Queen City FC is excited about the staff that we have put together to work with our players for the upcoming season. Many of our coaches have experience coaching or playing at the collegiate and high school levels. In addition, most all of our coaches have a vast amount of experience in working at the club level as well. Below is a list of coaches as well as bios on some of our staff.
Shane Bufano - President/Director of Coaching
Shane Bufano is the founder and current Director of Coaching for Queen City FC centered in the greater Burlington area. Bufano started the club in 2011, and has helped to develop it in a short time from 3 teams to its current membership of 20+ teams and over 300+ youth players from U8-U19 (Boys and Girls). Recently, Bufano earned two of the Vermont Soccer Association’s highest honors as he was named VSA Administrator of the Year in 2016 and the VSA Girls Coach of the Year in 2013. Bufano currently coaches as an assistant coach with the Women's Soccer team at Saint Michaels College under Wendy Elles.
In addition to his DOC duties, Bufano has coached a variety of teams throughout the club both male and female from U-10-U19. He has guided his teams to several club tournament finals and championships throughout his time at various levels.
Bufano has also worked as a coach with the South Burlington High School Boys Soccer program in South Burlington, VT. During his 5 seasons at South Burlington, the Rebels have made 3 VT Division 1 State Championship appearances, capturing two State Titles (2011, 2014).
As a player, Bufano earned several accolades as a forward for Green Mountain College including in 2005 and 2006 when he was awarded with All Conference Honors 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 3 three seasons finished with 24 goals and 8 assists after a knee injury cut his final season short in 2007. 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 winning two state titles (2002, 2003). He also played several years with Nordic Soccer Club, and was a member of Vermont ODP for 3 seasons.
He holds several coaching certifications such as: the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (pending), 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 our club 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 helped lead his U-14 Girls team during the 2016 Spring Season on the first QC National Trip, as the team toured the United States for 10 days competing and sightseeing. The group visited several cities such as: Cincinnati, OH, Nashville, TN, Lexington, KY, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY.
Prior to arriving in Vermont, George was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Kings 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.
After King’s College, George moved to Vermont where he landed a coaching gig with Rice Memorial High School spending 4 seasons with Ed Demulder. Additionally, George also spent 4 seasons with the Far Post Soccer Club where he coached several boys and girls teams.
As a collegiate player, George competed for Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. At Green Mountain, George was a 2-time USCAA Academic All-American.
Coach George holds his USSF D License.
Terry Wetmore - Director of Boys Program
Terry Wetmore has over 20 years of coaching experience with various schools and clubs in Vermont and Indiana. He is currently the Director of the Boys Program at Queen City FC working with the boys coaches. He is also the founder of the Champlain Valley Futsal League (CVFL), where many of the QCFC teams compete in the winter. Wetmore joined QCFC in 2013 and has led several of our teams to league and tournament championships at the Division 1 and 2 levels.
Before coming back to Vermont, Wetmore coached various age groups with the North Spencer Soccer Association in Santa Claus, Indiana over 8 seasons ranging from U-10-U-18. He served as the Club President for the North Spencer Soccer Association for 4 years (2005-2009) and led many areas of the clubs curriculum.
Additionally, while in Indiana, Wetmore also coached at Heritage Hills High School and Middle School in Lincoln City, Indiana from 2005-2009.
Coach Wetmore holds his USSF National D License.
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. For Queen City FC, Moon coaches several younger boys teams with the club.
Moon is currently the South Burlington High School Boys Varsity coach as he enters his 7th season with the Rebels. While at SBHS, Coach Moon helped lead the program to their first State Championship in 20 years in 2011. In 2014, he helped lead the Rebels again to a state title, posting the best record in school history at 16-1.
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.
During the 2015 season, Moon was named the Metro Coach of the Year in Vermont.
Coach Russ joins Queen City as a coach with both boys and girls teams in the club. Russ is currently the JV Girls Coach at South Burlington High School. Prior to coaching at Queen City, Russ helped coach with the U8 program at Nordic Soccer Club.
Russ has four children (including 2 twin daughters who play in the club).
Russ holds a USSF D License.
Originally from Bedford, NH, Aubrey joins the Queen City FC staff after a 4-year career as the starting goalkeeper for Saint Michaels College.
Aubrey works with several girls teams in the club and is our Girls Director of Goalkeeping. She is a mainstay for the club during the fall and spring seasons.
Additionally, Coach Aubrey was named the goalkeeper coach at Burlington High School during the 2016 fall season.
Coach Aubrey holds a USSF E License.
OTHER COACHES (BIOS COMING SOON)