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2017 Gaelette Coaches
 
 
                                           
                   Coach Miller                             Assistant Coach Gil                                Coach Bell                                   Coach Sendra
                       Varsity                                              Varsity                                           Junior Varsity                                     Freshman


 

 


 

 

- Varsity Coach

Coach Miller begins his 12th year as Head Coach of SHS Girls Soccer.

During his tenure, the Gaelettes have posted a 127-58-25 record and have qualified ten times for the Class LL tournament, capturing the state championship in 2010. The Gaelettes have appeared in four SCC Championship games as well, capturing that championship in both 2015 and 2010.  He was selected in 2010 as Coach of the Year by the New Haven Register and the Connecticut Post newspapers. He has been twice been given the honor of coaching teams in the CGSCA's annual Senior Bowl game. Prior to coming to Shelton, Coach Miller spent 12 years as head coach of the Derby High girls program. During his tenure at Derby, his team was recognized in 1999 by the Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Association as that season's Mabel Peterson Sportsmanship Award winners. Coach also currently works with Shelton Youth Soccer and Shelton FC, coaching the current 2005 girls' premier team. For the past 23 years he has served as Soccer Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Coach Miller's laying history includes long stints with several amateur clubs in Maryland, Colorado and Kentucky after his college days (so long ago!) at Montgomery and Bellarmine colleges. Coach Miller holds a US Soccer "C" License, the NSCAA National Goalkeeper and High School Diplomas, Coaching certification from the Dutch KNVB organization and a Bronze Level Certification from the International Coaching Association.

 

- Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Gil begins his third season as our Varsity Assistant Coach.

He played his high school soccer at Central High School in Bridgeport, making the varsity four consecion.utive years. He was a three year All-MBIAC player and made All-State twice in his career. He played a year at Southern Connecticut State University and three years at Sacred Heart University. In his Senior year, he was named to the All-New England team. He went on to play amateur soccer with the well known Vasco da Gama Club. He has coached for 15 years, working with multiple teams within AYSO and SYSO. He has coached in the Victory Soccer Academy, under legendary Coach Bob Dikranian and coaches the U16 boys team for Bridgeport Premier.

 

- Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Bell returns for his fourth season at SHSGS

Coach Bell came through the Youth Academy System as a member of the professional club Cambridge United FC in England. He began with them at age 11 and played with them, earning an academy slot, until he was 18. He also played semi-professionally and made over 200 appearances for Newmarket Town FC. Prior living in the States, Coach Bell spent 4 years as a physical education teacher alongside running the Regional Development Centre for the professional football club, Cambridge United. In 2012 he came to the USA as a staff member of Youth Elite Soccer and was soon a Regional Development Director for the YES organization. After taking an assignment with YES here working with SYSO he assumed the coaching responsibilities for multiple teams across Travel and Premier before taking over as the Club's Director Of Coaching in 2015.  He holds an FA License from England and a US Soccer "E" and "D" License.