Director of Athletics
This is Seamus Brophy's twelfth year of teaching and his seventh 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 arts in teaching from Manhattanville College and spent five years teaching at Rye Country Day School before coming to St. Patrick's.
Assistant Director of Athletics
Damien Williams is entering his third 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.
Varsity Girls Soccer
Figadelfo Mendieta-Jara (Coach Delfo) brings years of coaching and playing experience. He returns to St. Patrick's for his fourth 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
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
. As a forward for the professional team of Atletico Chalaco he earned the award of Individual Top Scorer from the Peru Federation.
Varsity Boys Soccer
This is Jeremy Hewes' 9th year of coaching and his second year coaching at St. Patrick's. He was a state champion in soccer at Hilton head Christian academy In 2003, and played 2 seasons for Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) NCAA Div II, and was captain in 2005. He was awarded rookie of the year in 2004. He played one year at Hood College and received his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2008. He recently received his Masters of Arts from Washington Adventist University in counseling psychology. He spent 7 years coaching soccer and basketball at Frederick Adventist academy before coming to St. Patrick's
Boys JV "A" Soccer
Coach Odingas has played soccer all his life and is very passionate about the rich history and philosophy of the beautiful game. He spent three years playing at University of The District of Columbia. Coach Odingas won the best defender of the year three times while at UDC. He has proved his worth as a student of the game and now coaching others to harness their skills and understanding of the game. Coach Odingas was fortunate and honored as the interim coach at Jefferson Middle School while working with youths around the Metropolitan area under DC Scores Organization. He was invited to coach local kids around the DC area on the dynamics of playing soccer in the most positive and attractive way. He is known for mentoring, giving positive feed backs, empowering, leading, and strategically engineering a cohesive crop of players to aspire growth, friendships on and off the pitch, and last but not least, a champion at heart.
Ian Winstanley has been associated with St. Patrick’s for over ten 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.
Girls JV "A" Soccer
Coach Joffre Acre returns for his third 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.
Girls JV "B" Soccer
Coach Rasouli was born in Iran, is also a U.S. citizen and has been residing in the U.S. for over 40 years.
He holds an "E" license form USSF in coaching soccer.
Coach Rasouli played soccer in high school, college and club teams in Iran including Mashed and Tabriz Universities and Shahin Soccer Club Youth Division. In the U.S. Coach Rasouli played for Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 1976-78. He has
coached youth soccer teams in Montgomery County, Maryland in Open and Classic leagues for several years. He is also a USSF/USFF-certified soccer and futsal referee and referee assignor, having worked with many youth and adult leagues including schools in the Washington DC Metro Area for over 20 years.