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Jeremy Dutra Named Marianapolis Boys’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach and Chad Halt Named Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach

Jeremy Dutra Named Marianapolis Boys’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach and Chad Halt Named Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
Marianapolis is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Dutra as the new Head Coach of Boys’ Varsity Soccer and Chad Halt as the new Head Coach of Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse. 
 
Please join us in extending a warm Marianapolis welcome as we learn more about their stories! 
 
Jeremy Dutra

Dutra grew up in South Florida and began playing soccer for the Hollywood Wildcats at age 6. He cites his Portuguese and Cape Verde heritage as a driver for his love of soccer. 

He later moved to Rhode Island, where he attended St. Raphael Academy and played Varsity as a freshman while also playing for Barrington and Pawtucket town teams, along with Premier Clubs ODP RI and BlackWatch.

Due to injuries, Dutra transitioned into coaching at 17 years old and got his start by volunteering at NEFC. He then began coaching at RI RUSH and joined the New England Revolution Staff from 2017 - 2023. During that period, he was also an assistant at RWU & Cranston High School West, then became the Smithfield High School Head Coach in 2023, where he made the playoffs his first year.

When asked about his coaching style, Dutra said, “I am a very attacking-minded coach, pushing numbers forward with intelligent, confident, well-timed runs in behind. Mainly because it is a game and players deserve to have fun, and what’s more fun than attacking and getting chances.”

Dutra went on to share that the core values of his team are honesty, consistency, and bravery. In addition to instilling these values, he shared that his goals for his first season with Marianapolis are “to make the playoffs, play good soccer, and more importantly, to improve every player not only as a soccer player but as a person.” 

Outside of soccer, Dutra is a fan of comics and usually spends most of his time watching superhero movies/shows or building Lego sets with his son.

Dutra will be going into his 13th year of coaching soccer in his first campaign with the Golden Knights.

Chad Halt

Halt is originally from Orchard Park, NY, where he began playing lacrosse at a very young age. After some time away from lacrosse, he began his coaching career in 2008 in Charlotte, NC and never looked back. Halt played a pivotal role in creating a youth program in Fort Mill, South Carolina, which has become a feeder to some of the upstate’s best high school programs.

After helping with local youth programs in southern Rhode Island, Halt coached in 2022 for North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island, where the team won the D2 State Championship. In 2023, he attended an MPrep practice to assist the team; it was exactly where he was supposed to be.

“The great group of young men that I had the privilege of helping coach last year taught me exactly why I love this game so much,” said Halt. “The selflessness and mentality that they had and continue to have to this day is what builds a phenomenal program and made me want to come back and coach for the 2024 season.”

Halt will look to continue to build upon the strong culture and foundation from the previous year. When asked about his coaching style, he said, “I don’t manage my players; I manage the situations. It is easier to get a team to buy into the philosophy when you do not micromanage every move they make. The next-man-up mentality will always be fundamental. We build each other up and work together to achieve our goals.”

Halt says the core values of the team are to “stay humble and hungry.” He will continue to instill that “hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard,” so that the team treats and views their opponents with respect during and leading up to their games.