overall that could help the Dragons down the road.
“I like what I see in the youth programs,” he said.
“They’re doing the right things. They are bringing in quality coaches, the instruction is good and it has improved as the years have gone by. Hopefully we’ll see the benefits of that in the future with
Middletown High soccer.”
Middletown’s first practice arrives the week of Aug. 20. The Blue Dragons will scrimmage against Portland and Lyman Memorial before opening the regular season
Sept. 6 at Maloney.
“I’m happy to have the opportunity to be back,” Emanuele said. “Everything sort of aligned for me. I missed coaching soccer at the high school level.”