SEACOAST UNITED NORTH NAMES MATT BUTCHER HEAD OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

January 24th, 2019

TAMWORTH NH - Seacoast United North (SUN) today announced that Matt Butcher will become Head of Player Development at the club ahead of the spring 2019 season. Matt serves as an Academic Dean, Lower School Dean, and Girls' Varsity Soccer at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro NH.  Matt arrived at Brewster in 2001, and is the Academic Dean, having previously taught English from 2001-2017 and served as English Department Chair from 2007-2017. In 2006, matt received the Career Growth Award, and he earned the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008.  Since 2002, Mr. Butcher has coached the girls' varsity soccer team. During his tenure, Brewster girls' soccer teams have won 12 Lakes Region championships and six New England championships while compiling an overall record of 217 wins, 43 losses, and 21 ties. Coach Butcher holds a USSF national C license. In 2011 and 2016, he was selected as the NSCAA New Hampshire Prep School Coach of the Year; he also was selected as the NSCAA Regional Prep School Coach of the Year in 2011.

Jamie Killeen, Program Director and Head Coach stated, “Matt is a perfect fit for what we’ve been looking for, a knowledgeable soccer coach with experience and success.  Matt knows our program very well and offers great perspective to the student athlete.  I am excited to welcome Matt to our growing group of coaches, he is a fantastic addition and will add a new dimension to the club”.  

Seven Seacoast United players played for Coach Butcher at Brewster Academy last year, and Seacoast United runs 2 residential camps at the school during the summer months.

Also announced this week was the addition of Moultonborough Academy Boys’ Varsity Head Coach Eric Porusta. Coach Eric will assist with the High School Player Development Program that began earlier this year.  Killeen commented “Adding well respected local High School coaches to our ranks helps validate the growth and success of our programs here in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley Area of NH, and in such a short period of time too.  It’s been great to see Eric attending local sessions over the winter months, and introducing his players to the Seacoast brand.  We are very pleased to have him on board”.    

Coaching Assignments and Team Offerings Spring 2019

Seacoast United North will expand their offerings this spring to include two High School aged teams, who will both play in the New England Premiership (NEP).  Teams will also compete in the Northern New England Soccer League, a player development/feeder league to the NEP.  

Coach Team/Age Group League
Jamie Killeen 02/03/04 Girls (High School) NEP
Rob Aguiar, Asst by Eric Porusta & Mike Rogers 03/04 Boys (High School) NEP
Jamie Killeen, Asst by Nick Jaques 04/05 Girls NNESL
Jeff Burnham, Asst by Tye Feaster & Bryant Lehr 05/06 Boys NNESL
Jeff Burnham 2007 Boys NEP
Jim Copenhaver, Asst by Ned Schwartz 2008/U11 Coed (Emerging Talent) NNESL


Seacoast United North runs programs at numerous locations throughout the Mount Washington Valley and Lakes Region of New Hampshire with a home base at The Nick in Wolfeboro NH.

For more information regarding Seacoast United North, please contact Jamie Killeen via email: jkilleen@seacoastunited.com or phone: 603-986-0655.

About Seacoast United North
Seacoast United North Soccer Club is an affiliate of Seacoast United Sports Club located in Hampton NH. Entering its 27th year in 2019, Seacoast United Sports Club is one of the largest youth sports organizations in the New England region.  SUSC began with the simple objective of providing equal opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.  From fielding its first soccer teams in 1992, the Club has grown to include Field Hockey (1999), Baseball (2011), Softball (2013), and Lacrosse (2018). Over the years, the Club has adopted a unique philosophy with an emphasis on providing an environment where players could learn the game and develop over time.  In addition to teaching players the fundamentals of the game, Seacoast United has always made it a point to prepare players off the field just as much as on it.  This model of practice has played an integral role with all of the Club's sports, and helped in growing the Club's footprint significantly through numerous programs in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Seacoast United now operates two outdoor facilities, and eight indoor facilities covering the region from Bangor, ME to South Shore, MA.  Learn more about the programs offered by each of our clubs by searching our website at www.seacoastunited.com.