Coaches

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Justin Safdie – Head Coach

Justin began his ultimate career at Brown, where he helped Brownian Motion achieve their first Nationals appearance and a National Title in 2000, earning him the Callahan. Justin’s post-collegiate accolades include a National Championship and two World Championships with Boston’s DoG, second place on the first U.S. team at the World Games in Japan, and a National Championship with San Francisco’s Jam. He is currently the vice president of operations at the mobile software company Location Labs in Emeryville. His outstanding leadership on and off the field will surely help the Dogfish in their quest for the MLU title.

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Liz Penny – Assistant Coach

Liz Penny has been building championship ultimate teams since 1998. With roots in the “explosion period” of Carleton Women’s Ultimate, she has won six National Titles and two World Championships. A gritty, robust athlete, Liz is best known for her alert and explosive defense, fierce loyalty and keen sense of humor. As a coach, she brings a buoyant, can-do, polished energy that creates viral team buzz and a sense of mission.

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Matt Ruby – Assistant Coach

Matt “Rubes” Ruby started playing disc at the age of 18 and has been a proud member of the Bay Area ultimate community for more than 21 years. Rubes brings the knowledge he acquired as a handler for teams like Valhalla and Brass Monkey to the Dogfish for their third year and is “very proud and excited to be returning to the Dogfish staff in 2015.” As a coach, Rubes’ consistent focus on effort, dedication and teamwork is why he is such a valued member of the Dogfish family.

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Jim Moltzen – Trainer

Jim Moltzen is new to the Dogfish staff (and the sport of ultimate) for 2015. The 29-year-old team trainer grew up in New Jersey and went to college in Pennsylvania. Jim moved out to California in 2010 to begin his doctor of chiropractic graduate program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, and currently works in Oakland.