Marc Hubbard - Director of Coaching
Marc Hubbard was hired as head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team on April 4, 2015. The Durham native returns to UNH following his seven-year head coaching stint at Southern New Hampshire University. Hubbard previously served as an assistant coach of the UNH men’s soccer team from 2003-2007. During his time coaching at UNH, the team reached back-to-back America East semifinals in ’06 and ‘07 and he was a member of the conference’s 2006 Staff of the Year. The men’s soccer program ranked No. 1 in New England as well as No. 23 nationally in 2005 during Hubbard’s tenure..
Hubbard takes over at UNH after seven outstanding seasons at SNHU. He led the Penmen to a 117-20-6 (.839) overall record and helped the program capture its second NCAA national championship in 2013. Hubbard was also named the 2013 NSCAA Division II Coach of the Year after his team captured the title. Hubbard departs SNHU as the national leader in winning percentage in Division II. The new UNH head coach has also collected the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year award three times (2008, 2009, 2013) and was named the NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year in 2008.
During his playing days, Hubbard lifted the Oyster River High School boys’ soccer team to consecutive New Hampshire Class I championship before he graduated in 1999. He also played club soccer with Seacoast United and captained the U-18 team to a New Hampshire state championship; he later went on to coach with SUSC and led the U-16 squad to a state title in ‘05.
Hubbard graduated from Colgate University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science before obtaining his master’s in Kinesiology: Sports Studies at UNH in 2006. He was a three-time Patriot League Second Team selection and three-year captain for the Red Raiders. He went on to play professionally for three years with the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL Second Division, where he was a two-year captain and 2006 USL First Team honoree as well as a Defender of the Year finalist.
Joshua Taylor - Director of Coaching Boys
After spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the program, Josh Taylor was named the eighth head coach in SNHU men's soccer program history on April 30, 2015..
Taylor joined the men's soccer program as an assistant coach before the 2008 season and was elevated to the top assistant spot prior to the 2012 season. During that time, the Penmen compiled a 117-20-16 (.817) record while making seven straight NCAA appearances, including four trips to the national quarterfinals in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Penmen captured the ultimate prize, winning the second NCAA Division II national championship in program history with a 22-1-1 record. SNHU won four Northeast-10 Conference tournament titles (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) and four regular season titles (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014) over that span.
A 2008 graduate from New England College with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a Coaching Minor. Taylor was four-year member for the Pilgrims men's soccer team being named to The Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Conference 3rd Team in 2007 and team captain in 2008. The Pilgrims also were ECAC Tournament finalists in 2007 and achieved 40 wins, most in school history, during a four-year span.
Taylor is also is the Associate Director for Soccer Sphere in which he works extensively with the youth programs in Hooksett, Amherst, Bow, Milford and Candia. He is also responsible for the logistical aspects for their summer, winter and school-break camps. Taylor holds a NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advance Youth Diploma, and a USSF ‘D’ License.
He has completed a Master’s Degree in Sport Management and a Certificate in International Sport Management from SNHU in 2010. During his Master’s program he completed his internship with the New England Revolution in their Soccer Operations department. He is currently pursuing his second Master’s Degree in Finance from SNHU.
Taylor resides with his wife, Erin, in Salem, NH with their daughter Lulu and two bulldogs, Paddy and Journey.
Elie Monteiro - Director of Coaching Girls
Elie Monteiro ’97 was named the third head coach in SNHU women's soccer program history on April 29, 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. Over UMass Lowell’s final eight years as a member of the NE-10, Monteiro compiled a 78-54-23 (.577) mark, and in 12 seasons as a head coach, he stands 100-110-32. A two-time NE-10 Coach of the Year, Monteiro was honored in 2005 and again in 2009.
Over his 12 seasons with the River Hawks, Monteiro coached three All-Americans, 37 Northeast-10 All-Conference selections, seven NE-10 All-Rookie Team selections, two Goalkeeper of the Year winners, one Rookie of the Year and one Defensive Player of the Year. In 2008 and 2011, the women’s soccer program won the Griffin Award as the River Hawk women’s program with the highest GPA.
The first full-time head coach in River Hawk women’s soccer history, Monteiro was an assistant with the men’s and women’s programs at UML from 2000-01 before taking over the reins of the women’s team. 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. He received his degree in Sport Management. Previously, he played two seasons at Massasoit Community College where he was an All-Region performer.
