The Delaware Soccer Club is currently accepting applications to join our Board of Directors. The position offers the opportunity to play an active role in the management and continued growth of the club. Directors are elected for three year terms and are expected to attend monthly meetings (currently Tuesday evenings) and other special events as necessary.
If you are interested in the volunteer position, please download the application and forward to our office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 1424 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216.
Delaware Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to promote the development of youth in our community through participation in athletic competition. Our goal is to provide activities that offer recreational, social and physical development for children of all skill levels. We are committed to providing participants with the opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive and safe environment. Delaware Soccer Club encourages and promotes ethical and moral behavior, good sportsmanship, community involvement and good citizenship.
President: Garrett Timms
Soccer Field Operations: Marty Knauss & Dan Donovan
Finance: Jaime Salcedo & Joelle Leclaire
Development: Ayesha DeMond-Angell
Marketing: Dotty Mayle
House League: Rich Scherer, Jr.
Travel League: Brendon Dickman
Adult League: Frank Callocchia
Frank Callocchia - Frank C. Callocchia is a local attorney and a member of Callocchia Law Firm, PLLC. He has been a member of the Delaware Soccer Club Board of Directors since 2016. He holds a USSF “D” Coaching License and has been involved as a volunteer coach with DSC for several years. He has played and coached soccer at the youth and amateur club level as well as the collegiate level. Mr. Callocchia presently chairs the DSC adult soccer programs committee, overseeing the adult in-house winter indoor league.
Ayesha Demond-Angell - Ayesha Demond-Angell is a survey Analyst with Mathematica Policy Research, while carrying much volunteer service, including former fundraising chair of the Trenton Community Foundation, co-chair for Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reunion and executive committee secretary for Elmwood Franklin School.
Brendon Dickman - Brendon Dickman began playing for the Delaware Soccer Club in elementary school and played for the club through high school. He currently resides in Snyder, NY with his wife and two children, both of whom play for DSC. He has coached nearly 10 years for DSC and is currently serving as as VP of the DSC Travel Program.
Dan Donovan - Dan Donovan has served in numerous capacities for DSC throughout the years and currently assists primarily in overseeing soccer field operations, while serving as a Buffalo Firefighter.
Marty Knauss - Marty Knauss, a longtime member of DSC, as both a coach and Board member has served multiple roles for the club and currently assists in overseeing soccer field operations, bringing experience as Project Leader for Lehigh Construction, Inc.
Joelle Leclaire - Joelle Leclaire fittingly joins the DSC Finance Committee, as she currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Buffalo State. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Social Science, is a member of numerous economic associations and has edited and authored multiple books and articles on the subject.
Kate Mayhook - Kate Mayhook has been actively involved with DSC for many years as both a House League Coach and Travel Team Manager for both her children's many DSC teams, while serving as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach for DYouville College.
Dotty Mayle - Dotty Mayle currently teaches 4th grade in the Frontier Central School District, while also running her own business, Oh Goodie!, creating custom goodie bags and gift baskets. She is active throughout the Buffalo community and assists DSC in all it marketing and social media efforts.
Jeffrey Reed - Jeffrey Reed joins DSC while serving as Senior Compliance Analyst for M&T Bank. Along with his Sports Management degree and MBA, he brings a wealth of soccer knowledge, coaching experience and game day operations proficiency.
Jaime Salcedo - Jaime Salcedo is a current auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Prior to his career at Deloitte, Jaime graduated with a master’s degree in accounting from Medaille College in 2016, where he also played on the varsity soccer team for 4 years. As a native soccer player from Akron, NY, Jaime joins our board in the hopes of further advancing DSC and the game of soccer within the Western New York Region.
Rich Scherer, Jr. - Rich Scherer Jr. is a partner at the law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP where he concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and general business counseling. Rich and his wife Megan reside in North Buffalo with their son Richie, who plays U4 house with DSC.
Garrett Timms - Garrett Timms joined the DSC Board in 2015 and has handled the role of VP of the House Program, while coaching numerous seasons and multiple teams in both the House and Travel programs. He brings a strong sports medicine and exercise science background.
Jennifer Yund - Jennifer Yund, a teacher for over 20 years, has been involved with soccer for even longer as a player and coach. She brings grant writing experience along with experience on numerous committees, including Shared Decision Making, APPR, Sunshine Club, DASA and the National Technical Honor Society.
DELAWARE SOCCER CLUB STAFF
Manager of Delaware Soccer Club: Bret Stothart - Stothart joined DSC in 2017, bringing an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Niagara University and a Sport Management Bachelor's degree from Springfield College. His prior working experience includes serving as Director of Communication and Media Services for the American Hockey League headquarters, and multiple positions at the university level, including Head Coach, Intramural Director, Sports Information Director, Equipment Manager and Health and Physical Education Instructor. He currently resides in Buffalo with his wife Natalie and two young sons, Ben and Jack.
Director of Coaching: Brendan Murphy - Murphy brings a wealth of soccer experience with him to DSC, including Director of Coaching at both Amherst Soccer Club and Orchard Park Soccer Club. He is the Head Coach at D'Youville College with Goalkeeper/Assistant Coaching experience in Division I with Niagara University and the University at Buffalo. He also served as Head Coach of FC Buffalo and Goalkeeper Coach for the Rochester Rhinos. Murphy currently lives in Williamsville with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Nora and Lincoln.
Technical Director: Asani Samuels - Samuels' background includes four years of Division I soccer, including three Regional All-American Honors and the Canisius Male Athlete of the Year Award. He competed for multiple years of professional soccer, earning the USL Finals MVP Award after leading the Rochester Rhinos to the 2015 USL Championship. He has coached many different levels at various clubs and has been a valuable presence on the DSC sidelines for more than five years.
Director of Programming: Rey Martinez - Martinez brings to DSC 16 years of professional soccer experience. The Cuba native competed for the Cuban National Team for three years before signing with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He later competed in the United Soccer League appearing in 60 games for the Rochester Rhinos and five with the Carolina RailHawks. He went on to compete professionally indoors for nearly 10 years and also serves as Assistant Coach for the Rochester Lancers of the Major Arena Soccer League 2 (and National Premier Soccer League). Martinez also currently serves as Assistant Coach for the D'Youville College Men and Women's soccer teams.