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Coach Michele Lee

Michele is the Danbury Sports Dome's Sports Activity Coordinator & Head Coach of our softball program. She is a December 2019 graduate from Sacred Heart University where she studied Marketing & Sport Management and played on the nationally ranked club softball for 3 years. There, she was a Club Sports Student Manager at the Bobby Valentine Athletic & Recreation Center as well as a game day operations intern for the Division 1 Men’s Volleyball team. A Connecticut native, she attended New Fairfield High School and played 4 years of varsity softball, receiving the SWC Leadership Award for her work in softball, captain position in volleyball, and working with operations for various other athletic programs. She has over a decade of playing experience playing for a multitude of travel organizations including Danbury Crush, New Fairfield Fire, CT Xplosion, and the Valley Vipers. She received pitching and batting instruction from All-Star Batting and USA Elite Training. Michele also attended a pitching clinic at UCLA where she received one-on-one work with coaches and players including Kelly Inouye-Perez, Lisa Fernandez, and Ally Carda. Currently, she is coaching with the Bethel Travel Softball Program. She was an assistant coach and co-head coach of the 12u team the past two years and has taken over as head coach of the 10u team for this upcoming season. She is certified by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), ACE Coaching & SafeSport

 
 
Coach Jason Torres
 
Premier Coach & Goalkeeper Coach
Head Coach: 2008 Red Sky & 2007 Blue Wave
Coaching Experience:
- Eastern FC Goalkeeper Coach since 2012
- Eastern FC Premier Coach 2015-2016
Education:
- Eastern FC Alumni
- USSF National 'D' License
- NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
- USSF National Youth License
Playing Experience:
Manhattanville College Goalkeeper (2007-2011)
 
 
 
 
Coach Billy Piela
 
Over 30 years of coaching experience
 

- Played professionally in the Netherlands & Austria

- Austrian National Team Manager

- Coached Division I Hofstra University

- Instructor at Bucky Dent's Baseball Camp

Delray Beach, Florida

Worked with Major League players before the start of spring training

- Minor League Baseball Coach for the Elmira Pioneers

- Former International Scout for the Montreal Expos

- Current Varsity Coach at Trevor High School in NYC

- Runs travel teams out of NYC & Westchester