USA Ultimate Names Assistant Coaches For 2021 U24 National Teams

Two new coaches join the US national team set up.

U24 Mixed National Team coach Lauren Boyle. Photo: Ken Forman -- UltiPhotos.com
U24 Mixed National Team coach Lauren Boyle. Photo: Ken Forman — UltiPhotos.com

USA Ultimate today announced the slate of assistant coaches and selection assistants for the three national teams that will represent the country at the 2021 WFDF World U24 Ultimate Championships.

For the men’s team, Darryl Stanley returns for his second stint as head coach Bob Krier’s assistant while Hector Valdivia is back with the U24 team for the first time since serving as head coach in 2013. Former D-I college Coach of the Year David Allison will serve as the team’s selection assistant.

In mixed, head coach Patrick Sherlock will be joined by Lauren Boyle, back for her third cycle with the mixed team, and Hannah Baranes, a first-time national team coach who has recently coached the Amherst Regional High School girls’ varsity, Harvard women’s, and UMass Amherst mixed squads. Isaiah Bryant, a long-time coach and team leader in New York, is the selection assistant for the mixed team.

Women’s head coach Nancy Sun will be flanked once again by Alex Snyder, who has previously been both an assistant and head coach for this team. Carleton head coach Courtney Kiesow will make her national team coaching bow as the other women’s assistant with Anraya Palmer set to operate as the selection assistant.

The dates and location of the 2021 World U24 Ultimate Championships have not yet been announced.

  1. Steve Sullivan
    Steve Sullivan

    Steve Sullivan is the Executive Editor of Ultiworld. He began playing in 2001 at Boston University, helped found and then played 14 seasons with Slow White, and most recently competed with San Francisco Blackbird. He has volunteered as a college Sectional Coordinator, a club Regional Coordinator, served three terms as a player-elected representative for the Mixed division on USAU's Club Working Group, and is currently an At-Large rep on the USAU Board of Directors. He has previously written for the USAU magazine and The Huddle, and was editor of the book "Ultimate: The First Five Decades, Vol II." You can reach him by email (steve@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@sjsully21).

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