WPSL: Mutiny Announce Coaching Staff

Photo credits: New England Mutiny

Photo credits: New England Mutiny

New England Mutiny head coach Roy Gurnon will return for another season after the club announced its coaching staff for the upcoming WPSL season.

Gurnon, who led the Mutiny to the WPSL semifinals in 2013, will be joined by assistant coach Jill Serafino, goalkeeper coach Joe Abele and athletic trainer Brent Dillard.

“I am excited to have Roy lead the crew once again this season,” said Mutiny Team Owner Joe Ferrara, Jr. in a club release on Wednesday. “Roy is a special person who continually gets the most out of his teams. The players love playing for him and he creates a professional & fun experience.”

Gurnon has also coached boys soccer team at Ellington High School (Conn.) for 25 years, and has led them to the Class M championship in 2007 and 2008, both of which saw his teams go undefeated. In 2009, he was a National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) National Coach of the Year Finalist.

Serfino was the head coach of the Mutiny Reserves in 2012, and has also served in various capacities for the club over the years. She completed her second year as an assistant coach at Springfield College last fall.

Abele served as an assistant coach for the Mutiny in 2006 and 2007, and has over 25 years of experience as both a goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach.

Dillard enters his second season with the Mutiny. He completed his Master’s degree in Education in 2012.

The Mutiny kick off their 2014 campaign at 7:00pm on May 17 at East Longmeadow High School when they take on the Maine Mariners.

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