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Head Coach: Joe Martinez

Joseph Martinez graduated from Amherst College in 2008 with a double major in economics and English, and was also a four-year letter winner in soccer for the Lord Jeffs.  After college, he worked at a hedge fund in New York City, trading equity derivatives, and international equities for almost four years before deciding to pursue education.  

In 2012, Joseph’s former soccer coach contacted him about a fellowship opportunity at Smith College with a nonprofit organization called Project Coach.  Project Coach is an after-school sports and literacy program in Springfield, Massachusetts, that works closely with at-risk high school students to hone developmental assets necessary to succeed in life.  Joseph spearheaded the college planning and data analysis efforts for the organization while pursuing a M.A.T at Smith College. 

At Avon, Joseph teaches English II and economics, and looks forward to coaching soccer, basketball, and track.

Assistant Coach: Brian Cugell   Email |  profile

Brian grew up in Madison, Connecticut and attended Daniel Hand High School. Graduating in 2000, Brian matriculated to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, earning a BA in English and Spanish in 2004. Brian is a graduate of Wesleyan University’s Master of Arts and Liberal Studies program (History) in 2009.

Appointed to AOF in 2004, Brian currently teaches in the history department (AP US, US History). Athletically, he works with the varsity soccer team in the fall and has also helped with various levels of the basketball and tennis programs in the winter and spring, respectively. Brian runs Brown House Dormitory, where he lives with his wife, Morgan, Associate Director of Communications and Editor of The Avonian. Brian and Morgan have two daughters, Emma and Maren.

Assistant Coach: Keith Lee   Email |  profile

Keith was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Western Reserve Academy. During his high school career, Keith was on the varsity lacrosse team for four years and the varsity soccer team for three years. He was a captain in both sports his senior year as well as a all conference player in both sports. He was also a member of many of clubs including student council and the green key society, and was president of the fly fishing club.  

Keith continued his studies at Robert Morris University where he earned his degree in mathematics. In addition to his studies, Keith played Division 1 lacrosse for four years, as well as coached a local lacrosse team. Keith earned all-rookie team honors during his first year at Robert Morris in the CAA Conference before they became independent.  

Keith is in his fifth year at school and has served in various positions.  He currently works in the Mathematics Department and serves as an academic advisor for multiple students at school.  He has taught all different levels in math. Keith has taught geometry, algebra 2, algebra 2 honors, advanced math, and pre-calc. Currently he is teaching pre-calc and algebra 2 honors.  In his time here he has helped coach basketball and currently helps with the Soccer, Conditioning, and Lacrosse team here at school.  

In the summer, Keith coaches for different local lacrosse teams and also serves as one of Avon’s summer online class teachers. He teaches geometry and taught the math SAT prep course.  When he is not teaching or coaching he would be found at lacrosse showcases or on the water fishing.  

Keith was married this June to his wife Alexis.  They were married in the school's chapel.  They currently reside in Duplex 1D with their chocolate lab Kyah.  

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