2008-09-11 / News

NKHS coaches optimistic about new season

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

The North Kingstown High School (NKHS) fall sports season is underway. Included in last week's Press, were introductions to the head coaches of football, girls' soccer, girls' cross country and girls' volleyball. The remaining four head coaches are profiled this week.

Islander Kyle Froberg is entering his third season as head coach of the boys' soccer team, which took home the state title last season. Kyle was the assistant coach for the previous three years under his brother Steve Froberg, who was head coach. Kyle Froberg also runs the North Kingstown High School Soccer Camp and he is the director of the Ocean State Soccer Camp. Given last season's success, Kyle says there are a lot of expectations with this year's team. "Every team will be at their best to knock us off," Kyle said. While a student at North Kingstown High School, Kyle was a key member of the soccer team, which won three state championships. He played goalkeeper his junior and senior years and was selected to the All-State team for two years. In his senior year, he was a captain of the soccer and basketball teams and he also played baseball for the Skippers. Kyle attended URI and is currently a personal trainer and the manager at Medifit-Corporate Fitness in Providence. Kyle lives in Jamestown with his wife Darlene and their two children, Jake and Lauren. On weekends, he can be found coaching the Jamestown Under-8 soccer league.

Julie Maguire is entering her 20th season as the head field hockey coach after winning the state title last season. Maguire has also coached the USFHA Future's Program, the USFHA Junior Olympics, the Cape Cod Classic (Field Hockey), the NKHS JV Volleyball team (1987- 1991), and in the early 1990s she coached the Davisville Middle School girls' basketball team.

Maguire (formerly Julie Leonard) grew up in North Kingstown and attended NKHS, where she played field hockey, basketball, volleyball and track and field. As an outstanding field hockey player, she was part of the team that won the state title in 1984 and was runner-up in 1985. She received her bachelor's degree in education from URI, where she attended on a field hockey scholarship.

Maguire is currently a physical education teacher at the high school and lives in Jamestown with her triplets, Madison, Jacob and Meghann. As a coach, Maguire said she tries to highlight the positive aspects of their games and focuses on "the glass is half full." She said, "Win or lose, run off the field knowing you put forth your best effort." Maguire's one bad habit, she says, is drinking too much coffee.

Paul Tetreault is entering his 26th year of coaching boys' cross country at the high school. He coached track at the high school for several years in the 1980s, and has extensive experience coaching athletes with disabilities, including those in the Special Olympics and the National Disability Sports Alliance. He was the team leader for the 1996 U.S. Paralympic Track team in Atlanta.

Tetreault is the support coordinator for the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the State of Rhode Island. He said that the biggest difference between coaching cross country and track is that ,"in track you are like a short order cook dealing with up to 18 events and with many different egos and personalities. In cross country, you deal with student-athletes who have similar work ethics, and a common bond of doing similar workouts. They tend to become much closer as a team due to these common bonds."

Tetreault is from Warwick and went to URI, where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education with an adapted PE emphasis. He ran cross country and track for the Rhody Rams.

Tetreault has three children including Amber, a special education teacher in Chariho; Ross, a sophomore in mechanical engineering at UMass-Amherst; and Chelsea, a freshman at the University of Vermont. He lives in North Kingstown with his wife Janice, a former NKHS cross country coach.

Jacques Faulise is returning to North Kingstown as the girls' tennis coach after moving to St. Louis for three years, then returning to coach the boys' team last spring.

Prior to his move, Faulise coached the boys' and girls' tennis teams for two years. Now that he is back in Rhode Island, Faulise is looking forward to picking up where he left off. Faulise loves the North facilities and speaks highly of his athletes and the athletic director, Keith Kenyon.

He attended Providence College and later was the tennis coach there where he racked up 160 Division I wins. He spent 18 winters working at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport and was an instructor at the Point Judith Country Club for 24 summers.

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