BLACK WATCH PREMIER BURLINGTON COACHING STAFF


RUBEN RESENDES


Director of Coaching

U14 Boys/U16 Boys/U19 Boys Coach
UVM Men's Assistant Head Coach


Ruben Resendes comes to Burlington after spending the previous six seasons with the New England Revolution Academy. During his tenure with the Revolution Academy, he also served as the Regional Development School Coordinator, where he focused on curriculum and player development. In 2008, Resendes played for the Revolution Academy's inaugural team. He was the first Revolution Academy graduate to return to the program as a coach.
 
As head coach at Dean College, Resendes helped lead the Bulldogs to their most successful stretch in program history with a 33-3-1 (.917) record. In 2016, he guided Dean to an 17-2-0 overall record and earned an invitation to the USCAA National Tournament. Resendes was recognized with the NJCAA All-New England Coach of the Year award.
 
Resendes played collegiately as a midfielder at Southern New Hampshire from 2009-12, including three of Dow's four seasons as an assistant coach with the Penmen. 
 
Following his successful career with the Penmen, Resendes played professionally for Tindastoll FC of Iceland's Úrvalsdeild.

KRISTI LEFEBVRE


Director of Girls Coaching

U16 Girls Coach
UVM Women's Head Coach


In her first three seasons as the head coach of the Catamounts, Kristi Lefebvre guided the UVM Women to three straight trips to the America East Tournament, a first in the program's history.  During Lefebvre's tenure, UVM has qualified for the America East Playoffs in five out of her first six seasons, including a trio of trips to the semifinals.

A former University of Connecticut and Colchester (VT) High School standout, Lefebvre came to Vermont after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She was also a member of the FSA SoccerPlus FC staff with Tony DiCicco, the former U.S. Women's National Team coach.


As a player, Lefebvre helped UConn win three Big East Regular Season titles and two tournament championships in her four years.


Lefebvre holds several coaching credentials including a USSF "A" License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma, the highest coaching badges awarded by each organization. She is also a member of the Region 1 Olympic Development Program Coaching Staff.

RON McEACHEN


Technical Director

​​​​​​​U8 Coed Coach


Ron McEachen, known to most as "Keach", has served over 30+ years as a National Staff Coach for both the NSCAA and USSF, 40+ years as a successful collegiate coach, and many years as a youth soccer club director.


A 1969 graduate of West Virginia University, Keach was a first-team All-America before going on to a professional career (1971-78) with the New York Cosmos and Miami Toros of the NASL and the Connecticut Wildcats, Pittsburgh Miners, and Rhode Island Oceaneers of the ASL.
 
Keach began his coaching career at Middlebury College in 1976, moving to UVM in 1985.  He left Vermont in 1995 to join the staff of the New England Revolution of the MLS. He then took over the Skidmore College program in 2000. At the collegiate level, Keach earned over 300 wins during his illustrious coaching career.

ROB DOW


U8 Coed Coach
UVM Men's Head Coach


After five seasons as Associate Head Coach, Rob Dow was named UVM Men's Head Coach in 2017. Vermont reached new heights with Dow on the sidelines in 2016. After winning the second-most games in a single season (14), the Green and Gold hosted an NCAA Tournament game for only the third time in program history.
 
In addition to the 2016 NCAA Tournament success, Dow helped lead the Catamounts to an America East regular season title in 2012, its first in 23 years, and an America East Championship in 2015.
 
Dow came to Vermont after spending four years at Southern New Hampshire University. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Penmen men's soccer program and was elevated to associate head coach during the 2010 season. Dow spent two seasons as head men's soccer coach at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.  
 
He also played professionally with the Ottawa Wizards and then the New Hampshire Phantoms. 

BOB DAY


U12 Boys/U12 Girls Coach
Academy Trainer



KEITH MOORE


U10 Boys/U19 Boys Coach
UVM Director of Quality Control


Keith Moore joined the Catamounts coaching staff as the director of quality control in August of 2017. His roles include maximizing and monitoring multiple facets of the program encompassing opponent scouting, on-field performance, academic performance, along with tactical and logistical input. Moore comes to Burlington after spending the previous six seasons at Elmira, including the last four years as head men’s soccer coach. In 2015, Moore architected one of the greatest turnarounds in program history, transforming a one-win club into an Empire 8 contender in a single season. 
 
Prior to his head coaching tenure at Elmira, he served as head coach at Keystone College for two seasons. His leadership in guiding the Giants to the playoffs was recognized by his peers as he was named CSAC Coach of the Year. Moore was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Maine and teammate of Rob Dow from 2000-03. After his collegiate experience, he went on to play for the Brooklyn Nights in the Professional Development League of the United States Soccer League.
 
He holds United States Soccer Federation 'B' License and NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma.

CARTER LINCOLN


U12 Boys/U16 Boys Coach
UVM Men's Assistant Coach


Lincoln returns to UVM after spending the past two years at Clarkson University as an assistant men's soccer coach. On the sidelines with the Golden Knights, he helped the team attain its first winning record in 15 years and the best conference record in program history last season. Additionally, he coached three All-Liberty League selections a year ago, including two on the All-Liberty League First Team.
 
A 2015 graduate of Vermont with a degree in community and international development, Lincoln played three seasons with the Catamounts after transferring from Division II Southern New Hampshire University. In his three years with Vermont, Lincoln played in 38 games with nine starts as a midfielder and defender.


Lincoln, a native of Essex Junction, Vermont has been coaching soccer in the Northeast since 2011. In New Hampshire, he worked with the Bow and Hooksett youth soccer programs. Upon returning to Vermont, Lincoln started coaching with Synergy FC, the club he grew up playing for. With Synergy, Lincoln helped coach U10 to U17 players. During his time at Clarkson, Lincoln coached the FC Freeze U16 boys team. Lincoln will complete his master’s degree from Clarkson in environmental policy and governance this summer and he also holds a USSF "D" License. 


CONNOR SKEHAN


U12 Boys/U14 Boys Coach
UVM Men's Student Assistant


Skehan has been coaching with Blackwatch for three years after joining the UVM Men's Soccer staff as a student assistant in 2015. He holds a USSF "D" License.