2019/2020 MHYSC Board of Directors

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Mark Fonovic

President

Mark become President of MHYSC at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and is in his first term. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and has held various positions on the board. Mark was the Equipment Director, Vice-President Business and Administration prior to becoming president. Mark played at MHYSC as a young boy and returned as an adult as a competitive Head Coach in 2009 with the 2000 boys and in 2014 became Head Coach of the 1999 boys.

Mark holds several coaching licenses including his Canadian National B Part 1 License. Mark became a Match Official in 2010 and has officiated at the OUA level and OFSAA tournaments. He is currently the club’s Club Head Referee working to ensure MHYSC’s match officials are compliant with Long Term Official Development guidelines. Mark is also a Discipline and Appeals Chair within Ontario Soccer. Mark currently coaches Life Kinetik at the Club’s Academy and assists with the U14 rep boys team. Mark volunteers his time in the soccer community to grow the game of soccer locally.

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Peter Douliou

Vice-President, Business and Administration

Peter became Vice-President of Business and Administration at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. He has served on the MHYSC Board since 2015 and held various positions. Peter was Full Field Director and Equipment Director before being elected to his current role as V.P. Business and Administration.

He was the team manager for the 2007 Girls Mount Hamilton Academy team for five years. Peter also coached House League soccer for one year.  Peter has previous volunteer experience with Stoney Creek Minor Hockey Association.

Peter volunteers to support MHYSC and wants to be a role model for kids in the community.

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Bradley Parris

Vice-President, Development and Operations

Bradley was elected as Vice-President, Development and Operations at the Annual General Meeting in October 2018. As VP, Development and Operations he oversees all the functions on the pitch including player and coach development. This is his third position on the board, he started in IT, moved to Director of Player Development and is now VP.  Bradley has been on MHYSC’s board for seven years

Bradley played for MHYSC while growing up and has been coaching with MHYSC on both the girls and boys Competitive side for more than 13 years. He volunteers weekly with a boys youth group for children in grades 5 and 6. Bradley is on the board as he enjoys giving back to the community and helping develop the children in our community.

 

Claudio Cicchetti (CPA, CA, CBV)

Finance

Claudio was elected as finance director to the Mount Hamilton board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting in October. He played soccer as a child with Hamilton Sparta and Dixie Soccer Club (Mississauga). Claudio attended Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan where he played soccer for 4 years on a soccer scholarship.

 Claudio has volunteered in the community as an assistant coach with the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs 2003 Hockey Team from 2012 to 2014 and is a coach within the initiation program (IP) at the Stoney Creek Minor Hockey Association. He has been a house league coach with Mount Hamilton and is an assistant coach with the under 8 girls academy team. 

 Claudio decided to join the board as his children have now started to enjoy the game he grew up playing and he wants to give back to the community in which allowed him to play “the beautiful game”.

 

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Dominic Mccollum

Secretariat

Dominic is in his first year with the Board and was elected as the Secretariat at the 2019 Annual General Meeting in October. As young boy growing up in Ireland, Dominic’s family moved to Hamilton where his parents immediately enrolled him in MHYSC. He has been part of the club for more than 18 years, both as a coach and a youth player, where he played rep with the club in the OYSL until U18.

Having kids brought him back to MHYSC where he has been coaching his first of three daughters since 2014, and is currently in his fourth year with the Academy as an Assistant Coach for the U10 Girls. He enjoys his time as a volunteer coach and often helps out with other age groups within the club. Dominic is a National C-License Trained Coach and is committed in using his experience as a player and coach to develop young players in Hamilton.

Soccer has given him a lifetime of memories and taught him many lessons along the way, which he wants to pass on to his own children. As a Board member, Dominic realizes how much this club means to the local soccer scene and wants to ensure soccer continues to thrive in Hamilton.

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Tom Filipovic

Information Technology Director

Tom has been on the MHYSC Board for two years and was elected to his current post as IT Director at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Tom wants to use his technical background, to make it easier for MHYSC members to get access to the club and the information they need. He played soccer as a child until the age of 14 and reconnected with the game again in his mid 20s and hasn’t looked back since. Tom has coached for 12 years and recently became a referee to continue participating in the beautiful game.

