Our Coaches

2016 LUSC Coaching Staff


Boys U15/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.

U15 Assistant Coach:  Joe Ward

U14 Assistant Coach:  Jeremy White


Boys U11

Head Coach:  Dan Dufourny

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. 

Assistant Coach:  Jim Martin


Boys U10 Select

Head Coach:  Niles Erickson

Niles Erickson grew up playing soccer on various club teams in the Greater Nashua area. He played varsity soccer for 3 years at Alvirne High School and then played NCAA Div. II at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

Niles then traveled and worked abroad for 6 years, during which time he volunteered with youth programs in Costa Rica and helped operate an English teaching program in China. Upon returning to New Hampshire in 2014, he first coached soccer at Londonderry Middle School where his Boys M team won a division title. He currently coaches Boys JV at the high school and has coached Boys U11 and U10 for LUSC.

Niles currently holds a USSF “E” license


Boys U10 Club

Head Coach: Marcus Wright


Boys U9

Head Coach:  Karen Astell


Boys U8 Select

Head Coach:  Chris Gingrow

Chris is a native of Londonderry where he was a multi-year All State soccer player in high school and member of the Class L state championship team his sophomore year.  He played multiple years in NH ODP, was a member of the Northeast Soccer Club which competed in tournaments in Western Europe, and later played regional premier out of Manchester.  Chris is a graduate of Keene State College where he was a 4-year soccer team starter as midfielder and forward.  He has coached several youth teams in NH and MA.  Chris works for a pharmaceutical company in Cambridge, MA and resides in Londonderry with his wife and 3 sons.  

Chris holds a USSF Class "E" License

Assistant Coach:  Mike O'Donnell


Boys U8 Club

Head Coach: Joe Vago

Assistant Coach: Mirann Kirlay


Girls U14 Select & Club

Head Coach:  Erin Dallas

Erin Law grew up playing rec and club soccer in Londonderry before heading to Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa., where she had a distinguished college career, helping the Lady Defenders to three NCCAA Division II National Titles. As a freshman, Erin was a CSAC First Team and All-America selection. In 2010, Erin was CSAC Second Team, All-Conference, and Player of the Year for the NCCAA II East Region and All-American. Erin topped off her college career in 2011 as NCCAA Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year, in addition to NCCAA East Region Player of the Year; Outstanding Player of the National Tournament, Second Team All-CSAC; and NCCAA All-American Team honors.

In 2012 and 2013, Erin played internationally for the Crusaders Premier/Reserve Team in Northern Ireland. She has coached locally for LUSC as well as for the Carnmoney Girls, a youth club in Northern Ireland. While in Ireland, Erin earned the Irish Football Association’s Level 1 coaching certification, which includes First Aid/CPR Certification and Safeguarding Children and Young People.

U14 Assistant Coach: Jim Law

Jim grew up in Plaistow, NH playing for Timberlane Regional HS where he played both soccer and baseball. He attended Rollins College and played two seasons for Daytona Beach in the Florida rookie league after being selected as a non draft player at an open baseball tryout for MLB. After returning to NH and settling in Londonderry Jim started his soccer coaching career for Londonderry United. He also coached Southern NH International winning three state championships and many tournament championships from Maine to Florida. He has his USSF "E " license and also holds UEFA coaching certificates. Jim is an ACT, NCCA Certified Personal and is CPR, First Aid, Concussion and AED certified. 


Girls U10

Head Coach:  Joppa Frasch


Girls U9

Head Coach:  Melissa Nickola