Adrian Dubois: Director of Coaching & U14 Boys Coach

Black Watch Burlington is excited to announce the new addition of Adrian Dubois to the technical staff. Dubois replaces Ruben Resendes as the Club's Director of Coaching. "We are ecstatic to have Adrian on board. He has history with the Club, and one of the greatest qualities I remember about him was his passion for the game and willingness to support others," stated BWP Director of Programming Steve Freeman. "Adrian will be an asset to the UVM program, BWP Burlington and the Burlington community at large."

Adrian Dubois comes to Catamount Country after an impressive five-year head coaching stint at St. Joseph's College in Standish Maine. In his four seasons, the Monks accrued a 71-25-9 record, captured three GNAC crowns, and earned the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win. SJC owned a 42-game unbeaten streak over the past two seasons – the fifth longest in NCAA Division III men's soccer history. He was named GNAC Coach of the Year three times and earned United Soccer Coaches New England Staff of the Year honors in 2017. In 2018, Dubois also coached club with Seacoast United Soccer Academy as their u19 Developmental Academy Coach. The year before, Adrian won a Club National Championship with Seacoast
United Mariners in 2017.

Prior to a one-year stint with the Beacons of UMass.-Boston, Coach Dubois worked for two years as an assistant at University of California-San Diego, a program which competes in one of the top NCAA DII conferences in the country. He has also worked with the New England Football Club in Boston and The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego and, in 2012, earned an internship opportunity with the Newcastle United Football Club.

Dubois certainly brings a wealth of high-level playing experience to the position. A native of Acworth, New Hampshire, he played collegiately as a four-year starting midfielder at University of New Hampshire after earning New Hampshire High School All-America and Gatorade Player of the Year accolades following his senior season at Fall Mountain Regional High School. Dubois went on to play professionally for several clubs, including a three-year stint with the San Diego Flash of the National Premier Soccer league and, most recently, the Los Angeles Blues of the United Soccer League. Along the way, he earned ‘Invite Only Trials’ with a pair of Major League Soccer clubs: the New England Revolution (2009) and San Jose Earthquakes (2012).

Dubois earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at UNH in 2009 has a USSF National ‘C’ Coaching License and is currently working towards obtaining his 'B' License.

Lauren Bernard: U12 Girls & U16 Girls Coach

Black Watch Burlington is thrilled to welcome Lauren Bernard to its coaching staff. Lauren will be Head Coach of the U16 and U12 Girls teams for the club beginning in the Winter/Spring 2018-19 season.

Lauren is entering her third year as an assistant coach with the UVM Women's Soccer team. Bernard helped the UVM women's soccer program to new heights in 2017. The Catamounts made their first ever appearance in the America East Championship Game and became only the second team in the history of the league to earn a title game berth as a No. 6 seed. The 2017 Cats ended the season with a 9-9-2 overall record, their highest win total since the 2004 campaign. In 2016, the Catamounts made their second consecutive trip to the semifinal round of the America East Tournament, a first for the program. 

"We are excited to have Lauren join our coaching staff at Black Watch Burlington," said Ruben Resendes, UVM Men's Soccer Assistant Coach and Director of Coaching for Black Watch Burlington. "Lauren's coaching experience, playing experience and overall enthusiasm and great energy is going to help the club strengthen and grow our Girls program."

Bernard joined the UVM staff after a four-year starter at Boston College. A defender/midfielder for the Eagles she started every game she played (81) and finished her career with 29 points on six goals and 17 assists. She ranked third on the team in scoring as a sophomore and junior and helped BC reach the NCAA Tournament three times, including an Elite Eight appearance in her sophomore season. Bernard was named the Boston College Rookie of the Year in 2012.

A two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Vermont, she was a two-time NSCAA All-American at Colchester High School and a member of the U.S. U14 and U18 Youth National Teams. She was also a member of the ODP Region I Team from 2005-2012.

FC Stars and Black Watch Premier strike collaboration agreement

Acton, Massachusetts - The nationally-renowned youth soccer club in the New England region, FC Stars, and Black Watch Premier (BWP), with locations in both Albany, New York and Burlington, Vermont have reached understanding on a collaboration agreement for 2017-2018. The two Nike Clubs have strong histories in developing players who compete at the highest level, whether US Youth National teams or at collegiate levels. Both clubs will work together through a coaching education platform to enhance player instruction and programming. The clubs will operate joint technical training centers for player identification and development and joint events such as inter-club showcases and tournaments. This collaboration links the I-90 corridor from Boston, Massachusetts westward to the Capital Region of New York

"I am extremely excited at the opportunity to work with the staff at FC Stars. Their first-class reputation and attention to detail are cornerstones of their high-quality operation. This is a great opportunity for our players at BWP and our staff," stated Executive Director and Founder of BWP, Steve Freeman. "Enhancing pathways and opportunities for our players and staff members is always at the forefront of our objectives with the Club. This does just that. It brings high-quality people to the table together to create better opportunities for everyone," stated Freeman.

FC Stars Director of Coaching, Jason Dewhurst, expressed, "FC Stars is very excited about the relationship with Blackwatch Premier and the possibilities it brings for the future. Their leadership has the same beliefs and development philosophy as we do. We feel this relationship will blossom into something great for the players in both organizations and for players based along the I-90 corridor."