Colin Griggs is formerly the Head Coach of the girls' soccer team at Hebron Academy (ME) and the Black Rock FC Residential Academy girls' team at High Mowing School (Wilton, NH). During his time, his teams at Hebron had success including a berth in the 2016 and 2017 New England Prep School Athletic Council's tournament. For Hebron, it was just their second and third berths in the tournament, and they reached the 2016 Final. At High Mowing, Colin helped lead the Black Rock FC girls' team to claim the title at the Generation Adidas National Cup in February 2020. Colin received his Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA during the summer of 2005. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2006 where he played on the men's soccer team for four years. After graduation, he was the Assistant Athletic Director at Indian Mountain School and the Head Coach of the girls' soccer team when they went undefeated in 2008. Colin is moving back to Connecticut during the summer of 2022 with his wife Sarah and their two sons, Raleigh (4) and Henry (2).
Jessie Giegucz - Co-Director
Jessie Giegucz is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at NCAA Division II, Slippery Rock University. Jessie has recorded a 76-34-9 (.682) record over 6 seasons at The Rock and has spent 12 seasons at the collegiate coaching level, beginning her career as an assistant at Shippensburg University, then moving to Wisconsin for one season as the head coach at Northland College. Jessie graduated from Dickinson College in 2007 being named to the Centennial Conference All-Conference team for four playing seasons, reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2005, and continuing to be on the record book for Dickinson College and the Centennial Conference for goals, assists and points amassed. Jessie lives near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband Geoff and their daughter, Gigi (1).
Richard "Buddy" Drew - Certified Athletic Trainer
Buddy Drew serves as the Head Athletic Trainer as well as a teacher at Marianapols Preparatory School in Thompson, CT. He has been at the helm of the Sports Medicine Department for 15 years and developed the program at Marianapolis from literally nothing to what is known as a “Safe Sport School, 1st Team '' by the National Athletic Trainers Association. At Marianapolis, Buddy has worked with all levels of athletes, from young aspiring athletes to Division I professional prospects. Prior to Marianapolis, Buddy worked at Southern New Hampshire University. While there, he worked with all of their division II teams but specifically traveled with the Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, and Men's Lacrosse teams. Buddy completed his undergraduate degree at Merrimack College. He was a member of their football (American football) team while completing internships with many different teams most notably their Division I hockey program. Buddy's first summer as FC Sarum's Certified Athletic Trainer was in 2011. Buddy lives in Thompson, CT with his wife, 3 boys, and goldendoodle.
Matt Kastilahn started working as an assistant coach for FC Sarum in the summer of 2013. He played soccer for four years at Hamilton College and graduated in 2018. Following graduation he started work at Kent School, his alma mater, as an English teacher, coach, and dorm parent. He was the head coach of the Boys Varsity Soccer team as well as the Girls Varsity Squash team for the 2019-2021 school years. He now lives in New York City working at Trinity School as a coach and teacher.
Casey Ftorek is the Head Boys' Soccer coach at Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, MA) where he started in the fall of 2019. Prior to his time at the helm of the Penguins, he spent nine years as the Assistant Coach at Hebron Academy (ME). He was part of the coaching staff that won back-to-back NEPSAC Class C titles in 2016 and 2017, going undefeated in both seasons. During his playing career, Casey won the NCAA National title and was an All-American during the fall of 2007 at Middlebury College. He was also on the men's hockey team, which made the NCAA Final during the same school year. Casey lives in Ashburnham, MA with his wife, Katie, and daughter, Bayley Bean.
2022 - ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBERS Erica Ludwikowski - Graduate Assistant, Slippery Rock University Women's Soccer Kelsey Lynch Matthew Moore Abby Moore Jeremiah Minier Margarita Miyares