Sanchez returns to D-III at Hunter
John Sanchez will be the sixth head men's soccer coach at Hunter. Sanchez has 22 years of previous coaching experience and began working at Hunter in October 2008 as the scheduling coordinator. Sanchez will replace Brooks Paskett who served as head soccer coach for the 2012 season.
The Hawks were 2-14-2 under Paskett.
Joining the Hawks' soccer coaching staff along with Sanchez are
assistant coaches Florent Sodji and Lukasz Sowinski. Sodji served
as an assistant soccer coach in 2012 at ASA College in the NJCAA
while also coaching the NY Dragons Soccer Club (amateur) beginning
in 2010. Sowinski was a four year student-athlete on the Hawks'
soccer team that captured CUNYAC championships and reached the NCAA
Tournament in 2008 and in 2010.
Sanchez began his coaching career at King's (N.Y.) in 1990. At King's, Sanchez initiated and directed the institution's first women's soccer program and guided his team to the conference playoffs in 1990 and 1992. After two years at his alma mater, Sanchez went on to become the head women's soccer coach at Manhattanville from 1993 to 1997. He won 30 games in three seasons, increasing the program's competitive level.
In 1997, he served as head women's soccer coach at Division I Manhattan. Sanchez led the Jaspers to the MAAC semifinals in 1998 and 2001, had 35 All-Academic Conference Team members, and 20 All-MAAC players. In 1998, he coached the MAAC Rookie of the Year while having a player named to the Soccer Buzz Regional Soccer Team. From 1998 to 2004 his players received NSCAA All-Academic Awards and in 2000 the Jaspers were named to the NCAA Verizon Academic All-American Second Team.
Sanchez currently holds licenses as a USSF- A License and NSCAA-Advance National License soccer coach. A native of South Korea, Sanchez now resides in Tuckahoe, NY.