Tom chose to join the board because this club has given so much to his two boys who absolutely love playing soccer and the coaches they have had over the years. He views this as an opportunity to give back to MHYSC and help make it better for future generations of local soccer players.

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Norm Miller

Marketing and Communications Director

Norm joined the MHYSC Board in 2013 as a Director at Large, before moving into his current role of Marketing and Communications Director in 2014. He has volunteered at the club since 2010 coaching boys and girls teams in house league and has coached a 2005 Boys Rep Team at MHYSC for six years. He played youth soccer at Nepean Hotspur and two seasons at Laurentian High School in Ottawa. Norm has worked previously in sports with the Canadian Football League, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2003 Road World Cycling Championships and a sports marketing agency, and is still active with Cable 14 on their Hamilton Bulldogs television broadcasts and other local sports productions.

Norm decided he wanted to volunteer at the club as a coach to be involved with his two children and to help pay it forward for all the people who coached his teams when he was young. Norm is on the MHYSC Board to help grow the game of soccer in Hamilton and in Canada. Part of his spark to joining the Board was watching Canada lose a men’s World Cup Qualifier game 8-1 to Honduras which eliminated them from 2014 World Cup Qualifying.

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Anthony DiCroce

Advertising and Sponsorship Director

Anthony was elected to the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club board as Advertising and Sponsorship Director in 2019. He has played soccer his entire life, playing as a youth at the provincial level with Saltfleet Soccer Club until the U19 age group.

He is still active in the game as an adult, playing mens league, and is currently playing in the Hamilton Oldtimers League with Proto Soccer Club. Anthony has coached both house league and at the Academy level with MHYSC. He is currently coaching his daughter’s U9 Academy team and his son’s U12 Academy team at MHYSC.

Anthony is coaching soccer and involved as a board volunteer to provide himself with a fantastic way to give back to the community which provided him with the pathway to play soccer for life.

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Fabrizio Digiammartino

Full field Director

Fabrizio joined the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club Board in 2019, being elected as Full Field Director at the Annual General Meeting. He grew up playing soccer with Mount Hamilton playing in the provincial OYSL level as a youth.

Fabrizio went on to player Canadian Inter-university Sport soccer at Brock University in St. Catharines. After university he played in Hamilton’s men’s league and provincial soccer and currently plays for Hamilton Italia in old timers first division. He is in his second years as an assistant coach for the MHYSC academy and brings 15 years of coaching experience in basketball, hockey and soccer to the position.

Fabrizio joined the board as his son is now playing U9, and wanted to give back to the club that gave him so much growing up.

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Patty Morgan

Micro / Mini Field Operations Director

Patty has been Micro / Mini Field Operations Director at MHYSC  for the past four years. She is a full time Community Counsellor/Life Coach and a busy mother to a wonderful daughter who also plays soccer.

She has played soccer for a few seasons and spent many proud, rainy, early weekend mornings on the sidelines watching her daughter. Patty knows by watching that soccer promotes teamwork and really does not have a language barrier. It can bring many different walks of life together as well as people from all over Ontario successfully.

 

Rhian Dodds

Scheduler

Rhian was elected to the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club Board as Scheduler at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. He brings a wealth of experience to the club as a coach and a player.

Rhian played youth soccer for MHYSC and Oakville Soccer Club. At the age of 15, he travelled to Manchester, England to go on trial with Manchester United’s YTS program. He received a full soccer scholarship to Big East and Northeast Conference (NEC) schools and was the NEC 2002 player of the year. Rhian represented Canada at the U20  level,  at the U23 Francophone Games and was a member of  Canada’s Men Gold Cup squad in 2005. He went on to play professional soccer in the Scottish Premier League between 2003 and 2010 for Kilmarnock Football Club.

Rhian has two daughters who were a part of MHYSC and a son who is currently involved with MHYSC Academy. He wanted to be able to coach and be a part of the club in a greater capacity in order to give back to the Hamilton soccer community!

