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Head coach: Frank Butcher (first season)

Butcher was an assistant coach at the University at Buffalo for two seasons after four years playing for the Bulls. The North Tonawanda High School product was the second-leading scorer at UB in two of his four seasons, and was Academic All-Conference.

Currently the head coach at Grand Island High School, Butcher is the two-time defending WNY Coach of the Year. His Vikings are 28-0 in league play over the past two seasons, New York State finalists in 2016 and state semifinalists in 2015. Overall, he boasts a 96-34-3 record as the boss at Grand Island.

Frank has been happily married for 12 years to the Honorable Kara A. Buscaglia, Amherst Town Justice. Together they have four children, Andrew (9), twin daughters Kathryn and Elizabeth (6), and August (2). 

Assistant coaches: Casey Derkacz and John Grabowski

Derkacz was recently promoted to associate head coach of the University at Buffalo women’s soccer program under head coach Shawn Burke. Derkacz was previously an assistant at Slippery Rock and Penn State-Behrend, where he made NCAA Tournament appearances with both programs.

He played in nine matches for FCB during its playoff run of 2012, after a standout career spent between Penn State and the University at Buffalo. Derkacz was an Academic All-Conference player at both schools.

Grabowski’s 23 appearances for FC Buffalo rank him seventh all-time, as the midfielder played with the club from its inception in 2010 through the 2013 season.

He is now the head coach of Erie Community College after spending several seasons as an assistant coach at Fredonia.

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COACHING HISTORY:
2013-16: Brendan Murphy, assisted by Bob Roach
2011-12: Dan Krzyzanowicz
2010: Jim Hesch

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