Meet the Coaches

Shane Flanagan

Director of Athletics, Physical Education Teacher,
Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach

flanagans@waldorfgarden.org

Shane graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s from Adelphi University and also earned a master’s from Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus. Over the years, he has coached and taught at Chickasha High School in Oklahoma, the Garden City Middle School, and the Stewart Avenue Elementary School. His academic awards and achievements include the Helen Sedelmeyer Award for Excellence in Student Teaching as well as membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Elison Kappa Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. He completed his intercollegiate soccer career with C.W. Post’s men’s soccer team – where he was named most valuable player (MVP) during the 2010 East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship. A certified New York State physical education teacher, Shane brings his wealth of knowledge and passion to the Waldorf’s after-school athletics program.


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Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

Marcus Boyd is the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Boys Basketball Team. After graduating from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2004, Marcus Boyd attended Southampton College where he played on the Men’s Basketball Team. He then transferred to the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University where he was an NCAA Division II athlete in basketball. Over the years, he has coached basketball and hosted a wide variety of basketball training sessions for all ages and skill levels. In July of 2011, Marcus was ranked 5th in the Long Island Lighting-Pursoo Team of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Division 2 Nationals. When he is not playing or coaching basketball, Marcus works in the corporate headquarters of Lifetime Brands, Inc. – North America’s leading resource for national branded kitchenware, tabletop, home décor and lifestyle products. He is also certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


James Hughes

Varsity Boys Baseball Head Coach

A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, James earned a bachelor’s in history and went on to earn a master’s in accounting from Long Island University. For 35 years, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Since retiring from the FBI, James has coached baseball – as well as football – at the high school level. He was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Mepham High School in Bellmore, New York and for nearly 20 years, James was also a little league baseball coach in Floral Park, New York. He is certified in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A certified New York State baseball and football coach, James looks forward to bringing his wealth of knowledge and passion to Waldorf’s Varsity Boys Baseball Team.


Ann Mulvehill

Admissions Director and Varsity Softball Coach

mulvehilla@waldorfgarden.org
(516) 742-3434   x302

Ms. Ann Mulvehill received her undergraduate degree in marketing from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and her master’s degree in special education from Hofstra University. In addition, she is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (in Training) and recently graduated from the Winkler Center’s Foundation Studies program. Ms. Mulvehill found her way to the Waldorf School in 2008 when her eldest child enrolled in the school. Prior to being a parent at Waldorf, her two children attended public school where she was heavily involved in volunteer work and service organizations. Prior to joining the School’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Ms. Mulvehill was an active parent volunteer of the Waldorf community – dedicated her time and energy to the School’s Annual Fund as well as other fundraising activities.


Mike Flood

Varsity Cross Country Coach

floodm@waldorfgarden.org
(516) 742-3434

Michael Flood holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education from Adelphi University.

Prior to joining the Waldorf School of Garden City, Mike taught physical education as a permanent substitute at the Greenvale School, and coached Middle School Baseball at the Dalton School. He was also the Director of Off-Court Activities at the Future Stars Tennis Camp. Michael is CPR certified and has also received a certificate from the Winning with Asthma Organization and the CDC’s Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports program.


Roberto Splendori

7th/8th Grade Boys Soccer Head Coach
Varsity Boys Soccer Assistant Coach

A passionate soccer player since he was a young boy in Rome, Roberto Splendori is an enthusiastic and positive role model and trainer for our Waldorf Soccer teams.

Still an active player himself as team captain of the Oceanside Team in the Long Island Soccer Football League, Roberto has a clear vision of the game and is highly skilled at directing and delegating players to the best position for each encounter with an opposing team.

Roberto continues to teach soccer during the ever popular lower grades after school soccer club where children and parents alike enjoy coach Roberto’s humorous yet discipline-infused style.

As a Waldorf parent of two “lifers” and a Foundation Studies graduate, Roberto appreciates and respects our school values and incorporates them into his own compassionate coaching philosophy.


Paul LeSueur

Former Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach

A longtime Garden City resident, Paul LeSueur has more than forty years of experience in teaching, coaching, and supervising numerous athletics and physical education programs around Long Island.

Between 2007 and 2013, Paul served as Waldorf’s Director of Athletics and is currently our Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach. He taught physical education classes and coached after-school athletics in soccer, basketball and softball. He led Waldorf’s Varsity Boys Soccer Team to three IPPSAL Championships (2008, 2010 and 2012) and, led an IPPSAL Championship in Varsity Boys Basketball in 2011. Even though he stepped down as Athletics Director, Paul continues to be an active member in the Waldorf community – often taking part in alumni soccer and basketball events as well as advising and mentoring Waldorf’s athletics program, and now coaching our basketball team. A proud grandfather,

Outside of Waldorf, Paul is a well-known and outstanding figure throughout the athletic community. In 1971, he was one of the first Americans to play for the New York Cosmos and was a member of the Cosmos first North American Soccer League (NASL) Championship team in 1972. After retiring from the Cosmos, he dedicated himself to his family and teaching the youth of Long Island his love and passion for the game of soccer. Along the way, Paul and his wife Liz raised their four children: Paul Jr., Sarah, and twins Peter and Bethany – all exceptional athletes in their own right.


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Kim Wyant

Former Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach

One of the original members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Kim Wyant was the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team and is a current parent of two Waldorf students.

Wyant came to Waldorf with a remarkable playing and coaching resume. As a player, she was the first goalkeeper in the history of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, appearing in the squad’s inaugural game in Italy in 1985. In all, Wyant played 16 games as the U.S. goalkeeper, recording the team’s first-ever win and shutout. In 2008, she received the Special Recognition Award from the National Soccer Hall of Fame for her contributions to the National Team.

On the professional level, Wyant played for the Long Island Lady Riders of the W-League for nine years, ending her career as the squad’s all-time leader in minutes played between the pipes (8,636) and second in games played (99). She helped lead the Lady Riders to W-League Championships in 1995 and 1997, as well as to a victory over the Brazilian Women’s National Team in 1999. Wyant won W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors in four consecutive seasons (1995-98), was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 Championship Series and was twice named an All-Star.

After retiring from the pitch, Wyant was named General Manger of the Lady Riders. Under her direction, the team twice received W-League Organization of the Year honors. During the 2002 season, Wyant served as Lady Riders’ Interim Head Coach, leading the team to the playoffs and an 11-1-1 overall record. In 2004, she was inducted into the United Soccer League’s Hall of Fame.

On the collegiate level, Wyant has had significant coaching experience. She was the Head Coach of the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer program from 1995-98, and the Head Coach of Dowling College from 2003-06. Most recently, Wyant was an assistant women’s soccer coach at New York University. There, she helped the team break numerous records.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Wyant had a stellar four-year career for the Knights. As a freshman, she was named the team’s Rookie of the Year and started at goalkeeper in the first-ever NCAA Women’s National Championship Game. Though UCF fell 2-0 to the University of North Carolina, Wyant was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. A First Team All-American as a senior, Wyant was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

A licensed U.S. soccer coach and holder of a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, Wyant is the creator and founder of Above-All Goalkeeping camps. In addition, she currently serves as the Head Coach of the New York Athletic Club’s women’s soccer team and the Director of Coaching for Long Island’s Brentwood Soccer Club.