 

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Eugene Mazzuca

Director of Player Development

Eugene was elected to the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club Board as Director of Player Development at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. He played youth soccer for MHYSC and Dixie Soccer Club, winning a Canadian National Championship with Dixie. He went on to attend Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh on a soccer scholarship.

Eugene’s local soccer experience includes being a Player / Coach for Hamilton Serbians in Ontario Soccer League, currently plays for Hamilton Italia in Oldtimers soccer and is a former member of Grassroots Soccer Board. He has been a MHYSC Academy coach for the past six years.

Eugene felt joining the MHYSC board was a great opportunity to continue to give back to our Hamilton Soccer Community and ensure there is a clear pathway for our local soccer players. He is passionate about the game of soccer and his goal would be to give young Hamilton athletes the opportunity he was given through soccer.

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Jonas Scott

Discipline Director

Jonas is in his third year as a MHYSC board member and is the club’s Discipline Director. In this role he is responsible for any necessary disciplinary action to coaches and players in MHYSC’s house league and also supports any coaches and players from the club who face disciplinary hearing at the Hamilton District level. Jonas played soccer as a youth and was the assistant coach for the 1999 boys for six years, and was an assistant coach for the 2001 girls.  He is currently a match official for MHYSC and Hamilton MJ league.

Jonas coached hockey for seven years at Mount Hamilton Minor Hockey and also volunteered with The Bright Run. He joined the board as he enjoys the sport of soccer and likes to be involved at all levels of soccer, from coach, to match official to board member. Jonas feels that being on the board allows him to make a positive contribution to the sport of soccer in his community.

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Bernie Godin

Tournament Director

Bernie joined the MHYSC Board in 2018 and was elected as Tournament Director at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. He has been involved in soccer for more than ten years. Bernie has served as manager of the 2000 girls team at MHYSC for four years.

Bernie coached house league and hockey for more than 15 years and was also involved with the Burlington Barracuda’s senior AAA 5 years In the CWHL. He is on the board because he wants to help young players enjoy the game.

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Craig Blondin

Director at Large

Craig has been on the MHYSC Board for two years and supports the club’s business development and strategic planning activities. He was previously on the Board of Directors with the Gilkson Park Community Association (Gilkson Soccer). He has volunteered his time to Gilkson Park, Professional Women Council and the Inclusion Change team at Rockwell Automation.

Craig joined the MHYSC board as he believes it’s important to help get kids kicking a ball and staying active.

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Rocco Pugliese

Director at Large

Rocco became part of the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club Board in 2019, being elected as Director at Large.

Rocco has been involved with Mount Hamilton for a number of years. He has been a sponsor of MHYSC teams for ten 10 years, coached house league for four years, and was a coach with the 2006 girls rep team for five years. Rocco is currently assisting with the 2008 and 2009 boys MHYSC Academy teams for the last three years.

With his experience coaching at all levels at MHYSC from house league to academy to rep, Rocco is hoping to bring new ideas to the club to help continue to move it forward.

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Dan Mazzuca

Equipment Director

Dan is in his first year on the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club Board as Equipment Director, being elected to the role in 2019. He brings experience as a player and coach to his position.

Dan played his youth soccer in Hamilton before going on to play five years of Canadian Inter-university Sport soccer, playing four season at Brock University in St. Catharines and one season at Laurentian University in Sudbury. He has coached more than ten years of high school soccer in Hamilton and for the last three years has been coaching boys teams in the MHYSC Academy.

Dan has two young boys who are a part of MHYSC and he wanted to be able to coach and be a part of the club in a greater capacity in order to give back to the Hamilton soccer community!

Past Presidents

We would like thank our past presidents for all their dedication and hard work to get us to where we are today

Cliff Marshall

1964 – 1977

Mary Morris

1977 – 1979

Ray Maxwell

1979 – 1980

Charlie Paul

1980 – 1981

Tony Reid

1981 – 1986

Rick Makins

1986 – 1992

John DeSantis

1992 – 2007

John DiDonato

2007 – 2012

Anthony Odoardi

2012 – 2014

Tony De Luca

2014 – 2018
 
 

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