Beachside’s Pete Doneit is CJSA’s “Coach of the Year”; U13 boys receive CJSA Special Achievement Award

At Connecticut Junior Soccer Association’s club Presidents’ Dinner on January 29, longtime Beachside team coach and Goalkeeper Instructor Pete Doneit was named “Coach of Year.” In presenting the award CJSA Coaching Director Austin Daniels cited Pete’s outstanding work as a “teacher, mentor and role-model.”

Coach Doneit has led three Beachside times to five Ct. state championships in total, and his teams won the “Fair Play” award at the USYS Region 1 Finals 2007 and 2008.

He is also the coaching director and GK instructor for the Old Greenwich/Riverside Soccer program.

The U13 boys were honored with CJSA Special Achievement for tier hard work as U12s last user which culminated in their winning the Region 1 championship in July 2009. In presenting the award to the boys and their coach Gabriel Stan, Daniels described the team as a group of “fine young men would played the game with skill and style.”