Begins June 15th, 2020

The Granite State Games’ Team

The Granite State Games team has exceptional depth of experience in coaching, curriculum development, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing and special events. Our diversity allows us to think outside the box … our attention to detail allows us to fulfill our mission: promote personal development, education, physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship to New Hampshire citizens of all ages and abilities.

We go the extra mile with one goal in mind – helping NH’s student athletes achieve their full potential both on the field and off.

Patrick Mulcahy, Chief Executive Director and Founder
patrick@granitestategames.org
Born in New York and former Empire State Games participant, Patrick was a full scholarship soccer player at the University of Rhode Island graduating in 4 years with a degree in Communications and English, then moved on to take his game to the professional ranks. As current President and CEO of In The Net Sports Academy and Futsal New York, Patrick brings the rare combination of experience to the Granite State Games on what it takes to be successful both on the field and off.

Patrick currently resides in Merrimack, NH.

Tom Labonville, President
Born in New Hampshire, Tom exemplifies a true entrepreneur as he currently owns and runs 2 successful businesses, both involving youth athletics. A former stand-out soccer player and graduate at Saint Anselm College, Tom brings an un-parallel amount of experience to the Granite State Games both on the field and off.

Tom currently resides in Windham, NH with his wife and 2 kids.

Amy Dichard, Business
Amy is a former southern NH softball standout that is now currently heavily involved with the local youth sports community  – in particular soccer, basketball and softball.

Amy resides in Merrimack, NH with her 3 daughters.

Michelle Demirjian, Treasurer
volunteer@granitestategames.org
Born and raised in Illinois, Michelle has extensive business experience in the finance and property management fields. She is the co-owner of Innovision Realty Group, a Property Management Company in Manchester as well as the Chief Financial Advisor of New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors. She has been active with the Auburn Baseball and Softball League as both a member of their Board of Directors and Director of Softball Development. Over the past eight years, she has coached several youth softball and basketball teams.

Michelle lives in Auburn, NH with her husband, Jerry and daughter, Allison.

Wendy Sage-Matsis, Marketing
fundraising@granitestategames.org
A native of Illinois, Wendy has been involved in sports as a player and now as a parent, volunteer, coach and fan. As a marketing and fundraising director, she has over 13 years of experience in leading campaigns and events for both for-profit and non-profit businesses.

She currently resides in Milford, NH with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 step-daughters.

Kerry Finnigan, Secretary
Kerry is a graduate of UNH and is an avid sports fan. Coach Finnigan is the former assistant softball coach at St. Anselm College and current NHTI head softball coach. He has an extensive background working with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including his full time position working as a youth counselor at the Sununu Youth Services Center. With over 20 years of softball and basketball coaching experience at all grade levels, Kerry adds to the tradition of excellence that GSG stands for.

DIRECTORS

Rob Grabill, Soccer
soccer@granitestategames.org
Rob Grabill has been involved in soccer coaching in New Hampshire for 40 years.  He began a four-year stint at The Derryfield School in 1975, and then moved up the street to New Hampshire College (now known as Southern NH University) as Head Coach of Soccer and Hockey for nine years. He built a program that earned the Penmen their first two NCAA tournament bids. Moving to the Upper Valley In 1989, he began a 13-year association with Dartmouth College as an assistant coach, also joining the Lightning Soccer Club as a staff coach. Most recently, Rob has been Head Coach of boys’ soccer at Hanover High School for the last 10 years, and in that time has won 6 NHIAA Championships and 8 NHIAA Sportsmanship Awards. Rob works as a minister for the UCC at Dartmouth College.

Rob resides in Hanover, NH with his beautiful wife Debra for 36 years and has two adult children.

Eric Matte, Basketball
basketball@granitestategames.org

Former Keene High School Boy’s Varsity Coach

Kay Mulcahy, Tennis
tennis@granitestategames.org
Kay has been involved in participating, coaching and organizing sports in NH for over 30 years. She played high school sports at Nashua High School, was the student coach for Providence College’s swim team from 1990-1993. She then began coaching JV soccer and varsity tennis at Bishop Guertin. She coached the Bishop Guertin tennis team for ten years, the last four years, the team was division 1 state champs and undefeated. She also coached soccer and basketball at Londonderry Middle School, the Nashua Prospectors Swim Team and many local recreation teams in the Manchester area.

Kay resides in Manchester NH with her husband Mark and children, Jack, Mary, Brendan and Katie.

Patrick Mulcahy, Golf
golf@granitestategames.org

Melissa Miner, Volleyball
volleyball@granitestategames.org
Melissa has been coaching volleyball since 1999. She has coached a variety of age groups and ability levels:  High School-JV (Hollis/Brookline 5yrs), High School-Varsity (Hillsboro/Deering 7yrs, Belmont 3yrs), USA Volleyball junior olympic girls club (15yrs)(ages: 14, 15, 16) Unified Volleyball (Pembroke Academy-3 years). She is also a Gold Medal Squared certified coach.

Melissa currently resides in Epsom, NH.

Nichole Treadway, Field Hockey
fieldhockey@granitestategames.org

NHFHCA President
Londonderry HS Varsity Field Hockey Coach
GSE Field Hockey Program Director

 

Leah Maciejewski, Softball
softball@granitestategames.org

Bishop Guertin High School Varsity Head Coach

Siobhan Droney, Archery
archery@granitestategames.org

Siobhan’s archery journey began seven years ago through the Concord park and rec dept at the young age of 40-something.  Flinging arrows became a passion that blossomed into a love of everything archery: coaching, competing, tuning equipment, organizing tournaments, judging, etc.  If she isn’t inventing archery games or encouraging archers to shoot better and stronger, Siobhan is focusing on building a fantastic Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program at the Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett.  The JOAD program focuses on building confidence in our youth by encouraging them through individual milestones at their own pace.  The individual component is what makes archery unique.  Archers can focus on shooting for recreation or competition, and either way, they still get the benefits of building focus and endurance while shaping friendships with other archers.  Competitions have taken Siobhan all over New England as well as Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, but she’s not going to stop there!  Shoot straight, and we’ll see you on the range.

Steve Holland, Baseball
baseball@granitestategames.org

Steve Holland is the Managing Director and Owner of The Summit Athletic Center in Marlborough, NH.  The Summit Athletic Center opened in January 2015 and is home to the Granite State’s only Parisi Speed School.  Steve grew up in Lansing, Michigan where he was a three-sport standout, leading his High School to its first Baseball State Championship ever and setting a single season record with 125 strikeouts as a pitcher, a record that still stands over 30 years later.  Steve was also a four-year baseball letter winner and standout at Princeton University and played football during his Freshman year.  He was on the University’s first Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League conference champion in 32 years and twice received the Edward J. Donovan Baseball Award given annually to the team’s top pitcher statistically in wins, earned run average, and strikeouts.

Steve is heavily involved in the Cal Ripken League and with the Junior Swamp Bats, their local program that competes in the New England Elite Baseball League.  The highlight of his involvement with youth baseball was working with the pitchers and his son on their way to winning the 2014 Cal Ripken 11U NH State Championship.

ADVISORS

Tom Raffio, CEO – Northeast Delta Dental
Jason Novak, CEO – Nashua Sports Academy