Our Coaches

2016/2017 LUSC Coaching Staff

Boys U13/U14

Head Coach: Christian Nees

Christian Nees grew up in Brazil with the world’s most robust soccer culture. Christian learned and excelled at all three of the major versions of Brazilian football. He played with Desportiva and grew professionally with the Rio de Janeiro club. He played for a decade with Italo Brazileiro and also played futsal with Atletico Esporte Clube.
Since moving to New Hampshire, Christian has worked as a trainer for Brazilian Arts and FutsalNH.  As a trainer he has worked with such local clubs as Bedford Classics, Saint Anselm College Club, Dover Christian School, Nashua Christian School, Tabernacle Christian School, Tritown, Litchfield, and Hampton.  He has coached for Hollis/Brookline Cavaliers and Nashua World Cup.

Christian currently holds a USSF "D" license.

Boys U12 Select

Head Coach:  Jay Howley

Boys U11 Select

Head Coach:  Kyler Thayer

Boys U10 Select

Head Coach:  Dan Dufourney

Dan has been the Boys Soccer coach at Campbell High School in Litchfield for the last three years.  Growing up, Dan played his youth soccer for Candia, Manchester Soccer Club, and the Bedford Classics.  He played as a forward while at Manchester Central High School and is a 2011 graduate of the University of Vermont. He teaches physical education at Lowell Collegiate Charter School, and currently is a trainer for Futsal NH/Brazilian Arts.  

Dan holds an NHSA "D" Coaching License. 

Boys U9 Select

Head Coach:  

Boys U8 Select

Coaches: Niles Erickson & Keith Gagne

Girls U14/U15

Girls U11/U12

Head Coach:  Ariel Teixeira

Girls U10

Coaches: Tricia Luis & Melissa Hynds

Girls U8/U9

Head Coach:  Courtney Bensen