Hometown: Swansea, Mass. (and many nights in his office at Franklin Pierce); born and raised in Fall River, Mass.
Family: Wife, Kate McDonald, former basketball starter at Franklin Pierce; children Ainsley, 3, and Gabriella, 1; parents, Ana and Manuel
Occupation: Head coach of the Franklin Pierce men’s soccer team; director of the Resendes Soccer Academy based in southeastern Massachusetts.
Education: Degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University; graduate of Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass.
Soccer highlights: Four-year starter at SNHU; former head coach at Dean College in Franklin, Mass.; former assistant coach at University of Vermont in Burlington; numerous individual soccer awards
Question: “Ted Lasso” fan?
Answer:“I love ‘Ted Lasso!’ One of the things you learn iscoaching is not just what you know about the sport; it’s how you can connect with different people you come into contact with throughout your life.”