JSSA is pleased to announce our new Boys and Girls Directors. As you will see below, both Don and Jim have a wealth of experience that will take JSSA to new heights in 2014 and beyond!!
Don Griffin - Girls Director
Don is the current Director of Coaching for Natick Soccer Club, as well as the GU14 JSSA Wanderers and GU16 JSSA Wanderers head coach. At his time in Natick, Don has helped Natick Youth Soccer become a powerhouse in the state. Don holds a NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas and has coached at both the high school and youth level for over 20 years. Don has his Masters Degree in Education.
James Hopkins - Boys Director
James is currently the men's head coach at Dean College in Franklin. Before taking over the men's job, Jim coached the women at Dean College for two seasons after spending time as the men's assistant at the University of Southern Maine. Jim is very fmailiar with club soccer, having been the Director of Coaching for Maine Metro FC, as well as coaching at Bayside FC in Rhode Island for the last 4 years. Jim is also an ODP coach for the state of Massachusetts. Jim holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma, as well as a USSF 'A' license. He will be coaching the BU16 JSSA Republic team this Spring season.