Meet Our Coaches!

U8 B&G, U12 G, U14 G, JV/V- Coach Brian Buczek

Brian Buczek, is the Director of Coaching and U-12 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.

Next, Buczek worked at Middlebury College as the 1st assistant for two seasons.  While at Middlebury; the Panthers went 25-6, recorded 9 shutouts, (team record...

U10 B&G- Coach Angie Faraci

Coach Faraci and her Peoples High School Soccer team won the 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 Diploma. 

For the past 25 years she has coached various levels: thirteen years with the Nordic Premier Soccer Club as a both a staff coach and head coach for...

U12 Boys- Coach Andrew Lafrenz

Andrew Lafrenz enters his fourth season leading the Johnson women’s soccer program.

Lafrenz led his group to progressive improvement in his first season, culminating in a thrilling double overtime victory over SUNY Canton in the season finale.  The lady Badger continue to battle each year and improve in all aspects of the game.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Lafrenz had a successful six season stint at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, compiling a 39-69-5 (23-19-2 NECC) record to become the program leader in career victories. He guided the men's soccer program to new...

U14 Boys- Coach Wade Jean

Wade Jean heads into his 11th season at the helm of the Saint Michael's men's soccer program in 2020, and his ninth since returning to the institution for a second stint after also guiding the team in 2006 and 2007. The 2020 season is Jean's 21st 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.

The Saint Albans, Vt., native also serves as the Saint Michael's Department of Athletics' tickets manager. Jean was...