FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 9, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Names Denis Chartier
Head Women’s Soccer Coach

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College named Denis Chartier as its head women’s soccer coach. He takes over for Ryan Angel who stepped down earlier this summer. Chartier is just the third head coach in the program’s 11-year history.

 

“I am very excited to take over the women’s soccer program at Rhode Island College,” Chartier says. “I am looking forward meeting all of the players on the team and am anxious to start the season.”

 

He has over 35 years of experience as a coach, mentor, player and referee in the sport of soccer. Chartier spent 12 seasons as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Div. I Brown University from 1989-2001. His responsibilities included player development, recruiting, scouting, goalkeeper training and practices. He is currently the assistant director and coach of the Brown Soccer School.

 

He was the head coach of the RI-USA Strikers from 2001-03 and an assistant coach with the Rhode Island United U-12 team in 1995. Chartier was a director and coach with the DMC Soccer Clinics from 1991-98. He was the director of coaching and referees for the Burrillville-Glocester Youth Soccer Association from 1983-01. He was the director of referees and coach for U-19 boys with the Northern Rhode Island Soccer League from 1977-80. He began his coaching career as the head coach of St. Ann’s School in the Woonsocket City League in 1969 and held that position until 1973.

 

He owns a United States Soccer Federation B License.

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Johnson & Wales University in 1984.

 

Chartier resides in Oakland, Rhode Island with his wife Denise. They are the proud parents of two children: Joseph (29) and Matthew (28) and have one grandchild.

 

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