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Danny Goncalves comes to Chelsea Piers Connecticut as a creative and knowledgeable director whose passion for the sport of volleyball is based on more than 11 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels. He began his career as an assistant coach at Shelton High School, where he helped lead the Boys’ team to two Connecticut State Championships, 3 SCC titles, and 2 consecutive undefeated seasons. From 2007-2010, Goncalves returned to his alma mater, the University of New Haven, where he served as the Men's Head and Women's Assistant Coach. During his tenure, Goncalves helped lead the Women's team to two Northeast-10 Conference Championships, as well as a berth into the NCAA Division II Elite 8. Most recently, Goncalves coached at Sacred Heart University as an Assistant for both the Men's and Women's programs, contributing to the Women's NEC Conference Championship.
As an athlete, Goncalves started his career at Shelton High School, where he was named to the All-SCC 2nd Team for the 2000-2001 season. Goncalves went on to play at the University of New Haven from 2002-2006, where he was a versatile and integral leader. Post-college, Goncalves played professionally in Portugal for Castelo da Maia, a 1st Division league team. Goncalves has a unique perspective having been a true utility player throughout his career. He has spent time on the court as a libero, opposite hitter and outside hitter, giving him a wide range of skills and the ability to coach a number of positions.
Brian Bertucci joined Chelsea Piers Connecticut after graduating from Manhattanville College where he played Varsity Basketball. Brian is a 2007 graduate of Eastern Regional High School where he was named All-Conference three times, All-South Jersey three times and All-State twice on the volleyball court, earning Courier Post New Jersey Player of the Year honors as a senior. Brian also won two conference championships during his four years as a starter for the volleyball team. Brian learned the game from his father Bob Bertucci, who has been a Division I head coach for 32 years and was part of the USA National Team coaching staff for eight years.