Monteiro also enjoyed a six-year professional career as a starting defender for the Phantoms of New Hampshire, helping the team to a record of 102-60-6. He was a two-time USL All-Tournament Team selection. Later, he would coach the Lady Phantoms of New Hampshire from 2003-05.
Born in Dakar, Senegal and raised in Brockton, Mass., Monteiro currently resides in Manchester with wife Claudine, daughter Isabella Rose, and sons Sebastian and Oliver.
Khano Smith, a former professional soccer player who spent a total of six seasons in Major League Soccer, was named to the SNHU men’s soccer staff in the summer of 2015.
Smith, a 2003 graduate of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., appeared in a total of 100 games for the New England Revolution, first from 2005-08 and again in 2010. He spent the 2009 season with the New York Red Bulls, and played for Lincoln City FC in Lincolnshire, England late in 2009. Smith is a veteran of the Bermuda National Team, playing in 32 games from 2003-2011.
A two-time NSCAA All-American, Smith was the Player of the Year in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (now Conference Carolinas) as a junior and senior at Lees-McRae. In addition to his professional soccer career, Smith has worked with the Revolution as a Youth Development Player Coordinator as well as a scout for the first team. He has also served as an analyst on the Revolution postgame show on Comcast Sports New England.
Smith graduated from Lees-McRae with a Bachelors in Sport Management.
After wrapping up a standout four-year career with the SNHU women’s soccer program, Ariel Teixeira enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Penmen.
A four-year starter for Southern New Hampshire, Teixeira, a Warren, R.I. native, finished her career with 25 goals and 25 assists for 75 points, placing her seventh in program history in assists and 10th in career points. Just the third four-time All-Conference recipient in program history, Teixeira garnered Northeast-10 First Team honors in each of her final three seasons and was named an NSCAA Third Team All-American as a senior. Teixeira was also a three-time NSCAA First Team All-Region selection as well as a member of the NE-10 All-Academic Team as a senior.
A three-time First Team All-State selection at Mount Hope HS, Teixeira tallied 17 goals and eight assists as a senior en route to leading the Huskies to a Division I state title.
Teixeira graduated in 2012 from SNHU with a degree in Sport Management.
Adam Perron was named to the SNHU men’s soccer staff in the summer of 2015.
Perron brings plenty of coaching and recruiting experience to the Penmen, as he was most recently the assistant coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. During his time at Colby, which competes in the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) of Division III, he assisted with all facets of the program including recruiting, advanced scouting, practice planning, academic monitoring, as well as the training and development of the goalkeepers. In the fall of 2014, Perron helped Colby reach the conference playoffs for the first time since 2011, compile the best record since 2008, while the team registered in the top three in the league in goals against average at 0.80. He was also instrumental in bringing in one of the best recruiting classes the program has ever seen.
In all, Perron played six years of professional soccer -- three with the Western Mass Pioneers of the United Soccer Leagues and three with the Massachusetts Twisters of the Major Indoor Soccer Leagues (MISL). He also trained at the Beijing Sport Institute in China ahead of professional trials in Hong Kong with Pegasus and Citizen F.C. Perron was invited back for training camp with Citizen when he decided to take the Bridgton job.
A 2006 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College, Perron was a four-year starter in goal from 2002 to 2005. He was a team captain his senior season and earned All-Commonwealth Coast Conference honors during his career. Perron earned his master's degree in 2012 from Utica.
Keegan is now the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at SNHU after having played in every game for all 4 years and was the co-captain for the 2013 season. He was named to the Daktronics Second Team All-Region and Northeast-10 Second Team All-Conference selection in 2013. Keegan was named to the 2011 Northeast-10 All-Rookie team. A graduate of Norton HS, Keegan led the Lancers to an undefeated season and State Championship as a senior. He has coached at many soccer camps throughout MA during the last several years.
Orri is currently a Graduate Student pursuing an International MBA in Economics and is a forward on the 2015 SNHU Men's Soccer team. Orri hails from Iceland where he recently graduated from the University of Akureyri. Last year he appeared in 10 games off the bench, recorded 5 goals and 10 total points. He was named to the Northeast 10 All-Championship Team.
