Coaching Staff

Seamus Brophy
Director of Athletics

This is Seamus Brophy's eleventh year of teaching and his sixth at St. Patrick's. He competed at the highest level himself at John Jay High School, where he was, All League, All Section, captain and MVP of the football team in 1994 and captain, MVP, All League, All Section, and All-American in lacrosse in 1995. He received his bachelors degree from SUNY Purchase and his master of artsin teaching from Manhattanville College and spent five years teaching at Rye Country Day School before coming to St. Patrick's.

Damien Williams
Assistant Director of Athletics 

Damien Williams is entering his second year as a member of the St. Patrick's physical education and athletic departments. A native of Pittsburgh,Pa., he received a bachelor of arts degree in management information systems from Thiel College. While at Thiel, Damien was a four-year player and captain for the men's basketball team. He also earned a master of science degree in instructional leadership with a concentration in sports management from Robert Morris University. Damien spent the past five years at Sewickley Academy as a teacher, coach, and senior school advisor. In his five years working at the high school level, he coached varsity basketball, track and field, and cross country, with each team earning group or individual success.

 


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Figadelfo Mendieta-Jara
Varsity Girls Soccer

Figadelfo Mendieta-Jara (Coach Delfo) brings years of coaching and playing experience. He returns to St. Patrick's for his third season.  Coach Delfo led the Girls junior varsity "A" team to a 9-0 record and a CAC title in 2013. In 2014, Coach Delfo led the Girls varsity team to a 10-0 record and a CAC title.  He has coached various local community and private school teams, including youth D.C. United where he is their longest serving coach. As a player in his native Peru he played both on the collegiate and professional levels. During college, Coach Delfo played forward at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) in Lima Peru . As a forward for the professional team of Atletico Chalaco he earned the award of Individual Top Scorer from the Peru Federation.

 

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Diego Federico

Boys JV "A" Soccer

Coach Diego Federico returns for his second season at St. Patrick's.  Diego is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and has played professional soccer in the second division of his country. As a soccer coach, he has more than 12 years of experience. Coach Federico graduated as a Professional Soccer Coach in Peru and holds a FPF - FIFA/CONMEBOL "B" coaching license. He has coached various age groups in Lima, Peru at the Alianza Lima Academy, and in the United States, he was an assistant coach for the Real Maryland Monarchs in its first United Soccer League season. Currently Coach Federico is coaching at Knights FC U14 - National Capital Soccer League Division 4 and Knights FC U19 - National Capital Soccer League Division 2.  

 Ian Winstanley 

Boys JV "B" Soccer

 

Ian Winstanley has been associated with St. Patrick’s for over nine years in various administrative and educational capacities and was the coach of the Junior Varsity Boys soccer team for the 2008-2011 seasons.  He is an eleven-year veteran of the Board of Great Falls Soccer Club (VA), where he has coached both boys and girls recreational and travel teams from ages 7 through 16. Ian has been a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified referee since 2004 and officiates games in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), Old Dominion Soccer League ( ODSL), and Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) league programs, regional travel tournaments, at the college level and in local adult leagues in Northern Virginia. In 2007, he joined the list of game officials certified by The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and regularly takes charge of High School games in our area within the Independent Soccer League (ISL). A native of the British Isles, Ian played soccer during his school years and at the collegiate-level for The University of St. Andrews, as well as in various adult leagues across Scotland. His initial coaching experience was gained at a private preparatory school in Oxfordshire, England.

 

Joffre Acre

Girls JV "A" Soccer

 

Coach Joffre Acre returns for his second season at St. Patrick's.  Coach Acre is a native of Quito, Ecuador. Coach Acre has played soccer his entire life and at the highest level, playing professional soccer for two years in Ecuador. Coach Acre has coached from U8 to U15 teams in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland. He holds a United States Soccer Federation license to coach. Coach Acre is a creative and supportive coach and always work to motivate his students and ensure their well being on and off the pitch.

 

Leda Kennedy
Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse

A recent graduate of Hollis Brookline High School in souther New Hampshire, and a current student at American University, Leda Kennedy is a four year Varsity Lacrosse player and the recipient of First and Second Team All-State in 2011 and 2012. She also received the Dedicated Athlete Award given by the Marine Corps in 2012 for her participation in athletics and her community. She was a lacrosse coach for the program entitled "Sticks and Stones" and a certified umpire for Girls Youth Lacrosse for four years in the State of New Hampshire.