Chartier to be Inducted into New England Soccer Hall of Fame

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown women's soccer assistant coach, Denis Chartier, has been named one of seven inductees into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame, announced today. The NESHOF will honor its inductees at its 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony on November 1, 2009 at the Riviera Inn in East Providence, RI. The ceremony will commence at noon. With Chartier's coming induction, all three members of the Brown women's soccer coaching staff will be in the New England Soccer Hall of Fame, as head coach Phil Pincince was inducted in 1996 and assistant coach Luis Faria was inducted in 2006.

Joining Chartier in the 2009 Class are: former New York Cosmos player Carlos Carlos, Franklin Youth Soccer coach and referee Richard Frongillo, current Boston College men's soccer head coach Ed Kelly, current ESPN soccer commentator Janusz Michallik, former U.S. Soccer Federation secretary Hank Steinbrecher, and former Rhode Island Oceaneers attacking midfielder Michael Stricklin.

Chartier has spent 13 combined years (1989-01, 2008-present) as the women's soccer assistant coach. Under his tutelage, the Bears claimed four Ivy League Championships. In between stints, Chartier took the head coaching responsibilities at Rhode Island College, where he guided the Anchorwomen to their first-ever ECAC Women's Soccer Tournament in 2006, after posting a school-record 14 wins. Included in the 14-win season were nine consecutive victories spanning from September 9 to October 4, the program's longest winning streak. The Anchorwomen also shattered the program record for single-season goals (51), assists (47), and points (149).

Recognized as an outstanding teacher, he was the head coach of the RI-USA Strikers from 2001-2003 and an assistant coach with the Rhode Island United U-12 team in 1995. He has served as the director and coach with the DMC Soccer Clinics from 1991-1998 and was the director of coaching and referees for the Burrillville-Glocester Youth Soccer Association from 1983-2001.

A classmate of Pincince at Woonsocket High School where they were both captains, Chartier served four years with the United States Air Force in Rhein Mein, Germany following his graduation from high school. While in Germany, he played for the European All-Star team (1975-1977).

Chartier, who holds a USSF "B" coaching license, earned a bachelor's degree in management from Johnson & Wales in 1984.

He and his wife, Denise, have two sons, Joseph and Matthew and two grandchildren, and reside in Oakland, Rhode Island.