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Mariners add new assistant coach

April 13, 2004 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Remi Roy, a native of New Brunswick, Canada has joined the Mariners’ staff as assistant coach. Roy replaces last year’s assistant Mark Simpson who left in the off-season to join the staff of D.C. United.

Roy comes from the A-LeagueÂ’s Syracuse Salty Dogs where he served as goalkeeping player/coach. In addition he has played for the PDLÂ’s Spokane, Jackson, and Des Moines teams. He spent time in training with the MLS Columbus Crew and has been involved with the CrewÂ’s goalkeeping camps.

A graduate of the University of Mobile, Roy garnered All-American honors in 1999, playing for the squad that lost in the NAIA National Championship. He majored in Science and Physical Education. He holds a USSF “D”, a Level I and Level II goalkeeping licenses.

“It is a great for the Mariners to have Remi, an assistant with extensive goalkeeping experience,” said head coach Shawn McDonald. Along with head coach McDonald, Remi joins Mariners’ long-time assistant Leroi Wilson to make up the 2004 coaching staff.

The Mariners open their 2004 A-League campaign on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. against the Richmond Kickers at University of Richmond Stadium. On Saturday, May 1, the team opens at home against the Kickers at the Sportsplex at 7:30 p.m. Both matches count towards Open Cup qualifying.

For more information about the 2004 Virginia Beach Mariners, please call 430-9800.

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