Now in his 28th year on the Middlebury coaching staff, Saward has developed one of the most consistently successful soccer programs in the country. He has led the team to 24 postseason appearances in 27 years, including five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances ('94-'98).
The '07 season was a magical one for the Panthers, as they captured the program's first NCAA Championship. Middlebury set a new school record with 18 wins against just two losses and a pair of ties. The Panthers also won their second NESCAC Championship. Following the season, Saward was named the New England and National Coach of the Year.
Saward earned Regional Coach of the Year honors after leading the team to an NCAA Sectional Final. Saward was honored by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) with the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award, given annually for long-term service to soccer.
Saward has also guided the team to a pair of ECAC Championships in '86 and '99 and the inaugural NESCAC Championship in '00. He was named the New England Coach of the Year in 1985, 1986, 1996, 1998 and 2007. He also has more wins than any other coach in Middlebury soccer history with a career record of record of 300-94-43 over 26 seasons.
Before joining the Middlebury staff in 1985, Saward was an assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for two years. He has also coached or directed several soccer schools and summer camps. Saward, who is director of coaching for the State of Vermont and chair of the NCAA tournament committee for New England, is a Senior Staff Coach with the NSCAA national coaching staff. He is a certified soccer coach of both the British and Canadian Soccer associations and holds the NSCAA Advanced Coaching Diploma. Saward earned his bachelor's degree in education at the University of London and his master's at Springfield College.
Entering his ninth season as head coach of the men’s soccer program, Werner piloted the Spartans to an undefeated North Atlantic Conference season in 2010, and earned his third NAC Coach of the Year award. He has led the Spartans to three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championships – 2004, 2007, 2008 – and three NCAA Division III Tournament berths.
Werner has coached three NAC Players of the Year, and produced multiple all-conference players. In addition to conference honors, Werner's teams have consistently produced members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region teams, as well as NSCAA Scholar-Athletes and NAC All-Academic recipients.
Along with all of those honors, Werner’s clubs have earned two Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Tournament bids and two NAC All-Sportsmanship awards.
Werner is the All-time winningest coach in Vermont high school history, earning a 346-108-31 mark in 31 seasons at Arlington Memorial High School.
Werner was named NFICA National Coach of the Year in 1995, NSCAA New England High School Coach of the Year four times, was a six-time VSCA Vermont High School Coach of the Year and five-time Marble Valley League Coach of the Year.
Malcolm Wilson returns to Vermont ODP for his fourth year coaching the U13 boys. Wilson brings a wealth of soccer experience having provided 20 years of high level youth coaching in the US and abroad including 4 years at Fulham FC coaching at the Boy's Development Center and the Girl's Academy, Nordic SC and most recently Vermont Premier Soccer. He also has 5 years of semi-pro playing experience in England. Coach Wilson holds United States Soccer Federation A, B, and C licenses, USSF National Youth license, USSF National GK license, a UEFA B license and English FA Prelim Coaching Certification.
Coach Haddox is entering his 3rd season with the Vermont Olympic Development Program. While having lived and coached in Vermont since 2003, Coach Haddox was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio, playing his entire career with top programs in the soccer-rich area, including AC Puma, Falcon Elite and The Internationals. Following a college career that saw Coach Haddox both captain his squad and earn All-Conference honors, his career ended with a second torn ACL while playing semi-professionally for the now defunct Wadsworth ACE squad in Ohio.
After years spent with a whistle in hand refereeing matches around the country, Coach Haddox is currently the Head Coach of the Harwood Union High School boys program, leading the team to a State Championship in 2007 as well as multiple final four and state final games in subsequent years; most recently being name the Capital League’s Coach of the Year in 2011. Coach Haddox’s teams have the reputation as controlling possession and playing a simple, highly-skilled match that often dominates opponents. Each season that he has been at Harwood, Coach Haddox has helped several players develop the fundamental skills and match understanding that have placed them into college programs across the country. “More than anything else, I want my players to be able to understand and appreciate the game for a lifetime, not just win a single match because they were faster or bigger; the beauty of the game is in understanding it, seeing it flow and develop – I want my players to get that.”
Coach Haddox holds the National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches of America as well as the National-D license from the United States Soccer Federation. Coach Haddox is also a Senior Staff Coach with Capital Soccer Club from Central Vermont working with the U16B and U16G teams. “ODP offers our kids such an amazing opportunity to play with and be seen by some of the best players and coaches in Region 1; honestly, it’s an opportunity that you just don’t see in “normal” competition in a state with our population density. Moreover, I really feel that Vermont has made, and continues to make, huge strides in its ODP teams with dedication from the Vermont Soccer Association, coaches and support from all levels of the program; I’m looking forward to another successful season.”
Stephanie Haddox (Mead)
Originally from Rochester, NY, Coach Haddox played her club ball with the Rochester Ravens Youth Premier Program. As former captain at UVM, she earned a starting spot in the Vermont defensive unit as a freshman and never left the lineup. She played in all 72-career games, earning 69 starts. As a senior, Haddox anchored a Catamount defense that posted a 1.35 goals against average as a team and allowed just 26 goals in 2004, the best mark since 1996. She was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team in 2004. Haddox also earned a spot on the Brown and Gold All-Tournament Team in Laramie, Wyoming after helping the Catamounts win the tournament championship.
