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Lowell’s Ford-Hunt joins Rough Diamonds as Director of Football

Along with a new coach, the Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds will have a new Director of Football in 2020.

Rough Diamonds owner Andrea Gauntlett told BayStateSoccerSentinel.com that Lowell native Dan Ford-Hunt, formerly the goalkeeper coach at a number of intercollegiate institutions around New England, has taken on the new title ahead of the NPSL season.

“All in all,” Gauntlett said, “Dan has been instrumental in the development of collegiate goalkeepers and looks to continue that at the NPSL level building a comprehensive roster out of local and regional collegiate talent while mixing in experienced former professionals to help guide this young squad.”

Ford-Hunt has nearly two decades of coaching experience at all levels, with most of the last decade spent at various programs at the intercollegiate level. He has had stints at Chestnut Hill’s Pine Manor College as both first assistant and goalkeeper coach, as well as spending time at Tufts University in Medford and Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.

He is also on staff at Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program, where he has coached goalkeepers who have played at all divisions of college soccer.

In addition, he was a goalkeeping coach with the original Greater Lowell United FC when the team entered the NPSL.

Greater Lowell hired Webster native Jacob Simonis as its new coach last week.

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