St. Thomas.

Coach Salvacion is also a NH High School Lacrosse Official

Coach Salvacion has participated in a very special event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day.
He walks over 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.  Coach Salvacion and Coach Suleski were the first coaches at St. Thomas to organize "Pink" Games for cancer awarness.

 

Coach Ross Suleski

Coach Ross Suleski  Coach Ross Suleski St. Thomas Soccer  Coach Ross Suleski St. Thomas Soccer

Ross joined the staff in 2015 as an assistant varsity coach.  Ross is an STA alumni from the Class of 2010.

Ross is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Ross played 3 years of Varsity soccer for the Saints.
During his tenure the team went 46-7-4.  Ross was selected as a team captain for his senior year.  Ross received numerous awards during his junior and senior seasons and still holds a number of scoring records that can be seen on the Records Page.

 

Coach Adam Riker

 Coach Adam Riker  St. Thomas Soccer coach Adam Riker 

Coach Riker joined the staff in 2016 as the JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach.

Coach Riker was a three year varsity player at Butler (NJ) High School playing in NJAC Group 1, graduating in 2014.

After his high school career, Coach Riker went on to the University of New Hampshire where he studies Kinesiology: Sport Studies and Journalism.

Coach Howard Puertas

Coach Howard Puertas  Coach Howard Puteras

Coach Puertas joined the staff as the JV coach and assistant varsity coach in 2015.

Coach Puertas is from Peru and has extensive experience as a translator and college teaching assistant. He earned his BA from Utah State University and his MA from the University of New Hampshire. He is the new Spanish Teacher at St. Thomas.

Past Varsity Coaches:

2001-2005  Ed Devereaux  53-26-4 over 5 years

1994-2000  Dave Roderman 72-41-11 over 7 years
                    1 - 1994 State Championship team
                    1 - 1995 State Finalist team
                    1 - 1993 State Semi-Finalist team
                   '94 Foster's Dream Team Coach of the year.

1990-1993   Jeff Tolson  45-15-5 over 4 years

1984-1989   Dennis Duffy 43-35-7 over 6 years.
                            1985 First post season appearance in program history
                            1988 First post season win in program history

1981-1983   Mike Kaliz 10-31-3 over 3 years
                    Won first game in program history

1980   Noel Preston

1979   Thomas Johnson
                    First varsity coach

Past Assistant Coaches:

Coach Charlie Umland 2014-2015

Coach Charlie Umland  Coach Charlie Umland St. Thomas Soccer  Charlie Umland

Coach Umland joined the staff as the JV coach and assistant varsity coach in 2014. 

Coach Umland was a 3 year varsity player at Hanover (NH) High School, playing in NH division 1, graduating in 2012. In the fall of 2012, he was a starter for the Emmanuel College (MA) Saints as a full back. After his freshman year, Umland transferred to the University of New Hampshire, where he studies Sport Studies. Umland was a coach for Touchline Soccer Club, during the 2014 summer he helped lead them to the finals of the New Hampshire Soccer Conference League.

 

Coach Charles Griffiths  2012-2013

Coach Charlie Griffiths

Charlie Griffiths was the assistant coach for the Boys Varsity Soccer team for 2012 - 2013.

Charlie played division III soccer for Connecticut College (center and outside back) and was named team captain and MVP during his senior year.

Charlie Griffiths STA Assistant Boys Soccer Coach

Coach Griffiths also coached the boys Rye Travel Soccer teams U-12 through U-14 for nine years bringing home two state cup championships and two state cup fair play awards.

Coach Griffiths is past president of the Rye Travel Soccer Association and was New Hampshire Soccer Associationís Boys Competitive Coach of the Year in 2010.

He is the owner of Vigilant Woodworks in Dover.

 

Coach Ray Noiles  2011-2013

Coach Ray Noiles

Coach Ray Noiles was the Boys Assistant Coach and Head Reserve Team Coach in 2011-2013

NFHS certified coach

 

 

Coach Jason Suleski  2012-2014

Jason joined the staff in 2012 as an assistant varsity coach.  Jason is an STA Alumni from the Class of 2007.
Jason played 3 years of Varsity Soccer for the Saints, 2 under coach Ed Deveroux and one season under coach Scott Suleski.
During his tenure on the St. Thomas Varsity Jason earned a starting position as a defender during his sophomore year.  The team went 32-19-1 over those 3 years.  Jason was selected as a team captain for his senior year.  He earned second team All State Defender by the NHSCA and received High Honorable Mention for the Foster's Dream team.  He was the Silver Boot winner for the '06 season.  He was also a member of the first NSCAA Academic Team.

Jason Suleski frorm the 2006 STA Boys Varsity October 2006

Jason brings not only a knowledge of the game, but also a part of the history that is St. Thomas Soccer to the team.

 

Coach Matthew Guarente

Coach Matthew Guarente was the assistant varsity coach and head JV Coach for 2013.

 

Coach Tim Wyand  2009-2010

Coach Tim Wyand

Coach Wyand was the head coach of the Reserve Team in 2009-2010.

Coach Wyand is a teacher at the Epping Middle School.

 

Coach Jerry Morin       2006 - 2010

has been the Assistant coach and Reserve team coach at St. Thomas since 2006.

In 2009 Coach Morin will take on the role of assistant coach to help all three teams.

NFHS certified coach
NSCAA and NHSCA member coach
US Soccer licensed coach

Coach Morin is the USSF Referee Assignor for the Essex County Youth Travel Soccer program in Massachusetts.

Coach Morin was one of five  USSF referees from Massachusetts that attended the first ever National Special Olympics game in Ames Iowa the first week in July 2006.

The referees traveled, at their own expense, to Ames arriving on July 1st and checked into the officials housing area on the University of Iowa campus.  The following day they joined referees from 5 other states in providing 4 man crews for all of the Special Olympic games, 27 teams from 21 states attended the games.

The referees also attended the opening and closing ceremonies for the games as well as the 4th of July celebration put on for the athletes.


Coach Morin is on the far right

 

Coach Dave Milner  was the Boys Assistant Coach and Head JV Coach in 2011

NFHS certified coach
US Soccer licensed coach
NSCAA member coach

Coach Miliner spent 6 years as the girls JV coach at Marshwood HS in South Berwick.
1 year as the boys JV coach at Deering HS in Portland.
2 years as the girls varsity coach at Gray/New Gloucester HS in Gray, Maine.

Coach Miliner is a self-employed boat builder and lives and works in Eliot.
He has three grown children, a son and 2 daughters, who all played varsity soccer at Marshwood HS.

 


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