Morgan is a currently a Senior midfielder/forward on the 2015 SNHU Woman's Soccer Team. She has started and appeared in most the SNHU games over the last two years.
She is a 2012 graduate of Brockton HS where she lettered in soccer and basketball…played soccer for coach Andrea Tassinari…finished as the Boxers’ all-time leading scorer with 89 goals and 30 assists for 119 points…tallied 27 goals and nine assists as a senior while leading Brockton to a 14-3-2 record and a Big Three championship…two-time All-State selection…three-time Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic…two-time team captain…daughter of Hernani and Jennifer Branco…father played football and soccer at Bridgewater State…brother Jordan played for the men’s soccer team at SNHU from 2010-12
Steve was a 4 year starter for Plymouth State University. He is currently the head coach at Wilton Lyndeborough Coop HS where he has won 2 State Championships and was honored with the NHIAA Coach of the Year Award in 2009. He has been at Wilton Lyndeborough for the last 6 years. He previously had coached at Nashua World Cup for 4 years and enters his sixth year with the club.
Matt Correia recently completed his fourth season with the Daniel Webster College Mens Soccer and third as head coach. Correia guided the Eagles to a nine-win season in both 2011 and 2013, the second highest single season wins totals in program history, ending with trips to the NECC semifinals. The Eagles have reached the postseason in each of his seasons at the helm. He was the program's top assistant in 2010 as the Eagles posted a 12-6-1 overall record, won its second consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) tournament title, and earned a first ever at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Correia is a 2010 graduate of UMass Dartmouth with a degree in human resources and a minor in marketing and owns a Master's degree in Business Administration from Rivier University. He played four seasons and served two years as team captain appearing in 67 of 68 possible contests. Over his final two seasons the Corsairs posted a combined record of 22-11-3 and reached the championship game of the Little East Conference in 2009.
A native of Dracut, Mass., Correia was an all conference selection as both a junior and senior at Dracut High.
Gabe was a four-year starter at Southern New Hampshire University from 2004 to 2008. He captained SNHU to the league and conference championships in 2008 under Coach Hubbard. In 2009 he signed his first professional contract for the Western Mass Pioneers (USL-2). He also played professional indoor soccer for the Louisville Lightning (PASL) and finished fifth on the team in points (8 Goals, 11 Assists). He has made a total of 6 appearances for the New England Revolution (Two-Reserve matches, and four pre-season matches). He was invited to pre-season by Coach Heaps of the New England Revolution (2012) and was on trial for a month and got the honor to play against the likes of David Beckham, Edson Buddle, and the LA Galaxy. Gabe and his wife, Katrina Alicia Mercier, have one son, Benjamin Galileo-Carlos Mercier
Mark played soccer at Phillips Academy Andover. He started coaching career in 1993 and joined the Amherst Soccer Club as a coach for the BU9 team in 1994. He has coached soccer in NH for the Amherst Soccer Club, the Nashua World Cup Soccer Club and the Inti Soccer Academy during his coaching career. He holds both a USSF National D and Youth license. Most recently, he has supported ASC as a U10 and U11 coach and is presently our U10 player pool coordinator.
Jamie has extensive experience coaching and training youth soccer for various clubs in central and southern NH since 2000. Coach Pendleton was named the 2011 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year by New Hampshire Soccer Association. She received the award after leading the Londonderry United Girls U12 team to a state championship and the tournament’s sportsmanship award.
Pendleton is a founding board member of Inti Academy of Manchester, a nonprofit that gives academic and soccer opportunities to the inner city children in Manchester. Currently she is the Director for the program as well as an afterschool teacher and soccer coach.
A skilled collegiate soccer player, Jaime played Division 1 soccer for four years at the University of Hartford, which won the America East championship in 2003, and made three NCAA conference appearances during her tenure there.
In 2004, Ms. Pendleton graduated from the University of Hartford with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education and is a certified teacher with eight years of experience. Six of those years were in the Manchester School District (2007-2013) and two in Nevada. She received the Rookie Award (2006) and the Teacher Appreciation Award (2007) for her teaching at Jacob E. Manch Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.
Myles is currently a Junior at SNHU and hails from Gevelsberg Germany. Myles is one of SNHU's goalkeepers and is assisting in one of our coaching pools as well as serving as our goal keeper trainer.