Meet The Coaches!

Brian Buczek

Founder | Director of Coaching | U8 Girls & Boys, U14 Girls, U19 Boys

Brian Buczek, is the Director of Coaching and U8 Girls + Boys, U14 Girls,19 Boy's head coach for Vermont United Soccer Academy.  Brian's coaching career started at Johnson State College at the age of 23.  He spent six seasons at JSC qualifying for playoffs all six seasons and reaching the conference finals on two occasions.  During those seasons, Brian was named Mayflower Conference "Coach of the year" twice and led 21 players to all conference selections.

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Kyle Verchereau

General Manager | U14 Boys & U19 Girls

Kyle Verchereau is one of the State's most dedicated young Coaches. A student of the game who excelled on the High School and College Soccer field. Kyle specializes in position specific functional training and tactical development; his experience ranges from youth development through High School and College levels...

Briana Stadler

U10 Girls

Bris coaching career began shortly after graduating college. She was recruited by the Lamoille girls’ varsity program based on the strong recommendation of her college coach. Since joining as an assistant varsity coach in 2017, she has helped lead the team to the playoffs every year, including reaching the quarterfinals 3 times.  

 

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Heather Gardner

U10 Girls

Coach Heather's love of soccer started at the age of 4. She grew up in NJ and played soccer all over the
Tri-State area. She played on the Olympic Development team, was a alternate for the US National...

Norm Peterson

U12 & U19 Girls

This will be Coach Norm’s Second Season with Vermont United

John “Norm” Peterson is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.  In his second season with the team, Coach Norm oversaw a team that produced two all-conference players, two conference players of the week, and a...

Steve Towne

U16 Girls

Beginning a soccer career at U-32 High School, Steve would excel and be named as a VT All State Player.  The path to a higher level soccer education came as Steve became a member of a nationally ranked and recognized college program at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire.  As a...

Wade Jean

U16 Boys

Wade Jean heads into his 12th season at the helm of the Saint Michael's men's soccer program in 2021, and his 10th since returning to the institution for a second stint after also guiding the team in 2006 and 2007. The 2021 season is Jean's 22nd as a college head coach, having also coached at NCAA Division I Duquesne University for nearly a decade. In fall 2018, Jean began a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Committee as the East Region's representative.

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Gordon Dixon

Goalkeeper Academy

For the past 20 years Gordon Dixon has coached at various levels: He started as a youth coach with the Stowe Soccer Club while at the same time he worked with the Stowe High School Boys Varsity team as their goalie coach.  Coach Dixon has been working with the Stowe High School Soccer Teams off and on for the past 20 years in various capacities; goalie coach, assistant coach and one year as the head coach.  During his tenure there the team has won seven division III state championships and one Division II state championship....

Angie Faraci

VTUSA Support

Coach Faraci and her Peoples High School Soccer team won the 2022 + 2020 Boys Division 3 State Title!  Angie is the first Women to win a Boys Championship in Vermont and we are sure this is not the last.  Angie was recognized as Vermont Small School Coach of the Year for the second time (2017, 2020) as well as 2020 Vermont Soccer Coach of Year!  Faraci holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National...