Denis Nuñez joined the Queen City FC Coaching Staff in 2017. He is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, and has been at the helm since the fall of 2018.
Prior to becoming the Head Varsity Coach at Rice, Nuñez was the first assistant at Northern Vermont University Johnson with the Men's Soccer Program in 2017. During that season, the team increased the win total by 5 from the previous year which was a top 15 turnaround in all of NCAA Division III.
Nuñez is a former Division III NCAA soccer athlete at Lyndon State College and has worked primarily with U6 through U24 athletes through a variety of club and and collegiate coaching over the past 10 years. He worked at Lyndon State College as an intern Women's Assistant Coach and as a Varsity Room Strength and Conditioning intern at UVM. Coach Nuñez also won the 2017 VSA Coach of the Year award after being nominated for excellent performance in youth soccer.
Nuñez is also the founder of Grind Soccer Academy which is a local organization that provides private coaching, camps, and other programs to players in the off-season.
Nuñez earned a B.S. in Exercise Movement and Physiological Science in 2013 from The University of Vermont, where he continues to work in the study of Breast Cancer Research. He has also served as a Combat Medic/Healthcare Specialist in the Vermont Army NG for 10 years.
Nuñez holds a USSF National "E" Coaching License and Emergency Medical Technician Licenses.