Aug. 27, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Denis Chartier, who spent 13 seasons on the Brown women's soccer coaching staff, has returned for his second stint as an assistant coach for the Bears in an announcement made by head coach Phil Pincince.
Chartier returns to Brown following two seasons as the head coach at Rhode Island College. While at the helm, Chartier led the Anchorwomen to a berth in the ECAC New England Division III Women's Soccer Tournament for the first time in the program's 11-year history, after posting a school-record 14-wins. Included in the 14-win season were nine consecutive victories spanning from September 9 to October 4, the program's longest winning streak. The Anchorwomen also shattered the program record for single-season goals (51), assists (47), and points (149).
During his first stint at Brown, from 1989-2001, Chartier was a part of four Ivy League Championships. Recognized as an outstanding teacher, he was the head coach of the RI-USA Strikers from 2001-2003 and an assistant coach with the Rhode Island United U-12 team in 1995. He has served as the director and coach with the DMC Soccer Clinics from 1991-1998 and was the director of coaching and referees for the Burrillville-Glocester Youth Soccer Association from 1983-2001.
A classmate of Pincince at Woonsocket High School where they were both captains, Chartier served four years with the United States Air Force in Rhein Mein, Germany following his graduation from high school. While in Germany, he played for the European All-Star team (1975-1977).
Chartier, who holds a USSF "B" coaching license, earned a bachelor's degree in management from Johnson & Wales in 1984.
He and his wife, Denise, have two sons, Joseph and Matthew and two grandchildren, and reside in Oakland, Rhode Island.