Coaching Staff

Tom Rivet – Varsity

Dan Chagnon – Varsity

Jeff Chagnon – Junior Varsity

Dan Phelan – Freshman



Coach Rivet:

Coach Rivet has more than 28 years of coaching experience at the high school, club, and college level. He has earned both an “A” Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation and has twice earned the “Advanced National Diploma” from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In March of 2013 Coach Rivet earned the “Director of Coaching” Diploma from the N.S.C.A.A.

In six years as the boys Varsity Soccer Coach at East Longmeadow H.S., his team won two League Championships, four Western Mass. Division II Championships, and reached the State Championships twice.

In 2006 Coach Rivet assumed the position of Varsity Soccer Coach at Chicopee High School.

In 2007 his team recorded the most program wins since 1988 en route to the League Championship and the Western Mass Division One Semi-Finals. In the seven years as the Head Coach at Chicopee High his teams have won three Division One League Championships  including an undefeated season League Championship in 2008. His teams have qualified for the M.I.A.A. State Tournament 6 times reaching the Semi-finals on four occasions.

For the past four seasons the Chicopee High School Boys soccer team has also earned the M.I.A.A. academic “Gold” Awards for Academic Excellence, and in 2012 the team earned national academic recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America when the team was named as one of 180 boys teams to be awarded the “National Academic Excellence Award”.

Coach Rivet coached club soccer for the Western United F.C. for seven seasons.

His U-15 team was a State Cup Finalist in 2000. They were also Two-Time State Cup Champions as U-16 & U17’s, and the Region One U-16 Finalist in 2001. The boys U-16 team was ranked sixth in the United States of America and Second in Region One. In 2008 his U-18 team was a State Cup Semi-finalist.  In 2009 Coach Rivet coached the U-16’s to the State Cup Finals and as U-17’s, his team won the Oakwood Premier Invitational, was a Finalist at the MSSL Invitational, and was a State Cup Semi-Finalist.

Coach Rivet’s club teams have competed in tournaments across the country including; the Disney Showcase, FL; The Jefferson Cup, VA; the Potomac Cup, MD; Kirkwood, DE: the Capital Cup, MD; the Tampa Sun Bowl, FL; the MatchFit Invitational, NJ; the Oakwood Premier, CT; and the M.S.S.L. Invitational tournament, NJ.

In 2000 his W.U. team traveled to England for a 10 day, 4 game playing tour. In 2002 his Western Mass Jr. Pioneers U-17 boys team was the Undefeated Super-Y League New England Regional Champion, which earned them the privilege of competing in the National Championship Tournament located in Raleigh, NC.

On three occasions Coach Rivet’s teams have earned Sportsmanship and Fair Play Awards.

In 2003 he served as the Westfield State College Men’s Soccer Coach. He has also served as a local soccer referee for ten years.

Coach Rivet is the current Boys Soccer Coaches Representative to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Senior All-Star Game Coordinator for the Western Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association. In 2011 Coach Rivet joined the Board of Directors as a Regional Representative for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association.

In 2011 he was honored by the Pioneer Valley Soccer Official’s Association for his dedication & commitment to the sport of soccer and was presented with the prestigious Larry Briggs Award.

Coach Rivet was recently selected as the 2013  Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association State “Coach of the Year”.


Coach D. Chagnon:



Coach Masse:



Coach J. Chagnon:

There is 1 Comment

  1. Mattie
    - July 29, 2013

    I always knew you were the Best! Congrats to you and your team! Take Care!

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