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 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.
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.
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.
Molly Dix grew up playing soccer in Northern Virginia before moving to Vermont. She played for the U18 VT Olympic Development Program team and was the starting center midfielder for the VT Lions Cup Team (NH all-stars vs. VT all-stars). She played her college soccer at the University of Rochester where she was part of back-to-back NCAA national championship teams. She had the assist in the 1-0 win that gave Rochester their first-ever team national title. Molly has coached in VT, NC, and at various ages for Hampshire. She currently helps administer and coach the EDP non-travel program. She is also on the Board of Directors for both HUSC and Amherst Soccer Club.
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.
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.
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.
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.