At Queen City FC, we aim to provide our players with standout coaching from a variety of seasoned and experienced coaches. Many of our staff members have years of experience playing or coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club levels, giving us the knowledge and expertise to provide all our players with a positive club soccer experience in Vermont.
*Please note - our coaches will all have assistants as will be filling these roles by the first training
|Team||Head Coach||Assistant Coach|
|99/00 Girls Premier||Shane Bufano||Aubrey Ouellet|
|00/01 Girls Elite||Aubrey Ouellet|
|2002 Girls Elite||Chris George|
|2003 Girls||Chris George|
|2004 Girls Gold||Shane Bufano||Mike Smith|
|2004/2005 Girls Black||Stewart Wright|
|2006/2007 Girls||Aubrey Ouellet||Rich Couture|
|2008/2009 Girls||Taylor Gloyd||Kaylee Sullivan|
|00/01/02 Boys||Kyle Underwood||Mike Smith|
|2003 Boys||Stewart Wright|
|2004 Boys Gold||Shane Bufano|
|2004/2005 Boys||Ravshan Temirov||Ismail Temirov|
|2006/2007 Boys||STAFF||Ethan Baldwin|
|2008/2009 Boys||STAFF||Kyle Verchereau|
Shane Bufano - President/Director of Coaching
Shane Bufano is the founder and current Director of Coaching for Queen City FC. Bufano started the club in 2011 and since then has developed the club from its original three teams to its current membership of 20-plus teams and over 300-plus youth players from U-8 to U-19 (Boys and Girls).
Currently the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Johnson State College, Bufano has earned numerous accolades in his coaching career for his work with Queen City FC, including two of the Vermont State Soccer Association’s highest honors: the 2016 VSA Administrator of the Year and 2013 VSA Girls Coach of the Year.
Prior to Johnson State, Bufano served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Saint Michael’s College for two seasons under Wendy Elles, and was a boys assistant soccer coach at South Burlington High School for five seasons, where he helped South Burlington reach three Vermont Division 1 State Championship games, winning two titles (2011, 2014).
In addition to his DOC duties, Bufano has coached a variety of teams throughout Queen City FC, both male and female, from U-10 to U-19. He has guided his teams to several club tournament finals and championships at various levels.
As a player, Bufano earned several accolades as a forward for Green Mountain College. He was a two-time All-Conference selection in 2005 and 2006 in the Association of D3 Independents Conference (AD3I). In addition, he was the runner up for Rookie of the Year in the AD3I Conference in 2005 after scoring 16 goals during his first campaign for the Eagles. Bufano led the team in scoring and points in 2005 and 2006, and over three seasons finished with 24 goals and 8 assists after a knee injury cut his final season short in 2007. Bufano holds the NCAA Division III record for goals per game among institutions classifying to Division III, and is the Eagles’ Division III era leader all-time goals and points, while also being the single-season leader in goals. He ranks in the top five all time in 13 different statistical categories. While at Green Mountain, Bufano also was a captain of the Varsity Tennis team and earned the GMC Scholar Athlete and Coaches Award (2007).
Prior to Green Mountain, Bufano played at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, VT where he was a part of the 2002 and 2003 Vermont state championship teams. He also played several years with Nordic Soccer Club, and was a member of Vermont ODP for three seasons.
Bufano holds several coaching certifications such as: the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA Futsal Level I License, USSF "D" License.
Chris George - Director of Girls Program
Chris George brings a wealth of experience to Queen City FC from the collegiate ranks. George is the Director of the Girls Program at Queen City FC and coaches various girls’ teams within the club. He led QCFC’s U-14 girls team in the 2016 spring season on the first Queen City FC national trip, as the team toured and competed across the United States for 10 days, visiting cities like Cincinnati, OH, Nashville, TN, Lexington, KY, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY.
George is currently the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Green Mountain College where he helps out with all aspects of the program. Prior to arriving in Vermont, George was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. While at King’s he also served for a year as an assistant with the Men’s Soccer Program as well.
