Sports briefs — Sept. 11, 2018


Basketball officials classes start Monday

UTICA — The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will conduct classes for interested boys basketball officials beginning next Monday.

Classes will continue on Monday, Sept. 24; Monday, Oct. 1; Tuesday, Oct. 9; Monday, Oct. 15; Tuesday, Oct. 23; and Monday, Oct. 29; with the final exam scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5. All classes will be 7-9 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, Burrstone Road.

The classes will be presented by Utica Board rules interpreter and trainer Lee Pavlot, who can be reached at phone at 315-729-7960 or e-mail at

Utica City FC signs goalkeeper

UTICA — Utica City FC has signed goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin for the 2018-19 season. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

The 25-year old netminder played in all 22 games with the Syracuse Silver Knights last season, compiling a record of 13-3-4, a 5.63 goals-against average and .691 save percentage.

The 6-foot, 175-pound keeper played for both Syracuse University and Canisius College. He finished his collegiate career with seven school records including single-season records for shutouts (8), goals-against average (0.85) and wins (9).

Coughlin enters his fourth season in the MASL and was voted to the MASL All-Rookie First Team in the 2015-16.

Coughlin is the goalkeepers coach for SU, and he trains regularly in the offseason with Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono.


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