Coach Haddox graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and was presented with the Seman’s Trophy by the UVM Athletic Department as a senior. The prestigious honor is presented to the senior male and female student-athletes who have demonstrated a high level of athletic achievement and who earned the respect and regard of fellow students for leadership, loyalty, and service to the university. The UVM Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Department named Haddox the Student-Athlete of the Year in 2005. The honor is presented annually to a female student-athlete who has made significant achievements in her sport, academic and service to the campus community.
Haddox served as the assistant coach with the University of Vermont division 1 women’s program from 2007-2009. For 3 seasons, Coach Haddox was responsible for the team's video analysis, recruiting, and assisting with travel accommodations, as well as on-the field defensive tactical play.
Coach Haddox holds the National Coaching Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In 2011, Haddox was honored with the Capital Soccer
Club’s “Impact Award” for her hard work and dedication to the club’s youth players.
Coach Haddox begins her 9th year with the Capital Soccer Club out of central Vermont. In her time with the club, Coach Haddox has worked with nearly every age group from U10-U18, and on both the girls’ and boys’ sides. Coach Haddox led the U17 girls to a State Cup victory in 2008 and was on the sidelines when the U12 Boys team competed in the 2011 Regional Tournament in Pennsylvania. She is honored to coach for the Olympic Development program again in the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Tamayo returns for his 8th year with Vermont ODP. Tamayo has coached locally for a number of different teams at a variety of levels, including the Nordic Spirit Soccer Club for the past eleven years, working with players ranging from U10 to U17. He has worked as a South Burlington High School coach for four seasons, as an assistant coach for St. Michael’s College, and currently in his first season as an assistant coach with Norwich University. Tamayo is an ODP Region I Staff Coach as well as a regionally-certified coach through the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
Originally from Mexico City, Tamayo played at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, helping the Rattlers go 10-2-3 in 1982 while winning the NAIA District 4 championship, before earning his associate's degree from Champlain College, his bachelor's degree from Johnson State College, and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from the American College of Education.
Andrew McCabe returns to his second season coaching with Vermont ODP. He will continue to head up the Goalkeeping training sessions as well as coaching with our boy’s teams. Coach McCabe is also the Men’s Head Coach at Johnson State College. As an assistant coach for eight years at Middlebury College, he was part of the successful coaching staff leading the team to several NCAA appearances as quarter finalists in 2008/2010, finalists in 2006/2009 and the NCAA National Champions in 2007. McCabe was an All New York State player in his youth but his collegiate career was cut short due to a car accident.
Coach McCabe has been involved in coaching premier youth clubs in Vermont with teams from Middlebury and Far Post SC. McCabe holds a NSCAA goalkeeping certificate and NSCAA National Coaching Diploma.
Coach Stone returns to Vermont ODP after spending last year abroad in England. While in England, he served as head coach of Cambridge Women’s FC. Currently, Stone is a staff coach with the Region I Olympic Development Program and has been a head coach with Capital SC since 2009.
Coach Stone played four years of Division I soccer with the University of Evansville. He has been coaching in the United States since 1999 with a succession of youth teams in Indiana, Washington D.C., and Vermont. Stone is a licensed English FA Coach and hold certifications from the USSF including the National Youth License.
A Vermont native, Bradley grew up in Charlotte, VT and played her high school career at Champlain Valley Union. A strong believer in the benefits of the ODP program, she played ODP for 5 years throughout her career. Bradley went on to play at UVM and quickly earned the starting goalkeeper spot in the Catamounts lineup. Her freshman year, she was named to the 2006 America East All Conference team. She went on to become the team captain and MVP her senior year, holds the record for career minutes played, and ranks second for most career saves.
As a coach, Bradley has been a mentor to many young goalkeepers in the area running individual training sessions, working with area clubs, and at various camps coaching goalkeepers. During college, Bradley co-coached the Nordic U-12 & U-13 girls premier teams to state cup victories. In 2011, she was a goalkeeper coach for Far Post and was also an assistant for the U-16 girls premier team. She holds a USSF E License and is set to complete her D License in 2013.
Originally from Shelburne, VT, Milbank played for Champlain Valley Union where she was selected to the All-New England team as a junior and was an All-American selection, NVAC Metro Player of the Year, and Gatorade player of the year as a senior. She played her club soccer with Nordic and was a four year member of Vermont ODP. She went on to play at UVM and was a key member of Vermont's defense and central midfield appearing in over 60 matches. She was a two-time captain, and named to the America East All-Academic team in 2010, identifying her as a key element to the team both on the field and in the classroom.
Milbank began her club coaching career with Far Post as the U13 girls' club coach in 2011. She currently coaches the U15 girls' club team and assists with both the U14 girls' club and the U17 girls' premier teams. She also was the assistant coach for the Lyndon State College women's team for the 2012 season. Milbank holds a NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification and is planning to pursue her USSF E and D coaching licenses this winter.