In Vermont, George has also served as an assistant coach for four seasons at Rice Memorial High School under Ed Demulder, and also coached several boys and girls teams at the club level with Far Post Soccer Club.
George competed collegiately at Green Mountain College, where he was a two-time USCAA Academic All-American. George holds his USSF D License.
Coach Stewart Wright has spent several years coaching youth soccer in and out of the area. Most recently, Wright joined the staff at Saint Michael's College as a women's soccer assistant coach in 2016.
Prior to SMC, Wright arrived in Vermont via time in Utah. Immediately after moving to Vermont, Wright helped to lead the junior varsity girls' soccer team at South Burlington High School in the fall of 2016, as well as joining our staff where he helped lead the 99/00 boys.
While in Utah, Wright worked for several clubs and high schools, most notably as a girl’s coach at Payson High School from 2010 until 2015, and varsity and JV boys' head coach at Spanish Fork High School between 2007 and spring 2014. Wright also held previous posts with, Shooters Soccer Club and Nebo United Soccer during that time frame.
Wright holds his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "D" License and his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Diploma: Technical Development of the Competitive Player. A graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in mathematics education, Wright is pursuing a master's degree in soccer coaching from Ohio University.
David "Moon" Martin - At Large Board Member
Coach Moon has been coaching in Vermont for over 20 years as a high school and club coach. Moon is currently the South Burlington High School Boys Varsity coach as he enters his 8th season with the Wolves. While at SBHS, Coach Moon helped lead the program to their first State Championship in 20 years in 2011. In 2014, he helped lead South Burlington again to a state title, posting the best record in school history at 16-1. This past year, Coach Moon led the Wolves to the 3rd State Championship in his tenure at SBHS with a 3-1 win over St. Johnsbury in the 2017 final, finishing with a 16-1-1 record.
Prior to becoming the Varsity coach at South Burlington, Moon coached for several seasons at the JV level at both SBHS, and Burlington High School. He also was a coach for many years with Far Post Soccer Club.
As a coach, Moon has helped guide several collegiate players, and All-State Selections, including in 2014, an NSCAA All-American (Aiman Ginawi) and an NSCAA All-New England (Ismail Temirov) in the same year. In 2016, he guided the Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year (Patrick O'Hara).
During the 2015 season, Moon was named the Metro Coach of the Year in Vermont.
A Bedford, NH native, Ouellet has worked with several girls teams for Queen City FC in both the spring and fall seasons, and is the club’s Girls Director of Goalkeeping. Currently, Ouellet is the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Rice Memorial High School, and previously served as the goalkeeping coach at Burlington High School. In her first season (2017) with the Green Knights, Ouellet led the team to its first State Championship in 18 years. The Green Knights fell in penalty kicks to Milton in the state final after 2OT's and a 0-0 score. The team finished with a 15-3 record, and Ouellet was named the 2017 Lake Division Coach of the Year.
Ouellet spent her playing career at Saint Michael’s College, where she was the Purple Knights’ starting goalkeeper. Coach Aubrey holds a USSF E License.
Kyle Underwood is one of the longest tenured coaches on the Queen City FC staff having coached several age groups in both genders.
Underwood currently is an assistant coach at Johnson State College, and helped lead the Badgers in his first year to their best season in nearly a decade. Underwood helps with all aspects of the program from recruiting to training and film study.
Underwood has worked at many different levels in the club and high school coaching ranks over the past decade. Most recently as the Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Missisquoi Valley Union in the fall of 2015 and 2016. Prior to becoming the Girls Varsity coach at MVU, Underwood also served previously as an assistant with the Boys Varsity Soccer team as well.
With Queen City FC, Underwood currently plays a versatile role working with player development in many teams within the club Queen City FC. Prior to working at Queen City FC, Underwood served as the Club Director for the Missisquoi Riverhawks FC up in Highgate, Vt. While there he coached several teams within the club and ran day to day operations.
OTHER COACHES (BIOS COMING SOON)