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Woodland boys soccer manager Nick Oliveira didn't miss a game or practice during his four years with Tony Moutinho's Hawks. STEVEN MONTAMBAULT

Woodland manager fits right in

BEACON FALLS — Nick Oliveira shouted both encouraging and not-so-uplifting messages toward his teammates on the soccer practice field before Woodland’s Class M second-round tournament game last Monday.

The Woodland senior is the manager of the boys soccer team. And he’s only the manager because he can’t play the sport he loves.

Oliveira has cerebral palsy, which requires him to either walk with crutches or use his electric wheelchair. But his physical limitations haven’t kept him from being as much a part of the team as anyone else.

Woodland senior Matt Moutinho, left, notched five goals and had eight assists this season for the Hawks as his father, head coach Tony Moutinho, guided Woodland to the program’s first Naugatuck Valley League championship and an undefeated regular season. RA ARCHIVE
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A family affair on the pitch

BEACON FALLS — Tony Moutinho led the Woodland boys soccer team to an undefeated regular season record, a second division title in a row, the program’s first Naugatuck Valley League championship, and the top seed in the Class M state tournament this fall.

Moutinho employs a unique coaching style. He’s humorous but serious. He barks at his players while still letting them take care of business on the field.

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Coach’s Corner: Tony Moutinho

The Woodland boys soccer program began in the fall of 2001 as a junior varsity squad with Tony Moutinho serving as the assistant coach. In 2002, Moutinho took over the…