Entering his 3rd year as Head Coach and 9th year with the program overall Ben Butler is excited about the direction of the program overall. Manual Football is committed to building a culture of excellence both on and off the field. With former T-Bolts currently playing at the Division I, Division II, Division III, and JUCO levels, the football skills and understanding that are taught at Manual ensure multiple pathways for those seeking to build toward a collegiate football career. More Importantly Manual football consistently posts one of the highest yearly team GPAs in the district. This commitment to the classroom is a key component of the T-Bolt program. With a strong foundation and consistency, the Manual football program looks to continue to climb to new heights and garner greater achievements.
Coach Kiersten Ellefsen has an immense passion for volleyball, stemming from numerous years spent playing across the country, as well as coaching for several years in the Cole community and at various clinics and camps in NY and MA. She played college volleyball at Tufts University (Medford, MA) for four years, during which her competitive team made multiple NCAA appearances, including one trip to the Elite 8. Coach “E,” as she is known by most players, serves as the Dean of Students at DSST: Cole Middle School, and therefore believes strongly in the commitment to academics first and foremost by volleyball student-athletes. She is truly excited about the opportunity for the Manual and Cole campuses to come together and forge a strong connection in order to build the best volleyball program possible!
Coach Kiersten Ellefsen