Our USS Certified coaches have completed rigorous training in coaching theory and technical practice,. In addition, they have passed a background check, and are certified in first aid/CPR, concussion awareness, and Safe Sport.
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Dan (Sarge) Greene, 2019 Team US Volunteer Coach of the Year is a Level 2 US Speed Skating Certified coach and a 4 time National Champion. He brings experience in coaching multiple sports and ages. He has coached high-school Rugby and is currently coaching his son’s youth baseball and football teams.
He demonstrates an unbreakable commitment and passion for speed skating and strives to move himself, skaters, and the club to the next level. He has been speed skating since he was 11 years old (1975). Through hard work and dedication, he won his first medal 4 years later. In 1988, he finished 13th at Short Track Olympic Trials and 8th at Long Track Nationals in the Senior ‘A’ division. Greene joined the Marine Corps and retired from speed skating, only to return to his beloved sport in 2007. However, due to his time in the service, he is 60-percent disabled and was told by the Veteran Affairs to stop skating in 2014. Regardless of these warnings, Greene went on in 2017 to be the US National Champion in Short Track (ages 50-59) while his son Conor watched and cheered him on with all his heart. In 2019, Greene became a two-time National Champion in one year, taking 1st in his age class for both Long and Short Track National Championships. Full Bio: Dan (Sarge) Greene- Post-National’s Win Interview. 2019 USOPC Volunteer Coach of the Year – Daniel Greene. Coach Sarge: US Speed Skating L2 Coaching Certification
Conor Greene, Dan’s son, is a Fundamentals Level US Speed Skating Certified coach and has been skating since he was 3 years old. He assists in creating and implementing practice drills and workouts, as well as helps with new skater skill development, and skater encouragement.
Mary Murphy is a Level 2 US Speed Skating Certified Coach and has been ice-skating since she was 13 year old. After a career as an ice-hockey goalie and a short trial at roller derby, she transitioned to speedskating in April 2018. She brings experience in youth development, mentoring, and coaching from her 8+ years as a sleep-away summer camp professional and YMCA youth programming.
Jack, our newest coach on staff, is Level 1 US Speed Skating Certified coach and is training to make TEAM USA. He works with both new and experienced skaters to build strength and skills.
Marty, a returning MSSC alumni, is working toward his Level 1 Coaching certification. He works with our our novice youth skaters